Welcome to hell week!


Over the course of the last several weeks, discussions in and out of QSource have surrounded preparedness and commitment.  Preparedness is defined as “Getting ready for the expected while being ready for the unexpected.”  Commitment is defined as “Unwavering loyalty to the Group and unflinching determination to accomplish its Mission.”

We are called to “unleash our modern warrior” to accomplish the mission of F3 for the betterment of ourselves, our families, and our community.  Every warrior group throughout history has had a community mentality to spur each other on, and I think that most have a right of passage of sorts.  The Seals have Hell Week, the Spartans have the Agoge.

It’s time to find out how prepared we are and commit to the Daily Red Pill for one entire week, knowing that the process will likely suck a lot.  It’s time to test our limits to see just how far we can push ourselves and each other.  It’s time to see what we are capable of both individually and as a group.  It’s time to have a blast before the sun comes up, share some sweat and mumble chatter, and give us a stronger shield lock.


To plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.

Our workouts …

  • Are free of charge
  • Are open to all men
  • Are held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold
  • Are led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion, with no training or certification necessary
  • End with a Circle of Trust


6 Mornings in the Gloom, 6 Beat Downs; 6 Different Styles of Workouts and Motivational Techniques:

  • Monday @ The Bus Depot: Bartman (While Smiling)
  • Tuesday @ The Yacht Club: Bartman (While Smiling AGAIN)
  • Wednesday @ The Bus Depot: Squid (Snickering)
  • Thursday @ The Yacht Club: JV (Not Smiling)
  • Friday @ The Grind: Tubbs (Facial Expression is TBD)
  • Saturday @ The Yacht Club: Spaulding (“Motivated” Look on His Face)

PAX who go 6-for-6 will receive a memento of minimal monetary value, but the non-monetary value will not be able to be calculated.


Each workout will commence and conclude at the regularly scheduled time:

  • Monday – Thursday: 0515 – 0600 with COT to follow
  • Friday: 0515 – 0600 with QSource and COT from 0600 to 0630
  • Saturday: 0630 – 0730 with Coffeeteria to follow


Everything is on the table; if the Q can imagine and execute it, it can occur. 

Each PAX has a responsibility to come mentally and physically prepared for each workout. This means arrival in time to ensure that he is warmed up appropriately by commencement of the workout.

The start and stop times for all workouts are based on the watch, phone, or whatever device used by the Q.  He is expected to begin and conclude the actual workout within the defined time period above, so that COT and/or QSource commences on time.  And let’s be real, devices typically only vary by a minute or two (if that). With that said, adherence to the schedule is crucial, since we all have busy lives outside of the gloom.

Each PAX has the responsibility to come equipped with the appropriate gear (gloves, headlamps, etc.) and the Q may or may not provide input prior to the workout on what may be needed.

The designated Shovel Flag for the AO must be present for each workout, or penalties for the group will ensue.

Do not stand on the fence of being non-committal.  If you can’t HC for all six days, commit to what you can. HC to somebody or through the F3 communication mediums (Slack, Facebook, etc.).  An HC by one, could convince somebody on the fence to HC.  There won’t be direct penalties if HC and don’t show, but you should always be a man of your word…just sayin’

Have fun, enjoy the push, celebrate accomplishments with your fellow PAX.  Remember that we do these things because we can, we love the push, we love our brothers in the gloom, we lover our fitness, our fellowship, and our faith!

Hyrdrate or die!

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