May 1st – Relearning to crawl, walk, and run

YHC turned 47 today.  The weather was spectacular, it was the kind of sunny, cool spring morning that almost makes you forget a beat down is ensuing.   Being that it was a bday Q,  I took the opportunity to revisit how each of us started our lives by crawling first, then walking, followed by […]

F.I.T.S.

This was YHC’s first time Q’ing a full one hour workout.  Naturally, there were some adjustments that needed to be made to past formulas and I found myself not only wondering what combination FITS, but also what FITS the TBL culture and expectations.  This got me thinking about the Core Values for my day job […]

Happy Trails, Ol’ Roy

Ol’ Roy dropped a dadgum bombshell this week by announcing his retirement after 18 years as head coach of the UNC men’s basketball team.     As a dyed-in-the-wool Carolina fan, I shared some of the frustrations with his seeming stubbornness. Like, play zone sometimes. And get your team hyped to play in the ACC […]

Keep It 101

16 PAX enjoyed the Cosmo undercard at TBL, prelude to the big-shindig-that-is-not-a-convergence next Saturday for the coronation of Teo as new Churham Nantan (Apache for “chief.”) 5 got in an EC run and one did an EC ruck. Appreciative that most heeded YHC’s request to be circled up at 0700, as the warmup included a […]

Old Blood and Guts

YHC probably should have been a little less cryptic in the pre-blast and made it clear that long sleeves and long pants were advisable for today’s TBL shenanigans. Alas, Pep and Scrooge showed up in shorts and suffered the consequences. A few battle scars can be a good thing, though, and Pep has already assured […]

Abracadabra

YHC’s oldest 2.0 Houdini is not a stranger to Qing, most memorably burpeeing a bunch of old dudes into the ground on his 11th birthday last August at The Piranha. But it had been a minute, and he was itching to get back on the sheet. His first-ever post was at Thin Blue Line, a […]

41 and 2

Two years ago tomorrow, YHC showed up solo to Tobacco Road for a Kia-led beatdown that nearly led to a merlot toss. Floyd’s mumblechatter kept me distracted enough to fight through everything, and it was he who came up with Cosmo, a nod to my past life as a magazine editor. In the intervening two […]

Six Feet Apart

We got together to get stronger in many ways, all of which will be needed in the days ahead in our communities. We observed COVID-19 protocol for the entire time we were together: wear gloves, no physical contact, stay six feet apart at all times. It’s different, but it works! WARMUP:30 SSH10 harvesters10 imperial walkers10 […]

Boo Boo’s VQ, Animal Movements, and a Tunnel of Love

TBL has been fun this year. It’s always been fun, but the latest flavor iteration has become something I look forward to each week. Dark, cold, and early, we convene for EC to “meet ourselves,” euphemistically referring to kicking our own asses with sandbags. Then it’s a business-as-usual main event. And then you’ve earned some […]

Boo Boo’s VQ, Animal Movements, and a Tunnel of Love

TBL has been fun this year. It’s always been fun, but the latest flavor iteration has become something I look forward to each week. Dark, cold, and early, we convene for EC to “meet ourselves,” euphemistically referring to kicking our own asses with sandbags. Then it’s a business-as-usual main event. And then you’ve earned some […]