Cornhusker Handicap Backblast: Build Your Castle

1/8/19 | Cornhusker Handicap AO | Aksarben | 38 Degrees

PAX: Tatar Tot, Sal, Tonight Show, Khakis (Respect), Walk On, The Plague, Folsom, Biggie Smalls, Brazilian, Honey Stinger, Peekaboo, Big One, Waffle House (Respect), Daniel San, Wait Time, No Doze, Ponzi, Point Break

Q: Bubbles

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


The PAX moseyed to the stage

Imperial Walkers x 20 IC

Cherry Pickers x 20 IC

SSH x 25 IC

String Rippers x 15 IC

String Rippers (side to side) x 15 IC

Pre-THANG: Bowser’s Burpees

After the PAX moseyed to the Gazebo, it was quickly determined that the beatdown had started. Bowser’s Burpees ended up being not only physically demanding but a real stressor on the brain as well.

1 Burpee w/1 pushup
2 Burpees w/2 pushups after 2nd burpee
3 Burpees w/3 pushups after 3rd burpee
4 Burpees w/4 pushups after 4th burpee
5 Burpees w/5 pushups after 5th burpee
Back down the ladder to 1

The THANG: Scale the Castle Walls

The PAX ran an Indian Run through the mote and around the castle (in the street, around the parking garage). The PAX ended up running as a giant ball and followed a leader that cut the run about a block to early, but all turned out okay. Starting on the 4th floor of the parking garage the PAX began The Thang.

Person #1 at the top of the ramp
Round 1) Gorilla Humpers
Round 2) Merkins
Round 3) Squats

Person #2 at the bottom of the ramp
Round 1) Burpees
Round 2) Mountain Climbers
Round 3) Gas Pumpers

Person #3 runs the ramp to relieve person doing the exercise

Rinse and Repeat

6 MoM:

Flutter Kicks x 20 IC

Freddy Mercury x 20 IC

LBC x 20 IC

American Hammer x 25 IC


Bubbles shared with the PAX the importance of building and protecting your castle. Your castle does not always have to be your home or family; people need to take care of their inner castle as well. It’s important to build yourself and become a better man, father, brother, or spouse. Build up yourself and the things around you will also continue to grow.

The final thing shared by Bubbles was that your castle never stops growing. You started building yourself and becoming who you are since the day you were born, and you will continue to grow for the rest of your life.

“Your task is to conquer yourselves, not ships, lands or castles. This battle is the one in which you especially are to ‘come off conqueror’. It is fought every day. In fact, it is a continuing process which commenced a long, long time ago”. – Neal Maxwell


Bubbles announced that his wife and him are expecting their first child, a baby girl. Bubbles shared that it was the coolest feeling he has ever experienced and that he can’t wait to be a father.

The Plague closed us out in prayer


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