Monthly Archive March 2023

Running Off in million directions

DATE: 2023-03-30 AO: -Devils-Turn Q: flipper PAX: frasier, soft_pretzel, Kielbasa, Polly, retread, Astro (Kyle Kirchhoff), Joker_Shawn Heath, voodoo, flipper, Hippie, hairball, Dosey Doe FNGs: None COUNT: 12 As has become the norm, DevilsTurn was a myriad of courses, workouts, and times. What tied the PAX together is everyone got after it. We had mile trainees, zone 2 plodders, marathon long runners, and everything in between. Great weather for a run made for a enjoyable morning.

The Brewruck

You’ve heard of the brewery run, the beer run, and the beer mile.  Extreme feats of athletic prowess coupled with olympic-level beverage consumption.  But have you ever mixed rucking and beer?  Well you should try something new.

Welcome to the next level of drinking and exercise.  Welcome to the Brewruck.

Now, I don’t want to take up too much time from your, no doubt, terribly important professional life you certainly aren’t procrastinating from right now.  So, if you’ve already read too much and want a nice pithy summary, skip to the bottom.  Find the reference about Nickelback and read from there.  But if you’re into ranting and raving with all the foulmouthed rage of a sailor discovering the true nature of the manatee in his hammock, then by all means stick around.

It’s an event worthy of Brett Kavanaugh himself.  You like beer, he likes beer, we all like beer.  We also (mostly) agree that the NCAA is a massive money-raising enterprise built on the backs of students, but that’s not important right now.  We like beer.

Now onto the exercise part.  Rucking.  According to Webster rucking can be defined as an indistinguishable gathering.  According to the company I never married but pay alimony too, it’s urban hiking.  So rucking = an unruly mob acting out the best lives of REI catalog models without the woods and that crap.

So yeah, drinking and urban hiking.  What could go wrong?


Obviously things will go awry when the drinking starts but let the rhetorical-ness of the question sink in and pretend the answer is the uncomfortable silence at the dinner table after your right-wing uncle says something mildly triggering to his liberal non-binary step-daughter then does the Ric Flair “Whooo!”

Here’s the plan:  Be at Devil’s Logic brewing at 11:00 AM on Saturday May 27th. Grab a beer, ruck up, stop at Thompson Park and pay our respects at the veteran’s memorial there.  Head to Resident Culture Brewing, smack in the middle of the land of day drinking 20-somethings.  While trying to behave ourselves, we’ll make our way down South Blvd to Sugar Creek Brewing.  Stops along the way will include but are not limited to: Wooden Robot, Suffolk Punch, and Gilde.

If you’re thinking all that time under a ruck and drinking beer could leave me feeling like slightly greasy sausage meat in a packing facility where the workers all smoke too much.  Remember, you could be one of those 20-somethings drenched in Axe body spray, drinking White Claw and pontificating about self-governing.  Like drinking White Claw before 2 PM makes you a sovereign citizen.  You won’t be drinking White Claw, you’re better than that.

So approximately 5.5 miles of rucking, with questionable company, and a few drinks outdoors.  Before you can say, “who’s still buying Nickelback albums?”  It’ll all be over.

In summary:

Who?  You

What?  Brew Ruck 2023

When?  May 27th, 10:30 AM

Where?  Devil’s Logic Brewing –> Sugar Creek Brewing

Why?  To kick off memorial day weekend.  And a patch.  There is a patch.


  • Hoover, I don’t have a ruck.  Can I borrow one?  Yes.  But it smells like a sweaty yeti.  Check around Slack for less smelly ones.  You could also carry around a straight-edge style JanSport backpack.  Who am I to judge, Kavanaugh?
  • Does my ruck have to have weight in it?  Yes.  That kind of defeats the purpose, an empty bag on your back.  Even homeless people have crap to carry around.  But there’s no weight requirement; it can be 1 pound or 100.  You could pack it full with beer and drink it empty.
  • I’m planning on attending, should I uber home?  Yes.  Don’t be stupid.
  • Any beatdowns planned?  Well you can choose to get all sweaty and do burpees or something but not me.
  • Any coupons?  Stay tuned …

Expect some follow-up chatter on Slack and start dropping HCs in the #BrewRuck channel.

Promove…kind and of

DATE: 2023-03-29 AO: Sacs Q: geraldo PAX: geraldo, Spitball, Rousey, hoover, wildturkey, Cheese Curd, Lafleur, sledge FNGs: None COUNT: 8 WARMUP: load up heavy (sandbag and ruck) and walk to Davie.  Some warm up exercises THE THANG: 2 stolen GoRuck sandbag workouts, modified….slightly! MARY: none.  Geraldo believes he has enough defined abs for all of us ANNOUNCEMENTS: Blood drive- Waxhaw COT: Geraldo spoke a lot about how much this site has meant to him and his family.  It’s made him, stronger and wiser.  Under the wing of Cheese Curds leadership a true leader has been reborn.  Very kind of you!!  I think he said other things, but this was enough.
Maybe next time he will write his own BB.

Can you do a Slackblast if the Q doesn’t use Slack? (Answer is no)

DATE: 2023-03-29 AO: Anvil Q: Point Break PAX: spackles, Mr. Magoo, Point Break, Limey (Officially the Q) FNGs: None COUNT: 4 WARMUP: Standard fair, with the exception of the “polka”. Have Limey demonstrate next time you see him.
THE THANG: ROUND 1: Bear Crawls, Donkey Kicks, and Mike Tysons ROUND 2: Partner Work (60 Jump Squats, 100 Plank Jacks, 150 LBCs, plus running) ROUND 3: Rock Work (Shoulder Raises, Chest Press, Shrugs, and Skull Crushers) ROUND 4: Wall sits w/ various arm exercises (More Moroccan Night Clubs than Spackler cares for) ROUND 5: Peter Parkers, Parker Peters, and Merkins down the Avenue of Trees.
MARY: Heels to Heaven Freddy Mercuries Boone Crunches
COT: Marta with the takeout.

Dog gone it

DATE: 2023-03-29 AO: Wamrap Q: Orange Whip PAX: Alf, turkey_leg, O Tannenbaum, rachel, poptart, Kaboom FNGs: None COUNT: 7 Alf and OT just made it just in time.
We woke up a dog that ended up waking up the whole neighborhood, that ended up with neighbors fighting that ended up with a murder (probably #butterflyaffect)
Other topics – good girls bball, ugly girls ball (faces) + lots of heavy breathing
WARMUP Never THE THANG: Merkins -> Wal-tar-jai (sp?) -> Donkeys -> RDLs -> burpees + deck + lap up to 30 total reps (130 total burpees, 135 for Rachel)
MARY: No time ANNOUNCEMENTS: A51 logo launch 4/1 COT: YHC

Mile Training Plan – Week 1, Day 1

DATE: 2023-03-28 AO: Swift Q: Wolverine PAX: Hippie, Franky, das_boot, Wolverine, bratwurst, fleetwood, Chopper, soft_pretzel, madison, retread, kirby FNGs: None COUNT: 11 11 PAX did not fear the “Timed Mile Training Plan”.
Week 1, Day 1 was: 8 x 400m @ goal mi pace w/ 60 sec recovery. Average the 8 intervals for a proxy of your current mile fitness.
Week 1, Day 2 workout of 2.5mi Tempo run will be held at Sparta, Devil’s Turn, and Pursuit (all Thursday).
Full Plan is here in the Preblast: . Great to see so many PAX committing to a Goal! – check the Preblast for links to 1) commit and 2) see commitments of goals

310 dime

DATE: 2023-03-28 AO: Bagpipe Q: wingman PAX: Carny, Spitball, Rousey, wingman, Cheese Curd, Olaf, tagalong, biscuit FNGs: None COUNT: 8
WARMUP: 20 SSH, 10 IW, 10 hb, 10pp, 10wm, stretch THE THANG: partner rock/pull-up x 3 triple nickel on bagpipe hill but with 10 reps 10 hand release merkins, 10 squats Mary for the 6 10 incline merkins, 10 step-ups X2 on the tables 20 dips, 10 step-ups x 2 on the low wall 50 air presses. mosey toward home 60 ish air presses on the trash MARY: ANNOUNCEMENTS: trail fest, blood drive. COT: thoughts and prayers for my wife’s cousin who lost her husband to cancer. get your annual checkup. thought and prayers for those affected by recent tragedy.

Chubby Hubby

DATE: 2023-03-27 AO: Chubby-Hubby Q: baracus PAX: geraldo, ductwork, Full House, Mr Brady, Orange Whip, turkey_leg, baracus, funky_cold, Rhapsody, Day-Z FNGs: None COUNT: 10 10 for another record attendance at Chubby Hubby.  turkey_leg and Mr Brady did the “anti” route and ran Horsey.  Orange Whip , Full House sped off in the fast pace group while @geraldo, @ductwork, baracus had the caboose.  Late arrival funky_cold managed to catch us.  
COT: @ductwork with the takeout

Q’s late – No TGUs

DATE: 2023-03-27 AO: Swole Q: flipper, mighty_mite PAX: MARTA, mighty_mite, ickey_shuffle, The Worm, flipper FNGs: None COUNT: 5 WARMUP: dunno, sitting in traffic THE THANG: spreadsheet stuff, see spreadsheet MARY: glute bridge, elbow plank ANNOUNCEMENTS: upcoming brew ruck, see Hoover. Upcoming blood drive June-ish COT: YHC with the takeout
The down side of living in Steele creek became evident today when YHC sat in traffic for 20 minutes. Apparently closing 485 to all traffic causes traffic jams at all hours of the day. Huge thanks to Mighty for getting the beat down started until YHC arrived 15 minutes late. 30 minutes of that weinke was more than enough,
During the pressing, snatching, and other sundries, the PAX enjoyed the dulcet tones of 80s rock hits, courtesy of pandora. Icky provided the music a 9/10 due to the inclusion of final countdown, can’t win them all i guess.
Thanks for the chance to lead boys, always a pleasure


DATE: 2023-03-25 AO: Chicken-Run Q: HazMat PAX: Polly, wingman, midriff, Chopper, HazMat FNGs: None COUNT: 5