UP/Down Cone Game

QIC:  Dundee

Date: 11/12/2021

PAX: Blindside, Roomba, Transplant

AO: Lions’ Den


At 43 degrees, it was warmer than forecasted. Heavy fog relocated the workout from the track to a slightly more well lit area in the parking lot.


  • 5 Penalty Burpees for the missing flag
  • 25 SSHs IC
  • Forward Fold OYO
  • 10 Willie Mays Hays IC
  • 10 Little Baby Arm Circles
  • 10 Little Baby Arm Circles, reversed
  • 15 Seal Claps IC
  • 15 Cherry Pickers IC
  • 15 Windmills IC
  • 25 SSHs IC

The Thang

Six cones were setup about 30 yards from the starting area. Three cones were standing, three were laying down. PAX split into two teams (Roomba and Dundee on one side, Transplant and Blindside on the other). At the starting area, each pax did the prescribed number of reps of an exercise (see below) then ran to the cones. Team one turned a cone down, team two turned a cone up. PAX then returned the start and repeated the process for the duration of the round. Each round was five minutes. At the end of the round, the team with the most cones facing their assigned direction won. Winners of each round did five burpees. Losers did ten. Because a tie is like kissing your sister, everyone did ten burpees in the case of a draw. This might confuse some so to clarify: outside of Tennessee, kissing your sister is regarded as a bad thing.

  • Round 1: 10 Donkey Kicks — Roomba and Dundee took the first round
  • Round 2: 10 Merkins — Blindside and Transplant took the second round
  • Round 3: 25 Gorilla Humpers — A draw.
  • Round 4: 20 LBCs — A draw.
  • Final round: 10 elbow-to-knee squats — It came down to one cone. Team Blindside and Transplant get the win.


Of all the traits of a good leader, the most important is Love.

A true leader loves his mission more than himself. Making your purpose a higher priority than your wants and desires inspires those that follow you to do the same.

A true leader loves his people more than himself. Loving those you lead more than yourself frees builds trust.

A true leader loves character more than himself. The F3 term for “character” is “virtue” and it’s defined as doing what is right when what is wrong would be easier and with very little consequence. If those that follow you see you value character, they are freed to display character as well.


“Beatdowns like this are why people avoid your workouts.” It was intended as a compliment and one that made YHC’s morning.



Thanksgiving Convergence will be at Hill City at 6 AM. PAX are encouraged to register for the Grateful Gobbler 5K that will follow.

Chubbie’s Homeless Ministry every Monday night at 5:30.

Letters to Troy Smith signup is ongoing. See the pinned post in the 3rd F channel on Slack.

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