Waterbucket around the pond

AO: The Wreck

When: 07/14/2023

QIC: Raider

PAX (15): aflac, corky, Deadbeat, Donor, Hitch, Matt Shields-Norm, Meltdown, Mountain Mama, Pusher (Ader Jean), Raider, Rooney- timlonergan, TinyDancer, Write Off, Gypsie, Mango


YHC wanted to put to use a collection of HD 5 gallon buckets and saw a past beatdown on F3 Nation for the Water bucket Ruck challenge to support Water Poverty.  Modified the WOD for The Wreck.  Loaded-up 15 HD 5 gallon buckets in the back of the 4 Runner and headed to the The Wreck.


Decomposed the numbers below which are the current facts about Water Poverty.

785 million people live in water poverty
6 km – average distance a woman in Africa must travel for water
40 pounds – average weight of water carried (5 gallon bucket)
200 million hours – time spent collecting water every day

7 Hillbillies

8 Weedpickers

5 Windmills

6 Burpees

4 Michael Phelps

20 SSH

The Thang:

Thang #1

Moseyed to the parking lot near the pond where a stack of buckets was waiting.  Each PAX chose a 5 gallon bucket.  Played Hank Williams song – “My Bucket’s got a hole in it”.  On each word “bucket”, the PAX did a Diamond Merkin on the bucket.

Thang #2 Bucket EMOM

PAX headed down to the pond and after a quick snake check each PAX filled their bucket with fresh pond water.  A lid was provided to reduce spillage.  PAX worked through each exercise on the board within a minute and then started next exercise.  Water-themed tunes played in the background.

20 Lunge twist with bucket
25 Decline Merkin on bucket
30 Chest Press bucket
30 Rows with bucket
1 Crab Around the bucket
20 Right Hand Bucket merkin
20 Left Hand Bucket merkin
15 Bucket Thrusters

Thang #3 Around the pond partner chase

PAX chose a partner.  Partner A starting walking around the pond with a bucket full of pond water.  Penalty for setting the bucket down was 1 burpee.  Partner B chose a coupon and worked on an exercise on the board and then ran to catch up to Partner A.  Partner A then ran back to board to work their next exercise while Partner B continued the lap around the pond.  Rinse and repeat.  Was able to complete 5-6 laps around the pond.  Goad was 15 for a 6km but run out of time.



PAX learned some facts about Water Poverty and to appreciate the easy availability of clean water in the US.  PAX had a small taste of the effort that those less fortunate must endure to get water everyday.

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