• Post Type: Backblast
  • When: 04/18/2021
  • AO: Coconut Horse
  • QIC: Flintstone
  • FNG's:
  • PAX: Hermie (R), Roscoe (R), Fountainhead, Breaker Breaker (R), Virus (R), Short Sale (QSource), Stroganoff (R-QSource), Whoopee (R-QSource)

Great morning for some work, so we did.  YHC rucked with Hermie.  Roscoe, Breaker Breaker, Virus and Fountainhead ran.  Short Sale, Whoopee and Stroganoff joined us for Q Source.  Breaker mentioned he might have PR’d the Coconut Horse loop, so seems like it was quite the push.

In QSource today, we talked about Qing, and counting cadence, and how it never goes as smoothly as you want it the first time, but by the 100th or 1000th time, it becomes natural.  Like all things, it takes persistent work.  The difference between adequate and good comes from within.  It’s our job as men to keep pushing the rock and take the responsibility to make the leap from acceptable to good, and then from good to great.

We also discussed HTC, the counting method that we’ve all come to know and love.  Research for my 1st Q a while back had me stumble on this gem of a backblast from a QSchool held at Gashouse a while back. In it, CSpan elaborates on some of the important parts of Qing.  One that struck me was this:

“When a Q does not lead an exercise in cadence that would normally be done that way, he is giving away his authority to lead the Pax. He is implicitly telling the Pax that he not able to count in cadence or is not willing to learn.”

I’ve tried to make sure not to forget this in designing beatdowns.   Anyways, check out the backblast in the link above for more details on how to Q.


  • PT Test – this Saturday
  • Breaker Breaker will be rucking for 4 hours in Belmont on Wednesday evening.  Come join him for all or part if you’re so inclined.

Prayer Requests:

  • Turtleman
  • Breaker Breaker’s son & his wife
  • Montross, the 5K, and the family being helped
  • GSM Family
  • Lewis Family
  • Shook Family
  • Lesslie Family


“I didn’t come this far to just come this far.”  Keep pushing the rock.  The work is never over.

Thankful to have the opportunity to lead today.

Yabba Dabba Doo