The Fire Pit


QIC: Vanilla

AO: CHOP: Milton, DE

PAX: Chappie, Chattahoochee, Chairman, Fireplex, Leatherman, Ruxpin, Semi, Summit, Vanilla, Wildwing

Temperature: 18 F

Real Feel: 14 F

Summary: It was frigid this gloom. Numb Fingers and Toes were experienced by all but warmth was found at every “Fire Pit” along the way. These 10 PAX pushed hard and it was an honor to “Lift The Lid” with them!


SSH – 20 IC

Seal Jacks – 20 IC

Moroccan Night Club – 20 IC

Cherry Pickers – 20 IC

Windmill – 20 IC

Windshield Wipers – 10 IC (New Addition: Lay on your back and swing right foot to left hand, left foot to right hand. Oh So nice on the hamstrings!)

Rearview Wipers = 10 IC (New Addition: Same format but laying on your stomach)


PAX in a circle, chopping feet. Each PAX calls out “Fire,” all PAX hit the ground, roll right, Merking, roll left, another Merkin, then back up Chopping. Rinse and repeat until all PAX have called “Fire.”

Mosey to Mercer-Sydell Dental for FIRE PIT 2


Begin by bear crawling around in circle until Q says stop. Upon stopping, first Pax completes 10 merkins while other Pax plank, then next pax in line completes 10 merkins while other pax plank. Keep going around until all pax have completed the 10 merkins. Rinse and repeat with 10 Wide Merkins, then 10 Diamond Merkins

Mosey to Shipbuilders for FIRE PIT 3


PAX in a circle all holding 6 inches. First PAX completes 10 Big Boy Sit-Ups while others hold 6, then next pax in line completes 10 big boys, so on and so forth. Second Round, switch to high plank paired with 10 LBCs. Final Round, back to holding 6 inches paired with 10 Flutter Kicks.

Prison Break back to AO!

Break for Third F: “Leadership is spelled E-X-A-M-P-L-E”

“People need a model to follow, not a motto to say”

“Your actions speak so loud that what you say, I can’t hear.”

It’s interesting to note that the Christian trend of the WWJD bracelet in the ’90’s was “What Would Jesus Do” not “What did Jesus Say” or “What would Jesus Say.” Jesus is the greatest Leader that has ever lived. Regardless of your faith, you cannot deny his loyal following for centuries after His death. More have died and lived for His name than any other in the World’s history. There’s a lot of reasons for this but I believe it is because of His flawless example. Jesus gave us a model to follow, not just a motto to say. Even Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 11:1, “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.” In Ephesians, Husbands are charged to “love your wives, just as Christ loved the church.” It’s not a charge to love our wives because Jesus said so. It’s a true example to emulate. As leaders of our homes, workplaces, F3 Beatdowns, etc….it is vital that we lead by example. Talk is cheap. The only way to truly lead is from the front, giving those behind you a model to follow.

Back at it for Fire Pit 4

Fire Pit 4: “Wall of Fire”

PAX all holding People’s Chair. First PAX breaks hold and completes 10 Burpees, returns to Chair, next PAX takes on the Burpees, so on and so forth. Rinse and Repeat with 10 Squats and then 10 Split Jacks. OUCH!

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

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1/19/19. Nugget on Q. Georgetown, DE.

Warm up. 25 ssh. 25 windmill. 20 cherry pickers. 20 mt climbers. butt kick half way round georgetown circle, butt kick other half.

A. abs-100 heel touch. 80 lbcs. 60 reverse crunches. 40 flutter kicks. 20 big boys.

L. legs-lunge half way around georgetown circle. jump squat other half. wrestling squat side shuffle around half circle, switching sides at half.

L. legs-100 step ups on bench.

R. run-mosey to georgetown middle.

I. interval-basketball suicides down 9 stripes of parking lot. mosey back to circle.

G. get…

H. huge- 48 dips, 24 hand release merkins. 12 tricep extension push ups(suckers). then 30 dips, 15 merkins.

T. talk-3rd F on alright vs all right. James 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

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And Now, the News…

QIC: Chappie

Date: 1/18/19

Okay, so you watched the Name-O-Rama video, and if you weren’t there (one of those “you had to be there” moments) you’re probably asking, “Friendly New Whaaat??” Btw, we should’ve taken that elusive selfie.

Yep, there was a young lady who joined us in the Gloom this morning! She and cameraman, Beau, were kind enough to show up from WBOC to do a story about @F3firststate. Beau had to stay behind camera but before we knew it Sydney was right there, courageously jumping into action to workout with the PAX. She brought our number to the “Dirty Dozen” so, yes, we named our Friendly New Gal later in the COT. Welcome Scoop! No worries Nation, she was here to do a story, our story. We did mention FiA and if she’s ever able to get something started in Salisbury, MD she’ll have quite the story to tell about how she’s already been named. Come to think of it, that’d be a great location for F3 as well. Did someone say Mustard Seed? Yeah! Anyway, no matter what the camera shows, here’s how it all went down:


  • SSH – 18 IC
  • Crab Flipper (a.k.a. Cherry Picker) – 10 IC
  • Windmill – 15 IC (courtesy Vanilla)
  • Seal Jack – 18 IC
  • Shoulder Tap – 10 IC (courtesy Ruxpin)
  • Smurf Jack – 15? IC (courtesy Summit)
  • Shoulder-Tap Merkins – 10 IC (But they didn’t count! YHC, seriously fouled that up. Anything to make the PAX laugh.)

Did YHC get all that with accuracy? Hope so.

The Thang:

  • Paver Pass – PAX each grabbed 1’x1′ paver from the stack, and restacked them on the baseline. PAX passed pavers down the line, doing American Hammers, while 1 PAX Mosey’d around the 4 cones and back. Routine was gladly Omaha’d about half-way thru from AH’s to Squats. At one point, PAX read various quotes written on each paver while working through this routine.

Quotes: Act Like Men. You’re Never Out of the Fight. Push Yourself Further & Farther. DFQ (Don’t Freakin’ Quit). You Don’t Need Motivation, You Need Discipline. Find An Excuse to Win. No Guts, No Story. Do the Hard Thing. Engage in Consistent Action. Leadership is An Action. Success is Not Final, Failure is Not Fatal. Eager to Learn, Eager to Lead.

  • Paver Drive: (Partner up!) 1 PAX “drives” the Paver (holding paver out front, driving left/right), while other PAX mosey’d around the 4 cones. Four rotations. From Cone 3 to 4 each PAX did one of the following on return to switch with partner: Dragon Crawl. Bear Crawl. Fiddler Crab. Crawlbear.

3rdF Message. PAX circled up at the half-way mark. Here’s what was shared:
YHC’s humble addition to what follows from Q Source: I believe LEADERSHIP was one if the things the Apostle Paul was referring to in 1 Cor. 16:13 when he commanded them, “Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, ACT LIKE MEN, be strong.” All of those are in a tense (present imperative) that tells us Paul was not addressing momentary attitudes but continuing state.

Of the things that were absent (Wakefulness  Stability, Manliness, and Strength) and therefore addressed, acting like men has come under serious fire this past week by Gillette. Yet, here, God says it in His Word: “Act like men!” Again, I believe he was talking about leadership. He gave this command literally to counter the immaturity apparent among the Corinthian men. It was the culture that was part catalyst to make them that way. There was an absence of manliness, maturity, and responsibility… hence, LEADERSHIP, and so Paul commanded the men to “ACT LIKE MEN.” Be the man. Be mature and responsible. Be the leaders that GOD has called you to be!

———————————- FROM Q SOURCE… “Leadership is a skill that a person must learn and master during their lifetime rather than an attribute of their character with which they are born. As a skill, it is like learning to play the piano. If it were an attribute, it would be like having blue eyes or a square jaw. Because it is a skill, a person must commit to learning to lead in the same way that they would learn to play the piano. The degree to which they will ultimately master it will depend both upon their natural ability and their willingness to practice. Because we are all born with some leadership ability, even a man with very little natural skill can still be an effective leader if he is willing to practice hard. But a man who will not practice at all will never master the skill even if he is born with the heart of a lion. The decision to become an effective leader is volitional. No one else can make it for you.” To continue reading see the Q Source at

Back to partner pavers…

  • Paver OH Press Squat: 1 PAX does POHPS while partner mosey’s to Cone 3 for Burpees before completing loop and switching with partner. Burpees at cone 3 per round: 4, 3, 2, 1.
  • Paver Sunday Drive: PAX 1 Sunday “drives” paver Easy Like Sunday Morning (shout out to the Commodores) around all four cones before switching out. Partner holds Plank while other is driving. 1 round per PAX.

5 Minutes of Mary:

  • Flutter Kicks – 20 IC (courtesy Chattahoochee, of course)
  • Big Boys – 15 OYO (courtesy Summit)
  • E2K’s – 20 per OYO (courtesy Chairman)
  • LBG..uh, C’s. LBC’s – 20 OYO (courtesy Wildwing)

Great push by all the PAX today, including FNGal, Scoop! You’re one tough cookie! Maybe Beau was hiding behind the camera? Just kidding, Beau, just kidding…we wouldn’t want you to “accidently” lose your footage from this morning. Seriously, a huge and humble thank you to both of you for posting, putting together a story on F3firststate, and helping us put F3 on the Delmarva map. Your willingness to take on this project at O-Gawd-thirty is awesome! It’s amazing for each of us to watch our own fitness and leadership transition, and just as amazing to see that transformation taking place in the men who join us. “Iron sharpens iron.”


Name-O-Rama and naming of FNG


  • Announcements: Nugget on Q in the Gloom at the Aegis.
  • Prayers: Ruxpin’s M, Shawna had appendix removed late last night. Chairman’s Mom, Brenda (ankle infection), and Dad, Denny as he faces medical testing
  • Tclaps to Semi for being a good partner to our FNGal!

And Now, the News: Sydney (F3 Scoop) and Beau stuck around to give an interview. YHC can only hope he said something half decent. Shout out again to Chattahoochee & Fireplex for making this happen. Not our normal schedule, so thanks to all the PAX who allowed me to lead them by posting on a Friday!

That’s it.

~Chappie, out!

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Catch Me If You Can, William Wallace!


QIC: Vanilla


SSH – 20 IC

Seal Jacks – 20 IC

Smurf Jacks – 20 IC

Crab Jacks – 10 IC

Plank Jacks – 20 IC

Cherry Pickers – 20 IC

Mosey to Soccer Field at St. Michael The Archangel

The Thang 1: “Catch Me If You Can”

PAX Partner/Team Up. Once PAX does an exercise while the other PAX NUR’s around the soccer field. Once PAX completes the exercise, He sprints to his teammate and they swap duties. Rinse and Repeat until full lap around field is complete. PAX Completed 4 Laps with the following exercises: Round 1: 5 Burpees, R2: 10 Squats, R3: 10 Diamond Merkins, R4: 10 Big Boys)

Break for Third F: Disruption (F1)

Back at it…

The Thang 2: “William Wallace”

PAX back into teams. 1 PAX runs from sideline to the other sideline and performs a chosen exercise while the rest of the PAX are in plank. That PAX returns to his corner and alternating PAX run to opposing sideline to complete the same exercise. 3 Rounds of exercises were completed: 10 Merkins – High Plank, 20 Big Boys – Crab Plank, 10 Burpees – Forearm Plank.

Mosey back to the AO w/ 6 minutes to spare

The Thang 3: “Mary-Go-Round”

PAX had the chance to pick a Core Exercise (Mary), upon completion of called exercise, PAX ran a lap (Go-Round), came back for the next core exercise called, etc., etc. Scissor Kicks, 6 Inches, Flutter Kicks

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

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1st 2019 Beatdown

10 HIM showed up for the first beatdown of the year. To start of the year we passed the baton to give everyone that wanted it a chance to get in on serving a beatdown to the other Pax. Hopefully I can remember everything and get the order close to being right.

Warm up by Chattahoochee



Mosey out back entrance of the AO and around to the front Chappie took the baton on the first round with a little bring sally up bring sally down merkin beat down

Another repeat mosey followed by 40 squats IC by leatherman

Repeat mosey and Summit took the Baton with a toy soldier set with a surprise between sets 30 LBCs, Lt Dan to next parking row bearcrawl back to start, 20 E2Ks each leg, Lt. Dan/bearcrawl, 10 big boys, Lt. Dan/ bearcrawl

I think it was one more mosey after that and Vanilla took over with 20 alternating shoulder taps, 10 side plank 4 count shoulder taps.each side,

Fireplex/ Semi combo by fireplex descending merkins staring at 10 end in at 1 with a burpee after each set

Vanilla again with 25 American Hammers

Chattahoochee with 20 scissor kicks

Chappie with 20 4 count Freddie’s

Chattahoochee with 5 wall crawls start in the plank with feet against the wall crawl up to balls to the wall position crawl back to the plank

I believe I hit it all but still have the feeling I missed something

Number-rama, Name-o-rama followed by COT.

Afterwards we enjoyed some coffee, juice, breakfast casserole and fellowship thanks to Chappie and his M

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Coupon Sled

9 HIM showed today: Semi, Chappie, Fireplex, Wildwing, Chairman, Chattahoochee, Ruxpin, Waterfall, Vanilla

Warm up
20 Seal jacks
15 Cherry picker
20 Shoulder taps
15 Windmill
10 Imperial walker
20 Ssh

The Coupon SLED

1 HIM pushes sled back and forth across parking lot as rest of pax AMRAP following exercises:

Tire flip
Coupon curl
Coupon over head press
Mexican jumping bean
Coupon carry
Ball slam
Coupon merkin

For 2 rounds

3rd F
Read the 2nd devotion out of True Competitor.
We do the training; God does the changing.
It talked about how athletes spend 95% of their time practicing and 5% competing. They have a plan on how to succeed.
We need to look at our spiritual life the same way. Most of us spend 99% on life and 1% on spiritual training. We need to give the same amount of discipline to our spiritual training as we do to our physical training.

His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.
2 Peter 1:3‭-‬4 ESV

For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness. For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees,
Hebrews 12:10‭-‬12 ESV

Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. Do all things without grumbling or disputing,
Philippians 2:12‭-‬14 ESV

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
Philippians 4:8 ESV

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16‭-‬17 ESV

Semi suicides
Side step, nur, mosey, jailbreak, bear crawl, and Lt. Danger

toy soldier set
30 lbcs
20 k2e per side
15 big boys

Number Rama

Name Rama


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5 on 12/8/18

5 PAX braved the 18 degree starting temp , but it didn’t take long to warm up! 

Warm up- 

Capri lap around circle, 


Cherry Picker- 20

Imperial Walker- 10

SSH- 15

Windmill – 10 

Mosey to Stop 1- church lot.
1-5 burpees Lt Dan

 2- 5 burpees Lt Dan 

3- 5 burpees Lt Dan 

4- 5 burpees Lt Dan 

5- burpees. Lt Dan 

Mosey to stop 2 – school 

Start at first sidewalk with 12 merkins 

Side shuffle to next sidewalk

8 merkins Side shuffle to next sidewalk 

18 merkins NUR back 

12 merkins Side shuffle 

8 merkins Side shuffle

18 merkins Side shuffle

NUR back 12, 8, 18 with mosey in between

 12,8 18 with mosey in between 

12, 8 , 18 karaoke  in between sets 

3rd F -Responsibility as father. And HIM

Mosey to stop 3-library. 

1- Toy soldier set

2- 6 inches till someone gives 

3- pax ab pick 

4- 25 American hammers

 5-  toy soldier set 

Mosey back to circle 
Name A Rama COT 

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bear crawl bridge

11/7. Lewes, De. Nugget on Q.

Warm Up. 20 SSH. 20 windmills. 20 cherry pickers. 20 clock work planks. 10 oppo planks.

Indian run with last man doing scissor jump to bridge

Bear crawl bridge. Partner 1 bear crawls while partner 2 does 10 merkins, 10 squats, 10 lbcs then runs to other side of bridge before picking up and continuing to bear crawl where partner 2 was. Partner 2 runs to start and does exercises. Rinse and repeat until there and back.

Wosey to Second St. C2C (corner to corner). Short sprint from start of Second St to Shipcarpenter Square, stopping and planking in-between each roadway/intersection. The sugar rays hold a plank until 6 is in then sprint to next stop.

3rd F on “all it takes is all you got”

AYG (all you got). One pax gets in middle of circle and calls an exercise for all pax to do until he gives AHG (all he got). We did merkins, 6 inches, four count freddys and x’s and o’s.

Mosey to courts for COT and handing the shovel flag and site Q responsibilities to Leatherman!

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QIC: Vanilla

AO: CHOP: Milton, DE

PAX: Chappie, Chattahoochee, Chairman, Fireplex, Leatherman, Ruxpin, Summit, Toy Soldier, Vanilla, Wildwing


SSH – 20 IC

Seal Jacks – 20 IC

Smurf Jacks – 20 IC

Plank Jacks – 20 IC

Cherry Pickers – 10 IC

Windmill – 10 IC

Patriot Run to “The Hill”

The Thang: OH HILL NO! 3.0

Prison Break (Spring) Up, Mosey Down

10 Burpees

Nur Up, Mosey Down

9 Burpees

Bear Crawl Up, Mosey Down

8 Burpees

Crawl Bear Up, Mosey Down

7 Burpees

Boo Boo Bear Up, Mosey Down

6 Burpees

Lt. Dan Up, Mosey Down

5 Burpees

Prison Break Up, Mosey Down

4 Burpees

Inchworm w/ Merkin Up, Mosey Down

3 Burpees

Side Shuffle Up, Mosey Down

2 Burpees

Side Shuffle Up (Switch), Mosey Down

1 Burpee

Third F

“There’s a tenacity to persistence that’s easy to overlook. Day after day it just doesn’t let go regardless of obstacles. Dad (Truitt Cathy) was joyfully persistent; with his principles and his focus on excellence. The persistent leader is quietly tenacious and delightfully determined.” -Dan Cathy (CEO Chick-fil-A)

In my own life, I feel that I’ve always been persistent. However, to be joyfully persistent is a whole different story. I’ve spent most of my ambitious life “pissed-off persistent” if anything. I recently heard an Entrepreneur talk about the moment when he realized that he was committed to finishing what he started. He explained that if he was committed to finishing, than he might as well quit being angry through the process and choose to be joyful. Being “quietly tenacious and delightfully determined” takes an internal decision to choose “Joy” even in obstacles. So, with that, lets be joyfully persistent, quietly tenacious, and delightfully determined  to finish this and every beatdown! Aye!

Mosey Back to AO

Toy Soldier Set (30 LBC- 20 E2K- 15 Big Boys)

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

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Merkin Mosey

Date: 10-24-2018

QIC: Leatherman

Warm Up:


Cherry Pickers

Wind Mills 

Moroccan Night Clubs 

Arm circles forward and backward

The Thang:

Mosey down to the Canal Public Parking we did 25 Merkins 

Mosey a few stopped and did 25 Derkins

Mosey a few stopped and  did 25 Erkins

Mosey did Wide Merkins

Mosey over to a Picnic Table near the Docks 25 dips some where in between these and the LBCs we had 3rd F message read below.  

From there we mosey 25 LBCs

Mosey for some wall sits 

Mosey to the water and did Some Carolina Dry Docks  or as we called them the (Lewes Dry Docks ) stayed there for leg raises and E2Ks 25. 

Finished with mosey back to the A/O .

We had COT and Name-O-Rama, welcomed FNG Wildwing 

3rd F: 


Whatever you hold in your mind will tend to occur in your life. If you continue to believe as you have always believed , you will continue to act as you have always acted. If you continue to act as you have always acted , you will continue to get what you have always gotten. If you want different results in your life or your work, all you have to do is change your mind. 


So get rid of your old neg thoughts challenge yourself everyday. Do something you would have not done the yesterday. Keep showing up in the Gloom and striving to be better hen you were the day before. 

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