Ruck It – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Leaving the Firm

  • When: 01/20/2020
  • QIC: Mr. Roboto
  • The Pax: Gander, McRib, Double Dipper, Mr. Roboto

4 Pax gathered at Union Point where the wind blew cold. Planks and pain bubbles were not on the menu today, nor did the headline have anything to do with the workout, so we just started rucking. Out of the park to start our laps around the block following E Front to Pollock to Craven and back down to S Front. Each lap we stopped at the Convention Center wall for the following:

Lap 1:
– Incline Merkins x12 SC
– Incline Mountain Climbers x10 IC
– Step Ups x10 Each Leg OYO

Lap 2:
– The above plus front hold ruck squats x20 SC

Lap 3:
– The above plus standard ruck squats x20 SC
–  Dips x15

Lap 4 gave us just enough time to get back to the Gazebo for hard stop at 6:15. Got in 2.25 miles.

Possible rucking group for 5K Bridge Run. Sign up under the F3 New Bern Team.
Prayers for a friend lost too early and another on the edge, both due to heart attack. And Prayers for recovery.

2 of the group then went for a 3 mile run. Pleasure to lead.

Mr. Roboto


Ruck it BB

  • When: 01/13/20
  • QIC: McRib
  • The Pax: Bitcoin, Gander, Double Dipper, Schrute, McRib

No time for warm-o-rama, a strong PAX of 5 got a hard start on covering some ground in foggy conditions.  We rucked to Pete and Nikki’s and back with a little double time mixed in, then did a Double Dipper victory lap (one lap around the circle AFAP).  Distance covered: over 3 miles.

Cuddy, Acolyte – we are still thinking about you guys.

YHC closed in prayer.

Ruck it preblast

  • WHAT: Ruck It
  • WHERE: Union Point Park
  • WHEN: 1.13.2020 Gather 0525, Hard Start 0530, Hard Stop 0615
  • WHO: Any man or FNG
  • WEATHER: warm, possibly wet
  • WHY: No better way to start a Monday
  • PREVIEW: Be ready to cover some ground.

Ruck It BackBlast – Carry On

  • When: 01/06/20
  • QIC: Bitcoin
  • The Pax: Double Dipper, Gander (RESPECT), McRib, Bitcoin (QIC)

A Pax of 4 HIMs of high character posted this morning for Ruck It.  Mission Statement and Disclaimer given. Weather was brisk near the river, so we got started quickly with:

  • Warm-Up Bear Crawl from parking area to riverwalk.
  • Ruck to Franklin’s Antiques parking lot for Inch Worms
  • Ruck to traffic circle for Bear Crawl – one complete rotation around circle
  • Continue Rucking E. Front Street with alternating Suitcase Carry
  • Stop at corner of E. Front & Queen for Ruck Swings, OMU, 20x
  • Ruck on front, continue on Queen and left on Hancock
  • Overhead Ruck Carry at New St. intersection across Broad St.
  • Continue Rucking Hancock St., past Farmer’s Market to riverfront, past Convention Center and back to starting point
  • Finish with Upright Ruck Rows, IC, 10x

Close in COT with prayer.

Gander’s GPS suggested 2.25 miles in our allotted time.  This includes all aforementioned Bear Crawls and stops along the way.

Excellent way to start the day and the week.

Bubbleguts on Q for Bushwood.

Ruck It BackBlast – Bridge Ops

  • When: 12/30/19
  • QIC: Bitcoin
  • The Pax: Double Dipper, Gander (RESPECT), McRib, Mr. Roboto, GMO (FNG), Bitcoin (QIC)

A Pax of 6 broke free from the fartsack this morning and made their way to an alternate Ruck It AO – the Pedestrian Bridge over Hwy 70 in James City.  McRib brought an FNG, Griffin Dodd from Black Mountain.  McRib said something about the sharing of children over the holidays or something.  In any event, once gathered, the QIC gave the Mission Statement and Disclaimer and then explained how the morning would unfold.  Welcome Gander for his virgin Ruck It.

THE THANG – Phase 1

Starting at the base of the pedestrian bridge, one Pax would carry (in addition to his ruck) a 40 lb. sandbag up, across & down the other side.  Once all Pax were down, the sandbagging Pax would perform 10x sandbag cleans while the remaining Pax would assume the Plank position.  Rinse & Repeat back up, across & down to the beginning where the 10x sandbag cleans and Plank would also be repeated.  Once this two-section cycle was complete, the sandbag was taken up by a new Pax and Phase 1 would continue until all Pax had a complete turn.  Pax with the sandbag would set the tone for the cycle.  Double Dipper double-timed it up the steps and across.  Gander did a Rocky impersonation by taking the steps 2 at a time.  McRib went backwards up & down the ramps.  Mr. Roboto and YHC did a standard climb up & down the steps.  FNG, who apparently enjoys mountain runs, etc., did a flat-out sprint for his turn.  YHC tried to give a gentle reminder to FNG that typically folks modify to decrease difficulty, not to increase it.  After all 6 Pax had a turn, we had time for a bonus traverse with YHC taking the first leg over.  Double Dipper led the way back with a route up the ramp, a disheartening pause at the bridge before going back down and returning up the steps before moving back to the starting point.

Phase 2 – Work on Ruck Carrying Group

  •  Upright Ruck Rows, IC, 10x
  •  Overhead Ruck Press, IC, 10x
  •  Bent-Over Ruck Rows, IC, 10x
  •  Ruck Curls, IC, 10x
  •  Finished with a final trip up and down the steps

COT for announcements, naming of FNG and close in prayer.

Again, welcome to Griffin Dodd of Black Mountain, NC, now known as GMO.

Good work, men.  Happy New Year!

Bitcoin out!

Ruck It – PreBlast

  • WHAT: Ruck It
  • WHERE: Forbes Mobile Home Supply - James City
  • WHEN: Monday, Dec. 30, 2019: Gather 0525; Hard Start 0530; Hard Stop 0615
  • WHO: Any man or FNG
  • WEATHER: It is what it will be
  • WHY: Last Ruck of the year
  • PREVIEW: Pedestrian Bridge Ops

    • Note change in AO — Forbes Mobile Home Supply, James City (near East Coast John Deere Equipment).  Access via service road.

      Minimum Ruck Weight:  30 lbs

12 Days of Ruckmas – Year 2

  • When: 12/23/19
  • QIC: Mr. Roboto
  • The Pax: Bitcoin, Double Dipper, McRib, Mr. Roboto (QIC)

“Wait!” you say. “Didn’t this workout happen in 2019?!” Yes, you’re correct. We’ll say it was due to some potential camera footage that YHC didn’t want to corroborate on until the chance of any breaking news was past.  Yeah, that’s it; and there was no breaking news to speak of. So, backblast or it didn’t happen, right Bitcoin?

This was year 2 of the 12 Days of Ruckmas, YHC thinks we can all say that it was a little bit easier this year, but only a little. Maybe we were just better.

The workout was performed in the order of, and while singing to the tune of, the 12 Days of Christmas. We followed the pattern of day 1, day 2-1, day 3-2-1, day 4-3-2-1, etc.

Rucks were on or held for all movements except #6 and #9.

The workout (and song lyrics) are as follows:

On the ___ day of Christmas, my Cadre gave to me…
1 Merkin with your heavy ruck on.

2 Man-makers.
3 Overhead Presses.
4 Simple Squats.
5 Foooouuuurrrrr Count flutter kicks.
6 Body weight merkins.
7 Rucks a thrusting.
8 Front hold lunges.
9 Standard sit-ups.
10 Rucks a curling.
11 Mountain Climbers.
12 Monkey Humpers.

We started in the gazebo where we did days 1-3. Then we rucked it to the Nautical Wheelers back parking lot where we got up to day 6 or 7, hard to remember exactly at this point. We then moved to the Drive-through banking lanes of the BB&T on S Front. YHC can only imagine the reaction of anyone who might have reviewed the security footage from this morning and see 4 grown men doing monkey humpers in the drive through whilst singing Christmas songs. That didn’t stop us though.

The previous year we were a little late back to the Gazebo, but this year we completed all 12 days within the confines of the 45 minutes, but there was no time for Mary as YHC can recall. Names, Announcements and prayes of thanks for the coming holiday.

Mr. Roboto