For Those About to Rock

We are all equipped to carry stuff around…some of us just choose to do it for a shorter period of time.  Tonight, our brethren will embark on a kick ass GoRuck Custom…as a salute to them, we had our own GoRocks custom excursion.

The Thang:

Jog to the basketball court, and then jog in place while we counted off to 17.

SSH x 25, MC x 20, Sir Fazio x 10, reverse x10, GM x 15, HIgh Knees x 15, Windmill x 15

To the Rockpile…pick a rock that will be with you for a while:

Circle up on the b-ball court for curl x 10, shoulder press x 10, tricep extension x 10

Head to the track and run 1/4 of the way stop for curls x 10, then 1/4 and stop for shoulder press x 10, then 1/4 and stop for tricep extension x 10, then 1/4 and stop for upright row x 10…with the occasional hang and stretch.

Run a lap with your rock, then plank and wait…various Euro Pols were referenced.  Repeato.

Ditch the rocks and head to the staircase for a modified Jacob’s Ladder up the stairs with Burpees x10, 8, 6, 4, 2, followed by plank w/Euro Pols while waiting for all to finish.

Over to the walkway / ramp for a set of Irkins x 10, dips x 10 and Derkins x 10, repeato  x10, x10, x5

Run to the round First Citizens’ building (sans Security Guards, but under the watchful eye of a “suit” and a foreman on top of the tall First Citizens’ building across the street supervising some type of crane operation) for Odds sprint through the drive thru and around the bank, while evens dodge the ants for BTTW, Flapjack.  Odds sprint up the stairs and down the stairs and around the bank while evens again dodge the ants for PC.  Flapjack.

Against my better judgement, and faced with the ant infestation on the wall, YHC audibles to his least favorite F3 exercise of all time and calls for the BCG.  Much grumbling ensues, and evens start, followed by odds just behind…Bob Vila smokes everyone after starting in the second group (ever been run over by a beardless bear?) and we high five a Sarkozy posed Vila then plank/Euro

On the jog back to Carroll, we split into groups and Evens run backwards while Odds do max Merkins, Flapjack.  Evens Sprint while Odds do squats, Flapjack.

Complete the jog back to Carroll for Mary:

Mahktar Ndiaye x 10, LBC x 30, Freddy Mercury x 20, Crimean Hammers (amid a small PAX  Nyet mutiny) and a six inch leg hold to a seven count around the circle…put it in the books.


Happy Hour at Crafty Beer on Thursday 5/8 from 5:30 until

Komen Race for the Cure on 6/14.  Sign up, get some donations and run the 5k.  9 ran last year, and hoping to get 20 + to wave the flag for F3 this year.  Do it.

Resurgence at Thin Blue LIne next Saturday, 5/10.  Get over there and support Churham.

Prayers for Dufresne (always), Tin Cup’s uncle, Electrolux and the PAX participating in the GoRuck.

Although far from a biblical scholar, YHC chose three separate verses to read this morning; one about hope (for those struggling and for Dufresne after visiting this week), one for F3, and one as a salute to our Ruckers this evening into tomorrow.

Hope: Jeremiah 20:11  “For I know the plans I have for you” declares the LORD , “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

F3:  Phillipians 4:8  Finally Brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things.

Ruckers:  Isaiah 40:31  But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles.  They will run and not grow weary.  They will walk and not be faint.

Gnobby tied it all together and led us out with a strong prayer.

Strong PAX work today.  Praying for a strong, successful and safe GoRuck for the PAX tonight.