• When: 2017-08-19
  • QIC: Banjo, Bolt
  • The PAX: Rocking Chair (R), Brainiac, Pearl, Happy Trees, Swayze, Doogie (FNG), Bolt (R), Sandpit, Heisenberg (R), Enterprise, Bar Crawl, Bobber, Facebook, Chinstrap, Half-Sack, Banjo

Not Lost.

16 PAX posted at Finlay Park to shoulder our burdens together – 60# sandbags, sloshpipe, ammo can, and most importantly: this thing we call life.  Always great to see consistent participation and leadership by the Mission Program PAX, and to be reminded that the impact is mutual.

#TClaps for the ruck and coupon loans.  There was plenty of suck to go around.

Welcome, Disclaimer, and BOM

COP Warmup:

Circle up for Bolt to lead us in:

LBACs (forwards): 20 IC

LBACs (backwards): 20 IC

SSH: 20 IC

Merkins: 30 IC(ish)

Plank it up: right arm, left arm, right leg, left leg up, 30sec each


The Thang:

Thanks to the generosity of those with prior commitments, we had about 25 rucks, plus 50# and 60# sandbags, a slosh pipe, an ammo can, a cooler of water, and two shovel flags.  Grab all that you can and then head out on the paved trail north out of town, about ¾ mile.


Circle up under I-126, plant the flags in the rock garden and drop all but your rucks.  

*On your six and rucks overhead for Flutter Kicks 20 IC

*Pass the bags: with PAX about 2’ apart, pass your rucks to the man on your left until yours gets back to you

*OH Press 20 IC


Storytime with Chinstrap:  From the book of AB, the midpoint of the workout is a good time to exercise the 2nd and 3rd F’s.  Chinstrap shared on the importance of the 2nd F – and how no one in their right mind would be up at unconventional hours of the morning to do this.  It’s because the man on our left and the one on our right that we keep going.


Saddle up and head back for COT.



*Heisenberg and the regs are really doing a great job bringing the Program guys along.  I hesitate referring to them separately because we’re all program guys at the end of the day – but the OGM PAX are in a tough spot.  They make the choice to be here on Saturday mornings, and to be leaders to the other men.

*#TClaps to Robber for checking in.  Can’t quit these guys.

*COT’s here are special.  The expressions and encouragements exchanged are too many to list, but it means alot to be seated in a circle, eye-to-eye with each other and just letting our hearts do the talking.

*Welcome FNG Doogie!  Ron Smith works for OGM.  He’d come down the hill in jeans, a polo, and loafers expecting to be a spectator.  But life is not a spectator sport so he was with us every step of the way.  Thanks for all you do, Doogie.

Ron Smith, 48, former pastor, member of Northside Baptist and working with the OGM.  Polo/Jeans/Loafers: Dillards, Belk, Hilfiger, Prim, Proper… nothing stuck.  Enjoys projects around the house… HOUSE? Doogie Houser!  Doogie it is.  Welcome.

Prayer Requests:

*Sandpit’s daugher in Myrtle Beach with her mom.  It’s tough enough to be a teenager these days, especially without dad.  Sandpit is working hard to get back to her.


8/26: NO MISSION WORKOUT! Stomp the Swamp (be sure to give a special welcome to the Mission PAX, they’ve trained hard and looked forward to this for some time!)


9/11: 5K Run for the Troops @ Cayce Amphitheater:


10/21: OEW Capitol Tour – 20mi Ruck thru Columbia:


11/03-04:  GORUCK Columbia Tough and Light




Devo: A new creation:

2 Corinthians 5:17

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”