Bomber 6-18-2021: Making Faces

17 HIM came out to the gloom to make some faces.  In recognition of the long time during the pandemic when we didn’t see many faces but just a bunch of masks, YHC thought we’d workout to a “face” themed Q.  As usual, the playlist was weeks in the making . . . the workout, not so much.

Playlist:  Songs with Facial Features Prominently Featured (and no, all of these aren’t from, like 40 years ago . . . but some are.  They’re good tunes, so expand your music library, folks)

Eyes Without a Face – Billy Idol
Lips Like Sugar – Echo and the Bunnymen
Tongue Tied – Grouplove
World in My Eyes – Depeche Mode
Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd
Mouth – Bush
Blood Makes Noise (Ringing in My Ears) – Suzanne Vega
Over My Head – The Fray
Private Eyes – Hall & Oates
Head Like a Hole – Nine Inch Nails

PAX:  Chowdah, Crablegs, Crawlspace, Cub Cadet, Firefox, Hardcover (FNG), McAfee,  Michelin Man, Minus 3, Natural Ice, Right Said Fred, Siri, Solo Cup, Spinal Tap, T-cell, Weezer (Willy Lohman from Memphis), & Vector (QIC),

Conditions:   mid-70s. Not too humid.

Disclaimer given and then mosey up to the McCabe Circle:

“Eye #1”

  • Warm-o-rama:   LBAC x 15, Seal Claps x 15, RLBAC x 15, Willy Mays Hayes x 15 OHO, Good Mornings x 10,  SSH x 15
  • Circle O’ Merkins: Start with 1 merkin, add by 1 as we go around circle; once gets to Q, start counting down with 1 less per PAX


Get in groups of 3.  1 PAX starts at point 1 with squats, 2nd PAX at point 2 with WWIs, 3rd PAX at point 3 with Burpees. PAX 1 completes 50 squats and then tags partner at station 2, who moves to station 3. Round until all have completed all 3 stations.  Conveniently creates a nice triangular “nose” for our face.

“Smiling Mouth”

Two stations, from one end of path along driving range from stop sign to stop sign.  Sevens with Lt. Dan’s at East end of path, Plank Jacks at West end. Run back and forth, in a nice “smiley face” path.

“Eye #2”

Mosey to circle in front of rec center.

  • Squat relay: PAX perform squats (or jump squats or air chair or whatever we felt in the moment) while 1 runs the circle
  • Mary:  A range of exciting exercises like Flutter Kicks, LBCs, Boxcutters, J-Lo’s, and the ever so interesting Crablegs Tantric Pickle Pounders (clearly, some pickles don’t punt in as many steps as the HIM from Florida)


  • Welcome FNG Hardcover, a friend of Spinal Tap, who teaches Bible Studies at Belmont, wife is a librarian. Also to Weezer, visiting from Memphis.
  • Tonight is the night:  Campout at Cub Cadet’s Place, under the stars, on the river.  Truly an awesome location. Come for the company, the conversation, the bourbon, the BBQ, the beers.  Cubbie states he’ll lead a workout at 0600 — YHC is a bit worried about the risk for splashing merlot among the PAX.
  • Q spots are open for Bomber — hit up Michelin Man.  After today’s shambolic Q, hopefully you realize anyone can lead.
  • We ended with an F3 standard that had to go away during the pandemic – the Ball of Men. The last one held at Bomber was during my 50th birthday Q the first week of March. At the time, my life was spiraling into what was coming ahead and the stress of what we were all about to face overwhelmed me.  It was an honor to be the Q to bring the BOM back to Bomber.  Thanks to all of you for pushing me to be a better person each and every day. #ISI

Footnote: while the intent of the layout of the workout was to draw a face, it didn’t quite look so accurate in the end:



11 June 2021

11 June 2021
D Day + 28,129

TEMP : 72
GLOOM : Soupy

PAX : Rat, Trinuh, Too Tall, Foxtrot, High Flyer, Pedialyte, Topanga, W4AG, A/R, Razorback, The Jeweler, Bagger Vance, PREVAC



SSH x 13 IC
High Knees
Butt Kickers
Imperial Walkers
IT Band Stretch (L/R)
All IC X 10

Mosey big loop (Hogan, Trousdale, Bud Loop)

Circle back up, WOD explained, Count off 1s & 2s.
1s Run Big Loop
2s Do Work
Then Flap Jack



6 Rounds
24 Squats
24 Merkins
24 Walking Lunges
Run 400M


High Plank while YHC reads Army SSGT. Edward Loredo’s quick bio (attached).

Flutter Kicks (Iron Cross) x 24 IC
Alternating Shoulder Taps x 24 IC
Pistol LBC x 24 IC
Beast R/L x 6 IC



Army Staff Sgt. Edward Loredo died June 24, 2010 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Loredo, 34, of Houston, TX; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne, Fort Bragg, NC; died June 24 in Jelewar, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit with an IED.
Loredo had previously served in Iraq. He died during combat in Afghanistan, just one day short of his 35th birthday and just weeks before he was to finish his tour in the Middle East.
He is survived by his wife, 1st Sgt. Jennifer Loredo; daughter, Laura Isabelle; stepdaughter, Alexis; and son, Eddie Enrique.

Too Tall led us out in The Lord’s Prayer


The Jeweler’s sister looking for a new teaching job in B’ham.


Our Country

Summer Traveling Mercies



Purple Cow 2021/6/7 – Golden Horseshoe

PAX: House on the Praire, Merida, Olan Mills, Wedding Singer, Ponzi, Ginger,  Faulkner, Nurse.Ratched, Not-a-Sport, Penny Loafers

QIC: Boone’s Farm

Conditions: a bit muggy until the sprinkling started


Mosey to BHS track

  • SSH x20
  • WMH x10
  • LBAC x10 F/R
  • Merkins x10
  • Squats x10
  • Shoulder Presses x10
  • Michael Phelps x10


  • Lap 1 around track
  • 20 merkins, lap 2
  • 20 merkins, 20 storm squats, lap 3
  • 20 merkins, 20 storm squats, 20 dry docks, lap 4
  • 20 merkins, 20 storm squats, 20 dry docks, 20 WWI, lap 5
  • 20 merkins, 20 storm squats, 20 dry docks, 20 WWI, 20 Iron Mikes (1 is 1 rep), lap 6
  • 20 storm squats, 20 dry docks, 20 WWI, 20 Iron Mikes, lap 7
  • 20 dry docks, 20 WWI, 20 Iron Mikes, lap 8
  • 20 WWI, 20 Iron Mikes, lap 9
  • 20 Iron Mikes, lap 10

Great effort by all this morning. House on the prairie was about 1/8 of lap from finishing in the 33 minute time limit.

Always an honor,


Racetrack 2021/6/2 – Focus on the Form

PAX: Penny Loafers, Wedding Singer, Olan Mills, Not a Sport, Nurse.Rachet, Merida, Black Widow

QIC: Boone’s Farm

Since we were going to be in parking deck anyhow, YHC decided to meet there to start.  Disclaimer


  • SSH x20
  • WMH x10
  • LBAC x10 F/R
  • Merkins x10
  • Squats x10


Mosey to up stairs to level 5 across, then back down stairs to level 1 up to bottom of ramp to level 2

Upper Body

  • Merkins x20
  • Dry Docks x20
  • Werkins x20
  • backpedal up ramp
  • sprint straightaway together

at level 2

Lower Body

  • Jump Squats x20
  • Iron Mikes x20
  • Mountain Climbers x20
  • repeat backpedal and sprint on next level

at level 3


  • LBC x20 IC
  • American Hammers x20
  • Flutter Kicks x20
  • repeat backpedal and sprint on next level

RnR thru 3 rotations of each exercise going down stairs at level 5 back to bottom.  After third round, mosey back down ramps, sprinting the straightaways back to start

Attempt to superset large muscle groups for extra burn along with sprints for extra intensity.  I don’t know about anyone else but it worked on me, particularly after Murph on Monday.

Always an honor to lead.