Todays workout was in honor of Josh aka Rooney, one of the Cadre that helped lead the Goruck HTL in Savannah in March. It was intended for rucks but we improvised.
Ruck up if you got one. Mosey to brick pile and grab a coupon if you don’t have a ruck.
The Main THANG
In honor of Cadre Rooney WOD
Start with 400 m coupon/ruck carry (2 laps around islands) then:
5 rounds of the following (but we only had time for 3+)
- 75 mtn climbers (4 count) (crowd pleaser!!)
- 75 air squats (single count)
- 200 m coupon carry (1 lap around islands)
- 75 flutter kicks (4 count)
- 75 overhead claps (single count)
Finish with a 400 m coupon carry (2 laps around islands)
We did some stuff
Goruck Star Course—Congrats! to Skinny Pete, Paperboy, Klinger, Linus
Recently through FB, I discovered that Cadre Josh had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. A few weeks ago, I planned a trip to Milwaukee with my 13 year old to watch the Dodgers/Brewers in the NLCS. Knowing that Josh was from Wisconsin and a huge sports fan, I reached out to him to see if he was planning to be at the game. He replied immediately and said that he would be there and he gave me pointers on where to eat and what to see while we were in town. He also agreed to meet my son and I during the game. We talked for a few minutes and he was in good spirits despite his diagnosis. He has 2 small boys and I couldn’t help but ache for him knowing that he was going to have to endure cancer treatments and not be able to spend as much time with his boys. His attitude is what struck me the most. He said he had always been underestimated and never was the smartest or talented. But he always had a positive attitude and never let the opinions of others define him.
From a recent FB post he quotes his Ranger creed by “going full frontal attack on this enemy” and stating “Surrender is not a Ranger word” and “I will shoulder more than my share of the task, 100% and then some!” His story reminds me of one of my favorite verses from Romans 5:3-4.
“Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope”