• When: 2021-09-07
  • QIC: Cheers
  • The PAX: Runaway, Coon Dog, Lego, Garth (R), Soaker, Duff, Brick, Cheers

9/11 Never Forget Dedication at Shawshank

YHC is feeling some FOMO about not being able to do the 9/11 Challenge this year, so he decided to incorporate it into a Weinke.  This is an outstanding event and one that you should try to do if you can.  The symbolism behind each exercise brings with it a sense of pride.  Never Forget is an important motto that should be taken as a rule.  YHC knows how he felt that day, but the joining together of America, without politics or any of the hot buttons of your choosing, is something that one can only hope for as we move throughout our lives.  Thank you to the first responders.  Thank you for your courage.  Thank you for your dedication.  And thank you for your willingness to run into a burning building to save the lives of someone you never met.

One minute warning


Mosey to parking lot adjacent to block shed


  • SSH x 10
  • LBAC x 10 each way
  • TTT x 10

Mosey to blocks

Workout will be based on 9/11 facts or represents something related to 9/11

  • Blocks represent water buckets to fight the flames
  • Stairs represent flights in the buildings
  • Bear crawl represents getting low under smoke
  • 121 reps at shelter = the number of fire engines present at 9/11
  • 72 Team Burpees = Number of first responders killed in the attacks that were NOT firefighters
  • Total number of exercises done today = 343.  This is the number of firefighters that died during 9/11.

The thang:

Set 1: 100 total as a team

  • Partner up and each person grab a block
  • P1 Farmers carry blocks while P2 does Merkins x 25
  • When P2 finishes, he runs to P1 and partners switch places
  • This will be done all the way to stairs, maximum 50 Merkins per person (2 rounds)

Set 2: 50 total

  • 25 squats at bottom of stairs, all PAX
  • Run up stairs 25 squats at top
  • Run back down stairs

Set 3: 1 exercise

  • Mosey to long bridge
  • Bear Crawl bridge

Set 4: 120 total

  • At shelter, incline merkins x 20, decline Merkins x 20, dips x 20
  • Rinse and repeat

400m Indian run in parking lot to recover

Set 5: 72 total as a team

  • Mosey to Shank Hill
  • Find your partner
  • Each partner gets in 36 burpees for 72 total

Total exercises: 343

Mosey back to blocks and take them back to the block pile, with overhead carry, curls, and tricep extensions mixed in

Mosey back to shelter taking the route of longest bridge


Each PAX called out an exercise.  We did 10 reps (1 or 2 count) in total: 3+4+3 = 10 as a secondary honor to the firefighters that died in the 9/11 attacks



  • Iron Pax 8/31 to 10/3
  • 9/11 Challenge on 9/18
  • BRR: 9/10-12


  • Notebook
  • No show
  • Lego’s family
  • Spackle
  • Slim Jim
  • No Help
  • Rec’s family
  • Garth and family
  • Afghanistan vets
  • Other Sick and injured PAX
  • Country
  • Marriages
  • Unspoken
  • Praise for 2nd F at the pool party

Devo (taken from sermon on Sunday by Pastor Trevor Miller)

  • Patience is a virtue
  • The first rule of love is patience; Corinthians 1:4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
  • Cannot love others the way we need to without patience
  • Have patience during the times of trouble and trust in the process.  What you get out of the process of going through something difficult, is usually the lesson that you look back on and are thankful for.
  • God’s time is not always on our time.  Just as fruit trees bare fruit and ripen on their time, we must be disciplined enough not to pick fruit before it is ready.  We can destroy a potentially beautiful thing by being impatient.

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