• When: 2018-10-18
  • QIC: Ken Doll / Buzzsaw
  • The PAX: Muggy Tape, Elmers, Beaver Pelt, Blindside, Buzzsaw, Cheers, Lego, Juice, Dunphy, Ponzi, Genie, Doo Dah, Bing, Coon Dog, Tarjay, Hash & Rice, Ken Doll

The one with a mask, some dog lovin, and some accidental man-touching

An embarrassingly low turnout on Tuesday lit the accountability fire so 17 men posted (including 8 for Stridelite) for Thursday’s edition of The Shank.

The weather was perfect. The mumblechatter was thick. Work was done.

Here’s the recap of the YHC and Buzzsaw (or was it Uncle Ron?)led beatdown.

Conditions: 59 degrees, 71% humidity

The Thang:


SSH x 10 IC
OAC x 10 IC
Hillbillies x 10 IC

Follow Buzzsaw across Duffie to picnic tables

Pull-Up / Merkins Ladder (10 min AMRAP)

One pull-up followed by five merkins
Two pull-ups followed by 10 merkins
Three pull-ups followed by 15 merkins
Four pull-ups followed by 20 merkins
Five pull-ups followed by 25 merkins
Six pull-ups followed by 30 merkins
Seven pull-ups followed by 35 merkins
Eight pull-ups followed by 40 merkins
Nine pull-ups followed by 45 merkins
Ten pull-ups followed by 50 merkins

Back to YHC for 4-Corner Ladder

Rd 1 (OYO reps at each corner, sprint from corner to corner)
Jump Squats x 5
Rd 2
Jump Squats x 5 – Plank Jack Merkins x 5
Rd 3
Jump Squats x 5 – Plank Jack Merkins x 5 – Iron Cross x 5
Rd 4
Jump Squats x 5 – Plank Jack Merkins x 5 – Iron Cross x 5 – Carolina Dry Docks x 5
Rd 5
Jump Squats x 5 – Plank Jack Merkins x 5 – Iron Cross x 5 – Carolina Dry Docks x 5 -Burpees x 5

Mosey to median

Bear crawl to 2nd pole
Crawl bear to 1st pole – Lunge to end

Frozen Flutter x 10 IC
Frozen Freddie x 10 IC

Back to the flag


Devo: I am a Christian.

“When I say I am a Christian, I am not shouting, ‘I am clean living.’ I am whispering, ‘I was lost, but now and found and forgiven.’ When I say I am a Christian, I don’t speak of this with pride. I’m confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide. When I say I am a Christian, I’m not trying to be strong. I’m professing that I am weak and need His strength to carry on. When I say I am a Christian, I am not bragging of success. I’m admitting that I have failed and need God to clean my mess. When I say I am a Christian, I am not claiming to be perfect. My flaws are far too visible but God thinks I am worth it. When I say I am a Christian, I still feel the sting of pain. I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon his name. When I say I am a Christian, I’m not holier than thou. I’m just a simple sinner who received God’s good grace somehow.”

Prayer Requests:
-Praise for anonymous pax that received good reports on pancreatic cancer
-Hampton Schulz
-Blindside’s daughter Maggie
-Harp with passing of his Dad
-Surgeon Blindside works with; daughter just had open heart surgery
-Ponzi’s OEW buddy’s son Levi
-Bing’s MIL

So much to talk about from this morning…not sure where to start…here goes:
-Any bootcamp is better when Blindside shows up. Period.
-With apologies to Volley, unclear if Dunphy or Hash’s pooch, Jack, left more satisfied with Blindside. Dunphy shared some “accidental” touching while the pooch went in for a toothy kiss.
-Here’s hoping everyone finds the thrill that Dunphy feels when he accidentally touches another dude’s hand in the gloom
-Ponzi wore some sort of training mask that was a cross between Bane, Hannibal Lechter, and Darth Vader. Needless to say, it was the subject of some good fodder.
-Great seeing recent FNGs Tarjay and Beaver Pelt continuing to post and get after it.
-16 out 17 pax this AM agree: pull-ups suck. Buzzsaw is the lone dissenter
-YHC had a Scotch moment during opening prayer. I feel ya, Scotch. It happens.
-Cheers said it best: Thanks to the pax for answering the call this AM. Tuesday’s showing is embarrassing and should not happen at an established AO. Goes to show we can never let our guard down with accountability. Did any of us know Bing was going through a rut, for instance? YHC has seen it posted recently: “If you post for yourself, anything will be a deterrent. If you post for your brother, it can be an invitation.” Keep pushing the rock TOGETHER.

-Need mentors. Ask YHC for details
-10/27 Go Leo Go. Need guys to push for Speed for Need. https://speedforneed.org/
-11/3 Capital City Ruck Tour
-11/10 The Cheech. Register: https://lexingtonhalf.com/pages/race-10k.php
-11/16 Friday bootcamp launch. Details: https://www.f3midlands.com/lexington-sc/preblast-friday-bootcamp-is-coming
-12/8 Brew Ruck
-12/14 Christmas Party
-2/16 Dam to Dam Relay