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 […]

Do Not Quit!

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14 men gathered with the goal of becoming better.  The mumblechatter focused on the cool weather and the Florida/Georgia game.  DB announced that the theme of the day would be the tried and true- Do Not Quit. Warm-O-Rama 15 SSH IC 15 Hillbillies IC 15 Reachers IC Limp Member OYO 15 Don Quixote IC 15 Michael […]

Discovering Hidden Flaws/Issues

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The men of the Badlands arrived early on this Monday morning dedicated to pushing ourselves and each other to be better.  Fresh off his trip to Miami to watch the Bears blow a big lead, the YHC admonished the PAX to discover their hidden flaws/issues/sin that often manifest in ways that are destructive to ourselves and those we […]

Running to a Crisis

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YHC arrived to the Badlands in a somber mood on the 17th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.  Behind the stats are lives and stories of heroism in the face of great danger and adversity.  2996 died that day including more than 400 officers and law enforcement.  Over 6000 injured, many permanently.   YHC asked the following […]

Merkin Mania

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In preparation for his 15th Q, YHC decided to finally introduce some supplemental support.  As such, YHC woke up 5 minutes earlier than usual, grabbed two orange cones, drove to the football field and placed them near the 40 yard line.  When YHC walked back to the goal line and realized the cones were not visible and therefore largely […]

Shark Search!

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14 PAX posted and braved the humidity for run/bike day.   The mumblechatter focused on Snooki’s Q debut the day before.    Pom Pom arrived with an FNG (Eric). WARM-O-RAMA: SSH (15), Michael Phelps (10), Reacher (10), Hillbillies (10), Mountain Climbers (20), Tempo Merkins THANG: (1) Mosey to soccer fields and perform 20 squats.  Tempo run from soccer fields to […]

Who Were You Made To Be?

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14 Men descended on the stifling humidity of the Badlands for a beat down!  Counted among the 14 were 2 FNGs (Welcome!).  The question of the day:  Who Were You Made To Be? Warmup– Little Baby Arm Circles Forward & Backward, Michael Phelps, SSH, Reachers, 10 Burpees (late arriving FNG), Hillbillies, Tempo Merkins, 1 Minute Plank. Thang […]

The Third 500

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12 men descended on the Badlands for chest-a-rama Monday!  YHC was sluggish after two weeks of Chicago pizza, burgers, ribs, Italian Beef, Italian Sausage, Beer.   Rinse and Repeat that list and add some.  Nevertheless, YHC signed up to Q because he knew that fartsacking would be in order this Monday without a definitive commitment.   When the PAX […]

Respect Authority!

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YHC arrived with the American flag in tow, prepared to welcome the PAX.  Mumblechatter consisted of humidity, temperature and vacations.   In all, 9 men trickled in.   With Tuesdays designated as run/bike days, 4 men opted for the bike and 5 for the run.  The theme of the day: Respect Authority! Warm-o-Rama: 15 SSH 15 Michael […]

Yes!

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It was a hot and humid morning in the Badlands, designated as run/bike day.   16 men arrived.  The runners (12 in all) thought the run would not exceed 2 miles considering YHC’s plan to bring Fiddy Cent to the party!  Fiddy overslept though, as 11 year olds will do.   As the Pax circled around the flagpole, […]