Honoring Service – Week 1

Honoring Service – Week 1

Workout Date:

05/08/2019

QIC:

OneCall

PAX:

Hoser, Lombardi, Valvano, OneCall (QIC)

The Thang:

Conditions
Getting warmer.  Mid-60s

Starting in 2019, each month, GORUCK puts out 2 challenges.  1 is for everybody – can be done alone or with a group.  The other is a Ruck Club Challenge – must be done with your club .  We always try to do both (1. to get better and stronger.  2. to get free patches – maybe not in that order).  And we do em as a group since that’s what rucking is all about!!  Teamwork!!  The monthly challenge this month is Honoring Service – some strong workouts for Firefighters, LEO, Teachers, EMS, and of course, Military.  When Valvano and I first looked, we said, ok, 4 Wednesdays left since we used last Wednesday just to get in miles, 5 workouts, what can we double up in 90 minutes.  With a strong push, Teachers and EMS could be done.  Then of course, as we were finalizing, we realized that the military workout is gonna be over 3 hours, so that’s a Saturday!  But we will fill one of the Wednesdays with something else [Robbie Miller]!

Having just come off of a double GORUCK event weekend – the Battle of Baghdad Tough and Light, we were all still pumped and a bit achy.  But it was time to work.  Bling is off in Chicago NOT working out even though I sent him F3Chicago’s schedule.  Weedeater sent me 14 texts about the workout and then didn’t show.  Billboard is MIA.  Boxcar was MIA – and he needs to start training for June!  Cheesy was MIA.  Geno was MIA.  Jingles was MIA – probably work.  We hate that Flop can’t ruck too much with us anymore.  50-50 can’t really make Wednesdays.  Studebaker is selling his gear off (sad face).  Thought we’d see High Interest who made a grand return yesterday for Pikachu’s VQ.  Rousey was busy doing something that looked ridiculous.  Not sure where Softshell has disappeared to – probably work.  And last, but not least, Headgear.  Sheesh Headgear.  Hey guys, I probably won’t make it tomorrow.  WHAT?!?!?  My M has joined FiA and she has to work out.  He said he was still “negotiating the schedule”.  Apparently he lost those negotiations.

Anyhow, here’s how the 4 #HIM that showed up HONORED SERVICE

Teachers – National Teacher Appreciation Day in the United States was established in 1984 to honor the men and women who educate our children.
“Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.”
– Franklin D. Roosevelt

1 MILE RUCK THEN (the geometric sequence)
1 MIN AIR SQUATS
2 MIN ACCUMULATED PLANK HOLD
4 PUSH UPS
8 DEADLIFTS
16 RUCK THRUSTERS
32 RUCK SWINGS
64 RUCK LUNGES (SHEESH)
128 FLUTTER KICKS (32, 4-COUNT FLUTTERS)
2 MILE RUCK TO FINISH

This took us a bit shorter than expected as we smoked both our pace and the exercises, which was awesome!

Then we went to the vehicles to grab sandbags for:

EMS – EMS Appreciation week became official in 1974 when President Ford urged the public to celebrate the important work EMS practitioners do for our nation’s communities.  Last year there were almost 4 million activations of EMS services in America with an average response time at 6.7 minutes.  *24 minutes in the workout represents 24 hours of the day that all EMS services are available to the public.

AMRAP IN 24 MIN (AS MANY ROUNDS AS POSSIBLE):
1 MIN PLANK
20 WALKING LUNGES (WEAR RUCK)
20 SHOULDER TO SHOULDER (Start with ruck on left shoulder, press above head, bring ruck
back down to right shoulder. Each shoulder is 1 rep.)
400M RUCK – Add a sandbag for additional challenge [We did]
3 rounds completed

Count-O-Rama – 4
Name-O-Rama
Prayers continue for Geno’s dad
Prayer requests unspoken
BOM by YHC

Moleskin
– Strong push by everyone to knock out both of these workouts!!!
– Really cool that GORUCK put these together!

Announcements
– Busy day tomorrow – AO’s everywhere; QSource at Village
– Hoser taking next week’s Firefighter Honoring workout – everyone should be there
– Date night Saturday.  Let Bling know!!!
– Fill those Q sheets

Aye!
OneCall

 

 

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