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


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    Get the Led Out

    QIC:  Irish

    Date: 05/06/2022

    PAX: Rodeo, iSpy, Castaway

    AO: Boneyard


    Conditions

    72 degrees. Extremely muggy due to overnight rain showers. Humidity caused a lot of sweat!


    COP

    • Side-Straddle Hop – x15 IC
    • Squat Thrust – x15 IC
    • FF OYO
    • Mountain Climber – x15 IC
    • Abe Vigoda – x15 IC
    • LBAC x15 IC plus reverse

    The Thang

    Q mentioned that there is a theme associated with this date in history that can be found from the clues in the workout. Queue the Led Zeppelin playlist!

    Round 1: at Flag

    • Burpees x 5
    • Lunges x 10 (each leg)
    • Imperial Walkers x 15 (each leg)
    • Merkins x 20
    • Plank Jacks x 25 (Q forgot to do this one, so Pax got a freebie)
    • Squats x 30
    • Mosey to next station

    Round 2: behind Teacher’s Place building

    • Burpees x 10
    • Lunges x 15 (each leg)
    • Imperial Walkers x 20 (each leg)
    • Merkins x 25
    • Plank Jacks x 30
    • Squats x 35
    • Mosey to next station

    Round 3: Food City Parking Lot

    • Burpees x 5
    • Lunges x 10 (each leg)
    • Imperial Walkers x 15 (each leg)
    • Merkins x 20
    • Plank Jacks x 25
    • Squats x 30
    • Mosey to next station

    Round 4: behind Teacher’s Place building

    • Burpees x 10
    • Lunges x 15 (each leg)
    • Imperial Walkers x 20 (each leg)
    • Merkins x 25
    • Plank Jacks x 30
    • Squats x 35
    • Mosey to next station

    Round 5:

    • Wall squats
    • Mosey to Flag
    • Mountain pose stretch to finish us out

    COT

    The historical event referenced by the workout was the Hindenburg disaster which occurred on May 6, 1937. While docking, the blimp caught fire (it didn’t officially explode) and within 29 seconds, all of the hydrogen was consumed. 35 people (out of 90+) lost their lives.

    There are many lessons to be learned from the disaster. One that struck YHC’s fancy was that the zeppelin was originally designed to use helium (which is inert and doesn’t burn, but does make your voice sound funny if you inhale it). But because Germany had a helium shortage at the time, it was cheaper to use hydrogen (which burns like nobody’s business). So in essence, the owners of the Hindenburg prioritized cost over their primary (and most important) mission – transporting passengers safely from one place to the next.

    The lesson for us is this: what are the important things in our life and are we fueling them with more expensive helium or cheaper hydrogen? Are we giving our all to our primary missions (as husbands, fathers, leaders, sons) or are we short-changing them? Spend the time, effort, and cost on the most important things in your life – otherwise you may crash and burn like the Hindenburg.


    Moleskin

    Pax didn’t guess the workout theme during the exercises – they thought it was all about Led Zeppelin, especially since YHC started spouting off Zep trivia between exercises just so we could catch our breath in the muggy air.

    The final answer was guessed when we reviewed the B.L.I.M.P.S. acronym during the COT.

    Zeppelin Playlist

    • Black Dog
    • Whole Lotta Love
    • Ramble On
    • Heartbreaker
    • The Ocean
    • Immigrant Song
    • Rock and Roll
    • Misty Mountain Hop
    • Moby Dick
    • Kashmir
    • Houses of the Holy
    • D’yer Mak’er

    News

    Memorial Day Burph at The Dam
    Chubby’s – bring stuff to Lion’s Den on Monday


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      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


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        I Got’a Boogie…..on my finger

        QIC:  9 Volt

        Date: 4/26/2022

        PAX: Cock-6, Cooter, Pipeline, Mrs Baker, Cheney, Abercrombie, Clothespin, El Chapo, Deep Dish

        AO: The Battery


        Conditions

        If you’re thinkin’ you’re too cool to boogie
        Boy oh boy have I got news for you
        Everbody here tonight was boogin’
        Let me tell you, you are no exception to the rule

        COP

        Mosey to the pavillion ground and select two bricks from the pile

        The warm up was done WITH bricks

        1. SSH IC X 15 (with bricks)
        2. Baby Arm Circles
        Fwd IC X 15 (with bricks)
        Rev IC X 15 (with bricks)
        3. FSH – Front Straddle hop (Arms as usual but legs go forward and backward) (with bricks)
        4. Seal Clap IC x 15 (with bricks)
        5. Chinook ICx15 (with bricks)
        6. SSF – Side Straddle Flop ( SSH while laying on the ground w/ shoulders off the ground)
        7. Willie Maze Haze ICx10
        5. Forward Fold IC x 10

        A delightful playlist was provided as a public service


        The Thang

        • The pullups are done in pairs with one person holding the others ankles and taking some weight off of them while they perform the pull ups. (Form doesn’t matter just make it hurt)
        • Pairs swap out when one gets tired of pull ups
        • All rounds are done for 1 minute on and 30 seconds break
        • Pendulum – Bent over in “Row” position with bricks in hands touching. swing bricks side to side trying to use shoulders.
        • Water Fall – Brick in each hand, lift to eye level with bricks close to body. Extend arms and lower slowly with arms straight.
        RoundExercise
        1Jump Rope (1Min)
        2Pull up
        3Side Raise (with bricks)
        4Dips
        5Hand Release Merkins
        6 Jump Rope (1Min)
        7Pull Ups
        8Tricept Ext (with bricks)
        9Pendelum (with bricks)
        10Dry Docks
        11Front Raise (with bricks)
        12 Jump Rope (1Min)
        13Pull ups
        14Moroccan night club (with bricks)
        15Water Fall (with bricks)
        16Military Press (with bricks)
        17Bent over rows (with bricks)
        18 Jump Rope (1Min)
        19Pull ups

        Rinse and repeat as necessary


        COT

        Words of wisdom

        We are temporarily out of wisdom due to supply chain issues


        Moleskin

        I’m your boogie man



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          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…


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            Only Fools Believe There Is a Hill at Hacksaw

            QIC:  Full Moon

            Date: 04/01/2022

            PAX: Chief, Ditka, El Chapo (RESPECT), Landmine, Life Alert, M.I.A., Mayhem (RESPECT), Mr. Burns, Sousa, Toe Jelly, Toe Tag, Top ‘Em, Uncle Joe

            AO: Hacksaw


            Conditions

            45 degrees or so – perfect weather for broga foolishness


            COP

            Met at the Commons; disclosure

            SSH x26; forward fold, OYO; walk it out to downward dog, heels on the ground, then right over left, left over right; move to plank for world’s greatest okayest stretch – right, then left

            Mosey from the Commons to the top of Mt. Hacksaw the Increased Gravity Zone


            The Thang


            A Ladder, of sorts

            Upon completion of each rung/mosey, PAX were instructed to plank/have tea time to wait for six… mostly heavy breathing, cursing of YHC, and 10 counts ensued

            Up the ladder we go
            1st rung: 10 burpees, mosey to the bottom of Mt. Hacksaw the Increased Gravity Zone

            2nd rung: 10 burpees, 20 squats, mosey to the top of Mt. Hacksaw the Increased Gravity Zone

            3rd rung: 10 burpees, 20 squats, 30 big bois, mosey to the bottom

            4th rung: 10 burpees, 20 squats, 30 big bois, 40 flutter kicks (hard count), mosey to the top

            5th rung (top of the ladder): 10 burpees, 20 squats, 30 big bois, 40 flutter kicks (hard count), 50 heel touches (hard count), mosey to the bottom

            Back down the ladder, yet up the Increased Gravity Zone
            4th rung: 10 burpees, 20 squats, 30 big bois, 40 flutter kicks (hard count), mosey to the top

            3rd rung: 10 burpees, 20 squats, 30 big bois, mosey to the bottom

            2nd rung: 10 burpees, 20 squats, mosey back to the Commons

            1st rung: 10 burpees Time


            COT

            Don’t just be in the moment, enjoy it – whether it be with family or friends, working out, at work, etc. Not all moments are enjoyable but find the good where you can, especially with loved ones, and enjoy it.


            Moleskin

            No one was fooled by YHC’s attempt at pranking the PAX into believing they were in for a relaxing broga set

            “Full Moon: you realize we’re still running, right?”

            Uncle Joe continues to insist heel touches are a partner exercise… YHC does not completely disagree, but for today they remained solo

            Mr. Burns was excused to handle some very important paperwork… thankfully we have (for now) a Johnny-On-The-Spot nearby

            Life Alert lamented, a lot, that we ran way more than YHC had led him to believe – this is debatable depending on one’s point of view, yet he may never come back to Hacksaw

            “Stay away from me or I’m gonna hit you” – directed at YHC

            “Hated it” – everyone


            News

            Sousa’s going away #2nd-f event tomorrow, 4/2 – see channel and/or Blue for info on how to sign up to throw axes at Sousa; Chubby’s; Habitat for Humanity dates now live on #3rd-f; upcoming 2.0 days (including Good Friday w/Mr. Burns at the Hack); Inaugural Battery PokerRunRuck For the Cure Brought to You by Mountain Dew on 4/23; Grow Ruck event upcoming – see Vila, Mayhem, or Ducktales

            Those are Some Nice Balls

            QIC:  Mr. Clean

            Date: 03/30/2022

            PAX: Breaststroke, Chicklet, Choo Choo, Face Plant, Second Base

            AO: Parliament


            Conditions

            Wind….


            COP

            SSH x18 IC
            Forward Fold OYO
            Willie Mays Hayes x15 IC


            The Thang

            Mosey. Walk. Meander. Tip Toe. to the practice field.
            Title of exercise = Stolen From Dundee
            Divided into two teams. 5 Burpees. One Pax threw the slam ball. All Pax Bear Crawled to Slam Ball. Complete 5 Burpees. Rinse and Repeat this until the length of the field was covered.
            Winning Team did 5 Burpees and Losing Team did 10 Burpees
            Same routine as above but travel method was a lunge and exercise was a squat.
            Final routine on the field mirrored the above two; however, Pax ran all the way back to their starting point after each round of 15 BBSUs.

            Which Line is It
            Bear Crawl to each line of the first two tennis courts. As you reach each line, Bernie back to beginning and then Bear Crawl to the next line in progression


            COT

            A man’s heart can develop a “Widowmaker” or aortic issue that is hard to find and leads to a heart attack. This “Widowmaker” is easy to understand, and as YHC discussed it, the Pax shook their heads in a “oh yeah I know those and their terrible” gesture. YHC proposed another type of “Widowmaker” that is still often viewed poorly among men, and that is, addressing mental illness. Mental illness truly is a Widowmaker as so often times we really do never see it coming. The challenge: Lock your Shields, and if you’re gut tells you to reach out and check on someone — follow your gut.


            Moleskin

            Little mumblechatter this morning. It was probably the difficulty of the Forward Folds…


            News

            P-Funk Intervals

            QIC:  Full Moon

            Date: 03/29/2022

            PAX: Bernie, Blackout, Choo Choo, Face Plant, See Through, Tatonka, Toe Tag

            AO: Parliament


            Conditions

            A chilly 42 with some breeze – nice running weather


            COP

            Disclaimer, mosey to track

            Forward fold, OYO and loud; walk it out to downward dog to stretch the calves – right over left, left over right; Quad stretches (pull your heel up to glute, fell the burn) – henceforth, and forever, to be known as Sheboygans

            50m skips down the straight and back; 50m butt-kickers down the straight and back


            The Thang


            Track Day – Intervals
            YHC needed some interval work to improve speed/endurance so we did the following:

            PAX were encouraged to team up or just go for it

            400m lap as fast as comfortable (modifications allowed/encouraged), followed-up by 400m recovery lap

            800m fast, 400m recovery

            1200m fast, 400m recovery

            1600m fast, 400m recovery

            PAX that finished the intervals then picked up the 6 and circled up for cool-down stretching: forward fold, OYO and even louder; walk it out to downward dog to stretch the calves again – right over left, left over right; move to plank for world’s greatest okayest stretch – left, then right; WMH x6

            Time


            COT

            Getting better, or progressing, came to YHC during the 1200m interval. Being happy with where you are is not a bad thing, but why not try to progress? YHC could’ve slowed down/walked during the intervals but pushed myself to get to the cool down lap as I want to get better at running. Sure, be happy with where you are (in life/work/etc.) but also push yourself to progress in any/all of these areas.

            Apathy is the glove into which evil slips its hand. This quote has stuck with me from, of all places, the cinematic masterpiece Van Wilder, but is apparently credited to Bodie Thoene – wise words either way.


            Moleskin

            “Bernie’s here, must be Time”

            Additional breeze provided by Tatonka having eaten Mexican food twice yesterday

            “Guess I’ll just run the whole time – no difference in my mosey and fast pace.”

            “Can you imagine Minnesota mumble-chatter – oooooh yah, dontcha know? ope! you betcha!

            “Thanks for a proper track day – running the whole time is the point; glad you didn’t make us bring blocks”


            News

            Chubby’s; upcoming 2.0 days; Inaugural Battery PokerRunRuck For the Cure Brought to You by Mountain Dew.

            No Crying or Bear Crawls in Baseball

            QIC:  Mr. Clean

            Date: 03/28/2022

            PAX: 8 Seconds, Blue, Napoleon, O.B., Ponce, Roomba, She Shed, Sherlock Snatch

            AO: Detention


            Conditions

            Clear. Crisp. Cool. A nice Spring morning.


            COP

            SSH x18 IC
            Forward Fold OYO
            Third Grade Exercises x12 IC
            Imperial Walkers x12 IC
            Shoulder Blaster Exercises x12 IC
            SSH x15 IC


            The Thang

            Mosey to the ball fields. Head to home plate on Field 5 for activities to commence.
            7 of Diamonds
            7 Burpees at each base w/Bear Crawl as travel method
            14 Squats at each base w/Side Shuffle as travel method
            21 Merkins at each base w/Bear Crawl as travel method
            28 Monkey Humpers at each base w/mosey as travel method

            We began working our way back down the diamond, but on this trip, we changed it up a bit.
            Running Poles
            28 Monkey Humpers mosey to Right Field Pole
            Complete 28 Monkey Humpers jail break to Left Field Pole
            Complete 28 Monkey Humpers mosey to Home Plate
            Complete 28 Monkey Humpers
            Rinse and repeat the above routine replacing Monkey Humpers with 21 Merkins
            After the Merkin round, we were running short on time so we moseyed to the bottom of Mt. Crushmore…
            14 Squats at the bottom. Sprint to the Top.
            14 Squats at the top. Mosey to the bottom.
            14 Squats at the bottom. Sprint to the top.
            14 Squats at the top. Mosey back to flag.


            COT

            Everyone knows the whole “Catch a man a fish vs. teach a man to fish” quote. It’s pretty famous.
            Here is another take I proposed this morning. Every man can certainly learn to fish, and every man should be taught to fish. However, let us remember that not ever man understands/comprehends instructions in which they are given the first time. Let us remember this as we try to teach others to fish. Hopefully, we will remember that we once had trouble learning how to fish, and with this wisdom, we remember to be patient as teach others.
            Most importantly, for those avid fishermen out there, remember that some men need an invitation to the proverbial boat. Do your best to seek out those men to help them learn to fish. Won’t they need to pass it along in the future.
            Yes, there were a lot of metaphors in the COT, but I believed the men firmly understood them and will go forth and use them in their lives.


            Moleskin

            “What is our mode of travel for this one?” — Blue
            “Shut up Blue and just run before he gets other ideas.” — Unknown
            “Blue, was that you?” “Yes, I’m ok Snatch.” “I didn’t ask if you were ok Blue, I was just wondering if that was you, but are you ok Blue.” Snatch & Blue upon reaching 2nd Base
            “We are going to print off the pdf. for you so you know there are other exercises that aren’t so hard.” — She Shed
            “You know we only have like 5 minutes, right?” — Lyft (at the bottom of Mt. Crushmore)
            “Hey Clean, thanks for ruining baseball for me!” — Ponce


            News

            4/23/2022 — Poker Run
            07/16/2022 — Fallen Five Event (details forthcoming)
            Chubby’s Ministry

            Ellllllllllllllllllllllevens

            QIC:  Full Moon

            Date: 03/23/2022

            PAX: AOL, Picabo, Sojourner, Sousa

            AO: The U


            Conditions

            Windy (it is #the-u) but mild, 60-ish. Little bitty stingin’ rain, and big ol’ fat rain, rain that flew in sideways, and sometimes rain even seemed to come straight up from underneath. Then at startex, just like that, someone turned off the rain.


            COP

            YHC informed the PAX that, due to the rain, he wasn’t quite sure what we would be doing. Plan A quickly changed to Plan B, then to Plan C when the rain stopped.

            25 SSH IC; 25 Toe Merkins OYO; 10 WMH IC; 25 Pigeon-Toe Merkins OYO; Forward Fold IC; 25 Duck-Toe Merkins OYO; 21 and 5 burpees; 25 more Toe Merkins OYO

            Custer’s Last Stand: modified Indigenous Peoples’ Run wherein the 6 runs the opposite direction of the line. Remaining PAX run, per usual – whoever is at the back of the line upon opposite-direction-runner’s return takes off in opposite direction. We did this for 4 or 5 laps around the parking lot so that every PAX was able to enjoy some alone time in the opposite direction.


            The Thang


            Elevens at #the-u
            Round 1: Jump Squats and Imperial Walkers; start with 1 Jump Squat then run the length of the parking lot and perform 10 (hard count) Imperial Walkers; run back to starting position to do 2 Jump Squats then run the length of the parking lot to do 9 Imperial Walkers; rinse repeat through the cycle until complete; PAX who finished first held plank for 6

            Round 2: Plankjacks and Merkins; start with 1 Plankjack then Bernie about a third of the parking lot and perform 10 Merkins… rinse repeat through the cycle until complete; plank for 6

            PAX Plank until Time


            COT

            YHC shared a brief summary of how he obtained his F3 name – you had to be there. Then discussed the importance of kindness to those around you, including yourself. Hard to be kind to the external world when you are unable to be so to yourself – everyone is going through something so kindness can go a long way. One of the many things I love about this cult group is the support – reach out to your brothers, including YHC.


            Moleskin

            YHC arrived early for a 5k but chose to review the many audibles going through his mind sit in his car because it was raining.

            This was the longest distance between 11 exercises ever, mark it so and call the Guinness Book of World Records.

            Sousa talked the whole time, yet his hind-horn was relatively quiet, which was nice.

            Lots of “getting wet” and “TWSS” chatter


            News

            Chubby’s and upcoming Habitat opportunity – see #3rd-f for both; Yellow 5 on Q Friday at the Hack to wrap Three Amigos Week; #2nd-f event on 4/2 for Sousa’s departure to the dude ranch Wyoming