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GORUCK Tribe: January 2022

Here is a rundown on all details for January 2022: Risk

January 2022 Exclusive Patch: Risk

The world keeps going round and round, and if we’re not careful that’s all we’ll end up doing, too. Day after day, the choices that matter the most can escape us. We overthink the truth, we rationalize the distractions, and we doubt whether we’re even asking the right questions. Occasionally, though, something big enough takes hold of everyone’s attention, and even our imagination, and we are forced to reckon with our own lives in the simplest of ways.

After 9/11, millions lined up to serve our country, but there was no national call to service. We were told to buy a car, and to go shopping at the mall to do our part. The economy is important, but this was a missed opportunity. Inspire first, and the economic gains will follow. JFK’s “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country” comes to mind.

When the pandemic took hold in 2020, for a brief moment we all had more questions than answers, and we were in it together. There was a moment of collective grace that we allowed to others, and ourselves. Then the powers that be stoked the fear fire and it became us vs. us, which is the only greatest threat to our way of life.

Still, there is always hope. It is never too late to begin anew, and Happy New Year! I can’t help but wonder — what if we took this opportunity to sideline our anger, and our finger pointing, and to ignore the negative influences on our lives? What if we spent more time on ourselves, and our family, and our community, and less time on anti-social media? And what if we focused on the irrefutable truth that it is better to be healthy than sick, strong than weak, it is better to be empowered than a puppet to the groupthink of the hour, or the crisis at hand? Each of us has the freedom to control not only our attitudes and energy, but also our own actions. What if there was a national, and a global cry for greater health: Physical, Mental, and Social. What if instead of buying fear, we spent time outside? What if we traded calloused thumbs for fresh air and skinned-up knees? The greatest, long lost revolution of our era just might be to think for ourselves, and to lead the life we are supposed to lead no matter how counter-culture it might seem to those around us today.

Our Tribe thrives on leading from the front, on taking the harder path and on serving others and causes greater than ourselves. Everyone has a different appetite for risk, with different safety nets and consequences. Let that not divide us. No matter our situation, risk aversion stalks us all, from all sides. It tells us to take the easy path. To play it safe. It sells us the latest fad instead of telling us to chase our dreams. It soothes us into the greatest failure of all: the failure to try.

If it is time for you to begin anew, then begin anew. Just one step in the right direction is a great place to start. Planning life to absolute safety is to sacrifice all of your days listening to those who mistake the movement of the Earth for their own.

Let’s mitigate the risks as we need to, let’s continue our journeys and have faith in our cause. No matter what, life has risk and the things that matter most to us are worth it.

Jason McCarthy

Founder, GORUCK

Miller Hero WOD

3 Mile Ruck

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12 Rounds:

  – 6 x Sandbag/Ruck Rows

  – 6 x Burpee Squats (Full Burpee with Jump followed by Squat)

  – 6 x 4 Ct Mountain Climbers

  – 6 x Rucksack Getups

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3 Mile Ruck

Significance:

Robbie Miller was a Green Beret in the 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) and the first Green Beret since Mogadishu to earn the Medal of Honor. The Hero WOD was designed by Robbie’s teammates. It’s a long one, with a 3 Miler on the front and the back ends.

Remember: you pick the weight you ruck, and that you put in your sandbag. We’d rather you keep good form than inflate your ego with bigger numbers. Stay healthy to stay in the fight.

Watch the WOD Demo by: Cadre DS

1 MILE PER DAY, EVERY DAY.

Write down something positive that you want to do this year, and what you need to do to be ready. As opposed to cutting things out that you think of as negative, add a goal to your life that is positive. It works better.

The Mission the Men and Me  – Pete Blaber

In this book, you will learn the same lessons he learned, while experiencing what the life of a Delta Force Operator is like—from the extreme physical and psychological training to the darkest of shadow ops all around the world. From each mission, Pete Blaber has taken a life lesson back with him. You will learn these enlightening lessons as you gain insights into never-before-revealed missions executed around the globe. And when the smoke clears, you will emerge wiser, more capable, and better prepared to succeed in life than you ever thought possible.

“Take the risk or lose the chance.”

Love Monster

President, GORUCK Nation

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