• Post Type: Backblast
  • When: 03/05/2021
  • AO: Downtown
  • QIC: Def Leppard
  • FNG's:
  • PAX: Ball Joint, Wirenut, Watts Up (R), EZ Rider, Purple Haze (R), Folgers (R), Gastone, Stinky Bird, Wichita, Bed Pan, Def Leppard

Crisp, cool morning Downtown for 11 strong Pax. Several questions about a Canoe or Slaw not being there. Sad Clown Syndrome is a real thing people!

Warmup: SSH, Cotton Pickers, Hillbillies, All x 15 IC, 5 burpees OYO
Short mosey to the west side of the Pavilion where the blocks were waiting. Partner up and each group needs only one block for a Dora 1234 and yes a 4. We brought the blocks back to the nice, well-lit brick area to start our work.
100 Tricep Extensions
200 Squat Thrusters
300 Chest Presses on your 6
400 Curls
Lap around parking lot while partner performs exercises, then switch.
This was a tough one to get through. The team of Wichita/Wirenut made quick work of it and even helped some of us who were slower through the reps.
Run to the top of the parking deck taking the ramps and circle up for 30 LBC’s in cadence called by Haze, 30 Flutter Kicks IC called by Gastone. 5 more burpees OYO.
Back to the flag as time was close.

I read a few quotes from David Goggins who wrote a book called Can’t Hurt Me in which he makes a pretty convincing case that the body will do a lot more if we can learn to control our minds. I removed the foul language used in most of his quotes.

“I don’t stop when I’m tired, I stop when I’m done.”

“If you choose to do something, attack it.”

“The only thing more contagious than a good attitude is a bad one.”

“Only you can master your mind, which is what it takes to live a bold life filled with accomplishments most people consider beyond their capability.”

“You have to build callouses on your brain just like how you build callouses on your hands. CALLOUS YOUR MIND through pain and suffering.” (This is the one Freight likes to throw at me when I’m whining about something.)

Announcements: Strides of March, Saturday March 6th at 6:30 am.
Ball Joint VQ Tuesday, March 9th at Folsom. He has been getting after it since he joined us.
P200 and Mortimer Relays March 19th and 20th. I encourage the Pax to sign up for a relay as they are great fun.
New AO Option in Dallas at Cloninger Park at 7:00 am on March 27th.
PT Test in April
We had the Best February attendance in the history of F3 Gastonia so keep posting and EHing the sad clowns out there! There are so many guys who don’t even know how badly they need F3!

Prayer Requests: Big Pappy’s son having surgery this morning, Turtleman’s hip, Dr. Ellis Fisher, Huffstetler Family, Sister Act’s family, EZ’s friend who broke his upper arm, James Goudelock and others I may have forgot.

*NMM Thanks to all of the Pax who came out today. Blocks are always tough but I need them. I probably should’ve brought a Sparky block for Wichita and Wirenut as they made the 24 lb. block look like it was one of those fake, foam blocks. I usually like some rest days before a longer run event but SA reminded me Wednesday that I had the Q Friday so that made me think of the Goggins/Freight quote to “Callous the Mind”! I got called out by Wirenut, deservedly so, on a half-hearted effort on the squat portion of the Thrusters as I was trying to save my legs a little. Great to see Stinky Bird again and his calves. Watts Up’s shoulder must be better after he did all that work this morning. Haze’s outfit wasn’t too colorful today, just some red and black. I got to the flag around 5:28 and I could see Gastone was getting ready to take over if I had been any later. Wichita and I talked about how after every workout, we are always glad we went. Don’t let the fartsack win!