• Post Type: Backblast
  • When: 05/28/2022
  • AO: Gashouse
  • QIC: JJ
  • FNG's:
  • PAX: Watts Up (R), Defib (R), Short Sale (R), Linus (R)

YHC saw on Weds morning that EZ Rider needed a substitute Q this weekend at Gashouse (EZ if you’re reading this, hope you are feeling better). It was one of those situations where YHC knew he needed to respond right away and take it, but he didn’t. The next morning, Whoopee put out a similar request for a substitute Q. YHC knew he was due for a Q at the Gashouse prior to seeing EZ’s message and this was a sign that he needed to take it so he jumped on it that time.

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

The Pledge

Boot campers moseyed while the Pain Labbers stayed with Tube.

Mosey to the parking lot near the ball field at First Pres.

YHC asked Linus to pick a number between 1 and 5. He picked 3.

Lunge Walk the length of the parking lot while stopping at every other line for 3 Squats

At the other end, Bear Crawl back on the next row over while stopping at every other line for 3 Merkins.
Prior to the trip back, YHC then let the PAX know that he hated Bear Crawls just so they’d know he disliked this as much as them.

Mosey to the steps for a round of 22’s (think 11’s but increasing/decreasing by 2).

YHC had picked out Big Boys at the top of the steps and let Watts Up choose the exercise for the bottom of the steps. He chose Flutter Kicks.
YHC let Linus decide which exercise to start with 20. While he was thinking, Watts Up and Defib chimed in that 20 Big Boys were preferable for the start.

Once this was done, mosey to the bottom of the hill near the Boy Scout hut. At this point, Linus pointed out what he thought was a fox. In the right light, at the right angle, it did appear to be some sort of animal, but with a further gaze, it was found to just be a couple blocks of wood stacked on each other. “What does the Blox say?”

Partner up for a round of Dora 1-2-3.

100 Merkins
200 Squats
300 LBCs

Throughout the workout, there seemed to be strong mumble chatter amongst the PAX. Linus and I had the exercises at the same time during Dora so we were able to solve the Name/Image/Likeness (NIL) problem in college sports. “I’m partial to women” was said at one point during the exercises. On its own, this could be taken in many different ways, and it made me chuckle. However put in context, this makes more sense given Linus has two daughters and he was concerned how women’s sports would be impacted with this new money/power dynamic in sports and also how female safety on campus would be impacted if athletes felt even more empowered by the new ways to enrich themselves.

Mosey back to the Schiele

Enough time for a couple rounds of Mary led by Defib, Linus, and Short Sale

Murph on Memorial Day, 7am at The Sandlot
New AO – The Down-Lo in Ranlo

Prayer Requests
Watts Up’s M and 2.0 traveling to Missouri
Tube’s M with kidney stone
Bondo’s co-worker’s baby

Prayer to take us out

Until next time…

Quick post script on my thoughts going into this Q. Over the last couple of months, I’ve heard John F. Kennedy’s “To the Moon” speech referenced multiple times on various occasions. One of the points in that speech is that we are going to the moon “not because it is easy, but because it is hard.” I think of F3 and its principles every time I hear that quote. We get up early for boot camps, go on long moseys, and take part in CSAUPs not because they are easy but because they will challenge us in some way. We choose to be leaders in our homes, our churches, and our communities not because it is easy but because it is needed and is best taken on by men with courage and strong moral conviction. I appreciate every man in this region for their encouragement and example as leaders when leadership is needed now more than ever.