January 2, 2020

We Couldn’t Catch the Cripple

THE SCENE:
44 degrees; varying degrees of mist and driving rain.  I pulled into the parking lot at 0435 for the 0440 pre-ruck thinking only F3 guys would be stupid enough to be getting up this early to log miles in this weather.  But the usual trio of Millington RESPECT-RESPECTs were out there walking the park trail.  I’m sure a moderate degree of dementia was involved.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:
Short and sweet, but accomplished.

WARM-O-RAMA:
Ok, boomer.

THA-THANG:
Ruck up and move out.  We tried to keep up with Zima and his gimpy knee, but it was unpossible.

MARY:
Not on my watch.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
5: Bobsled, Choker, Orange Julius, Soulja Boy, Zima

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Last night on Slack, SB posted his intention to step off for a 0440 preruck, and asked if anyone would care to join.  My reply was “I want to now, but not sure if I will want to at 0410 when the alarm goes off.  So, HC.”

I meant it as a joke, in the vein of “That’s a terrible idea; what time?”.  But I thought about it this morning as we were rucking, and it occurred to me that if I had not typed that Hard Commit in Slack last night, I very likely would have talked myself out of getting up early for the extra miles this morning.  That bed was toasty warm, and there was like zero rain in my bedroom.

We sometimes tend to let the HC become a bit of a joke.  The Flaccid Commit is funny.  But #Accountability is one of the powerful components of F3, and the HC is a great tool in the Accountability toolbox.  Making the visible HC the night before in Slack is a stake in the ground.  It gives your brothers license to hold you accountable for following up on that commitment.

MOLESKIN:
Great start to the 100 miles in a month challenge:  12 down, 88 to go. #LetsGo!
SB’s peanut butter cookies are ridic.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
High Impact Happy Hour in the Northeast Kingdom tonight – Wolfchase BWW at 7pm

 

QIC:
Choker
Workout Date:
01-02-2020