May is Mental Health Awarness Month!!

May is Mental Health Awarness Month!!

And for my 70th Q, my brain is fried after an emotional weekend. Put together the Workout in about 10 minutes but I put about 30mins on the ending. Keep reading…

Big month, how will you impact your brothers around you?

DiCCS given. Let’s roll.


Mosey towards the high school, threw in some exercises while running. Butt kickers, high knees, karaoke.

Circle up in front of high school

1. 20 x SSH IC

2. 10 x Moroccan Night Clubs

3. Jimmy Dugan

4. Downward Dog

5. Upward Dog

6. Calf Stretch

7. Can Opener & Runners Pose

8. 10 x Merkins

Mosey to the grass hill. 10 x Squat Jumps at the top. 20 x Speedskaters at the bottom. Complete twice.

Mosey to drivers Ed lots. 7 lights. 1 burpee at first light. So on and so on.

To big parking lot for starfish. 10 x Big Boys in the middle. 10 of each. Merkins. Bomb jacks. V Ups. Dry Docks. Repeato.

Mosey to Rudy’s Poop Palace. Wall sits. Air press x Heel Lifts. Shadow Box x Toe Lifts

Mosey to back of the school for Lt. Dan. 1/2 round completed. Mosey to the front of the school for what I’m calling…

The Bernie Sanders! I think something like this already exists in the form of Feel The Burn which is running up hills backwards. As for this version, this is way different. The Bernie Sanders is when you ask the pax to “handout” a round of exercises. Get it?

We went around the horn asking a few guys to call an exercise on our 6. Success. Mosey back to COT with 3 mins to go…

Round 6 and 7 of Lt Dan. 30secs of Have a Nice Day while the feelings came back to our legs.

And fin…


I have never been more thankful of a little wind than the few breezes that came through this AM. It was hot The air was thick and my mind was all over the place. My anxiety/stress was tight in my chest and my breathing felt a bit restricted.

In COT I shared a story about a good friend of mine’s wife and her being diagnosed with stage 4/terminal cancer recently. His wife Betsy is a wonderful human and mother to two great kids, 4 & 6. Like many of us they felt pretty invincible in all things and then you get dealt some news like this to change all kinds of perspectives.

Since turning 40 this past December I had my first ever anxiety attack the morning after my birthday. The thought of death has always stressed me out and that morning surrounded by my family for the holidays the thought of being close to half way through life hit me like a ton of bricks. It honestly hadn’t ever really crossed my mind until that morning but since then I’m more aware than usual.

Started to research things I can do/read/take to reduce those feelings before headed to the doctor for a script. While talking with my outside F3 Shield Lock the mix of meditation and ashwagandha was mentioned. Taking the supplement has helped but I still got more head work to do. If you ever see my walk away from the group after a sprint up Bad Idea while ripping off my headband, that’s me talking to myself. Just the feeling I’m about to pass out while reaffirming that “I’m fine, relax”.

That overwhelming feeling was weighing heavy on my this morning. Completely out of breath during jump jacks just due to my brain on red alert. Pretty amazing what the body can handle and wild what the brain does just when you want it to quiet down a bit.

I share all of the above in case anyone else is feeling anxious. Everyone is going through a little something. Some don’t realize they are going through something but hopefully a little “sharing” from the brothers within help others feel more comfortable to share.

Lastly, May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Who will be the next to share a struggle? Does talking about it help you? Will talking about it help someone else? Let’s find out…

Thanks to Judge Smails for the 6th man and to Mad Dog for taking us out.


• Memorial Day – The Murph Convergence. It’s not fun but its a small sacrifice honoring and thinking about soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. Be there, you don’t want to miss this.

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