First Nation Run for the win.
THE SCENE: Humid, typical summer day in Memphis
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Done
- 1 lap around the oval office
- SSH x 25
- Abe Vigoda’s x 10, increasing speed to Windmills x 10
- Hamstring, calf and quad stretches OYO
PAX were separated in groups based on self-determined mile time averages. Groups were: <7 minutes, 8 minutes, 9 minutes, and >10 minutes. Q then scrambled the separate groups into a line with PAX of varying speeds. The idea was that the lead runner would set the pace for the line. The Q would determine when the next PAX would sprint to the front of the line and we would then run the pace of the new lead. Our target distance was 3.5 miles.
We ran down Zach Curlin –> West on Central –> South on Patterson –> East on Walker –> North on Zach Curlin back to the Oval office. We did 2 laps for a total of 3.6 miles.
Between laps, we did Merkins x 10 in cadence and had a 10 second count for recovery. The line was re-scrambled at that time for change in group speed.
Q was at the six and Mary exercises were guided by the PAX, while a few were pushing to all in on the run.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
17 PAX (no FNG, 1 Irish goodbye – Four Eyes): Father Abraham, Tomb Raider, Teacher’s Pet, Pirtle, Vocals, Beauty Shop, Mmmbop, Sir Mix A Lot, Toms, Goldilocks, Mr. Belding, Frogger, Soybean, Crayfish, Hall Monitor, Bottomless (Q)
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Discussed that the varying speeds and conditioning levels is likened to how each of us is in our daily walks and life situations. Some PAX are conditioned and ready for more intense challenges and trials while others are working towards that goal. Still, each PAX was mutually encouraged by each other despite the varying degrees of conditioning. Idea was stressed that each HIM brings something to the table that encourages, sharpens and betters the HIM around him.
Prayers: Bishop, Mmmbops son, that is being put in a very difficult and abusive situation. Prayers for Mmmbop to engage that situation with the Spirit. Prayers for Father Abraham and custody of his daughter
First time to Q at the Barracks and the PAX were all very encouraging towards each other. Thankful for the PAX that started MARY while I was at the six and appreciate Four Eyes doing that on the first lap around. Was encouraged by Mmmbop’s perseverance and completing the full run even when given an opportunity to take a short cut. Spoke the quality of HIM that was represented that day.
Grow Ruck September 2018