Who’s on Q?

THE SCENE:

A chilly 39 degrees

We had large numbers of PAX show up to post this morning. Maybe because it was YHC’s first time back at OF in 3 weeks (probably not) or maybe (more likely) because they all saw that this mysterious “Oz” OG OF-er was going to be on Q. Nobody really knows… So what actually happened?

Oz showed up, I introduced myself and asked if he was good to go or if he needed anything from any of us. He seemed a little confused. After a little more dialogue it was clear that there had been a breakdown in communication. Oz was showing up to join us for an exercise at his old stomping grounds, NOT to Q. The pre-blast had been updated, there was dialogue about the change in schedule in Slack, but clearly there was a breakdown somewhere and Oz was under the impression that he was not on Q. Oh well…we just rolled with it! Oz said he was happy to help, so I asked him to lead us in warmorama to give YHC a moment to plan a workout.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

Did it part way through warm-o-rama and then again before the actual workout.

WARM-O-RAMA:

Oz led the following (which was borderline an actual exercise, and not just warmorama):

  • SSH (IC) – 25
  • Squats (IC) – 15
  • Windmill (IC) – 15
  • IW (IC) – 15
  • Burpee ladder – all PAX line up against parking lot island curb. Perform 1 burpee then bear crawl across parking lot to gazebo side of parking lot and back. Perform 2 burpees, bear crawl across and back. At this point, the PAX weren’t sure if this was still warmorama or if Oz had decided to move on into an actual exercise. Oz planned on getting to 10 but at 5 decided to cut it short to give time for the rest of the workout. We were over 10 minutes in at this point…

YHC took it from here and recycled a workout we did back in August.

THA-THANG:

Burpee fest
For each round, do the following in succession:
  • 1 burpee, 5 Merkins
  • 2 burpees, 5 Merkins
  • 3 burpees, 5 Merkins
  • 4 burpees, 5 Merkins
  • 5 burpees, 5 Merkins
Hold squat until all in. Then proceed to next round of burpee + merkin variation…
  • Round 1: burpees + Merkins
  • Round 2: one leg burpees (left leg) + left hand on curb Merkins
  • Round 3: one leg burpees (right leg) + right hand on curb Merkins
    *Short mosey to picnic tables / benches to the north of the parking lot for rounds 4 and 5*
  • Round 4: burpos + derkins (using concrete picnic table benches)
  • Round 5: burpee box jumps + incline Merkins (using concrete picnic table benches)

Once we finished all 5 rounds, we did the following:

  • Bear crawl from the picnic tables through grass back to parking lot.
  • Once at parking lot, lunge walk back to flags.
  • Once at flags, circle up and hold high plank.
  • Raise right arm in the air.
  • Bring arm back down and perform 5 merkins
  • Raise left arm in the air.
  • Bring arm back down and perform 5 merkins
  • Hold high plank
  • Raise Right foot in the air and hold
  • Back to high plank
  • Raise left foot in the air and hold
  • Back to plank

At this point YHC turned it over to Bottomless to finish us out with 5 minutes of Mary…

MARY:

  • LBC’s (IC) – 26
  • LOL’s (right side, then left) – 10 of each (L, O counter clockwise, O clockwise) on each leg
  • Pickle Pounders (IC) – 16

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

26 (No FNG’s) – Pirtle, Chioccetti, Soybean, Old Man Hitch, Shoestring, Bottomless, Oz, Doc Hollywood, Jail Bait, One and Done, Dewey, Crayfish, Park Bench, TLC, Huggies, Combination, Mirage, ISS, Mighty Joe Young, Sir Mix-a-lot, Carmen Sandiego, Teacher’s Pet, Silver, MIB, Goldilocks, Handsy (QIC)

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

The importance of thankfulness – YHC spent the last 3 weeks traveling with my family and decided to journal each day (basically write down everything we did that day at the end of the day…including fun stuff, funny stuff, hard stuff…all of it). The more I did that, I realized how it helped me to be more grateful in the present moment. It helped me have a sense of all the good things that I’ve experienced so as not to get so hung up on the things that didn’t go well. And that, in turn, gave me greater patience with those around me (mainly my wife and kids), especially if things weren’t going exactly as I had hoped or planned. I encouraged the PAX to consider regularly journaling if they don’t already for the purpose of increasing thankfulness and patience in the present.

We prayed for Moth Balls and his new marriage and for Teacher’s Pet to get well soon (been not feeling well for a few weeks now)

MOLESKIN:

It was definitely a rocky start to my first time back as AOQ after being out for 3 weeks. It was a good reminder of the importance of not just showing up for a workout, but the need for all of us (especially AOQ’s) to be ready for the unexpected and step up to led when and if necessary. Fortunately, I was surround by a solid group of HIM who rolled with it and stepped up to lead and encourage all the PAX. Several guys were jumping in to help other PAX finish their sets of burpees together. It was awesome. And great to be back…I had really missed all 3 F’s the past few weeks – thankful to be back in the gloom with my brothers.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
APFT is this Friday at the Barracks. For more info on that or other announcements, look at the PREBLAST for the week.

Four Portals of Tiger Lane

THE SCENE: It was dark and warm. In the distance, a gaggle of PAX were seen running down Hollywood, migrating south from the Old Forest.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: These happened, Cheesesteak! Get off my case!

WARM-O-RAMA:
We assumed the plank position, and YHC asked the PAX what they thought the concept of being a High Impact Man meant. We talked about making a positive impact on our communities and neighbors. Then we talked about how making an impact usually comes through intentional relationships.

Mountain climbers IC x16
SSH IC x20
Imperial Walkers IC x15
Hillbilly IC x15
Arm circles x10 frontwards and backwards

Pair up! PAX were instructed to discuss and name two individuals whom they want to impact in some way – maybe a child, maybe wife or girlfriend, maybe a neighbor. Loooooong mosey with your buddy to Tiger Lane – good chatter. 

THA-THANG:
At the Four Portals, we each selected a section of portal wall and did the following:

Jump-up burpees (burpee in front of the wall, jump onto the wall at the end of the burpee) x15
Derkins x15
Dips x15
Incline Merkins x15

Rinse and repeat with 10 reps then 5 reps.

Mosey over to grassy expanse for a little burpee catch-me-if-you-can.

Same partners, P1 heads downfield running backwards. P2 does 3 burpees then chases down P1. When P2 is caught, he does 3 burpees while P1 runs backwards. Etc until we reach the sidewalk at the end. Rinse and repeat going back the other direction.

Mosey over to fountain, whose walls are 2-3 times as tall as the portals. 25 derkins OYO.

Loooong mosey back to the rugby pitch with your partner. PAX were instructed to tell their partner one action they would take this week to impact the people they identified earlier. I said I would take my oldest son out somewhere to talk about becoming a man and being responsible and reliable. I also said I’d have a conversation with a widow at church about her finances and what kind of support she needs.

MARY:
We stopped at the rugby field for some Mary.

Flutter kicks x30
Heels to the Heavens x20
WWI Sit-ups x20
American Hammers x20 (Thanks, Four Eyes!)
Burpee IC x10
Pickle pounder x10

AYG sprint back to start point.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
8 PAX, no FNGs

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC encouraged the PAX to follow through on the actions they talked about with their partner, and to hold each other accountable over the next week. 

MOLESKIN:
The Sandlot never disappoints, mainly because the PAX never disappoint. Prayers for Alcy Ball Development Corp, who are trying to buy a house to use for offices. Prayers for the PAX to be active and productive at work and home. Some got Squatober reps in after the pic, then we headed to the nearest donut shop. 

New Day | New Week | New Month

Date: 10/01/2018

AO: Old Forest

QIC: Gus

Conditions: 70F – I’ve had better.

WELCOME

DISCLAIMER

Warm-o-Rama
SSH IC x 25
Merkins IC x 10
SSH IC x 25
Merkins IC x 10

* mosey to Levitt Shell *

Elevens
Burpees at Bottom – 1
Squats at Top – 10

SSH IC x 25
Merkins IC x 10

* mosey back to SP *

SSH IC x 25
Merkins IC x 10

Ratchet Shoulder Blaster to ENDEX

Circle of Trust
Count-O-Rama: 20 (1 FNG)
Name-O-Rama: Jail Bait, Mirage, Blart, Huggies, MIB, Teacher’s Pet, Bookworm, Griswold, Combination, Dewey, Bottomless, Park Bench, Soybean, Hitch, Pirtle, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Shoestring, ISS, Gus | FNGs: Silver

BOM: Reject passivity.

Moleskin: Sometimes the simplest workouts are the hardest. This one never disappoints, and neither did the PAX. Griswold Splashed Merlot. Old Forest will likely win KotB.

11’s On The Hill At The Ruins

THE SCENE:

Cool – 60 degrees. The rain slowed to the slightest drizzle before we began and stopped all together after warm-o-rama.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

Did it including sharing the mission of F3.


WARM-O-RAMA:

  • SSH (IC) – 50
  • Daisy Pickers (IC) – 15
  • Hillbillies (IC) – 15
  • LBAC’s (IC) – 10 forward, 10 reverse
  • Mosey to the top of the hill (wear most Q’s lead some hill sprints…just across Riverside drive from the south side of Beale Street Landing)

THA-THANG:

11’s with BBSU’s and and Absolutions

  • Perform 10 BBSU’s at the bottom of the hill.
  • Sprint up the hill
  • Perform 1 Absolution (what’s that? Search “absolution” in the Exicon…)
  • Mosey back down the stairs
  • Rinse and repeat, decreasing BBSU’s by 1 each time and increasing Absolutions by 1 each time until all PAX reach 1 BBSU and 10 Absolutions.

We finished that with time left so moseyed back to the Spaghetti Warehouse parking lot. Using the railing in front of the Spaghetti Warehouse each PAX performed 10 Australian pull-ups. Then ran to the other side of the parking lot and back. Then perform 9 Australian pull-ups, run across parking lot and back. Rinse and repeat until Mary. Most PAX got down below 5 reps before we had to stop for Mary.

MARY:

  • Crunch Jacks (IC) – 15
  • Hello Dali Lhama (IC) – 25
  • Double Dolly (IC) – 10
  • American Hammer (IC) – 10

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

8 PAX: Toms, Socks, Jail Bait, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Four Eyes, Old Man Hitch, Cheesesteak, Handsy (QIC)

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Proverbs 14:23 – “In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty.” This is not just financial… physically, emotional, mental, etc. We must give 100%, it will be hard but worth it. Specifically, as it relates to F3 workouts, I’ve been personally challenged with how often I cut corners. I get sloppy on form. I will never get stronger, healthier if I cut corners. And, as a metaphor for life, if we can consistently push ourselves to do hard things, to toil during these gruesome bootcamps every week, we know that there will be fruit. We will be healthier, stronger, etc. But let’s not stop there – let these workouts remind us of the need to work hard and toil in ALL areas of life. Will you have that hard conversation that you know needs to happen? Will you put your phone down and play with your kids or listen to your wife? Will you do hard things, knowing that they will be hard, but that they will be profitable? We must do that if we are to be HIM.
 

MOLESKIN:

The Ruins is an awesome AO. So much variety to choose from and beautiful scenery right on the river. If you haven’t even posted here, it’s a must! Also – I love the guys that regularly post here. Such a solid group of HIM.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Check the PREBLAST for any current announcements.

Taper Ruck at The Barracks

THE SCENE: 74* and pleasant

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Done

THA-THANG: 3.2 mile ruck (2 laps around campus). One (1) 60 lb sandbag and one (1) American shovel flag were passed around.

MARY: Plank to pike position to plank to “cobra pose”

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA: 6 PAX, no FNGs

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM: During a GORUCK event, in the middle of the night, there will come a point where you will be sore, beyond tired, agitated, and ready to quit. It will be very easy to focus on those uncomfortable feelings and thoughts and then slowly fade to the back of the pack and stop helping the team. This is called “going gray.” Don’t do that! To fight against the gray man, look to the man on your left or right, think about what you can do to help him, and then do it. If your focus is on your brother, rather than yourself, you’ll be fine. And if you’re fine, we’ll all be fine. This also applies to work and family life, where sometimes we go internal and forget that we’re here to serve others, not ourselves.

MOLESKIN: Special thanks to Hitch for supplying the tunes, Teacher’s Pet for supplying the sandbag, Bookworm for supplying the American shovel flag, Shoestring for supplying some Puerto Rican attitude, and Pirtle for supplying plenty of dry sarcasm.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: GrowRuck is coming. Gird thy loins!

Taper Time

THE SCENE: a pleasant 75° and wee bit gloomy
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH IC x20
Daisy Pickers IC x15
Daisy Shuffle IC x12
Hill Billies IC x15
Imperial Walkers IC x15
Tempo Squats IC x10
LBAC IC x10, Reverse IC x10
THA-THANG:
Mosey .5 mi
Sprint 50 yds.
Squats OYO x10
Four Eyes & Toms did 5 pull-ups on the rugby pitch crossbar

Mosey .25 mi
Dips IC x20
Merkins IC x10
Soybean & Chioccetti did 5 Git-Outs in the pool

Mosey .25 mi
Squats OYO x10
Mosey up the ramp
Arms-raised Squats OYO x10
Mosey down the ramp
Shoestring & Mothballs did 10 wet Merkins

Mosey .25mi
Crawlbear up a berm x 2

Mosey to the Sandpit
Sprint across sand (40yds), 5 squats, sprint back, rest (90 seconds)
Sprint, 10 squats, sprint, rest (60 seconds)
Sprint, 15 squats, sprint, rest (60 seconds)
Sprint, 15 Merkins, sprint, rest (60 seconds)
Mosey back to start

MARY:
Leg stretches
Back stretches
Merkins
Daisy Pickers
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
7 PAX (0 FNGs): Mothballs, Chioccetti, Soybean, Toms, Shoestring, Foureyes, Hitch
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
The Q spent last night doing some menial chores and complaining to his M about how the next 3 months won’t afford him a break. Work, travel, kids, life in general, it’s all just cramping his leisure! Convicted by his own whining the Q was compelled to admit to his lack of manliness and his blatant disregard for the Lord’s Sabbath, an entire day intentionally set aside as a break, for rest.
Upon realigning himself this morning through some brotherly work, the Q is committing himself in the accountability of his brothers to intentionally observe the Sabbath over the next 3 months and quit bitchin’ about not getting breaks, especially to his M, whose job is much harder than his.
God gives us work just as He gives us rest. Isaiah 40:30-31
MOLESKIN:
Never stand across from a Ranger Panty-clad PAX during Hill Billies.
Rugby Crossbars are way up there.
It’s way easier to watch Git-outs than do them.
I should have made the Wet Merkins into Wet Hand-release Merkins.
Crawlbearing uphill is the pits.
0 burpees today, your welcome.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
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)
F3rd event Worship after patching led by Foureyes, presumably at Tom Lee

Modified IPC

THE SCENE: muggy, dark, not too hot.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

Did it, including sharing the mission of F3.


WARM-O-RAMA:

  • SSH (IC) – 40
  • Daisy Pickers (IC) – 15
  • LBAC (IC) – 20

THA-THANG:

This was a modified version of the 4th week of the Iron Pax Challenge. When I attempted to finish this workout a few weeks ago, I thought it was one of the hardest workouts I’ve ever done and not something that would be good for a standard F3 bootcamp. However, it was a solid workout that, with some adjustments, could be a great bootcamp workout. So, that’s what I attempted. Instead of total reps, we just timed each interval so we could all stay together. Also, we didn’t have enough CMU’s so I modified the CMU thruster to bear crawl + groiners.

We did each of the following exercises for 5 minutes straight with 45 seconds recovery in between each:

  • Run
  • Pull-ups (Australian pull-ups for modification) – AMRAP until time is up.
  • Lunge walk 25 yards, perform 25 air squats. Rinse and repeat until time is up.
  • Run 25 yards, perform 25 merkins. Rinse and repeat until time is up.
  • Bear crawl 25 yards, perform 25 groiners. Rinse and repeat until time is up.
  • Pull-ups again (Australian pull-ups for modification) – AMRAP until time is up.

We were going to do one more 5 minute run, but the parking lot was full of trash likely leftover from a weekend party/picnic. So instead of a 5 minute run, we did a 2 minute run around the parking lot to pick up as much trash as possible. #3rdF

MARY: 

  • Pickle Pounders (IC) – 20
  • Box Cutters (IC) – 15

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

16 – Hitch, Bottomless, ISS, Sergeant Minor, Doc Hollywood, Nancy Drew, MIB, Pirtle, Mirage, Combination, Pastor Dodge, Sir Mix-a-lot (Irish Goodbye), Teacher’s Pet, Chioccetti, Soybean, Handsy (QIC)

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Proverbs 19:3 – When a man’s folly brings his way to ruin, his heart rages against the LORD.

I’ve read that one of the biggest factors in whether kids grow up feeling loved by their parents and successful or not is that kids who grow up feeling loved and successful had parents who admitted mistakes and apologized. That’s all. We are not perfect. But if we are willing to humble ourselves and admit when we are wrong and seek forgiveness, it makes a big impact. Not only on our kids, but spouses, co-workers, friends, etc.

So – be humble enough to admit when you are wrong and say your sorry no matter how hard it is.

MOLESKIN:

I was reminded of the importance of always being ready this morning. I saw a message from Jail Bait this morning at 5am that his wife went into labor in the middle of the night and he would not make it for his VQ. So I had to throw something together last minute. Always good to be prepared and have some workout ideas for moments like this. And keep Jail Bait and his wife and baby in your prayers!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

GrowRuck is this weekend! There are 2 PAID FOR spots available if someone wants them. Also, if you can’t do the Saturday night event, you can still join for some 2nd F Friday night or come to a bootcamp and GrowSchool Saturday morning. More info HERE.

 

No Time to Get Ready

Date: 09/11/2018

AO: The Ruins

QIC: Gus

Conditions: 63F and breezy – real nice

WELCOME

DISCLAIMER

No Warm-o-Rama; we just got to work.

The PAX moved out, with Hitch leading the way. Most Men wore rucks or weight vests; a few did not. That weight was surrendered or redistributed at times. Hitch and I reminded the Men at various points about the thoughts, feelings, and external circumstances that the firefighters would have experienced on 9/11/2001 and encouraged the Men to continue onward. The last three ascents were executed in silence.

Thirty trips up x 73 stairs = 2,190 stairs

God bless America.

Circle of Trust
Count-O-Rama: 25
Name-O-Rama: Hitch, Mama’s Boy, Blart, Bookworm, O Positive, Shoestring, Chioccetti, Crayfish, Beaker, Billy Blanks, Rapunzel, Handsy, Pirtle, Tomb Raider, Captain Obvious, Yard Sale, Iced T, Boucher, Rabbit, Speaker, Teacher’s Pet, Daniel Tiger, Toms, Reznor, Gus | FNGs: N/A
BOM: In a time of crisis, there is no time to get ready. You have to be ready. The firefighters, policemen, and other first responders who took the call on 9/11 had no time to become stronger mentally, emotionally, spiritually, or physically; no time to set things right with their families; no time to add to their legacies; no time to become a better version of themselves that may be more capable of doing what needed to be done. The time is now to act and prepare for the crises that will inevitably come. It’s why we Post, and it’s why we support our Brothers.

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 5

Moleskin: This was our second time to do a memorial stair climb on 9/11. I look forward to many more.

Squats, Squats, Squats

THE SCENE: 65 degrees of impending gloom
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH IC x20
Daisy Pickers IC x15
Daisy Sliders IC x12
IW IC x15
Hillbilly’s IC x15
8ct Burpees IC x10
Squats OYO x15
THA-THANG:
Mosey to the Gazebo
Squats OYO x15, for form
Squats OYO x15, for depth
Squats OYO x20, arms overhead
Single Leg Squats OYO x10, ea. leg
Merkins IC x10
Squat + Step Ups OYO x20, for Four Eyes

The Playlist (10 Sets – 90 second/set)
https://soundcloud.com/chad-bennett-10/sets/the-old-forest-september-10

1 Set = Sprint 25 yds, 10 LBCs, 5 Merkins, 10 Squats, Sprint 25 yds
PAX responsible for bringing Sue on sprints
Augmentations
Set 1 – standard
Set 2 – standard
Set 3 – standard
Set 4 – 10, 10, 10
Set 5 – YHC took a Sue rope from PAX
Set 6 – 10, 10, 15
Set 7 – 10, 10, 15
Set 8 – 15, 10,15
Set 9 – 15, 10, 15
Set 10 – 20, 20, 20, No Ropes

MARY:
Peter Parkers IC x10
CDD + Pickle Pounders IC x6
4-ct Flutter Kick OYO x50
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
16 Pax (2 FNG). Welcome Combination & Huggies (we already have a Depends).
Book it, Handsy, Sloppy Joe, Sergeant Minor, Pastor Dodge, Mirage, Jail Bait, ISS, Chioccetti, Four Eyes, Bookworm, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Hitch, Combination, Depends
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
F3 is great for promoting brotherhood and accountability. YHC urged PAX to find 1-2 other men to dig deeper with on a personal level. Checking pride and jealousy at the door, share financial plans, relationship conflicts, talk about sex, parenting, doubts, your secret joy in watch the Great British Baking Show. Privacy is just soil for sowing sin. The Devil lies to us in private. But when God speaks, it is often in the voice of a brother.

MOLESKIN:
Nobody liked 8-ct Burpees but people have to complain about something. It took 3 sets of squats to get the amount of groaning I was looking for, so that’s something. T-CLAPS to Sir Mix-a-Lot for Merkining through the pain. Sue is losing some weight. Bookworm is really fast at LBCs. Shoestring’s Backblast looked nasty.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Tuesday 9/11 – 5:00AM Meet  at the Ruins for Memorial 9/11 Stair Ruck
Saturday 9/15 – South Memphis Home Clean-up: Check Slack @Chioccetti
9/21-22 – GrowRuck12 still has spots open

Morg People Ruck a Quarter Pounder

THE SCENE: Humid,  pleasant

YHC didn’t plan in advance, nor does he own a high quality bluetooth speaker, but he did create a playlist to listen to while reading this backblast and reliving the glory of the Morg. Something for everyone, even Choker.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: did that

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH IC x28 (to celebrate Bookworm’s birthday), Daisy Picker x10, Windmill x10, Imperial Walker x15, arm circles forward and backward. Took a short mosey while waiting on Johnny-come-lately Carport to get his gear together.

THA-THANG:
YHC learned the quarter pounder from Proton at the Levee. Slicnut, who happens to be Proton’s brother-in-law, introduced YHC to the quarter pounder with cheese at the Berm. It was raining and glorious. Today, YHC decided to up the ante by throwing rucks into the mix. 

Choker and myself arrived early with our laser distance meters and USGS professional grade conical area markers and marked off an *exact* 100 x 20 yard field, with markers at 25 yard increments. 

Starting at Cone 1, the PAX bear crawled to Cone 2, dragging their rucks between their legs. At Cone 2, we did 28 ruck burpees (burpee holding the ruck, then pressing it instead of jumping). The plan was 25, but we had to celebrate Bookworm’s birthday again! Rucks overhead and mosey back to Cone 1.

Bear crawl to Cone 3 (50 yd), dragging rucks – RUCK UP! 25 4-count merkins in cadence. Rucks overhead and mosey back.

Bear crawl to Cone 4 – RUCK UP! 75 squats on your own. Rucks overhead and mosey back.

Bear crawl to Cone 5 – RUCK UP! 100 SSH on your own (absolutely miserable). Rucks overhead and mosey back.

Next, PAX partnered up, with Choker offering to be the odd man. Instructions were to fireman carry your partner 50 yards. YHC could not manage to get Carport high enough on my shoulders, so we reverted to piggy back. Once we were all in, we held our rucks over our heads and did 20 4-count flutter kicks in cadence. Partners flapjack and carry each other 50 yards back. Carport accomplished what YHC could not.

With 10 minutes left, we took a short lap on the walking track and got back to the flag. 

MARY:
WWI Sit-ups, Freddy Mercuries, and, to round out the morning, a few pickle pounders. 

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
7 PAX, 1 FNG – Fanny

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC shared from the Q Source about Jester, the temptation of the flesh that hinders a man’s acceleration. I shared about my perception about my own Jester. A really helpful concept from the article is the five lies the Jester tells us. 

1 – “You are the boss of me – you’re in control and can quit when you want to.”
2 – “You are what you do – this is who you are intended to be”
3 – “You are relatively not that bad of a guy – at least you aren’t smoking crack like Jonny”
4 – “The Jester and Virtue can coexist – you can compensate for your Jester by being especially Virtuous”
5 – “You can’t live without me – there is no hope of changing.”

None of these are true – and the fact is that your Jester will always hold you back from being the High Impact Man you really want to be. 

YHC encouraged the PAX to do three things:
1 – Identify your Jester
2 – Identify what triggers your Jester (might be time of day, certain emotions, feeling rejected or not appreciated, stress) – if you know your triggers, you can prepare to face them.
3 – Lock shields with a brother who will truly hold you accountable. You can’t beat your Jester alone, and you don’t have to try.

MOLESKIN:
The Morg People held it together this morning. I hated myself and my ideas. They probably hated me too, but they didn’t verbally say it, so who knows? I was really impressed by the effort put in by the PAX. Special thanks to Hitch for providing unprompted counts when necessary.