• Post Type: Backblast
  • When: 11/11/2020
  • AO: The Ricky Bobby
  • QIC: Roscoe
  • FNG's: The Wall
  • PAX: Boudin, Buckeye, Shellshock, Dirt, Tesla, Flintstone, Sargento, Watts Up, Nutria, Sister Act, Gavel,

Today is Veteran’s Day and one day removed from the 245th birthday of the US Marine Corps.  To honor vets, YHC decided to look for weinke ideas on the interwebs.

Before I get into the workout, I will inform the readers of the happenings before the workout.  There was a pre-run announced the night before.

Sargento said that Quiche’ and Boudin were running from the AO at 0500 so I decided to get in the Extra Credit.  While running past the AO I go by Sargento’s house.  While I passed by I noticed  his car wasn’t in the driveway.  Where would he be driving at such an early hour?  When I arrived at the AO, there was the big cheese’s car parked out front.   Now according to Google Maps,  the AO parking lot is .24 miles as the crow flies from Sargento’s house.  You can make your own judgement.

Not only was Quiche’, Boudin,  and Sargento ready to pre-run, Dirt, Buckeye, and Watts Up also showed up ready to go.  That made seven for a pre-run through the neighborhood of just shy of 3 miles.

On the way back to the AO, it began to rain hard.  Cars were rolling into the parking lot but no one was getting out.  A couple minutes before go time, out comes a bunch of PAX to include an FNG!  The FNG had been EH’d both at Poston during a Midoriyama workout as well as work and at “Bottom’s Up”, the premier second F event in the Gashouse region.  If you have been there, the FNG is the guy with the enormous Mastiff.  (you know, the dog)

A quick history of Veteran’s Day.  Originally called Armistice Day (like a truce) when major hostilities ceased on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month after World War 1.  Other countries may call it Remembrance Day.

It became a holiday in 1938.  Armistice Day was renamed Veteran’s Day in 1954.

A quick warm up consisting of SSH, Merkins, and squats and then an internet-based workout for Veteran’s using the letters in a name and correlating exercises.  We dedicated this to our favorite Marine, Oompa Loompa.  (I did get called out for not calling the cadence with the drill instructor voice like Oompa)

O-30 LBC’s

O-30 LBC’s

M-20 Jump Lunges

P-30 Squats

A-50 SSH

L-30 American Hammers

O-30 LBC’s

O-30 LBC’s

M- 20 Jump Lunges

P- 30 Squats

A- 50 SSH

The PAX enjoyed being outside on their backs in puddles with wet shirts.  The noises made during the LBC’s were especially interesting.

The Disclaimer  and the 5 core principles of F3 were given to our FNG who I think was enjoying the beatdown thus far.

The next workout was for the Marine Corps birthday.  The Marine Corps was founded in November 10th, 1775 so yesterday was the 245th birthday of the United States Marine Corps.  If you didn’t see the Commandant’s message, it will make you want to enlist immediately.  You can watch it here:

Next, we broke into groups of 3 and emphasized teamwork plus individual excellence. The Marine Corps birthday workout was as follows:

245 Merkins

245 Flutters

245 Burpees

Since we had 13, I floated around donating some reps to each group.  The groups worked together to get the reps for each other, and as one group finished, they looked to join other groups to give additional reps until all the work was done.  Excellent to see the PAX work together to accomplish the mission.

Next we took a lap around the school and broke into teams of two.  P1 began lunge walking while P2 ran around the front of the school and then switched.  With a couple minutes to go we circled back up for 8 count bodybuilders until it was time to stop.

Please take time today to think about the service others have given to our country.  Shellshock-thank you for your service!  #armyvet

It is with a humble sense of gratitude that we should live our lives and cherish the freedom that we experience.  You don’t have to wear a uniform to serve your country.

This Saturday at the Gashouse.  The second part of the PT test.

Christmas Party on December 12th.

November challenge:  Keep getting in the miles and eating right!

Prayer requests:  Coworker’s son with cancer, Shellshocks family member with high blood pressure, Flintstone’s sister, other friends with Covid, others unspoken

It was appropriate that it was raining this morning.  Our FNG understands that F3 is outdoors, rain or shine!  During the burpee part of the workout, let’s just say he hit a wall.  He also like Pink Floyd.  Welcome FNG “the Wall”.  (YHC also learned he is a pit boss and smokes meats.  I invited him to the Christmas party)

Always a pleasure to lead.