Seven Pax took the DRP this morning, answered the call and got better because of it. 

QIC: Squirrel

The Pax: Neo, Aruba, Chitwood, Josey, Mel and Breaker.  

Warm Up:
SSH, Windmills, Arm circles and mosey around the AO

The Thang:  To the rock pile!  The count for today was 30…until it wasn’t.

  • OH Rock Press
  • 4 count Merkins IC
  • Lumberjack Rock Press
  • Curls
  • Burpees
  • 4 count Merkins IC
  • Rock lunge with a twist
No, not sweet vermouth on the rocks with a twist

We shall build our Merkins on the rock (20 Left hand on rock, 20 Right hand, 20 both hands)

Good Mornings with rocks

  • Rock Squat
  • Curls
  • Merkins on the rocks
  • Bent over row
  • Curls
  • OH Rock press
  • Throw in some Merkins for the shoulders

To the wall for In cadence work:

  • 30 LBDs
  • 20 step ups, each leg
  • 30 LBDs
  • 10 Derkins
  • 20 LBDs
  • 10 Incline Merkins

Move with purpose to the grassy knoll for:

  • 30  American Hammers IC
  • 30 LBCs IC
  • 30 Heels to Heaven
  • 1 Minute plank countdown by Neo
  • 30 Second Elbow plank countdown by Chitwood

And…..Merkins to finish it off

Prayer requests:  Josey led the group of men out in an awesome prayer. We hold those close who have lost much of late and wish God’s speed to all who have gone before us.


This past Flagship Saturday as YHC was slogging up the hill toward the football field I was witness to something both sweet and inspiring.  

Seeker (aka Jackson Allen) had pulled up short at the playground and began walking. Dad, (aka Kaffee, aka Nick) had the presence to use this situation as a teaching moment.  “When you are running a race, you run throughthe finish line. You do not ease up before reaching your goal.”  Kaffee was influencing his son, showing his love and generosity of heart by passing on what he knows.  Our kids listen to us most intently by watching how we live and Kaffee was planting seeds of legacy.  

We each live out a story. The best stories are grounded in Truth and principles that are timeless. Live a story that lasts an eternity, that leaves a legacy.  How do we do that?

For me, and maybe some of you, a gentle reminder from my peers is needed (sometimes a kick in the ass) to run throughthe finish line, to not let up…to finish well. I look to those who have run the race before me to see how they did it; fathers, elders, mentors.  If we are looking for guidance don’t you think there are others that are looking to us?  It’s a good reminder.  Someone is always watching what we do, how we act, who we are.

Share with your kids what kind of lives you would like them to live, even after you have died (God willing that’s a long way off).  Show them, through your actions, how to live upright.  As your kids, young adults, adults are facing crucial choices and making hard decisions they might just say, “What would Dad do?”   THAT is the most powerful legacy of all!!  

God willing, when we run throughlife’s finish line we will run into the arms of our creator to hear, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” No true servant of the Lord could ask for more.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.” (2 Timothy 4:6–8)