Courage: Keep on keeping on

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  • When: 01/08/2018
  • QIC: Wahoo
  • The PAX: Madhatter, Osteen, CheckPlease!, $Bill, Skim, Squeege, AirBags, PomPom, FNG-Beater, Costanza, HappyFeet, Snookie, Kramer, Zebra, Crash, Gambler, Outhouse, Sandcrab, Rimshot, Blackout, BadaBing, McDreamy, BoyWonder

Welcome to 2018. YHC asked PAX (24 total) to work on their definition of courage by peppering in possible definitions before each exercise. Credit for definitions to Stephen Diamond, Hamlet, Curtis Mayfield, and others.

Warm Up:

A choice to stand and fight when appropriate rather than run.

SSH x 20 IC

To tolerate or attack rather than cower and withdraw.

IW x 20 IC

To persevere rather than quit.

Windmills x 20 IC

To act with integrity rather than expedience.

Crab Humpers x20 IC


The Thang:

To embrace reality rather than retreat from it.

Mosey to do B.O.M.B.S. – No man left behind
Burpees x 50
Overhead Claps x 100
Merkins x 150
Big Boy Sit-ups x 200
Squats x 250

To move forward in life rather than regress or stagnate.

Fence 1 – Burpee X10 IC

To create rather than destroy.

Fence 2 – Oblique Crunch X10 planned, OHC substitute

To love rather than hate.

Fence 3- Merkins X10

To deal with one’s demons rather than not.

Fence 4- Big Boys X10

To consciously face the existential facts of suffering, infirmity and death rather than denying them.

Fence 5- Summo Squats X10


To take responsibility rather than slough it off.

Gitmo- Time permitting




FNG- Welcome Beater



In the final analysis, courage is essentially an existential choice. Courage is the empowering experience of a decision to stand up and withstand the “slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.” And, when wounded or knocked down, to pick oneself up, dust oneself off, and “keep on keepin’ on.”

If truth be told, RFC real freakin courage–true courage rather than mere bravado–is a prime determinant of what we do with life. And what we don’t do with it. And of how we feel about ourselves. Like the Cowardly Lion, who constantly looks for courage outside himself, we may already be more courageous, more heroic, than we imagine.

2 Timothy 1:7King James Version (KJV)

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

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