• When: 2018-04-12
  • QIC: Bellhop
  • The PAX: Arrears, Pothole, Bumblebee, Lumbergh, Laettner Turkey Burger, Buddy Love, Chubbs, Boxwine, Sir Toppenhat, Love Boat, Mister Mister, Stagecoach, Bellhop

Introducing The Arrears

Continuing on with the tradition of developing workouts to honor the various #UTPs of @F3LakeMurray, we debuted the inaugural The Arrears last Thursday.  14 pax, including the WO’s namesake, Arrears, made their way to Depot to take it on.  Stated simply, this was workout that challenged everyone, irrespective of fitness level.



Burpees (10x OYO)

SSH (20x)

Merkins (10x, 4 count)

Overhead Arm Claps (20x)

The Thang

This workout combined blocks, running, and PT-all the good things.

Mosey and grab block and return to the parking lot.

Starting at the parking lot, complete 50x of the following exercises with the block, one at a time per circuit.

  • Curls (for the girls)
  • Overheads
  • Thrusters
  • Rows
  • Benches

Upon completing each exercise, put down the block, and run the loop back to the soccer field.

At the soccer field, complete 50x of each exercises, one at a time per circuit.

  • Merkins
  • Big Boys
  • SSHs
  • Squats
  • Mountainclimbers

Upon completing each exercise, run back to the parking lot to take on the next exercise with the block.

Return blocks to the pile, mosey back to the parking lot.




This workout got hard; it would have been easy to quit or ease off and not do the work.  But you couldn’t. You had to finish.  Some parting thoughts about the keep climbing and moving forward, irrespective of the obstacle ….

-You have to be willing to step in the arena. Whether it’s showing up to a workout and getting after it, getting involved with something important in the community, taking on new responsibility at work, etc, the world belongs to those willing to do the hard thing.

-Whatever the challenge, just keep moving forward. Standing still, or even worse, quitting or going backwards won’t get you to the destination. Quitting is forever. You might not be the fastest or the strongest, but the person who just keeps moving is ultimately the toughest.

-A lot of things are hard. Physically, mentally, financially, professionally, spiritually. In addition to keep moving, work on your goals bit by bit. The 20 mile ruck, the saving $10,000, the big promotion at work, etc all seem insurmountable when you only just look at the mountaintop from the valley floor. There is a lot of distance between the two points. The key is to fixate on the journey rather than terminus. Bit by bit, one foot in front of the other. Getting to your goal in bite size chunks (vs thinking you have to do it in one fell swoop) is ultimately the way to achieve. It requires patience and consistency (ie discipline) to get there though.