Monthly Archive March 2023


DATE: 2023-03-31 AO: Kevlar Q: Orange Whip PAX: Full House, poptart, Erin Brokavich, Horsehead, Orange Whip, Mile High, Limey (Q) FNGs: None COUNT: 7 We worked out together
Can’t post w/o a Q listed and Limey isn’t an option

A Walk in the Park

DATE: 2023-03-31 AO: Mountain-Goat Q: retread PAX: fleetwood, jello, sledge, Spammer, the_mouth, wildturkey, Lafleur, Beefeater, Insomniac, Schrute FNGs: None COUNT: 11 WARMUP: Head to entrance of Davie Park, bit of dynamic stretching. THE THANG: 8 runners and 3 ruckers on this beautiful morning. Run the loop up to the dog park and back to the gate until 0605. Return to SCMS. ANNOUNCEMENTS: Waxhaw blood drive. COT: Insomniac took us out.

The Brave is the best workout of the week

DATE: 2023-03-31 AO: -Brave Q: fire_hazard PAX: Rousey, midriff, wingman, soft_pretzel FNGs: None COUNT: 5 Kick off running North on Community House Rd. Run 4 lamp posts on the right. Then go back one lamp post and do two burpees. Repeato until we get until EndHaven Rd.
Mosey over to the elementary school for some circuits. Station 1: 1 Pull up on the monkey bars Station 2: 1 Jump up on the Bench Station 3: 1 big boy sit up on the other end of the school Bear crawl between the basket ball goals.
Do 6 laps of this adding a rep to each station.
Go halfway down the cul-de-sac of death and do 5 burpees on your own and AYG to Endhaven.
Head back to the launch stopping for some exercises on the way.

Grandma Returns

DATE: 2023-03-31 AO: Joust Q: baracus PAX: boerewors, spackles, hopper, funky_cold, Mountain Momma, baracus FNGs: None COUNT: 6 We did the obligatory COP with SSH, IW, MC
2 laps around the track with exercises at the “corners” – hand release merkins on lap 1, squats on lap 2
Main Event: Elevens on Grandma Mtn. LBCs at bottom, merkins at the top
Back to track – four laps total with stops on both sides of track for called exercise Lap 1 – people’s chair with 25 air presses (IC) Lap 2 – 20 tricep dips Lap 3 – 15 derkins Lap 4 – 10 WW2 sit-ups
We ran the bleachers and then some Mary.
Some did all the exercises. Most complained at some point. All had a good time and got a solid start to their day.
Mountain Momma took us out with a solid prayer at COT.

Fat camp returns

DATE: 2023-03-30 AO: Nightmare-On-Elm Q: fire_hazard PAX: Eleanor, teddyf3, sledge, wildturkey, Lafleur FNGs: None COUNT: 6 When Wild Turkey explained to me what a HIIT workout was…. I was reminded of the glory days of SOB when there was an amazing AO named Fat Camp with gear and timers every week. So I thought I would bring that back for one round. I pulled out and dusted off the old gear and here is what we did.
1:00 min of work 20 seconds to switch Stations Sled push in the grass Slam ball Squats w/ 60lb sand bag Curls w/ 50lb sand bag Battle ropes Lunges with 20lb plate in front Kettle bell swings Overhead press w/ 40lb sand bag Flutters
We took a break between with a lap after round 1 and round 2
It was a good time with these men. Thank you for letting me lead

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