February 16, 2018

Animal Smorgasbord

THE SCENE: The Annex 65° – cloudy and wiiiindy

  • Welcome to F3, I am not a professional
  • You are participating at your own risk
  • You are here voluntarily and you are not paying to be here
  • Know your limits and do the best you can. All exercises can be modified and are only suggestions.  That being said, push yourself as much as possible


  • Baby Makers IC x 15
  • Starfish Jumps IC x 10
  • Low Country Crabs IC x 10
  • Seal Jacks IC x 15

Took an almost 4 minute mosey around the parking lot (it’s a big parking lot) and picked up an FNG (who was planning on being at the park for a run) along the way!   Played Welcome to the Jungle as a prelude to what was to come.

Ever since I became Rabbit, I have wanted to do an animal themed boot camp and today was the day!


Forest to the Sea (#exicon)

  • Bear Crawl from 1st light pole to rail
  • Crab Walk from rail to 2nd light pole (which was much further than the first point-to-point)
  • The bear represents your forest and the the crab is the sea.
  • Rinse and Repeat going back to where we started (Do opposite Crab Walk from the first time – Bear Crawl remains the same)


Bear Crawl Inchworm

  • PAX plank in a single file line
  • Last PAX bear crawls to the front and yells FRONT
  • Next PAX bear crawls to the front etc. til all have completed the task
  • Rinse and Repeat coming back to where we started


Indian Crab Walk

  • PAX on your six in a single file line
  • Last PAX crab walks to the front and yells FRONT
  • Next PAX crab walks to the front etc. til all have completed the task
  • All non crab walking PAX should perform LBC while waiting
  • Rinse and Repeat coming back to where we started



Duck and Weave

  • PAX line up single file
  • PAX starts duck walking
  • Last PAX runs to the front by weaving in and out between the other PAX members and yells FRONT when at the front
  • Repeat until all PAX have completed the task
  • Rinse and repeat x 2
  • Go back the way we came and Rinse and Repeat until we make it back to the shovel flag

Go back to bear crawl / crab walk location


Bunny Hops and Horse Walks (giddy up)

  • Bunny Hops to the first light pole (Q had to give some special instruction here because some PAX were bunny hopping like they were the Easter Bunny)
  • Horse Walk to the 2nd light pole
  • Rinse and Repeat coming back to the starting location


Howling Monkeys

  • Circle up and all PAX grab insides of ankles, feet shoulder width apart
  • 1 at a time, PAX perform 10 Monkey Humpers (#exicon)
  • Since there were only 5 of us, we Rinsed and Repeated which was not welcomed, but wait…………


Howling Gorillas

  • Stay in the circle and all PAX grab inside of ankles, feet much wider than shoulder width apart
  • 1 at a time, PAX perform 10 Gorilla Humpers (#exicon)
  • And oh yes, we Rinsed and Repeated and the mumble chatter was in effect


Wheel of Animal Walk

  • Frog Hop from 1st light pole to 2nd light pole – complete 10 Merkins
  • Bear Crawl from 2nd light pole to 3rd light pole – complete 10 Merkins
  • Duck Walk from 3rd light pole to 2nd light pole – complete 10 Merkins
  • Crab Walk from 2nd light pole to 1st light pole (a loooong way – complete 10 Merkins
  • Frog Hop from 1st light pole to 2nd light pole – complete 10 Merkins
  • Bear Crawl from 2nd light pole to 1st light pole – complete 10 Merkins


Ran out of time…..we were too busy hopping, crawling and walking!

  • Starfish Crunch IC x 10
  • Dying Cockroach IC x 10

5 PAX – Green Monster, Choker, Slots, Rabbit, 1 FNG (Twoster)
Shared with the PAX about some of the animals and what they represent in the Bible.


  •   DEER

Sure-footed, graceful, beautiful

God is the one who gives me strength. He clears the path I need to take.  He makes my feet as steady as those of a deer. Even on steep mountains he keeps me from falling. PSALM 18:32-33


  •  EAGLE

Soaring, faithful, unafraid of storms

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.   ISAIAH 40:31

  • ANT

Hardworking, purposeful, cooperative, foresightful

Go to the ant, O sluggard, Observe her ways and be wise.  PROVERBS 6:6


Innocent, relational, knows the Shepard’s voice

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. JOHN 10:27      


Persevering, steady pace, sojourner

Camels, especially in the past, were known for traveling long distances, across deserts, with very little water. So they are very enduring, persevering and “hardy” animals.

In this life, we go through difficult times and trying seasons, and we have to persevere, keep plodding forward, toward the ‘prize’. PHILIPPIANS 3:14


Powerful when unified, initiative

The locusts have no king, yet all of them go out in ranks. PROVERBS 30:27

  • DOVE

Innocent, harmless, symbolic of peace

“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves.”



Trusting, joyful

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? MATTHEW 6:25-27


  • OX

Patient, servant’s heart, knows his Master

“An ox knows its owner, And a donkey its master’s manger, But Israel does not know,
My people do not understand.” ISAIAH 1:3


  • LION

Strong, bold, fearless, confident

One of Jesus’ titles is the Lion of Judah. REVELATION 5:5. The lion denotes great strength, power, majesty, the King of all!

Good work today gentlemen – I know the crawls and walks can be tough but the PAX persevered and conquered the jungle!!!  Twoster fell right in and did great for his first post – he is part of a running club and plans to EH his buddies!

Prayers for Dirty Deeds who lost his M, for Soybean’s mom who is undergoing chemo and for all those affected by the Parkland High School shooting in FL yesterday.   T-Claps for Green Monster and Choker who are nearing completion of Club 345 and took the DRP from Bartlett to join us in WarDova.
Ruck at 5:30am and boot camp at 7am at the Mothership – Shelby Farms – Saturday.  See F3 Memphis for further information.