Bowling for Burpees


QIC: Whittler
Date: 04/05/2018
PAX: Angus, Candu, The Count (RESPECT), Fissure, Free Candy, Laces Out (RESPECT), Main Frame (Nomad), Ohms, Prosciutto, Sidekick, Steam Engine, Sundance
AO: Hill City


The cold weather made a fierce return, as it was 37 degrees and breezy…in April…in the South…must be global warming

The Disclaimer

Disclaimed that I am not a professional and everyone out here made the choice to be out here this morning.  We are going to have fun but work hard.  Modify if necessary.  If you get hurt, we will help you back to the RV that is randomly parked in the parking lot.


Mosey to Great Hall
SSH x 10
Imperial Walkers x 10
Alternating toe touches x 10
SSH x 10
Triangle Merkins x 10
Plank x 10
Plank Jack x 10
Mike Tyson x 10
Wall sit x 10
Bus driver (or bus duty) x 10
Mosey to Riverwalk

The Thang

Nervous mumblechatter ensued regarding the contents of my bag.  Once on the Riverwalk, the PAX were introduced to Bowling for Burpees.  Ten pins were set up in standard bowling fashion.  The PAX would take turns bowling and the number of pins knocked down equaled the number of merkins and the number left standing equaled the number of burpees.  In between merkins and burpees, we would run about 50 yards, do ab exercise of choice and then run back to do burpees.  Rinse and repeat for 10 frames.
Bowling for Burpees
Frame 1 – one pin down (one merkin), 9 left standing (9 burpees)
Frame 2 – Gutter ball (0 merkins, 10 burpees)
Frame 3 – Gutter ball (0 merkins, 10 burpees)
Frame 4 – Four pins down (4 merkins, 6 burpees)
At this time, the pins were moved closer together because, in true millennial fashion, there was discussion blaming the ball and the pins for the poor performance instead of accepting that we might just all be terrible bowlers.
Frame 5 – One pin down (1 merkin, 9 burpees)
Frame 6 – Two pins down (2 merkins, 8 burpees)
To show mercy to the PAX, at this time, the strategy was changed to do merkins for pins left standing, burpees for those knocked down.
Frame 7 – Six pins down (4 merkins, 6 burpees)
Frame 8 – Seven pins down (3 merkins, 7 burpees)
Frame 9 – Four pins down (6 merkins, 4 burpees)
Frame 10 – Seven pins down (3 merkins, 7 burpees)
Mosey back to Stairway to Heaven
Incline merkin x 10
Derkin x 10
Pickle pounder x 10
Flutter kick x 10
LBC x 10
American Hammer x 10
Plank x 10


From “The Alchemist” – “People are afraid to pursue their most important dreams because they feel that they don’t deserve them or that they’ll be unable to achieve them.”
We all have a destiny and have dreams for our life.  We all have the ability to take control of our lives and pursue our destiny, even if there is a chance of failure.  We should not let that chance of failure keep us from pursuing our dreams.  People are often satisfied with the status quo and refuse to pursue better things either because of the fear of failure or the thought of not deserving something better.  We all deserve better and don’t have to be stuck in the status quo and God has given each of us the tools to pursue greater things for ourselves, our family, and our friends.  F3 has been that medium to help me become a better husband to my wife, a better father to my children, and a better employee.  When I started with F3, I was the guy who didn’t really work out but in less than 4 months, I now look forward to working out most days of the week and feel an emptiness when I don’t.
As many of you know, my wife and I are living apart right now, fighting the legal battle that comes with blended families and relocation.  While it is tough on our family, we both realize that taking that leap of faith to pursue our dreams is worth it.  We had the option of staying in a place that we didn’t enjoy living and I could have kept a job that wasn’t fulfilling to me.  However, I felt as though God was calling me to greater things when this job was offered to me.  While there are stumbling blocks along the way, and the risk of failure is there, I couldn’t live my life knowing that I didn’t give it my all for my family.  Pursue your destiny but don’t forget to remember all the stops along the way.


Happy Hour tonight at 5:00 pm at Universal Joint
Picasso, Vila, Fissure representing F3Chatt in the ruck this weekend
We are transitioning to Slack for our communications.  The tech-savvy leaders of F3 (including Best in Show) can guide you through this.

Upcoming Qs

April 7 – Angus (Landfill)
April 9 – Best in Show (Beast Ridge)
April 10 – Picasso (Hill City)
April 11 – Mr. Clean (The Griff)
April 12 – Fissure (Hill City)
April 14 – Steam Engine (Landfill)