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Fromage!

My M just returned from a week in Europe with her mom.  During that time I was flying solo with two girls under 4 years old and was not able to post much.  Good to get back at it this AM.

No FNGs today, and I am an idiot.

Moroccan night clubs in cadence (31), Toy Soldiers (21), my favorite mercans (10), and squats (11).   Count off – we have 9.  Form two lines, mosey.  High Knees mosey in formation, butt kicks in formation, and finish at my jeep to get some coupons (no matter how you pronounce coupon).

4 sandbags – was supposed to use these a couple weeks ago last time I Qed at the goat, however, due to some unforeseen circumstances we were not able to enjoy them until today.  Unfortunately they were now significantly heavier due to collection of moisture.  The bags were originally supposed to show what the people on the coast would be dealing with prior to hurricane Florence, even all these weeks later I still believe they would remind us of the ongoing flooding in the lower areas near the coast.

Partner up 2 rounds (mayor, dolph and seuss made a super group). P1 runs to top of hill complete single flying squirrel, P2/P3 do work – train brought 5 prior to starting.

  1. Bobby Hurleys
  2. Plank sandbag lateral pull throughs
  3. Bicycles on your six
  4. Plank reaches

The sandbags got tore up here, this was a bit shortsighted on my part.  my plans for sandbag squats later would need an OMAHA.

Mosey to the pavilion

P1 runs to clock completes 5 flying squirrels, P2/P3 do work – no train this time. only time for one round.

  1. Squats – should have been sandbag squats – Orangeman was disappointed and commented on my nearsightedness.  Mayor mentioned he could not see anymore, Dolph offered to help.
  2. Pull Ups/let downs
  3. American Hammers
  4. more plank

Mosey to the goat island bridge – Orangeman and dolph sang whilst making the short mosey more enjoyable

Derkin Shuffle – feet on rail of bridge, shuffle hands across the bridge – switch sides at the half way point with your partner.  Lunge for those whom are feeling the burn.    Dirt was complaining about a height disadvantage.  Jokes were made.  All pax pushed hard.

Running out of time – 2 rounds of six shooter crunches in cadence – run back to the flag as time expires.  Almost forgot pledge, Orangeman was on point.

As usual, Seuss was crushing some runs, Dolph was being Dolph, and today Orangeman was a bit chatty.

Announcements – Burpeethon – Saturday Rankin Lake Park – Starts at 9 am,  come a little early, you can pay/register the day of the event.

Prayer Request – Breaker Breaker Family, Guidance for Orangemans Daughter, Friends of Virus dealing with Cancer Tx – both had successful surgery, Maddox Ritch and his Family, Officers in SC and the nation, and finally the PAX – allow each PAX to provide a positive example for family, friends, coworkers and anyone that we interact with throughout each day.

COT

Buckeye

Sandbags – ohmaha

SSH in cadence (21), Moroccan night clubs in cadence (21).  Count off – we have 10.  Form two lines, mosey.  what is that – its a bird – its a plane – its – GOLD DIGGER comes out of nowhere – that makes 11.  High Knees mosey in formation (warm up the nostrils), butt kicks in formation, take the stairs.

Split into two groups.  One group on each side of the narrow bridge.  3 rounds

  1. You guessed it – the Stupid Shuffle aka BTTW crawl, aka cupid shuffle aka the Michigan shuffle – thanks for the new name breaker breaker.
  2. Wall squat 60 secs
  3. Plank Jacks – in cadence
  4. Run to basketball court (to far) run to apartment next two rounds.

Pleasant surprise – 5 burpees.

Run the goat island bridge – flutter kicks for the six

Wheel barrel across (thanks DOLPH)- if you stop, person carrying the legs does 6 mike Tysons whilst the wheel barrel watches in shame.  For some reason noone wanted to partner with gold digger – needless to say Gold Digger wheel barreled across that bridge faster than some us can run it.  All Pax made it across the first time without stopping – mad props to all – a little disappointed no mike Tysons.

Skip, karaoke and run to the next bridge.  plank for the six.

OMAHA – the bridge keeper has not opened the second gate – cannot proceed to the sandbags that I brought in – oh well until 10-4-2018.

Fellowship mosey to the exercise pavilion.

2 rounds of pull ups to fatigue, crunchy frog.

Mosey to goat island bridge.

Flap jack wheel barrel partners – all groups made it without coming out of the wheel barrel position.  Nice work PAX.  Still slightly bummed no mike Tysons.

Pleasant surprise – 5 burpees

Few minutes left – mosey to pavilion

2 rounds pull ups to fatigue mixed with WW1 and LBC twist.

Plank on Q command – right arm up, then left arm up,  then left leg up, then left leg up – opps, pax called out my misspeak – right leg up.  recover.

Six shooter crunches in cadence – right then left.  recover.

Fellow ship mosey to the flag.

Pledge.

Announcements – JJ5k, Stop Solider Suicide, Convergence 9-15-18 @ GasHouse Q vs Q

Prayer Request – Breaker Breaker Family, Those that will be affected by Florence, Emergency Responders that will be working through the hurricane, Power Company Employees as they work to repair damage from the storm, and news/media as they work round the clock to bring updates to the general public.

COT

Buckeye

 

 

Goat Island Fun

YHC arrived to find Pac-Man already in the parking lot and wondering if he was in the right place.  He is visiting from the Rock Hill region and we had met on a previous Nomad trip.  He discussed he had an FNG from the Belmont area coming out this am. As we chatted, Pax started rolling in.  5:30 hit and it was go time.

Disclaimer given.

Warm Up – SSH x 20 IC, Toy Soldiers x 10 IC, Mericans x 15 IC, LBC’s x 15 IC.

Mosey up hill behind the resturant for 30 squats, Mosey to upper lot behind buildings for 20 mericans, mosey to corner at VFW for 10 Burpees, Plank for the 6.  Rinse and Repeat.  Mosey to tunnel/bridge for 10 Hipslappers IC.  Mosey to Basketball court for modified crab walk/ burpee suicides.  Start on baseline, crab walk to half court for 5 burpees, crab walk to opposite baseline for 5 more burpees.  Rinse and repeat back to starting point.  Mosey to tunnel/ bridge for another round of 10 hipslappers IC.  Mosey to bridge and circle up for 6.  Big Boy sit ups x 10 single count.  Lunge to start of wood planks on the bridge.  Partner up for wheelbarrow across the bridge.  If you stop both pax perfrom 5 burpees.  Plank at the end of the wood plank.  Switch pax and go back.  Mosey back to flag for Mary.

Moleskin – Strong work by all Pax this am, including FNG, Robbie Smith; aka Tiny Tim.  It was nice to see Pac-Man again this morning as well.  Thanks for making the trip brother.  All pax pushed hard, #TClaps to Anchorman, Tesla, Buckeye, Sister Act, Dr. Seuss for conquering the bridge on the wheelbarrow.  Impressive!!  #DRP.  It was a pleasure men.  Thanks for oppurtunity Dr. Seuss.

Dr. Seuss wrapped this one up for me this am.  Appreciate your help sir.

The Pain of Isolation

It’s been awhile. Had my third child, Anna Joy Rinaldi, and been anxious to get back. I’ve had this idea in my head about the pain of isolation, as I certainly experienced this while having to step away from F3, making sure Anna, my M Sloane and family were taken care of in her early months.

THE WARMUP (10 in cadence except burpees) – Side Strapple hops, burpees (5), plank jacks, burpees (5), and peter parkers

Mosey….

THE THANG – Dubbing it now as The Isolation Train. Each HIM in plank position. One HIM runs around the building, all other HIMs do shoulder taps until returns. this is repeated, with next exercise being mountain climbers, then left foot to right hand, right foot to left hand, until all 13 HIMs have completed…Analogous God’s mercy and grace, through in some isolated LBCs…We moseyed back to the  starting point after doing a lap, to the next part – The Isolation Wall. Similar to the Isolation Train, Each Him would be inverted on the Wall. This time, two HIMS would run at a time around the wall, until all completed 2X. The exercises would be Hip Slappers, Donkey Kicks, and Jock Straps (my version of Ballz ;-)) to the Wall… Again analogous of God’s mercy and grace, through in some wall sits to ease the should stress…All HIMs returned back to the where we had completed The Isolation Train and repeated it. This time with two running together around the building, while others completed shoulder taps, mountain climbers, etc…We mosey’d back to the starting point to wrap up with two exercise symbolizing the power of sharing each other’s burdens and being there for one another through struggles. Each group of two did patty cake merkins and hand shake squats…Dolph concluded us with Big Boy Situps.

I spoke about the theme of isolation…Asking the question of where do we often carry our burdens? With HIMs answering on our shoulders…And where was the focus of the workout?….Shoulders!!!

There’s so much good that comes when we come alongside each other and share each others burdens, be there in times of need, celebrate in God’s many ways of blessing us.

That’s the dilly dilly!!!

Slim Shady

Why don’t we get in shape together?

The PAX has been pushing the rock strong all summer while YHC has withered away and gotten soft because of his self induced study restriction. Well that stuff has thankfully passed for now so it’s time! Time to get back to prime F3 shape.

17 other courageous HIM’s made it out this morning expecting something. Maybe what YHC delivered was enough to satisfy them for another day.

A ragged disclaimer was given but it’s ok, everyone here is a veteran.

Warm Up:

Bobby Hurley’s x20 OYO (and you thought it would be Goofballs)

Nolan Ryan’s x20 IC each side

Long mosey around the block with some pauses for planks and such until we gather at the bridge.

Bear crawl the wooden part of the bridge then karaoke left to the other bridge. 5 burpees OYO.

Crab walk the flat bridge and feel the burn! Mosey back across then karaoke right to the other bridge and across.

Bear crawl the wooden part of the bridge again then skip, yes skip, to the other bridge. Not so easy after all, was it Sister Act?!?

Mosey down the incline to the parking lot for the Thang.

Partner up for Dora 123.

100 Merkins, 200 Squats & 300 LBCs. Partner 1 exercises while #2 runs to the other end of the parking lot. Feel the sweat!

By this time, the time was growing short so we started the longish mosey back to where we started. Dolph led some flutterkicks while we waited on the 6. Also something else after that but I forget.

Time! Great work men, it was a pleasure to be back and you’ll be seeing a lot more of me, at least until solitary study confinement takes me away again.

AYE!!!

 

Prayer Requests: Lynn Hamm, Pastor Brunson in Turkey

Announcements: F3 Pack? this Saturday at 6:30, Wanderer’s expected baby!,

CSAUP on the 25th, Cookout on the 25th at Sargento’s ( please DM me whether you’ll be there or not),

Tubing on the 18th

Mt. Hollywood AO on Mondays

 

June 28…Goat Island

It was a fine Thursday morning at the Goat as YHC arrived.  9 HIM’s + me showed in the soupy June air for the regular morning beatdown.  Here’s what this edition featured.

5:30 and lets go!

Pledge

Warmup:

SSH x 20

Goofballs x 15

Mosey to bottom of stairs behind post office for Burpees x 10

Climb stairs toe risers x 5 each stair

Plank at top for 6

Mosey to gazebo for mary:

A little foggy as to what exactly we did here but it involved Captain Thors (picked this one up off of Billy Madison), LBC’s, Leg Raises, and Heel Touches.

Mosey across bridge to park..Omaha!  Park was full of ladies pushing the rock.  Didn’t want to interfere so back across bridge to field for some 11’s.

11’s were Merkins bottom sidewalk and Squats top sidewalk.  This hurt quite a bit (at least for me).  These awesome HIM’s made it look easy.

Back across bridge to empty park and to picnic tables.

3 sets of:

Step ups x 20, 15, 10

Derkins x 15, 10, 5

Dips x 20, 15, 10

Back to gazebo for more Mary:

Yet again a little foggy but this included:

More LBC’s, Captain Thors, LBC’S, Heels Touches, Box Cutters with reach up (picked this one up off of Short Sale who is always good for a new ab exercise), and Merkins.

My watch said we put in 3.28 miles.  Not bad!

And time!

Great group as always this am.  It is truly my honor to be whatever small part of such a great organization with such a valid mission.  The guys were inspirational and uplifting as always and I am humbled by all of you.

Prayers for a Dr. procedure for Tesla.

I just want to give a shout out to Billy Madison.  Thank you for being such a great HIM and an inspirational figure to me since my joining F3.  Our loss is truly Jacksonville’s gain.  Brother, we hope to see you when you are back around these parts in the gloom.  If and when we make it to Jacksonville we will give you a shout.  Peace, blessings, good health, and our love and prayers be with you and your family in your new endeavors.   Keep pushing the rock brother.

Until next time, humbled and honored,

Timeframe

 

 

Action Heros

On this morning at Goat Island 13 men showed to know what the first workout of summer would bring. It’s the longest day of the year, hours of daylight that is, and this is the best way to get things off to a great start. YHC was wondering where the Mayor was and almost immediately he texted that he was on his way. Good job not fartsacking your highness.

Warmup:

Don Quixotes x15 IC

High Knees x15 IC

Moroccan Night Clubs x25 IC

Pledge of Allegiance

Let’s take a lap around the block. Wrap the mosey up at the base of the bridge. On the concrete part Crab Walk, wooden part Bear Crawl, then Crab Walk the rest of the concrete. Feel the burn! Fellowship mosey back to the other side for a quick history lesson on F3 Gashouse’s rich history of kayaking expertise on the South Fork.

Now that that’s over lets get back to it. Mosey across the street for the Thang.

The Charles Bronson – there was a time in the 80’s when Charles Bronson was a bad dude who starred in  several action movies. YHC hasn’t seen one minute of any of those movies or even be able to name one but there is an F3 routine named after him so lets give it a try.

At the bottom end of the grassy area downtown, sprint from the sidewalk up to even with the shovel flag. Once there do an army crawl up to the other sidewalk. At the sidewalk perform 50 Side Straddle Hops. Mosey back to the start and repeato but switch the exercise at the top each time for: 50 Merkins, 50 Burpees (this really sucked), 50 LBCs, 50 Jump Squats.

Take a lap around downtown but stop at the Gazebo of Pain to get shredded in the core area. On your six!

Flutterkicks x25 IC

Dying Cockroaches x25 IC

Oblique Crunches x17 IC each side

Repeato each for 3 rounds total. Oh yeah, that was grate!

Time’s up.

Prayer Requests: Tesla’s friend Mike Jenkins was in a car accident

Announcements: Tubing on the Green River July 14th – DM Sargento if you want to go, whole family is welcome!

My apologies for the delayed BB again men, I’ll do better with my timeliness. Until next time, Sargento is out!

Goat Keeper

If you are thinking about Q’ng at the Goat, it’s a good idea to have an overview of basic goat care. I know when I first started researching goats it was quite overwhelming. They seemed much more complicated than the chickens of Folsom and I was afraid I would be doing things wrong in preparing for them.  I was overwhelmed so therefore I procrastinated creating my weinke. Of course it’s usually worse to do nothing at all then to give it your best try. So if you are gonna try Q’ng at the Goat, here are some basic tips to help you get started planning your weinke and taking care of the goats at The Goat:

  1. Try and break Dolph
  2. Try and break Dolph
  3. Try and break Dolph & Dr. Seuss

When I arrived at the Goat…wait, wait, I need to say this first: Hey Mayor, I was actually early today!!! So back to it, when I arrived at the Goat I was very much surprised to see that our Nantan decided to grace us with his presence. Surely he didn’t think the Goat was a running AO??? Well, he picked a bad day for sure. Any who, rest of the PAX arrived and we began on time.

Quick disclaimer

Pledge

Warm-up:

10 SSH IC

50 MNC IC

Perfect timing for a train as soon as we finished MNC sooooooo, 5 burpees OYO.

Mosey to side of Doffer’s Canteen for some Walls of Jericho

7 Exercises of 7 reps followed by a lap around the business block of downtown Cramerton. Do this 7 times.

Exercises:

  1. Burpees
  2. Bobby Hurley’s
  3. CDD’s
  4. Derkins
  5. Hip Slappers
  6. Squats
  7. LBC’s

Now it was time for the Triple Nickel. Mosey to the bottom of 9th St. and begin:

Nur up hill up 9th St.

5 WW1’s at the top

Run back down hill and do 5 Diamond merkins at bottom.

Rinse and repeat for a total of 5 Sets.

Mosey back to flag for some around the horn Mary.

COT

WHETSTONE! <——-

Folsom 2.0 Workout 6/16

Grandfather Mtn. hike 6/23

F3 Dads Baseball game 6/15

2nd F – Kayak Cramerton 6/16 (See Sargento for kayak reservations)


Prayer requests from PAX

Nantan took us out

 

I cant break Dolph, I’ve tried. To be completely honest I give a lot of respect to Dr. Seuss because I can’t break him either. He is always right there with Dolph on every exercise and leading the PAX. Thanks to everyone that showed up this morning, even though it wasn’t raining, we all left extremely soaked. Thanks for pushing through hard and not giving up. Radar was back out for a 2nd round this week, glad to see you brother! Orangeman, like always, runs 2.5 miles to the workout and then back when done, way to stay green! See you next time men!

AYE!

HIPAA

 

 

16 Strong

YHC showed up to the AO with Weinke prepared and ready to get the day started right. The PAX began to show up in the gloom. Most of them driving up, but in the distance I see  Orangeman getting in EC by running from his house to the AO.  Strong work brother. The watch struck 5:30 which I later found out my watch is 2 minutes fast.  Lets get after it.

Pledge

Warm up

15 Seal Jacks IC (D fibs favorite)

15 Merkins  IC

20 Mountain Climbers IC

20 Squats IC

10 burpees OYO

The Thang

Mosey to the tennis court with a quick stop under the railroad tracks for 5 wall walks and 20 donkey kicks.

Once we arrived at the tennis courts it was time for BLIMPS.  Perform 25 of exercise then run down to end of parking lot and back then do the next exercise.

Burpees

Lunges (each leg)

Incline Merkins

Mike Tyson’s

Plank Jack

Squats

Once complete 50 LBC while the 6 finished up.  Once done mosey to the Goat Island Bridge for a Triple Nickel.  5 Wolverine burpees run across the bridge then perform 5 Dive Bombers.  At one  point I heard a PAX critiquing his Dive Bomber form.  He was wandering how he managed to have  the number kids he has.  On the last round YHC stomach felt a little ruff.  I told Dr. Suess and Wet Nuts that I started to feel like I may splash merlot.   Getting close to time, mosey back to the start point for rounds of Mary.  Monkey Humpers and Flutter Kicks.  Time

COT

Announcements: GoRuck Light event on July 22.  Let Boudin know if you would like to join the 4 HC or have any questions.  Memorial Day 5 K and Murph.  If you are running the race there will be a convergence before the race.  Also, keep an eye out for possible clown car scenario.

I took us out with prayer.  Cannot remember exact request, the Sky Q knows those request spoken and unspoken.

Thanks for the push men.   Great work by everyone.  Way to push through. I encourage everyone to get out there and sign up to Q a workout.

See you in the gloom!

Boudin

BlockBuster

YHC sent out a pre blast last night letting all pax know what was coming.  My favorite workout.  Cinderblocks, 6 exercises, and at least 2 miles.  I was talking to Breaker Breaker last night about the blocks and he mentioned that his son was planning to come out.  After having 14 Pax at the Storm on Tuesday, YHC knew there were 14 block but found another one and thought, yeah that’ll be enough.  Well the Pax kept rolling in and 16 HIM were standing in front of me.  Mayor stated that he would Omaha to “air exercises”.  NO Chance we could let that happen.  With the official #GoatIsland Flag in the ground we said the pledge, I gave a quick disclaimer and the warm up began.  All while trying to figure out where I could come up with 2 more coupons.

Warm Up; SSH x 25 IC, Mericans x 15 IC

Thang; Run 2 laps, start from parking lot and go left up behind the buildings, up the stairs, down around the gazebo, meet back in the parking lot.

Exercises; Curls x 10 IC, French Curls x 10 IC, Front Raises X 10 IC, Squat Press x 10 IC, Russian Twist x 10, Blockies x 10

Run, Repeat exercises, Run, Repeat exercises, Run.

Moleskin; While on the first 2 laps I thought, Hippa has kettlebells, we’re good.  He only had a slam ball and battle ropes.  Mayor had a bucket of baseballs with a lid on it, so we made that work.  Time to get a few more blocks.  Great work by all Pax with 2.5 miles.  This isn’t the most fun workout, but it sure is a #DRP in my book.  Pax never quit and kept moving.  Respect to all you guys and thanks for pushing me.  MadMan awesome work man, not throwing in the towel is 90% of the battle.  #TClaps to each of you men.  It again was a pleasure to lead you guys as always.

COT; Namorama, Welcome MadMan.  Announcements, Prayer Requests.  Dr. Suess took us out.

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