Blackjack with Blackout

QIC:  Blackout

Date: 06/22/2022

PAX: Cavity Search, Chiclet, Face Plant, John Doe, Pocket Taco, Roundup, Second Base, Sniffer

AO: Parliament


Conditions

Nice and humid, with phone weather alerts related to poor air quality; Like breathing in water.


COP

Mosey to Parking Lot in front of school

  • FF – oyo
  • WMH – x10 IC
  • SSH – x25 IC
  • Arm Circles -x10 IC
  • Reverse Arm Circles – x10 iC
  • Mini Burpee Apocalypse (5,4,3,2,1)

The Thang

Blackjack

PAX started at one end of the parking lot; PAX performed 20 BBSU and then ran to the other end of the parking lot and performed 1 Merkin. This was repeated (19/2,18/3…..1/20)

After every second round, PAX performed 5 buy-in Burpees before starting the next round

Totals: 210 BBSU; 210 Merkins; 50 Burpees

PAX moseyed to bleachers and did two steps forward and one back on the way up; squat on each bleacher on the way back down. PAX moseyed to track circle and performed a “Circle Merk” up to 5 reps; PAX held plank until their turn to Merkin

MARY

Faceplant: 20 Pickle Points oyo
Second Base: 20 Monkey Humpers oyo
Cavity Search: Plank for time (About 45-60 seconds)


COT

Read a couple of bible verses and a quote on consistency:

1 Corinthians 15:58: “Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lod knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain”

Galations 6:9: “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up”

Quote of unknown origin: “Consistency is what transforms average into excellence”

Really been thinking lately on consistency, not just in the family realm and physical fitness realm but in the spiritual realm as well. The unfortunate reality is that we live in a society now that de-values both hard work and commitment along with steadfast faithfulness. Don’t let that deter you from maintaining your consistency, especially in your walk with Jesus. As leaders of men, our families, our colleagues, etc. we are called to remain consistent in all aspects of our life but especially in our faithfulness. A consistent Christian scares our society to death, so let’s make them sweat!


Moleskin

John Doe finally got to experience my VQ from two years ago! Thought I would be nice and re-issue it for him.

Turns out muscle failure is REAL; 210 merkins, I can barely type this backblast today.

Some PAX got excited when they thought they heard me say “Circle Jerk”….It was really “Circle Merk” thanks Cavity Search for clearing that up.


News

2nd-F Channel
3rd-F Channel
July 4, Anvil re-launch Convergence
July 16, Fallen Five Ruck
July 23, Lookouts beatdown and 2nd-F event


Recent Backblasts

    B.L.I.M.P.S. – Dora Style

    QIC:  Blackout

    Date: 06/13/2022

    PAX: Krispy Kreme, Lanyard, Purple Rain

    AO: Beast Ridge


    Conditions

    Humid!


    COP

    • FF – oyo
    • SSH – x25
    • WMH – x10
    • Arm Circles – x10
    • Reverse Arm Circles – x10

    The Thang

    PAX paired off into twos; One partner performed exercises below while second partner ran lap around parking lot. Reps below are cumulative between partners:

    • Burpees – x75
    • Lunges – x150
    • Imperial Walkers – x200
    • Merkins – x250
    • Plank Jacks – x300
    • Squats – x350

    Finished with 1 minute of Flutter Kicks in cadence


    COT

    Talked about anxiety; especially pertaining to a personal situation. All of us face times of anxiety at varying levels and it is important to follow and Trust God’s plan during those times. Read the verse: Phillipians 4:6 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God”

    I was in a situation Sunday night where I couldn’t sleep due to some anxiety and I came across this verse. I prayed and allowed God to transform my anxiety into trusting him.


    Moleskin

    This one looked easier on paper; maybe it was the humidity


    News

    Lots of Announcements;

    3nd-F: Chubby’s (See channel on Slack); every Monday except first of month
    2nd-F: Brew tour event coming up; reach out to Blue (See channel on Slack)

    July 4: convergence at Pound Town (aka Anvil) (Reach out to Shake N Bake)
    July 16: Fallen Five Memorial Ruck at The Dam (Reach out to Mr. Clean)
    July 23: Lookouts beatdown and 2nd-F event (Reach out to Oil Can)
    September 2: Labor Day Convergence Wuzonka Ball Tournament – details to come


    Recent Backblasts

      Combination of two previous beatdowns

      QIC:  Blackout

      Date: 06/01/2022

      PAX: AOL, Hurt Locker, Night Fever, Picabo, Pill Mill, Purple Rain, Rebar, TT, Uncle Joe

      AO: The U


      Conditions

      Nice and humid


      COP

      • FF – oyo
      • SSH – x10 IC
      • Arm Circles – x10 IC
      • Reverse Arm Circles x10 IC

      The Thang

      PART I

      Mosey block to middle of parking lot and mosey back to side #1

      10 Burpees, 15 Squats, 20 Merkins, 25 Flutters on side #1
      Mosey to block
      Rifle Carry to side #2
      10 Curls, 10 Presses, 10 Tricep Raises
      Rifle Carry to middle
      Mosey to side #1

      Repeated this 6 times with declining reps on the Curls, Presses and Tricep Raises (9, 8, 7…etc.) After the third time, we switched from Rifle carries to Murder Bunnies

      PART 2

      DORA style; PAX #1 did exercises while PAX #2 ran a lap around parking lot

      Exercises:
      25 Clockwork Merkins
      50 Gravediggers
      75 Step-ups
      100 Curls

      PART 3

      The “Curl”cle ; PAX stood in circle holding block in down curl position engaging arms the entire time. PAX went in a circle starting with 1 reps and working way up to 5 reps.

      TIME


      COT

      Read two quotes: “What gives definition in your life is what you have built in as part of your life” – Unknown. As my pastor Sunday talked about this, it reminded me of something else I had heard in the past. That was that, the things we want most in life come by going to the places or mindsets that we least want to go. Encouraged the PAX to keep pressing through. The reality is whether it’s physical, spiritual, family life, work life, or whatever it may be, we are all going through something. Keep showing and keep pressing play and the end result will be better regardless of what it looks like now.


      Moleskin

      AOL mentioned that we were basically doing all the exercises from the BURPH again; to which Q responded “thanks”

      A lot of moaning and groaning – “That’s what she said” – Uncle Joe


      News

      2nd-F for events coming up
      3rd-F for opportunities including Chubby’s Monday nights
      July 4 re launch of Anvil (aka PoundTown)
      July 16 Fallen Five Ruck
      July 23 Lookouts Beatdown
      Labor Day Wuzonka Ball tournament


      Recent Backblasts

        Blockees and Bleachers

        QIC:  Blackout

        Date: 05/18/2022

        PAX: Cavity Search, Chiclet, Choo Choo, Face Plant, Second Base, WreckedEm

        AO: Parliament


        Conditions

        Very nice


        COP

        Mosey to bleachers with blocks

        • FF – oyo
        • WMH – x10
        • Arm Circles – x10
        • Reverse Arm Circles – x10

        The Thang

        BLACKJACK (21s)

        PAX began at bottom of stone bleachers and performed the following:

        5 CPRs to “buy-in” at the beginning of each round

        20 Blockees; run to top of bleachers; 1 Squat; run back down
        19 Blockees; run to top of bleachers, 2 Squats; run back down
        18 Blockees; run to top of bleachers; 3 Squats; run back down
        17 Blockees; run to top of bleachers, 4 Squats; run back down
        16 Blockees; run to top of bleachers; 5 Squats; run back down

        After first five rounds, PAX ran a 1/4 mile lap on track together for some active rest

        15 Blockees; run to top of bleachers; 6 Squats; run back down
        14 Blockees; run to top of bleachers, 7 Squats; run back down
        13 Blockees; run to top of bleachers; 8 Squats; run back down
        12 Blockees; run to top of bleachers, 9 Squats; run back down
        11 Blockees; run to top of bleachers; 10 Squats; run back down

        After second five rounds, PAX ran a 1/4 mile lap on track together for some active rest

        Did 5 reps of a “Curl”cle; PAX held block in curl position until it was their turn; each PAX did 1 rep in a circle all the way up to 5 reps.

        1 Minute of stretching


        COT

        Talked about forgiveness. Somebody asked a friend of mine who happens to be a preacher where the line is between forgiving somebody without their repentance versus waiting on it before forgiving, in other words, what wrong doing is bad enough to justify needing their sorry. His response was interesting and it started leading into the mindset and how a calm and forgiving mind is peace but a very calm and forgiving mind is joy. He mentioned that forgiving someone in the eyes of Jesus has simply nothing at all to do with their sorry or repentance for the act (hard to swallow I know!). Alternatively, it has everything to do with you or I (the one forgiving) and the mindset of joy and peace. Forgiving someone is a personal choice and should have nothing to do with your feelings or thoughts towards them or whether or not they are truly sorry. Challenged PAX to forgive in this manner even when they feel like the other party does not deserve that forgiveness.


        Moleskin

        At beginning, Faceplant asked Q who pissed him off, response was very quick…”Second Base”. To which Second Base responded, you need to get over that LOL. This led to a brief remark on this conversations relevance to the COT later to come.

        Q has taken the “very friendly” advice on ways to fix speaker; cleaned it out and it worked just fine this AM….WreckedEm could even hear it all the way from the parking lot at 0532 to the bleachers. It helped guide him to our beatdown.


        News

        2nd-F Channel
        3rd-F Channel
        Fourth-F this weekend
        Memorial Day Burph at The Dam
        July events coming up (Fallen Five, Lookouts, Re-launch of Anvil Pound Town


        Recent Backblasts

          Blockees with Blackout

          QIC:  Blackout

          Date: 05/02/2022

          PAX: Bernie, Ditka, Face Plant, Full Moon, M.I.A., Ramrod, Second Base, Tinder, Toe Jelly, Toe Tag, Yogi

          AO: Hacksaw


          Conditions

          Perfect!


          COP

          Mosey to Flagpole with block

          • FF
          • WMH – x10
          • Arm Circles – x10
          • Reverse Arm Circles – x10
          • SSH – x15

          The Thang

          DORA style workout; PAX 1 does exercises while PAX 2 runs large circle (0.25 miles); One Twist: Each partner must do Blockees together in between each run. Started at 10 Blockees and worked way down to 1. (e.g. 10 Blockees each, PAX 1 exercise PAX 2 run; 9 Blockees each, PAX 2 exercise PAX 1 run, etc.)

          DORA Exercises

          • 50 Clockwork Merkins
          • 75 Grave Diggers
          • 100 CPRs
          • 125 Flutter Kicks
          • 150 Shoulder Presses

          Finished with 1 minute Plank to time


          COT

          Talked about a quote from a Kobe Bryant interview. He noted this was from a teacher of his and it stated “Rest at the end, not in the middle” I started thinking about this over the weekend and how Kobe applied it to his basketball career and was one of the best basketball players of all time. I started thinking about how I can apply this not only to physical limits but also to my spiritual life. I challenged the PAX to live their lives this way in the spirit of true discipleship for Jesus. This means we can’t rest in our lives from a discipleship and spiritual perspective until we are called Home.


          Moleskin

          Nobody…and I mean nobody liked the beatdown this morning including Q. Lots of grumbles and non-family friendly language used to describe the way PAX were feeling.

          Only Toe Tag had to do more Blockees once we got down to 1. He said he didn’t like Q anymore, I asked him to please reconsider later this afternoon after he had time to cool off from the stupidity that was this morning’s beatdown LOL


          News

          See 2nd-F and 3rd-F Channel on Slack for more information on opportunities coming up
          Memorial Day Burph at The Dam
          Anvil OTB in June with relaunch July 4 convergence


          Recent Backblasts

            Holy Week Beatdown….Suffer Now to Celebrate Later

            QIC:   Blackout

            Date: 04/14/2022

            PAX: AOL, Limu, Mayhem, M.I.A., Stork, Uncle Joe

            AO: Legacy


            Conditions

            Perfect temperature for a beatdown; and the rain held off until around 6:25 am.


            COP

            Mosey to Park with blocks. Two cones set up 20-25 yards apart.

            FF oyo
            SSH x25 IC
            WMH x10 IC
            Arm Circles x10 IC
            Reverse Arm Circles x10 IC


            The Thang

            PAX proceeded to perform a “Holy Week” beatdown.

            PART ONE – PALM SUNDAY (exercises on palms)

            100 Shoulder Taps
            Bear Crawl to second set of cones
            75 Mountain Climbers
            Bear Crawl back to original cones
            50 Merkins
            Bear Crawl to second set of cones
            25 Burpees
            Bear Crawl back to original cones

            PART TWO – JESUS FLIPS THE TABLES (Flipped Coupons)

            PAX paired off into groups of 3 (4 for one group); One PAX (#1) started at first set of cones while one PAX (#2) started at second set of cones. PAX #1 performed Curls; PAX #2 performed Shoulder Presses while PAX #3 performed murder bunnies 20-25 yards to second set of cones; PAX #1 then replace PAX #3 doing murder bunnies back to original cones; Repeated this process until each PAX did murder bunnies twice

            During the murder bunnies, after each second hop, PAX “flipped” block to the other side

            PART THREE – JESUS WASHES FEET (exercises with feet)

            50 BBSU at first set of cones with a partner; One partner held feet while other partner did BBSU; switch until both partners did 50 BBSU
            Jailbreak sprint to second set of cones
            50 (hard count) heel touches
            Jailbreak sprint back to original cones

            PART FOUR – LAST SUPPER AND BETRAYAL (Judas dipped into the cup so we dipped)

            100 Dips – block
            Crab walk to second set of cones
            15 Plank Dips – each side
            Crab walk back to original set of cones

            PART FIVE – JESUS CRUCIFIED ON THE HILL (PAX cumulative exercise)

            Jesus paid the ultimate sacrifice for us; so PAX were challenged to grab a partner and do 50 Blockees cumulatively; Push as hard as you can to complete as many Blockees as possible for your fellow F3 brother.

            PART SIX – JESUS RISES FROM THE DEAD; EMPTY TOMB (Mary)

            Among those that discovered the rock rolled away was Mary Magdalene, so we performed 4MOM

            MIA: Flutter Kicks x25 IC
            Mayhem: Oblique Raises (Forgot F3 name lol) x15 IC
            Stork: Mercy Seat to time (~1 minute)


            COT

            Spoke about how struggles and suffering lead to resurrections. In short form, I challenged the PAX to reflect over the next two days before the Easter celebration on just how much suffering was involved for us to be saved by Jesus Christ. We suffer many times in our life, but never to the level of Jesus. The ultimate point was that Holy Week can serve as a good reminder that when our life is not going as it should or when we are in a Valley in life or in a painful situation where it seems we will never be able to get out, there is still Resurrection. Jesus walks with us through all seasons of life and has given us the ability to see that he is with is even in the midst of turmoil. Let us turn to reflection and remember the suffering so that we the Sunday celebration is not taken for granted!


            Moleskin

            Performed Mary at the end of beatdown; PAX were really glad someone named “Sally” did not find the empty tomb. I dove into History just to be sure….I am fairly confident there was no Sally but I did try….

            Opened up with how we should suffer and remember the suffering of Jesus so that we can truly be touched during the celebrations. Stork reminder me that Jesus did all of this to take away our suffering….For a brief moment, I thought about making the beatdown easier given this fact, but I didn’t

            PAX were wondering when we got to the part of the story where the disciples fell asleep….Q told them 6:16 am.


            News

            3rd-F opportunities: Chubby’s and Habitat; Second F Channel or reach out to Mayhem

            CSAUP convergence at The Battery on 04.23 at 0700; 5 beatdowns with running in between; poker themed with a chance to win a custom 9-Volt block

            2.0 Day at Hacksaw 04.15; Wuzonka Ball also 04.15…..seems like a scheduling conflict to me…


            Recent Backblasts

              Elevens….with some extra “fun” in the middle

              QIC:  Blackout

              Date: 03/14/2022

              PAX: Blair Witch, Couch Potato, Freebird, Picabo, FNG – Pill Mill, Pocket Taco, Seagull, Tube Squeeze, Uncle Joe

              AO: The U


              Conditions

              Cold, but warmed up quickly due to some stupid exercises. Hardly any wind at all. 35 degrees


              COP

              • SSH x20
              • FF oyo
              • WMH x10
              • 5 Burpees
              • Arm Circles x15
              • Reverse Arm Circles x15

              The Thang

              PAX moseyed to parking lot with block and placed block along the center of the lot horizontally. Elevens at both ends of the parking lot with varying modes of transportations. One kicker: stop in the middle to do some exercises with the block

              • 10 Merkins, mosey, 5 CPRs, lunges, 1 Squat, mosey, 5 CPRS, lunges
              • 9 Merkins, mosey, 5 CPRs, bernie, 2 Squats, mosey, 5 CPRS, bernie
              • 8 Merkins, mosey, 5 CPRs, traveling burpees, 3 Squats, mosey, 5 CPRs, traveling burpees
              • 7 Merkins, mosey, 5 CPRs, bear crawl, 4 Squats, mosey, 5 CPRs, bear crawl
              • 6 Merkins, mosey, 5 CPRs, lunges, 5 Squats, mosey, 5 CPRs, lunges
              • 5 Merkins, mosey, 5 CPRs, bernie, 6 Squats, mosey, 5 CPRs, bernie
              • 4 Merkins, mosey, 5 CPRs, traveling burpees, 7 Squats, mosey, 5 CPRs, traveling burpees
              • 3 Merkins, mosey, 5 CPRs, bear crawl, 8 Squats, mosey, 5 CPRs, bear crawl
              • 2 Merkins, mosey, 5 Blockees, lunges, 9 Squats, mosey, 5 Blockees, lunges
              • 1 Merkin, mosey, 5 Blockees, mosey, 10 Squats, mosey, 5 Blockees, mosey

              DORA

              PAX got a partner. One partner performed exercises while the other ran lap around parking lot:

              • 100 shoulder presses
              • 100 curls
              • 100 rows

              Circle Merkin to 5; Circle Squat to 5

              MARY

              • 50 hundreds – Seagull
              • 5 skis – Uncle Joe
              • 15 BBSU – Freebird
              • 25 American Hammers – Pocket Taco

              COT

              Spoke about patience in faith. Over the weekend, my pastor talked about how difficult it is to take a back seat from our own plans sometimes and trust God’s ultimate plan for our life. Perfect example of this is Abraham. He was tired of waiting for children and so he and Sarah decided he would take a second wife and have children through her. This only led to conflict and turmoil in Abraham and Sarah’s life. God had a plan for them but they weren’t patient enough to see it all the way through. I challenged myself and the PAX to be patient and allow God to lead and guide our lives.


              Moleskin

              Not sure Picabo could have chosen a worse rock to use in lieu of a block….had to weigh 55 pounds for sure

              Not sure anybody, including Q, enjoyed the workout this morning. A lot of grumbles, but hey we got better!

              Q had orange/white painted block for Tennessee, Blair Witch asked if it was an “anti-theft” mechanism to have it painted that color. Reminded him that UT won the SEC!….in basketball…

              Circle Merkin not to be confused with something else that rhymes…..


              News

              3rd-F: Chubby’s Monday nights, see channel on Slack

              Fourth-F weekend: Reach out to WuzntMe if interested

              Poker workout/run at The Battery 4/23/2022


              Recent Backblasts

                I Hope Nobody Needs Their Legs This Weekend….

                QIC: Blackout

                Date: 03/11/2022

                PAX: Breaststroke, Cavity Search, Tatonka, Woodrider

                AO: Parliament


                Conditions

                Weather felt nice; little wind and mid 40s


                COP

                Mosey to corner of track

                • FF – oyo
                • WMH – x10
                • SSH – x20
                • Arm Circles – x10
                • Reverse Arm Circles – x10

                The Thang

                DORA – Leg Style

                Pax paired off and performed the following exercises; One Pax ran length of 125 meters or so on track and back while other did exercises and then flip flop

                • Burpees – 75
                • Lunges – 100
                • Squats – 150
                • Monkey Humpers – 200
                • Toe Merkins – 250

                Lunged from corner of track to first entrance by bleachers (approximately 30 meters). Wall sit for 90 seconds.

                Bleacher 11s – Leg Style

                PAX performed elevens on the bleachers with the following two exercises: Bonnie Blairs (10 down to 3) and Squats (1 up to 8); We stopped a little short to get in SALLY (See below) In between Bonnie Blairs and Squats, PAX, ran/moseyed/crawled up and down bleachers

                Finished with Bring Sally up and Bring Sally down, but with squats instead of merkins


                COT

                Spoke of the 7th abomination in the bible “He that sows discord among the brethren”. We have a duty to always strive for the unity of the church. God issued a warning that he would destroy anybody who divided and destroyed his church. The church in this sense isn’t a physical building, etc. but rather the unity of brothers and sisters in Christ. I spoke about the current culture and how it is normal to talk about people or judge others, especially behind a computer/phone screen. Our society makes it too easy to divide the church. I challenged myself and the PAX to two things: 1. Don’t judge or condemn others even when society says it is “normal” and 2. If you need to be forgiven, apologize and ask for it and if you need to forgive, do it. Don’t wait, do it immediately to restore those relationships and build unity amongst the church.


                Moleskin

                “Woodrider, what is that growing on your head” – Cavity Search during forward folds

                Before the beatdown, Woodrider said “I have done legs all week, if you have a DORA with squats involved, I am leaving” To which, Q replied, “see you soon then”….Woodrider didn’t actually leave

                Turns out my phone is actually louder than when I try to play my phone through my speaker….who would have thought?

                The bleachers were considered unnecessary and even deemed evil….sorry fellas!


                News

                3rd F – Chubby’s
                4th F weekend – reach out to WuzntMe
                CSAUP at The Battery April 23, poker style. Chance to win a block win 9 volt handles!


                Recent Backblasts

                  The (non-hill) hill at Hacksaw also sucks….and, burpees

                  QIC:  Blackout

                  Date: 02/16/2022

                  PAX: Free Bird, Full Moon, M.I.A., Mandela, Mayhem, Quackers, Tinder

                  AO: Hacksaw


                  Conditions

                  Warmest morning in quite some time, although a bit windy which cooled it off a bit.


                  COP

                  Mosey to parking lot at bottom of (non-hill) hill

                  • FF – oyo
                  • WMH – x10
                  • SSH – x20
                  • Arm Circles – x10
                  • Reverse arm circles – x10
                  • Tempo Merkins – x10
                  • Tempo Squats – x10

                  The Thang

                  Round 1: Interval Work (50 seconds exercise/10 seconds rest)

                  • Burpees
                  • Squats
                  • Merkins
                  • Lunges
                  • Burpees
                  • Squats
                  • Werkins
                  • Toe Merkins

                  Run to top of (non-hill) hill and back down

                  Round 2: Rep Counts

                  Each Pax did 15 Kraken Burpees, 20 Merkins, 25 Squats, and 30 BBSU. Waited for six in plank/Al Gore.

                  Run to top of (non-hill) hill and back down

                  Round 3: Interval Work (50 seconds exercise/10 seconds rest

                  • Freddie Mercuries
                  • Plank Jacks
                  • LBCs
                  • Flutter Kicks
                  • Squats
                  • BBSU
                  • Lunges
                  • Burpees

                  Mosey back to flagpole; Last 4 minutes of beatdown were dedicated to the Merkin version of “Sally Up, Sally Down”.


                  COT

                  Basically told the same story I told on The Battery last week on Q (sorry if you heard it twice). Essentially, as leaders in our community and leaders among men, we need to be willing to stick our neck out for unpopular opinions, even if it means doing so alone. When something is unethical, unjust, or just flat out feels wrong, don’t stand by idly. Be a leader! We live in a society where it is easier to go with the flow to keep up our appearances or social states. Don’t be afraid to stand out in a crowd, it is what we are called to do.


                  Moleskin

                  If anyone knows a good independent auditor…..Mandela amongst other PAX disagreed with the apps timer of 50 seconds on/10 seconds on. Said it was more like 70 seconds on/3 seconds off. Obviously, the only way to resolve this is an audit.

                  Kraken burpees were not a fan favorite….but neither were burpees….but neither were (non-hill) hill runs….PAX didn’t like Q today is ultimately where this sentence ends.

                  Apparently, Free Bird runs hills for fun, so he turned it into a race. Everyone else was fine with him winning first place on the way up! There was no medal ceremony, however.

                  Choose your 10-count PAX wisely, it could mean the difference between getting a full 10 seconds or more versus 3 seconds to count down from 10 as fast as possible.


                  News

                  Tuff Muff – Saturday 2/19; HC in CSAUP channel
                  Habitat Project – Also Saturday 2/19; Contact Mayhem or 2nd-f channel
                  Fourth-F Weekend – May 2022; Contact WuzntMe or Fourth-F channel


                  Recent Backblasts

                    The hill at The Battery sucks….so let’s run it…and burpees, too

                    QIC:  Blackout

                    Date: 02/10/2022

                    PAX: 9 Volt, Clothespin, Cooter, Pipeline, WuzntMe

                    AO: The Battery


                    Conditions

                    Warm front coming through…..35 degrees or so. Warmest it has been in multiple weeks.


                    COP

                    Mosey lap to Pavilion

                    • FF – oyo
                    • WMH – x10
                    • SSH – x25
                    • Arm Circles – x15
                    • Reverse Arm Circles – x15
                    • SSH – x10

                    The Thang

                    Interval Round 1 (50 seconds exercise; 10 rest) – 8 minutes

                    • Burpees
                    • Dips
                    • Flutter Kicks
                    • Incline Merkins
                    • Burpees
                    • Dips
                    • LBCs
                    • Merkins
                    • Mosey lap around dog park

                    Teams with Rocks

                    Split into two teams of 3; Teams completed the following:

                    200 Curls as a group; Ran from pavilion to top of hill and back
                    225 Shoulder Presses as a group; Ran from pavilion to top of hill and back
                    200 Shoulder Raises as a group; Ran lap around dog park (decided that was enough of the hill)

                    Interval Round 2 (50 seconds exercise; 10 rest) – 8 minutes

                    • Burpees
                    • Curls
                    • Squats
                    • Flutter Kicks
                    • Shoulder Presses
                    • Curls
                    • Squats
                    • Plank

                    TIME


                    COT

                    Discussed a recent situation in my life and how my wife and I were able to work through it appropriately. Long story short: we had a confrontation with a sports coach recently due to some bias, narcissism, etc. My wife and I decided that we needed to point it out and have a conversation. During that conversation, we were verbally attacked and our character was put into question. It really got me thinking about it and I recalled a quote from a book I read not long ago: “certain types of people become more and more disappointed with you once they realize they cannot manipulate you”

                    So, how does this play into the COT and challenge for the PAX? Well, simple really, we live in a society where it is frowned upon to speak up when these things happen for the sake of salvaging relationships and keeping social status where it is (Some of us are guilty of this for sure). Don’t be afraid to call a situation for what it is, especially if it is negatively affecting your family and those around them/you. We are called to be men of integrity and honesty, and that includes having candid conversations that might cause discomfort amongst people around us. Do it anyways, don’t be afraid to stand alone instead of in a group of pretenders. Let’s be the men we are called to be!


                    Moleskin

                    Clothespin decided this morning that he didn’t like Q anymore after burpees were called more than once….this was news to Q, I thought it was that way all along!

                    Anybody heard from Deep Dish?? FIVE!

                    A lot of PAX, Q included, were on the motivation struggle bus this morning. We worked through it with some good ole fashioned mumble chatter and fun (if you call running hills fun)

                    The hill sucks, let’s do it again. Also, weighted vests on the hill suck even worse (Ask Pipeline and Cooter)


                    News

                    Tuff Muff – 2/19/2022 – CSAUP channel
                    Chubby’s Mondays – 3nd F channel
                    Fourth F Weekend – Fourth F channel
                    Doobie Brothers appreciation day at Hacksaw Friday…..not sure yet if that boosts #’s or the opposite….


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