February 12, 2019

Super 21s suck and we love them, slight return

THE SCENE: A comfy 46°, no rain but wet at Neverland.


SSH IC x50
Daisy Pickers IC x15
Imperial Walkers IC x15
Small arm circles IC x10 (+ reverse)

Super 21s
1 Merkin / 1 BBS
2 Merkins / 2 BBS

21 Merkins / 21 BBS

Pax did 20 deep tricep dips (legs straight, butt to the ground) after rounds 10, 15, 18, and 20 as a ‘break’. Wasn’t much of a break. For those keeping count that’s 231 Merkins and 231 BBSs. Lots of mumble chatter today, only Tiger Lily (barely) finished.

No time, but plenty of ab work during Tha-Thang.

3 – Tiger Lily, Ragequit, Zima

Was randomly scanning the Lexicon the other day and ran across:
DURABILITY: The state of physical and emotional toughness that is fostered through deliberate exposure to Hardship and Chaos.

Next entry:
DUSTY: An injury sustained during a BeatDown, or less heroically (as those of us in the 3rd 500 of life know) because we slept on it wrong. Inspired by often injured NHL hockey player Dustin Penner who famously & laughingly threw his back out while eating pancakes at the breakfast table with his wife. Ironic Adjunct: he ended up being traded to another team for a 4th round pick… on National Pancake Day.

YHC is well into his T500 and is finding injuries and the length of time required to allow the body to heal are frustrating. It feels like YHC has been injured for the last few years, though it’s only been a few months. The achilles feels much better, but now there’s a bone spur from the recurring damage to the insertion point on the heel. Just when that seemed to be tolerably over, YHC’s left LCL was slightly tweaked during bootcamp, only to be further aggravated by rucking. After trying to push through, YHC found his MCL was also starting to hurt, likely from the added stress of helping stabilize the joint.

Durability is the goal, but there are often things that stand in our way – these could be physical injuries, they can be work hours changing, they can be emotional stresses from daily life, etc. The reality is every PAX can make excuses as to why their King (the daily discipline of physically training the body) can be ignored. But we don’t, we show up when it’s literally blow freezing, we show up when it’s wet, we show up when it’s hot and humid, and we show up when we didn’t get as much sleep as we’d like – because F3 COUNTS. The relationships built here extend beyond a 45 minute workout, they actually help us all be more accountable and more able to take on these hardships. We don’t show up (just) for ourselves, but rather for the man next to us.

Some great mumblechatter this AM (Tiger Lily is a  professional mumblechatterer), workout seemed to blow right by all of us – we were all surprised when my phone’s alarm sounded at 6:15.

Crucible 2019! March 30, 2019 the pax will gather at Old Forest at 0600 for the first Crucible – where they will travel (RUN) to 5 different AO’s across the region (14+ miles) with a 20-minute beatdown at each AO, led by the HIM of F3 Memphis.

You should do it because something something – but running is the debbil.

Crucible 2019