AO: The Barracks
PAX: Soybean, Bootheel, Rabbit, Shoestring, Gus | FNG: N/A
Conditions: 63F, which was too warm and humid for my taste
Gunnery Sergeant R. Lee Ermey (AKA “Gunny”) passed away on April 15, 2018. Gunny is most famous for his role as Senior Drill Instructor Hartman in the movie Full Metal Jacket. [Link is very NSFW.] A few years ago, Gunny wrote a web article entitled The 10-Point Workout System: Exercising with the Gunny, and I figured the least we could do to remember this iconic figure was do his dadgum workout. Because it was Wednesday at The Barracks, we did everything with rucks on or used as coupons.
- SSH IC x 30
- Alternating rear leg lunges, 10 each leg
- LBAC IC x 10 (forward and backward)
- Merkins to failure
- BBSU to failure
- Superman IC x 10
- Pull-ups to failure
- Leg lifts to 45 degrees IC x 10
- Body builders IC x 10
- Ruck 2.7 miles in 44 minutes
COT / BOM: Herb Hodges, a true High Impact Man, also passed away this week. Herb was a pastor, teacher, author, and disciple maker who influenced many of the Men in the F3 Memphis PAX. God used Herb’s influence to mature me in the faith in my teens and early twenties, and his legacy will last long after he has passed. His book Tally Ho the Fox! is worth a read and includes this meaningful quote:
Why do church members get much more excited about a thousand other things than about God, spiritual things, heaven, hell, and eternity? The answer? No vision, thus no motivation, because motivation arises out of vision.
That principle is true in all aspects of life. We ended by asking God for a vision to help us lead our families, communities, and within F3 Memphis.
Moleskin: It was a great 60 minutes of PT and Ruckership. I was honored to have a chance to lead remembrance of two very different but important Men.