17 PAX met at the Schiele for fun and games and got right to it.
- Side Straddle Hop
- Carolina Dry Docks
Mosey to the flag for the #PledgeOfAllegiance
Mosey to the middle school for a ladder (Dora 1-2-3) between the buildings. Partner up. One partner performs the exercise and counts while the other goes up and down the staircase until you hit the numbers:
- 100 Merkins
- 200 Prayer squats
- 300 LBC’s
We walked to the track and immediately went into Railroad Tracks for a lap. The men soon realized it was better to create space between PAX instead of planking right beside each other.
After a little more than half a lap we audibled into Leapfrogs. The PAX began leaping over each other for one rotation, the lead PAX would call an exercise and all would perform it and then repeat the jumping over each other. Burpees, merkins, and others I can’t remember. Another half a lap and then another audible into the center of the football field where there just happened to be a couple of inflatable balls.
Dodge Ball: A few throws and we realized the smaller ball would work best. Countorama…the odds and evens either were in the circle or out to start the game. The rules were very fluid, but it was clear that if you hit someone in the head with the ball you would run to the goalpost and back as a penalty. Safety first you know. Well we have some rule breakers in the PAX…those kids! The first throw hit a PAX in the head so the penalty was enforced right away. No more than a few throws and someone would be hit and the whole group would exercise. There was a theme with PAX in the center trying to catch the ball. Whoever threw the ball would call the exercise. Lots of merkins, “Bandit burpees”, Homer/Marge, a switch of teams and then LC called a lap for his exercise, and quickly was hit again and called another lap.
After Dodge ball we formed a tight circle shoulder to shoulder and went swimming with the Backstroke (on your six, feet at six inches, backstroke your arms in cadence)
Next, we locked arms and then did Windshield Wipers in cadence, trying to look like the pool scene in Caddyshack. (Spaulding, NO!)
Next was Wave of Merkins to failure.
Followed by the Tunnel of Love.
After YHC’s conversation with Grier football coach (see moleskin), Dolph soon came to my rescue and we returned to the Schiele for the COT, prayer, and on with our Saturdays.
- The Grier Football coach had appeared while we were working out on his field and was either impressed with our effort, the synchronization and grace of our exercises, or peeved that we were on his field. Regardless he called me over as the PAX returned to the Schiele. I thought I was in trouble in school again like old times, but Coach wanted to know if the fields could be of better use to us and others in the community. I volunteered the services of F3 Nation to help improve the fields, tracks, or anything else we could do. We exchanged numbers and hope to work together to make the track a better place for the students, community, and F3 Nation. Another opportunity to make an impact.
- Welcome to our new FNG (Bubbles), and to those that we missed, see you next week!
- Ros”Q” has enjoyed his first 3 opportunities to lead and looks forward to many more. If you haven’t been Q, check with Bandit. There will be many opportunities in September.