• Post Type: Backblast
  • When: 10/15/2022
  • AO: Bulldog
  • QIC: Sargento, Wolverine (R)
  • FNG's:
  • PAX: Oompa Loompa (R), Dr Seuss (R), Hacksaw (R), Doodles (R), Broke (R), Defib (R), Def Leppard (R), Watts Up (R), Tesla (R), Rum Runner (R), Dirt (R), Breaker Breaker (R), Orangeman (R), Short Sale (R), Termite (R), Balljoint, Spackle, Volt, Wirenut, Buckshot, Buckeye, Roundup, Boudin, Blart, Pockets, Stogie, Gavel, Spiderman, Freon, Chubbs, Flintstone, Freight, Gearwrench, Mabeline, Bedpan, Sister Act, JJ, Wild Thing, Silent Bob, Mitre (R), Dovetail, Quasimoto (R), GP, Captain Jack, Survey Says, Olof (R), Austin Powers

It was a beautiful morning in the gloom for the inaugural Inter-Region Transvergence between Gastonia and Lake Wylie. Plenty of PAX (38 Gastonia and 11 Lake Wylie) and many shovel flags were on hand to make magic. This is what happened…

Circle up for a quick introduction muster and then the Pledge of Allegiance.

Mosey to the middle of the field for the warmup. YHC asked Wolverine what the mission of F3 is. “To plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men, for the invigoration of male community leadership.” Aye!

Warmup: Side Straddle Hops, High Knees, Butt Kickers, Merkins with offer to sign up for the Merkin Hater Club (I’m not only the president, I’m also a client)

Mosey from there to the corner of the track nearest the hill for Dora 123. Instructions were to pair up with someone from another region if you can. Partner 1 runs up the hill and does 5 squat jumps while Partner 2 does 100 Merkins, 200 Squats, 300 LBCs.

Once we finished this up, we Switzer’ed for some words by YHC. At this point the Q was handed over to Wolverine for his portion.

He started by moseying us around the track to one corner where we did 10 Bomb Jacks. Then another 1/2 lap and 10 Bomb Jacks + 15 Diamond Merkins. Another 1/2 lap for the first two + 20 lunges. Another 1/2 lap for the first 3 + something else I can’t remember.

We then lined up on the field for some suicides, sprints, skips and such. It was fun. Broke and Doodles tried using some crafty old guy tricks to finish closer to the lead but we know what the deal is with that.

At this point YHC took back over for the finale, 11s!

At one side we did Goofballs (some Lake Wylie guys didn’t know what that was) and on the other side we did Sandy V’s (none of them knew what those are). It was great and pretty wet too…

By now, the time was about up so we circled up for the announcements, prayer requests and namorama.

Announcements: 2nd F lunch at Byrum’s 10/19, Christmastown 5k needs Track Commanders, Christmas party 12/3

Prayer requests: Huckleberry, Turtleman, Termite’s brother, my apologies, I can’t remember the rest.

Now we gathered for some coffee and the good word from our very own Doodles. His message was awesome. As I recall, the main point was for us as men to live with PURPOSE. That’s something I can get behind. Thanks Doodles!

Great work today men. It was awesome seeing so many of our guys out there and welcoming the LW guys too. We’ll do it again sometime soon. AYE!