In order for a Virtuous Leader to be come Right, he must be Prepared to get Right. That means getting ready for the expected, while being ready for the unexpected.  This was the final Q of four Qs for YHC to focus on two things: Becoming Prepared through the four quadrants of the G3L (Get Right, Live Right, Lead Right, Leave Right) and bringing consciousness to how our brothers in F3Sandhills are living 3rd for a worthy cause – Pilgrim’s Promise. 12 studs showed up at #SchoolYard for a wet little lesson…wait, that sounds weird.

Warm-up – Follow Me has been a popular starter for YHC recently. Well either that or lots of Burpees. It was raining today so we started at the top and warmed up on the way down – Sun Goddess, Merkins, Good Mornings (heck no we didn’t); Don Quixote, Imperial Walkers, squats, Mule kicks and a mosey. All done in quick succession.

The Thang – We started with the Dirty McDeuce. It is made up of 4 sets of 3 exercises done to 12 reps. Each set has one chest exercise, one leg exercise and one core exercise. After each set of three exercises, you run a lap of a track:

  • 1st Stop – Merkins, Squats, Flutter Kicks – Bono leads
  • 2nd Stop- Merkins, Squats, Flutter Kicks – Slalom leads
  • 3rd Stop – Merkins, Squats, Flutter Kicks – Panther leads. This time we made sure to connect with another pax on the mosey around the track.
  • 4th Stop – Merkins, Squats, Flutter Kicks – Showboat leads
  • This version of Dirty McDeuce allowed new guys to practice counting cadence under high stress and visibility. Each pax succeeded no matter the amount of failures. Two lessons were 1) When in charge, take charge; 2) When falling, dive.

Then we started the 2nd evolution  with The Longest 1/4 mile: 8 stops w/8 reps of 8-ct Body Builders.

COT/BOM – Prayers for those looking for jobs; Easy Rider’s, NoIDeer, & Patch’s 2.0s; for Christy and her new baby (Rafiki’s co-worker); those sick, including Showboats M & Bono’s MIL; guidance for Showboat & his business; for Patch’s M; Punchout and his vision issues; Slalom’s M & praise for his sister; for pax with relationship issues.

Moleskin – Today was a barnburner. Guys worked hard and led hard. It didn’t rain which was a blessing but we earned that respite. The Longest 1/4 mile is a new favorite. Favorite to hate. 

Be aware of Pilgrim’s Promise – This is a ministry started by Billy Thomas in Pinehurst, NC. Billy is Flying Tomato to his F3 Brothers. He is a man of “respect” who moves like a 30-yr old, except for his knees. He loves a flip phone so face to face contact or even email is the best way to contact his organization. He is a man who literally opened up Shadow Lawn, a mansion in old Pinehurst, to his F3 Brothers for GrowRuck and to groups and individuals around the state. He literally follows the Gospel in serving those who most need love.

Today was the final Q of 4 bootcamp workouts and to bring a different message and level of pain. The request is to donate what you can, when you can to Pilgrim’s Promise. Use PayPal.Me/F3Bono on PayPal to make a donation and Bono will send in or click on the website and the contact tab to make a direct donation. I can promise you that this is one of those organizations where the founder literally put his money where his mouth is and they are doing great work by the efforts your brothers who attended GrowRuck 17 witnessed first hand.

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