Fitness, Fellowship, Faith

Day: October 30, 2020

The storm before the calm before the storm

Twelve HIMs showed up at The Ricky Bobby for a little Dora, Two Corners, and some futbol.

The Thang

10x Each (in Cadence):

  • SSH
  • Imperial Walkers
  • Cotton Pickers
  • Monkey Humpers
  • Dying Cockroaches
  • Merkins


Mosey down by the gate to the crosswalk for a quick round of Dora

  1. 100 Freddie Mercs
  2. 200 Bobby Hurleys
  3. 300 Flutter Kicks

Mosey back to the track for our next round

Dirt led a “Rack ’em and stack ’em” workout at the Storm a while back and Watts Up did the same with his “Compounding Interest” workout at the Sandlot.  Mosey, do an exercise, Mosey back, add it on top of what you’ve already done.  Rinse.  Repeat.  I wanted to do the same, but let the PAX roll at their own pace, so I explained the whole thing at once, which long story short led to some mumble chatter about the “incomplete other side” and a description of the “Two Corners Thing” and, well, yeah.  That’s about as well as I described it.  Did I mention I’m an idiot?  Anyways, in spite of the best efforts of YHC, the PAX picked up on what we were doing pretty quickly.  It went something like this:

Round 1:

  • 10x Wide Arm Merkins
  • 15x Mountain Climbers
  • 20x Diamond Merkins

At the end of the round, the first 2 finished ran to a very strategically placed soccer ball and waited for the 6.

With perfectly good soccer goals on the track at The Ricky Bobby, it’d be a shame if they were never used, so I figured we could throw a game of chance into the mix.  The 2 fastest PAX in Round 1 would get a chance to take a shot at the soccer goal with burpees on the line.  If he made it, 5 burpees for the rest of the group.  If he missed, 10 burpees for himself.  Our two strongest in Round 1 were Roscoe and Tesla.  Roscoe buried his shot into the net with extreme force.  Tesla did not.  Burpees were done and we moved on.


Between Rounds 1 and 2, we partnered up and did some lune walks and some squats.  Partner 1 lunge walked about 3/4 of the way across the field and back.  Partner 2 did squats til his partner came back.  Switch.

Round 2:

More Two Corners action, this time:

  • 10x Plank Jacks
  • 15x Mike Tysons
  • 20x Shoulder Taps

And soccer balls placed closer to midfield.  Our two strongest this round were Nutria and Breaker Breaker.  This time, if one of the two scored the goal, nobody did burpees.  If they both missed, it would be 5 burpees.  I could have said 100 and it wouldn’t have mattered.  Nutria stepped up like he’s done this 100x before and just buried the ball in the net.  Off his foot it was just a thing of beauty.  After a shot so glorious, who cared about the next one?  (Breaker Breaker missed.)

Back to the flag for 2 minutes of LBCs.


  • Convergence 10/31 – Bring Shoes
  • Shirts soon on Mudgear for the Yank, Gashouse, Storm and Bulldog
  • PT Test 11/14
  • Give2Give – if you haven’t given yet, please consider; F3 is free, so give as you can
  • November Challenge

Prayer Requests:

  • Breaker Breaker’s Aunt
  • Family and Friends of SP Student
  • Rockabilly
  • Montross’s M

I got my F3 name over 5 years ago, but this was my first time in the center of the Circle.  There’s a list of HIMs too long to name that have pushed me and showed me how to be a rock pusher.  Quick shout out to Woody for the EH to “Martha’s House” all those years ago and Sargento for the help with this VQ.  The more I learn, the more I realize how much I still have to learn, and I’m honored to get out in the gloom with the HIMs of F3 Gastonia and just keep getting better.

It was good to see Tricycle in the gloom at The Ricky Bobby after his first dose of buttermilk.

Yabba Dabba Doo

Downtown Werk

Warm Up
SSH, HillBillys, Merkins,

We then started at the top of the stairs of the Rotary.
25 LBC’s at the top down the stairs 25 Mtn Climbers, 4 times.

Mosey to the art Park for some dips Derkins, and Squats x20 repeat 4x.

Over to the parking deck for some Dora 100 shoulder taps 200 monkey Humpers 300 American Hammers.
We partnered up before the pax really started asking questions.

Once we finished we moseyed to main street for some sprint work to each light I may or may not had said go while I was two steps into the sprint. Burpees, then CDD’s then jump lunges

over to the wall for some wall sits then mosey back for some Iron Hulk.
ended with 5 burpees.

Announcements: Convergence at Martha Rivers tomorrow all other AO’s will be closed.

Prayer Request:
Easy Rider, Breaker Breakers Aunt, a young lady from the area and her family.
Each other and our country.

The Bed Pan is Full

Downtown w/The Cooper



The Pledge

The Thang:

Before we got started, YHC mentioned this was going to be an easy, oh meant “Simple” workout.

Short mosey around the parking lot right side of the pavilion.

Now time to get to work, The Cooper Style;

Start off with 1 burpee, 1 merkin, and 1 squat, make a lap around the parking. Next is 2 reps of each exercise and finish with a lap around the parking lot. Rinse and Repeat by adding additional rep until we reach 10 reps. Now descend down in reps back to 1 rep per exercise..

That was “Simply” Fun fun! There was a lot of grumbling chatter among the PAX, so yes it was fun! Everyone worked hard and pushed themselves to get a great start to the day and into the weekend.

Back to the Pavilion for COT

Prayer Request


YHC closed us out in prayer.

As always, it was an honor to lead you this morning. Great work by all!

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