Unicorn Big Hair Backblast — and Slaughter has the Q in a couple weeks. Edit.

9 joined YHC in the gravel lot across from the Freedom Park entrance.

The Thang:

Courtesy 25 SSH in the lot as the 5:31’rs rolled in hot.

Mosey to the hoops court for some Jack Webb’s up to 10

Mosey to the train parking lot with some karoke R & L along the way

20 Low Squats    – welcome to the 5:40r Oswald

10 count Peter Parkers, Parker Peters

5 each leg of single leg dead lift

Mosey to Hill of Hills for 11’s bookended with merkins and squats

Plank for the six

Mosey to Brick wal, 10 steps ups, 10 dips, 10 step ups, 10 dips

Mosey to Stairway to Heaven for 2 loops with rows at the top and single leg dead lift at the bottom

Plank it up, then raised leg stationary lunge

Mosey to play ground for 5,4 3,2,1 pull ups and merkins

Mosey to soccer field single leg dead lift – 5 each leg

Jack Webb 10 down

Mosey to stop sign, squats, stationary lunge 5 each leg

Home.  5:15:56



It’s 2:45 and I’m missing my mid day, work from virtual office, nap.  The only reason I’m writing this is that Slaughter has the Q soon.   As any smart sales person knows, if you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.  My job is to gather interest, tell stories of success, make a connection, earn trust, then bring in someone much more qualified that I to get the job done.  In SaaS sales, we call them Solution Consultants, or Solution Architects.  Slaughter is the Solutions Architect, especially with Freedom Park. While I was able to hit several staples (Stairway to Heaven, Hill of Hills, the Train Play ground), Slaughter will take the Pax on a journey that appears as if you’re running in Dilworth, then Huntersville, then Ballantyne, makes it fun, has you cover 4 miles, do a bunch of exercises that only a veteran Q would know without looking in the Lexicon,  and has you back at 5:15:00.  None of this 56 second overtime crap.  It’s not baseball.  These work outs have an end time.

Whenever I’m in a meeting with the SC’s or SA’s, I subsribe to the 2 ears, 1 mouth approach.  Just listen, say as little as possible.  If we are at this point, the deal is getting done.  I also take the opportunity to learn.  And, as such, I’ve been watching Slaughter, and I’ve learned.  Plus, he doesn’t know this, but because we live in the same neighborhood, I will often follow him home from workouts.  He’s a clever man, this Slaughter, and we’re fortunate to have him.  Because I respect him, I will not reveal his secrets.  If you don’t believe that he has secrets, then riddle me this Mr Doubter.  Why does he have a gate in front of his driveway?  It’s to keep the secrets.  Big secrets.  And, lucky for us, he will come and share some of these in a couple weeks  Can’t wait.

Oh, yes…for today.  Nice to see the familiar faces.  BHM is where it all started for me 7 years ago.  A couple years ago, I tried to see if I could find the correct date, but, shockingly, there wasn’t a Backblast.  Apparently, these are optional now.  Too bad.  They are usually fun to read.  *this one notwithstanding.  We should do better.

Oswald, Sump and Want Ad – thanks for joining as I know BHM hasn’t been on your list in awhile.

Rube, thanks for the keys.    For those interested in telling other grown men what to do for 45 minutes, here’s the link.


Thank you Sump for the take out.

Always an honor,



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