The Octagon | Prarie Lane swing school AO | 73 degrees

Q: Bloodshot

PAX: Jeeves, Romeo, Black Flag, Room Service, Mufasa, Gator, Tin Cup, Space Bar, No Doze, Finkle, Safe Ride, Grillz, Khakis, Blades of Glory, Hoosegow, Folsom, Sister Act, Rollbar, Tater Tot, Honey Stinger, Z-Bo, Bubbles, Wide Right, Smashmouth, Edison.

Bloodshot welcomed the PAX, stated the mission, 5 core principles, and disclaimer. With no FNGs, we got to work.


High knees IC

Imperial walkers IC

Windmills IC

Bonnie Blair’s IC

Apollo Ohno’s IC


3 PAX relay around track. Pass the baton by booyah Merkins while non runners did AMRAP exercises while waiting to run.

AMRAP exercises: Monkey Humpers and Moroccan Night Clubs on one side of the track and Mountain Climbers and overhead claps on the other.

The Thang

Exercises to 75 reps. Fastest wins one point, then run to the other sideline for the next exercise. Most points win gold, silver, or bronze.


Carolina Dry Docks

Air Squats

Bobby Hurly


Big Boys

Jump Squats


Gas Pumpers

Overhead Claps

Diamond Merkins


1.5 rounds were completed with the podium dominated by F3 Omaha, USA.

Gold: Wide Right

Silver: Smashmouth

Bronze: Gator

There were no awards for participation on this day in the gloom.



Heal touches

Elbow 2 Knee

Rancid style American Hammers

Announcements: lots happening, follow slack channel.


TAPS: For Jeeves and his newborn niece, for the family of Tug Boat, and for the family of Rollbar (Grandma).

I was thinking about what it takes to get to the pinnacle of anything, no matter how grand. As I researched notable quotes of Olympian’s I found this as my favorite.

Kobe Bryant won Olympic gold medals in 2008 and 2012 for Team USA.

He said : “Do not negotiate with yourself.”

Running around the track telling yourself my knee hurts…my lungs are burning…I’ll do an extra 2 sets tomorrow…it’ll be ok. THAT STUFF’S DANGEROUS.

THE DEAL HAS ALREADY BEEN MADE. I’m not negotiating with myself. I signed that contract with myself when I said I was going to do it…this is non negotiable.

As I get further into my 40s I’ve noticed how good I’ve gotten at negotiating with myself. Most notably with QS. Gotta get that mamba mentality in the right spots.



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