Fresh Beats(down)

AO: Donut Shop

When: 10/27/2021


Number of Pax: 8

Pax Names: Cutter, Giuliani, Kipling, McFeely, Phileas, Rossy, TheOcho, Troll,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Troll

The BackBlast:


38 degrees, 86% humidity, 100% dark


  • SSH (IC)
  • Seal Claps (IC)
  • Overhead Claps (IC)

The Thang 

I had an eclectic playist ready to go, and for each song (approx. four minutes each), we did one exercise (e.g., curls). When each pax got to 25 reps during each exercise, he ran, did butt kickers, etc. about 50ish yards, and when he got back to his coupon, he started up the exercise again and repeated until the song was over. After every two songs, there was a one-minute instrumental interlude to rest, stretch, etc. The shoulder-knee taps proved to be a bit of a challenge, both physically and from a counting perspective, but we almost got through the whole playlist. Boom.

Mr. Jones (Counting Crows) Pass Arounds Run
Can’t Hold Us (Macklemore) Atlas Squats Skip
Subterranean Homesick Blues (Lumineers) Burp Rows High Knees
Mistaken for Strangers (The National) Curls Butt Kickers
Signs of Life (Arcade Fire) Coupon Hops Run Backwards
Lay Up (Andy Mineo) Triceps Dips Skip
Down by the Water (The Decemberists) Chest Press High Knees
Gimme Three Steps (Lynyrd Skynyrd) Shoulder-Knee Taps Butt Kickers
Meet in the Woods (Lord Huron) Coupon Swings Run

Circle of Trust

We’re coming up to November and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. I normally associate this time with stuffing my face, which is all well and good, but the older I get, the more I appreciate the opportunity to also be more “actively thankful” and consider my blessings in life.


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