• When: 2018-10-04
  • QIC: No Help
  • The PAX: Eve, Ball Boy, Tail Pipe, Hemmingway, Gremlin, Catheter, Blindside, Punch list, Strut, Red Eye, Postal, H4T, Rocking Chair (Respect), Paddles, Dr. Quinn, Tinkle, Tumbler, No Help

Birthdayversary Gothic Serpant

Weather: 68 degrees maybe?

The Thang:

Intro, disclaimer, prayer

Mosey up to the Field of Dreams, grab blocks and back down to the parking lot for COP

SSH X 29 IC #Forever29

LBAC x 10 IC f/r

OH Claps x 10 IC


“Mogadishu Mile”

4 Rounds for time of:

-19 Block Swings
-19 Front Squats
-19 Block merkins (one hand on block left then right for a total of 38)
-400 m run with block around the parking lot

Take blocks back and run back down to the flag

Merkins x 10 OMC

Symbolism of the “Mogadishu Mile”
*You cover a total distance of one mile. Even though the soldiers actually walked between 2.5 and 3 miles depending on their starting point, it has become known as a “mile”. You carry your KB during the run to symbolize the gear the soldiers carried.
*19 reps – one honoring each soldier of Task Force Ranger killed during the battle and the day after.
*Swings– as the soldiers held up their rifles the entire time
*Squats – as they sought cover behind anything available
*Merkins – as they fell to the ground and had to get back up

On October 3rd, 1993, members of the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment and 1st SFOD-D (Delta Force), supported by pilots from the 160th Aviation Regiment (Nightstalkers) and other SF units, went into the city of Mogadishu, Somalia to execute Operation ‘Gothic Serpent’, an attempt to apprehend key players in Mohammed Farrah Aidid’s dictatorship. While the initial mission went smoothly, things took a turn for the worse when two aircraft were shot down, forever coining the phrase ‘Blackhawk Down’. Determined to not leave a man behind, and also facing the task of securing the crash sites, Rangers and Deltas, scattered at several locations throughout the city, under heavy fire, most of them wounded, and low on supplies, held their positions until the morning hours of October 4th.
As help from the 10th Mountain Division finally arrived, the armored vehicles could not accommodate all of the soldiers. At this point, some of them began their exit to a rally point on foot, under heavy fire, dehydrated and sleep deprived, all of them wounded in one way or another. This has become known as the “Mogadishu Mile”.

Credit goes to Molan Labe CrossFit

Mogadishu Mile Workout



Prayer Requests

Continued prayers for my dad and Chip’s mom

Prayers for Catheter