And Down the Stretch They Come

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  • When: 05/07/2019
  • QIC: Feud
  • The PAX: Jumani, The Barry Shinkoff (R) , Dial-Up (R), Scooter, Pole Dancer, Pud, LIFO, Heisenberg, Rusty (R, DR- F3 Naperville), Farah&Farah, Feud; Plus Rucking PAX: Boucher (R), Xenu (R)

11 HIM of the Jax Pax were joined in the gloom by Rusty, who was down range from F3 Naperville, for a beatdown by YHC at #Anthill.  This weekend was also the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby. History was made when Maximum Security, who finished 1st, was disqualified, resulting in Country House winning the race as the second longest shot (65 to 1). Hence it made sense to play a little game of HORSE… without the basketball.


  • SSH x20 IC
  • Don Quixote x10
  • Hillbilly x12 IC
  • Reachers x10 IC
  • Imperial Walkers x14 IC
  • LAC/BAC Forward/backwards/ raise the roof x10 IC
  • Merkins x10

Lap around the parking lot with high knees on first long stretch and butt kickers on second long stretch and on to the pavilion.

The Thang

HORSE: BOMBS-type exercise with a couple of quirks:

  1. Running portion is around the field instead of up and back
  2. On the last exercise, during the run, there is a stop at the playground for 5 pull-ups
  • H- Hand-release merkins x50
  • O- Overhead claps in air chair x100
  • R- Rockettes Dips x150 (count dips)
  • S- Squats x200
  • E- Elbow to knees (pretzel crunch) x250 (125 each side)
  • Run additional laps and 10 pull-ups for the six

Ever play that carnival game where you shoot the water gun at a target to make the horse advance across the track. The rocking motion of the horse reminds me of this next exercise:


  • 4 bear crawl steps: 1 burpee from light post to cones
  • 4 bear crawl steps: 2 burpees from cones to sidewalk
  • 4 bear crawl steps: 3 burpees from sidewalk to cones
  • 4 bear crawl steps: 4 burpees from cones to light post

Horse or Album Cover Title Trivia

Pax circled up and assumed the plank position. Q provided a name and the PAX must guess if it is a race horse’s name or the title of an album. 10 merkins for any incorrect answer.

  • Fager (horse)- held record for fastest 1 mile on any surface at 1:32 lasting 20 years; held 4 American titles in one year (1968)
  • Kissin George (horse)
  • Queensway (horse)- won Canadian Triple Crown
  • Lookin At Lucky (horse)- won 2010 Preakness Stakes
  • Eight Belles (horse)- finished 2nd in the 2008 Kentucky Derby, she collapsed at the race conclusion and was immediately euthanized
  • I’ll Have Another (horse)- 2012 winner of Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes
  • Exterminator (horse)- 1018 Kentucky Derby winner
  • Behave Yourself (horse)- 1921 Kentucky Derby winner
  • Whiskery (horse)- 1927 Kentucky Derby winner
  • Flying teapot (Gong)
  • Hunky Dory (David Bowie)
  • Pretzel Logic (Steely Dan)
  • Purpendicular (Deep Purple)
  • All Things Must Pass (George Harrison)
  • Just for a Day (Slowdive)
  • Zenyatta Mondatta (The Police)
  • Whoa Nelly! (Nelly Furtado)

Pax did very well- answering all but 3 or 4 correctly.


The ruckers found their way home just in time for the BOM.  YHC was watching the news stories regarding the incident where a plane had skid off the runway and into the St. Johns River this weekend at NAS Jax. One of the passengers was recovering in the hospital talked about the experience. He mentioned that many were panicking and did not know what to do. He encouraged everyone watching to listen to the emergency instructions at the beginning of every flight, even if we have heard them hundreds of times before. This is one way to make sure we stay prepared. We are trying to develop leaders in F3. One way to be a leader is to remain vigilant and prepared.


  • For boy named Ian. He is scheduled to undergo surgeries related to cancer
  • Feud’s M’s aunt and uncle for health and other issues
  • Lord’s Prayer/Pledge

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