The mission of F3 is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership.
Conditions: mid-60s and MUGGY (but to quote Blind Melon, no rain)
COP: 21 SSH in cadence, 15 TTT in cadence, LBAC forward and backward OYO
This is where it gets interesting. YHC had planned an epic 4-corners beatdown on the tennis courts spending some good quality time getting intimate with our buddies, the blocks. The PAX numbered off into 4 groups and were instructed to mosey to the block pile, grab one of their choosing and meet me on the tennis courts.
As the first PAX began to reach the coupon store, we quickly realized we had a problem. Not a single block. Not single pole. Even the fire hoses were gone. Only the tires were left.
Lesson: If you are the Q, show up early (which YHC did) and evaluate the AO (which YHC did NOT do). Otherwise you are left to adjust on the fly. Those 20 minutes I spent stretching could have been useful in replanning the workout.
Thanks to some quick thinking by TKO, we began with a jog to the park about a quarter mile away to buy some time. We know there’s some equipment there we can utilize.
Upon arriving at the park, the PAX were instructed to separate into their four groups and report to one of four stations for a modified four corners workout.
Station 1: Monkey bars and attempted 20 pullups (or to exhaustion)
Station 2: 20 4-count LBC’s (some groups modified into Freddie Mercuries, v-ups, etc) but all PAX hit the core in some way.
Station 3: 20 step-ups alternating legs (some counting up, some counting down, some bilingual counting with some help from Ophelia)
Station 4: Atomic pushups – feet in the swings for 20 merkins. Some PAX modified into crunch merkins (pull the knees in first, then the merkin.
After about 3,5 rounds, we moseyed back to the flag.
All-in-all, today was a very flexible workout at the ditch. But we did work and shed some sweat.
Mary: no time
Namerama: Redo, Goober, Dabo, Training Wheels, Ophelia, One Bar, Saget, Cosine, Mack, Wiper, Snowden, Humpday, Futurama, TKO, BCG, Urkel
Pledge and COT
Announcements: Mud Run this Saturday, Friday night FIA and F3 meet-and-greet at Montana’s, Q needed for Saturday, possible Father’s Day convergence, 9/11 Walk to Remember, The Creek runs on Mon and Wed, Humpday needs help June 1 loading for the big move
Devo: From Goliath Must Die by Louie Giglio: Every day, the Israelites were greeted by a giant taunting them. Each night the ended the day the same way. Quite demoralizing. What giant do you have in your life that taunts you daily causing you to live in fear, causing anxiety, causing worry?
Is it because you grew up in an environment where fear was real? Is it a mistake that you made in your life causing a cloud to hang over you constantly?
Fear can be a giant that constantly beats you down keeping you from being what God intended. But the good news is that giant (whatever it may be) has already been beaten. Not by any strength of our own, but by God through Jesus. Don’t let that giant discourage you. Don’t let it limit you or convince you you’re less than who you are.
Live life with the power that comes from knowing that it has already been beaten and no longer holds any power over you.
Moleskin: In my first Q at The Ditch (my first Q at any BC), I definitely learned a lesson. Bring two plans in case your coupons go on strike. And I really appreciate the help of those that helped me process quickly and modify the planned Q. And thanks to all the men that showed up for bearing with me as we figured it out together. It was really a group effort this morning.
Also, my wife is convinced that one of you guys did this as a prank for the first-time Q. If that’s the case, I say well done to anyone involved. Hauling off all those blocks and poles in the name of a prank is a LOT of effort. And I think the joke may be on you.