Paradise Island Backblast 1/27/2021: The Law of the Garbage Truck

January 27, 2021 // AO: Paradise Island // Paradise Bakery // 140and snow falling

PAX: (21) Mac N Cheese (Hate), FDIC, Slow Pitch, Trench, Tater Tot, Saul, Tony the Tiger, 2-Step, Mac N Cheese (again!), Sparty, Splinter, Biff, Ice-T, U-Haul, The Plague, Vanilla Ice, Merch, Khakis (Respect), Blue Chip, Big One, Jean Claude.

Q: Icy Hot

The Qic received a call from Slow Pitch Tuesday evening alerting him that the traditional running route is snow coveredwith the exception of the Rose. Slow Pitch did inform Icy Hot that the parking garage (Splinter’s Lair) is available as winter quarters should you choose to use it. When Icy Hot arrived on Wednesday morning to prepare snow was falling and put a fresh coat on the streets and cars that morning. He was prepared as he intended to use the garage and the “Rose.” There was a group of pre-runners who ventured out that morning and completed a pre-run. It was slower than normal and required shorter strides, but everyone survived the conditions.

The PAX was promptly welcomed at 515am by the Qic with the F3 mission statement, core principles, and the disclaimer. No FNG’s were present.


The PAX moseyed to the bottom floor of Splinter’s Lair for Warm-a-Rama.


Imperial Walkers 12 IC

Plank Jacks 15 IC

Mountain Climbers 15 IC

ATM’s 10

The PAX formed groups of 4 for the Pre-Thang


Two members of each group would be at the bottom of the parking garage ramp performing one exercise AMRAP at a time while the other two members of the group sprinted up the ramp, performed 5 broad jumps, and jogged back to relieve the other two members at the bottom of the ramp. This would be repeated until Omaha was called at 538am. 

Exercises at the bottom of the ramp:

Air squats – AMRAP

Bonnie Blairs – AMRAP

Alternating Lunges – AMRAP


The PAX could not show up to Paradise and not complete some running, so when Omaha was called it was time for everyone to mosey up the “Rose.” When the six was in, a 10 count was needed before completing 10 Burpees on your own. Once this was completed it was time to mosey back to the shovel flags for Mary.


LBCs 15 IC

Freddie Mercuries 15 IC

American Hammers “Rancid Style” – 21 IC

Announcements/Prayers: U-Haul announced that even if you are not in the Queens Service challenge, people are posting tips and tricks to help all people lose or maintain body weight. Also, be careful with the Super Bowl coming up on February 7th. Armbar and Firewalker are spearheading 12 in 21. This stands for 12 half marathons in 2021. It will take place the last Sunday of each month. More information on SLACK. 

Prayers for Splinter’s M who is pregnant and expecting within the next week. Prayers to the entire Splinter family as they welcome another child. 


One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car just by inches! 

The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us. My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy ~ I mean he was really friendly. 

So I asked, “why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!” 

This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call: “The Law of The Garbage Truck.” 

He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointments. As the garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they’ll dump it on you. 

Don’t take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Don’t take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets. 

The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day. Life’s too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, resentments, anger, and frustration; so……….. 

Love the people who treat you right, Pray for the ones who don’t.

Life is ten percent what you make it, and ninety percent how you take it. 

Have a blessed, garbage-free day!

Author: Unknown

Aye! Icy Hot

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