Semper Fidelis

U.S. Marines raising flag atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima. Date: February 23, 1945 On November 10, 1775, the greatest military force in the history of mankind was born. 247 years later, on November 10, 2022, 11 pax celebrated the U.S. Marine Corps birthday in the early hours of Hurricane Nicole. The [...]



“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who [...]

Impromptu Workout

Thursday, May 9 I came unprepared (forgot I had the Q) but managed to put together a fairly decent workout.  After a light warm-up, the group of 15 PAX completed four (4) laps around parking lot with 4 rounds of Baby Jump Squats, Merkins, and Side Straddle Hops.  Finished with a Fartlek course of AB [...]

Relative vs. Absolute

Relatively perfect weather for the 10 PAX who made the wise decision not to sleep in this morning.  Started with a light stretch followed by 2 relatively easy “rounds” of exercises.  Correction - three relatively easy rounds.  First round consisted of 5-reps each of Side Straddle Hops, Squat Jumps, and Merkins, and then a relatively [...]


Five PAX made it out Thursday morning for an easy workout in mild 47-degree weather. Started with a gentle climb up the mountain to gain an elevation of 50 side straddle hops, 50 push-ups, 50 weed pickers, and 50 squats.  Light job around the parking lot followed by a slow stroll back down the mountain [...]

Q with Kettlebells

Enjoyed leading my first Q with a great group of thirteen PAX including FNG Yogi Bear. Decent weather – average humidity, no rain, and dry pavement for the runs… Started with a light jog followed by a light 5 rep warm-up of Arm Circles, Cherry Pickers, Air Squats, Side Straddle Hops (D2 was not impressed), and [...]