Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Gumbo was finally served at the Creek


9 awesome men and boys posted to the Creek this morning for a serving of Gumbo and it was worth the wait…at least for YHC.  The age differential in the PAX was 52 years with Wild Thing at 62 (RESPECT, RESPECT) as the War Daddy and Recess and Ewok at 10 (HATE, HATE, HATE, RESPECT!) bookending the PAX.  What an awesome sight.  I am humbled at the strength and determination of these men and boys.  Very inspiring and motivational to see men and boys working together to motivate each other and push each other.

The serving went something like this:

Mosey 1 recon lap around the church to warm up for COP, which obviously included:

  • SSHs x20
  • Tempo Merkins x20
  • APDs x20
  • Cooperhead Squats x20
  • Hillbillies x20
  • Eleven Burpees OYO

Lindsay – LBCs and Jump Squats with a run across the field in between.

Plank-o-Rama for the Six then 10 Alternating Shoulder Taps IC

Triple Check – Exercises were Dips and Derkins while the third member bearcrawled to the end of the line of trailers (about 30 yards I would say…on rocks..oops!) and then ran back.  Three times through.

The Suck – 8 exercise stations and 1 rabbit who ran around the church (or if you are Chewy, around the Church and parking lot for extra credit.  Well done young man!).  When runner returned, everyone bearcrawled to the next station.  Exercise stations were:

  1. Jump ropes…actual not invisible
  2. 25lb KB Swings
  3. 35lb KB Squats
  4. SSHs
  5. LBCs
  6. Flutter Kicks
  7. Carolina Dry Docks
  8. Elbow Plank

ROF – everyone started in plank and when it came to you, do 10 merkins, then 10 box cutters, then pop up to Al Gore – next man starts when the 10 merkins were finished.

3 MOM:

  • Freddie Mercuries
  • Hello Dollies
  • American Hammers

COT, Number-Rama, Name-A-Rama and YHC took us out.


  • Marmaduke still collecting warm clothes.
  • Grow Ruck Richmond – See HoneyDo for details
  • Good luck to the fellas running Bear Creek on Sunday – Gomer, TYA, Shakedown, Circle K…others?
  • Restoration Church First Noelle tomorrow at Honey Meadows Clubhouse – 0930 – see Spit or The Carpenter for details
  • Spit has stepped up for December Breaking Bread (well done!) – let’s make sure he gets some helping hands.
  • Chewy, MudFace and No Idea are doing the local Rugged in May – let them know if you want to join the team.


A beautiful morning for a drive and a beatdown.  I am thankful for no last-minute or early morning surprises this time, so I was able to finally make it to the Creek.  It is a great AO, and I was looking forward to seeing the 2.0s and the age disparity, and Wild Thing and Chewy, Recess and Ewok made that happen.  Gumbo will be served at the Creek again!

Thanks for letting me lead.  It was a pleasure.  Sorry, again, about the bearcrawls through the rocks.  I thought about and audible, but you guys are too tough for that!  There wasn’t even any complaining…at least not out loud!

Have a great Friday everyone.

No More Gumbo For You…until tomorrow at Dogpile.


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