11/19/2020 - Holy Hill - 11/19/20 – Holy Hill – Burpback Mountain

AO: Holy Hill

When: 11/19/2020


Number of Pax: 9

Pax Names: CVS, Elway, Enron, Lawnmower, Lewinsky, S'mores, Toasted Coconut,

DR Names:

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names: Pokémon (Elway 2.0)

QIC: Bartles and Jaymes



“Burpback Mountain is a sweeping epic that explores 45 minutes of HIMs, a Q and his PAX, who meet in the winter of 2020 and unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection. The complications, joys and heartbreak they experience provide a testament to the endurance and power of love. @Bartles And Jaymes and site Q deliver emotionally charged, remarkably moving performances in “a workout that is destined to become one of the great classics of our time” (Clay Smith, The Insider).

I may have taken the product description from Amazon, and changed a few words. Hope. Clay Smith doesn’t mind.



SSH x20

Arm circles x10 F/R

Squat with waist twist x10

Mosey to hill

The Thang

Thang 1

Hill runs with burpee ladder

Chopping feet up

5 burpees

High knees up

10 burpees

Sprint up

15 burpees

Bernie Sanders up

20 burpees

Right leg hop

25 burpees

Left leg hop

20 burpees

Walking lunges

15 burpees

Frog jumps/froggies/broad jumps (do we have a single name for these?)

10 burpees

Walking Burpees

5 burpees

Bottom of the hill burpees until six is in (modified to top of hill to support the six)

Thang 2

Contra burpee suicide ladder – 1 to 10 merkin burpees


All in cadence:

Big boys x20

American Hammers x20

Superman x10

Alabama prom dates until 6 (honestly can’t remember how many we did)

Circle of Trust

Find whimsy in day to day life. Enjoy the sunrise. Life is hard enough right now, and a little bit of humor and fun goes a long way, espefor the 2.0s, but we all need it.

Naked Man Moleskin

I hope the pre blast and my awesome cowboy hat made someone laugh.

And by count, that’s 95 burpees at the top of the hill, plus ten during the suicides, plus however many it took to get up the hill on the last run. No pax did under 100 burpe, and all finished. Well done, everyone.

And we finished with lots of extra time. I had a second Thang planned but didn’t execute, as I didn’t track time well. I’ll make sure to add it in when I redo this one in the future. Live and learn. It’s still only my fifth or sixth Q. Seems like more.

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