Ginger day at the Tank

14 men swam at the Tank today.

Before extra credit, one of the vagrants asked, “sheesh, ginger day at the Tank?”  Yup.

Extra Credit

  • Mosey to the fountain for a couple sets of dips and derkins
  • Mosey to Harding for ~6 rounds of increasing reps on the hill, with knee-ups at the top, and merkins at the bottom

Main Event

  • Mosey to the Castle.
  • Four rounds of wheelbarrow and partner carries to the top. 20 knee-ups at each peak.
  • Mary and jump squats while waiting.
  • Six rounds of running the stairs (2x for each of the 3 stairwells).
  • Mosey home


  • Carrie Sullivan was 52 years old and had three children. She went to the beach recently for a nice day of relaxation and joy. She got caught in the riptide, and drowned.
  • H.E. was at the beach himself, spotted Carrie, ran through dozens of people too afraid or stunned to intervene, and attempted to help. But he was too late. CPR at that stage was not enough.
  • Pray for forgiveness for those who were closer, yet did not help Carrie.
  • Pray for peace and healing for Carrie Sullivan’s family, H.E., and those that witnessed it.
  • Get your house in order. We are but a flame on this earth for a short while, living in clay jars, easily broken. May God allow us to fix our eyes not on the temporary, but the eternal.


3 thoughts on “Ginger day at the Tank

  • October 19, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    My mom used to tell me that every day is #GingerDay

  • October 19, 2017 at 9:49 pm


    the day before Bertha a few years ago we brought the Kayak to the beach with the family. At mid day a beach goer came to a friend and I, pointed out to the ocean…and maybe 30 mins later we were paddling in with Don’s 6’3 pale lifeless frame draped over our kayak. He was at the beach for his 40th wedding anniversary and went for a swim…in the riptide.

    Like H.E. my family and friend will never forget that day, or Cindy’s look when she saw her husband in our arms as we came out of the surf. We were lucky and he was revived by the EMTs, but months later his water filled / damaged lungs were too weak to continue his recovery… and Cindy called to say he was gone.

    Life is fragile, and the ocean is powerful. Pray for H.E. He went to Carrie’s side because he was called to do so. #HIM

  • October 20, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Thanks Ice9 for the motivational outing, as always.

    Thank you Newport for sharing your story.


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