Back to Back

THE SCENE:  Slightly chilly 46 degrees

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: YHC had to do the disclaimer 3 FREAKIN TIMES because people were late.  Believe me, disclaimer was not missed!!

WARM-O-RAMA:
Daisy Pickers IC x20 (Sir Mix-A-Lot complained about too many Daisy Pickers… WEAK!)
Lap around the track doing Power skips on the straight aways.
SSH IC x20
IW IC x20

THA-THANG:
1 Mile Burpee Indian Run: Pax divided into 2 lines and the last two of each line would drop down for 3 burpees and run to the front of their corresponding line while the next pax dropped to do 3 burpees.

1 Mile run around the track with running backwards the last 100m of each lap.
Mosey to the Tower of Terror.

Tower Suicides: Pax ran to the second level of the parking garage, then back down to the first. Back up to the third level, then back down to the first.  Suicide took the remainder of the time.

MARY:
None of that weak stuff.  We came to RUN.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
15 PAX

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
After the trip to Puerto Rico, the overwhelming thing I learned was Jesus is enough.  I dont need another house, or a nice house, another car or any other THING.  Jesus is enough.  Don’t forget that these things will all go away one day and all that will be left is Jesus.  Dont trade Jesus away for these things.  Let Jesus be your all.

MOLESKIN:
MIB hurt his knee but didnt go home!  He pushed through like a real HIM and continued to be a part of the workout.  Even when sitting down, he continued to stretch and do work!  TCLAPS to MIB!  Today was day 2 of a back to back Q for YHC and I am smoked.  Both days we ran over 3 miles while doing work.  Proud of the two men who were with me both days.  Shout out to Bookworm and Park Bench!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Buy a Fight for Micah patch from YHC for $15 to support St. Jude and show Micah how much we love that lil dude!

Crab Mountain / Bear Valley

THE SCENE: Low 50s with a light breeze.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

WARM-O-RAMA:

Squats x 10 IC
Imperial Walkers x 10 IC
Windmill x 10 IC
SSH x 25 IC
Daisy Pickers x 10 IC

Mosey due north to bottom of stairs (east of Riverside), looking up at the bluff.

THA-THANG:

Crab Mountain / Bear Valley:

  • Beginning at bottom of the hill, PAX Crab Walk up hill.  Squats x 25 OYO.
  • Mosey down stairs.  Merkins x 20 OYO.
  • Sprint up hill.  Squats x 25 OYO.
  • Bear Crawl down stairs.  Merkins x 20 OYO.

Rinse and Repeat until near time.

Mosey back to Startex.

MARY:  Flutter kicks x 10 IC.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:  6 PAX (0 FNG).  Jailbait, Sir Mix-a-lot, MIB, Crayfish, Soybean, Toms (QIC)

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:  YHC has been incredibly stressed the past couple of weeks, particularly concerning finances.  Recent unexpected bills have pushed me well beyond my “comfort” level and brought into focus my reliance on material resources for security.   John Piper has said: God has made us to be conduits of his grace. The danger is in thinking the conduit should be lined with gold. It shouldn’t. Copper will do.  I want to serve and love God, but I want to do so with a lot of money in the bank, a functioning car, nice clothes, whatever food I want to eat, and while my kids are healthy, well fed, well clothed, and going to the “best” school.  I want to be lined with gold.  Copper will do.

MOLESKIN:  I love seeing the bridge lights reflecting on the river.  Sunrise has yet to be dethroned as king of the coffeeteria.  Jailbait got a top shelf Santa Mug.  Too bad he hates Santa, the author and perfecter of ou… wait…

ANNOUNCEMENTS:  None

Blazing Bombs

Newest AO: Blazing Saddle. Cold drizzle, 48 degreesish.

Disclaimer was disclaimed.

20 SSH, 20 IW, 15 daisy pickers, 10 merkins in cadence, 10 squats in cadence.

Tha Thang

Discuss APFT

Partner up:

timed 1 min AMRAP pushups.

timed 1 min AMRAP Army situps (then switch w partner)

Mosey to back of field.

BOMBS

50 burpees

100 overhead claps

150 merkins

200 BBSU (w partner holding feet, switch at will, no running)

250 squats

Early finishers take turns doing 5 burpees while partner rests, then switch til 6 is done.

Mosey to Tennis Courts (around the big sand trap, not through).

Mary

Flutter kicks, double dolly, shoulder taps.

Mosey back to startex, circle up: 15 Aquaman in cadence.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Cheesesteak, Gus, Soybean, Electron, Nature Boy, Toms, Flatland, Sparky, Pops, Slicnut, U-Rock, Proton, Four Eyes

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

The decision of how one will respond to Adversity (positively or negatively) must be made beforehand. The Joy-seeker is a Pro who uses Preparedness to get ready for the Adversity he expects and stay ready for that which he does not expect. In contrast, the Happiness-seeker is an Amateur who does not actively anticipate challenging Events, but instead tries to Control them when he finds them occurring in his midst.

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MOLESKIN:
Sparky is very fast. Coffeeteria at West St Cafe was glorious. They even let Toms sub out cheesegrits for gravy on the biscuits. This new AO is very far from home so I won’t be there often, but it’s a great spot. Complete with horse statue.

Tower of Terror Strikes Again

THE SCENE:  Warm, but not uncomfortable

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:  Given in full.

WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x 25 IC
Squats x 10 IC
Imperial Walkers x 10 IC
Daisy Picker x 10 IC
Arm Circles x 10 IC
Reverse Arm Circles x 10 IC

Mosey to Tower of Terror, doing Butt Kickers and High Knees along the way.

THA-THANG:

Go up – Run up one level, run backward up the next, until top.
Go down – Hugging the left wall at all times, run down to the corner, Bear Crawl across to next corner, run down to next corner, until bottom.
Go up – Run up one level, run backward up the next, until top.
Wait for it.. – YHC chose marker about halfway between the center of the garage roof and the wall.  Mosey to marker, sprint the rest of the way. Peform Squat Jumps x 5 OYO.  Rinse and repeat for 10 total sets (taking 10 count after set 5).
Go down – Hugging the left wall at all times, run down to the corner, sprint across to next corner, run down to next corner, until bottom.
Go up (just kidding) – Sprint to speed bump, mosey to next, sprint to next level.  (This was a little choppy since ROTC started using the garage around this time.)

Mosey back to Startex for Mary.

MARY:

Flutter Kicks x 50 IC
American Hammer x 20 IC

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:  9 PAX (1 FNG) – Beauty Shop, Soybean, Cooties, Park Bench, Carhop, Snookie, Sir Mix-a-lot, 3 Doors Down (FNG), Toms

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
  Something wise and memorable.

MOLESKIN:  Always do your BackBlasts sooner rather than later, folks.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Camping trip on Oct. 12.

Wall Things at Gaisman

THE SCENE:  55 degrees or so.  It felt cold at first, which was super nice once we got moving.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x 25 IC
Squats x 10 IC
Imperial Walkers x 10 IC
Squats x 10 IC
Windmills x 10 IC
Squats x 10 IC
Arm Circles x 10 IC
Squats x 10 IC
Reverse Arm Circles x 10 IC
Squats x 10 IC

THA-THANG:

Bear Balls and Squats – PAX place feet on the wall and walk themselves up to Bear Balls to the Wall.  Walk it back down, then perform Squats x 10 OYO.  Rinse and repeat for about 10 minutes.

Wall of Fire – In rotating fashion, one PAX performs 10 Merkins, 10 LBCs, 10 Burpees while the other PAX hold People’s Chair on the wall.  Rinse and repeat for about 10 minutes.

Escalator – Jump-ups x 10 OYO, Burpees x 20 OYO, Merkins x 30 OYO, Squats x 40 OYO, Lunge Walk x 50 (each leg) OYO.

Bear Balls and Squats – about 5 minutes.

MARY:

Pickle Pounders (with feet elevated on the wall) x 15 IC
WWI situps x 20 IC (feet were touching wall, and PAX had to touch wall on the “2” count of each rep)
Peter Parkers x 10 IC (this was initially performed with feet on the wall, but at count 5 we omaha’d to standard form since YHC was having trouble keeping any discernible cadence)
People’s Chair to Endex (about 30 seconds)

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:  3 PAX – Soybean, Bookworm, Toms

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
  YHC encouraged the PAX to identify things in their life that keep them from focusing on things that require their attention.  The race is long, so shed the weight that you can.

MOLESKIN:  Good reminder this morning why I love small workouts.  High hopes for Gaisman as a Thursday AO.  High hopes that they empty the trash soon.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:  None.

Sand Bears, Burpees, & Broadjumps

THE SCENE:  Cool front hasn’t hit yet but grateful that we’re past the heat of the summer.  We were somewhere in the lower 70s and dry.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Side Straddle Hop x 20
Butt kickers 60 seconds
High Knees 60 seconds
Front Little Overhead arm circles x 10
Back Little Overhead arm circles x 10

THA-THANG:

Sand Bears & Burpees
We moseyed to the Beach Volleyball Pit and partnered up. One man on each side. Man 1 bear crawls the width of the sand pit while Man 2 does Burpees, when Man 1 reaches the other side, they trade. We did this mayhem until our arms were shaking (for about 20-25 minutes I guess).

Broadjumps & Lunges
We moseyed over to the Union Ave. on-ramp mountain and made our way up by doing a broadjump, 3 lunges, then another broadjump, 3 lunges, etc. We made it to the top of the hill then moseyed back down and around the skate park swimming pool.

MARY:

Mermans
Lay on your front with legs dangling in pool. Lift up your legs to 180 degrees, go back down to 90 degrees, rinse and repeat in cadence x 10

OOOOOOOOOOHHHHH
Turn over to your Six, make big circles with your legs with your feet going down into the pool and up into the sky.  Like the O in ABCs.  Toms made us do almost 40 of these.

James Bonds
On your 6 in seated row position (leaning back with legs about 10 inches off the ground) hold your hands in front of you like your holding a gun. Hold for 10 count and then slowly point your finger gun to the right for 10 count. Swing finger gun all the way to the left for 10 count and then back to the middle for another 10.

See-saws
Lay on your six with legs dangling in pool. Lift up your legs to 90 degrees, go back down into the abyss, rinse and repeat in cadence x 10

Mosey back to start.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Mothballs, Toms, Soybean, Chiachetti, Jailbait, Crayfish
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Do hard things.  Right now my hard thing is raising a 16 year old.  Hormones are raging, he’s going through some stressful things, and it is difficult to parent him to say the least.   Trying to remember what not to do from my memory of the reactive, conflict-generating style of my father, I’m seeking to find a balance of non-response for the sake of defusing while not running away or avoiding because it’s hard.  Several years ago when my kids were starting school (oldest was homeschooled in kindergarten and was starting at Campus School for 1st grade and my daughter was starting Kindergarten at Downtown Elementary).  This was stressful and anxiety-inducing for them and for my wife and I.  So I some how scheduled an out of town work trip the first week of school.  Looking back I see that I was unconsciously distancing myself from the situation because I wasn’t strong enough to deal with it, to be there for my wife, my son, and my daughter.  Today I’m seeking a different approach and praying to be present, not run away, and draw close to my wife and my God––especially when going through difficult situations.  My challenge for the PAX is to not run from hard things.  With God’s help and support of your brothers you are stronger and tougher than you realize.  Let’s take it one day at a time, one step at a time, and be there with the ones we love through their struggles and stress.

MOLESKIN:
ANNOUNCEMENTS:

GrowRuck 12 – Grow School Workout

On September 22, 2018, F3 Nation’s GrowRuck Q (Bono), Weasel Shaker (Slaughter), and Nantan (Dredd) led 62 PAX in a 60-minute beatdown at ECS. This is what happened, in Bono’s words.

GrowRuck 12 Memphis Workout

It was 0700 at Evangelical Christian School in Cordova, TN. The pax gathered near the entrance to the astroturf field engaging in that nervous mumble chatter that occurs when men don’t know exactly what to expect. This was the beginning of GrowSchool and GrowRuck 12. 62 men joined us for the disclaimer…

Disclaimer
We always begin with the Disclaimer. Here’s a version the Q sometimes uses: “Welcome to F3Nation. We are a free, peer-led workout, which means that even if you think I look like a stud, I am not a professional. This will be difficult and I recommend you get in your car and go home. Or you can modify as needed and watch out for your brothers beside you. We leave no man behind, and we leave no man where they are. Pay attention to the Q. Pay attention to what your body tells you.”

The Thang
Follow Me/Shock & Awe – The unexpected is part of what we expect during a GrowRuck. A “Follow Me” run allows us to break a normal routine of doing 20 Side Straddle Hops IC. We circled up at the football practice field and started with a warm-up of 10 Burpees OYO. Next we continue with 8 Burpees IC (6-count); Then we continue with 6 burpees. The pax started to figure out the routine and determined that next we would do 4 Burpees. Before the final round, the pax had to guess the count – NOT 2 burpees, but 10 burpees. Never think the finish line is the finish until you hear “recover”, aka “Get prepared for the expected, BE prepared for the unexpected.

Counting Cadence – Next Dredd gave a quick overview of counting cadence. He reviewed the reasons WHY we count cadence and led the pax through a series of exercises. Throughout the workout we had several pax come up at count cadence and learned that even though Dredd almost always does a 4-count cadence, a Q can use a “tempo” cadence if it works for the exercise. After that we did another “follow me” to the track.

Dirty McDeuce – The Dirty McDeuce is made up of 4 sets of 3 exercises done to 12 reps. Each set has one chest exercise, one leg exercise and one core exercise. After each set of three exercises, you run a lap of a track or whatever else is handy (parking lot, etc.)
1st Stop – Merkins, Squats, Flutter Kicks
2nd Stop- Carolina Dry Docks; Mule Kicks, Freddy Mercurys
3rd Stop – Wide Arm Merkins, Jump Squats, “Oh Yeah!! IC. This time we made sure to connect with another pax on the mosey around the track.
4th Stop – Merkins IC, Squats IC, Flutter Kicks IC – This round was done IC with three locals leading the way.
Then Gus led everyone around the track to mosey as a TEAM, it became a side shuffle, hand holding effort. We learned why the “Rule of 3” is key in leading a large group of men, because as the Q whispered changes to Gus, it was harder to communicate and meet the standard. The pax did not meet the standard, so the Q led the pax in 10 burpees IC. The pax then moseyed to the luxurious astroturf field for a final evolution. On the way we stopped for the 6 and pounded out 59 4-count flutter kicks (that’s about how many men registered for the Tough challenge originally…”Be prepared for the unexpected…”

Bear Crawls – The final evolution was modified to become a bear crawl to the 45 OYO and followed by a team bear crawl back. On the way back the men determined that pausing at the yard lines became a good way to stay together, which was a skill used early on in the Tough that evening.

6MoM – Slaughter finished out the last 3 minutes with some of his favorite ab exercises. The trick here is by not “recovering” the burn was compounded, even in 3 minutes. Remember to make things difficult, so “no man is left where we found him.”

COT/BOM – Thanks was offered for the pax, safety, and strength. We got to sing “It is well” and all was well.

PAX 
Co-Qs – Bono, Dredd, Slaughter
Memphis PAX – Shoestring, Uncle Rico, Pops, Halpert, Short Timer, Commie, Choker, O Positive, Bruce Wayne, Tiger Lily, Cheesesteak, Slicnut, Soybean, Speaker, Nature Boy, Tomb Raider, Toms, Captain Obvious, Handsy, Woody, Gilligan, Snowman, C-Lo, Mama’s Boy, Renfro, Daniel Tiger, Tree Hugger, Bookworm, Woodpecker, Bombay, Gus, Lazarus, Harbaugh, Teacher’s Pet, Thundercat, Nickelback, U-Rock, Sleep Number, Phat Pat, Carport, T-Swift, Four Eyes, Pronto Pup, Bottomless, Snookie, Laettner, Meter Maid, Geppetto, Orange Julius
Willy Lomans – Kramer (STL), Sheldon (STL), Halfpipe (Jackson MS), Duck Tales (Chattanooga), F150 (Dallas), Boy Scout (Houston)
FNGs (4) – Rock, The Seeker, Mercy, Young Lucille

Moleskin – Jocko once said, “Life is like burpees, you fall down and get back up. You fall down and get back up.” This group of men started with a bang and at this workout and never disappointed the F3Nation pax. We figured out how to do burpees, how to count cadence, how to recover when falling by diving. We moseyed with brothers, we muscled through 59 flutter kicks when they were not expected. We were men enough to hold each other’s hands (man the Q was surprised when that took place) and we began to learn the power of connecting with a brother by asking him questions and leading through love. When we had to work as a team, it seemed like the pax was given a heads up on the bear crawls, because the Q didn’t give directions, the pax organized themselves. This was a Sua Sponte occurrence that continued to take place as the Individual Initiative (I2) took place over the next 24 hours through the challenge.

This weekend was one of the most rewarding, difficult things the Q has participated in. The bonds of brotherhood and friendship that started with the Friday Night 2nd F really culminated at the service on the Mississippi led by 4 Eyes at the end of the Tough. YHC is proud to call all of the F3 Memphis, St Louis, Dallas, Houston, Jackson, and Chattanooga, pax a brother.

Thank you my friends. SYITG – Bono 

Four Portals of Tiger Lane

THE SCENE: It was dark and warm. In the distance, a gaggle of PAX were seen running down Hollywood, migrating south from the Old Forest.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: These happened, Cheesesteak! Get off my case!

WARM-O-RAMA:
We assumed the plank position, and YHC asked the PAX what they thought the concept of being a High Impact Man meant. We talked about making a positive impact on our communities and neighbors. Then we talked about how making an impact usually comes through intentional relationships.

Mountain climbers IC x16
SSH IC x20
Imperial Walkers IC x15
Hillbilly IC x15
Arm circles x10 frontwards and backwards

Pair up! PAX were instructed to discuss and name two individuals whom they want to impact in some way – maybe a child, maybe wife or girlfriend, maybe a neighbor. Loooooong mosey with your buddy to Tiger Lane – good chatter. 

THA-THANG:
At the Four Portals, we each selected a section of portal wall and did the following:

Jump-up burpees (burpee in front of the wall, jump onto the wall at the end of the burpee) x15
Derkins x15
Dips x15
Incline Merkins x15

Rinse and repeat with 10 reps then 5 reps.

Mosey over to grassy expanse for a little burpee catch-me-if-you-can.

Same partners, P1 heads downfield running backwards. P2 does 3 burpees then chases down P1. When P2 is caught, he does 3 burpees while P1 runs backwards. Etc until we reach the sidewalk at the end. Rinse and repeat going back the other direction.

Mosey over to fountain, whose walls are 2-3 times as tall as the portals. 25 derkins OYO.

Loooong mosey back to the rugby pitch with your partner. PAX were instructed to tell their partner one action they would take this week to impact the people they identified earlier. I said I would take my oldest son out somewhere to talk about becoming a man and being responsible and reliable. I also said I’d have a conversation with a widow at church about her finances and what kind of support she needs.

MARY:
We stopped at the rugby field for some Mary.

Flutter kicks x30
Heels to the Heavens x20
WWI Sit-ups x20
American Hammers x20 (Thanks, Four Eyes!)
Burpee IC x10
Pickle pounder x10

AYG sprint back to start point.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
8 PAX, no FNGs

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC encouraged the PAX to follow through on the actions they talked about with their partner, and to hold each other accountable over the next week. 

MOLESKIN:
The Sandlot never disappoints, mainly because the PAX never disappoint. Prayers for Alcy Ball Development Corp, who are trying to buy a house to use for offices. Prayers for the PAX to be active and productive at work and home. Some got Squatober reps in after the pic, then we headed to the nearest donut shop. 

We. Gon. Run.

THE SCENE:

The Barracks: 64 degrees and ripe for 2,700 seconds of gloom

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Including what is the Mission of F3 | 5 Core Principles

CIRCLE OF PAIN:
*SSH x 28 IC
*Imperial Walkers x 28  IC (In motion, clock-wise, as a unit)
*Hill Billies x 28 IC (In motion, counter-clockwise, in reverse)

THA-THANG:    Run variations, while stopping as a unit every lap or so to perform the following, recover, then resume Runs:

  • Lap 1: Single file line then return to STARTEX.   Perform Merkins x 13 IC.
  • Lap 2: Single file line, running backwards then return to STARTEX.   Perform Deep Squats x 28 IC.
  • Lap 3: Indian Run then return to STARTEX.  Perform SSH x 28 IC.
  • Laps 4 and 5: Indian Run then return to STARTEX.  Perform Mtn Climbers (R-L=1) x 28 IC.
  • Laps 6, 7 and 8: Indian Run then return to STARTEX.  Perform SSH x 28 IC.
  • Laps 9 and 10: Indian Run competition.  Split PAX into 2 lines of 8/ea.  First Team to have all PAX cross ENDEX wins.

Once arriving back to STARTEX, PAX who came in 1st Indian Runners Up  (aka, 2nd Place) performed Merkins x 28 IC.

MARY:
*Flutter Kicks x 28 IC

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
16; Beauty Shop, Handsy, Goldilocks, Tomb Raider, Shoestring, Crayfish, Toms, ISS, Gus, Bookworm, Mirage, Soybean, Gepetto,  Snookie, Pirtle and O Positive.

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC spoke candidly about his recent struggles with self-confidence, self-respect and self-worth.  He supported this with his acknowledgement that the last 6 weeks have been both personally and professionally exhausting and hard.  YHC then proceeded to thank the men for showing up, challenge and encourage the men with never underestimating the value they bring when they show up for work-outs as another brother may be needing that fellowship.  Whether you are the 12 (lead dog) or the 6 (flesh anchor)…it matters neither as we all are one and the same, from time to time.  The flux is real.

YHC then concluded by reading a synopsis he wrote following his 1st-hand observation of GR12:

Men should do hard things.

Together.

But, let’s face it-more often than not we don’t.

Men, with exception-albeit rarely-lack consistent fitness, meaningful male friendships and a defined purpose in our lives.

And we get hammered with life’s ups and downs and become complacent or just give up. We stop leading. We start thinking it’s just not worth the effort anymore. A hard truth is that an isolated man is a dangerous man-to himself, his family and to his community.

But we have 2 choices: Become the status quo or become High Impact Men (HIM).

So, let’s dig deeper into that. When men become the status quo-we become ineffective leading ourselves, our families and ultimately, our communities.

But for those who disrupt the status quo, what we call High Impact Men (HIM) become the strong anchors that our families and communities need.

So, where can men turn these days?

Take F3 Memphis and this event, GrowRuck 12 Memphis as good examples.

With a proven track record of getting over 20,000 men across 20 states to step up into leadership roles, F3 Nation gives men a clear action plan to better themselves, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Free work-outs are provided. Open to all men. Held outdoor-rain or shine, heat or cold. Peer-led. Always ending in a circle of trust.

But what makes it effective and transformational is that F3 delivers on its promises by being accessible, providing men the opportunity to lead and fail in a safe place with no judgment, pushing men to their limits while encouraging them to modify as needed, providing an opportunity to build a healthy community to develop genuine friendships with other men, all while respecting one another for our similarities and our differences.

And the end result is evidenced by the men who commit to the process, core principles and come prepared to do the work.

Their lives will reflect healthier bodies (inside/out), more meaningful male friendships and a defined life’s purpose.

And for that we can all celebrate.

Shared pain builds trust. Well done men for putting in the work this weekend.

Well done.

Special thanks to 
David Redding , Co-Founder of F3 , John Lambert , Seth Brown and the 2 Cadres , Cadre Daniel (F3:Linus) and Cadre Kevin who invested into these men this weekend.

#GritGrindGrow #GR12

Iron sharpens iron. Aye!?!

MOLESKIN:
We. Ran. A bunch.  Competition was fun and exhausting way to finish strong.  Most proud of the PAX who finished first to join their brothers in the Merkins x 28 IC that followed.  Band of brothers.  Well done.

Proud of this group of HIM who came ready to work.  And work we did.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

11’s On The Hill At The Ruins

THE SCENE:

Cool – 60 degrees. The rain slowed to the slightest drizzle before we began and stopped all together after warm-o-rama.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

Did it including sharing the mission of F3.


WARM-O-RAMA:

  • SSH (IC) – 50
  • Daisy Pickers (IC) – 15
  • Hillbillies (IC) – 15
  • LBAC’s (IC) – 10 forward, 10 reverse
  • Mosey to the top of the hill (wear most Q’s lead some hill sprints…just across Riverside drive from the south side of Beale Street Landing)

THA-THANG:

11’s with BBSU’s and and Absolutions

  • Perform 10 BBSU’s at the bottom of the hill.
  • Sprint up the hill
  • Perform 1 Absolution (what’s that? Search “absolution” in the Exicon…)
  • Mosey back down the stairs
  • Rinse and repeat, decreasing BBSU’s by 1 each time and increasing Absolutions by 1 each time until all PAX reach 1 BBSU and 10 Absolutions.

We finished that with time left so moseyed back to the Spaghetti Warehouse parking lot. Using the railing in front of the Spaghetti Warehouse each PAX performed 10 Australian pull-ups. Then ran to the other side of the parking lot and back. Then perform 9 Australian pull-ups, run across parking lot and back. Rinse and repeat until Mary. Most PAX got down below 5 reps before we had to stop for Mary.

MARY:

  • Crunch Jacks (IC) – 15
  • Hello Dali Lhama (IC) – 25
  • Double Dolly (IC) – 10
  • American Hammer (IC) – 10

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

8 PAX: Toms, Socks, Jail Bait, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Four Eyes, Old Man Hitch, Cheesesteak, Handsy (QIC)

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Proverbs 14:23 – “In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty.” This is not just financial… physically, emotional, mental, etc. We must give 100%, it will be hard but worth it. Specifically, as it relates to F3 workouts, I’ve been personally challenged with how often I cut corners. I get sloppy on form. I will never get stronger, healthier if I cut corners. And, as a metaphor for life, if we can consistently push ourselves to do hard things, to toil during these gruesome bootcamps every week, we know that there will be fruit. We will be healthier, stronger, etc. But let’s not stop there – let these workouts remind us of the need to work hard and toil in ALL areas of life. Will you have that hard conversation that you know needs to happen? Will you put your phone down and play with your kids or listen to your wife? Will you do hard things, knowing that they will be hard, but that they will be profitable? We must do that if we are to be HIM.
 

MOLESKIN:

The Ruins is an awesome AO. So much variety to choose from and beautiful scenery right on the river. If you haven’t even posted here, it’s a must! Also – I love the guys that regularly post here. Such a solid group of HIM.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Check the PREBLAST for any current announcements.