AO: The Main Event

When: 04/26/2022


Number of Pax: 16

Pax Names: A-Aron, Bronco, BROTHER BLUTO, Hair Band, Mayhem, Mr. Burns, My Buddy, Old Man Bleu, Redick, Slick Back, Stateville, Terps, Undercover Brother,

Number of FNGS: 2

FNG Names: Pickles; ReBoot; Full House (DR Naperville)

QIC: Brother Bluto

The BackBlast:

Pre-Blast was about introducing new FNGs to our AO- Cribs Style.

Partly Cloudy- 38degrees; dry!

WoR- F3 is a free outdoor workout open to all men; peer lead in rotating fashion; ending in a CoT. I am not a professional, I do not know your injuries; modify as necessary.

WoR Music- LaGrange- ZZ Top (Welcome, you are now in LaGrange)

Alarm Clocks- x5

Good Mornings x10

Imperial Walkers x15

Grady Corns x20

SideStraddle Hops x25

Carry Coupons to the field- THANG 1- Welcome to F3 LaGrange, where we do work!

Thang 1 Music (took longer than anticipated, so the songs shifted theme): Welcome to the Jungle- GnR; My House- Flo-Rida; Come On-A My House- Rosemary Clooney;  Miami- Will Smith; Be Our Guest- Angela Lansbury (Beauty and the Beast)- The sentiment was Welcome to LaGrange- you are in our house, here is what we do! (Miami and Be Our guest which were initially intended for Thang 2)

Thang 1: Murder Bunny Dora- Partner Up (8 partnerships)

Partner 1: Murder Bunny to and from cones (about 75 feet; 150 total) Partner 2:  Excercise; Switch and Repeat

Team Totals: 50 Blockees; 100 Overhead Press; 200 Curls.   We stopped when the first team finished, as it was taking way too long!


Thang 2 Music: House of the Rising Sun- The Animals; All Summer Long- Kid Rock; Home Sweet Home- Motley Crue- sentiment is you feel the party (Miami); then comfortable with it (Be Our Guest); Then you feel like its a little torturous (House of the Rising Sun); And now you are drunk with it (All Summer Long- also homage, since I grew up in Northern Michigan). Home Sweet Home was supposed to be Thang 3

Thang 2: Rebel Run (f/k/a Indian Run) to the Stop Sign (about 100 yds).  Line up at the volleyball courts.

10x Broad Jump in the sand- use your first as a gage for your shortest distance- Undercover Brother is an animal!

10x 6-count Burpees in the sand- in cadence.  A few guys tried to sneak onto the pavement- NOT ON MY WATCH!

Mosey to the Stairs: Box Jump up and walk down (x3)

Jog to hill (about 100 feet): Bernie Sanders up; Crawl-Bear down (x3)

We skipped the top pavilion due to time


Thang 3 Music: Mama, Im Coming Home- Ozzy Osbourne; Take Me Home Tonight- Eddie Money- Home Stretch, you now feel like this is home

Lunge Walk to the Sport Court- we skipped the tennis courts- due to time

Break into 5 teams- Bear Crawl Relay Race on the New Track (We had SO MUCH MORE Planned for the Sport Court!)

Mosey to the Field to pick up coupons…but we will do a quick Fireman Carry Relay Race with Partners (x2)- Head Start by Mayhem

Rifle Carry to Parking Lot (about 100 feet) for MARY

MARY- Merkins, Abs, Recover, Yes!

Mary Music- Homeward Bound- Simon and Garfunkel (ease on home after an epic beatdown)

Mary- 20x Merkins in Cadence; 15x Big Boys in Cadence; 20x Flutter Kicks in Cadence.

Music Stopped- Recover, Recover

Name FNGs, Name-O-Rama- ReBoot got his name for being in technology;  Pickles got his for his love of paddleball (Pickleball)

CoT- “Welcome Prince” Said Aslan. “Do you feel yourself sufficient to take up the Kingship of Narnia” “I-I don’t think I do sir” said Caspian “I am only a kid”  “Good” said Aslan “If you had felt yourself sufficient, it would have been proof you are not”- C.S. Lewis “Prince Caspian”

I have been reading C.S. Lewis Chronicles with 8 year old and my mom via Zoom.  I have read the series a couple of times, but reading it as a 40 year old adult, professional and Dad- it takes on a different context.  To me, this excerpt is a call to vulnerability, and allowing ourselves to be uncomfortable- take on new responsibilities- even if we are not “ready”.  This is something I need to work on- especially as a parent- which was a great segway to a terrific conversation at QSource about 2.0s.


Naked Man Moleskin-

I apologize to Pickles- I accidently gave him a big boy coupon to use- I realized it after 3 rounds of Murder Bunnies- talk about a start!

As always, I overthought it- but man was I glad we came out for this today!  Here are some highlights: Mr Burns assisted with the 6 and kept us moving, Undercover Brother put on a heroic display of athleticism, Old Man Blue used a 55lb kettle bell as a coupon- freaking BEAST! Hair Band doing a lunge walk while throwing up devil horns during Ozzy’s “Mama I’m Coming Home”; A-Aron finding his new favorite move- Bernie Sanders; Special thanks to Slickback for helping me keep the time- even if he tried to get out of Burpees in the sand; Mayhem and Full House’s jumping off early on the Fireman’s races- we can call that a “Respect” start;  Terps hammering out overhead presses and curls so we could end the Dora, Reddick sprinting full tilt in the Rebel Run, My Buddy smoking up the hill in Bernie Sanders; Stateville literally giving it his all (showed us his App to prove it) and of course, Bronco, for making the trip from Oak Park and bringing 2 FNGS with you.  Welcome Pickles and ReBoot!

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