Yesterday evening 4 Pax and 4 2.0’s folded and sorted clothes at Christ Closet for about an hour. Starting in February the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month we will be sorting from 730pm till about 9:00. Come for all or some, 2.0’s and M’s welcome. By the way those boxes in the kitchen were full of new bins.
Alright Pax substitute Q engaged, due to scheduling I had the pleasure of leading the Pax in the gloom this morning around MRHS for this installment of Dromedary. Did i plan a Weinke yes will it rain, will it be used? Well nope, not after being called out by a certain Pax when I went to reach for it so here it goes.
All Pax pushed themselves hard today and enjoyed the first rain free day of the week. A special thanks to the ones that circled back today to pick up the 6.
Next week Gerber on Q at Dromedary
Nails took us out.
Yesterday 11 Pax joined me in the cold of the morning for a beat down at MRHS. The night before after checking the temperature for the AM I knew movement was the name if the game, the Weinke was set and ready. The plan is always to keep the Pax together and leave no man behind.
After a 30 degree drop from the day before we had a good turnout, everyone worked hard. Although there was an attempt from a seasoned Pax to hijack the Weinke I was having none of it. Everyone stayed together and looked out for one another.
As I woke up this morning with the forecast calling for rain would I be completing a solo ruck or would other lunatics join me for an adventure.
Today 5 Pax from Waxhaw joined me on the virtual #forToby ruck in South Charlotte. For those that do not know Toby was part of F3 Cape Fear who took his life in early October. F3 Cape Fear started a fundraiser for his family and a ruck in Wrightsville Beach for this morning. Knowing we are all family in an attempt to raise awareness I put together a virtual ruck for this morning. The CDC states one person dies by suicide every 12 minutes in the US.
Today along the 12 miles in the gloom and pouring down rain we grew closer, told stories, and laughed. We learned wet bridges are slippery when wet and covered in leaves as well.
After about the 8 mile mark we arrived back at the trail head to Hickory Tavern. We lost 2 Pax and the rest kept moving to round out the 12 miles. Did I mention the rain, this was Forest Gump Rain, rain came down, from the left and right, then started coming up towards the end. We finished the ruck, headed to Hickory Tavern for some 2nd F and more stories.
Overall today was a great time considering the reason for the ruck. We all got to know each other a little more, some of which will be used in the future on The Playhouse when the time is right.
We all have our issues, no one is perfect. if you need to talk reach out to someone close to you. If you see someone struggling reach out, get out of your comfort zone have the talk and be there for him.
When 11/23 8am
Where Hickory Tavern Toringdon
What 12 +/- mile ruck
Why for Toby
The CDC reports there is one death by suicide every 12 minutes in the US. This past October it struck our brother F3 Toby out of Cape Fear. He was struggling with what it meant to be a HIM and had reached out to a couple of fellow Pax about meeting one a month to talk about what it means to be a High Impact Man (HIM). A few Pax enthusiastically responded about meeting. Unfortunately less than one week later F3 Toby took his life.
F3 Cape Fear started a fund which will go directly to his wife and kids. A few Pax have agreed to match donations up to $10,000 between now and November 15th. Cape Fear Ruck Club is hosting a 12 mile ruck on 11/23 in Wrightsville Beach. Please consider donating and for all donations received before 11/15 of $20.00 and more they will be sending a #for Toby patch. Donations to be made by Venmo @F3CapeFear, please include your name and mailing address with RUCKforToby in the memo.
We will participate in a virtual ruck Saturday 11/23 8am launching from Hickory Tavern Torrington off of Johnston Rd. We will cover the Lower McAlpine and Four Mile Creek Greenways. Once complete we will have a little 2ndF at Hickory Tavern.
**information received from Cape Fear Ruck Club Facebook.
While reviewing who was on Q this past Tuesday for the following day I realized we did not schedule a Q for the week. I thought what the heck lets do it and rock it out. Well the wrench got thrown in the plans as my M informed me at 9pm that evening that she needed to leave for a meeting at 615 the following morning. At that moment I realized some unsuspecting Pax would be tapped for the final third of the workout. Alright Wednesday morning 5:20am our resident Coke distributor shows up and has more than
begrudgingly graciously agreed to wrap it up for me.
I had a great time leading the Pax for my short stint at Q yesterday. The Pax stayed together and we did not need to circle back for the 6. My apologies for the Paula Abdul, that was a lot of lights. Special thank you to Bottle Cap for wrapping it up.
Happy Birthday to Johnny Utah
Q Next Week Zinfandel
Better late than never, and my apologies as yesterday was a busy day. My time had come to be initiated into this fine upstanding establishment. As I prepared my Weinke and learned Moneyball has made his monthly trip from Rocky Top back to Waxhaw, I knew I needed to keep the Pax moving. As the morning came I rolled in about 30 seconds before my tee time, I completed a drive by DiCCS, asked for FNG’s and we were off.
The Practice Facility:
The First Tee:
As I concluded my initiation into Bushwood I hope everyone had a good workout. We continued to leave no man behind and circled for the 6 as introduced into the 87th worst site in Waxhaw a few months ago. We all stayed together till a couple of Pax decided to run in front of the Q and zigged when they should have zagged into the sidewalk leading to the pull-up bars. They came back and were reunited with the comrades. This site has a lot of opportunities for pain stations as I learned while running the front nine, thank you for the opportunity to be your Starter for the day.
Moneyball took us out
A few weeks ago the couples life group I am in completed a service project at Christ Closet folding and sorting. This is typically completed by a handful of folks through out the week. With the amount of work to be done I contacted Transporter and Ice 9 for help with gaining access to the home. Access was given and a date on the books for yesterday. Not knowing how much work was completed and how much more would had been received I knew there would be a lot of work to be done. The regular volunteers have been doing a tremendous job as a good portion was cleaned up, but there is still a lot to do thanks in part to the Waxhaw Launch on Labor Day.
6 Pax and a 2.0 came out to assist with folding and sorting at Christ Closet yesterday evening. Thank you to all that came out and for taking time away from your family. We completed a lot of work but there is still a lot to do. I will try to get a crew together once a week leading up to the 11/9 giveaway.
I decided last night to call an audible from the AMRAP due to the Iron Pax Challenge and the people still recovering from the convergence on Monday. Weinke set and I roll into Dromedary a little before kickoff.
5:28 rolls around DCCS are given to
22 23 Pax as One Star rolls in Jingles style at 5:30.
I believe I said today would be a lower impact day than typical and to a point for about 5 minutes I was correct. There was minimal whining and I overheard a few people wishing for the AMRAP around the 9 and 11 Burpee mark.
The convergence was a huge success. All of us went out talked it up heading into Monday, lets keep pushing and sending invites out.
Everyone did a great job and worked hard. It was good to see some faces that we have not seen in a while, and hope they return as they have been missed.
One Star promoted Bushwood with the popped collars and sleeves optional.
Great work with Christ Closet – 4 truck loads
I took us out, sorry Zinfandel no photo.
Next Week Cake Boss from Rock Hill
21 Pax showed up today for the new AMRAP at Marvin Ridge High School.
Disclaimer and Safety instructions given at 5:29am followed by a mosey to the small rock pile, a certain Pax may or may not have chosen quite the boulder (I was impressed). A quick warm-up of SSH, Merkins, Mountain Climbers, and Imperial Walkers at the cafeteria. The new course was explained and the Pax was off for 30 min of fun.
Here is what this quarter’s course and (7) Stations look like:
Everyone worked very hard today, and we welcome back some faces we have not seen in a little while:
Leading the new WAMRAP is pretty easy and I appreciate each one of the Pax for giving 100% today. I heard a lot of encouragement today coming from the Pax which is a great show of support for all. Everyone crushed it today!
Sand Box – Soft Pretzel – Friday before Labor Day 8/30 in Concord assistance is needed. Prom for kids terminally and chronically ill, this is for kids that will not be able to attend their own prom, we will be supporting for any needs they have. Please contact Soft Pretzel if interested, a Signup Genius will be coming and a posting on Slack in the future.
One Star looking for Q’s at Bushwood, sign up or you will be voluntold.
Open Door Bible Study – Five Stones church office 7 to 8am Sunday Mornings
Thank you Johnny Utah, for taking us out.
Tomorrow 8/8 – Floater – Rockwell
Next week Dromedary 8/14 – Hollywooooooooooooood