05/03/2021 - Black Panther - The Standard- BP Ruck Club

AO: Black Panther

When: 05/03/2021


Number of Pax: 8

Pax Names: Blowfish, Dick Cheney, Dilly Dilly, DJ Sump Pump, Elway, Gopher, Judge Smails, O'Douls,

DR Names: Dilly Dilly, Gopher

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Judge Smails


“Can you meet the Standard? Come join YHC at Black Panther and find out. Bring your ruck sack and your determination and be ready to move.”

It turned out to be a perfect morning for a ruck… 57* and a light drizzle.  Surfaces were wet, which meant there would be some damp PAX at the finish.

Let’s go!


Disclaimer was given and jumped into WOR.

Tappy Taps- 10 IC

Abe Vigodas- 10 IC

Arm Circles- 10 F/ 10 B IC

Grady Corns- 10 IC

Side Straddle Hops- 25 IC


The Thang

There was only one thang…

The plan was to ruck around the AO.  We’d stop whenever I felt like it and do some PT.  Here’s what we did:

25 step ups at the picnic tables

Indian ruck with Moroccan Night Club Squats around the warning track at one of the ball fields

25 ruck swings

25 squats

25 thrusters

25 ruck pull throughs (each pull + 1/2)

Bear crawl up the hill

10 shoulder taps at the top of the hill, then back to the flags for Mary.



25 Big Boy Sit Ups with ruck on chest

25 Flutter kicks with ruck overhead

20 Freddy Mercurys

5 Merkin Ring of Fire

Hold plank until 6:00

Recover.  Recover.

Circle of Trust

I often think about a quote from former Navy Seal commander Jocko Willink: DISCIPLINE EQUALS FREEDOM.  I have it stuck to my wall above my desk.  It took me a long time to really absorb it’s meaning, but as I have come to understand it, freedom means being able to live my life as I want to.  In order to do that, I have to be disciplined in the choices I make so I can live that life.

I was crazy enough to start 75 Hard recently (I’m on day 12), and it’s taking an enormous amount of discipline to stay on track.  But in order to achieve the freedom that the results of 75 Hard are going to give me, I must maintain discipline.  I never saw myself doing this, or even doing 6 packs or 7 packs, but here I am.  I don’t see myself doing a GrowRuck either, but like I told Dilly Dilly and Gopher, who are heading to St. Louis, “I’ll probably see you next year…”


We prayed for DJ Sump Pump’s wife as she recovers from a procedure, and we lifted up my sister-in-law and her close friend Lynn’s family as Lynn is disconnected from life support today.

Naked Man Moleskin

This was my first time Qing a ruck club.  I’ve really come to enjoy rucking and had a blast this morning.

Until next time,

The Judge

Leave a Reply