Can’t – Won’t (Leg Day)

Eight Pax, took the Daily Red Pill (DRP) this morning and got better because for it.

The Pax: Squirrel, T-Bone, Dockers, CPT D, Scout, Chitwood, Magic and Waldorf 

The Scene: What a great morning to be out in the Gloom!!

The Thang:    Mosey around the AO and stop at the playground for – some Belly Aiken Abs

  • The 100
  • 10 Xs & Os
  • 20 WWII Situps
  • 30 Freddy Mercury’s In cadence
  • 40 Flutter kick In cadence
  • 40 Side leg raises (ea side) In cadence
  • 30 LBCs In Cadence
  • 20 Heels To Heaven In cadence
  • 8    Rosalita’s

To the B-Ball courts

Round 1

  • Squats 40
  • Lunges 40
  • 4 count Squat pulse 40
  • People’s Chair 1 minute
  • Shake it out

Round 2

  • Squats 30
  • Lunges 30
  • 4 count Squat pulse 30
  • People’s Chair 1 minute
  • Shake it out – recover

Round 3

  • Squats 20
  • Lunges 20
  • 4 count Squat pulse 20
  • People’s Chair 1 minute
  • Shake it out – recover

Mosey around the AO and stop at the Parthajohn 

  • 1 Minute Wall Sit 
  • 20 Jump Squats 
  • 1 Minute Wall Sit 
  • 20 Squat Thrusts

Circle up for some Howling Monkeys.  First person does 10 monkey humpers followed by the next person and so on.  Don’t let go of your ankles!

Captain D finished it out showing us the proper form by doing 10 Dolly’s.

Announcements/Prayer requests:  Great turn out and giving to the three 100 Moore Men charities.  Total of $12,000 raised

 CPT D lead us out in prayer & Squirrel leant a hand up to every man present.

MOLESKINE:  Can’t-Won’t

100 years ago, when I was serving in the Army and Flying Tomato was only 55, I sometimes dreamed of what it would be like to be a civilian.  A 9-5 job making more money and traveling without being shot at.

I thought I was prepared when it was time to retire – I wasn’t. Not 100% at least.  I’ve since grown quite comfortable being retired from Active Duty.  Those first few years I’d make comments like “these people don’t get it.”

It wasn’t “them” who didn’t get it.  I finally came to the realization they didn’t get it…how could they, I spent 22+ years making it my job to keep the ugly away from Joe Q Public.  I proudly volunteered.  If you didn’t volunteer to serve – thank you!  The men and women who serve their country volunteer to do so.  We need people Not to serve as well…our country needs the doctors and lawyers and program managers and financial wealth people and HR genius’ and on and on whom never serve in the military…because they have gifts that they are using in the civilian sector!

And yet, at the start of retirement I missed it.  What did I miss? The horrible hours, low pay, 60 guys sleeping in a open bay and ½ of them rattle the rafters with their snoring , the (115 degree hot, -25 cold) weather, and the possibility of death?  Naw, I missed a group of people I trusted with my life and being understood and accepted.  Now you see why I care about F3 Sandhills so much.  No, we aren’t on the two-way range but I still trust you with my life.  I can turn to a man and spill my guts out and know I’m accepted.   

For those of you who say you don’t give a shit if anyone accepts you…I feel for you.  And it’s probably a lie.  We all want to be accepted.  

Here’s a neat exercise.  Pick a day and replace “can’t” with “won’t”. It’s eye opening. After your add up your can’t(s) then get to work.

“I can’t take my wife out” becomes “I won’t take my wife out”

“I can’t get on the floor with my kid” is now “I won’t get on the floor with my kid”

You get the idea.

So when you think you can’t look around – if you’ve built solid, foundation-laying relationships you’ll see a hand, or a shoulder or an ear.  I have one you can use!  If you are in the pit and can’t see then give a holler.  We’ll come a-runnin’!

Who else has a hand for anyone in need?

Aye!



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