AO: Eagles Landing

When: 03/05/2021


Number of Pax: 5

Pax Names: Alliance, Cutter, Footloose, LED, Madoff,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Linus

The BackBlast:

0530: 28 degrees and clear (real feel of 29

Wind: 2-6MPH NW

Sky: Clear

Warm Up:

  • SSH
  • Abe Vigodas
  • Cherry Pickers
  • Imperial Walkers
  • Shuffles
  • Butt kickers
  • Power skips


From Eagle’s Landing, all PAX ran single file west on Harvard with the rear PAX sprinting to the front. This was conducted from Ridgeland to Maple Avenue (approximately 1 mile). It was followed by a short fellowship run south on Maple Avenue to Filmore where all PAX were issued next portion of work out which was the following (walk/run/sprint):

  • Starting position to first light pole, PAX directed to walk/jog.
  • From first light pole to second light pole, PAX directed to jog/run.
  • From second light pole to fourth light pole, PAX directed to sprint TWO light poles.

Many PAX made it to Humphreys Avenue. All PAX returned to AO at 0615.

COT: I took this on as a way to connect to my kids with whom I have been struggling to muster up enough empathy. Scholastically, my children have their respective strengths and growth edges. I have been struggling to connect with them patiently on and during their growth edges which has been born out of my own character defects and regular wiring.

I struggle to run and keep up with the unit as a whole. I took this challenge on so that I could feel what I suspect my children feel sometimes when they don’t feel as secure or confident in something. I took it on because, inside, I would prefer to take things on that are in my wheelhouse. Where I can shine. Where I can NOT feel like a weak(er) link in a unit. What’s true is that we all have strengths and areas of growth. I wanted to be able to relate to my children. I wanted to present myself to them empathetically. So I chose to lead a run club. Not a strength. Not an area of confidence. No facade. Nothing to hide behind.

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