THE SCENE: A windy yet gorgeous gloom at 0600. The weather held off on rain
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:
YHC(Shoestring) organized the Crucible to be a trial of a mans endurance, stamina, mental, and physical strength and to see what kind of new creation comes out on the other side. 5 AO’s with a 20 minute bootcamp. 14+ miles of running. 1 amazing event. 15 pax circled up for the welcome and disclaimer. One of those pax was a FNG. Running support for the event was C-Lo and Zima. Greatest of T-CLAPS to those two HIM who helped make this event amazing. Without them, there is no telling how many pax would have not completed the event.
THA THANG @ OLD FOREST:
YHC kicked off the event as Q at the first AO, Old Forest. The bootcamp went as follows:
SSH IC x30
IW IC x10
Daisy Pickers IC x20
Mosey to one end of the parking lot and started 11’s. Burpees on one end, Big Boy Sit-ups on the other. Plenty of running. At the end of 20 mins, the pax gathered together and began the ~1.8 mile trek to the Sandlot where Soulja Boy would take over on Q. Nature Boy and Four Eyes started off strong. YHC was not breathing well from sickness but had to push thru and felt a ton better than expected. The pax were overall in great spirits and were ready for the task at hand.
THA THANG @ SANDLOT:
After a short 2 mile jaunt form the Old Forest Soulja Boy kicked off the 20 minutes at Sandlot with a BANG. Pax lined up at the 50 yd line of the football field for some…
10 Merkins at the 50yd line.
Bear crawl to the 35yd line perform 10 BBSU and crawl bear back to the 50.
10 more merkins at the 50 then bear crawl to the 20 (stoping at the 35 for the BBSU) and perform 10 squats and crawl bear back to the 50.
Totaling 70 reps, 45 yds of bear crawl, 45 yards of crawl bear.
Next PAX partnered up and finished off with some Doracides. 100 Merkins, 150 BBSU, and 200 squats using the same distance for suicide sprints. TCLAPS to C-Lo for for jumping in to even out the number of PAX.
THA THANG @ THE BARRACKS:
Altar Boy decided to do something crazy. He made the pax run more after running. Why would someone do that? Great question. Altar Boy put us through the Blue Mile.
10 Hand Release Merkins
Run 100 Yds
Run 100 Yds
10 Jump Squats
Run 100 yds
10 Big Boy Sit-ups
Run 100 yds
Total 40 reps of each exercise and 1 Mile.
THA THANG @ THE BERM:
O Positive was our Q at the Bermuda Triangle. you never know what’s coming with the swirling snakes of OP, but this was plain foolishness on a wall! The smackdown was laid and YHC was in pain.
Merkins x 30 OYO
Wall Sit til All In (WSTAI)
Burpees x 30 OYO
Pickle Pounders x 30 OYO
8-ct Body Builders x 30 OYO
Mtn Climbers (R/L=1) x 30 OYO
Body Bag Builders AMRAP for final 3 minutes
This is where the test of the pax really came through. The next leg was the longest distance of running for the day. 6+miles from the Berm to the Blazing Saddles. YHC made it about 150 yds and realized my knees and lungs were not going to cooperate. I had to tap out of the event and call it a day. YHC hopped in the car with C-Lo to run support.
THA THANG @ BLAZING SADDLES:
U-Rock was our last Q up for the day. He was fresh since he had not done a single thing in the Crucible up til then. YHC realized the noises
Mosey to horse arena steps
Down up irkins
Down up derkins
Down up dips
Up down leg lifts – got made fun of by some 6 year old girls at this part
Crawl bear to playground, Sprint back
Set 1: Merkins, BBSU, Squats.
Set 2: Alternating Side Merkins, Flutter Kicks, Lunges.
Set 3: Werkins, WWI Situps, Monkey Humpers.
Set 4: Close grip merkins, Crunchy Frogs
Captain Thor – got to 7
Lt. Dan – got to 6
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
12 pax completed the event by running 17+ miles and 5 bootcamps at AO’s. Those pax are Halpert, O Positive, Tomb Raider, Altar Boy, Nature Boy, Speaker, Soulja Boy, Steinbrenner, Four Eyes, Speedy, Orange Julius, and Crayfish. The 3 that did not complete the event but put in work were YHC, Barney and Bobsled(FNG)
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Crucible- a situation of severe trial, or in which different elements interact, leading to the creation of something new.
This event was made to be a trial that the pax could test themselves and come out a new creation. This definitely tested some of the pax. It was hard and YHC was proud of the pax that completed the event. I was amazingly proud of how far the FNG(Bobsled) made it in the event. Regardless what each individual pax learned about themselves in the event, there is a reality that life is one giant Crucible. A trial that leads to the creation of something new. As believers, our hope is in Jesus that He endured the ultimate crucible on the cross so that we could be made into something new. Never forget that sacrifice and that we have a mediator in Jesus. He is our everything.
This was an amazing day for F3 Memphis and YHC can wait for the fall when we do this again.
Prepare now for the fall. Crucible is coming again.
2 thoughts on “Crucible #001”
I still go back and reminisce on this BB from time to time. Looking forward to Crucible #002!