Leadership

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YHC arrived in the Badlands for his second Q of the week. He surveyed the puddles and decided to push the PAX through the puddles. The weather was muggy with 100% humidity. Mumblechatter consisted of injuries and of the FNG (Mike Ryan) who runs 12 miles a day. YHC would soon find out the FNG’s […]

Do Not Fear The Shadow

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YHC arrived extra early to survey the Badlands. Feeling the extreme humidity he declared it run day. Mumblechatter focused mostly on the Mudrun and injuries. YHC admonished the PAX to turn from the shadow toward the light. A shadow is a dark area where light from a light source is blocked by an opaque object. […]

Choose Wisely

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As YHC rolled outta bed the faint smell of fresh cut grass and Sawgrass Splash tickled the nostrils.   Am I dreaming?  Is this heaven, nope, and it ain’t Iowa either (anyone tell me the movie reference?) it’s the day after TPC and time to get after it. 14 PAX fought the fartsack urge this […]

Overcoming Obstacles

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10 faithful PAX in the gloom. YHC kicks it off with disclaimer and a gut check. There are lots of obstacles in life. It’s just that simple. If you want to achieve your dreams you have to put in the work. Nothing worth having comes easy. 10 lifelong lessons to overcome obstacles, to succeed and […]

Salute Our Troops

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  15 Strong Pax fought their way out of the fartsack to come honor the troops, get dirty, and support the VQ. It was a perfect gloom, 66 degrees and breezy.  Some veterans were understandably absent, nursing wounds from the recent Spartan battle, yet several Spartan soldiers burst through the gloom to continue the fight this […]

Mindful Movement

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10 HIM’s of the Badlands assembled on a breezy and cool April morning to sharpen iron, enjoy some Broga and Fellowship. As the appointed hour drew near YHC was particularly glad to see that 9 other PAX were as excited as me to post this morning. Today was about mindfulness…mindful thinking, mindful actions and mindful […]

Dynamic Duo / Judgement Day

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Eleven PAX were NOT scared of “melting” and arrived at Badland’s ready to accept the Q’s challenge of “not being THAT GUY!” (THAT GUY who fartsacks, later reads the Backblast and Slack comments and wishes he had went to F3!) Unfortunately, there were several THAT GUYS on this wet Monday morning. Although the forecast indicated […]

Obstacles

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After many a night of Spartan obstacle nightmares and lost sleep due to the anxiety of climbing up a darn rope, YHC decided (albeit late in the process) to help himself and everyone with the obstacles in their life. Warm Up PAX was requested to YELL “Halt” at the end of each warm up exercise […]

The Transformed Life

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This week was an eye opening one for YHC and other brothers who are doing the Spartan Race. We train hard but we don’t spend enough time in recovery. Many PAX are nursing shoulder, back and hamstring injuries including YHC. Sometimes YHC needs to throw the pride and expectations out the window to realize what […]