August 20, 2018

Typical rainy Monday in the Old Forest

THE SCENE: Light rain at STARTEX giving way to hellacious humidity, true gloom

Mission statement: “Plant, serve and grow small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.” Disclaimed and made early notifications of need for Omaha in the event of worsening weather.


  • SSH x 20 IC
  • Windmills x 10 IC
  • Sun Gods – 10 IC (forward)
  • Chinooks – 10 IC (counterclockwise)
  • Sun God’s – 10 IC (backwards)
  • Chinooks – 10 IC (clockwise)
  • Shoulder claps – 10 IC
  • Imperial squat walkers – 10 IC


Station workout on walking track and playground area on Parkway side of Overton. Moseyed to playground to begin:

Station 1:

  • Pullups – 5 OYO
  • Merkins – 10 OYO
  • Squats – 15 OYO (Repeat)

Moseyed as a group to start of walking trail around picnic area. PAX instructed to bear crawl to next station (about 25 yards)

Station 2:

  • Merkins – 20 IC
  • Burpees – 10 OYO
  • Carolina Dry Docks – 15 IC
  • Burpees – 10 OYO
  • Bear crawl to Station 2 (25-30 yards)

Station 3

  • Pickle Pounders – 15 IC
  • Peter Parker’s – 20 IC
  • Angle Grinders – 4 IC (YHC Omahaed on this exercise due to lack of coordination in counting IC)
  • Low flutter kicks – 20 IC
  • Mountain climbers – 20 IC
  • Freddy Mercury – 20 IC
  • Bear crawl to the next Station (about 25-30 yards)
  • ***Meatball exited stage right with a splash and an Irish goodbye after returning from an extended absence due to health issues. He did HC for Wednesday like the HIM we know him to be***

Station 4:

  • Lieutenant Dans – 10 OYO
  • Monkey Humpers – 10 IC
  • Jump Squats – 10 IC
  • Monkey Humpers – 10 IC
  • Bear crawl 25-30 yards

Station 5

  • Merkins – 10 IC
  • Big Boy Sit-Ups – 20 IC
  • Low plank – 45 second hold
  • ***it was around this time that we figured out that Old Man Hitch had joined us, but none of us knew how long he had been there***
  • Moseyed back to shovel flag


  • LBCs – 25 IC
  • Jane Fonda – 10 IC (each side)
  • American Hammer – 20 IC
    17; no FNGs
    In recovery, there is a saying that is repeated over and over again, “Your best thinking got you here.” As I reflected on the ‘Was-Now’ posts I’ve read and the 1 year anniversary of F3, I thought about where my best thinking had gotten me. I was reminded of the immense value and necessity of HIM in my life that can disrupt and challenge “my best thinking”. Encouraged the PAX to seek strong friendships with other HIM and reminded them that we were not meant to go at this alone.
    Hitch was dedicated and ran around most of OF trying to find us…he did and we were glad.  really appreciated Four Eye’s leadership and critique this AM. Gave me some great feedback on how to lead well and I appreciated him for doing that. Meatball fought through and we’ll look for forward to seeing him Wednesday.
    Event at World Relief on Thursday, prayers for plants in Mobile and Little Rock, “Guys Night” at Handsy’s house Saturday night…check Slack for times, addresses and dates, OF t-shirt order scheduled for end of August…contact Handsy or Bottomless if interested