Author: Man Down

Mettle Celebrating My Dad

My father, Larry Frederick Zufall, passed into Glory last Tuesday at the age of 79. Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia had ravaged both body and mind for over a decade, but now he is Healed. Before he lost his faculties, Dad was a wicked smart and physically strong man with a great sense of humor. He […]

Sputnik Mettle

After completing the laborious monthly task of clearing out all the #slackbot spam from my channels last night, YHC came across the need for a Highlands Mettle Q the following morning. For various reasons, my workout attendance has been a bit spotty the past several weeks, and once the deceleration starts it is tough to […]

Fortunately Unfortunately

Ever played the “Fortunately Unfortunately” game with your kids? It’s a fun one to do on road trips or when sitting around a campfire. One person starts a story with a sentence, then the second person continues the story using either “fortunately” or “unfortunately” to continue the story, then the third person continues with the […]

Unforgettable Memory Games at Rolling Stone

First off, DEMENTIA SUCKS!!! There, got that out of my system. So, I’ve been wanting to put together a workout that would both provide a solid beatdown and honor my father, Larry Zufall, who has Parkinson’s Disease Dementia. Husband, father of six, faithful friend, lover of Jesus, farm-raised, college-educated, IBM retiree, mechanic, builder, sage. I […]

Skywalker’s Mental Health Assessment

#f3mentalbattle 1 out of every 4-5 men deal with a significant Mental Battle on any given day. An average of 130 Americans commit suicide every day. Men are 4 times more likely to die from suicide than women. The Mental Battle has many faces – Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, OCD, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Personality Disorders, […]

Skywalker Cruise to Highlands

5 got in nearly 5 miles each as we journeyed from Skywalker to visit the Highlanders doing Mettle and Murph. Barrister was not one of those 5. Barrister was not at Mettle. Barrister was not at Murph. It was a perfect morning for running! This Wednesday Man Down has the Q for Skywalker Bootcamp and […]

A Presidential Bell Buster

When YHC signed up to Q today, I did so to motivate myself to get back in the gloom after the flu took me out for over a week. Then I realized that today was Presidents Day (formerly known as Washington’s B’day), so I knew this called for more than just an ordinary KB workout. […]