Men like these

  • When: 05/26/17
  • QIC: HBC
  • The PAX: Igloo, AWOL, FNG - Goodwill, Sleeper, Band Camp, Publix, Flamer, Phlegm, Herniator, Scotch, Sweet Heat, Sooner, Humpy, Peaches, Gasser, Kapowski, Suppository, Banjo, Powder, Hotlips, Markup, HBC

Our man Taz is currently on IR so YHC had the honor of taking the reins at this morning. Taz, we miss you brother and hope that you are back with us soon. 4 PAX locked shields for a 3 mile pre-run then 18 others, including one FNG, rolled in for the big show.

Conditions: 60F and clear

The Thang:
Warmup IC
SSH X 20
IST X 20
Burpees X 5 OYO

Ran up 5th Street NE, toward Hampton Heights, to Stop 1 (Mile .64) Plank for the 6
20 X Merkins
20 X LBCs

Continued run on 5th St. NE, toward Hickory High, and turned left on 14th Avenue NE to Stop 2 (Mile 1.19)
Jacobs Hill Ladder
Ran up and down the hill 5X, stopping at bottom and top each time to perform exercises:
Bottom – 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 X Squat Jumps
Top – 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 X Mountain Climbers

Continued run on to 2nd Street NE then turned left until reaching Stop 3 (Mile 2.34) Plank for the 6
Jimi Hendrix X 20
American Hammers X 20

Continued run on 2nd Street NE and turned left on 8th Avenue NE until reaching Stop 4 (Mile 2.84)
Slow Squats X 20
Pistol Squats X 20 R
Pistol Squats X 20 L

Continued run on 8th Avenue NE and turned right on 5th Street NE until reaching the AO (Mile 3.27)
Burpees X 5 OYO

Mumble chatter from the 22 strong this morning was in such full force that YHC could not keep up. He did however overhear Powder saying “HBC, this really sucks.”, which of course really brings joy to ole HBC’s heart. One of the things that YHC continues to appreciate about F3 and our ever expanding Hickory PAX, is the pure inspiration and encouragement that he gets from the friendships and brotherhood that come from challenging and being challenged by such high quality men. Soon we will have to say “see you soon” to some of our high quality men as they move on with their lives in other places. We said adios to Gasser this morning as he moves to Swamp Rabbit country. It’s tough. Gasser, you’ll be missed. But the PAX was also privileged to say hello to FNG, Goodwill. Goodwill, we’re glad Iggy invited you and we hope you’ll return soon.

YHC believes that you can learn much about a man from the way he treats his wife, his children, and his friends. You will also learn much about a man from how he deals with adversity. There’s no doubt about it, adversity is part of life and so is the testing of our faith. How we react and deal with adversity and the trials of life are important. YHC shared a quote from Charles Spurgeon that he believes summarizes this point:

“No stars gleam as brightly as those which glisten in the polar sky. No water tastes so sweet as that which springs amid the desert sand. And no faith is so precious as that which lives and triumphs through adversity. Tested faith brings experience. You would never have believed your own weakness had you not needed to pass through trials. And you would never have known God’s strength had His strength not been needed to carry you through.”

As always, an honor to lead men like these.

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