What’s your is mine, what’s mine is mine …

What’s your is mine, what’s mine is mine …

We all know how marriage works, right?  It’s hers.  You own nothing, she owns everything.  “Oh, you spent this month’s paycheck at GoRuck.com?  What did you get me?”  This was the first lesson 6 men learned today at SACS.

YHC pulled into the parking lot at SCMS around 0510 to find most of the pax assembled and watching Cheese Curd unload his car.  Midriff was site FNG today, and not one to slouch on the job, brought 2 cinderblocks with his own handmade F3 stencil painted on the side.  Someone asked if his kids did it, and he proudly proclaimed to be the artist responsible for such a fine masterpiece.  Based on YHC’s observation of said arts and craft skills, he’s safe from any copyright infringement lawsuits.  Geraldo stayed away from cinder blocks today, something about PTSD from murdering bunnies.

What was heard repeatedly, as Cheese Curd unloaded the gear from his car, was “that belongs to my wife”.  Midriff was curious about which ruck to try and which sandbag to grab.  Everything Midriff picked up, Cheese Curd quickly acknowledged he didn’t own.  As if it was a veiled request to return it exactly as you found it, Cheese Curd doesn’t want to sleep in the garage again.  He may have paid for it, but it was hers.

The second lesson?  If your phone is in your ruck, put it in a Pelican Case.  Because Cheese Curd happens.  As YHC unpacked the car, the Bag of S#!t (BOS) was brought out as the coupon of choice.  The BOS is a large army surplus duffle that weighs in at 50 pounds +/-.  YHC had his ruck placed on top of BOS with said phone inside the top pocket.  Cheese Curd, in an attempt to discover what the BOS was, flipped YHCs ruck off the BOS and crushing YHCs phone under the ruck plate.  Damage was contained to the screen.  But the screen replacement is more than the phone is worth, so YHC is currently shopping a new phone.  That likely puts Cheese Curd and I at even since YHC broke his M’s hand last year.  And resolves an awkward “you owe me” involving tornadoes, wood, and a certain person’s hands being at the wrong place at the wrong time.

You will note, the workout hasn’t even started yet.

0516 we get down to it.

The Thang:

Ruck down 51 to the first street light at William R Davie Park

At the light, rucks off
10 Merkins IC
10 Low slow Squats IC
10 Sit Ups

Rucks on, grab coupons and ruck to the next light
1 Coupon OH Presses
1 Coupon Front Squats

Ruck to the next light and up the reps to 2 of each and continue to the end of the road

At the back end of the road, coupons down bear crawl part way and overhead carry your ruck all around the little traffic circle.

Back to the first light, rucks off
10 Push Ups IC
10 Low slow Squats IC
10 Sit Ups

Rucks on, grab coupons and ruck to the next light
5 Coupon deadlifts
5 Coupon rows

Ruck to the next light and reduce the rep count by 1 until you get to the end of the entrance of the park

Ruck back to SCMS parking lot with coupons

Still have 10 minutes to kill so ruck over to Semi-Gloss’ office curls, triceps, ruck to chest squats, some mary and that got us to time.


This didn’t seem like much on paper but everyone was sweating well before the end.  Moving under weight with coupons and rucks is a challenge.  We didn’t try for any land-speed records but we moved at a decent clip.  The BOS was an awkward choice.  It’s bulky and doesn’t have convenient handles.  Making it a challenge to stand up straight while under that coupon.  But that’s the point right?  Getting comfortable being uncomfortable.

The crew today was solid.  For Midriff’s first time out to SACS he jumped right in like he was a veteran.  Cheese Curd must like to play with all the new toys that come to the yard, because he decided that of the 200+ sandbags his M let him borrow, he took one of Midriff’s cinder blocks.  Wild Turkey and Cheese Curd are both working through Pathfinder and have a coupon challenge coming up soon.  This was a good practice run for them.  Geraldo is the consummate veteran professional.  Smart choice on weight, no need to humble-brag because this guy knows his way around a ruck and sandbag.   He also knows how to hum along to every Led Zeppelin song out there.  I have only posted a handful of times with Focker.  Nice guy and I remember him getting the name at that frisbee workout on Fridays.  Glad to see he’s gotten away from that crew and sticking to something smarter, like hauling around weighted backpacks.


  • Stoned-chicken SOB CSAUP
  • Get your FNGs email right on the website a newsletter is coming!
  • WTF, it’s a CSAUP not just another acronym
  • Functional Strength Challenge, pick things up, put them down
  • Rutbreaker, get out there and break a rut or 3
  • 20 mile ruck with Purple Haze, beer and BBQ after

Somewhere along the way we put all the CSAUPs happening across 3 regions together and figured that over the course of 4ish weeks most pax could hit all the CSAUPs, and would likely cover 60 miles or something like that.

YHC had the take-out.

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