Lay Aside the Weight

QIC: Mayhem

Date: 10/12/2019

PAX: Clothespin, Deep Dish, 9-Volt, The Count

AO: The Battery


Finally a crisp cool morning!  High 50s/Low 60s Dry with little to no dew

Welcome – brief disclaimer with no FNGs


Mosey around Dog Park x 1

Circle up near flag

SSH x 20 IC; Merkins (NOT Pubic Wigs!) x 10 IC; Fwd Fold x 10 IC; SSH x 10 IC; LBACs front x 10 IC; LBAC back x 10 IC; Cherry Pickers x 10 IC; SSH x 10 IC; Moroccan Night Club x 10 IC; Chinooks x 10 IC; Shoulder Press x 10 IC; Worlds Greatest Stretch – left foot forward x 10 IC; WGS – right x 10 IC; 21 (Convinced  Deep Dish purposefully went over > 5 penalty burpees

Mosey around Dog Park x 1

The Thang

Line up close to walking track in grass by flags from heaviest to lightest

Round 1

Select 3 individual exercise from  “deck ”  Merkins, Imperial Walkers, Pickle Pointers

HIM 2 (second heaviest) carries HIM 1 (heaviest) to 3rd light pole and back (approx 100yds out and back)

HIM 3 – Pickle Pointers / HIM 4 – Imperial Walkers / Him 5 – Merkins until HIM 2 returns from partner carry.

Rotate and repeat until all have cycled through each exercise.

Round 2

Select 4 new individual exercise from  “deck ”  Don Quixotes (Windmills), LBCs, Squats; Hold Plank

HIM 1 (heaviest) carries 80lb sandback 1 lap around Dog Park

HIM 2 –  DQs / HIM 3 -LBCs / Him 4 – Squats /HIM 5 – Hold Plank until HIM 1 completes lap with sandbag. 

Rotate and repeat until all have cycled through

Round 2

Select 4 new individual exercise from  “deck ”  Quadraplex (alternating 5 reps each side), Freddie Mercurys, Lunges, Mountain Climbers

HIM 1 – 1 Lap “Unencumbered” around the dog park

Remaining PAX performs individual exercises selected above

Rotate and repeat until all have cycled through

Circle up by Flag for 5 MoM

American Hammer x 20IC; Box Cutters x 15 IC; Hello Dolly x 10 IC; Hold Plank until time


Scripture reference Hebrews 11 – “Heroes of Faith” leading into Hebrews 12: 1 …

Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 

Just like the  beatdown…easier to mosey when not carrying “encumbrance”.  Challenged us to all identify what those “encumbrances” are that may be weighing us down and to lay them aside so we can run our races with endurance…because we have so great a cloud of witnesses (generations past and yet to come)

What I didn’t share were the following verses 2-4 which offer even more encouragement especially for those who are followers of Christ…

a]fixing our eyes on Jesus, the b]author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary c]and lose heart.

Counterama, Namerama, Announcearama – Daderday next Saturday
BALL OF MAN: Totally dropped the ball again and forgot to close in prayer! :((

My prayer for us all…Heavenly Father, thank you for F3 and the brotherhood we share to  push each other to be better men physically and spiritually.  Please show us where we may still be carrying certain “encumbrances” that hold us down and give us the courage and if necessary help to lay them aside so that we can freely run  with endurance the race You have set out for us.  In the name of Christ I pray…Amen


The Count entertained us sharing a run in with some over zealous MPs he encountered during his return to base following a business lunch where some amount of adult beverage was consumed.  I’m certain no amount of sarcasm was spared on the young lad.  Oh to have been a fly on the wall!! :))


Next Daderday this coming Saturday 10/19.

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