It’s Ok to Not Be Ok

Extra Credit: 2 PAX put in 4 ruck miles and shared some quality fellowship time.

QIC: Golden Pinky

PAX: Link, Newton, Red Rider

GLOOM FACTOR: Windy, 59ºF

WARMARAMA
25 SSH IC
10 WMH IC
10 Cherry Pickers IC
10 LBAC IC
10 RLBAC IC
7-1 Motivators

The THANG
PAX partnered up–size would matter today.

10 Under/Overs each – P1 crawls under P2, P2 performs a Merkin as P1 leaps over P2, P1 gets into plank and P2 begins his crawl.

Buddy Carries (1 Lap)

10 Big Boy Sit-ups / 10 Hamstring Curls

Buddy Lateral Squat Walks to light pole and back

10 Get-ups Left/Right

Buddy Carries (1 Lap)

MARY
Skipped Mary to make time for #F3MentalBattle chat.

COT/BOM
The F3 NATX PAX spent the last ~10 minutes sitting in a circle and discussing men’s mental health, depression and suicide. YHC shared my personal battle with depression and the role F3 has played in my life. YHC really appreciated the openness and willingness the PAX had to be real with each other and have an honest discussion.

Announcements

  • The official launch of our Saturday AO – Robin’s Hood – has been pushed to next Saturday, April 6. Make plans to come out, bring a friend or two, and celebrate the launch of NATX’s
  • April NATX Challenge is almost here: April Headlocks Bring Friendly New Guys
  • The NATX Murph will take place on Memorial Day (May 27)… 61 days away!
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Ring Around the Mosey

Extra Credit: Cable Guy, Golden Pinky, and Newton continued our Ruck EC with a 4 miler and then joined the rest of the PAX to enjoy the Greyhound AO.

QIC: Newton

PAX: Platinum Pinky, Golden Pinky, Cable Guy, Red Ryder

GLOOM FACTOR: Clear, 52ºF

WARMARAMA
50 SSH IC
30 Imperial Stormtroopers IC
10 Windmills IC
15 Bean Pickers IC
10 Arm Circles forward
10 Arm Circles reverse
10 Overhead Claps – “Seal-like”
5-1 Motivators

The THANG
Mosey to the Track

  • 20 Merkins – 200m mosey – 20 Merkins – 200m mosey
  • 20 LBC – 200m mosey – 20 LBC – 200m mosey
  • 20 WW2 – 200m mosey – 20 WW2 – 200m mosey
  • 30 Squats – 200m mosey – 30 Squats – 200m mosey

Mosey down to parking lot for Lazy Dora:

  • Partner1 10 Merkins, Partner2 Planks – flapjack until 60 total Merkins
  • Partner1 20 LBCs, Partner2 performs a 6″ leg hold – flapjack until 160 total LBCs
  • Partner1 30 squats, Partner2 does squat hold or wall sit – flapjack until 260 squats

That brought our count to: 100 Merkins, 200 LBCs, 300 Squats. Well done, Men!

MARY
10 SlowMo Merkins IC
Side planks 30s X 2

COT/BOM
Everyone looked real strong out there. Thank you everyone for your commitment to showing up in the gloom… I’m looking forward to seeing our group continue to grow in the coming months. Have a great hump day!

Announcements

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The Mini-Q

QIC(s) / PAX: Newton, Golden Pinky, Red Ryder, Photo Op

GLOOM FACTOR: Dark, Wet, 70ºF

WARMARAMA
(Q – Newton)
39 SSH IC
15 Imperial Troopers IC
10 Willie Mays Hayes IC
12 LBAC IC
12 RLBAC IC
10 Air Squats SC
Motivators 5-1

The THANG
YHC broke the remainder of the workout into four even 7-minute portions and gave each PAX a portion to do with it whatever they saw fit… YHC went first to give the PAX enough time to plan out their mini-Q.

Mini-Q #1: Golden Pinky
YHC led the PAX to Platinum Pinky’s Power Park. There are 4 stations at PPPP and the PAX rotated through each station:
– Bench 1: 30 Dips
– Bench 2: 20 Step-Ups
– Bench 3: 20 Derkins
– Bench 4: Hold BTTW

After PPPP, there was just enough time to mosey to the basketball courts and Lt. Danger from one baseline to the other baseline and back to the original baseline.

Mini-Q #2: Red Ryder
Red Ryder led the PAX up to the track and to one end of the straightaway.
– Sprint to the other end of the straightaway
– Perform 10 Burpees
– Bernie Sanders back to the starting point
– 1 final lap around the track

Mini Q #3: Photo Op
Photo Op had the PAX mosey to the top of the stairs. The PAX then proceeded to perform a Derkin on each step of the stairs all the way down to the bottom.

Going back up the stairs, the PAX would run up to each flat portion of the stairs and perform:
– 1st Flat = 10 LBCs
– 2nd Flat = 10 Flutter Kicks
– 3rd Flat = 10 Jump Squats
– 4th Flat = 10 Merkins
– 5th Flat = 10 WWIIs

Mini-Q #4: Newton
Newton led the PAX back down to the parking lot.
– 30 SSH IC
– 7 SLOW Diamond Merkins IC

MARY
No time for Mary today (but YHC and P.O. may or may not have run a couple hill sprints after Newton and Red Ryder pulled away) ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

COT/BOM
Newton closed the workout with a prayer thanking God for the day and the opportunity to workout together and

Announcements

  • Every month is the official FNG month for F3, but April is going to be a huge EH/FNG month for F3 NATX. YHC will provide the details soon, but the working title of our recruiting push will be…
    April Headlocks Bring Friendly New Guys
  • NATX logo is finalized and shirt types have been chosen! Our pre-order page is being created and should be up within the next 24-48 hours.
    • Once the page is launched, there will be a 2-week window for pre-orders, so get your orders in early and often! Shirts will be shipped 10 days after the pre-order window closes.
  • WikiLeaks is the Austin, TX Chapter President for the National Marine Corps Business Network and is looking for any Marines the PAX might know to get connected into the network.
  • The NATX Murph will take place on Memorial Day (May 27)… 75 days away!
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Photogenic Beatdown

2 PAX took part in an EC Ruck at 0430 before the Main Event.

It was a brisk 23ºF at the start of the workout and dark as we started the warmarama. After a late night waiting up for my 2.1 to get home from theater practice, it was especially tough to get up and come into the gloom.

QIC: Photo Op

PAX: Newton, Golden Pinky

GLOOM FACTOR: Dark, 23ºF

Warmarama
30 SSH IC
10 Imperial Walkers IC
10 LBAC IC
10 RLBAC IC
15 Hillbillies IC
10 Calf Stretches x3
10 Merkins

The THANG
Mosey to the track where we started with 25 Merkins and 2 sprints x 1/4 of the track.
Next was 25 Burpees and 2 sprints x 1/4 of the track.
Next was 25 Mountain Climbers (single count) and 2 sprints x 1/4 of the track.

We then proceeded to test our endurance by duplicating the above on the track except for doubling the Merkins, Burpees, and Mountain Climbers but still had to run the track in between.

MARY
20 American Hammers IC
20 WWIIs SC
10 LBCs IC
20 Flutter Kicks IC
10 LBCs IC
1 Minute Plank Hold

COT/BOM

  • Preliminary NATX logo designs have been created! Provide your input on the F3 Gear channel on the NATX Slack workspace.
  • Spring is just around the corner and we need to anticipate/capitalize on the warmer weather to bring more FNGs into our fold.
  • NATX Murph training officially kicks off this Monday, March 11 at Mettle of Honor. The NATX Murph will take place on Memorial Day (May 27)… 82 days away!

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