Share The Load

QIC: Angus
Date: 09/23/2017
PAX: Stairmaster, Banjo, La-Z-Boy, Ohms, Mudslide, Mr. Bucket
AO: The Land Fill


68 Degrees humid. A thick dark fog covered the AO as YHC rolled in extra early to start off with some prep and a Ruck.
Early bird showed up at 0610 for the prepost ruck – right in time for YHC to finish preparation for the morning post. A 2.5 mile Ruck before the saturday workout gets the blood flowing, the joints loose, and the energy up. The QIC should always bring the energy. 
The Ruck was wrapped up just in time for YHC greet and energize the incoming PAX and send off Early Bird  – who on this morning was more like LARRY BIRD coming in after a night shift. Tclaps Brother!

The Disclaimer

Delivered with vigilance and fervor because YHC knew the PAX thought they were prepared for what YHC was bringing this morning. But they had no idea.

COP Lite – IC

Side Straddle Hop x 20
High Knees x 15
Merkins x 15
Mountain Climbers x 15
Ass Kickers x 15
Imperial Walkers x 15
Cotton Pickers x 15
Monkey Humpers x 15
Jump Lunge x 15
Pax were instructed to mosey to the top of the hill for an introduction. 
Welcome Mr. Bucket – MB will be joining us for every exercise.
Mr. Bucket is a 20 Gallon bucket filled with two ~ 50lb bags of sand. The PAX were instructed to rotate (in pairs) carrying MB.

The Thang

Light Poles
Our AO has ~ 40 light poles about 10 – 15 yards apart over a distance of about 3/4 mile. The PAX were instructed to remain in pairs and execute Merkins x 10 at every other light pole until we reached the bottom. Since pairs swapped (carrying MB) so frequently this exercise did a good job of keeping the PAX together.
Once we reached the bottom, as Ohms pointed out “We got this thing down here I guess we have to carry it back up.” YHC confirmed. That’s right – and that’s no accident. MB was carried back up in the same fashion except this time the exercise was Squats x 10 at every other light pole.
The carry back was uphill and was a bit of a snotwoggle. PAX were silent – no amount of mumblechatter could get MB up the long incline any faster.
Once all PAX arrived at the Lower Pavilion they were instructed to carry MB to the bottom of the hill.
Hills & Dips
PAX were to remain in the same pairs. MB will be carried to the top of the hill in the same fashion – alternating pairs. While Pair 1 carries MB to the top Pair 2 and Pair 3 execute AMRAP DIPS. Rinse and Repeat – number of times is up to QIC. We did it three times.
Last but not least, The Dufresne. PAX were asked to recall the movie The Shawshank Redemption. Where near the end *Spoiler Alert* Red narrates Andy’s escape as the following:

Andy crawled to freedom through five hundred yards of shit-smelling foulness I can’t even imagine- or maybe I just don’t want to. Five hundred yards… that’s the length of five football fields; just shy of half a mile. Andy Dufresne, who crawled through a river of shit and came out clean on the other side.

Yep, you guessed it. PAX were brought to the far end of the soccer field which, as YHC stated, might not be precisely 100 yards but it’s damn close. The PAX were instructed to crawl to the other side. It doesn’t matter what kind of crawl: bear crawl, crab walk, komodo, baby, commando, or seal crawl. Do whatever you have to do to get to the other side. Run back and Repeat. 
Unfortunately, we ran out of time to finish the full Dufresne – PAX were instructed to run back for 6MOM
With 3 Minutes left –


Little Baby Crunches x 50
Flutter Kicks x 25


There’s more to the story here with MB – it represents something important not only just for us here, today. But in our lives everyday.
STL – Share The Load
It would have been difficult for any one HIM to carry this weight down AND back up performing every exercise along the way. It is all of our responsibility to carry the burden of our community together. And for any PAX member dealing with challenges great or small, good or bad. We help carry that load for one another, no matter what. Take the time to go above and beyond at your job, at home, at the bank, or wherever you may be. It’s easy to get worried about ourselves and what I need. Always look for opportunities to make the load lighter for someone else.
Encourage your fellow Pax who might be struggling to bring it to the COT – STL.


GrowRuck – 11/17
F3Chatt Tshirt – preorders end 9/27
F3 Chattanooga Pre-Order January 2024
F2 HH – Mudslide will be coordinating.
New AO – We will be adding a Monday / Wednesday workout on the Brainerd side of town. Potentially at Camp Jordan. Be praying about this expansion and EH’ing, so our region can continue to grow and thrive.
_Angus Out