11/2/20 Backblast: FOOD DRIVE RUCK @ AO Mastodon

10 PAXs circled up and took on some more weight for our food drive ruck day around the AO – TOGETHER WE CAN: Captain Crunch, Banks, Panhandle, Cookies, Big Mac, Sparrow, Katniss, Shiplap, Da Vinci, SAGA (Q)


  1. Can Can Motivators (held cans out during whole exercise) x5
  2. Can Can Windmeals x5
  3. Can Can Al Gore (squat & prayed for the coming election w/cans out front, palms up)
  4. Can Can Dance Competition (did the can can while holding cans out to the side)

Line-up in pairs for the ruck walk-and-talk speed-dating

  • PAX had a can in each hand during the ruck, when I said can, they said can, can and held up can as displayed

THANG 1: PAIR-SHARE & rotated pairs during ruck

  • What is a passion or interest you enjoy?
  • Share a scar story.
  • What is your favorite book or movie?
  • What is your ideal vacation?
  • If you could have a meal with anyone who is currently dead, who would it be?

THANG 2: CAN TAYLOR ALLEY – “ain’t got no legs (or arms)”

quietly pray for the hungry, helpless, & homeless—as you feel the inconvenience of the exercise (notice you are not alone in the quiet, dark journey)

  • 1 squat followed by 4 lunges w/increase to 2 squat + 8 lunges, etc + held two cans palms up
  • Added flying nuns to end

THANG 3: PAX PRAYER in cadence while we crossed into enemy lines…

I don’t know but I’ve been told – repeat, etc.

Rucking cans will not grow old

Look to my left or to my right

I’m never alone in the fight

Early morning I carry weight

A call to love and not to hate

F3 Nation represent

To these friendships we commit

AO Mastodon we ruck

Here before our God, awestruck

Out of darkness comes the dawn

Faithful lives we will lead on

Lift our M and 2.0s

Thank you God for giving those

Thanks also for this here PAX

May these friendships always last

Here we give our lives to God

As we travel with this squad

Out into our given day

God’s good glory on display


51 count Can Can Dance Competition

MARY: 1 minute ruck plank on cans


Prayers for Cookies new job, starting on Wed and a trip to Las Vegas; the troubled woman who passed us rucking; our nation and the election


  • “Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for my soul.” ~ Psalm 66:16
  • Give the gift of hospitality in asking someone a question and fostering a space for them to share.