11/18/2020 - The Ridge - Easy as 1, 2, 3 Miles…

AO: The Ridge

When: 11/18/2020


Number of Pax: 16

Pax Names: Beat Box, Bone Spur, Boston Butt, Caveman, Den Mother, Dilly Dilly, Jimmy Neutron, Second Best, Sheldon, Skinner, Sparkler, Spin Out,

DR Names:

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names: Toby, Better Call Saul, Hair Gel, Second City,

QIC: Skinner


After a 3 mile ruck to kick off some EC, YHC tried to keep the run club as simple, spaced out, COVID friendly as possible. No wind is a huge bonus!



20 Goofballs IC

12 Good Mornings

12 Abe Vigodas

The Thang

1 Thang and 1 Thang Only

We ran. In a big a$$ circle. The whole time.

Circle of Trust

Gus Bradley, then coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars shared an idea that comes from Jon Gordon’s Winning Starts in the Locker room where he talks about hunting Murphy (as in Murphy’s Law- Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong, at the worst time). Which leads me to share this.

F3 has honed my ability and desire to be intentional. Our 5:15 post time is intentional. Our cadence is intentional. The structure of our beat downs is intentional. Everything helps us to be prepared. Everything helps us to hunt Murphy.

Outside of the Gloom, we need to remember Attitude is intentional. Leadership is intentional. And they are contagious. These skills draw our desire to come together as a group of High Impact Men. And for me, it has emphasized this need to hunt Murphy. To be prepared for the expected but ready for the unexpected.

But time as distorted the laws original meaning of Murphy’s Law entirely

From an article I was reading about Murphy himself, it states “ there really was a Murphy and the law that bears his name is not an admission of defeat. Rather it is a call to excellence.

In 1947, at Andrews Air Force base, pilots were trying to determine the amount of force that a human could sustain in a crash. After some equipment and gauge malfunction, Air Force captain and engineer Edward Murphy was complaining that “if there’s any way they can do it wrong, they will”

This is the Murphy’s law that we know today. However, Flight Surgeon John Paul Stapp, who was usually the one volunteering to test the crash force, shared the intended meaning-

“Errors and malfunctions were an inescapable reality of the undertaking. Instead of using that fact as a reason to quit, the engineers used it as motivation to excel”

The Edwards engineers succeeded because they assumed not that everything would go wrong, but that it could go wrong. And that makes all the difference.

Naked Man Moleskin

Huge thanks to @Den Mother for stepping in to have my 6! Hope the simplicity didn’t deter anyone from doing their absolute best. Good push. A lot of miles we covered.

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