It’s Never Too Late For…….

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YHC arrived on this wet and humid morning with his father-in-law.   Despite the FNG’s 70 years of age, he engaged and endured the workout.   YHC encouraged the PAX to consider and complete the statement- It’s Never Too Late For….  Although YHC’s shirt completed the statement with “Fitness,” any of us could find other areas that […]

The Six

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13 dedicated men arrived to the Badlands ready for a beatdown on this mild and humid Thursday morning. Some mumblechatter focused on the Duke’s player (Zion) hurting his knee in response to a Nike shoe malfunction.  Airbags did not seem at all bothered considering his Tar Heels prevailed in the game.  With regard to theme, YHC borrowed […]

Brotherhood

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YHC rolled into Davis Parking on this rainy and cool morning.  Peg was strapping on his weight vest.  Blackout was doing his obligatory stretching (one can only assume OYO) behind his Sedan, and Gravy showed up with the flag.  At the outset, YHC encouraged the PAX (7 strong) to consider the meaning of brotherhood. Warm-O-Rama: Michael […]

What is your donut?

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5 men descended on the Badlands on this crisp and clear morning.  The discussion focused on the Gate Run and the preparation involved.  YHC did not plan a complicated workout as he wanted to help those preparing for the race with a good old fashioned run.  When the clock struck 5:30, the PAX was off […]

Embrace the Suck!

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YHC arrived on this chilly 30-something degree day.  The air was crisp and the ground soggy, but that didn’t stop 7 PAX from posting.  After exchanging pleasantries, we commenced, embracing the suck. Warm-o-Rama– 15 SSH, 10 Michael Phelps, Lap around parking lot (“lap”), 5 Burpees, 10 Hillbillies, 4 Burpees, 15 Mountain Climbers, 3 Burpees, 10 HR […]

Patience

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23 men, including 2 FNGs, descended on the Badlands.   Mumblechatter, at least directed at YHC, concerned the Bears’ disappointing loss the night before and the missed field goal that was ever so close.  YHC explained to the PAX that his value for 2019 is patience.  He quoted the 19th Century pastor, Phillip Brooks: “The trouble […]

Rain or Shine!

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YHC arrived to the Badlands without much company on this rainy morning.  As YHC pulled up, Papa Smurf sat alone in his car.  Mr. Yuck rolled up followed by Outhouse and McDreamy.   Mumblechatter centered on the relatively warm temperatures.   The PAX gathered in a small circle and YHC announced the theme of the day — Rain […]

Engagement is Half the Battle

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YHC arrived anticipating a small turnout due to the cold weather, injuries/illnesses, FUFIA workout, and run day.   3 PAX joined YHC on this cold and crisp morning.   With FUFIA occupying the circle, the Bandlanders planted the flag just off the circle.   The challenge of the day is to engage. Engagement is half the battle. Warm-o-Rama- SSH IC […]

Start the Race, Finish the Race!

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4 brave men ventured to the Badlands on this cold and crisp November morning.  Temperatures in the mid 40s proved refreshing at the commencement of running.  Mumblechatter focused on the cool temps and FUFIA outnumbering the Badlanders.   YHC encouraged the PAX to ponder on the two-part theme of the day: (1) start the race and […]

Motivation

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YHC arrived to the Badlands motivated to push the PAX to answer the question what motivates each of us.   One obvious answer for any of us is F3.  Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith motivate us to be better men, husbands, fathers, siblings, uncles, neighbors and colleagues.   On this chilly October morning, the mumblechatter was minimal but the motivation palpable. Warm-Up […]