September 18, 2018

Partner Panic

THE SCENE: The weather was a cool crisp 75 degrees.  Fall was right around the corner, but no matter how many times we Mosey’d around the building, we couldn’t catch up to it.

SSH IC x 10 followed by silent x 10.  Penalty if everyone did not stop at same time.  Ironically Q did not stop on time.  Penalty = 10 burpees

Mosey .5 mile light Indian run

Partner workout.

  • 100 jump lunges (each leg = 1)
  • 200 Mercans
  • 300 Mountain Climbers (each leg = 1)
  • 400 Shoulder Taps (each shoulder = 1)
  • 500 LBCs

One partner began the exercise.  Other partner bear crawled to a sign 40 yards out and ran back.  Thang eventually modified to running to sign and back.

  • Mosey back to AO
  • Leg Throw-Downs (F3 name?) x 25 with a partner
  • Mosey around building
  • Flutter Kicks IC x 20
  • Rosalitas IC x 10

13 PAX (1 FNG Wilbur and 1 Willy Lohman Woodchuck) Rapunzel, Snookie, Stranger Danger, Reznar, Bouche, Snowcone, Lipton, Yardsale, Transplant, TombRaider, Wilbur, Woodchuck, Beaker


Most of my life, I have greatly wrestled with feeling inadequate.  Just a general sense of feeling under-appreciated and like a great disappointment to those around me.  There are several problems with line of thinking.  Not only did it cause severe self-doubt and bouts of depression but it was inherently selfish.  My mind was constantly racked with comparisons towards other people who I portrayed as better than I in a certain area.  I found myself constantly envious that I either did not have certain qualities that other people possessed or that I was not as competent as others in a certain area.  However, more importantly, this train of thinking was a  slight towards God.  He made me a specific way, gave me talents and gifts for a specific purpose.  He loves me for who I am and I was made in His image. There is a quote that has resonated with me recently…comes from C.S. Lewis’s sermon “The Weight of Glory.”  

“And that is enough to raise our thoughts to what may happen when the redeemed soul, beyond all hope and nearly beyond belief, learns at last that she has pleased Him who she was created to please…[for] if God is satisfied with the work, the work may be satisfied with itself.”

And though I still wrestle with these toxic thoughts from time to time, the burden that is lifted off one’s shoulders when we truly grasp to God’s satisfaction in us…the effect is tremendous.  And I would just encourage y’all to meditate on that going forward.


  • Q adrenaline is a REAL thing.
  • Should not dash away from AO too quickly.
  • Very VERY thankful for opportunity to lead and grow as a leader.  Loved it.
  • Jump lunges suck…even with Q adrenaline.
  • Pretty sure Stranger Danger has come to 3 of the hardest workouts we have had.
  • I TOTALLY did not intend to purposely have us do 10 penalty burpees 😉

GrowRuck12 is this weekend. We still have room during the Ruck!
F2nd event Friday 7-10P at Carolina Watershed Brewery (OYO tab)
F1st event Saturday 7-8A at ECS Dredd-led beatdown
F2nd event Saturday 8:30-9A at ECS after beatdown, breakfast (bring $3 if you aren’t signed up for GrowRuck)
F3rd event GrowSchool 9-11A at ECS great chance to soak up some leadership wisdom
CSAUP event GoRuck Custom Tough 6P-death at Tom Lee (sign up! if not, come support Old Ballz O Positive as he supports the Cadre, drink beer and throw shade, under no circumstances should one encourage the PAX…at all)