“Why Am I Being Tied Up?”

“Why Am I Being Tied Up?”

Workout Date:



OneCall after discussion with Bling


Bling, Valvano, Softshell, Lombardi, Geno, Boxcar, OneCall (QIC)

The Thang:

48 – warmed to 58 by the end

#WaverRucker Q’s kinda rotate between YHC, Bling, Valvano, and our AOQ Hoser, which fills most months.  And we have been keeping with the military history which makes us learn something as well as #getbetter.  But sometimes we just do miles.  And then sometimes, just sometimes, an AWESOME GORUCK #RuckClubCallout comes out and we can fit that in!!  That was the plan this morning, along with some PT…

The Callout was 3 miles, any pace, but all PAX had to be “chained” together in some format.  YHC threw some rope and tie-down straps I had in the car, as well as handcuffs, well because, #Bromance.  So as we were all circling around, Geno, who rarely comes to #WaveRucker (but who we were glad showed), Boxcar (who signed up for the 50 mile Star Course and needs to start rucking!), and Softshell (who is not in Slack so has no idea what we were doing, but pretty much goes along with anything!!) were looking at the ropes and straps and handcuffs wondering what in the world was going on.  As we starting tying men together (I guess that is acceptable in F3/GORUCK worlds), Geno says “Why Am I Being Tied Up?”  To which we told him “just don’t ask questions and do what we tell you”.  Then we duck taped his mouth and he seemed to be more comfortable.

So as 7 of us were latched together with various methods of latching, we headed for our 1.5 miles out (except when Valvano wanted to avoid the sidewalk and cross the highway all tied together for some reason) and then came back and had to add a loop (should have just kept going on the sidewalk!!!) to get to the 3 miles to get back to the playground for the next steps.  It was funny watching Valvano at the front of the string of pearls (see what I did there; #F3Lingo) with his longgggg stride and Geno behind him trying to keep up.  There was some story about a 4am incident involving Geno and some other folks that we couldn’t hear at the back of the train.  Feel free to post the entire story in the comments Geno.

Back at the playground, Bling and I had discussed doing some of the Robbie Miller WOD, which is the new PT standard in GORUCK Heavies.

Here are the WODs (there is a full and 1/2 option)

The Robbie Miller Full WOD is as follows.

  • 3 Mile Ruck
  • 12 Rounds
    • 6 x Ring Pull-Ups
    • 6 x Burpee Squats (Full Burpee with Jump followed by Squat)
    • 6 x 4 Ct Mountain Climbers
    • 6 x Rucksack Getups
  • 3 Mile Ruck

The 1/2 WOD is:

  • 12 Rounds
    • 6 x 33 Foot Shuttle Run (One Way, 3 Round Trips Total)
    • 6 x Burpee Squats (Full Burpee with Jump followed by Squat)
    • 6 x 4 Ct Mountain Climbers
    • 6 x Rucksack Getups

Basically, we wanted to show everyone this and do some of it.  So we did some partner (since we are a TEAM) pull-ups – with rucks is a lot of fun!  2 rounds.  Then some Ruck getups…try those and get winded fast – so everyone knew what we were doing.
Then we did 3 rounds of it with rucks and then 1 without.
This is quite a bear and 12 rounds would obviously have taken a lot longer, but also killed us.  So we know we have to continue to improve.  Perhaps this Saturday at 0500?  Shoot for the estimated 3 hours it is supposed to take.

To cool down and finish up, we rucked .75 miles.


Count-O-Rama – 7
Prayer requests for Jill and family
Prayer requests unspoken
BOM by Lombardi

– Fun fun times being tied up (this time at a workout) with Bling
– Great work by everyone with a solid pace despite the awkwardness of the chain gang

– All the standard fare tomorrow, but don’t forget our newest AO – Catapult under Flop and Rousey.  Coming back from IR, need to take a little cardio easy, newer guys not comfortable with standard boot camp.  Another great option!!!  0530-0615
– Ground Zero Dragon Boat – April 27.  Brown Bag on Q.  Get with him.  DEFEND our championship!!!!
– Saw a tweet from Sunshine they still need some P200 peeps.  Get with him or Hot Tub
– We have a “networking/business directory” in our Slack Channel.  The linked is pinned, so get on it, and it can be a great resource for guys looking for someone in a particular field.
– Sign up for the QvQ challenge here!


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