February 9, 2018

SUE 66

THE SCENE: The Barracks: ~36 degrees, still.  QIC: FourEyes

  1. Welcome: I am not a professional
  2. You are participating at your own risk
  3. You are responsible for your own wellbeing
  4. You are here voluntarily, and you are not paying to be here
  5. Know your limits and do the best you can, all exercises can be modified and are only suggestions.


20x SSH, 10x Imperial Walker, 10x I.C. Merkins, 10x I.C. Squats.


“Fitness run:” 2 laps around track, with the following at each corner:

10 man-makers

AMRAP pullups

Partner wheelbarrow up the steps, Merkin each step.

10 Dr. W.


Mosey to parking garage.


SUE 66

Bottom of first ramp, 10 of each: big boy sit ups, diamond merkins, gas pumps, wide arm merkins.

4 men pull Sue up first flight, then rotate out. Gotta keep fresh legs ahead of Sue.

9 reps of same 4 exercises.


We made it to the top and back down (had to cut some reps to make it down in time).

Sue is heavy and hard to pull.


Sue really stole the show today. Mary might feel a bit slighted, but I don’t.


14 Pax, 1 FNG Elmwood, Teacher’s Pet, Handsy, Blart, Bookworm, Spock, Toms, Soybean, Sir Mix A Lot, Pop Star, Beauty Shop, Dewey, Pirtle, Four Eyes

YHC read this excerpt from F3QSource:

“Sua sponte is Latin for “of his own accord”

In the law, a judge acts sua sponte when he exercises his inherent authority to make a ruling without a petition to do so. He takes the initiative to act on his own accord.

The motto of the United State’s Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment is “Sua Sponte”. It is a recognition that to become an elite Ranger a man must be a triple volunteer: first the Army, then Airborne School and finally the Ranger Regiment. Rangers aren’t drafted, they must make the choice for themselves—three times. They take the initiative to act on their own.

F3 applies the concept of acting on one’s own accord to Leadership through the taking of Individual Initiative (I2 for short) in furtherance of Outcome. F3 calls this Sua Sponte Leadership

The Q is not just a Leader who takes responsibility for the Outcome. He also exercises Sua Sponte Leadership to realize Advantage for his Group, in that he initiates Movement toward Outcome in the absence of directive authority. In other words, the Q is that rare man who will Lead with or without another Leader to direct him. He is That Somebody”

We cannot wait for others to lead. We must take initiative that reflects our claimed priorities.

Sue really acted out today. She made a lot of comments like “hurry up,” “run faster,” etc and was generally ornery. Recalcitrant. Obstinate. Grumpy. Hopefully as she loses weight she will become more amiable.

Last day of service at Ms. Bailey’s (1601 Ivy) tomorrow at 7am! FourEyes and Bruce are HC, we need 6 more HIM to get her sheds cleaned out in less than an hour. We might make it to the race scheduled for 8:15 at the Mothership: Gus v Phat Pat.


Ruck tomorrow: 0530, Mothership.


BC tomorrow: 0700: Mothership.


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