• When: 2020-01-21
  • QIC: Socrates
  • The PAX: Cavity, Fiji, Loose Screw, Hall Pass and YHC

The StrutBrigade Finishes What We Started

Environmental Readings:  28 degrees; 60% humidity, Winds N5 (feels like temp is 22 degrees), Dew Point 16 degrees.

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5 PAX part with the warm fart sack to post Strut under much colder temperatures than last week and the right time.

YHC was Qing again after last Thursday’s celebration of all things Edgar Allan Poe.  Given poor time management and rainy conditions that day, last Thursday’s plan was modified, and some parts were completed so what is better than to finish what we started.

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Today’s musical selection for the reader has special meaning, given today is what would have been Stonewall Jackson’s 196th birthday, here is one of YHC’s favorite bluegrass acts, The Westbound Rangers, and their classic hit, “Stonewall:”

Here is what went down this morning:

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One-minute warning was sounded, we all all complained it was cold, no FNGs noted, opening prayer, and off we go for a rolling COP:

Moseying along the way to the lower parking lot, stopping for:

  • 15 Windmills (IC) (what I like to call the Pete Townsends)
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  • 15 TTTs (IC)
  • 15 SSHs (IC)
  • 15 Squats (IC)

Mosey a little more and stop for:

  • 30 Little Arm Circles – 15 forward, 15 backward (IC)
  • 15 Overhead Claps (IC)
  • 15 Dirty Dogs (IC)
  • 15 Raise the Roofs (OYO)

Make our way to the rock pile for


Each PAX choose one rock:

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  • 15 Curls (OYO)
  • 15 Military Presses (OYO)
  • 15 Tricep Extensions (OYO)
  • 15 Bent-over Rows(OYO)

Run along the walkway, turn left and make one counterclockwise lap around the building back to the point of origin.

R and R above set – reducing reps by 5 to 10, run

R and R above set – reducing reps by 5 to 5.

It was at this point we reversed the above and:

  • 5 Curls (OYO)
  • 5 Military Presses (OYO)
  • 5 Tricep Extensions (OYO)
  • 5 Bent-over Rows (OYO)

Run along the walkway, turn left and make one counterclockwise lap around the building back to the point of origin.

R and R above set – increasing reps by 5 to 10, run

R and R above set – increasing reps by 5 to 15.

Plank and wait for the 6.

  • 15 Squat Thrusts – with the rock (OYO)
  • 15 Bonnie Blairs (OYO)
  • 15 Lunges each leg (OYO)

Mosey back up the hill to the upper parking lot for Mary (and a small tribute to Rush):

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  • 21 LBCs (IC)
  • 12 Freddie Mercurys (IC)
  • 21 Stormy Daniels (IC)
  • 12 Dying cock-a-roaches (IC).

Take two steps to the flag for COT and BOM.

Naked Moleskin:  Another great start to the day despite the colder than last week’s temperatures.  Mumble chatter was good and Fiji’s complaining was lite.

Praises/Prayer Requests:

  • Those around us that need reassurance
  • Unspoken


  • Lunch at Steve’s next Wednesday at 11:45.
  • Dutch Fork Senior night for the wrestling team is next Wednesday – Fiji to get the details – come out and support Macho Man.
  • Many openings for Q to round out the year, signup here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RmFXm9XqPQ42dyh6hywDPn_8KXvCV6fzrM4phRJzN3s/edit#gid=1054085131
  • Anchor starts 0515 on Wednesday, with an optional slow mosey cross the dam post KB.  Now get the bell there and party with your bell out! https://twitter.com/F3AnchorSC
  • F3 (2nd and 3rd Fs) Lunches are a-plenty. Check Twitter and the website for details.  In fact, there is a whole lot going on, so check the website and Twitter often for updates. Another good place to look for updates/info is in the announcements of the posted Back Blasts.

Devotional: Where are you headed (taken from Our Daily Bread)

Today’s Scripture & Insight:

2 Samuel 12:1–14

In northern Thailand, the Wild Boars youth soccer team decided to explore a cave together. After an hour they turned to go back and found that the entrance to the cave was flooded. Rising water pushed them deeper into the cave, day after day, until they were finally trapped more than two miles (four kilometers) inside. When they were heroically rescued two weeks later, many wondered how they had become so hopelessly trapped. Answer: one step at a time.

In Israel, Nathan confronted David for killing his loyal soldier, Uriah. How did the man “after [God’s] own heart” (1 Samuel 13:14) become guilty of murder? One step at a time. David didn’t go from zero to murder in one afternoon. He warmed up to it, over time, as one bad decision bled into others. It started with a second glance that turned into a lustful stare. He abused his kingly power by sending for Bathsheba, then tried to cover up her pregnancy by calling her husband home from the front. When Uriah refused to visit his wife while his comrades were at war, David decided he would have to die.

We may not be guilty of murder or trapped in a cave of our own making, but we’re either moving toward Jesus or toward trouble. Big problems don’t develop overnight. They break upon us gradually, one step at a time.

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