Pickle Relish (Streak Backblast)

THE SCENE: Muggy and warm at the Morg.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

Disclaimed
WARM-O-RAMA:

Squats toe raises
             Daisy Pickers
             Side leg stretch
             Arm Circles
            Plank Mercians W/
           Alt. Raises arms/legs
               Low plank
    Flutter Kicks
    Pelvic raises
   
THA-THANG:
Sprint foward (~20 yards)/ run backward
   Hillbilly squats
    Flutter kicks

Mosey to the Veteran’s Memorial

4 cycles 12 reps each:

Dips, Merkins, Pelvic Pushes, Freed Mercuries (Wall Builder). Mosey back to Startex.

MARY:

Pickle pushers, Merkins, Inch worm, Shoulder taps
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Test Tube, Miracle Ear, Topanga, Woodpecker, Orange Julius, Bootheel, Croissant, Commie, Wall Builder, Potter, The Streak (QIC)
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Tough times, push
Tougher times, push harder
Can’t go no more, shove!
Real men do hard things.
Frequent things become easier
Infrequent becomes harder
MOLESKIN:

Agree with Wall Builder: “its been a glorious resurgence at the Morg!”

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

See Slack

Revenge of the Nerds comes to the Morg

(A.K.A. The time I tricked the Morglians into LARPing)
THE SCENE:
  Rainy, cool, and lacking a QIC. I parked at the wrong lot. Cobains.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Started by Orange Julius, and reinforced by me 4 minutes later. Clearly not a professional.

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH, Daisy Pickers, Imperial Walkers IC x however many OJ prescribed
Arm Circles IC x 15 Forward, 15 backward

THA-THANG:
A mosey around the parking lot. Full disclosure, I had planned this for the field on the other side of the park, so this was literally a scouting run. Found my Target — A 50ish meter stretch of parking lot median with a tree at one end. The baton, that looks suspiciously like a Nerf Sword, was placed at the tree and the group was divided at the other end, 3 lamp posts away. Team 1 and (wait for it) Team 2. YHC was on glorious Team 1 with OJ, The Streak, Bruce, and Ratio. Team 2 started with Croissant, Flobee, Sleep Number, Miracle Ear.  Imagine the following, but dark and riddled with puddles and rain and mud:

Nerds love alt text.
God, I’m good at MS Paint…

The Game: Push-the-Cart Dora Relay Race. Game is as follows

  • Each team has their own identical Exercise Die with 12 exercises.. Difficulty ranges from “Water Break” to “20 Burpees”.
  • At “Go!” the First PAX on each team Rolls the Die and takes off running to the sword, on his team’s side. The Remaining PAX perform the Exercise as fast as possible.
  • Whoever gets to the sword first gets possession, rounds the tree and starts heading to the enemy team base on their side.
  • When the Sword bearer encounters an opponent headed their way, they must hand off the sword. The sword changes possession and goes the opposite way along the track to the opponents base. No cutsies at the tree.
  • Back at base, once PAX are All In from their team’s Dice Exercise, PAX #2 rolls and runs, leaving the remaining PAX to perform the roll’s result. Continue on with Subsequent PAX.
  • After you hand off the sword, finish the track and return to your own base and recover until the next roll.
  • Teams continue cycling through runners as fast as the group can perform the exercises. “Water Break” is a freebie, meaning the next PAX can roll and run immediately.
  • If a team manages to run the sword to their enemy’s base, they score. The sword is replaced at the tree and the next round starts.

It took about 5-10 minutes for everyone to get on the same page about the rules, but eventually everyone got their competetive edge on. OJ incorporated the strategy of holding the die just off the ground and waiting in the sprint-ready stance for All In, before simply dropping the Die so we wouldn’t waste time waiting for it to stop rolling/bouncing. It also helps that he runs like a beast.

Sleep Number and a few others had the interesting tactic of throwing the sword away before the handoff to delay the other team. Shenanigans! 30 points from Griffinmorg!

Turn order was not always held, and some runners lapped others. Eventually IIRC, The Streak and Croissant decided they didn’t trust the others rolls and wanted a designated roller representative from each team, before rolling each other’s die to start the penultamate round, amid much trash talk. We essentially had Wet Calvinball with swords, and it was amazing. Too Tall joined in in the middle and evened up the teams (Team 2 was short handed until then). Miracle Ear looked ecstatic everytime he got to play the with sword.

Finally we were getting close to time, and I figured the score was about 2-2, so I placed the sword at the middle lamppost, about half the distance. SUDDEN DEATH OVERTIME. Team 2 got a Water Break and an easy second runner right after the first. Team 1 got…20 Burpees. DOH! Team 2 walked it in easy before I got to my 3rd Burpee. Well played Team 2, ya filthy animals.

Nerds love alt text.
And there was much rejoicing…


A slow, almost swaggerly mosey back to Startex for Mary. 

MARY:
Flutterkicks IC x 20
LBCs IC x 5 (with the 4-count, it was 20)
Aww Yeahs x 3 each Side
A dumb squat hop pyramid thing I got from Speedy X 10, then X9, then X8 (27 total)

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA – 9 PAX
Croissant, Flobee, Sleep Number, Miracle Ear, Too Tall, Orange Julius, The Streak, Ratio, Bruce,  Roomba (QIC)

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
My church regularly asks men in the congregation to lead a sermon a few times a year. I told the Elders I was up for it, and nothing happened for a long time. I was starting to think they’d forgotten or didn’t think I was mature enough to do it. Then I just got told yesterday that I need to start preparing a sermon with them to be preached in about 1-2 months. I’m now the other kind of anxious now that it’s actually happening. I’ve got two takeaways for the men. One past, one for going forward:
1) If something is righteous to do, be patient and trust in the Lord. Whether or not it comes to fruition, God’s will is happening.
2) If you are struggling/ nervous in doing something worthwhile, ask for help and receive it graciously.

Prayers for my FIL and all unspoken.

MOLESKIN:
I still love the Exercise Die. That was the first time I Q’d in the rain and the first workout sesh totally out in the wetter elements with ne’ery a gazebo or pavillion. What an experience, though! Also, that morning was hectic. I forgot my phone, was running late, despite getting up earlier, went to the wrong parking lot, had to improvise, and do it all in the cold rain, but it’s amazing how little that matters when you don’t sweat the details and stick to the rest of the plan as best as you can. We ended up having a blast and I think we were all sufficiently spent by the end. The post BC weather felt amazing, and apparantly Kansas dwellers don’t know what humidity is. Thanks to OJ for warming them up for me and props to the M for the BB Title.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Tremor’s VQ is this friday at the Annex! Tiger Lily is leaving soon, and something might be going on at Neverland next week. Check Slack.
Also, Dexter still has a pending VQ.

Preseason

THE SCENE: Morg Cricket Pitch; NFL preseason is less than 1 month away! Time to bring out the pigskin.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

Disclaimed.
WARM-O-RAMA:

Imperial Walkers IC 20, Hillbillies IC 20, Overhead Claps IC 20.

THA-THANG:
Mosey to the Cricket Pitch.

Suicide sprints about 15 yards apart x3.

Pax lined up in the center, cones placed in a square each side approximately 20 yards apart. 1 pax sprints around the cones with the football. Other pax completed squats, side lunges, windmills, overhead claps. Each pax had 4 total sprints around the cones.

Barry Sanders

Pax line up and hand off the football. Total of 5 hand-offs.

MARY:

BBS IC 10, WWI Situps IC 10, Aw Yeahs (Bailout)
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Bailout, The Streak, Test Tube, Woodpecker, Sleep Number, Ratio, Wall Builder, Miracle Ear,  Orange Julius (QIC)
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to show yourself approved to God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Don’t just read the Bible; study it.
MOLESKIN:

Great showing at the Morg today! Excited to have everyone that came out.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

See Slack; There were whispers of a Morg ruck on Sunday morning.

Half a mile from the runway and coming in hot (and humid) at the Cockpit

THE SCENE: Not as hot as it could be…but definitely wet in the air.  

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:  Done

WARM-O-RAMA:

  1. 25 SSH IC
  2. 15 Daisy Pickers IC – SLOW as they are intended to be.  

THA-THANG:

  1. Squat 1/2 Mile – 50 squats each 1/4 mile
  2. Merkin 1/2 Mile – 40 Merkins each 1/4 mile
  3. Dip 1/2 Mile – 30 dips each 1/4 mile
  4. Lunge 1/2 Mile – 20 lunges (2=1) each 1/4 mile
  5. Burpee 1/2 Mile –  10 burpees each 1/4 mile

MARY:

  1. 26 Flutter Kicks
  2. 26 LBCs
  3. ABCs
  4. Hold plank until time (40ish seconds)

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

3 PAX – NO FNGs – Bailout, Soulja Boy, Orange Julius

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Adapted from Jon Gordon’s book Soup.

1. People follow the leader first and the leader’s vision second – It doesn’t matter if the leader shares a powerful vision, if the leader is not someone who people will follow the vision will never be realized. As a leader, who you are makes a difference. The most important message you can share is yourself.

2. Trust is the force that connects people to the leader and his/her vision – Without trust there is a huge gap between the leader and the vision.

3. Leadership is not just about what you do but what you can inspire, encourage and empower others to do.

4. A leader brings out the best within others by sharing the best within themselves.

5. Just because you’re driving the bus doesn’t mean you have the right to run people over –  The more power you are granted the more it is your responsibility to serve, develop and empower others. When you help them grow they’ll help you grow.

6. “Rules without Relationship Leads to Rebellion” –  As a leader you can have all the rules you want but if you don’t invest in your people and develop a relationship with them they will rebel. This applies amazingly to children as well. It’s all about relationships.

7. Lead with optimism, enthusiasm and positive energy, guard against pessimism and weed out negativity.

8. Great Leaders know they don’t have all the answers – Rather they build a team of people who either know the answers or will find them.

9. Leaders inspire and teach their people to focus on solutions, not complaints. (The No Complaining Rule)

10. Great leaders know that success is a process not a destination –  As a leader focus on your people and process, not the outcome.

MOLESKIN:

I miss 50 degree days and I hate running…and burpees.  However, the pain was made right by Soulja Boy’s PLC.  Oatmeal with Gellato was legit!  

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Soulja Boy is Mothership Q!  Prayed for Halpert and his M.

Drop and Give Me 30 Innuendos

THE SCENE: Nice temp, but 243% humidity. Seemed to get better as it went on.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER  Fully disclaimed
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • 10 SSH IC
  • 8 front LAC, 8 front BAC, 8 backwards LAC, 8 backwards BAC. All IC.
  • 10 Daisy Pickers IC Sloooooow count
  • 10 High Knees IC. Stretch, not an exercise.

THA-THANG:

Front Ruck on. Ruck to the stop sign. Do below things. Ruck to the next fence, do below things. Ruck to the end of that fence, do more below things.

  • 30 dips (front ruck on)
  • 10 crunches (front ruck on)
  • 10 baby makers (front ruck on)

Walk to sand pile/dirt pile.  (Back ruck on)

  • 15 Merkins
  • 30 Calf Raises
  • 30 Pickle Pounders

Reverse Indian Ruck (back ruck on)

  • Ruck in a line
  • First person in line stop and starts doing squats.
  • Next in line stops in front of them and starts doing squats.
  • Keep going until the last person in line is now in front.
  • Everyone does 5 Werkins
  • Repeat till you reach the bridge

Turn around at the bridge (Front ruck on)

  • Ruck to the next light pole
  • 15 curls at the light pole
  • Ruck to the next light pole.
  • 15 overhead presses every third light pole. Hold over your head until everyone is in and done.
  • Repeat until you reach the sand pile/dirt pile
  • At sand pile/ dirt pile (Back ruck on) do 15 Irkins

Squad Ruck back to Shovel Flag

  • Get in groups of 3-4 of approximately the same height (for convenience)
  • Slide arms through the ruck straps and put hands on the shoulders of the person next to you (HIMmode: instead of grabbing shoulders, outstrech your arms and everyone grabs a strap.) You should be forming a triangle/square with a ruck suspended from each “side” of the shape.
  • Walk back Shovel Flag like this.

MARY:

  • 15 Oblique Crunches each side OYO
  • Superman – Bananas till we had about a minute left
  • Stretch Planks – Plank with right arm and left leg outstretched off the ground. Switch side. 10 slow count each side. 4 times. ends up being ~60s.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

13 PAX, no FNG

  • Miracle Ear (QIC), Searcy, Choker, Sleep Number, Soulja Boy, Ratio, Commie, Orange Julius, Bootheel, Granola, Wall Builder, Woodpecker, Flobee

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

After cutting open a fresh watermelon, I was reminded that the ONLY thing guaranteed to always be sweet is Heaven. Also, remember that ultimately, our allegiance is to one thing and that is God. All things that detract from that should be investigated thoroughly.

MOLESKIN:

The Exicon is fine for finding descriptions of exercises, but TERRIBLE for finding F3 names of motions youre doing. Also, I might make it a point to call impromptu baby makers and oh yeahs when park walkers come by. Without realizing it, I had back to back to back innuendo exercises. I learned that Neverland and Cockpit branched off of the Morg. Some say it has to do with beans in chili.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Sunday, July 14 is a farewell cookout for Tiger Lily. Also there’s a super secret channel that I didnt know about and I cant tell you about.

Deadly Dice

THE SCENE: Smoking Hot!!
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

20 ct of the usual
THA-THANG:
We started with a 1/4 mile mosey and started first round of deadly dice. First we put the dice together starting with highest number first. The second part we just added the dice for burpees. So if the dice were a 6 and 2 we would do 62 merkins followed by 8 burgess. We did 5 dif exercises followed by burgess and rolled the dice 5 times . The we went to the field for bombs

MARY:
Stretched out for 1 min
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
4 pax 1 fng Too Tall
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Making a comeback
MOLESKIN:
Insert any personal comments, notes, devotion content, etc.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.

Misdirected Cones

THE SCENE: Glorious July 1st morning at the Morg.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

Disclaimed. 
WARM-O-RAMA:

Imperial Walkers IC 15, Windmills IC 15, Overhead Claps IC 15,
THA-THANG:
Mosey to the stop sign 5 lunges OYO. Mosey to the light pole, SSH IC 10, mosey to the next light pole, Plank Jacks IC 15, mosey to the next light pole, Big arm circles forward and reverse 10 each. Mosey to the parking lot, Merkins 15 OYO.

Mosey to the cricket field for 21s.

2 cones set up approximately 30 yards apart. Squats at one end. At the other end was the cricket pitch where pax performed BBS.

MARY:

Mosey back to the Shovel Flag.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Miracle Ear, Jasmine, Woodpecker, Commie, Croissant, Orange Julius (QIC)
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Genesis 1. NKJV 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

If you don’t believe the very first verse of the Bible, can you or do you believe anything else? However, if you do believe this first verse, can you doubt anything else in this book?

Listen to John MacArthur for more specifics:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkkYQMlH3co

MOLESKIN

Title was sentimental to Jasmine (Kotters!)

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

See Slack

Mothership BOMBS

Date: 06/29/2019

AO: Mothership

QIC: Tiger Lily

PAX: Bailout, Big Top, Billy Banks, C-Lo, Croissant, Farmer, Hot and Ready, Orange Julius, Photoshop, Tomb Raider, Tremor, and JDate (FNG)

THE SCENE: Beautiful sunny Saturday morning as the morning ruck crew was finishing a light stroll watching the sunrise. They may have been seen holding hands at one point in time.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

WARM-O-RAMA:
25 SSH IC
20 Daisy Pickers IC
15 Imperial Walkers IC
10 Arm Circles IC
5 Good morning IC

THA-THANG:
Buddy up with one rucksack between each pair.  Partner #1 puts on rucksack and starts walking.  Partner #2 does first exercise on the list and then chases down Partner #1. When he catches his partner, they swap: Partner #2 takes the rucksack while Partner #1 does the same exercise.  Repeat until all exercises have been done 5 times BY EACH partner.
-5 Burpees (50 per pair)
-10 Overhead Claps (100 per pair)
-15 Mericans (150 per pair)
-20 Big Boy Sit-ups (200 per pair)
-25 Squats (250 per pair)

MARY:
Hurricane Hoedown from 1 to 6, with extra flutter kicks at the end to get us to 8:00.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
13 PAX with 1 FNGs

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Long Term Impact and Blind-Spots – My 2.1 decided while YHC was out of town to try to start a fire in the garage, he was successful in lighting sawdust soaked in gasoline on top of a CMU on fire and burning a plastic bucket. Needless to say, he was not thinking about the impacts that a fire in the garage could cause. YHC challenged the PAX to use others that have been there or others around us to look at our blind spots and look at the long-term impacts our actions might cause.

MOLESKIN:
This morning was everything I love about the Mothership. It is great to see people that you normally do not get to work out with; in addition to the extra 15 min seeming like the workout will never actually end. The mumble-chatter was great (expect nothing less from BB), and everyone got better. I am truly gonna miss all three Fs with you HIM!

Deck of Death at The Morg

THE SCENE: 70 with no lightening
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER 

Done
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x 10 IC

Daisy Pickers x 10 IC

Overhead Claps x 10 IC

Mosey around the Parking Lot
THA-THANG:
USe the Offical F3 Deck of Cards for the workout

We did quite a bit – only 17 cards left.

MARY:
No Time
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
7-PAX – NO FNGs Sleep Number, Commie, Orange Julius, The Streak, Topanga, Wall Builder, Miracle Ear
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
It’s about the goals we set and whether we accomplish them or not. The goal was to get through the entire deck and we didn’t. Not a big deal. But if you goal is to be a better husband, a better father, a better friend, a better follower of Christ. Well in my opinion those are the real goals in life.
MOLESKIN:
The F3 card deck is horrible, but fun
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
I’m on vacation next week. Make sure you drink plenty of water in the hot summer sun and get on slack if need to know what’s going on.

Borden at the Berm

THE SCENE:  Glorious June morning in Bluff City. Doesn’t get any better than this.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

I have no relevant disclosures. Pax were disclaimed.
WARM-O-RAMA:

Daisy pickers IC 15, High Knees IC 25, Windmills IC 15, Big arm circles forward and reverse 10 each.
THA-THANG:
Mosey lap around the track.

Cones set up at approximately 20 yard distance. Bear crawl the distance, 25 squats, mosey back. Repeat for a total of 4 sets.

Crab walk the distance, bonnie blair’s 15 (1 is 1). 4 sets.

Lunge walk, mountain climber 20 (2 is 1) 4 sets.

2 sets of suicides.

MARY:

BBS IC 15

WWI situps IC 12
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
12 Pax (1FNG-Jake Brake); Tomb Raider, Yardsale, Beauty Shop, Bailout, Lipton, Gus, Little Jon, Sonic, Laettner, Puddle Jumper, Orange Julius (QIC)
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
No Reserve, No Retreat, No Regrets.

The words of Borden of Yale, a wealthy heir who gave up everything in order to reach the Islamic world. He passed away prematurely at the age of 25 from cerebral meningitis while studying Arabic in Egypt.

In our era of rampant consumerism the goals in life seem to be to collect as many things along our way in life. Borden already had everything and gave it all up. As Jesus says: who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it. (Matthew 13:46)

A short synopsis of his life can be found here:

https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/borden-of-yale/

Prayers for Little Johns Father on the renal transplant list. El Bano and his fiancé returns from Tanzania on Monday.
MOLESKIN:
Berm is a shining jewel in F3 Memphis. Thanks to Bailout and Lipton for keeping an eye on the six. Gus looked as though the highlight of the day was the opportunity to name Jake Brake.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:

See Slack. Lots going on.