RIFLE PT AT TECTONIC
Temperature was in the upper 40s with a breeze.
COP – All men grab large PVC pipe filled with sand and move to road. Explained to Pax that the pipes would simulate rifles and were to be carried at “Port Arms” unless instructed otherwise. Woody assigned the six, reflective gear on and we move out.
THANG – Indian run through neighborhood, when performing run to the front of the column, hold rifle over your head. First stop; all exercises conducted on Q, hand release Merkins, WW 1 sit-ups, Indian run, stop, hand release Merkins, Flutter kicks, squats, Indian run, hand release Merkins, Flutter kicks, hand release Merkins, Squats, best effort up the hill to the stop sign, back to the farm house, Hold weapon straight out in front.
Mary – N/A
Count, Name, Announce, Pledge, Pray, Devo – Humility and the importance of practicing it in our daily lives. With social media and the current “I” “ME” “look at ME” culture, most of us can use a reminder from time to time.
Moleskin – YHC realized he still had the rifles in the bed of his truck from his weekend Q. Rifle PT is a staple of the Marines and seemed like a nice change of pace. Living in the neighborhood, Woody was assigned the 6 as YHC anticipated some degree of separation among the Pax. The intent was to push the pace of the Indian run for a couple of hundred yards and then regroup for exercises or for the entire group to circle back and pick up the 6. This would allow the faster runners to be challenged as well as the slower men to still participate in the entire BC. The men truly pushed themselves throughout the run and the exercises along the way as well as embracing the holding of the rifles directly in front of them. We addressed the mental aspect of physical exertion while holding the rifles. The mind will allow doubt to creep in long before our bodies are spent. Great push by all who posted.