Eat the Frog

“If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.”

-Mark Twain

….that first frog was a mouthful

SInce I’ve started working out with F3 ive noticed that the year revolves around this BRR thing and the workouts and mumble chatter can be split up into two vastly different “seasons”.  Before-BRR and After-BRR.  I’m looking forward to the ABRR era of 2017.

As this was the last BBRR BlackWidow workout of 2017 my goal was an upper body smokefest as I knew our pax upperbody strength has been wilting away over the past 6 months BBRR, and so it began…

What we did:

Run to the Day Care Lot warmups:

25 SSH, 20 MC, 10 HRMerk

Run to the Hot Box

11s Hand Release Merkins and Pullups

Partner up and grab one big and two small coupons

Line up facing each other

First Set:

Curls X 20

Swings X 20

Lat Pulls Right Arm X 10 (this needs a name)


Curls X 20

Swings X 15

Lat Pulls Left Arm X 10 (still needs a name)

Partner 1 grabs some big block on your 6 and partner two grabs some feet

Block sit-ups X 20

Back in line up

Partner one Derkins with feet on big block X 10 count

Partner 2 Merkins with hands on small blocks X 10 count

PLANKFEST with 10 secs lead by Pitino, Snowden, Chowda, and BigWorm

REPEAT to Derkin/Merkins

Reload Coupons

Back up to the 4MM Lumen lightpole for Mary (Sauerkraut not present to heckle)

25 LBCs

20 Flutters

25 Freddy Merks

20 LBCs

Mid Mosey back to the AO


The First Frog:

11s Merkins to Pullups
This was a ball buster and I’ll look forward to doing it again…Bastion and Fortress take note, great way to start the morning #paindrain

I will admit that as the Q I was disappointed in my form on the last few sets of pullups and noticed much of the pax in the same boat with most jerking up to the hot box clearance bar to failure.  It was good….and there was no chatter to be heard.

Second Frog:

Coupon Fest

This was the savory frog, the long, slow, couple of glasses of wine frog, it was the Osso Bucco of frogs of the morning having been marinated  for days and plated to perfection.  It was the coupon fest under the blazing lights of the back lot…and there was no chatter.

On the way back to the AO I noticed the chatter picking back up which gave me confidence in the pax ability to forgive the Q and appreciate the smokefest that was Black Widow.



Good luck to our BRR boys, looking forward to the next round of Black Widow ABRR.

MIP Saturday 9:00 at the Charlotte Rescue Mission, Deer Tick leads this charge and is changing lives every week.

The quote from the takeout paraphrased:

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, who strives valiantly;  who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. 

Dare Greatly

Video Backblast Here:

Thanks for the opportunity to lead, Sauerkraut has the Q next week

SYITG, Grizzly






One thought on “Eat the Frog

  • September 6, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Great lead – Love the quotes.

    Reference to Osso Buco “plated to perfection” in a black blast duly noted. Just needed Panda to recommend his favorite French Bordeaux in his fluent French, which we need to validate btw.

    SKraut next week will be a fun one, more of a Brats and Budweiser workout.

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