• When: 09/18/14
  • QIC: Mac
  • The PAX: Take-a-Number, Alter Boy, Pajanimal, Match Box, Tuff Guy, Socrates, Catfish, Nailpop, FNG Marty(Goose), Bagger, Ramblin Wreck, Mac

Gentlemen Start Your Engines!

12 Pax gathered in the gloom at Jumanji (Howard park in West Columbia) for a beatdown to remember.  Unfortunately YHC did not have an opportunity to do any recon but thanks to Google Earth and my redneck roots everything came together nicely. As soon as I saw the oval parking lot beside the middle school on Google Earth the Nascar fan in me screamed out “Gentlemen Start Your Engines!!!!”

This following backblast is based on actual events. In certain cases incidents, characters and timelines have been changed for dramatic purposes. Certain characters may be composites, or entirely fictitious.

Weather: low 60’s and darn near perfect for a beatdown

The Thang:

Run lap around parking lot

High knees

Butt kicks

Pick strawberries

Pick peaches

COP – All IC

Side Shuttle Hops x 25

WindMills x 15

Through The Tunnels x 15

Imperial Walkers x 25

Little Baby Arm Circles x 10 each way

Merkins x 10

Count off in 2s

Mosey to field

PT Test

1’s Merkins AMRAP 2:00

2’s count


Repeat for Situps

Mosey to school side lot



Split into teams of 6 Pax

One person is car

One is crew chief

Rest are crew

Car sprints loop back to crew

Crew chief calls exercise to AMRAP while car is sprinting

Not sure about all of the exercises called but I do remember Squats, Overhead claps, Imperial Walkers, Flutter kicks and I saw the other team doing LBCs

Car planks upon arrival to crew

Crew does 25 Merkins each (or until arms will no longer keep nose off pavement)

Awesome opportunity for sound effects #VROOMVROOM

When complete rotate roles and repeat until everyone has been the car

Mosey to hill

Triple Nickel (Crowd Pleaser)

Top of the hill 5 burpees

Bottom 5 burpees

Repeat 5 times

Plank when finished

Mumblechatter involving math and the burpee counts was heard mingled in with death threats.  #Itsbettertonotmathjustburpee



LBCs x 15

Freddy Mercury x 15

Russian twist x 15

6″ hold for 10 secs repeat 3 times


BOM led by Take-a-Number


-This workout was a lot tougher in reality than on paper. Awesome work by the pax including the FNG (Goose) who hung in there for a tough one.

– It was an honor to have led some of the F3 guys I’ve only read about in backblasts. I was definitely nervous stepping up in front of so many veterans.

– Jumanji is a great AO and there are a lot of opportunities for some creative Qs in the future. Thanks for letting me borrow the keys.

-Tclaps to Take-a-Number for once again stepping up and leading the opening prayer and BOM for me.

-We had the honor to name our first FNG at Jumanji. As he was telling us of his occupation in aviation Alter Boy and Pajanimal were furiously googling for a name of a baby animal born at Riverbanks Zoo but to no avail so aviation was the way we went and naturally to Top Gun, hence Goose (also an animal name, perfect)


-Tunnel to Towers 5K tomorrow night. Meeting at the 911 memorial at 6:20pm, race starts at 7. If you are not racing come out and support Tuff Guy as he completes the race in his full Firefighting gear.

-I intended on giving Nailpop some time to give us an update on Walker but confusion on my part and a last minute call for PT test numbers threw me off. Sorry Nailpop, praying hard for Walker and love to hear about the progress.

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