Principles of F3:
- Are free of charge
- Are open to all men
- Are held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold
- Are led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion
- End with a Circle of Trust
Mission of F3: Our three Fs stand for Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith and our mission is to Plant, Serve and Grow men’s small workout groups with the intent of invigorating male leadership throughout the community.
Warmup: SSHx15 IC, Gravel Pickers x10IC, ROL/LOR, Cherry Pickers IC, Arm circles
777 with D-Day facts scattered throughout the workout. See below for tidbits noted.
- shoulder taps (one arms)
- mountain climbers
- calf raises
- get a lap
Repeat 7 times
Mosey to Traust for triple nickel with merkins and squats. This is where I knew I had messed up. It is a lot farther to get here than I recalled.
Partner up and rotate 90 degrees and start some Dora (merkins, squats, LBCs). Had to call it a little early to get back.
Mosey to flag pole and resume, but not much time left so we worked until the bell.
Announcements: Check the preblast channel for upcoming items instead of things getting lost in slack mumblechatter. 6/10 happy hour at new bar at Oldstone, 6/15 lunch at twisted goat, 6/18 F3 Dads workout at Folsom, 6/25 PT test at Gashouse, Tequila Sunrise every Friday in June has a guest Q.
Prayers/Praise: Pillagers dad after treatment and his M is past her first trimester, Buckshot and his M, Turtleman has a lot on his plate, My M.
Name-O-Rama: Gavel, Freon, Termite, Pillager, Radar, Blue Print, Red Ribbon
- D-Day was originally planned for 5 June but had to be delayed by 24 hours due to poor weather.
- The Commander in Chief of the German army in the west was Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt, who had 850,000 men at his disposal.
- The D-Day operation aimed at breaching the Atlantic Wall, a series of coastal defenses built by Nazi Germany between 1942 and 1944 that ran from Norway to the Franco-Spanish border.
- With an Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe seeming ever more likely, in early 1944 Nazi Field Marshal Erwin Rommel was tasked with strengthening the Wall.
- Over 1.2 million tons of steel and 17 million cubic meters of concrete were used in building the Wall’s defenses, and this included 92 manned radar sites.
- By the time of the Allied invasion on 6 June, more than 5 million mines had been laid in northern France.
- A fake army made up of inflatable tanks and trucks was created in Kent to fool the Germans into thinking the invasion would take place in the Pas-de-Calais.
- Around 7,000 vessels of all shapes and sizes were used by the Allies on D-Day, including 139 major warships, 221 smaller combat vessels, more than 1,000 minesweepers and auxiliary vessels, 805 merchant ships, 59 blockships and 300 miscellaneous small craft.
- Over 4,000 landing craft used to transport the invasion force onto the beaches of Normandy.
- 73,000 US Troops and 83,000 British and Canadian troops crossed the channel on D-Day.
- Shortly after midnight on 6 June, around 24,000 US, British and Canadian airborne troops began landing in France.
- The Allies landed on five beaches in Normandy. These had been codenamed “Utah”, “Omaha”, “Gold”, “Juno” and “Sword”.
- Of the 34,000 men who landed on Omaha on D-Day, 2,400 were killed.
- On Omaha beach, the US 116th Infantry Regiment’s A Company lost 96% of its effective strength in one hour.
- The landing on Utah beach was ultimately successful with just 300 casualties of the 20,000 men put ashore.
- By midnight on 6 June, 132,000 Allied forces had landed in France, while more than 2 million were eventually shipped there in total, comprising a total of 39 divisions.
- Allied casualties on 6 June have been estimated at 10,000 killed, wounded, and missing in action: 6,603 Americans, 2,700 British, and 946 Canadians.
- Total German casualties on D-Day are not known, but are estimated as being between 4,000 and 9,000.