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  • When: 04/04/2022
  • QIC: Saigon Sam
  • The PAX: DDay, Snowden, ChainGang, Red Handed, PruneTang, Flo, Bada Bing


7 Pax joined YHC and were ready to get after it this morning at HardNocs.  After welcome and disclaimer we Mosey’d over to the Spray park parking lot.

Interesting Events from April 4th

  • April 4th, 1968 is the day MLK was assassinated in Memphis
  • In 1973 on this day the World Trade Center opened
  • 1975 Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded Microsoft
  • 1983 NC State upset Houston “Phi Slamma Jamma “



Toy Soldier

Tempo Squat

Arm Circles forward and back

Don Quixote

Down Dog, Valdez, Peter Parker

The Thang:

Loredo WOD

Background: U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Edwardo Loredo, 34, of Houston, TX, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82d Airborne Division, based in Fort Bragg, NC, was killed on June 24, 2010 in Jelewar, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

The 6 rounds represent the month (June) and 24 repetitions represent the day Eddie died.

  • 6 Rounds For Time
  • 24 Air Squats
  • 24 Push-Ups
  • 24 Walking Lunges
  • 400 meter Run

This was also done for IPC 2019 Week 0 –

  • Best score was 17:27 in the Nation and  best over 50 Pax was 19:27

Good work but the Pax this morning!  Although we didn’t do for individual times all completed under 25 minutes as a group.

We had a few minutes left for dealer’s choice core work – Freddie Mercury’s, flutter kicks, up down together leg lifts and dirty dogs.


Weekly QPoint – Whetstone.   

A man must be sharpened like a knife blade

Both a man and a knife are made to cut, but neither can be Effective until properly honed.

A knife is sharpened by a whetstone. While water is used to lubricate the whetstone prior to sharpening that is not where the “whet” part comes from. To whet actually means to sharpen, like with a man’s appetite and his curiosity. In other words, to whet both blade and man is to put on an edge, with a result that is sharp, dynamic and ready to cut. The unsharpened man is dull and lethargic, in-Effective as a Leader and ill-Prepared for the Obstacles he will face in his life.

We should be seeking opportunities to mentor other men and to be also to be mentored.

Quote to leave the Pax with:

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” — Winston Churchill

Announcements – sign up for Apryle Showers 4/10, Sandlot Jax 4/22-4/24 and get out to the Farm for volleyball 4/16

Prayers offered for Heisenberg, Pax on IR and for men to have a great week serving their families and communities!

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