Run Club

AO: Wreck Center

When: 01/13/2023


Number of Pax: 11

Pax Names: CowboyMouth, Debs, Dos, Dutch Oven, FVI, Lead Pipe, Meatloaf, Rossy, Styrofoam, Truckin, Zima,

Number of FNGS: -3

FNG Names:

QIC: Truckin

The BackBlast:


Low 30s and cloudy with a brisk wind out of the north


  • Sidestraddle hop (25)
  • Windmills (15)
  • Daisy Pickers (15)
  • Abe Vigodas (15)
  • Mountain climbers (15)
  • Old Man Stretch

The Thang

We ran ~1mi. north to Taylor Park and had a belated 45th birthday party for me. At each corner, Pax picked one exercise gift for the group to do for 45 reps. Merkins, skaters, squats, monkey humpers, big boys, and others were in the mix. Then a run back to the Wreck Center for wrap up.


I’d been feeling sour about my birthday earlier this week. My 10 year-old son, who lives for birthdays, noticed and said, “Daddy, you should be happy on your birthday, not just grumpy about getting old.” Made me realize I’d been absorbing the conventional notions that getting old is bad, grownups don’t like birthdays, and all that. So I stopped. You have to be how you feel, not how you think you’re supposed to be, and take those moments of joy where you can, because they’re fleeting.

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