Lake Murray – Wander

Back to School Bash

5 PAX in the Wander gloom this morning.  We used the time to pray over the Lexington Elementary School campus: from the Principal to the bus drivers and especially for the kids. Welcome, Disclaimer, and BOM Weather: Mid 70’s and clear The Thang: https://www.strava.com/activities/2631964043 Prayer Requests: *The two firemen who’ve gone missing on a fishing …

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So…

So on Friday DriSoket posted on Wander’s message board that he and Argyle had a 4 mile route planned for Sunday (today) that would start at 5:00.  So last night YHC confirmed that they were starting at 5:00 (since Sunday is typically a 5:30 start).  So DriSoket confirmed with a “yes sir”.  Then the AOQ …

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Star Course Sunday at Wander

With all the chatter yesterday around the GoRuck Star Course event in Charlotte, FOMO was definitely in the air.  So YHC decided to Q at Wander and make it Star Course themed.  Here’s how it went down… https://drive.google.com/open?id=12GECpPojBIfgyjd4yDomBkNYE5SdGLBf2AfXu3uG1tM Wander STAR Course Checkpoints Lexington County Fire Station World War II Memorial Lexington Medical Center Lexington Lexington …

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Wander with Porpoise

YHC grabbed up one of two open seats at the upcoming F3 The Fort “Dark Side of the Moon” Heavy, so it’s time to get to work.  Queue the music (and the All Day Ruckoff podcasts) and throw on the heavybag.   Click here and the other seat is yours: https://f3thefort.com/2018/10/11/pre-blast-custom-dark-side-of-the-moon-goruck/   Welcome, Disclaimer, and …

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Like a Rolling Stone

YHC was pretty pumped about all 5 lights being green on the way in this AM.  Only slightly disappointed to find the Icehouse lot empty… not for loneliness or jealousy of the fartsackers, but because he wasted a rare on-time arrival. Banjo and the baby seal made the best of their time together – flipping …

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3 Wise Guys

3 PAX gathered in the stinging cold rain to talk about it/walk about it.  Sought 20 minutes of storefront shelter 20 minutes in; before 20 minutes back. Welcome, Disclaimer, and BOM Weather: 36 and sideways drizzle. The Thang: *Sidewalks to Books-A-Million *Storeftont back and forth X 6 *Sidewalks back to Icehouse Prayer Requests: *Gratefulness Moleskine: …

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IT’S GAMEDAY BABY!

11 PAX and a dead baby seal get Monday DONE, son!  The new year as brought a noticeable energy to the scene and YHC is just glad to be a part of it. Welcome, Disclaimer, and BOM Weather: 45 and perfect The Thang: https://www.strava.com/activities/2061645900 Prayer Requests: *Wells family Moleskine: *Lil’ baby seal made his way …

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Winter Monday Wander

Banjo & Bar Crawl Wandered the Lexington hills on a cold, rainy Monday.  The best part about starting Monday walking around with some heavy crap in 35 degree rain?  The rest of the day is pretty much cake. Welcome, Disclaimer, and BOM Weather: 35 and drizzlin The Thang: https://www.strava.com/activities/2009826518 Prayer Requests: *Chips’s mother, passed-on Saturday …

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War Stories & Free Beer

3 PAX in the Monday gloom for a Main Street out-n-back.  Traded war stories from recent and not-so-recent #CSAUP’s; passed the deathsausage a few times and talked about the #goodlivin ahead.  Good times… but do you want to know the real war story? YHC went to post this backblast and discovered that he’s been radio …

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Just one more hill

YHC came huffing and puffing back into the Icehouse parking lot at 4:59 from some early morning Stridelite only to be informed that the Q spot was wide open and had YHC’s name on it. So after a quick prayer, off we went into the gloom! Conditions: 72 and the never-ending humidity of Fall in …

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Mt Reed

YHC was glad as always to map a path for the Wander Pax. 4 went XL in preparation for the BRR and the count came to 7 total. Disclaimer/Prayer Route: West Main to Columbia, Columbia to Reed Ave, go to bottom of the hill and turn around at the creek, backtrack and go down West …

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Monday Wander

7 (almost 8, save for #Elvis) PAX at the Icehouse Amphitheater today for the “Northwood Ruck.” #CrowdPleaser in reverse.   Welcome, Disclaimer, and BOM Weather: 70 and damp. The Thang: https://www.strava.com/activities/1737460944 Prayer Requests: *Drisocket *For the will of Christ to be fulfilled in our marriages   Moleskine: *Been a few weeks since I’d Wandered and …

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Fishtales

5 PAX at the Icehouse Amphitheater today for the “Northwood Ruck.” #CrowdPleaser     Welcome, Disclaimer, and BOM   Weather: 70 and wet (in the sprinklers).   The Thang: https://www.strava.com/activities/1660875804   Prayer Requests: *Moist’s niece.  She’s stable and growing (4#), but still a long way to go. *Drisocket’s Wednesday FNG – wife recently had surgery …

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Hakuna Matata

6 PAX gathered at the Icehouse Amphitheater this fine Monday morning for a couple medium-heavy miles around town.  Great way to start the week. Welcome, Disclaimer, and BOM Weather: 65 and wet (in the sprinklers). The Thang: https://www.strava.com/activities/1631387038 Prayer Requests: *JJ – Back problems *Moist’s Sister *Thumbs-Up! travel mercies Moleskine: *Good meeting OBC today – …

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Jury Duty

5 PAX fared the drizzle, my nizzle. Welcome, Disclaimer, and BOM Weather: 60 and damp The Route: https://www.strava.com/activities/1590531478 Prayer Requests: *Sandbox having some stuff checked out. *Merck family *Matt Griesler (Badger) family Moleskine: *Nothing like a shot of sidewalk sprinkler water to get your hump day happenin! *Been away from Wander too long, but now …

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Hills and Burgers

What’s that? A Wander backblast? Written by someone other than Banjo? Miracles do happen… 4 PAX came together on a surprisingly cool Monday morning to get a little bit better than we were on Sunday. We checked the clock, saw it was 5:00 (which means we had at least another minute until Banjo rolled in …

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Mind the Puddles

11 PAX for a Sunday Wander.  Hooked around behind Old Mill for Tardy’s Trail, which seemed like a fine idea until… the puddle.  Not just any puddle.  A HUGE puddle… small pond, really. We stood there scratching our heads when the first PAX took the leap. Nobody drowned.  Or got their ankles wet.  Maybe a …

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The Wiper: Gaunlet Prep Edition

Prepping for the Gauntlet next week, so YHC decided to offer a sample of AMRAP for the latter third of the outing.  F3 Lex’s officially unofficial circuit: #TheWiper (like the windsheild). #TClaps to the CATmen for showing in force today! Dudes are gearin’ up! Welcome, Disclaimer, and BOM The Route: https://www.strava.com/activities/1498337040 The Crowd Pleaser: AMMAP …

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BOGO Backblast

It’s peak jogging season, and since we’ve lost Pearl to the flatback tribe, Q’s run thin at the Region’s premier/only distance rucking AO.  Time to bring in new blood (starting with Cross-Ruck on Friday) to share in the joy; but in the meantime, here’s what happened this week: M&W Welcome, Disclaimer, and BOM Monday “Route”: …

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Goodby, Carl

The threat of Cantore couldn’t keep these three stubborn PAX in their fartsax this morning.  We lucked out with a break in the rain, which meant no impromptu WOD in the Lex parking garage.   Welcome, Disclaimer, and BOM The “Route”: https://www.strava.com/activities/1460607840 Prayer Requests: *Dear Diary *BarCrawl’s FIL Announcements: 03/23-24: P200.   03/30: Good Friday …

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Just Heavy Walkin

Me and Bar Crawl just walkin’ around with some heavy stuff.   Welcome, Disclaimer, and LOM   The “Route”: https://www.strava.com/activities/1440501312   Prayer Requests: *Praise for Dowdys – not cancer.  Still need prayers for other health concerns *Adluh’s father in law.  Visitation is at noon 03/08, Willow Ridge Church *Rook *Beantown   Announcements: 03/23-24: P200.  Teams …

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The Inaugural Wiper

The West-siders have their #StairWork AMRAP, and now the geographically agnostic Wander PAX have theirs! Viper + Wander = The Wiper. What better a day to begin than St. Valentines! [actually, completely irrelevant but there’s some good love tips in the Devo.] Welcome, Disclaimer, and BOM The “Route”: https://www.strava.com/activities/1406974907 YHC’s Stravameter is not much for …

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Butler Hill! Sike! No, for real…

Plain ole’ Monday Wander.  Quality first, second, and third F’s Welcome, Disclaimer, and BOM The Route: https://www.strava.com/activities/1403855805 Prayer Requests: *Ranger’s family *H4T’s father in law *All the flus Announcements: Now: Multiple SBLII square opps, in the group chat 2/24 : Dam-to-Dam Relay, Surge needs 1 more 03/03: F3 Lexington 4-year Anniversary Convergence at Graveyard 03/23-24: …

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Rain Rain Go Away

10 pax (5 flatbacks (2 FNG’s) : 5 ruckers) braved the enjoyed some cool weather and cold rain to better themselves Counted off, Prayed up and took off CONDITIONS 34ishº and waiting on the rain THE THANG Right on South Church Street.  Left on Maiden Lane.  Right on Highway 6.  Left on Parker Street.  Merge …

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Let Them Rest

Several of the Wander faithful participated in GrowRuck this weekend so a call went out last night for a finger-pointer. YHC needed some self-accountability but also wanted these newly patched GRTs to rest up before getting back in the gloom. Banjo apparently needed no rest. Glad he decided to take an extra dose of the …

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Dirt Road Anthem

13 pax fantasized about warmer days and (tried to) contain their excitement about the dirt road Sunday Wander ruck Counted off, Prayed up and took off CONDITIONS 30ishº and clear THE THANG Right on South Church Street.  Left on Maiden Lane.  Right on 6.  Left on Railroad Avenue.  Left on Swartz Road.  Right on Dahlia …

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The Uphill Struggle

6.5 pax chose the harder thing and rucked up hill…both ways…to score some Monday miles Counted off, Prayed up and took off CONDITIONS 40ºish and clear THE THANG Left on South Church Street.  Right on 1.  Left on Parker Street.  Right on 6.  Right on Fort Street.  Left on 6.  Finished. 2.88 Miles MOLESKIN Welcomed …

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Triple Respect!

3 PAX Wander to the old folks’ home… a mere coincidence there were three layers of RESPECT among us.  Welcome Back #Kotters to Plumb Bob! Welcome, Disclaimer, and BOM The Thang: https://www.strava.com/activities/1295194384 Prayer Requests: *Plumb Bob’s neighbor is in late stages of stomach cancer, with a 6 year-old son.  Prayers for peace, understanding, and protection …

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The Foggy Bottom Wander

5 PAX for a heavily-fogged Northwood route.  Wander welcomed first-time weirdos Mercy Rule and Trackhoe.  Y’all come back, now! Welcome, Disclaimer, and BOM The Thang: https://www.strava.com/activities/1285715809 Prayer Requests: *Mercy Rule’s coworker, for successful pregnancy Announcements: 12/15: F3/FiA Christmas Party 12/30: @F3LMRucking hosts the winter Cottonmouth in Little Mountain. 01/01: New Year’s Day Convergence, stay tuned …

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Wander Wednesday

4 pax battled the hills of Lexington and the breeze from passing vehicles to get in a few miles Counted off, Prayed up and took off CONDITIONS 40ºish and clear THE THANG Left on South Church Street.  Right on 1.  Crossed over to the proper side of the road at North Lake Drive.  Continued on …

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Misty Mountain Hop

5 PAX meander the ups and downs of downtown Lexington on a dreary Monday morning.  Legs got that much better, and so did our souls.   Welcome, Disclaimer, and BOM   The Thang: https://www.strava.com/activities/1273422145   Prayer Requests: *Mike Merck *Joty Hall *Dave Turbeville *John Burbage   Announcements: 11/16: Whiskers for Wheels Close-out Party, 1730ish Keg …

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Brisk Stroll

8 pax suffered the cool air and meandered through the streets of Lexington Skipped the count off and headed up the road CONDITIONS 43º or something like that THE THANG Right on South Church Street.  Right on Hendrix Street.  A loop-de-loop in the old Lexington Intermediate School parking lot.  Right on Gibson (for like 10′). …

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