11/14/2020 - Black Panther - “If you ain’t pissed off for greatness, then that means you’re OK with being mediocre.” 

AO: Black Panther

When: 11/14/2020


Number of Pax: 16

Pax Names: Bed pan, DJ Sump Pump, Enron, Half Price, Handy Manny, Impossible Burger, Judge Smails, Lewinsky, Pork Rinds, Sonny Bono, Super 8, Thomas Tank Engine, Toasted Coconut, Trailer Park,

DR Names:

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Parks and Rec


Bedpan gave me his HC earlier in the week and asked if I wanted to do an EC Ruck before the bootcamp. It’s been quite some time since we did an EC Ruck, so why not. I’m a creature of habit and I typically do an EC run before bootcamp, so I had to squeeze in a quick two miles before the 6am EC Ruck. PreBlast went up fairly early in the day, but there weren’t that many HCs by later afternoon. Bedpan started to get antsy and started messaging people about placing their HC. It’s pretty typical for the BP folks to wait until later in the day or just before the bootcamp.

It was Friday night and I still hadn’t settled on the final plan. Time to look through the Exicon for a thang or two. Found something then I thought about how I could modify something we did earlier in the year. Ready to roll.

Woke up Saturday morning about 4:50, got ready and headed out the door. As I returned to the parking lot after the EC Run, I was greeted by Super 8, that was a nice surprise. He showed up to get some rucking in. Impossible Burger and Bedpan joined to knock out 3+ miles. We had about 15 minutes left before the 7am bell. I was ready to run over to the porta-john but that plan was thwarted by the porta-john service company. Time to get moving…



Tappy Taps In Cadence x 10

Side Straddle Hops In Cadence x 25

Goof Balls In Cadence x 15

Quick Lap Around the Parking Lot

Abe Vigodas In Cadence x 15

The Thang

Thang 1:

“Bataan Death March”

Two groups, approximately 1 mile, and 5 burpees for each PAX at the back of the line before sprinting to the front. Both lines kicked ass and finished fairly quickly. Quick enough that they earned an extra 5 minutes of Thang 2.

Thang 2:


Headed to the pavilion area with our coupons. This thang will included 3 burpees every minute on the minute (EMOM). In between the burpees that PAX did the following exercises.

  1. Blockees
  2. Big-boy Sit Ups
  3. Rocky Balboas
  4. Turkish Get Ups
  5. Squats

The above exercises were repeated 4 times. 57 burpees in between.

Thang 3:

Elevens on the Black Panther Hill

Shoulder Presses at the bottom and Squat Jumps at the top. Many came close to finishing these before Mary.


Box Cutters In Cadence x 20

Heel Touches In Cadence x 20

Back Plank (roughly 60 seconds)

925 calories burned by YHC in 60 minutes

Circle of Trust

The PAX that were present had many things on their minds this morning. We prayed for Wet Wipe, his M and his family as they cope with loss of his M’s father. We asked for prayers for Mr. Miyagi’s family as they mourn the passing of his M’s mother. We prayed for Sonny Bono’s nephew, Vern, and Curtis. They are all battling COVID-19 and they are in need of healing. We also asked for prayers that Curtis will join us in the gloom some day. We also prayed for the Levine family as they grieve the loss of a father and husband at an early age. Please look over this family. Amen.

Naked Man Moleskin

In the PreBlast I had posted a quote from Ray Lewis. He said, “If you ain’t pissed off for greatness, then that means you’re OK with being mediocre.”  I thanked the men for coming out and being great. Each and everyone pushed through a not so easy bootcamp. We do not settle for being mediocre. Mediocre does not help you accelerate.


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