Fitness, Fellowship, Faith

Day: March 3, 2021

BLIMPS in the Woods

A small group of 5 dedicated PAX (YHC included) started a pleasantly chilly day at the Ricky Bobby.  Was it the projected 50% chance of rain (which evaporated during the wee hours of the night) that kept the rest of the PAX in the fartsack?  Or was it YHC’s pledge from last Thursday’s backblast from the Goat to introduce the Sneaky Gorilla?  Whatever the reason, YHC led the PAX with a warmup of Seal Jacks and Toy Soldiers (10xIC each).  YHC then introduced and demonstrated the Sneaky Gorilla as described before modifying it to eliminate the 180-degree turn. Done properly, the Sneaky Gorilla requires a combination of strength, flexibility, and balance.  YHC called 5x each way IC (modified version).  Enough silliness, on to The Thang, but the Sneaky Gorilla will make a reappearance…

Mosey to the neighborhood for a classic BLIMPS escalator. At every 5th streetlight we progressed through BLIMPS in escalating fashion:
5th light = 5 Burpees

* Interrupt regular workout routine for Sneaky Gorillas past Sargento’s house. *

10th light = 5 Burpees plus 10 Lunges (total)
15th light = 5 Burpees, 10 Lunges, 15 Imperial walkers
and so on with 20 Merkins, 25 Plank jacks, and 30 Squats.

At this point, rinse and repeat but starting at 10 reps and subbing as follows for core focused BLIMPS:
10 Big Boys
15 LBC’s

* Interrupt regular workout routine for Sneaky Gorillas past Sargento’s house. *

20 “Imperial” flutter kicks (because who says flutter kicks can’t be Imperial?)
25 ‘Merican Hammers (because if Buckeye is creative even if he can’t spell)
30 Phreddy Mercurys

Unlike last Thursday at the Goat, today’s workout was well timed, ending with 1 minute of “toe shooters” courtesy of Buckeye. 

Pledge, announcements.

Prayers:  Queso’s shoulder

Honored and privileged to lead,

Wirenut wants some credit

10 HIM’s got some work in 9 stayed for the word.

Wirenut wants some credit for posting at a higher frequency. so we provided it to him.


  • Strides for March

Prayer Request

  • Sister Act and Family
  • Family of Wichita’s co worker





“The Army exists to bail out the Marines!”

Sorry Oompa Loompa,,, those were not my words but Dirts as he affirmed much of what Folgers began the disclaimer with as he extolled the virtues of the Joe .
We were all told to follow proper form and many of the days exercises would be referred to as jumping jacks instead of SSH …. do as I say …. follow the leader ,,,, etc etc….oh …. and we were also given a preview of our route and exercises but also advised that should any one be foolish to pass the Q, you must be penitent or face the WRATH!!
And away we go with …. the Squat 25 oyo

Then what was supposed to be 25 IC Imperial Walkers but rapidly fell apart as Heckle And Jeckle made a sudden appearance adding and subtracting numbers creating so much havoc that when Folgers suddenly stopped us …. all were quiet as the flames sprouting from his amazing mustache froze us all in place …. Medusa has nothing on this boys!! We were transfixed as Folgers asserted his authority bellowing that we will now perform 15 merkins as a fair and just punishment while he glared at all !!! We remained quiet ( as if).

Now off to the concession area in the park for some nourishment ….

there was ( softly playing ) music … too bad no Whoopee …. as Rush played and at some point I thought I heard Magnum PI ( probably still on the mustache kick) maybe it was Hill Street …. either way it was an 80s anthem  of some type …. could  not hear anything else as the crickets were louder than the accompana accompana accompana …… the music …

15 shoulder taps while BTTW ( too bad again … no Whoopsie ) 

20 IC Flutters ( strong showing from Watts Up as he redeems us and earns much accolades and laurels from our esteemed leader.

10 shoulder taps and more flutters I think 

now to the parking lot …. confusion sets in as there are several paths … several lots …. and the crowd spirals back down 

we assemble at the last light pole and are informed that we are doing 11s and the destination for the other end is the Last ( yes …. we would be informed multiple times as the pax grumble and grouse ) light pole and that we would be doing American Hammers . At this point several confused ( and hearing impaired individuals ask to the continued chagrin of today’s Q that the EXERCISE AT EACH END …. “ LET ME SPELL IT OUT FOR YOU …. A-M-E-R-I-C-A-N  H-A-M-M-E-R-S!!!!”



the only better moment came when all thoroughly confused individuals again earn the Qs wrath by failing to stop at the last light that was “on” …. the last l one was dark and was NOT to be our destination!

with about 5 minutes to spare we wrap it up and head home during which Stinky Bird learns that there was to be an additional exercise if only time would have allowed ( or some would have played nice) and Stinky Bird tells Folgers to use it as a suppository ( I think he meant repository …. but Folgers was mercilous as he beat Stinky Bird repeatedly with a blade of grass.

channeling Indiana Jones. Captain Stubing was the only other wise pax to receive praise as he arrived back at start first and was in proper plank form having understood the penitent remark from earlier 

with a minute to spare. Asstone was given as punishment for his earlier transgressions the penalty of flutters IC x25 with arms held high …… and to hopefully earn back some praise we all joined him in this punishment as many felt complicit in today’s shenanigans 

announcements for Strides of March

prayers for Dirt job search, Big Pappys son and father, Stogies dad, Sister Acts daughter 

now, you may wonder why Clavin is writing this? Well, it would appear that I am easily manipulated by the Jedi ….. 

some, all, most or none of this may or may not be true …. all I know is that Folgers last words this morning were that he would make ALL who were not present pay dearly

lastly it should be noted that that this was a Most Excellent Q!



The Vulture

14 HIMS  out for a rain-free run at Prison Break. Great work!


Strides of March is this Saturday

PT test March 27


James Gudelock

Joey Denton

Gumby’s Mom

Big Pappy and family


1 Peter 2:24, ESV: “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness.

.. he poured out his soul to death and was numbered with the transgressors; yet he bore the sin of many, and makes intercession for the transgressors. Is 53:12

“He, who was always God, became what He was not, a human being. Christ humbled Himself voluntarily. We must humble ourselves, now, before Him. We, too, must choose humility. He went to the cross, taking our place.” Exalting Jesus in Philippians

YHC took us out.

Always an honor,




New AO in Dallas

Yes you read that right! In the little ol’town of Dallas, F3 is looking to add another AO. Not just another AO but a Saturday AO! Why you ask? Well here’s the thing. We have a mission and that is to reinvigorate male community leadership by planting and growing small men’s workout groups. Well Folsom has been planted and has been grown. It’s grown so much so that by definition it is becoming problematic. How is it problematic? Is it the fact that I had to park out on the road two Saturday’s ago because the parking lot was full? No, but that is a sign. The ideal workout group ranges around 10-12 guy’s. When you start reaching and maintaining numbers around 18 then it is considered problematic and the star fish method needs to be applied. We apply this method with the hope that both groups eventually have to be split again and then again and again. Why do we say it’s problematic? There are a lot of ways it can be but let’s focus on one. It’s hard to connect with people when the group gets to big. When you have a group the size of the last few weeks 32 and 28, a man can show up, disappear in the crowd, and walk away without anyone ever really noticing him. We don’t want anyone walking away without being impacted in some way every single time they come out if at all possible. So that is just one of the why’s if not the most important. Now I know people don’t like change and some people like having the big crowds. To you I say don’t be selfish and EH more people and you’ll have your big group back in no time. Stay mission focused!

OK so on to the how. We will start on a trial bases much like we did with Tequila Sunrise in Belmont. The first Saturday will be March 27th at 7:00am at Cloninger Park on W Church st. It is across the street from the old Dallas High School for you boomers, or the old elementary school for you Gen X guy’s and right next door to the Police station(so be cool if you know what I mean). It is the park used by many during the IPC . The time will be staggered from Folsom by 30 minutes just as a different option for Saturday and it will help out our friends at the Country Kitchen so they don’t have 25 guys walk in and sit down all at once. Any questions or comments feel free to ask. You know I like to talk.


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