May 29, 2019

Hot for Teacher

Muggy but with a nice breeze.



SSH x20 IC
Imperial Walkers x15 IC
Windmills x15 IC

Ruck up.

Teacher Appreciation Workout (May Goruck Challenge):
Rucking with a break for a set of exercises; rep counts follow the geometric sequence.

1 Mile Ruck, then:

1 Minute of Ruck Squats
2 Minutes Plank Hold
4 Merkins
8 Ruck Deadlifts
16 Ruck Thrusters
32 Ruck Swings
64 Ruck Lunges
128 Flutter Kicks

2 Mile Ruck (only had time for about 3/4 mile)

Awww Yeahs x10 IC (each side)

8 PAX:  Bailout, Choker (QIC), Flobee, Hatfield (FNG), Rocky (Willy Loman from F3 Kansas City), Sleep Number, The Streak, Wall Builder

Ecc. 4:12:  “And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him — a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”

Last Saturday, Bailout, Soulja Boy, and I completed a 20-mile ruck as part of the Pathfinder training course we are taking.  (Mardi Gras was also with us, but his course requirement was a 15-miler).  By mile 16, I was broken.  I spent most of that mile trying to think of a way to quit.  At mile 17 I suggested that they press on at their pace (I was slowing us down considerably) and that I’d either press on slowly or get an Uber if necessary.  They were having none of it.  Bailout asked if he could carry my ruck (I declined); Soulja Boy reminded me that leaving a guy behind was not what we are about.  We pressed on at a snail’s pace, stopping frequently.

Because of those guys, I finished the event.  There’s no other way I would have.  That’s what we have in F3; when you’re at your lowest, some of those guys in your circle are riding high and ready to reach down and give you a hand up.  Other days, you’re doing great and ready to help them.

Be on the lookout for a struggling friend and do what we do.

Enjoyed the visit from Rocky (F3 Kansas City) and his coworker Hatfield (FNG from Nashville).  I hope business brings you guys back to Memphis regularly!

Hatfield is a self-described hillbilly from East Tennessee.

The Streak is on Q on Friday – he’s got a truck full of pain and he’s not afraid to use it.  SYITG.