War Burpees, Coupon Rucks, and a Hacksaw of Iron

QIC:  Ramrod

Date: 08/10/2020

PAX: Coldplay, Rollback, WreckedEm, WoodRider, John Doe, Bandwagon, Escobar, Toe Tag, Toe Jelly, 9Volt, Slim Shady, Sousa, Furley

AO: Hacksaw


70s, cloudy, humid


PAX moseyed to the field of battle on the other side of the duck pond. Approximately .4 mile.

The Thang

Paschendale- Iron Maiden (8:28)

Lined up in a circle. Divided into 2 teams. While in the circle, explain the activity:
– WW1 Campaign that began 103 years ago around this time of year. On July 31st, 1917, at 0355 hours, English troops began their attack on German positions in Flanders Fields, with the goal of pushing the Germans back passed the Paschendale area. Trench warfare, staying low to the ground, and teamwork were paramount to success on this flat terrain.

Today, we memorialized Paschendale.

Mark off 15 yards from the center.

One side are the Germans and the other side are the Allies.

All PAX, regardless of team, will pair up with a member of his team. When the song starts, 1 PAX from each pair will do burpees, while the other PAX army crawls to a center landmark, reverses and crawl-bears back to his side of the line. The pairs then switch and continued the pattern until the song ended. Is it still playing?

The team with the most burpees (230ish?) won.

In 8 minutes, the cumulative burpee total was more than 400.

PAX moseyed to another field for more fun. (.25 miles)

PAX secured coupons from the dispensary

10 merkins, 10 BBSUs, and 10 squats.

Ran a lap around the flags (.125 miles) with or without coupon.

Repeat until song ends. Most got 4 reps.

Music: One- Metallica (7:26) in keeping with the WW1 theme.


Music: Time Has Come Today- The Chambers Brothers (4:51)

20 seconds of exercise (AMRAP) followed by a 10 second rest (because it is the 10th day of the month. The 4 exercises in this round will be repeated twice.

American Hammers, Dive Bombers, Bobby Hurleys, Curls

Way Down

This is done to the song Way Down- Elvis Presley (2:38). PAX starts in the

up or down plank position. Each time the song says “Way Down”, PAX do a

Plank Jack (31 Total). 

PAX returned coupons to the dispensary and moseyed to COT


Justice, kindness, and humility

“He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God?”‭‭ Micah‬ ‭6:8‬ ‭NASB

What if we all decided, made up our minds, to do justice, love kindness, and walk humby with God? The world would definitely be a better place if we did this with our families and our circles of influence. I challenged each of them (and me) to do these three things.


I needed a better speaker to share all of this awesome music. As a recovering musician, I should know better.

All in all, the mumble chatter was positive, and this was encouraging to me as a VQ.


Parliament track day tomorrow (8/11/20)

Iron Pax commitment

F3 Happy Hour at Fountainhead Taproom on Friday (8/14/20- 1600 hours)

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