A Few Merkins and Situps
A perfect 40 degrees. I rolled up a few minutes before the preruckers finished up, and assumed I was a half hour late when I saw that Rosetta Stone was with them.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
Given, then given again when Sonic arrived mid-WOR. Welcome to the Morg, Sonic!
Commie successfully recited the F3 mission and credo, and Flobee and Wall Builder worked together to recite the 5 core principles. Thus, the PAX were rewarded with a standard warmup instead of 50 burpees.
SSH IC x21
Daisy Pickers IC x21
Flobee: “What’s up with 21?” Me: “You’ll see.”
Windmills IC x21
Little Arm Circles IC x11 (forward) x10 (reverse)
21s, merkins and BBS. Rest break in the form of a 0.2 mile mosey lap after rounds 12, 15, 18, and 20.
1 merkin, 1 BBS
2 merkins, 2 BBS
21 merkins, 21 BBS
Totals: 231 merkins, 231 BBS, 231 groans, moans, and complaints (mostly from YHC)
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
8: Choker (QIC), Commie, Flobee, Orange Julius, Rosetta Stone, Sonic, The Streak, Wall Builder
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Saturday I had some commitments in the morning and evening, but my afternoon was free. I had been wanting to complete the January Ruck Callout – 12 miles in 3.5 hours or less. As the afternoon approached I was tired and cranky and didn’t really feel like doing it. But, #patch. And the weather was perfect for it. So I filled up my Source bladder and headed to the Greenline.
I stepped off, and during the first mile I started to reassess my decision. Maybe I could just go 4 miles and turn around, and when I got back to the start point I’d have 8 down and the opportunity to decide whether to do the rest or call it a day. By the 1.5 mile mark I was leaning toward turning around at the 2 mile mark.
But then, I passed Zima and The Streak. They had gotten there mid-morning, gone a full 6 miles before turning around, and were less than 2 miles from finishing. And they were moving – faster than I was. Seeing Zima moving quickly after 10 miles is no surprise – he’s a workhorse. But seeing The Streak keeping up with him changed my whole afternoon.
The Streak just started rucking a month ago. His previous longest ruck was 5 miles. And he’s RESPECT RESPECT. That motivated me to stop the internal whining, speed up, and push through to the 6 mile mark before turning around.
When you take the DRP and post, you’re pushing yourself to do better. But what you may or may not realize is that you’re also pushing your brother to do better. My COT today is a shout-out to The Streak – thanks for pushing yourself and inspiring me to do the same!
231 is a lot.
QSource lunch has a new location this week: Whole Foods in Germantown. See you there Friday at 11:30!
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I wish I had remembered to make these announcements this morning instead of just adding them here.