AO: Zoo Crew

When: 10/02/2021


Number of Pax: 12

Pax Names: Amtrak, Chick, Denari, FIFO, GTL, Guido, Lemond, Rancid, RAT, Sand Man, Sumo,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Sumo

The BackBlast:

CONDITIONS: October 2 Perfect; Partly cloudy. Sun rose with us.

12 brave Pax descended into the gloom this morning at the Lincoln Park Zoo Administrative Building for my VQ.

Special Guest visit from @Slaughter who swung over for a pre-beatdown EC 5K this AM. Beautiful morning run on Chicago’s Lakefront path. Couldn’t stay for the beatdown. Maybe next time…

It was great to see a strong showing today! @Sarge was there too but isn’t in the dropdown list of Pax so adding his attendance here.


SSHs – 15; Weedpickers – 15; Toy Soldiers-1 minute; Moroccan Night Clubs – 35

THE THANG – 4 Corners

We made a slow mosey to the basketball court while carrying 4 coupons. Once at the court, Pax broke into groups of 3 at each corner.


Coupon Curls x 20

Merkins x 30

Squats x 40

Little Baby Crunches x 50

Method of travel to each corner: Bear Crawl


Coupon Overhead Press x 20

Mountain Climbers x 30

Monkey Humpers x 40

American Hammers x 50

Method of travel to each corner: Mosey, Crab Walk, Mosey, Crab Walk

Bonus Round 3:

Coupon Kettle Bell Swings x 20

Alternating Shoulder Taps x 30

Forward Lunge x 40

X-Factors x 50

Method of travel to each corner: Lunge Walk


Once done, Pax moseyed to a pull-up bar. With all Pax in a single line, 2x at a time (one from each side of the line) ran to the bar, did as many pull-ups as possible (up to 10) and returned. Then the next set of two Pax went and so forth. Pax not doing pull-ups were holding plank.

Once done, mosey back to AO for Mary.

Box Cutters – 10; Rosalitas – 10; American Hammers – 10


COT: Rancid led us out with a Ball of Man prayer. Today’s quote: “A great man is hard on himself. A small man is hard on others.” – Confucius. The take away is to always hold ourselves accountable, do our best work and expect it to be the best and approach others with empathy and understanding.

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