Fort Meigs Ruck (The Necropolis)

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Date(s) - 07/31/2018
5:30 am - 6:30 am

The Q:
Buttermaker & Flo

Fort Meigs


Perrysburg, ruck

What the ruck is a ruck?  A hike with a weighted backpack (approx 30 lbs) while stopping along the brisk walk to do some invigorating exercise. Excellent 1st F (fitness) and 2nd F (fellowship). If an FNG (Friendly New Guy) is a bit timid to post for a workout the ruck is a great intro to the pax.

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  1. Scott Schutt
    Scott Schutt says:

    Ruck Steady
    Date: 7/31/18
    Time: 5:30am to 6:30am
    Location: The Necropolis…aka Fort Meigs Ohio’s 1812 Battlefield
    Q: Geppetto
    PAX: 21 total – Deac, Landslide, Bourbon, Bambi, Woodstock, Chanel, Flo, Ponzi, Q*Bert, Bluto, Montoya, Tupac, Huffy, Casper, Stark, Buttermaker, Hazmat, Tots, Spaulding, Thumper, Cobra
    No FNG’s, so right into Mission and Principles.
    F3 – Fitness, Fellowship, Faith
    Mission –Plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.
    The core principals of F3 are that it must:
    • Be free of charge
    • Be open to all men
    • Be held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold
    • Be led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion, with no training or certification necessary. You versus you. Modify or stop an exercise if you need to. The most important thing is that nobody gets hurt. 
    • End with a Circle of Trust

    Count-O-Rama to ensure we end with the same number we start with.

    The “Thang”: After COR, Landside and Chanel headed out on their run and the remaining PAX gathered for the ruck. Goal for the ruck was to accomplish 3+ miles at a 15-16 minute per mile pace. No coupons. We headed out 2×2 with Buttermaker on pace carrying the shovel flag and Bourbon covering the six. Hazmat joined near the east end of the parking lot as the ruck was just getting started. We began the ruck by heading East on Indiana Ave. and then North on West Boundary. At the 12-minute mark, the left ruck line rotated forward one spot with Tots heading to the back of the line while Buttermaker remained on pace. This changed up rucking partners allowing for even better 2nd F. Shout out to Bluto for the suggestion. We continued West/Northwest on Maumee Western Reserve Road over the bridge into Maumee and continued onto Conant St. Buttermaker kept a great pace and we were right on target as we arrived at the intersection of Conant and East Broadway. At this point, we headed back towards Fort Meigs with Hazmat and Tots taking over pace and shovel flag duties while Bourbon remained on the six. Route reversal as follows: South/southeast on Conant/Maumee Western Reserve over the Maumee River, right onto West Boundary, right onto Indiana Ave to destination. We shifted rucking partners one more time on the route back. As we entered the Fort Meigs parking lot things got a little crazy as YHC gave conflicting directions to Tots and Hazmat. Tots terminated the ruck as we approached Landslide and Chanel who had finished their run while Hazmat and a handful of PAX continued a double step run around the Fort Meigs flagpole and a phone may or may not have been broken during the melee. This was a great learning moment as YHC needs to give better instructions in the future.

    Total ruck distance: 3.15 miles in 51min. and 7 sec. for a 16min. 12 sec. average pace.

    We ended in a Circle of Trust with Count-O-Rama, Name-O-Rama, Announcements and a Ball of Man with prayer. Great announcement from Stark for those who have recently vQ’d that they need to get on the schedule for follow up Q’s. Landslide was the six and talked about 1st F being just the catalyst for everything else that he and all of us get from F3. The companionship, fellowship, and the building of better men are the things he keeps coming back for. Aye! Prayer intentions for Rob (friend of Flo), Lederhosen and Riley. Also, a prayer intention was regretfully omitted by YHC for Bluto and his family as they are expecting a baby this fall. Gave thanks for the beautiful NW Ohio morning and asked for guidance and strength for all PAX to be better husbands, fathers, brothers, sons, coworkers, etc. Praise to Bluto for making the trek south to join us on the ruck. Amen.

    Moleskin/Spreadsheet from the Gloom:
    • YHC witnessed great 2nd F throughout the group. Discussion about family, jobs, dieting, exercise, and just getting to know one another.
    • YHC and Tupac EH’d a runner who approached the group and asked about F3. We gave a quick summary of what F3 is about and encouraged him to visit the F3 Toledo website and come to a beatdown.
    • Only one horn beep for 30 air presses. YHC expected more.
    • Casper received a glancing blow from the shovel flag, tree branch or both as YHC was trying to get the shovel flag from the rear to the front at the halfway point. YHC owes Casper a coffee.
    • Bambi did his best to throw off the Q during Count-O-Rama and Name-O-Rama but YHC persevered through the shenanigans. Big thanks to him for the guidance and knowledge he imparted on YHC leading up to this vQ ruck.
    • Thanks to Buttermaker, Hazmat, and Tots for their great pace work and to Bourbon for covering the six. Great job men.
    • Respect to Bluto for coming to the ‘Burg to participate in our Necropolis Ruck. During announcements, he extended an olive branch based on recent chat hijinks and he stated correctly and emphatically that we are ALL F3 Toledo regardless of where we traditionally post for beatdowns. Bluto and Bourbon bro-hugged and all was right with the F3 Toledo world!
    • YHC was overwhelmed by the turnout. What an unbelievable group of HIM’s! It was an honor and privilege to lead this ruck. Aye!

  2. Craig A Springer
    Craig A Springer says:

    Date: 07/31/2018

    Time: 5:30 – 6:30 AM

    Location: The Necropolis…aka Fort Meigs

    Q: Bambi

    PAX: 8 total – Tupac, Bourbon, Q-Bert, Thumper, Casper, Dutch, Woodstock, Bambi

    F3 Mission: Fitness, Fellowship, Faith; to plant, serve and grow men’s small workout groups, in order to reinvigorate male community leadership

    Principles of F3:
    • It must be free of charge
    • It must be open to all men
    • It must be help outdoor, rain or shine, hot or cold
    • It must be peer led in a rotating fashion by men who participate in the workout, with no training or certification necessary
    • It must end with a Circle of Trust (COT)

    Safety & Disclaimer:
    1. I am not a professional
    2. Participate at your Own Risk
    3. Modify Anything as Needed
    4. Ask Questions at any time.

    Bambi, Tupac, Bourbon, Casper, Thumper and Q-Bert gathered the flag and made our way to the Davis Overlook entrance and completed 5 full circuits up and down the hill before heading back to the Fort. Approximately 2.75 miles were covered. Nothing special here, just pain for the shins and the back of the knees.

    Dutch and Woodstock ran an unfathomable distance with great speed.

    Ended in a COT with Count-o-Rama and Name-o-Rama.

    Bambi Led the Prayer


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