Farewell Blazing Saddle

THE SCENE: 72 degrees, low humidity, high fly count.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER – did it.
WARM-O-RAMA:
  • SSH x 50 (IC)
  • SSH x 50 (IC)

Because why would you ever make someone do 100 SSH straight?

THA-THANG:
  • Stable Time
    • 5 sets of 3 pull-ups – FOCUS ON FORM
  • Super 21: Round 1=1/1, Round 2=2/2 etc…21 dips after each set of rounds. Plank till all in.
    • Rounds 1-7(=28 each)
      • BBSUs
      • Derkins
    • Rounds 8-15 (=92 each)
      • BBSUs
      • Irkins
    • Rounds 16-21 (=111 each)
      • BBSUs
      • Monkey Humpers
MARY:
Captain Thor –
  • 1 BBSU / 4 American Hammers
  • 2 BBSU / 8 American Hammers
  • ….
  • 10 BBSU / 40 American Hammers
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
15 Pax, 3 FNG (Hot-N-Ready, Roots, Sparky, Slicnut, Rainout, Proton, Tomb Raider, Jimmy Neutron, Lochte, Webelo, Woody, U-Rock (QIC), Bipolar (FNG), Crocodile Dundee (FNG), Church Van (FNG).
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
A lot of change going on in my life right now. New job, selling my truck, got a new mattress (the Casper mattress is pretty sweet btw), and handing off blazing saddle. Change is easy to want to avoid. Without change, growth isn’t possible. In order to go where we want to, where we need to, the journey of change is what we rely on to get us there.
Don’t run from change – be open to it.
MOLESKIN:
It has been an honor to help out with launching THE Blazing Saddle. It will be in good hands with Woody.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
  • 4th of July Convergence, 6:30-7:15 AM, The Mothership
  • 2.0 Bootcamp, Saturday, 7:00-8:00 AM, The Mothership

Tiger Lily’s Hoedown at BZ

Date: 06/27/2019

AO: Blazing Saddle

QIC: Tiger Lily

PAX: Halpert, Rocket Launcher, Roots, Sparky, Speaker, Watchita, U-Rock, and Woody

THE SCENE: It was a lot more humid then it was at my last Q in Seattle, but near as humid as it could have been.

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

Bear Crawl Warm-Up: Taking turns an individual will throw the Frisbee as far as possible. While the Frisbee is in the air all PAX sprint towards the Frisbee, but once the Frisbee hits the ground all PAX must bear crawl the rest of the way to the Frisbee. Repeat until all PAX throw the Frisbee. Of note, other then when YHC rolled the Frisbee back to the parking lot, I am not sure if the Weasel Shaker himself ever bear crawled.

THA-THANG:
Phase 1: 11s
Completed 11s, starting with 1 burpee at the west end of the parking lot, then running to the west end and do 10 BBSU, finally back pedal to the starting point. Continue adding on burpee and subtracting 1 BBSU, until 10 burpees and 1 BBSU is completed.

Phase 2: 4 Corners
Split into four groups for 5 rounds of the following:
Corner 1: AMRAP Dips on the bumper of PAX trucks
Corner 2: AMRAP CMU Curls
Corner 3: AMRAP CMU Triceps Extension
Corner 4 (timer): 10 Mericans
Rotate through the exercises 5x each

MARY:
Hurricane Hoedown from 1 to 7, with 15 seconds of star-gazers at the end.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
9 PAX, no 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:
YHC really enjoys the mornings away from my normal AOs. The community aspect that you get from all PAX within F3 Memphis is great. No matter what happens everyone is always encouraging and willing to put in work. During the four corners, it was great to see nobody taking a corner ‘off’ or sandbagging. Way to push yourselves this morning fellas and I look forward to seeing the Hurricane Hoedown on one of your Qs soon.

F3_Paper Meter Maid

THE SCENE:  I pulled up to a paper stick man of Meter Maid standing in the position of the shovel flag.  Cheesesteak was the only car in the parking lot at the time but denies that he placed the paper version of Meter Maid.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER 
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • SSH x 30 IC
  • Daisy Pickers x 15 IC
  • Windmills x 15 IC
  • High Knees x 20 IC
  • Burpees x 10 OYO

THA-THANG:

Run to the Stables

AMRAP for 8 minutes:

  • Pull ups till failure
  • Wall Sits till failure
  • Run Around Stable

AMRAP for 10 minutes:

  • Merkins x 10
  • Squats x 10
  • Burpees x 10
  • Run around Stable

AMRAP for 8 minutes:

  • Leg Lifts x 10
  • Shoulder Press x 10
  • Flutter Kicks x 10
  • Run around Stable
  • 15 Train Burpees

Run back to shovel flag for Mary

MARY:
High Plank/Low Plank Alternating for 3 minutes
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
13 PAX +1 Paper PAX (Meter Maid and surprisingly on time), 1 Merlot Splash:  Rocket Launcher, U-Rock, Pops, Stephen King, Webelo, Sparky, Cheesesteak, Puddle Jumper, Watchita, Captain Obvious, Flatland, Gus, Woody, QIC
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Talked about the more you put into being a leader and being a part of the F3 community, the more you get out of it.
MOLESKIN:
This was the first time that Meter Maid has ever made a workout on time albeit it was a paper version.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Arcadia Launch O rama

THE SCENE: Glorious rain, no lightning in the area
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER Given
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x25 IC
Imperial Walker x10 IC
Daisy Picker x10 IC
Merkin x10 IC
Tempo Squat x10 IC
THA-THANG:
Partner 11s
– Ankle Throws (both partners complete exercise)
– Run to flag, pattycake merkins

The competition begins:
Wheelbarrow race around the tetherball pole and back (Team Woody U-rock won). Winners take a victory lap, losers do burpees

Mosey to the hockey rink for 1v1 with your partner
 – AMRAP Carolina Dry Docks (1 min). Winner takes a victory lap. Loser 11 burpees
 – AMRAP BBSUs (1 min). Winner = victory lap. Loser = 12 burpees

Mosey to the baseball field for a sprintable surface. 
1v1 sprint vs your partner. Winner = victory lap. Loser = 13 burpees
Gladiator Hands – 1v1. Game to 5. Winner = victory lap. Loser = 14 burpees

Mosey to the hill for clock Merkins x6 IC

MARY:
Pickle Pounders x10 IC
Pickle Pointers x10 IC
ABCs IC
Flutterkicks x25 IC
Slow Freddie Mercury x15 IC
Hello Dolly x15 IC
Hold plank 60 seconds

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
9 (0 FNG) 

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. 
Romans 12:10

As men, we love to compete and outdo one another. No matter how silly the contest (wheelbarrow race in the mud, gladiator hands, etc) we are happy to try and best our competitors. Let’s pursue outdoing one another in showing honor with the same intensity. 

MOLESKIN:
Arcadia is a great AO. I’m thrilled it is launched and excited to see the local neighborhoods impacted by the goodness that is F3. 

It’s very enjoyable to observe grown men play gladiator hands, but clock merkins on that baby hill should become a staple of this AOs diet. It is perfectly angled for tricep enhancement.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
4th of July convergence

Use your blinker and mind your business

THE SCENE: Lovely
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER—-
WARM-O-RAMA:

ssh, quick 90×3 warm up
THA-THANG:
We covered a lot of ground looping through trials, bridges, gavel roads, greenway sections, on top of the old dump and ended with 4 sprints across the pedestrian bridge over the Wolf River.

MARY:
NA
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Speaker, Nature Boy, Billy Blanks, Slots, OP, U-Rock, Croissant, Farmer, Sparky-Q
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
New position has me driving from Gtown to downtown daily. 240 is a nightmare and I let it affect my mood the first few weeks.  Now I focus on my driving a block out all the other inconsiderate drivers. If you mind your business and use your blinkers you probably won’t get shot.
MOLESKIN:
The sprints at the end really got the endorphins rolling.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.

Ropes and Tires

THE SCENE: Wet and muggy but not raining
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER —-
WARM-O-RAMA:

ssh, arm circles
THA-THANG:
Stations

We changed stations when the last pax finished pulling the tire in and then dragged out to its starting point. Aprox 3 min

  • around the world with cmu
  • 100ft rope pull w tire
  • squat press w cmu
  • 100ft rope pull w tire
  • 12 lbs curls
  • chain work
  • 115ft rope pull w tire
  • pickle pounders
  • post driver lifts
  • 100ft rope pull w tire
  • monkey humpers
  • uneven merkins
  • stargazers

Mosey around the center

MARY:
8 min of mary was brutal
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
NatureBoy, Pops, MeterMaid, U-Rock, Lochte, Wachita, StevenKing, SayWhat, Sparky-Q
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
We aren’t getting any younger and we should be taking full advantage being able to make memories with the family. Eventually we’ll have more time to do so but we won’t be healthy enough to do so.

“It’s not the years in your life….it’s the life in your years”
MOLESKIN:
Our muddy hard morning didn’t leave room for much mumblechatter.

Upper bodies were roasted.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
na

Bear Crawl 11s at the Saddle

THE SCENE:
Pleasant. Damp ground. Thick, damp air. 

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:
Expertly given.

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x25; Daisy Pickers x10; Imperial Walkers x15; Tempo Squat (Barracks style) x10; hold the last squat; Smurf Jacks x10

THA-THANG:
MOSEY! The PAX hit the long road and made their way to the stables. Pair up. PAX did 25 pull-ups each, with partner assist if necessary. 

MOSEY! We made our way to the bench cluster near the playground, where stay-at-home moms and nannies check Facebook on their phones while their kids do who-knows-what 40 yards away. 

3 sets of:
Bulgarian split squats x8 (each leg)
Derkins x10

MOSEY! We meandered around to the tennis courts and lined up on the doubles sideline. 

11s:
Starting on the sideline, perform 10 Carolina Dry Docks. Bear crawl to the far sideline and perform one jump squat. Crawl bear back to start, 9 dry docks, bear crawl, 2 jump squats, crawl bear, etc. 

PAX who finished early were rewarded by reversing the ladder while waiting for the others to finish.

Our 11s were interrupted right at 0600 when we heard a train approaching. We were all awarded a 10 burpee prize.

MOSEY! We started to make our way out of the tennis courts – JUST KIDDING! Back to the sideline!

Suicides: Near sideline to far sideline on Court 1, then near sideline on Court 1 to near sideline on Court 2, then near sideline on Court 1 to far sideline on Court 2. Two rounds.

MOSEY! Back to the flag for some Mary. 

MARY:
Shoulder taps x15
Annie x8 each arm
V-ups x15
Box cutter x15
Reverse box cutter x20 (Billy Blanks)
American hammer x15 (Flipper)

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
9 PAX: Proton (Knoxville), Slicnut, Webelo, Flipper, U-Rock, Billy Blanks, Watchita, Jimmy Neutron (FNG), Soybean (QIC)

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC encouraged the PAX to recruit a Shield Lock group to lean on for accountability. I’ve been meeting for a few months now with a group of guys I see regularly throughout the week. We ruck at 5:30 AM once every two weeks. Having other men who will ask difficult questions and challenge you is critically important to you becoming the kind of man you want to be. Read the Q Source article linked below and get a group going.

https://f3nation.com/2019/03/26/shield-lock-q1-7/

MOLESKIN:
Great group this morning – the mumblechatter is always strong when Billy Blanks is around. Welcome Jimmy Neutron, who is a nuclear physicist at St. Jude. 

DANYALE!

THE SCENE: Perfect morning at THE University of Memphis. Appropriately called the Harvard of the south. 62 degrees, no humidity, fresh dew on the grass.  
 
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:   Did that. 
 
WARM-O-RAMA:
  • SSH – 3 IC
  • Stretching OYO 60 Seconds
THA-THANG:
Bear Crawl Ruck Pulls – Stop every 25 yards and do the following exercises: Squats, Curls, Merkin Ruck Pull Through & Flutter Kicks
 
All this is 4 ct in cadence (except the merkins, 1 is 1) – rotate Q
 
Stop 1 – Goal Line – 5 Reps 
Stop 2 – 25 Yard line – 10 Reps
Stop 3 – 50 Yard Line – 15 Reps
Stop 4 – 25 Yard Line – 20 Reps
Stop 5 – Goal Line – 25 Reps
 
Sparky wasn’t there but I had an extra ruck for him so each PAX got an opportunity to drag an extra ruck 25 yards. 
 
I had a lot more planned. Crawl Bear rinse and repeat followed by lt Dan’s. We were smoked after the first round so we rucked up and took a trip around campus for a 1.5 mile ruck. 
 
MARY:
10 slow Flutter Kicks
 
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
4 Pax – Soybean, Shoestring, Speaker and U-Rock (QIC)
 
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Kept up with my COT from Monday. Brought up two points from the book The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F***.
 
  1. You aren’t that special. The problems you are facing aren’t just happening to you. You aren’t the first to ever go through this.
  2. Even when it’s not your fault it’s still your responsibility. Take control of the situation and fix it.
We as men have a responsibility to take care of our wives, families and communities. When sucky situations happen instead of moaping around and acting like life is terrible, jump into action and get to work. 
 
This is what Sparky’s ruck symbolized today. Does it suck to have to pull another ruck? Yes. Is it our fault? No. But still our responsibility. Help someone out. 
 
MOLESKIN:
The mumblechatter was great. Finding an oasis in the middle of campus was even better. BOLO for either a party at the barracks or a new grill at speaker’s house. 
 
DANYALE!
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 

2nd Place Finish at the Saddle

THE SCENE: 60s, cool morning for June
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
Done. Done.

WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x 20 IC
Daisy Pickers x 10 IC
Imperial Walkers x 16 IC
Arm Circles x 20 IC
Mosey to Field

THA-THANG:

Ring of Fire
Round 1- 10 Merkins, PAX SSH
Round 2- 10 Burpees, PAX LBCs
Round 3- 10 Squats, PAX Flutterkicks
Round 4- 10 SSH, PAX Merkins
Round 5- 10 LBCs, PAX Burpees
Round 6- 10 Flutterkicks, PAX Squats

Mosey to Horse Stables
3 x 10 Pull-ups
Mosey Around Stables and to the Horse Arena

11s- Squats -run stairs- Dips

Mosey to Former Startex
Partner up, one PAX performs Mountain Climbers, partner PAX runs parking lot.

MARY
20 BBS IC
20 American Hammers IC
Planks
LBCs OYO

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
6 PAX, no FNGs (U-Rock, Woody, Billy Blanks, Speaker, Sparky, Watchita)

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Taken from Extreme Ownership

“In order to convince and inspire others to follow and accomplish a mission, a leader must be a true believer in the mission. Even when others doubt or are asking is it worth it, a leader must believe.”

“Leaders must always operate with the understanding that they are part of something bigger than themselves and their own personal interests.”

MOLESKIN:
Blazing Saddles placed second at the Horse Show, and we have a 2nd place ribbon to prove it.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Watch Slack for opportunities to assist Meter Maid, Pops and neighbors.

My Last Riverdale Q

THE SCENE: It was not too hot but way too humid.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:
Read the whole thing straight from the website. All of it.
WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH – 5 IC
THA-THANG:
Merkin Mile – quick!
Once we got back we split up into pairs and each went to one of 8 stations. YHC was odd man out.

2 pax at each station – 1 minute each station, two rounds:

  1. Derkins
  2. CMU Curls
  3. Merkins with one hand on CMU – 5 Reos then switch hands
  4. Tire Sledgehammer Swings
  5. APFT Sit-ups
  6. Stationary Bear Crawls (resistance band around ankles and get in bear crawl position. Keep ankles apart and alternate lifting one foot off of the ground.
  7. Ruck Squats
  8. Dips on the fence
  • 5 minutes of planks
    • 1 min high plank
    • 30 sec low plank
    • 1 min one leg plank (30 sec each leg)
    • 1 min side plank (30 sec each arm)
    • 30 sec high plank
    • 1 min low plank
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
15 Pax – Rainbow Warrior, Gun Show, Gomer, Watchita, Woody, Speaker, Rabbit, Black Diamond, Culture Club, Landline, Beauty Shop, Chuck E Cheese, Barney, Slots and U-Rock (QIC)
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Just finished read a book with a colorful title. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F***. Despite the title and colorful language, there were a few great points.
  1. You aren’t that special. The problems you are facing aren’t just happening to you. You aren’t the first to ever go through this. Stop acting like it is the end of the world.
  2. Even when it’s not your fault it’s still your responsibility. Take control of the situation and fix it.
We as men have a responsibility to take care of our wives, families and communities. When sucky situations happen instead of moaping around and acting like life is terrible, jump into action and get to work.
MOLESKIN:
I am digging this new AO. These men put in some work today! T-claps!
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Collecting money for pax dealing with the floods. Get with Woody for info.