December 9, 2019

Ruck 66 at the Blue Collar

THE SCENE: 60 degrees and windy. Hoody and shorts weather. The Gloom is extra gloomy at 0445. O’Reilly, BAM, and YHC had the park to ourselves.



  • SSH x20IC
  • ISW x10IC
  • The typical gamut of arm circles
  • little bit of Michael Phelps
  • YHC’s favorite stretch

THA-THANG:    Ruck 66!
Front load rucks and head over to the first light post.

Route 66 routine along the back road toward the bridge. Prescribed movement= Overhead Squat Thrusts

Break for 10 American Hammers IC and 10 ruck Merkins OYO.

Return trip to start-point. Prescribed movement= 8ct Body Builders (rucks donned)

Extra stop added on the return trip since BAM REALLLLY wanted to get some Perkins in on the guard rail. YHC was delighted to oblige.

Arrived at ENDEX with zero time to spare.

Sumary: 66 Squat-thrusts; 10 AHs; 10 Ruck Merkins; 10 Ruck Derkins; 66 Rucked Bodybuilders.

No time.

3 PAX: O’Reilly, BAM, Soulja Boy

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:       The Man In the Arena
President Theodore Roosevelt delivered a speech on August 23, 1910 at the University of France entitled “Citizens of a Republic” The most famous excerpt from this speech has become known as The Man In the Arena.

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be among those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

This workout sucks. I’ve Qd it once before at the Morg and vowed never to again. I think the excitement of my first Blue Collar Q overcame my ability to reason and next thing I knew, there we were at 0500 on a Monday doing bodybuilders with our rucks pounding us in the back the head and making midwife noises. I knew at that point that there was no turning back. We were in this to the end. Thanks, guys, for the hard work and cobains.


Soulja Boy
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