• Post Type: Backblast
  • When: 01/30/2021
  • AO: Gashouse
  • QIC: JJ
  • FNG's:
  • PAX: Whoopee (R), Short Sale, Linus (R), Tricycle, Sweetheart, Watts Up (R), Dry Rub (R),

F3 is open to all men. Men of different backgrounds, different interests, and different beliefs. You are free to share those beliefs, and if someone disagrees, a good, healthy debate can be had. We also have stories based on how the events in our lives have played out. However as we learned again on this cold, Saturday morning, you have to be careful how you share those beliefs or tell those stories because your words can be twisted and used against you in a bad way.

SSH x 15
Merkins x 15
LBCs x 15
Imperial Walkers x 15

The Pledge

Time to split, Pain Lab with Rudolph. Boot Camp went on a mosey.

Stop at the parking lot at Grier. There were 3 orange cones that were set up that served as a perfect starting point for the next exercise. A simple Lunge, Lunge, Burpee would have required too many Burpees for YHC across the length of the parking log. So we went with:

Lunge, Lunge, Lunge, Lunge, Lunge, Lunge, Lunge, Lunge, Lunge, Lunge, Burpee (simple right). 5 Lunges with each leg, then a Burpee.

Once we reached the other end of the parking lot, let’s mosey with a left onto Burtonwood Dr. Stop at the first street for 10 Monkey Humpers. YHC was asked if the PAX could do 11 MH. I said that was acceptable. You vs You.

Mosey to the office building down the street. Partner Up for a round of FAT. I have to have acronyms to remember the exercises that I have planned.

Partner 1 runs around the building to the other side of the parking lot and does one burpee, then runs back. Partner 2 does AMRAP of the exercise. Then switch.

Round 1 – Flutter Kicks
Round 2 – American Hammers
Round 3 – Taps of the Shoulder (Shoulder Taps)

Mosey to Ollie’s parking lot for the main event.

As a group, complete 4 exercises then mosey to the other end of the parking aisle with a Burpee half way down the aisle.

Merkins x 10
Squats x 20
LBCs x 30
SSH x 40

At the other end of the aisle, 4 exercises then mosey back down with 2 Burpees half way down the aisle. There was chatter about the increasing Burpees, but YHC assured the PAX that it would help us keep count of the number of rows.

Diamond Merkins x 10
Jump Squats x 20
Crunchy Frogs x 30
Seal Jacks x 40

Rise and repeat the 4 exercises on the end of the aisles with Burpees increasing by 1 each trip. According to my Strava map, we got in 3 full rotations down and back.

Mosey back with a stop at the street again for 10 (or 11) more Monkey Humpers. Stop at the bus drop off at Grier for a round of the exercises again. There was confusion about the command to stop, but we got that worked out.

Merkins x 10
Squats x 20
LBCs x 30
SSH x 40
Seal Jacks x 40
Crunchy Frogs x 30 (Omaha’d to 10)
Jump Squats x 20 (Omaha’d to 10)
Diamond Merkins x 10 (Omaha’d to 10)

It was at this point that the chatter took an interesting turn. To be honest, YHC was distracted at this point. First of all, YHC was just trying to keep track of the count of his own exercises at this point in the workout. Second, YHC was also watching the clock to make sure that the PAX returned on time. Apparently, Linus was telling a story about a gentleman that had served in the military. Here are the details that I caught from the story:

  • It may have involved an F3 PAX
  • There was some sort of church service
  • Dress uniform
  • And good lookin’ man

Past that, it would just be conjecture so I’ll leave it there. I believe Short Sale was able to get more of the story so I’ll leave it up to him and Linus to correct any misinterpretations or add any important details. However, I’m comfortable leaving the story like this and allowing you to fill in the details like an old Mad Libs.

This is also the point where Watts Up uttered the words, “Do you want me to write the backblast for you?” This could have been a shot at the fact that it takes YHC a week to write a back black for The Pub which includes little more than the direction we ran and the PAX present. However, YHC took this as an invitation to write this backblast so I humbly accepted his offer. I have not checked to see if he did write it, but YHC figured I could at least tell my version of the events.

Time’s getting short so mosey back to the Schiele. Quick round of flutters until we hit 60 minutes.

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Prayer Requests
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Prayer to take us out.