QIC:  Mr. Clean

Date: 12/13/2021

PAX: Back Pew, Friar Tuck, Pink Panther, Spirit Fingers, FNG – Snoozy, Thermostat, Transplant

AO: Lions Den


31 Degrees. Frosty.


SSH x20 IC
Forward Fold OYO

The Thang

Predictable Ladders

15 Reps of Each Exercise
1. Shoulder Press
2. Bent Over Rows
3. Curls
4. Kettle Bell Swings
5. Merkins
6. Wide Merkins
7. Diamond Merkins
8. Leg Raises w/block
9. Heel Touches — Hard Count
Short Mosey Around Parking Lot
Rinse and repeat this routine dropping one rep.

It was after the round of 13 reps Back Pew “wondered” if anyone has ever done one of these very predictable workouts, and then suddenly changed it to “freak everyone out”. Feeling obligated to honor this “request”, we took a bit of a detour on the mosey. –Insert– “Thanks goodness, we are now back in our safe space” -Pink Panther.

Unbeknownst to the Pax, I already had some “unpredictability planned involving the hill by the JROTC tower.

For rep sets 12, 11, and 10, we interspersed them among Block Bears up and down the hill, as well as, Murder Bunnies up and down the hill.
75 reps of each exercise completed.
We finished with 5 blockees due to the missing flag.


Yesterday during a run with longest grade of the run, I developed my COT for this morning. Yes, that’s the complete truth. As I was running up hill, I thought of those most important to me including the men of F3; because, hey I probably don’t make it up that hill without them.
Growing up, my daddy always said; “ain’t no hill too high, son”. I’ve finally realized that I actually love the uphill run. Hills really get a bad rep from most runners. Those who run avidly and those who do so begrudgingly tend to have a similar outlook on hills: they suck.
Here is the thing: they don’t suck. Why? At the top, we have a glorious view not seen from the valley. At the top, we realize something difficult was accomplished. At the top, we realize the difficulty actually makes the view even sweeter.
Embrace the hills in your life, look to complete them with more speed and/or efficient the next time you face one.



Chubby’s Homeless Ministry
Christmas Eve Convergence — Anvil — Nantan change ceremony

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    Not Leg Day

    QIC:  M.I.A.

    Date: 12/03/2021

    PAX: Mr. Clean, Picabo, Squirt, Too Tall, Transplant

    AO: Lion’s Den


    A very comfortable 45ish degrees. To be honest YHC wishes it were colder so he didn’t take off his beanie.


    Some moseying, some blocks grabbed, some SSH, some stretches. YHC takes requests apparently.

    The Thang

    Webbicides – Part 1

    Run 10 yards, 1 burpee, return, 4 OH Press w/ coupon
    Run 20 yards, 2 burpees, return, 8 OH Press w/ coupon
    Run 30 yards, 3 burpees, return, 12 OH Press w/ coupon
    Run 40 yards, 4 burpees, return, 16 OH Press w/ coupon
    Run 50 yards, 5 burpees, return, 20 OH Press w/ coupon
    Run 60 yards, 6 burpees, return, 24 OH Press w/ coupon
    Run 70 yards, 7 burpees, return, 28 OH Press w/ coupon
    Run 80 yards, 8 burpees, return, 32 OH Press w/ coupon
    Run 90 yards, 9 burpees, return, 36 OH Press w/ coupon
    Run 100 yards, 10 burpees, return, 40 OH Press w/ coupon

    Webbicides – Part B
    Same pattern as above with 1 x Merkin to 4 x Curls for the Girls

    Webbicides – Part iii
    Same pattern as above with 1 x Big Boy Sit-up to 4 x Flutter Kicks (4 count)
    PAX completed roughly 1/2 of Part iii before time.



    Discussed the reasons for advent focusing particularly on the importance of preparing a way and hope. If you want more info on the COT you should have been at Lion’s Den… or read this.


    Picabo sandbagged us on the burpees but he went beast mode on the OH presses.

    Apparently, (supposedly) Mr. Clean complained about shoulder soreness while in the midst of complaining about the pre workout stretching. Workout assisted the soreness.

    YHC needs to learn how to tell time. And to not himself in the head with a coupon while doing OH presses.

    On an unrelated note, some head injuries make large quantities of OH presses more endurable.


    Chubby’s every Monday, except first Monday of the month, check 3rd-f channel for schedule and sign up to serve. Items needed: pants, coats/jackets/sweaters, belts, rain gear, industrial garbage bags, batteries; smaller clothes preferred but not required; drop off donations at any AO and/or to any AOQ.

    WuzntMe has put together 4th F Weekend to celebrate fatherhood and bond with our 2.0s at what is shaping up to be an excellent event, May 19-21 – check the 4th-f-weekend channel for details and to HC. Registration form HERE

    Prayers for Captain Wafer & family.

    Suicidal 1000

    QIC:  Mr. Clean

    Date: 05/14/2021

    PAX: Ohms, Skitch, Burrito, FNG – Free Loader, Snow Cream, Offset, Friar Tuck, Joanna, Starbucks, Friday, Recycle, Hambone, Blindside, Backpew, Pink Panther, Old School, Zima, Moneyball

    AO: Lion’s Den


    Amazing. Clear and crisp.


    Mosey to Middle School hill with blocks.

    The Thang

    Taken from the playbook of MoneyBall himself, Pax will strive for 1000 total reps before time is called.
    Suicidal 1000

    Complete 25 Reps. Run to 2nd Light Pole. 

    Complete 25 Reps. Run to 4th Light Pole. 

    Complete 25 Reps. Run to 6th Light Pole. 

    Begin next set.

    Rinse and Repeat for all rounds.

    100 Merkins — completed on mosey to middle school.

    100 Bent Over Rows

    100 Dips

    100 Monkey Humpers

    100 Curls

    100 Plank Jack/Shoulder Tap Combo (Hard Way)

    100 Wood Chops (50 Each Side)

    100 Mexican Jumping Bean Squats

    100 Leg Raises

    100 Man Maker


    Challenged the Pax to be a positive light to someone else. If they have the slightest feeling to reach out to someone with some sort of positive word or encouragement, then they need to do so. Also, please leave knowing the importance of leaning on Christ for support. Don’t worry about disappointing God, because no matter the situation it will always be His Might Right Hand which lifts you in any negative situation.


    YHC forgot the steepness of the hill…


    Memorial Day Convergence — Monday, May 31, 2021 at Chickamauga Dam Day Use Area
    4th Annual Fallen Five Event — Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Chickamauga Dam Day Use Area

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      Big Hill. Big Burpees. Big Picture.

      QIC:  Fissure

      Date: 03/26/2021

      PAX: Carebear, Offset, Pink Panther, Zima, Recycle, Burrito, Blindside, Moneyball

      AO: Lions Den


      Stayed dry for us but ground was wet and semi humid


      Grabbed our blocks and shuffle mosey’d to the big hill with a pit stop to SSH, fwd fold, imperial walker, iraqi tea time, tea pot

      The Thang

      This was all OYO
      Ran to first light pole and returned to your block
      1 burpee jump over (burpee on one side of the block, jump over block, 1 burpee
      Ran to the second light pole and return to your block
      1 burpee jump over, jump back, burpee, jump over, burpee (4 burpees)
      You get the picture. Each return trip to your block we did that number light pole x 2 burpees with jump overs in between. Burrito tried and almost succeeded in making this complicated.

      We stopped after running to the 9th light pole and completing our 18 burpee jump overs. Suckfest.

      Flutterkicks x 18 IC
      Big boi situps x 18
      LBCs x 18 IC

      Shuffle Mosey’d back to stop with a pit stop to do big boi situps with the block x 18


      I recently asked a pal to analyze a specific situation and discovered he hadn’t noticed small details that I noticed. He reckoned it was because he sees the big picture. This was a good reminder that you can get lost in silly details that don’t matter and lose sight of the big picture. Try not to do that. Glad I have pals that remind me what is important.


      One of those pals is Burrito. Love that guy. He teased on slack that he might show up sans pants today. He showed up in pants, thankfully.

      It was suggested that maybe we need an “accountability list.” It would work like the HC list except you get to see who didn’t follow through. Of course, this suggestion was a joke but Moneyball said he already follows up with most everyone after workouts to see what happened. Moneyball gets the big picture.

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        Anniversary Celebration @ #Lions-Den

        QIC:  Recycle and Hambone

        Date: 03/05/2021

        PAX: Doogie, Zima, Whittler, Offset, Xena, Snowcream, Flute, Pink Panther (RESPECT), Care Bear, Joanna Gainz, Oil Can, Blindside, Mansiere, Snow Patrol, Back Pew, Sidekick, Fissure, Jenny Craig, Blue, Dundee, NordicTrack, Moneyball

        AO: Lions Den


        A beautiful 42 degree morning surrounded by beautiful PAX. And Care Bear was there too.


        Windmill x10 IC
        IW x10 IC
        FF OYO
        LOR OYO
        ROL OYO
        WMH x10 IC
        TGE x10 IC
        MCPU x15 IC
        LBAC x10 IC
        Rev x10 IC

        The Thang

        Recycle Dora

        PAX partner up on track below press box. Partner 1 will complete reps while partner 2 takes his coupon up the stands, around the press box, and back down to the track.

        Round 1: 217 Curls for the Girls
        Burrito Partner Swap™
        Round 2: 217 tricep extensions
        Burrito Partner Swap ™
        Round 3: shoulder press until it’s Hambone Time

        Hambone Dark Webbs

        4 lane Native American mosey

        Merkins/Plank Jacks 1:4

        Mosey to scoreboard, jailbreak to opposite goal line, mosey back to start

        Burpees/Side Straddle Hops

        Squats/Walking Lunges

        Mosey back to start

        LBCs/American Hammers

        Big Boi Situps until



        When describing F3 to someone that you are EHing or to a family member, I quickly realize I am unable to convey what F3 is, at least what it is to me.

        I tried a number of the following:

        We are a men’s group that tries to invigorate men’s leadership through Fitness, Fellowship & Faith.  Eyes glazed and they just nod.
        Most workouts begin around 5:30 in the morning and we workout outside, rain or shine.  You work out in the cold & rain?
        It is mostly body weight exercises like pushups, situps, & burpees.  Oh I hate burpees.

        Yes all of that does describe F3, but to me F3 is not a “thing”, rather F3 is the brothers that show up every morning.  It is  not the exercises or the weather, it is the familiar faces, the laughter, the mumble chatter, the accountability, the friendships, and the realization that you a part of something bigger than yourself.

        So while I can never articulate it to someone asking about “my little workout group”, I hope that I do articulate to each of you, my F3 brothers, how thankful I am for your leadership, accountability, and most of all your friendship over the past year.


        Thank you for being there! The effect you all have had on my life over the last year is hard to put into words. I keep showing up because of the impact that our mutual suffering has on my mental health. We should all live by the words of the great philosopher Marshawn Lynch and “take care of our mentals.” I have counted 217 posts in the last 365 days. Hoping to get that number up in the next 365. See you in the gloom!



        Playlist: Outkast, Pearl Jam, The Black Crowes, The Strokes, JAY-Z, Brother Cane, Depeche Mode, The Offspring, Bush, LIVE

        Burrito was not there. Only Dos Amigos this morning.

        Great to see Xena back in the gloom and Flute even took a break from his honeymoon to join us again!

        How committed is Whittler? Drove all the way down the W Road, had to turn around and go back up because the road was blocked…still made the beatdown.

        Jenny Craig shaved his mustache. That means Valentines season is officially over.

        Hambone and I really appreciate the 24 High Impact Men that chose to share the gloom with us this morning. It was a perfect mix of Den Men (reminded us of our summertime beatdowns), Mountain Men, and our Hixson United Methodist Men.


        Check out the #softball channel if you are interested in playing with your F3 Chattanooga brothers

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          Gun Show Dora @ #Lions-Den

          QIC:  Recycle

          Date: 1/13/2021

          PAX: Fissure, Prosciutto, Mansiere, Jenny Craig, Rodeo, Mr Clean, Laces Out (RESPECT), Blindside, Care Bear, Chief, Back Pew, Joanna Gainz, Burrito, Hambone (RESPECT), Friar Tuck (RESPECT), Moneyball, Offset, Flute, The Count (RESPECT RESPECT)

          AO: Lion’s Den


          The air was butt cold, the track was frosty.


          SSH x20 IC
          FF OYO
          WMH x10 IC
          TGE x10 IC
          MCM x10 IC
          LBAC x12 IC
          Rev x12 IC
          SC x12 IC
          OC x12 IC
          MNC x12 IC
          SSH x15 IC

          The Thang

          Gun Show Dora

          PAX partner up. Partner 1 moseys a lap, partner 2 counts reps.

          Before counting reps, each PAX completes 15 CPRs with coupon.

          Round 1 : 100 Burpees
          Round 2: 100 Captain Thors
          Round 3: 100 Lt Dans


          If you are anything like me, the last year has been a very anxious time. Something that helps me when I start feeling the weight on my shoulders:

          1 Peter 5: 6-9

          Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.  Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.  Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.


          20 at the Den today. Was it Moneyball’s EHing or the Yacht Rock Spotify playlist that brought all the boys to the yard?

          Fissure was there for the playlist.

          Prosciutto is tired of warming up and is ready to get to The Thang.

          Public Service Announcement: If you tell a good joke in the presence of Burrito, you should know that everyone you both know will have heard it by the next time you see them.

          Rodeo discovered the hard way that wearing just shorts when the temp is in the 20s is….not great.

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            Only 798 Meters Left

            QIC: Mr. Clean

            Date: 12/18/2020

            PAX: Joanna, Mansiere, Natty Light, MoneyBall, Whittler, Burrito, Blindside, Roomba, Recycle, U-Turn, Offset

            AO: Lions Den


            It was what Angus affectionately referred to as “Clean’s Frosty Beard” weather this morning. Sub 25 degrees. Quite a bit of frost upon the track.


            SSH x25 IC

            Forward Fold OYO

            SSH x15 IC

            Willie Mays Hayes x20 IC

            The Thang

            Catch me if You Can
            Partner Up. Partner One Bear Crawls. Partner two completes 20 Monkey Humpers and 20 Star Jumps. Runs to catch Partner. Rinse and Repeat for a lap.

            Find a new partner. Partner one runs a lap while partner two completes 20 straight leg dead lefts and 20 Monkey Humpers. Rinse and Repeat for a mile.

            Mosey to a new spot. Pick a new partner. Partner one Bernies. Partner two completes 20 fire hydrants and 20 squats. Run and catches partner one. Rinse and Repeat for two laps.



            3rd Q of the week. 3rd AO with a different group of guys. YHC spoke once again about St. Thomas Aquinas. He was both a devout Christian and Humanist. He proposed the main ideas of Humanism, yet he still remained a devout Christian. In other words, he still put God first.

            Now, the Humanism is often partnered with Atheism. Oh how St. Thomas would’ve been upset with this. He was clearly a convicted man.

            That is what today’s COT is really about. While there was a great deal of talk about dairy. The focus is today is really about one’s courage of convictions.

            If you are convicted, ethical, and moral, then don’t let the circumstances change this.


            That seems a little zealous

            Great job guys! Only 798 meters of bear crawls to go

            What’s up guys. I’ll be running for a minute. Mansiere is up there somewhere


            Convergence 01/01/2021 at Anvil

            Launch of Legacy coming.

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              Veteran’s Day Tribute — Lion’s Den

              QIC:  Mr. Clean

              Date: 11/11/2020

              PAX: The Count (Respect, Respect — Veteran), Hambone (Respect — Veteran), Recycle (Veteran), Nordic Track (Veteran), Gretel (Veteran), MoneyBall, Rodeo, Burrito, Iron Butt (Respect, Respect), U-Turn, Xena, DuranDuran, She Shed, Snatch, Friar Tuck

              AO: Lions Den


              69 Degrees. Rainy. Just another day at the office for our Vets.


              16 — SSH IC (May 16th — Armed Forces)

              14 — Willie Mays Hays IC — (June 14th — Army B-Day)

              4 — Burpees OYO — (August 4th — Coast Guard B-Day)

              18 — SSH IC — (September 18th — Air Force B-Day)

              13 — Arm Circles/Front-Back — (October 13th — Navy B-Day)

              10 — Burpees — (November 10th — Marine Corps — B-Day)13 — SSH IC — (December 13th — National Guard B-Day)

              The Thang

              Rep counts and distances are based upon important numbers either in the chosen military branch or the Veteran represented

              Veteran’s Day Tribute

              ARMY REPS — 36 yds 3rd Cone — Bernie Down and Back

              1. Rob Martin 50 Hambone (Respect) served in the United States Army Reserves from 1987-1995 with 2.5 years of active duty
                1. Complete 50 Squat Jumps
              2. J.B. Gaskins 62 The Count (Respect, Respect) served in the United States Army Reserves from 1987 – 2017
                1. Complete 62 Bent Over Rows

              MARINE REPS — Bear Crawl 19 yds — Down and Back 2nd Cone

              1. Lang Johnson 41 Nordic Track served in the United States Marines from 1998-2005
                1. Complete 41 Curls
              2. Drew Mansell 37 Gretel served in the United States Marines from 2001-2005
                1. Complete 37 Burpees
              3. Gray Ramsey 44 Recycle served in the United States Marines from 1995-2007
                1. Complete 44 Overhead Presses

              AIR FORCE REPS 1st Cone 18yds — Carioca First Cone

              1. Chris Martin 39 Coldplay served in the United States Air Force from 2003-2008
                1. Complete 39 Coupon swings
              2. Rusty Reece 55 Best In Show served in the United States Air Force from 1988-1992  
                1. Complete 55 SSH IC

                  Leave blocks where they are. Mosey to the bottom of the bleachers.

                  11 Ascend/Descend Reps for 11/11 — Dips at Bottom and Leg Raises at Top

              Finish with 10 WWII Sit-Ups


              I grew up a-dreamin’ of bein’ a cowboy

              And lovin’ the cowboy ways…my heroes have always been cowboys.

              Willie Nelson said these words in one of his more popular songs. For me, however, my heroes have always been Veterans.
              Cowboys are cool, but cowboys are fighting for themselves.

              Veterans on the other hand get up every morning fighting for someone else. 
              Fighting for someone they may not know. 
              Fighting for someone they might completely disagree with. 
              Fighting for someone to have the right to disagree with them. 
              Fighting for you and for me.

              I’ve also heard the phrase “you shouldn’t meet your heroes”. 
              Whoever decided that made sense must have met someone that truly let them down.  

              That’s the thing about Veteran’s, its almost impossible for them to let you down; because, at some point in their life they made a commitment of willingness to give their greatest gift — life– EVERY person here today.

              Please, Please thank a veteran today if you have the opportunity.

              16 — SSH IC (May 16th — Armed Forces)

              14 — Willie Mays Hays IC — (June 14th — Army B-Day)

              4 — Burpees OYO — (August 4th — Coast Guard B-Day)

              18 — SSH IC — (September 18th — Air Force B-Day)

              13 — Arm Circles/Front-Back — (October 13th — Navy B-Day)

              10 — Burpees — (November 10th — Marine Corps — B-Day)

              13 — SSH IC — (December 13th — National Guard B-Day)

              Each rep count after the announced veteran was for their age.

              BearCrawl length was based on the 38th Parallel in which the cease fire occurred for the Korean War. The Marine Corps was the main force used in this “Forgotten War”

              Sprinting after our “Army Representatives” was based upon the number of soldiers serving in a Platoon at 36.

              Caraco after our “Air Force Representatives” was based upon the date of their birthday which was the 18th of September.

              Rep Count + Yardage Distance = 866 which is 245 (Age of Marine Corps) less than 1111.


              “God, I can’t imagine what we will do for The Count…he’s like 80” — Recycle

              Burrito is still trying to tell jokes even without an audience.

              “That’s technically not the second set of cones.” — Burrito

              “AAaaand that’s why everyone hates lawyers” — Snatch


              B DOUBLE— E…..DOUBLE –R…UN — Saturday, November 14, 2020.

              Prayers for Hasbro

              Prayers for MoneyBall and his mother.

              Praise to all the Veterans out there!

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                Papa was a rollin stone…

                QIC:  Prosciutto

                Date: 09/21/2020

                PAX: Blindside, Glee, Friar Tuck, Moneyball, Mr. Met, The Count, Xena

                AO: Lions Den


                Clammy, Dry and Brighter than the surface of the sun.


                Warm up / Stretching, WMH, Forward Fold for what felt like an eternity, Slow tempo merkins, shoulder taps, slow tempo squats

                The Thang

                Need to celebrate this hill. It’s perfect for a step-count
                – 9’s to the 2nd pole (Jungle Boi Squats / Burpees)
                1 – 40 yard sprint
                – 7’s to the 3rd pole (Block KB Swings / Alpo’s) — Rifle / Shoulder Carry block to end point
                2 – 40 yard sprint
                – 6’s to the 4th pole (Squats / Curls w/ Block)
                2 – 40 yard sprint


                Boat / Canoe x 7 (?)
                Flutter Kicks x 17 IC


                In Matthew 4, the bible speaks about Satan’s temptation of Jesus. In reading through the verses and reflecting upon the text, a question came to mind. Why is temptation always assumed as a bad thing? It kind of always is. Or is it?

                Matthew’s account of the three separate instances of Jesus’ temptation thwarting, demonstrates a perfect example of how to handle bad temptation. It shows how/when Satan will tempt. He targets Jesus when he was in the wilderness on a 40 day – 40 night outdoor CSAUP (Completely Spiritual and Unequivocally Pivotal) event involving the wilderness, prayer, lack of reparations and all sorts of wild cray cray and zero beers. An opportune time to get a guy when he’s down and out to say ‘Uncle’. Not this guy. Not Jesus, even though he was physically worn out from lack of sustenance, sun beaten and worn thin from his travels in those beat up rainbows he was sporting. You see, Jesus’ demonstration of God’s will proved that he not only understood the scripture/teachings, he also obeyed it. Two things; The Head and the Heart.

                Satan tempted him to turn stones to loaves of bread (Papa was a rollin stone); He dared him to jump from the highest point of Jerusalem on another attempt (aint too proud to beg); finally, thirdly, he tried the ol’ Mufasa and Simba approach – ‘you can have everything the light touches’ talk from on-high – if only he just would serve Satan. All of which Jesus was like, ‘nah bro.’ “you must worship the Lord and only serve Him. Get outta here Satan.” That was it. His mind, his heart and his actions all served one purpose in total alignment. Glorify God in everything, no matter what. The End.

                For us, it’s not a matter of if, but when you’ll be tempted. When you’re low. When you’re tired and beat. When things aren’t well. How will you respond?

                Now, my question about a time when Temptation can be good? Gusher tells me the Greek word for “temptation” is the same word that is used for “testing”. I don’t know why I trust him; he’s not very Greek looking, he doesn’t own a restaurant, he’s never invited me to a Greek festival and he has ZERO Gold jewelry anywhere, but maybe he knows, or maybe he’s just helping my story along….

                So, interestingly, the back half of the chapter describes two separate instances where Jesus is able to coerce four men (in total) to join him. Pick up their fishing nets, leave everything behind and walk with him. This was their livelihoods. This was their life. They’d known no different. In one instance, James and John left their old and tattered fishing nets, their boat AND their own FATHER! Just to give into this “temptation” – nay, this “test” of their faith – from a man who they didn’t know, selling a promise which was anyone’s guess. We’re led to believe these fishermen were believers, so it’s likely they had made quick assessment. They believed in their heart that a time like this was possible. They believed they’d be tested at some point, and, if the opportunity came to share what they knew about the good news and Kingdom of God, they’d take it! Even leave their old man to float off into the sunset with a bunch of old worn out fishing nets, couple packs of hot hands packets in the tackle box, some half-day old bojangle’s biscuits left out in the sun and a few warm beers rattling around in the hull. A test meant an opportunity they would give anything to do. It meant it was time to feed their hunger to fish for men, for all others, rather than for self.

                So, again, outside of the once famous 60’s Motown band, are there good temptations? Or just tests? How will you fare in your test? Are you seeking or looking forward to that test? Get ready, cause it’s coming.


                This was the largest collection of 20 year olds I’ve been around in quite some time, and I am both envious and happy that they’ve found themselves and F3 at such a young ripe age. I remember my 20’s, but not well.

                Red Bank Middle school lights are like a 24-hour Krispy Kreme. It’s like being the halftime super bowl show. Everything around us pitch black, but that parking lot was like being in the show, fah real doe. Took me back to a time when I was a legend in my own mind.


                We need some news so that we can talk about the news.

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                  9/11 Never Forget….

                  QIC: Blue

                  Date: 9/11/20

                  PAX: Moneyball, Friar Tuck, She Shed, U-Turn, Blindside, Care Bear, Flute, Mr. Clean, Hasbro

                  AO: Lions Den


                  A humid 72° with a slight breeze occasionally, with clear skies


                  • 2 Burpees OYO
                  • SSH x 18 IC
                  • 9 Burpees OYO
                  • SSH x 18 IC
                  • 7 Burpees OYO
                  • 18 Willie Mays Hays IC
                  • 7 Burpees OYO

                  2,977 Lives were lost from the terrorist attacks 9/11/01

                  The Thang

                  Leave No Man Behind

                  6 stations around parking lot, PAX move together as one group between each station. Hold Al Gore for the 6, stations are as follows

                  • 5 Man Makers
                  • 10 Lunges (per leg)
                  • 15 BBS’s
                  • 20 Squats
                  • 25 SSH’s OYO
                  • 30 Pickle Pointers (1) Pickle Pounders (2)
                  • 5 Burpees

                  220 total reps, 220 Floors of the towers

                  18 minutes from the end of the warmup, we held plank for 1:30 to honor the time between the first and second plane hitting each tower.

                  At the end of round 2, mosey up the hill to the 4th lightpost, 4 Burpees OYO, mosey up the hill 4 more lightposts, 4 Burpees OYO, mosey back down the hill 4 lightposts, 4 Burpees OYO, mosey to the bottom, 4 Burpees OYO

                  16 Burpees/Lightposts………..16 Acres we’re destroyed at the World Trade Center Complex

                  Mosey as a group to the backside of the school, halfway down, 6 Merkins OYO, mosey back around to front corner, 6 Merkins OYO, Mosey back to the start, 6 Merkins OYO for a total of 18 Merkins

                  18 People were pulled from the rubble of Ground Zero…….ALIVE!!


                  Today marks the 19th year anniversary of 9-11.

                  • 2,977 people were killed

                  • 2,753 died at the World Trade Center Site

                  • 343 of them were New York City firefighters

                  • 23 were NYPD officers

                  • 37 were police officers from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

                  • 184 people were killed when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon

                  • 40 were killed on United Airlines Flight 93 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania

                  • 19 men hijacked 4 planes

                  • 60 percent of the World Trade Center victims’ remains have been identified as of Sept. 2019

                  The attacks were the deadliest terrorist act in world history, and the most devastating foreign attack on United States soil since the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.[5]

                  There aren’t really any words to express the feelings/emotions of that day or what we are currently going through currently, but I find Psalm 46 to give me hope and peace.

                  Psalm 46

                  God is our (B)refuge and strength,

                  (C)A[a] very present help in trouble.

                  Therefore we will not fear,

                  Even though the earth be removed,

                  And though the mountains be carried into the [b]midst of the sea;

                  (D)Though its waters roar and be troubled,

                  Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah

                  There is a (E)river whose streams shall make glad the (F)city of God,

                  The holy place of the [c]tabernacle of the Most High.

                  God is (G)in the midst of her, she shall not be [d]moved;

                  God shall help her, just [e]at the break of dawn.

                  (H)The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved;

                  He uttered His voice, the earth melted.

                  The (I)Lord of hosts is with us;

                  The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah

                  Come, behold the works of the Lord,

                  Who has made desolations in the earth.

                  (J)He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;

                  (K)He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two;

                  (L)He burns the chariot in the fire.


                  Be still, and know that I am God;

                  (M)I will be exalted among the nations,

                  I will be exalted in the earth!


                  The Lord of hosts is with us;

                  The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah

                  Psalm 46:10 to close us out taking a knee……

                  “Be still and know that I am God”…………….”Be still and know that I AM”…………..”Be still and know”…..……………………..”Be still”……Amen