June 25, 2019

“You suck, Mardi Gras!” – Shoestring

THE SCENE:  Calm. Almost too calm. A slight fog lifting from the field atop the hill at the Berm. PAX slowly arriving one by one, unloading rucks and CMUs for the imminent beat down.



  • 20 SSH
  • 20 Arm Circles (10 each direction)
  • 20 Imperial Walkers
  • 20 Mountain Climbers
  • Mosey around the Building

The 75th Anniversary of D-Day was earlier this month. Operation Overlord was the codename for the invasion of Normandy by allied forces during WWII on June 6, 1944 (6-6-44)

AMRAP IN 30 MINUTES (with ruck)

  • 60m Suitcase Carry
  • 60m Bear Crawl
  • 44 American Hammers
  • 60m Suitcase Carry
  • 60m Bear Crawl
  • 44 Burpees (yes…with ruck)

PAX were instructed to continue after completing 30 burpees for the sake of time. Modifications include lunges, ruck drags, burpees sans the ruck, and squats).

PAX were able to complete 2 reps


  • 1 minute plank (high or low)
  • 1 minute flutter kicks


  • 8 PAX (0 FNG)
  • Mardi Gras (Q), Lipton, Shoestring, Big Top, Drifter, Beauty Shop, Tomb Raider, Laettner

Derek Webb’s song “Wedding Dress” has a line that always sticks with me, “I’m a prodigal with no way home.” We’ve all had those moments in life where we felt that we messed up, burned a bridge, etc and had no way home but God, the church, F3, friends, and family will always accept you back, regardless of the circumstances. Don’t stay out in the cold out of fear you can’t come back inside.


This work out is brought to you by the VERY FAIR folks at GORUCK as part of the June D-DAY GORUCK Challenge. Lipton went on vacation, with me only posting once every few weeks and came back following my 345 week to a surprising beat down…he said, “It’s like you found religion.” Shoestring graced us with his presence primarily because he was selling me a hip belt for my Rucker (which I wished I had during those bear crawls). At least once he uttered the phrase, “you suck, Mardi Gras” and that was enough for me.

44 Ruck Burpees suck. A lot.


GORUCK Christmas in July is next week…take advantage of the sales and grab you a new ruck!