March 26, 2018

I’d Ring the Second Bell, But I Can’t Lift My Arms

THE SCENE: A balmy 47 degrees and no rain or lightning.  T-Claps to Phat Pat for another excellent performance on Weather Q


  • SSH x20 IC
  • Daisy Pickers x15 IC
  • Hillbillies x15 IC
  • Standing Backstroke x15 IC

Mosey to the field for Stutter Bombs.  Don’t complain to YHC, it was Toms’ idea.  B.B.B.O.M.B.S.

  • Circle up for Body Builders x30.  YHC led first 10 IC, Granola led second 10 IC, Phat Pat led third 10 IC.
  • PAX then partnered up.  Partner 1 ran to fence and back while Partner 2 performed exercise.  Alternate until all reps are completed by partners as a team.
    • Body Builders x20
    • Burpees x 50
    • Overhead Claps x100
    • Merkins x150
    • Big Boy Situps x200
    • Squats x250
    • Mumblechatter xInfinity
  • Teams who completed all rounds early were encouraged to spread out and assist other teams until all accounts were settled.
  • Mosey back to parking lot.

YHC felt that Mary has been getting all the attention, so this gloom we opted to spend 3 minutes with Roxanne.  PAX assumed the front leaning rest (i.e. High Plank) and “Roxanne” by The Police began.  Upon hearing the word “Roxanne” the PAX executed a Merkin; upon hearing the words “Red Light” the PAX executed a Plank Jack.  Much mumblechatter ensued and was music to YHC’s ears.

With Roxanne satisfied, Mary had to get some too.

  • ABCs IC (because we are not barbarians like the Germantown PAX)
  • Hello Dollys x15 IC
  • Pickle Pounders x15 IC (eye contact was expressly forbidden)

16 PAX:  Bad Credit, Carport, Choker, Granola, Green Monster, Jasmine, Moana, Orange Julius, Part Timer, Phat Pat, Shoestring, Sleep Number, Soulja Boy, Tree Hugger, Woodpecker, Zima
YHC and his M spent the weekend chaperoning a church youth group retreat.  The theme of the retreat was based on something the youth minister’s dad said to him when he was a teenager whenever he would go out to hang with friends or on dates:  “Son, remember WHO you are and WHOSE you are.”  With a 2.0 about to turn 14, this particularly resonated with YHC.

WHO you are:  When you go out in public, you are an ambassador of your family.  What you say and do reflects on them.  Your behavior in public when you are by yourself should not be different than it is when your family is present.

WHOSE you are:  As Christians, we should act in such a way that people who do not know us can tell that we are Christians.  How do we do that?  Jesus spells it out in John 13: 35-35:  “A new commandment I give you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.  By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

PAX, as you go about your life this week, remember WHO you are and WHOSE you are.

This morning’s Thang was a repeat of what Toms put me through at my first F3 post back in January.  At the time I never would have imagined being able to lead the same workout barely two months later.  F3 works.  And Qdrenaline is real.
The foregone conclusion of The Morg winning the inaugural King of the Bluff competition is scheduled for 4/2.  EH your FNGs and scoop up those who are due some Kotters (I’m looking at you, White Castle).

BrewRuck is 4/28 – sign up if you haven’t already.