TNT Monthly Themes

2024 Tribe 'n Training Annual Calendar

Q1 2024

January // CREATE

  • WORKOUT // 75 Push-Ups A Day
  • BOOK // The Creative Act by Rick Rubin

"To create anything is such a gift and it exists outside the wire, where we belong — a work of art or a life we’re proud of or even something so simple and pure as a love letter. You don’t need a resolution to create, you don’t need to wait around for the inspiration. You have it, or you’ll find it on the way. And as you do, that becomes your path."

— Jason McCarthy
Founder, GORUCK


February // REGRET

  • WORKOUT // Burpee Ladder of Regret
  • BOOK // Uncertain Ground: Citizenship in an Age of Endless, Invisible War by Phil Klay

In recent years, Daniel Pink, author of the book The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward, set up a webpage to collect regrets from around the world. According to the World Regret Survey, over 19,000 people from 105 countries have contributed.

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March // ACCEPT

  • WORKOUT // "Shannon"
  • BOOK // Faith, Hope and Carnage by Nick Cave and Sean O'Hagan

“A consent to receive” — that is the definition of what it means to accept. Everyday, we are faced with making decisions, both big and small and in between, to accept what the world serves up for us. Will we accept that the weather is ruining our plans, the responsibilities that come with more authority, the road rage isn’t really about us in the end, the loss we can’t replace, the fact that most people are trying their best most of the time? 

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Q2 2024

April // NURTURE

  • WORKOUT // Manion WOD
  • BOOK //  Never Enough: When Achievement Culture Becomes Toxic-and What We Can Do About It by Jennifer Breheny Wallace

"I always thought words like nurture were for other people’s vocabularies, I’ll focus on my path where none of that is required. When I think, though, of nature vs nurture, and I think of the sacrifices given and what they represent, I cannot escape the fact that I, too, owe my parents and grandparents and aunts and uncles and so many more who have nurtured me throughout my life, and I feel deeply indebted to them."

— Jason McCarthy
Founder, GORUCK

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  • TV SERIES //  Masters of the Air Watch Now

It’s impossible to fully forget our pasts, we have the memories we have and if we start with the good, the bad seems to be a little easier to handle. We’re headed to Memorial Day, and to Normandy, and we just did the Manion Hero WOD in our driveway. If I let each of those run their course, I would be immovable with sadness. Instead, sometimes it’s a picture or a song, a terrible workout with friends to remind me that I’m still alive and that I continue to owe a well-led life to those sacrifices. Only in service to others have I been able to find any real meaning in this life.
Next to the fields of white headstones at the American Cemetery in Normandy, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean from a breath-taking vantage point, there’s a chapel. By the time you get in there, your heart weighs so much more than it did when you first stepped onto those hallowed grounds. And therein lies the inscription:

— Jason McCarthy
Founder, GORUCK


June // MENTOR


BOOK // The Common Sense Way: A New Way to Think About Leading and Organizing by Pete Blaber

Q3 2024

July // UNITY


BOOK / FILM // The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

August // SERVE

  • BOOK / FILM // Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman

September // REFLECT

Q4 2024

October // HUMILITY

  • BOOK // Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

November // PATIENCE

  • BOOK // Be Useful: Seven Tools for Life by Arnold Schwarzenegger

December // MERCY

  • FILM // The Holdovers