Four Pax, including Raleigh’s own, Darby shook off the gloom at RuckHill this morning for an invigorating Ruck up (and down) StinkHill. In a desperate, but likely futile, attempt to keep up with Scout in this month’s Quad P challenge, YHC dispensed with the typical Warmarama and led the group in a leisurely mosey to the base of the nearest StinkHill steps where we began our ascent without hesitation. At the summit, rucks were removed for a quick round of 20 Thrusters and, with the clock ticking away, we then rucked across the peak and then proceeded down and up the nearest set of steps. Pausing only briefly for the six, we repeated the effort at the adjacent stairway and then took a short break to perform 25 curls with our trusty rucksacks. Down and up the adjacent steps, across to the initial stairs for a repeat performance. With the pattern established, the Pax continued on our slow, but steady chase of Scout with but a single breather to knock out 20 rucked Merkins. YHC lost count of the number of ascents, but McGruff assured the group that we maxed out at 14 before heading back to the Flag where YHC shared a repeat verse from what may have been his VQ:
9 Two are better than one because they have a good return for their hard work. 10 If either should fall, one can pick up the other. But how miserable are those who fall and don’t have a companion to help them up!
YHC related how this verse is especially suited to represent the ideals of F3 and that each of us pushes the other far beyond what we could accomplish on our own. We then closed, as always, with the COT
YHC would like to extend special thanks to Darby (down range from Raleigh) and his sidekick, Anklebiter, for gracing us with their presence and sharing with the Pax the impact F3 has had on his life and his most impressive Darby Project.
TClaps Darby and hope to see you at StinkHill Saturday!