May 7, 2018

The Everyday Barracks Beatdown

THE SCENE:  Pleasant.  High 60s, but little humidity.



SSH x 20 IC
Imperial Walkers x 20 IC
Hillbillies x 20 IC
Daisy Pickers x 15 IC
Arm Circles x 10 IC, reverse and repeat


Gus was kind enough to kick us off with a bit of running 101.  Many of the PAX run for “fun,” but many do not.  Gus gave pointers on posture, foot strike, arm positioning, and the like, with a couple laps around the track mixed in.  Thanks, Gus!

Toms lead the PAX around the track for a lap then lined everyone up on the near side of the field.  PAX perform burpees until QIC yells “GO!”, then PAX sprint to far side of field.  Plank until all in, then perform the number of merkins called by QIC.  After merkins, light mosey back to near side of field.  Rinse and repeat a number of times, with QIC calling on members of the PAX to lead a round.

Mosey to the parking garage.  Sprint the inclines, mosey the rest.  At top, mosey down.  Thanks to Shoestring for correctly interpreting YHC’s jumbled instructions for this part.  Thanks to Soybean for leading the PAX in Dying Cockroach at the bottom of the garage until all in.


Flutter kicks x 20 IC
Shoestring’s choice: ABCs, performed IC (i.e., correctly)
Low plank Peter Parkers (tempo) x 10 IC (1 is 1)


Soybean, Crayfish, Tomb Raider, Schwinn, Cosmo, Extended Stay, O Positive, Woodpecker, Spock, Teacher’s Pet, Bookworm, Cowbell, Shoestring, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Beauty Shop, Speaker, Bottomless, Handsy, Goldilocks, Pirtle, Gus, Toms


QIC shared some quotes from C.S. Lewis about pride and encouraged the PAX to be honest with themselves about pride, seek out God for humility, and find men in their life that can hold them accountable.

There is one vice of which no man in the world is free; which every one in the world loathes when he sees it in someone else; and of which hardly any people, except Christians, ever imagine that they are guilty themselves. […] There is no fault which makes a man more unpopular, and no fault which we are more unconscious of in ourselves.[…]The vice I am talking of is Pride or Self-Conceit: and the virtue opposite to it, in Christian morals, is called Humility.

… Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man… It is the comparison that makes you proud: the pleasure of being above the rest. Once the element of competition is gone, pride is gone.


22 men ran about 3.5 miles to kick of Friday (and say hello to Barrack’s mascot, D-bo, as we ran over to the parking garage)


SOS spring clean 5/5