PAX: AOL, Blair Witch, FNG – DOA (Respect), Gilligan, Mayhem (Respect), Radar, Ramrod (Respect), Sousa, Snow Bunny, The Count (Respect x 2), Uncle Joe
Low 60s and very little wind. It was a perfect morning to move around. The PAX later wished we had in fact moved around.
Disclaimer was disclaimed – mission statement stated.
SSH x 20
WMH x 10
LBAC x 10 / Reverse x 10 / Seal Claps x 10/ Overhead Claps x 10/ Chinooks x 10/ LBAC (Yes… again and eyerolls were welcome) x 10/ Reverse (you get it) x 10/ Moroccan Night Clubs x 10 / Recover was called to the apparent relief of several PAX
Partner Up –
Partner 1 Completes 1/10th of total counted exercises (i.e. 5 Burpees in first round, 10 merkins in second round, etc.)
Partner 2 performs non-counted exercise
Switcheroo and repeat until total is reached. Perform non-counted exercise until 6 is in.
6 Inches (starting position for flutter kicks)
400 Gorilla Humpers
Hold Gorilla Humper Starting Position
Big Boy Sit Ups – Start at 10
Dive-Bombers – Start at 1
A roughly 20 yard run between
Recently read this book and Bible verse, so YHC totally stole this whole COT from Chappie at F3 The GritMill, a Mustard Seed AO in Delaware (dele – where?), when I saw it. TClaps and credit given:
“In Sacred Romance, John Eldredge writes: “As a young boy, around the time my heart began to suspect that the world was a fearful place and I was on my own to fund my way through it, I read the story of a Scottish disc thrower from the nineteenth century. He lived in the days before professional trainers and developed his skills alone in the highlands of his native village. He even made his own discus from the description he read in a book. What he didn’t know was the discus used in competition was made of wood with an outer rim of iron. His was solid metal and weighed three or four times as much as those being used by would-be challengers. This committed Scotsman marked out in his field the distance of the current record throw and trained day and night to be able to match it. For nearly a year, he labored under the self-imposed burden of the extra weight, becoming very, very good. He reached the point at which he could throw his iron discus the record distance, maybe further. He was ready.
The highlander traveled south to England for his first competition. When he arrived at the games, he was handed the official wooden discus—which he promptly threw like a tea saucer. He set a new record, a distance so far beyond those of his competitors that no one could touch him. For many years he remained the uncontested champion.”
Something in our hearts ought to connect with this story. That’s how you do it: Train under great burden.
That’s why we workout the way we do, day after day. It’s a great burden. Maybe the burden is simply getting up at O-Gawd-Thirty, but it is a burden nonetheless. That’s why we ruck with greater weight than the usual rucking events, we carry heavier burdens in training so that when we face the test of an event the burden is, well, not so burdensome. That’s why we train ourselves to do hard things, to embrace doing hard things. F3 workouts are essentially designed by the Q’s to be somewhat burdensome for the sole purpose that they makes us stronger, train us to endure, so that we will be better able to translate facing those burdens to walking through and enduring the heavy things we face in life: Maybe its your marriage, a wayward teenager, something in the workplace; whatever it is we are training not only physically to face them, but more so we are training spiritually, mentally, and emotional to be able to endure and come our victorious and better for having faced whatever we faced in that season.
Romans 5:3-5 says, “Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”
These verses tell us we know there is produce to behold in our suffering: Endurance. Character. Hope.”
PAX were generally encouraging of today’s Q until the COP began. Only one murmur of complaint during SSH when surpassing 10, comparing YCH to John Doe – harsh.
Multiple grumbles during the shoulder blasters…. YHC called some foul names including some which one should hesitate to type here (Mr. Clean & Coldplay).
The fervor of the collective PAX was quelled when it was announced that only 50 total burpees were required (a bow was taken…. or maybe that is just what YHC looks like when trying to start a burpee).
The threat of violence seemed to have passed until PAX groaned (unenthusiastically) at the prospect of resting from squats in the tree-hugging position (Uncle Joe was close by guessing sycamore but incorrect apparently the exercises’ name sake preferred the pop
ular (vote) tree.
YHC was amazed at the relaxation of the PAX when told to “hold 6 inches” between sets of crunches tensions seemed relieved – nay jovial. There was, however, a bit of confusion as most of the PAX were apparently unsure of how to gauge such a distance. All were quelled when YHC demonstrated.
YHC was prepared to step down the exercises to a lower repetition count until Uncle Joe pressed to see what exercise would be completed 400 times. Thank you for your determination to get better.
Also, The Count can’t count… or at least firmly believes that no-one else can.
The 11’s at the end were going to involve merkins, until at the last moment YHC realized that Radar, and his undying love for dive-bombers were present. Why not give him that simple joy.
Lots of opportunities to get together outside the normal gloom coming up.
Memorial Day Convergence (Mustache Required – Sleeves Optional)
Lookouts Convergence – June 12
Fallen Five Ruck – July 17
Chubby’s Every Monday
Habitat for Humanity July 10