Griff Ruck & Run

QIC: Mr. Clean/Steam Engine
Date: 04/16/2018
PAX: Angus, Lugnut, and Picasso
AO: The Griff


Apparently, we are back to winter.  39 degrees, light drizzle, and windy.

The Disclaimer

You are here on your own free will.  We will be running/rucking on public roads.  Be aware of your surroundings, stay together, watch your six.


The disclaimer and synchronizing watches. 

The Thang

We decided as a Pax that we are grown men, and we can handle different activities.  Therefore, 3 Pax went for a nice run and 2 Pax went for a ruck.  YHC mapped the route beforehand and reviewed with both Lugnut and Steam Engine.  Ironically, YHC took a wrong turn in the running portion and the running took a nice adventure off the mapped path….isn’t that sometimes part of the fun? 
4.1 Mile Run (Angus, Mr. Clean & Picasso) 
Mile 1: 10:24
Mile 2: 10:36
Mile 3: 10:12
Mile 4: 10:09
2.6 Mile Ruck (Lugnut & Steam Engine) 
Mile 1: 16:00 – 16:30
Mile 2: 16:00 – 16:30
Mile 3: 16:00 – 16:30


If you were at the workout Saturday (which happened to be reserved for Steam), then you heard a variation of the moleskin.  However, I found it necessary to express the similar sentiment to the men in which I led today.  It was an awful cold and wet morning for April 16th and, additionally, it was not a bootcamp day, but 4 men still braved the cold with me.  
13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. –John 15:13-16
So, most of the men may or may not lay down their life for me, but most if not all would come running (or rucking) no questions asked if I was in need of help.  Frankly, that is true love for one another.  I see this ever present among the men of F3 Chatt.
Additionally, I talked with Cherry Log at the Huey about reasons to commit to something and made a challenge.  I first listed my priorities: God, Family, Job, and F3.  I posed the question, “If something in your life does not interfere with those top priorities and it makes you a better man, then why in the world would you not commit to it?!”  F3 can do this! We workout in the gloom, and we take Sundays off and we have fellowship in which family is welcome to attend.  If all else fails, miss a post here and there to take care of those responsibilities, but why totally de-commit completely if you can find a way to work it out.


HDHH – Moving Back to Wednesday (Whittler for details)
***Fellowship is struggling! Both HDHH and FBC have declined significantly.  If you can attend, then please do!  There is a lot less sweat and mid-wife noises!!!***
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Hamilton County Area Special Olympics – April 21, 2018 10:00 AM
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Memphis Grow Ruck Q3 2018
Tough Mudder September 2018

Upcoming Qs

04/17/2018 Sidekick (Hill City)
04/18/2018 Ohms (The Griff)
04/19/2018 Ringwald (Hill City)
04/21/2018 Prosciutto (Landfill)
04/23/2018 Whittler (Beast Ridge)
04/24/2018 Stairmaster (Hill City)