Credit to Moby!
Above: The 27 Charlotte citizens of F3 Nation that battled extreme heat, more than 12 hours of perverse torture from the GORUCK Cadre and their own physical and mental limits on Friday night and Saturday morning to complete Class 193 of the GORUCK Challenge and earn their GORUCK Tough patches.
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27 Charlotte citizens of F3 Nation battled extreme heat, more than 12 hours of perverse torture from the GORUCK Cadre and their own physical and mental limits on Friday night and Saturday morning to complete Class 193 of the GORUCK Challenge and earn their GORUCK Tough patches.
(Even more) Respect for you, men. In a major way.
Tclaps to Moby, American Pie and OBT for storyboarding.
This was totally OBT with his words, multiple tweets, and Moby’s work. I’ll take credit when it’s due DW, but here — it’s just not.
This Backblast is greatness… proud of them, but also you and the guys too for the #work.
Inspiration, way to go guys.
Great back blast fellas. Thanks for putting that together. Almost makes me want to do it again. Almost.
Amazing teamwork out there.. There is no way I would have finished the last 90 minutes without the power of the team.
Well done men, very well done.
Tclaps guys. Amazing most of you showed up to the convergence. Can’t believe Swamp, OBT and Col led. Strong work. Thanks for inspiring me ruck nation.
Great post. Prolly took you as long to write this as it took us to do it.
Wow, good work, me . Impressive.
Good work, men. That is.
Great backblast. It hurt reading it. Strong.
That recently-added video is so, so well done, Moby. You can’t do any event anymore, you have to document it 😉
Thanks AP. Not sure that is a good fitness plan for me though!
Very impressed. Awesome video
Outstanding documentary video and even more outstanding performance by all of you F3 faithful who endured. Gives us mere mortals a great goal to work towards!
Lessons learned: “Leave No Trace” means ziplocking out your buddy’s crap. The Hashi is better at deep squats than us. Grunting and groaning is reserved for the OB office (“Internalize your suffering!”).
Most morbidly comical moment: After we dropped the American Flag and the cadre informs us we’re doing exercises until Swamp Fox and Wake Up Call return with the water. Only to realize we told those guys we’d meet them at the Wendy’s! Finally they return, jump right into our merkins and ask, “What did you guys do?” – “We dropped the American Flag.” – “Oh.”
Most memorable suffering: That last 2 miles when the cadre kept tapping out casualties. We were left with 5 men, rucks and coupons for everyone. The sun was out, the heat was rising and we all suffered through that last push. Still everyone was gave it everything they had.
It was a pleasure to suffer along with all 26 of you.
F3 Nation is strong!
Lessons learned: “Leave No Trace” means ziplocking out your buddy’s crap. The Hashi can likely do a deep squat better than us. And grunting and groaning is for the OB office, not the field of battle (“Internalize your suffering!”)
Most morbidly comical moment: When we were being punished for dropping the American Flag and the cadre says we’re going to continue until those guys return with the water. When we realized we had told Swamp Fox and Wake Up Call we’d meet them at the Wendy’s! They finally come back and jump right into the merkins with us and ask, “What did you guys do?”, “We dropped the American Flag.” “Oh.” – no other explaination was needed.
Most memorable moment for me though was that last 2 miles or so when the cadre kept tapping out “casualties.” By the end we had to carry 5 guys, rucks, and many coupons. Something for everyone. The sun was up, the heat was rising, but still we endured. Everyone gave everything they had and it was a pleasure to suffer with 26 other men.
F3 Nation is Strong!
I love the backblast and the video. They are absolutely amazing and brought me right back to the misery and beauty of the experience. As I’m trapped on the West coast right now, I’m living vicariously through these posts and it really keeps me in the loop with the Pax. Thanks again, see you soon!
Trapped? Brother, you’re on your honeymoon!
Aye, thanks for the reality check.
T-Claps brothers — truly inspirational!
I did spill my orange gatorade, but not at Indy Park. It was while the boys were getting Wendy’s water and we got the lashing due to the flag falling. Felt much better afterwards.
After 5 hours of sleep, went bowling at the Old Pappas Lanes on Montford, bowled at 145, but went down hill after the first game. The pitchers of ice cold beer probably had something to do with it too.
Baby J – thanks again for the cold Bud.
I want to recount a conversation with Dredd before I forget how it happened.
At about 3:30 AM, somewhere in between BoA and Morehead, the following exchange occurred. This is a true and unaltered account with no embellishment whatsoever. At the time, I was on the body bag and had been for quite a long time, so I was confused, hunched over, and sleep deprived.
DREDD: “Belk! You’re a burro of a man.”
BELK: (Dazed) “What?”
DREDD: “A burro. A BURRO OF A MAN!”
BELK: “Like, a chest of drawers? Are you calling me a bureau?”
DREDD: “No, a BURRO. ‘I won’t carry you but I will carry your heavy belongings!”
BELK: “I have no idea what you are saying.”
DREDD: “You’re a small, stubborn beast of burden!”
BELK: “Still confused. Are you saying I’m burrowing? Like I’m low to the ground in the dirt? That sort of makes sense.”
DREDD: “No, a burro. A noble and stubborn mini-horse who can be heavily encumbered yet continue on undaunted.”
BELK: “Is this the beginning of one of those ‘clean-living-and-constant-prayer-transformed-me-into-a-sexual-tyrannosaurus’ speeches? I normally love those but I’m not sure I’m awake enough to pay attention.”
DREDD: “No, no, I’m saying you’re a stubborn little mini horse with that body bag on your back. Keep it up.”
BELK: “Oh, ok. Thank you?”
Aye Brother. Accurately transcribed except for the word “noble”. I think you dreamed that part. #stubbornmini-horse
I want to go on the permanent record as a partcipant in this CSUP event. I will take away from this the knowledge that my body can go a lot lnger than I give it credit. Anytime someone suggests doing something under 12 1/2 hours I am in. Except for The Go Ruck, Hurrican Heat or after this BRR. Otherwise I am in!
Couple of moments I will remember:
1) Face down in the fountain watching splashed merlot float by…
2) The smell of the downed drone (water logged wood) an inch from my head.
3) Leaving Blackbird for dead. Even though he got 20 minutes of rest.
4) That flag falling to the ground outside Target and being so glad I was not the one who planted it!
5) Thinking the hard part was behind us and being introduced to the suck ass pole, then thinking the hard part was behind us and people start getting shot…
6) Wishing we had gone with Mosquito for our answer.
7) The gremlins running around inside The Show’s leg. Nasty…
Many more but that was something else! Well done men. I highly recommend doing if you sat this one out.