Back Blast: Right in front of you

Date: 2021.09.06

AO: Stormbreaker

Pax: Soup, Slow Pitch, Feeny, Tater Tot, Trench, T-Ball, Carson (FNG-Treble hook), Gipper, Rooney, Khakis(RESPECT!), Mulch, Overtime, Butch(HONOR!) – (FNG – Schnitzel), Iron Maiden, Tonight Show

QIC: Tonight Show

Conditions: 64 degrees, sunny, and a beautiful day for grilling!

I had arrived early knowing I wanted to get a good lay of the land before my virgin Q at the Stormbreaker AO.  It was a good opportunity to find the right parking lot to use.  With only a couple minutes to go YHC was starting to get anxious as there were no men present.  Grease Fire was unavailable as he was ill.  Just as the doubt about my current location was reaching a peak, Lucky Charms walked up with 2 more men in tow.  This released the flood gates and the remaining HIM started to appear. 

YHC welcomed 14 HIM and 1 2.0 to Stormbreaker.  It was great to see the smiling faces on this wonderful Labor Day holiday.  The mission statement, principles and disclaimer were dispensed and it was time to take a short mosey to the North round-about to begin the…

With some better timing, pax could have intercepted the Murph to do the monkey humpers right in front of them.

  • Monkey Humpers * 15 IC
  • Blades of Steel * 15 IC
  • Hillbillies * 15 IC
  • Big Ones * 15 IC
  • Tappy Taps * 15 IC
  • Don Quioxtes * 15 IC

YHC knew there were some pax coming in hot from the District Murph so the pax circled back to the parking lot entrance in front of section F4 to pick them up and take on a short little pre-thang.


The pre-thang consisted of completing a full 10 rounds of failure to launch.

Pax then moved to the parking lot to perform the Thang.  YHC gave the customary disclaimer that there would be music and I didn’t care if pax like it or not.  If you want to play DJ, you Q the beat down.  😉 (It was pointed out at this point that we were in section F4.  One away from F3.  well that was definitely a fail.) 

The Thang:

The Thang was a tribute workout for Navy Lieutenant Michael McGreevy.  He was involved in events that will be familiar for any pax that are regular attenders at Red Wing.

You can find more of his story here.

The Thang was a 2 man grinder.  Everyone partnered up.  YHC joined T-Ball and his 2.0.  I ran with his 2.0 (Treble hook) who let me know we were at a disadvantage because his dad was slow… (Woah! Lookout we got a live one here)

Partner 1 runs 400 meters completes the exercise and runs back to relieve their partner.

  • superman * 20
  • big boy * 20

Partner 2 – AMRAP

  • Merkins
  • Squats
  • Carolina Dry Docks
  • Sumo Squats
  • Overhead clap
  • Jump squats

As the time neared Omaha! was called and it was time for 6 minutes of mary.


  • Starfish Crunch * 15 IC
  • James Bond
  • Cindy Crawfords * 15 IC
  • Flutter kicks * 30 IC


Nehemiah 3:233

23After them Benjamin and Hasshub repaired opposite their house. After them Azariah the son of Maaseiah, son of Ananiah, repaired beside his own house.

(emphasis added by me)

This is a passage where Nehemiah has left a cushy job and returned to his homeland after hearing that it has fallen into ruin.  This is an enormous job and will take the entire city to complete the repair.  

As you read through chapter 3 it is clear that it was a huge effort.  What is a little less clear is how much of it was done right in front of the house of the person who helped rebuild the wall.  

Each person does their part and an amazing work is completed.

What can you do right in front of your house?  How big of a difference could you make if you stepped out your front door and looked for the opportunity right in front of you?  


Lots of TAPS on the hearts of men this morning.  Nothing can prepare you for sudden loss.


OT, my man, you crushed it this morning.  Seeing you tear up and down the blacktop was a powerful sight.

Tater, Khakis, Slow Pitch and OT thank you for making the trip down.  It was great seeing you men this morning.

Lucky Charms, man we found ourselves talking through some deep territory today.  Thank you for wading in the deep end with me and helping make me a better man!

Always proud to be part of this group


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