June 12, 2018

Pinch hit Q – rugby field style

Bruce was supposed to be on Q but is out of town, and Four Eyes was gone as well, so I got to pinch hit today.

THE SCENE:   Beautiful day for a beatdown, but humid as all get out, felt like 80,  nice breeze though
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:  Was disclaimed.

SSH IC x 20, Imperial Walkers IC x 20, Windmills IC x 20, Daisy Pickers IC x 15, stretch what ails-ya


Workout was performed as a team today.

First task, moving the big tractor tire to the corner of the field…teamwork was displayed.

Double Quarter Pounder:

  • Sprint to the 25 yards and do 25 merkins, run backwards to goal line.
  • Sprint to the 50 yards and do 50 squats, run backwards to goal line.
  • Sprint to the 75 yards and do 75 Mountain Climbers, run backwards to goal line.
  • Sprint to the 100 yards and do 100 Side-Straddle Hops, run backwards to goal line.
  • RINSE AND REPEAT – Except for the 100 yard sprints, every cone you cross = 2 burpees

4 Corners: Time was running short, so only got one round in.  Split PAX into 4 groups.

  • Sprint to first corner on the football field to perform 15 Derkins on the big ole tractor tire.
  • Sprint to second corner to perform 10 lunges per leg.
  • Sprint to third corner to perform 15 Irkins on the platform.
  • Sprint to fourth corner to perform 10 lunges per leg.

PAX then helpfully moved tire back to starting position.  Not as much teamwork with this movement.

MARY: Upon mosey-ing back to startex, found that the shovel flag had fallen out of the concrete dirt where it was placed, so all PAX paid the penalty burpees

BBSU x 20 IC, LBC x 20 IC, Hello dollys x 20 IC, Jane fonda x 15 per leg IC

11 PAX – 1 FNG:  Soybean, Mamas boy, Streaker (FNG), Goldilocks, Scout team, Sir Mix-a-lot, Father Abraham, Dewey, Teacher’s Pet, Bottomless, moth balls

YHC was been learning about great men of olde,  either from bible (for teaching kids sunday school this past year), David vs, Saul, or Samson, or from history, Alexander Hamilton (been trudging through the Ron Chernow biography for over a year…still not done), or Lincoln, or MLK.  YHC then came across a devotional thought from a pastor in Florida on that greatest time waster since facebook instagram that really made me think of F3.  All of these men, no matter how powerful or wise, all had something in their lives that led to a fall, whether it was bad decision making, lack of wisdom, weakness, or just overwhelming circumstances.  What differentiated the successful men from those who were doomed, wasn’t the mistake, per se, but that those who were successful had surrounded themselves with people who loved them, supported them, and as the pastor put it, “kept them from falling too hard or too far”   David’s heart was given to the Lord and he had the prophet Nathan to keep him accountable.  Saul was too prideful and was seeking power all on his own.  Hamilton had his wife and family to fall back on (despite several years of infidelity, they never left him).  MLK had his family, and a core group of men who helped lead in non-violence marching beside him, especially when times got really tough for him.

It made me think that F3 has led me to this group of men who help to sharpen me #ISI, to encourage me, and to be there when I make mistakes.  I pray that we will always be a  group of men that will not let another brother fall too hard or too far.

Friday, June 16th, 9pm midtown RUCK.