Take A Hike….

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

The Pax: Squirrel, Scout, CPT D, Swanson, MadBum, Neo, FroYo, Chitwood, Mr. Miagi and Josey

The Scene: Chilly to start with and we warmed up quickly to compensate

The Thang:  And so it began.

Starting with the core….Dude, we’re doing it….again

  • The 100
  • 10 Xs & Os
  • 20 WWII Situps, In cadence (slow)
  • 30 Freddy Mercury’s In cadence
  • 40 Long slow Flutter In cadence
  • 30 Fire Hydrants (ea side) In cadence
  • 20 Heels To Heaven In cadence
  • 10 Hello Dolly
  • The 100

Grab your Coupon

  • 20 Good Mornings
  • 20 Bent over rows
  • 20 Squats……”How Many?”
  • 20 Pulse Squats
  • 20 Merkins……”How Many?”
  • 20 Decline Merkins
  • 20 Overhead Press
  • 20 Alpo’s (cross handed shoulder raise)

Rifle carry to Shovel Flag — 20 Thrusters

**REPEATO** until cool down


  • Q Source Zoom Call tomorrow, Quatro is leading and the subject is Shield Lock

Neo lead us out in prayer


MOLESKINE: National Take A Hike Day

Rucking?  Not so much for YHC anymore.  Time has passed, seasons have changed, and somewhere amid the transition, I lost my rucking motivation.  Honestly, I’m not sure I was ever motivated to ruck.  However, there is something about getting out in nature and walking side-side with someone that’s good for my soul.  Ask the Pax that have been rucking all these COVID months, and even prior to that.  Odds are they will tell you that it provides time to talk to one another, to build relationships that only come with time together.  This could be someone you just recently met, a friend, your 2.0’s or your M.  Our reflection is best viewed through interactions with others.

Some of us don’t have those memories of hikes with Dad or getting the respect for nature from being out in it.  Our dads were busy working, bringing the bacon home.  That’s not to damn them…they were living life the best they knew how.  Today, I’d tell you to get out in nature with your sons and daughters!  It provides a disruption to technology.  It’s simple.  It provides an opportunity to have the kids develop a strong sense of self from time outdoors with their dad.  On the trail, kids can’t be weak or incapable.  Hiking or camping can create an opening for dad to answer the  “I don’t know how.” What a great place to apprentice our youth!  Need fresh water? Here’s how. Want to start a fire? Here’s how. Afraid of the dark? Too bad. These small lessons can build a huge confidence in your kids.  

The discipline of putting one foot in front of the other and looking back to appreciate the tens, or hundreds of miles behind you make you realize that you are capable of going farther and doing more than you think you can. (Same could be said about long distance running)

Sometimes the fatigue from everyday life tries to dissuade us from getting up and working out in the gloom; but in the end, the rewards of a good workout, whether that’s a F3 Beatdown or hiking/rucking  are too great. Hiking is a way for nature to give us some much needed therapy.  Nature’s wisdom is ancient and flows freely, all we have to do is listen and be enriched. So get out there, if not today…soon.  When you get into nature to seek something, you may end up finding our own soul. 



P.S. Don’t know where to go?  Let me take that excuse from you. Here’s a few (there are a LOT more) that are within a couple hours of our AO: 

RIOT Favorites

Weymouth Woods

Morrow mountain Trails

Raven Rock trails

Elk Knob Trails

Hanging Rock trails


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