Remember The Alamo

Remember The Alamo

Workout Date:





OneCall, Bling, Soft Shell, Lombari, Geno, Hoser, Cosmo (FiA), WeGo (FiA), Bean (FiA), Valvano (QIC)

The Thang:

35° dropping to 31° by COT

YHC had requested HCs from the WaveRucker crew and FiA early in the week.  5 HCs were offered up…. 5. YHC made the mistake of planning for 5 and was a little thrown off (but thrilled) when I pulled into a packed parking lot at 0429 (running late and clearly not urgently speeding to Cosmo’s liking as she whipped around me on Coventry.

As I called the 1 minute warning and issued the disclaimer I pulled 4 2x3s and a handful of t-shirts out of the truck to go with the 40#, 50#, and 60# sandbags.  Hoser came through with the awesome WaveRucker Shovel Flag, and OneCall added a 20# kettlebell for our team weight.  PAX were instructed on how to thread the t-shirts over the lumber to create a litter for carrying all of the sandbags.  For added strength, YHC threw in the 3 remaining DC Star Course Ts from Peterbilt that PAX have refused to take home.  #thanksPeterbilt


After loading up, we headed off towards the planes, taking a left to go around the lake.  A little slow going at first as everyone figured out the best way to manage the litter, get the t-shirts just right, and switch off fairly often.  Hoser informed us that the plane were closed for refurbishment, so YHC found a nice stretch of sidewalk to stop on and start the PT.

This week’s WaveRucker theme was “Remember The Alamo” (additional facts at the end).

The Battle of The Alamo lasted from Feb 23 – March(3) 6, 1836.

3 sets of 6 burpees with a 25 yard mosey in between

18 ruck getups (still can’t figure out how FiA wasn’t using their hands to get up #strong!)

36 squats

Following a 13-day siege, Mexican troops under President General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna attacked and reclaimed the Alamo Mission near modern-day San Antonio.

13 minute time hack to make it to the top of the parking deck

As we neared the deck, Bling asked if we could break down the litter for more speed #worksmarternotharder Outside the deck, the sandbags and lumber were divided and PAX headed up the stairs to the top.  12:58, just under the limit.

Here’s where things went downhill…  YHC had PAX count off in twos, merely to separate into groups, not to create teams for battle OneCall.  Each team grabbed a sandbag and down the stairs to the bottom of the deck.

Initial plan was:
10 Merkins, 10 Squats, 10 OH Ruck Presses, 10 Sandbag Curls, 10 Ruck Getups for EACH PAX at EACH level, which would have resulted in 200 reps/PAX to honor the 200 Texans killed during The Alamo.

Math is hard and YHC’s instructions weren’t the clearest though, and time was running out so we ended up with:
10 Merkins, 10 Squats, 10 OH Presses, 10 Sandbag Curls, 10 Ruck Getups for each PAX at level 1 and repeat back at the top, which worked out to 200 reps AS A TEAM.

Load up and head back to the parking lot – straight across the bridge.  After unloading, there were 7 minutes remaining – circle up for Mary.

Time Called!

Count-O-Rama – 10
Prayer Requests


Awesome having a strong group of 10 for WaveRucker!  Slow going at first with the litter, but the team worked great and found a rhythm – some 4-PAX carries, some 2-PAX carries – Bean and WeGo were particularly impressive taking the 150# litter.  Cosmo gracefully avoided on some ice at the top of the parking deck.  Not to be outdone, shortly after, OneCall intentionally slipped and added a pirouette with #perfectform.

The Alamo:

The Alamo was defended by about 200 Texans (made up of Americans, Mexicans, African Americans, Jews)

Led by Lt. Col. William Travis, Jim Bowie, and Davy Crockett

Gen. Sam Houston sent Bowie to San Antonio to destroy the Alamo and retreat with men and cannons, but when he arrived he felt they could defend the fortified walls.  Travis later sent letters to Houston begging for reinforcements, which were denied/ignored.

On the night of March 5th, Travis drew a line in the sand with his sword and asked everyone to cross the line if they were willing to fight.  All but 1 man crossed.  Jim Bowie, who was bedridden with illness asked to be carried across the line.

At dawn, Santa Ana attacked.  Every Texan was killed (~200).  Santa Ana lost ~600 men.

Less than 2 months later, during the Battle of San Jacinto, Gen. Sam Houston captured Santa Ana and destroyed a large portion of the Mexican Army.  Texans ran into battle yelling “Remember the Alamo”.

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