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Fitness, Fellowship, Faith

Day: June 14, 2018

Plan A or Plan B was the Question

Another glorious morning in the gloom for a special ordered beat down.  Not sure about some of the previous night’s Twittersphere comments (petroleum jelly or not), anyway thought may have some special attendees.   Had a few ideas in mind.

***editor’s note:  writers block alert, writers block alert. ****

To be continue

The Folsom Open

I showed up to early since this was my first weekday post at Folsom.  I left home a little early because YHC did not know how long it would take to get there from Belmont.  I showed up  around 5:10 a.m. with a grayish looking SUV already in the parking lot. YHC was on alert since it was not a white pick up truck.  Come to find out it was Huckleberry.  Myth #1 busted “All the guys that post at Folsom have a white pickup truck with large tires”.  Roadie shows up and jumps out of his truck with American Flag shorts for flag day.  I knew there would be at least one.   The PAX began to show up as Roadie, Huck, and I visited.  They were letting me know that it is hard to know just how many would show up, but they were sure Medicine Women would not show since he was not there already.  The clock struck 5:30 a.m., so it was time to serve up a beat down.

There were no FNGs, Huck thought he may have one, but not today.  I gave the disclaimer then got started.

Warm Up:


10 Merkins IC  As we are recovering Sparky is coming in hot.  Myth #2 confirmed Sparky’s workout starts at 5:35 a.m.  Moroccan Night Clubs until he gets out of the truck. The PAX also let me know that he lives the closes to Folsom then the other PAX.  SMH

5 Burpees OYO for the train.  I had these programmed in the workout, so we stuck to just 5.  (Roadie does not like burpees) Plus I knew we had not seen the last of the burpees in this workout.

15 Squats IC

The Thang

Mosey to the lower parking lot near the pond for BLIMPS

Burpees  10

Lunges     25 each leg  At this point we see massive head lights coming down the road.  YHC thought is was Peterbuilt truck, but I was wrong is was Medicine Women coming in on fire.

Imperial Walkers  25 each side

Merkins    25

Plank Jacks   25

Squats     25

In between each set we ran down to the light and back.  Once completed 50 LBC for the 6.

Mosey back up the hill, once out of the parking lot we ran backwards up the hill until we were closer to the tennis courts.  Mosey on to the tennis court where we did the Turtle run (Bear Crawl Indian run) down to the far side of the tennis court.

Next up Triple Nickle

5 dive bombers run down to second light on tennis court then 5 burpees  rinse and repeat 5 times.  YHC reminded everyone that it is you versus you since dive bombers can be tough on shoulders. With time running down there was just enough time for 2 rounds of Tabata.

Tabata: 20 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest of the following exercises

Set 1

Jump Squats




Jump Squats




Once complete mosey around all of the tennis courts.  Set 2 of Tabata was the same, but Omaha Burpees for American Hammers. During the second set Huck shoulder gave out on him.  He insisted the PAX finish the workout, even through he was in severe pain.  He even finished the last mosey around the tennis court.  Way to push through Huck.  You are a bad man.

Mosey back to the start where YHC called time.  Medicine Women ran to his truck to get American Flag.


Announcements: F3 Dads at Grizzlies game tomorrow at 7pm, Folsom 2.0 workout on Saturday morning, GoRuck Light event July 22nd

Prayer request: Bed Pan’s M, Huck’s shoulder, and others lifted up the YHC cannot remember.

Thanks for the opportunity to lead men. The mumble chatter was strong just like other backblast I have read.   I plan to make it out again.  I already feel right I home with my white pickup truck.  I can now purchase a Folsom shirt the next time we put in an order.  Thanks for the push.  Until next time. Keep pushing the rock.




No Merkins and Mosey

I had the honor to Q at The Black Knight on Monday, and the pain was  dealt through a heavy dose of Merkins.  However, this was The Pub so that meant there would be no Merkins on the menu.

I showed up a few minutes before 0530 to find Defib stretching.  A minute or so later Diva walked up.  It was 0530 and time to go.

I didn’t get too creative with the route so we took the journey down Hoffman, through Gardner Park, and back down Armstrong Park Rd.  Diva was wearing some sort of lighted vest that made him look part Avenger / part Power Ranger.  Once we hit Armstrong Park Rd, I started to think that vest was a jet pack or contained some sort of energy boost.  Diva took off like he was shot out of a cannon.  We’d finally catch him once he stopped back at the Publix parking lot.

Thanks to both men for the push and conversation to make the time go by.  It had been too long since I posted at The Pub so thanks to Monk for the encouragement to Q.

Until next time.


4 men at Grits and Greens last night for The Forge. We’ve been focusing on “Men of the Bible”.

Last night, we studied about Barnabas. He was nicknamed “Son of Encouragement”. Although he was a leader, Barnabas was more known for the support he gave to the church, to other believers, and to the sharing of the gospel.

This study made me think of Whetstone, a mentor/mentee program which was presented at the convergence on Saturday. If you have not heard of Whetstone, look into it on the June 8 Preblast: F3 Gastonia Whetstone Launch. Please sign up if you haven’t.

Good fellowship and some great American history stories from Freight ended the evening.

If you’ve not attended Forge, come join us at Grits and Greens in Lowell on Wednesday’s at 6:30.


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