Coupon Day at the Berm

THE SCENE: 58 degrees.  There was a pleasant ocean breeze waving gently through the palm trees.  Oh wait, we’re in Memphis and it’s January.  What???

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

Done.  Twice.
WARM-O-RAMA:
Mosey lap around the building, SSH x20, Hillbillies x10, Windmills x10, Sprinklers x10

THA-THANG:

Started with a short trip down Route 66- mosey down the path making 11 stops.  At each stop do burpees, starting with 1 and increase by 1 at every stop.  66 total burpees.

Ended back near startex to pick up coupons

2 circuits with coupons-

  • Blocktanamo- 1 round
  • Mosey with coupon to pullup bars- 5 pullups
  • 10 overhead press
  • 15 curls
  • 20 step ups
  • 25 coupon swings

MARY:
American hammers x20 IC, 30 LBCs OYO, 1 round of Guantanamo
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
17 total, 2 FNG

Transplant, Soybean, High Vis, Yardsale, The Warden, Bailout, Blackout, Steinbrenner, Plan B, Houdini, Toms, Shoestring, Photoshop, Lipton,  Ups

FNGs- 9 Volt, First Class
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Matthew 14:22-33.  Jesus and Peter walk on water

What are some things that could be holding us back and keep us from reaching our potential?  What keeps us from staying focused amid distraction?  2 things are fear and doubt, which is what happened to Peter.  He asked Jesus what to do, Jesus told him to walk on water, and he did.  But then he got distracted by the storm, he got scared, and lost focus.  He started to doubt.  But it wasn’t necessarily Jesus he was doubting (he was already walking on the water), he started to doubt himself and failed to do what he was able to do.  So when our storms come, what should we do?  Seek God’s advice, then stay focused, not doubt ourselves, and do what God knows we are capable of doing.
MOLESKIN:
After not posting all of December (I was busy) (I really was), YHC felt like the only thing he should be Qing was a buffet line.  Nice to be back with my F3 brothers.  Now where’s the Tylenol?
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
None

Berm – Walls of Jericho

THE SCENE: Chilly morning. Mid high 30s. A little windy.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

You should not have paid to be here, please modify any exercise as needed, I am not a professional even though I might look like one ;).

“… and Welcome to F3” – Hitch


WARM-O-RAMA:

Side straddle hops, Daisy pickers, Mexican squats, Windmills. 2 Indian run laps around the building.

THA-THANG:
Walls of Jericho – 7 exercises, 7 reps each, and 1 lap around the building. Completed that 7 times.

  • Squats.
  • Merkins.
  • Burpees.
  • 8 Count Body Builders.
  • Alligator Merkins.
  • Alternating Shoulder Taps.
  • Lunges.

Shout loud enough to wake up those fart sacking this AM, and to bring those walls down!

MARY:
Ain’t nobody got time for that.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
11 PAX (2 FNG: Tintin; Streaker).

Hitch; Tomb Raider; Laettner; Speaker; Yard Sale; Ups; Flatland; Plan B; Judah (VQ).

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Joshua not feeling adequate to take over Moses. God promised to be with him every step of the way, just as he had been with Moses. And that God is the same protecting and guiding us TODAY. 

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28

MOLESKIN:
T-CLAPS to flatland who killed it today, he probably did a 5k after the beatdown.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Four eyes starting Whetstone program.

Punishment for Beating a Time Hack?

THE SCENE:    Felt to be a warm 50 with a light misting similar to the crisp organic free range veggie aisle at Whole Paycheck.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:  Done x 2 for Shoestring who appeared he had to run to The Berm but was probably a bit late due to all the parking spots being filled up.

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x 25 IC, Merkins x 15 IC

THA-THANG:

  • Indian Run, 1 mile loop with a time hack
  • Punishment threatened if the target time wasn’t made
  • Indian Run completed at the 9 minute mark a full minute before the targeted time of 10.  (all in except for the six who needed a hand from a true HIM)
  • PAX rewarded by the option of a 100 yd sprint or 5 burpees IC.  Each of the 17 PAX had to decide whether to lead the group in a 100 yd sprint or a set of Burpees x 5 IC.
  • The ‘notasport’ field witnessed approx. 9 100 yd sprints and 40 IC burpees.
  • “the punishment would have been the choice of a down and back sprint (200 yds) or 10 IC burpees.”
  • Mosey to the pull up bars.  PAX preformed 3 sets of stacked chin ups and step ups.  set 1: 1 chin up, 1 step up (paired steps = 1), set 2: 3 chin ups, 3 step ups, set 3: 6 chin ups,  6 step ups.

MARY:
American Hammer x 25 IC, ABCs IC, Pickle Pavement Pounders x 15 IC, Flutter Kicks x 25 IC, Guantanamo Bay x 2 rounds

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
17 PAX, 0 FNGs
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
“True love is this; to lay down one’s life for another.”

How can we live this out in our day-to-day lives?  What does this mean for us 21st century men?

I immediately think of the stories of courageous solders jumping on grenades and saving the lives of their comrades.  However, most of us will never be put in the position where we have the opportunity to save someone’s life by sacrificing our own.  Or do we?

We have opportunities each day to live unselfishly to ‘die to self’, to serve, and to put the needs of others above our own.  We could live this life for ourselves, amassing material goods, striving for renown, and running after things that please us.  Or we could prioritize our wives, our children, our friends, our co-workers, and the needs of the stranger above our own.  In this way we ‘lay down our life’ and sacrifice our own comforts, pleasures, and desires.

As we grow in a relationship with Christ we die to ourself and take up our cross to live our lives for HIM out of gratitude and as a good servant serving a good Lord.

So, I challenge us to sacrifice our lives today and watch the 2.0’s while the M goes grocery shopping, turn off Slack, put down our phones, and play with the 2.0’s.  Call a brother and share a kind word.  The things that the Spirit is prompting you to do but the ‘business’ of life reprioritizes these that should be the priority.

MOLESKIN:
Damn, it was nice to see a crowd roll out today.  The mumblechatter was excellent, we had fun.  The fellowship definitely pushes one to accelerate.  There’s something about shared suffering that really grows ones relationships with others.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Prayers requested for OP’s family relations who just lost a loved one, Bailout’s employee who experienced a robbing, Photoshop’s aunt who is undergoing surgery, and Plan B’s co-worker that he would experience God in a convicting way.

Halloween Eve at Bermuda Triangle

THE SCENE:  Just shy of 60 degrees.  Crisp air, with the scattered clouds back-lit by a brilliant moon.  Hearts.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:  We had an FNG, so I tried extra.  Luckily Gus was 30 seconds late and therefore unable to observe and criticize.

WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x 20 IC
High Knees x 15 IC
Daisy Pickers x 15 IC
Imperial Walkers x 10 IC
Arm Circles x 10 IC
Reverse Arm Circles x 10 IC

THA-THANG:

Mosey to opposite end of senior center.

Find a spot on the wall and perform the following circuit:

  • Bear Balls to the Wall x 1 OYO (i.e., walk it up until parallel with wall, then walk it back down)
  • Merkins x 20 OYO
  • Bear Balls to the Wall x 1 OYO
  • Squats x 20 OYO
  • Bear Balls to the Wall x 1 OYO
  • Burpees x 20 OYO
  • Mosey one lap around the senior center

Rinse and repeat circuit.  Many times.

MARY:

LBCs x 10 IC
Flutter Kicks x 20 IC
Freddie Mercury x 20 IC
Mountain Climbers x 20 IC
LCBs x 10 IC

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:  12 PAX (1 FNG):  Vocals, Ups, Judah, Gepetto, Snookie, Tomb Raider, Beauty Shop, Lipton, Gus, Transplant, Sapling (FNG), Toms

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:  YHC recently read the Modern Thinker’s Creed, by Steve Turner, and read the following excerpt to the PAX:

If chance be the Father of all flesh, disaster is his rainbow in the sky and when you hear “State of Emergency!” “Sniper Kills Ten!” “Troops on Rampage!” “Whites go Looting!” “Bomb Blasts School!” It is but the sound of man worshiping his maker.

Read the whole thing here.  YHC encouraged the PAX to remember that whatever comes their way today, chaos does not dictate our course.

MOLESKIN:  TCLAPS to our FNG, Sapling, who just kept working.  I wish I had been that composed after my first beatdown.  Also TCLAPS to Gus for setting the pace.  I was running on E at the end of set 5, and knowing Gus was running his mosey lap alone was the thing that kept my squirrel flying.  Finally, Tomb Raider.  You’re a monster, and I hope you burn that bomber jacket.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Eli Grow Legacy 8k is this weekend.
MAM needs volunteers for its physical fitness test this weekend.
Small flag Pirtle and his family are moving and could use help this weekend with boxes and such.

Monopoly at the Berm (October 9)

THE SCENE: Warm, breezy, high 70s. Q: Lipton
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

WARM-O-RAMA:
Abe Vigoda, Arm Circles OYO
THA-THANG:
We played F3 Monopoly. It’s really simple. We went to the square in the parking lot and saw a series of blue cards in the shape of a Monopoly game board. Each card represented a piece of the game, with instructions. We got in two groups of four and made our way around the board.

*Unless otherwise stated, foursomes split exercises evenly

  • 50 Burpees 
  • RR (Mosey around Building)
  • ? (Chance): 10 Burpees on own
  • 100 Burpees
  • Visit Jail (30 count break)
  • 150 Merkin
  • RR
  • ? (15 Bobby Hurleys)
  • 200 Imperial Walkers
  • Free Parking (Run to nearest car and back)
  • 250 Lunges
  • RR
  • ? (20 Dolly)
  • 300 LBCs
  • Go To Jail. Bearcrawl to Jail and back
  • 350  Squats
  • RR
  • ? (10 Burpees)
  • 400  SSH
  • Go!– Finished

MARY:

Mountain Climber Merkin (1 leg, 2 leg, 3 leg, down); Protractor; Box Cutters

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
8 PAX. Lipton, Hops, Laettner, Transplant, Bailout, PhotoShop, Snookie, Beauty Shop.

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

In her book Grit, Angela Duckworth claims that more than anything else, success is determined by perseverance, or grit. It is that thing in each of us that helps us to get up after we’ve been beaten down.

She offers 3 Simple Rules: 1) Do a hard thing, 2) You get to pick, 3) You can quit, but not at any time.

There are a lot of things in life that encourage us to quit. Jesus doesn’t always call us to some outrageous pursuit, but often to simply stand (Rev. 2:10). We encouraged each of the PAX to have the grit and determination needed to stand up when running away would be easier.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Campout

52 Card Pick-Up @ The Berm

THE SCENE:

The Berm: 74 degrees and peaked

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Including what is the Mission of F3 | 5 Core Principles

CIRCLE OF PAIN:
*SSH x 3 minutes IC (intervals of 1 minute/ea)
*MERKINS x 15 IC

THA-THANG:    PAX assembled in a large circle. YHC knocked over JENGA with his left foot. *Insert loud sigh and gasp by the PAX*

YHC proceeded to pick up Cap’n Merkin (imagine, if you will, a Captain America Halloween candy bucket with an F3 sticker affixed to his forehead and the best ‘stache in all F3 Nation affixed above his lips) and dump out 52 playing cards on the pavement.  *Insert 2nd loud sigh and gasp by the PAX*

Going clock-wise, 1 PAX at a time, each PAX would Bear Crawl to the mound of cards. Pick one card up and announce the Exercise and # of reps.  He would Q the exercise (shared leadership) then once completed that PAX would Crawl Bear back to his spot in the circle.  Repeat with remaining PAX.

*Number Card=the # on the card + 10=Reps
*Royals=25 Reps
*Ace=100 Reps or whatever the card said

*Reps in ( )

  1. Q=Monkey Humper (25)
  2. 6=Wide-Arm Merkin (16)
  3. 5=Standing Lunge (15)
  4. J=Smurf Jack (25)
  5. A=Arm Circle (100)
  6. 9=Low, Low Squat (19)
  7. Q=Burpee (25)…then out of nowhere, YHC pulled a JOKER out and increased the reps by + 1=(26)
  8. 7=Monkey Humper (17)
  9. K=Mtn. Climber (25)
  10. 9=High Plank (90 sec)
  11. A=Calf Raise (100)
  12. 10=Lunge Walk (100 M)
  13. 8=Backward Lunge (18)

*Mosey: 2 laps around the building

MARY:
*Flutter Kicks x 28 IC
*Box Cutters (Build the box) x 15 IC
*Box Cutters (Open the box) x 15 IC

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
13; Beauty Shop, Lil Nicky, Flat Tire, Yardsale, Runner-Up, Lucille, Tomb Raider, Gus, Speaker, Ups (Irish Goodbye), O Positive and 2 Willy Loman from Charlotte: Crotch Rocket and Rice Burner.

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

THE MAN IN THE ARENA by Theodore ” O Positive” Roosevelt

“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 *gloom*, 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 WITH THOSE COLD AND TIMID *fart-sacking* SOULS WHO NEITHER KNOW VICTORY NOR DEFEAT.”

YHC leaves this here as a reminder on why we do what we do and the impact our actions have on our lives and the lives of those we hold dear:

Men should do hard things.

Together.

But, let’s face it-more often than not we don’t.

Men, with exception-albeit rarely-lack consistent fitness, meaningful male friendships and a defined purpose in our lives.

And we get hammered with life’s ups and downs and become complacent or just give up. We stop leading. We start thinking it’s just not worth the effort anymore. A hard truth is that an isolated man is a dangerous man-to himself, his family and to his community.

But we have 2 choices: Become the status quo or become High Impact Men (HIM).

So, let’s dig deeper into that. When men become the status quo-we become ineffective leading ourselves, our families and ultimately, our communities.

But for those who disrupt the status quo, what we call High Impact Men (HIM) become the strong anchors that our families and communities need.

So, where can men turn these days?

Take F3 Memphis and this event, GrowRuck 12 Memphis as good examples.

With a proven track record of getting over 20,000 men across 20 states to step up into leadership roles, F3 Nation gives men a clear action plan to better themselves, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Free work-outs are provided. Open to all men. Held outdoor-rain or shine, heat or cold. Peer-led. Always ending in a circle of trust.

But what makes it effective and transformational is that F3 delivers on its promises by being accessible, providing men the opportunity to lead and fail in a safe place with no judgment, pushing men to their limits while encouraging them to modify as needed, providing an opportunity to build a healthy community to develop genuine friendships with other men, all while respecting one another for our similarities and our differences.

And the end result is evidenced by the men who commit to the process, core principles and come prepared to do the work.

Their lives will reflect healthier bodies (inside/out), more meaningful male friendships and a defined life’s purpose.

And for that we can all celebrate.

Shared pain builds trust. Well done men for putting in the work this weekend.

Well done.

Special thanks to 
David Redding , Co-Founder of F3 , John Lambert , Seth Brown and the 2 Cadres , Cadre Daniel (F3:Linus) and Cadre Kevin who invested into these men this weekend.

#GritGrindGrow #GR12

Iron sharpens iron. Aye!?!

MOLESKIN:
Safety first.  We mourn the loss of our brother down South, Darth Visor.  Loved by many.  Will be missed by many more.  Prayers for his family he leaves behind.  This I know, the F3 Nation community will love on this family in his absence.

This work-out was the inaugural use of the new F3 deck of pain.  With our 2 Willy Loman from Charlotte in the mix YHC felt this would be a solid work-out.  And it was.  Only got through 1/4 of the deck. #Cobains

There will be a sequel coming to an AO near you.

Proud of this group of HIM who came ready to work.  And work we did.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
*2.0 Camping weekend coming up on 10/12-13…see Pre-Blast for deets.

Tag Team Tuesday

THE SCENE: Low 70s with just a dash of mosquitos

AO: The Berm

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

They were all warned

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH IC X 30

Daisy Pickers IC X 25

Mountain Climbers IC X 25

THA-THANG:
Everyone took a stroll on up to grab a coupon and went down to the soccer field. Then the party started

Second “Warm-Up”

  • Burpees OYO X 20 Sprint across the field and hold Al Gore until All-In
  • Burpees OYO X 20 Bear Crawl to midfield, then sprint to the finish

Everyone was now WOKE

Tag Team Tuesday

Everyone paired up for a wonderful circuit workout. As one PAX pumped out reps, the other ran around the soccer field to stay busy. They switched roles on the runners arrival. The Goal…

  • Merkins X 300
  • LBC X 300
  • SQWAAATS X 300
  • Rows X 300
  • Bus Drivers X 300

Twas my VQ so I over prepared just in case. Most groups made it to the Rows before it was time to hang with Mary

MARY:
Guantanamo X 2

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
12 PAX – Cataract, Snooki, Ups, Resnor, Tomb Raider, Flat Tire, Yard Sale, Renfroe, Stranger Danger, Photo Shop, Beaker, and Iced Tea

1 Willy Loman – Proton from Knoxville

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
1 Corinthians 10:13

It is easy to seek affirmation from other parts of our life. Today was a reminder to my brothers to maintain focus on strengthening our relationship with the Lord.

Recommendation: “Relationship Goals” Sermon Series through Transformation Church (Youtube)

Bookworm’s Barracks Birthday Bash

THE SCENE: 70 something
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Nailed it
WARM-O-RAMA:
SSHx20 IC

Windmillx12 IC

Daisy Pickerx10 IC

Imperial Walkerx10 IC

Hillbillyx10 IC

Baby Arm Circlesx10 IC front and back

Michael Phelpsx15 IC

28 Burpees OYO

THA-THANG:

Mosey to the parking garage

Paula Abdul’s:

Run two flights up the parking garage, complete 28 merkins

Run one flight down, 28 squats

Rinse and repeat to the top

Run two flights down, 28 squats

One flight up, 28 merkins

Rinse and repeat to the bottom

Mosey back to Startex

MARY:

Leg lift sequence: 6 inches, legs spread, 45 degrees, rinse and repeat

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
22 PAX, 1 FNG: Handsy, Crayfish, Ups, Mirage, Gus, MmmBop, Strawberry, Book It, Bottomless, Jameis, Sloppy Joe, MIB, Yardsale, Scarecrow (FNG), Beauty Shop, Four Eyes, Snookie, Toms, ISS, Doc Hollywood, Park Bench, Bookworm (QIC)
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC shared his appreciation for the men in the circle and reflected on the past year of F3. F3 Memphis has been a place for YHC to belong and feel accepted. Let’s never lose that.
MOLESKIN:
YHC has been excited to lead this workout for a while and the PAX delivered the energy. It was a great start to a great birthday.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
9-11 memorial workout 5 am at The Ruins.

Backblast 9/5/18 – The Berm

THE SCENE: Really humid but not too hot – getting harder to locate sunshine as the days get shorter
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER 

They were welcomed and warned

WARM-O-RAMA:
Windmills 15 on 4c IC, Hillbillies 10 on 4c IC, SSH 100 on 4c IC

THA-THANG:
It was all about two different speeds today

  • Mosey to large dirt mound – bear crawl up and over, crawl bear back, 10 body builders IC – rinse and repeat
  • At soccer field – with flag in the middle – a series of sprints to tempo exercises ensued – exercises listed below in order
  • Tempo Merck – 10 – 8c (all the way down on 4, all the way up on 8 – the slower you count the better) IC
  • Tempo Big Boy Situps – 10 8c slow IC
  • Tempo Werkins – 10 8c slow IC
  • Tempo Derkins – 10 8c slow IC
  • Tempo Squats – 10 8c slow IC
  • Tempo Flutterkicks 10 – 4c very slow IC
  • ABC’s – spelling BERMUDA TRIANGLE instead of alphabet

MARY:
Guantanamo, American Hammers 25 4c IC, Boat/Canoe – rinse and repeat
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
10 PAX – Pumpkin, Yardsale, Ups, Flatland, Flat Tire, Houdini, Speaker, Lipton, Cataract, Popeye
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
2 Tim 2:20-21 since we did two different speeds I thought we’d talk about two different kinds of vessels – honorable vessels and dishonorable vessels.  Need to have integrity in the workplace – as leaders we must maintain a sense of honor and not fall into the trap of cutting corners or working with dishonesty.
MOLESKIN:
Insert any personal comments, notes, devotion content, etc.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.

No off days

THE SCENE: A cool 76 degrees. Transplant noted that it was the clearest sky he’d seen in a while. 
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: delivered
WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH IC x 10
SSH IC x 10 + 10 silent count … YHC failed to stop on time so we applied 10 penalty burpees … it’s really frustrating to fail at counting when you are the Q
Mosey around the building

THA-THANG:
Sandbag laps. PAX take turn making a lap around the building carrying the sandbag (60#) while other PAX complete exercises

  • BBSUs
  • American Hammer IC
  • Merkins
  • Lunges
  • Freddy Mercury IC

2 rounds since we had 10 PAX

Mosey to the field for some song work

  • Jump Around – standard is 86 jump squats before the song ends
  • Flower (B-sides) aka “Bring Sally Up” – hold high plank on all “up” calls
  • Tubthumping aka “I get knocked down” – 31 burpees on beat with the song

Indian wall sit – PAX take turns sprinting across parking lot while all other PAX hold wall sit
Rinse and repeat

MARY:
Hello Dolly IC
Rosalita IC
ABCs IC
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
10 (1 FNG – Runner-up)
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Psalm 101
I  will sing of steadfast love and justice;
to you, O Lord, I will make music.
2 I will ponder the way that is blameless.
Oh when will you come to me?
I will walk with integrity of heart
within my house;
3 I will not set before my eyes
anything that is worthless.
I hate the work of those who fall away;
it shall not cling to me.

Emphasis on not setting before our eyes anything that is worthless. 
Prayers for my cousin’s pregnancy, Transplant’s upcoming ultrasound, Cowbell’s job opportunity and Beaker’s mom. 
MOLESKIN:
I sent this slack late yesterday to the berm channel and several PAX mentioned it as a catalyst for avoiding the fartsack this morning:
“@channel don’t fall for the sad clown excuse of “you deserve a day off” and fartsack tomorrow. Post and get better!”
The modern American man seems to have an entitled “I deserve this” day off just for showing up. I love having a band of brothers to see in the gloom that recognize that showing up is merely the first step. 

This workout had very few breaks. YHC was encouraged by how the PAX were encouraging and maintained a high effort level throughout. 
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
GrowRuck just a few weeks away