• Post Type: Backblast
  • When: 11/20/2019
  • AO: SnoBalls
  • QIC: Big Pappy
  • FNG's:
  • PAX: JJ, Whoopie, Clavin, Defib, Dirt, Stinky Bird, Dry Rub, Time Frame

It always a great opportunity to Q outside your home AO’s.  You learn about more about your fellow brothers, gain insight,  and come up with new ideas to get right.

Today, selfishly,  YHC really wanted to see how far I have come since my last post at this AO.  I measured against myself and how I felt last time. We did a similar workout from when YHC posted last at the Labyrinth. (with some add weights to pass around) I have so much farther to go, but in the 5 or 6 months since my last post here, I am very grateful to find that I am a whole lot stronger.  YHC can run farther, be less winded, and feel a whole better afterwards even with very sore shoulder from a previous work out and bum foot.  Thank you to all the men of F3 Gastonia for helping me to get right and be better.

Warm up

  • 5 Burpees
  • Let’s mosey

The Thang

  • We mosey to the light posts and do sets of 30 or 40 LBC’s in cadence, squats, and big boys
  • We mosey to the shelter and do a 20 set ups, 20 dips
  • We take a short bear crawl to the center of the parking lot.
  • We do more LBC’s, big boys, and squats
  • Lunge walk to up the lot. We stop a few times and do more LBC’s, big boys, squat and we through in some hillbillies and merkins for good measure
  • At the top of the lot we do about 40 rocky balboas and 20 Mike Tysons.
  • We mosey by to the bottom to the lot for more LBC’s, big boys, and my new favorite exercise hillbilly squats.
  • Back to the shelter for step ups and dips.
  • The we mosey back up home stopping at the light post for more LBC’s in set qty’s of 30 and 40 in cadence and 10 big boys
  • Once back would did 50 more LBC’s in cadence and 22 merkins for the troops.

We pledged, then did the COT.

During the workout we had two 10lbs weights.  YHC gave no direction to what to do with the weights except to pass them around. Unknowing to PAX until the COT, these weights represented the burden we carry as men.  The social experiment worked and during the work out PAX asked to help carry the weight, some PAX did not want to give up the weight, and some PAX maybe wanting to carry the weight did not speak up.  This is exactly how we as men act when it comes to the burdens that are laid upon us.   We want to help others. We want to support others. We are stubborn though, and we want to carry the burden ourselves. Other times we see those who need help but stay dormant and never speak up.  Men, pray about those burdens that are laid upon you, talk to fellow PAX and utilize the Whetstone program. It will do nothing but benefit you and your blade.

“Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.”  Psalm 55:22

Big Pappy