Baba O’Riley

02-05-19

QIC: Chairman

Warmup: 30 SSH 15 Cherry Pickers 15 15 Moroccan Night Clubs 15 Windmills 25 Washboards All IC.

The Thang 1: Mosey to Union Street to Tobin Drive to lot in front of Shipbuilders. Super Toy Soldier 50 LVCs 35 E2Ks 20 Big Boys. Mosey back to Union Street and back to AO.
Ascending Testicles 15 degree, 45 degree, & BTW 10 derkins each
Clowney: 4 jump lunges IC 4 Merkins 7x
London Bridge Plank: head to wall 1 hand to wall then other then 1 hand to ground then other. Bear crawl under bridge 1 PAX at time.

F3 Message about Hope: We all need hope in our lives whether famil, work, etc. and most of us turn to God for hope when needed. Bible verses about hope:

Psalm 46:1-3 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.

Proverbs 18:10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe.

Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Exodus 15:2 The Lord is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. This is my God, and I will praise him—  my father’s God, and I will exalt him!

Psalm 34:10b Those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.

The Thang 2:

Monkey Drill: Sideways Lunges palms to ground as extend.  1 each direction.

20 Merkins 20 Diamond Merkins 20 Hand Release Merkins

Baba O’Riley: Imperial Walkers for entire 5 min 4 sec. song increasing tempo for last 30 seconds.

Count-O-Rama & Name-O-Rama

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Wall of Fire Webbicide

Warm Up: SSH 20x, Morroccan Nightclub 20x, Cherry Picker 20x, Matt Biondi 20x

THE THANG: Bear crawl to pick up patio pavers, Lt Dan carries pavers to Wall of Fire for rotating merkins, mosie pavers down to corner, sprint one block and Karaoke return to starting line 4x, Bobby Hurleys 30x, mosie pavers back to Wall of Fire, Webbicide with 10 merkins 6x, Bear crawl limbo under pavers

THIRD F: Storytime… Fellow finds clay balls buried in sand, packs them in ruck but throws all but one into sea. Last one cracks open showing beautiful gemstone inside. See what you lose by throwing away without looking past surface.

NUMBER RAMA

NAME RAMA

COT…praise for 35* and rain plus more important things.

QIC: Wildwing

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The Hill 0.5

20190211
Q: Flea

DISCLAIMER: Given

PAX: Burgundy, Priorities.

Warmup:
Copperhead Squats
Merkins
Imperial Walkers
Hill Billies

THE THANG

Started with a quick mosey to the bottom of the hill at tabletop where we did:
-Scissor Kicks
-Little Baby Crunches
-Rosalitas

following the workouts we ran up the hill and moseyed to the nearby playground where PAX rotated through
-Merkins (30 Merkins acted as the timer )
-Step -ups
-Dips


This was followed by a mosey back to the main meeting spot ad nearby playground where the PAX rotated through
-Jump-ups
-Derkins
-Aussie Merkins ( 20 Aussie Merkins acted as the timer )

Next up was a 5 lunge step-1 Thor Jump transit back to the flags where we ended with a few rounds of modified “Hey Watch Iss”

Ended with Number-O-Rama, Name-O-Rama, COT.

MOLESKIN
Words of Wisdom: “Lemons are actually a man-made hybrid of an orange and citron. Ipso Facto, we gave life it’s lemons.”

Everyone is back in one piece from the camping trip. We will plan one more kind of 2nd F event sometime between now and June. Also, as a reminder that the 2019 GEAR is out, you can order your own here.

LEXICON: Word of the day-
CLUSTERQ- An abomination of a Q that elevates the self-confidence of all other PAX in attendance, thereby convincing PAX on the fence that they couldn’t possibly do worse than THAT guy, leading to an influx in Q signups.

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I thought I was alone

20190209

Q: You Betcha

Pax: Beach, Mr. Rogers

Beach showed up at 0701 and Mr. Rogers showed up at 0704. I was nervous that I was going to have to ask Bernie Madoff if I could work out with him.

Warm Up:
SSH
Imperial walkers
Hill billies

The Thang:
20 burpees
50 yard bear crawl
25 merkins
50 yard crawl bear
20 burpees
50 yard crab walk
25 merkins
50 yard walk crab
20 burpees

2 laps around the track to cool down.

11’s
Dips and lunges (1 each leg)

Hill run
half mile down hill
half mile back up

11’s
Curls with coupon and merkins on coupon

5 minutes of abs
Flutter kicks
LBC’s
American hammers|
Planks

Count/Name-o-rama
COT
“If God is with us, then who can be against us?”
In honor of seeing Wayne Gretzky at the Pro-Am:
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
No coffeteria due to lack of participation. (Sad Face)

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County Seat Crawls

2/9/2019

QIC: Vanilla

AO: Aegis: Georgetown, DE

PAX: Chattahoochee, Circuit (FNG), Fireplex, Fish Camp (FNG), Hideous, Leatherman, Ruxpin, Summit, Vanilla

Temperature: 28 F

Summary: With 2 FNG’s in tow, and nearly double digits for the first time in Georgetown, 9 PAX sharpened iron in the county seat!

Warm-O-Rama

SSH – 20 IC

Seal Jacks – 20 IC

Smurf Jacks – 20 IC

Cherry Pickers – 20 IC

Windmill – 20 IC

Windshield Wipers – 10 IC

Rearview Wipers – 10 IC

Mosey to Georgetown Elementary for the thang!

The Thang 1: “Chappie Challenge”

PAX lined up along sidewalk 1 on near side of school front yard. Bearcrawl to sidewalk 2, mosey back to start, complete 30 merkins – OYO. Bearcrawl to sidewalk 2, Lt. Dans to sidewalk 3, mosey back to start, complete 20 Merkins. Bearcrawl to sidewalk 2, Lt. Dans to sidewalk 3, Dragoncrawl to sidewalk 4, mosey back to start, complete 10 Merkins.

Mosey to Library for The Thang 2!

The Thang 2: “Descending Curb Crawl”

Complete 10 Derkins, bear crawl to opposite curb for 9 Irkins, Crawl back to initial curb for 8 Derkins…rinse and repeat descending to 1.

Break for Third F: “Catch People on the Bounce”

QIC is currently reading “Everybody Always” by Bob Goff. The book challenges us all to love, literally everyone, regardless of their difficulty or what they’ve done or are currently going through.” A particular excerpt spoke deeply to me last night and I decided to share with the group. I believe that F3 is the perfect brotherhood to catch one another on the bounce…If you don’t know what I mean, read below:

“There’s one last thing the instructor told us in class. He said if the main parachute doesn’t open up, and the reserve parachute doesn’t either, you’ve got about 45 seconds before you hit the ground and make your mark. I was  surprised and a little grossed out when the instructor said hitting the  ground isn’t want kills you. Every bone in your body will break, of course.  But after you hit the ground,  you’ll bounce – and it’s the second time you  hit that kills you as the broken bones puncture all your organs I know that is kind of graphic, but it’s true. 

I’m a lawyer, so with this information in mind I figured I needed a strategy. Here’s mine: if none of the parachutes open up, when I hit the ground, I’m going to brag the grass and avoid the bounce. What is true in skydiving is true in our lives. It’s usually not the initial failure that takes us out; it’s the bounce. We’ve all hit the ground hard at work or in a relationship or with a big ambition. Whether we had a big, public failure or an even bigger private one, the initial failure won’t crush our spirit or kill our faith; it’s the second hit that does. The second hit is what follows when things go massively wrong or we fail big, and the people we thought would rush to us create distance instead. The express disapproval or teat us with polite indifference

If we want to be like Jesus, here’s our simple and courageous job: Catch people on the bounce. When they mess up, reach out to them with love and acceptance the way Jesus did. When they hit hard, run to them with your arms wide open to hug them even harder. God wants to be with them when they mess up, and He wants us to participate.”

“Everybody Always” -Bob Goff

Mosey back to AO for The Thang 3!

The Thang 3: 11’s of Box Jumps & Dips

PAX split into 2 groups at each planter of the GTown Circle. PAX completed 10 Dips at initial planter, ran across circle to opposite planter for 1 Box Jump, back to initial planter for 9 dips, back across for 2 Box Jumps…rinse and repeat until you’ve gone from 10 to 1 on Dips and 1 to 10 on Box Jumps. Total reps for each round always equaling 11.

Ended with Number-Rama, Name-O-Rama, & COT/BOM

Named our FNG’s. Welcome Circuit & Fish Camp!

Humbly Your QIC,

Vanilla

Name-O-Rama!
Fish Camp!
Circuit!
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Modified mini cooper

8 HIM posted on this glorious Feburary morning to partake in a slight Chattahoochee beatdown starting off with a little warmup at the AO then a mosey downtown

Warmup- 22 SSH, 20 seal jacks, 15 windmills, 15 MNC, 15 Merkins all in cadence

The Thang– Mosey down union street to the firehouse for a round of Howling Monkees Pax in a circle all pax grab ankles in the monkey humper position first pack does 10 monkey jumpers while all pax hold ankles until all pax do 10

Mosey across footbridge to the park for a modified mini cooper.

10 pullups, 10 squats, 10 Merkins, 10 War Hammers then mosey a lap around gazebo rinse and repeat taking of 1 rep of each excersise until 1 rep per exercise finished up with a mosey back to the AO .

3rd F pulled from the Q source:

TEAM DEVELOPMENT = Dynamic teams are essential to both communities and organizations. If a task can be performed by one man than there is no reason to form a team, but when it is to complicated or difficult for a single person acting alone then people must combine to see it through and as soon as they do then BOOM a team is formed whether they realize it or not. For a team is nothing more than a proximate combination of 2 or more people formed to perform a specific mission for the benefit of a community or organization or both.

F3 uses the acronym TEAM

T- is for trust reliance between team members builds a leaders trust.

E- is Equipping a leader ensures his team has what it needs

A is Accountability setting and maintaining high standards within a team

M is for missionality prioritizing team accomplishments

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Keep runnin’ runnin’ and runnin’ runnin’

06 Feb 2019

Q: Priorities

Cold. Tired. 3 Pax beat the fartsack to get 2.79 miles in.

Warmup:

  • SSHs x20 IC
  • IWs x20 IC
  • Sun gods x15 IC
  • Copperhead Squats x20 IC
  • Burpees x15 IC

The Thang: Mosey. And keep moseying. To the parking lot outside NPS gate. 3/4 miles? Give or take.

1 minute squats AMRAP/1 minute lunges AMRAP x3

Mosey back to boardwalk steps. 8 minutes as many loops to the beach and back to rec trail.

Sprint back to flags then pick up the 6.

1 minute calf raises AMRAP

COT: Are you prepared? So you’re running a race. Can you run an 8 minute mile? Could you run an 8 minute mile carrying your kids? Could you run an 8 minute mile carrying me? What are you preparing for? Check out this weeks Q source and the 43feet podcast on Preparedness.YHC

Count/Names/BOM

Announcements:

The F3 CA camping trip is here! Don’t let the 20% chance of rain stop you. Come on out to Sunset State Beach anytime this weekend. Plenty of room. Plenty of food. YHC will be serving smoked meat all weekend long and a smokefest for a workout Saturday morning!

So you have two options for posting on Saturday. One the normal AO at Carmel High with You Betcha on Q. The second is at the camp ground in Watsonville with YHC. Get somewhere.

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Washboard


Warm up

20 Seal jacks
15 Cherry picker
20 Seal wave
15 Windmill
20 Ssh

THE THANG

Mosey to pavilion

X 2
20 American hammers – single count
20 shoulder taps – single count

Mosey to parking lot near bridge

Start at bridge end of parking lot, exercise to curb at far end, complete exercise and exercise back to start

Side shuffle
6 barfys
Nur
6 barfys
Karaoke
6 burpees

Mosey back to AO

3rd F
Thanked the HIM for showing up consistently. Talked about how I joined F3 and why.

9 flutter kicks
6″ hold with 10 count around Pax
A round of Mary – 4 count Freddies, big boys, e2ks, hello dollies w/ 2 burpees, and monkey drills

6 HIM showed – semi, Chappie, Chairman, Wildwing, Ruxpin, leatherman

Number Rama

Name Rama

COT

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Holy Hill

Date: 01/29/19

AO: CHOP, Milton, De.

QIC: Fireplex

Warm up

SSH – 20 IC

Cherry Pickers – 20 IC

Windmills – 20 IC

Bolt 45’s – 15 squats full up to half way down, 15 squats half way down to full down, & 15 squats full motion.  All completed IC as a 4 count.

Mosey approx. 1/2 mile to “Oh, Hill No”

The Thang 

The Modified Slugger & Toy Soldier Routine.  Crawl Bear up the Hill and Bear Crawl down and complete 20 Diamond Merkins, 20 wide armed merkins and 20 Hand Release Merkins.  Crawl Bear up the hill and Bear Crawl down and complete a Toy Soldier Set 50 LBC’s, 30 E2K’s each side and 20 Big Boys.  Rinse & Repeat as time allows. F

Mosey back 1/2 mile to the AO. 

Count-O-Rama, Name-O-Rama, and the Circle of Trust.  Prayers were offered for multiple needs within the attending PAX and their families, but please keep all our HIM in your thoughts and prayers.

F3 Message

Q spoke about waiting on the Lord and sometimes that requires that we be still and rein things in a bit. In regards to the beat-down, we completed one evolution of the Holy Hill Thang, but concentrated on quality of the exercises and not the quantity. Of course the crawl bears up the hill caused “Holy Hill” to erupt from the participating PAX…:)…

Q went on to paraphrase and quote a segment on how to exercise your faith and three ways to build your spiritual muscles as written by wife and mother Elana Anthony who holds a certification as a group fitness instructor among many other academic achievements. Ms. Anthony states the first way to build spiritual muscles is to Wait on God. In other words, be still and allow God to work. Be patient and wait on God’s perfect timing. Please read excerpts below from he 2014 posting.

Exercise your faith: 3 ways to build spiritual muscles–Part 1

By Elana Anthony, June 9, 2014 at 10:58 am

“1. Wait on God. It may be hard. It may seem as if nothing is happening. And every part of your flesh wants to DO SOMETHING, because we don’t equate waiting with doing, and yet, that is exactly what we should do, for waiting is an exercise that builds our spiritual muscles. Waiting gives us strength. A popular Scripture that teaches us this can be found in Isaiah 40: 31 which says, “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

“2. Draw your strength from God and not on your own self-reliance. Don’t take matters in your own hands. Usually while waiting, we get frustrated and antsy, and again, want to DO SOMETHING. In times like these, don’t rely on your strength. Ephesians 6: 10 tells us to “…be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.” It’s His strength that sustains, not our own. Now this doesn’t mean that there aren’t positive things we can do to keep ourselves busy so as to not go crazy during periods of silence. What was the other exercise I did to build my spiritual muscles and make it through the wilderness? I saturated my mind with the Word of God. I focused exclusively on His promises. This leads me to my last point to exercise your faith.”

“3. Focus exclusively on God. Not the doctor’s report. Not the Dow Jones. Not the news. Not the latest business reports. Not career updates. Not the latest on the economic rise or plunge. Not on the health prognosis. And especially not on the blessings of others. To exercise your faith and build spiritual muscles, you must “fix your eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith” (Heb 12: 2).

“So if we’re waiting, we are gaining power.”

“When we’re reliant on God, then we are strengthened by His power.”

“And if we are focused exclusively on Him, our faith is being made perfect. We are becoming like Paul. God is teaching us contentment so that we can be happy and assured no matter what happens. Whether we have a job or not, we can be content. No matter what the doctor reports finding, we can know that we are covered by the blood of Jesus and healed by His stripes. No matter if we have a steady income or periods of drought, we can know with complete assurance that the Lord is a provider and is right there with us. We are not alone”.

“Exercise your faith. Build your spiritual muscles. And be blessed!”

Respectfully Submitted,

Fireplex

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BLUF: Didn’t want to workout this a.m.

4 Feb 2019

Q: Priorities

Bottom line up front (BLUF) YHC was dreaming of the fartsack until 5:59. Didn’t want to workout. Sharkbait, having no power at his house for the weekend, was onboard with going straight to coffee if it was just the 2 of us. Thankfully, we were not alone and since our minds were weak, we had F3 brothers to pick us up. Flea and Tiny Lumber emerged from the gloom and needed our A game just like we needed theirs.

And then, about 15 minutes in, the heaven’s opened and the monsoon began…

So here’s how it went down:

Warmup: SSHs, IWs, MNCs, Copperhead squats x20 IC

The Thang: Mosey to the basketball court for a variation on the Cooper. Instead of a lap, we ran suicides.

  • 10, 9 – Burpees – suicides – Plank
  • 8, 7 – Merkins – Forward to each line, sprint backwards back
  • 6, 5 – Dips – Lunge walk suicides
  • 4, 3 – Burpees – Bear Crawl suicides
  • 2, 1 – Calf raises x20 – suicides

Mosey back to the play ground. 3 rounds of 20 seconds max pull-ups. Mosey back to the flags.

Count/Names/BOM

COT: This morning exemplified the 2 biggest reasons F3 is important to me. 1. It is a proven fact that I cannot will myself to workout alone. Left to my own devices, I will fartsack all day long. Absolutely zero desire to do any work this morning. So thankful for the men of F3 Monterey to motivate me and keep me accountable. And you can all know that when you show up to a workout not wanting to work, I’m gonna be there to push you. Period.

2. We are all training for something. A time is coming when we will be asked to do something we are not expecting. We can train for races and train to get in shape but how do you train for that day when your car breaks down and you have to carry your kids for a few miles to get help? Or the day you have to shovel your snowed in neighbor out of their house when the power goes out? Or rescue a dog from the roof of a flooded house? Will any of these things happen to you? Unknowable. That’s why it’s the unexpected. But how do you prepare for the unexpected? Well, maybe it’s by persevering through bear crawls in down pouring rain on a cold basketball court.

TAPS: Dirty Jobs shared on Saturday that his brother and sister are both dealing with some serious stuff. Keep them in your TAPS.

and pray for those in Carmel still without power and the workers trying to fix it.

Announcements:

Camping trip this weekend. Just say yes. Yes.

Free Samples is taking the lead on the Spartan race. Talk to him if you are interested.

Join the conversation on slack. That’s where all the shenanigans takes place.

The Q schedule is filling up fast. If you think you’re ready for your first Q, you better sign up now! There isn’t an open Saturday until mid March.

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