Here is the run-down on all details for February 2021 including the patch design, workout, rucking requirement, book of the month, and additional tasking.
FEBRUARY 2021 EXCLUSIVE PATCH “PAIN”
In honor of those Marines who began the battle for Iwo Jima in February of 1945. Of note, 3 of the 6 Marines in this picture were killed in action in this battle. NO GREATER LOVE.
19 Sandbag Cleans
45 Burpee Step Ups
2 Rounds = 2 strategic objectives on Iwo Jima
19 Cleans = February 19th was first day
Distance = the total runway distance of South Field
45 Burpee Step Ups = the year (1945) and “I’m stepping up, he sees me, I’m down”
Great job on the 1 mile/day every day in January. Let’s benchmark a 5 Miler this month.
Ideally you do one a week. If you keep your baseline weight (somewhere between 20LB and 45LB for most), you could do a comparison of your time. There’s no need to run, though a shuffle is an option, where you keep your feet lower to the ground and move them faster.
Or, you can adjust the weight in your rucksack. If you’re at 30LB, try the first one at that weight, then see if you can increase to 40LB on the next one and maintain the same pace.
Record and share your times if that’s important to you.
This is a memoir that goes deep into the mindset of always pushing and challenging yourself through adversity. To literally Seek Pain. It’s impossible to finish this book and think that you’re not capable of doing more.
Roger is also responsible for all the TRIBE graphics. He lives with his family in Eagle River, Alaska and uses tattooing as a form of healing. He’s completely self-taught and has a certain grittiness to his work that represents his struggles well. We’re very proud to have him on board. He was in Jax Beach, FL at the end of January and you may have seen him at the live book discussion on IG.
A message from Roger Sparks about this months theme LOVE
Love, fear, pain and vulnerability are all interlinked. “You know it’s real when it hurts.”
“Dog’s Best Friend”
President, GORUCK Nation