Gloom to Day (Landfill, 1/25/20)

QIC:  Skitch

Date: 01/25/2020

PAX: Pink Panther, Care Bear, She Shed, Moneyball, Sunburn, Uncle Fester

AO: Landfill


Not as gloomy as last week.


SSH x 20 IC, Forward Fold x 10 IC, Toe merkins x 10 IC, 20 merkins OYO, Low Slow Squats x 10 IC, Burpees x 5 OYO. Group PAX mosey with the tire. Group PAX mosey with the tire with a PAX on top. Mosey with the tire + one coupon each. Deposit coupons. Deposit tire. Mosey back for coupons each. Deposit coupons. Mosey to Dog Park.

The Thang

A modification of prior Landfill games…

Man Checkers

Each PAX advance to the next black or red square. Do 10 merkins or 10 squats or 5 burpees on said square. If no coupon is on your square, advance to the next black or red square. If 1 coupon on square, advance 2 squares, depositing coupon on 1st square before advancing to 2nd square. If 2 coupons on square, advance 3 squares, depositing a coupon on the 1st and 2nd square before advancing to 3rd square. On your destination square do your 10 merkins or 10 squats or 5 burpees. If your destination square is occupied by another PAX, skip that square and advance to the next unoccupied square. At any point if you are the 6 and there are coupons on any square behind you, you may go back and collect those coupons and mosey all the way to the 1st unoccupied square ahead of the front PAX. First PAX to reach tire, carry or roll tire to the top of the Big Thank You and then roll it down the hill. From where it ends up, carry or roll tire to another PAX and swap places. PAX receiving tire carries or rolls tire up hill, etc. Rinse and repeat until all PAX reach pavilion. Return remaining coupons. Modify as necessary.

Mosey to base of the Big Thank You. Bernie up the Big Thank You. Hold plank until 6. Karaoke and Bernie and bear crawl the field/ridge until pavilion. PAX take turns leading Mary (pickle pointers, bicycles, etc.) while Q retrieves flag from vehicle thereby rescuing PAX from burpee penalties. Low plank until analog time called.


The Night and Day Paradigm (from The Book of Mysteries by Jonathan Cahn):

“Which comes first”, he asked, “the day or the night?”

“The day,” I answered. “Night comes when the day is over.”

“That’s what most people would say. And that’s how most people in the world see it. Day leads into night. But it’s not how God sees it.”

“What do you mean?”

“If the day leads to night, then everything goes from light to darkness. Everything gets darker. Everything is in the process of darkening. And so is the way of the world. We go from day to night, from youth to aging, from strength to weakness, and ultimately from life to death. From day to night. It’s the way of the world, but it’s not the way of God. When God created the universe, it was not day and night. It is written, ‘There was evening, and then there was morning.’ The day began with night. There was night and then there was day. In God, it is the night that comes first.”

“…Each day begins at sunset. There is evening then morning. The world moves from day to night. But in God, it is the opposite. It goes from night to day…from darkness to light. The children of this world live from day to night. But the children of God live from night to day. They are born again in the darkness and move to the day. And if you belong to God, then that is the order of your life. You are to go from darkness to light, from weakness to strength, from despair to hope, from guilt to innocence, from tears to joy, and from death to life. And every night in your life will lead to the dawn. So live according to God’s sacred order of time…that your entire life be always moving away from the darkness and to the light.”

We then noted briefly that F3 always begins in the gloom and moves toward the day — in fact, our HC the night before may mark the beginning of our day…

Numberama, namearama. Prayer requests of gloom and dawn, ever moving toward the growing day.



Skitch fell again. This time no one saw it, so the only proof he had was that he was covered in mud. The rules to Man Checkers need to be simplified. We modified. There were many burpees done but we didn’t count them all. Tires coming down the Big Thank You are a force to be reckoned with and add mild peril appropriate to Man Checkers. No one stole any phones because no one left phones on the tables. We had no Friendly New Guys. Or Gals.


The million burpee challenge is growing…

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