8 raging bulls trotted off into the unseasonably warm and wet gloom to pay down their respectives debts owed in order to stay living in bodies, minds and souls full of health and life.  #noforeclosuresinthegloom

Warm Up:  Windmill 15x – SSH 15x – Imperial Walker 15x

Trot over to the top of the dam

The Thang:

Reverse Bear Crawl down dam (stream side)

5 Burpees

15x Rock Curls

15x Overhead Squats with Rock

15x Tricep Extensions

Run Up dam

5 Starbursts at top on path

Reverse Bear Crawl about 80% of the way down dam (lake side) and hold plank

The Clock (5x uphill merkins -> rotate 90 degrees -> 5x sideways merkins -> rotate 90 degrees -> 5x downhill merkins -> rotate 90 degrees -> 5x sideways merkins)

Run up to top of dam

Select ‘D – All Of The Above’ – 3 more times (except for triceps on fourth cycle as YHC crapped out)

MARY:  LBC 30x -> Lower Ab Crunch 30x -> WW2 Situp 30x -> Chilcutt 10 count around the horn (YHC thinks we did more here, but doesn’t remember what)

Gatorade race back to parking lot over dam



‘Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done! Now if you know what you’re worth then go out and get what you’re worth. But ya gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody! Cowards do that and that ain’t you! You’re better than that!’

-Rocky Balboa


  • Perfect weather in which to send Floppy Disk off for a few months hiatus as he learns how to use his new and improved shoulder.  Good luck tomorrow brother.  We’ll all be thinking about you and wishing you a speedy recovery!
  • GORUCK on May 25th in Raleigh – don’t let it become an ‘I wish I had’
  • Spartan Sprint in Charlotte on March 23 & 24
  • Spring is about to land right on top of our heads, great time to re-engage and EH some of those reluctant souls who didn’t want to come out in the winter.