September 25, 2020

Week 4 Iron Pax Challenge at The Berm

This morning was a lot more pleasant than the previous couple of days, no rain and around 60-65 degrees. The ground is still wet, but I can only imagine that being helpful to cool you down during this challenge. I rolled in about 5:10 AM, Photoshop and Paper Trail were right behind me. We started setting up, the anticipation of the last IPC was in the horizon….


We haphazardly got done with this. Below is what should be said every time!

Mission: to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.

Core Principles: 

  1. Free of charge
  2. Open to all men
  3. Held outdoors
  4. Peer led
  5. Ends with COT

Motto: “Leave no man behind, but leave no man where you find him.”

Everyone had already warmed up on their own.


1 Round For Time.

10 Burpee Block Jump Overs (BBJO)

Murder Bunny 25yds

25 Thruster

Return to the goal line with your block


10 Burpee Block Jump Overs (BBJO)

Murder Bunny 50yds

50 Alternating block merkins

Return to the goal line with your block


10 Burpee Block Jump Overs (BBJO)

Murder Bunny 75yds

75 Curl Presses

Return to the goal line with your block


10 Burpee Block Jump Overs (BBJO)

Murder Bunny 100yds

100 Block Windshield Wipers

Return to the goal line with your block

10 Burpee Block Jump Overs (BBJO)

Yeah right…


Some PAX had already left, 9 PAX in total:

Paper Trail (Chris Miller) – 26:00
Sandbagger MUDPANTS Matt Miller (use the metric system) – 27:05
MALCO (Nathan Guess) – 31:15?
Photoshop (Kevin Schon) – 31:53
Millennial – 36:45
Chef (Stefan Erdedi) – 41:47
Caveman (Isaac Guess) – 42:46
Evan All Mighty(Noah Guess) – ?
Geppetto (John Guess) – ?


No time for this today, but what I shared last week is worth mentioning again:

I’m in the process of reading a book called The Man Code written by Dennis Swanberg and Ron Smith. It’s a pretty short book about your relationships. The authors came up with the following “code” that should resemble your relationships in life:

1: God – this should be your most important relationship in life.

3: Your inner circle of friends, these guys would almost take a bullet for you and you would do the same. You can always count on these guys to be there for you.

12: Your small group of friends who you trust and can count on. For the most part you look up to these friends and you edify each other.

120: A larger friend group. This group comes to your birthday parties, knows your kids’ and wife’s name, cares for you and are involved in your life.

3000: This is your community.

The book encourages men to emphasize the relationships in our life, in the above order. The numbers are not firm, but the lower the number the more important it is to hit the number. I highly encourage you to read it.


I have a sense of relief knowing that today was the last IPC, but I will also miss them. It’s a great way to compare yourself to your peers and see what you are capable of. These challenges are definitely a reminder that we can always work harder and get better. I’m looking forward to improving my physical shape over the months to come and see the fruit of my work next September.


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