07/11/2022 - Black Panther - Going the Distance

AO: Black Panther

When: 07/11/2022


Number of Pax: 17

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QIC: Sir Mix-A-Lot


Preblast – “RUCK CLUB. We will cover some ground. Plan is to be on the move right at 5:15, so be on time and get there a little early if you need to warm-up/stretch. If you’ve got a sandbag, bring it!”

The plan was to make this Q as simple (but effective) as possible. We were going to put in as much distance as possible over 45 minutes.

Arrived at the AO a little after 5:00. Everyone was ready to go at 5:15 AM.

The core principles were shared and the disclaimer was given. Put on your ruck and let’s go!


No time for a formal Warm-O-Rama. Pax were instructed to warm-up and stretch when they arrived the AO. We have some distance to cover!

The Thang

Here is the path we took. Pax shared responsibilities carrying sandbags of various weights throughout the course.

  • Follow the path towards the baseball fields
  • Carefully cross Plainfield Road
  • Follow Templeton Drive to Plank Drive and up towards Oswego High School

When we reached the school building, we turned around.

  • Follow Wilmette Drive back towards the AO
  • Carefully cross Plainfield Road
  • Follow the bike path towards Prairie Point Elementary, through the parking lot  towards the hill
  • Up and over the hill and back to the flags

Reached the flags right at 6:00 AM. Recover, recover!

Circle of Trust

Count-O-Rama (17)

Announcements – Thanks Boy Sandwich!



I wanted to pick up a Q this week to mark a special occasion. Tomorrow (July 12) my M and I celebrate 14 years of marriage. Every year we write letters to each other to mark the occasion. It is an opportunity to reflect on the previous year, and to set hopes and goals towards the next year ahead. Reflecting on the last year, I realized that I have worked hard on a lot of goals, but I have taken my marriage for granted. It is easy to just assume that it will always be there, or to put that relationship on cruse control while you work on other areas of life. I asked my fellow pax to hold me accountable to investing in my marriage in the year ahead. I hope that a year from now I can celebrate all that I was able to do.

Naked Man Moleskin

It was good to have such a simple Q this morning. We worked hard and kept moving, but it also allowed for excellent mumble chatter amongst the pax.

Well done, everyone!

“I like big rucks, I cannot lie…”

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  1. Animal House

    all you H.I.M.’s can’t get deny

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