Cornhusker Handicap Backblast: The Final Hate

12/05/19 | Cornhusker Handicap AO | Stinson Park | 32 Degrees

PAX: Folsom, Slow Pitch, Polaroid, Slow Roast, Ponzi (Only for Nama-a-rama, via facetime), Plague, Tatar Tot, Samples, Safe Ride, Khakis (Respect!), Pony Express (Hate!), Rancid, 2 Step, Stella, Lucky Charms, Cyclone (Respect!), Bubbles (Hate!)

Q: Bubbles (Hate!) – One Last Time

Bubbles welcomed the PAX, gave the mission statement and the disclaimer.

Warm-A-Rama:

The PAX moseyed from the flags, around the monument, and down the stairs.

SSH x 25 IC

String Rippers x 15 IC

Copperhead Squats x 15 IC

Merkins x 15 

The PAX stayed at the bottom of the stairs and performed the Pre-THANG.

Pre-THANG: H.A.T.E.

  • High Knees x 10 IC
  • Alternating Shoulder Taps x 10 IC
  • Tempo Merkins x 10 IC
  • E2K x 10 IC each side

Repeat for 3 rounds, with no breaks in between

The THANG:

The PAX moseyed to the top of the stairs and were given the instructions for the THANG.

The PAX split up into groups of three. Cones were set up around the circle drive and the monument. All groups started together at cone #1 with 5 Burpees. Groups performed a ladder of exercises at each cone around the circle. When your group has completed the exercises at cone #4, they run around the entire circle back to cone #1, they then rinse and repeat until Omaha is called.

  • Cone #1
    • 5 Burpees
  • Cone #2
    • 5 Burpees
    • 10 Squat Jumps
  • Cone #3
    • 5 Burpees
    • 10 Squat Jumps
    • 15 Merkins
  • Cone #4
    • 5 Burpees
    • 10 Squat Jumps
    • 15 Merkins
    • 20 Calf Raises with your group

6 MoM:

No Mary was performed because No Doze does not believe in Mary at his site. He’s kind of a jerk about it.

Prayers and Announcements: 

Ponzi’s Birthday Blood Drive on the 13th of December

CoT:

What does turning 30 actually mean to me? I looked up what the age of 30 meant, and this is what I got first, “In a biblical sense number 30 is usually used as a symbol of a man’s dedication to work or to a certain task”. Not sure if this is significant enough, since I have been dedicated to tasks and work throughout my entire twenties. The second meaning was, “It is believed in the past that a person is ready to start a career at the age of 30 because only then a person is ready in a mental and physical sense”. This one made me laugh because I am totally immature. 

30 to me is really not that big of a deal. I embrace age and I embrace the next adventure. I will say the biggest thing I will miss about my twenties is you all yelling HATE! after my name. At first I was so annoyed with the whole thing. It pissed me off. I thought I wasn’t on the same level as you all, and I wanted to tell all of you to fuck off. After a few weeks I chose to respond to the Hate! by yelling thank you after, pointing to the sky, or pretending it didn’t even happen. 

A few more weeks went by, and then something significant happened that changed my mindset about the whole thing. Lowman and I were having a conversation at the Oracle after a workout one Saturday in the spring, he could tell that it annoyed me. The main thing that I took from that conversation is when he said, “Think of it this way Bubbles, people are yelling this after your name because they enjoy you being apart of this group. They are not making fun of you, they are showing they care. You should embrace the Hate! Before long, it will just be silence after your name, and that silence lasts for 20 years”. This really stuck with me. From this point on, I chose to smile and embrace every time someone yelled hate! It became apart of me, and it made me feel part of this group. It made me feel loved, not hated. It made me feel strong, not weak. It made me feel welcomed. 

For the next 20 years, there will be silence behind the name Bubbles, and at first that is going to be really hard for me to get used to. But some time in the future, I will choose to embrace the silence and use that as motivation. I look forward to the next 20 years, and I look forward to spending that time with all of you!

Here’s to the silence of my 30’s!

Love you all,

Bubbles

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