Spartan Fire

I still remember showing up at Sparta 5+ years ago, new to F3. Boone introduced me to the Ring of Fire: run a lap on the track, do 10 reps of chest, legs, and abs, with a couple sand bags among the pax. Repeat. That memory is all haze, blurred vision, merlot, and pain. I knew it would be dangerous for this Waxhaw boy to leave campus in my own Q. So I returned to a fond memory, minus the mary and the sandbags.

Ring o’ Fire

Legs: squats, jump squats, jumping lunges, side lunges, one-legged

Chest: merkins, wide-arms, diamonds, spidermans, staggers

Two laps of partner carries mixed in.

Slice, Sting, Curly, and Red Foxx dominated, with Slice taking most of the laps, and Stinger brutalizing the field on the partner carries. Bermuda boy was pretty fast for an old guy. Chairthrower and Doobie sandbagged — something about having to dance this weekend. Good to see Tommy Lee out there.  And Missing De is getting sneaky fast and skinny.

Please pray for Foxx’s friend Brett Henderson, the son he left behind, and all those that loved him. Brett lost his life to a heart attack in his 30s this week. We all live in jars of clay, men. Keep your eyes on the permanent.


  • Billingsville starts back up Tuesday.
  • Sparta is too dark for Hillary.
  • Dredd rests on Fridays. (He does deserve it.)
  • Joe Davis is tomorrow.
  • Your Mutha wants you home Monday. Special Monday Muthaship.

It was a pleasure. Thanks for the reins Slice.  I know you are just kidding that my services are no longer needed.

5 thoughts on “Spartan Fire

  • January 5, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    You just insulted the entire Ruckership Newtwork—expect the howler monkeys to be upon you.

    • January 5, 2018 at 2:10 pm

      I refer to my brothers as neither newts nor primates. Intended only as a compliment to you, my speedy brother.

  • January 5, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    Great Q Ice. Mental toughness was earned this morning. And thanks for the great takeout today. My friend Brett will be missed but always remembered. Although he wasn’t an F3 guy, he still had a nickname, “Knuckles” short for Moose Knuckles, earned for some legendary mischief in college. Great guy!

  • January 5, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    how do I get a picture or some bad ass emblem to show up next to my name? I need a millennial to show me. Sorry to miss Sparta Ice. You are correct that the Spartan grounds need more light. However, I went to my virgin Casbah boot camp and LBJ’s virgin Q there. Muthaship Monday will be epic.

  • January 5, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    What a start to 2018 at THIS.IS.SPARTA. So much suckiness out there this morning. Ice is quite the taskmaster and wouldn’t let up.
    Team Rifty, how long are we gonna do this dance? You know you want in, we know you want in. Just post already…

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