The Woodshed Backblast
July 16, 2020 | AO – The Woodshed | 63°
PAX: Smashmouth, Gryllz, Pony Express, Frosty, Icy Hot, Othello, Sister Act, E85, Sticky Bandit, FNG (Thing 2), Biff, Fine Print, Gunner, Samples (respect!), Kielbasa, UHaul
Q: Lucky Charms
At promptly 5:30, YHC welcomed everyone to F3. The disclaimer, mission statement and core principles were all stated before we got started. With one FNG, YHC reminded everyone his is not a professional and that you should modify for difficulty or creepiness. Its worth noting the PAX were all moving slow today and several were piling out of their cars as everything got started. One of those included Sticky Bandit, who got behind on the pre-run and decided to call his personal Uber … E85.
Today’s workout was going to be wrapped up with a little 2nd F and giving back to clean up a bit of the park. So we went from 45 minutes for a beatdown to 30. YHC was committed to getting 45 minutes of work into 30!
Short and sweet, as we had things to accomplish.
- Big Ones x 6 IC
- High Knees x 10 IC
- Butt Kickers x 10 IC
PAX moseyed to creeper corner.
The Creepy Thang
PAX circled up for a quick creepy corner workout.
- Monkey Humpers x 20 IC
- Pickle Pushers x 15 IC
- Held plank for a count-off
PAX moseyed up the hill to summer quarters .. the UNO field. It was NICE! T-claps to Icy Hot for getting us on there.
The Real and Quick Thang
Pressed for time, but not wanting to cheat anyone out of an elevated heart rate, YHC got right to it. July 16 is the day that America first tested the Atomic Bomb in New Mexico. To celebrate, we were going to do a variation on B.O.M.B.S. PAX would all start on one side of the field on the side line. We started with one set of burpees and then sprinted to the other side of the field. Once there, we did burpees and then overhead claps, adding one exercise to the routine each time. Exercises were 5 burpees, 10 overhead claps, 15 merkins, 20 big boys, 25 air squats. Once complete, we did a quick 10-count to catch our breaths. However, that was short lived. After our last sprint across the field, the reset was to lunge half way across the field and then bear crawl the last half. With a few minutes left, we did one more full set of B.O.M.B.S. and then had a race down and back across the field. E85 won and chose to have us all do Bobby Hurleys. Omaha was called at 5:55 so we could finish up and still have time to clean the park.
No Mary. Ain’t nobody got time for that today.
- Queen service still going on, including several in attendance today. Keep pushing gentlemen. We see you and admire your work ethic.
- Pop ups on Sunday-Wednesday next week. Continue to show up and support these events and get to know more of the PAX who are working to provide these opportunities for us all.
As a big fan of Conan O’Brien, who recently ended his tenure in late night comedy, I wanted to honor him with a quote. “It’s not easy to do. But TRY! Try and do what you love with people you love. And if you can manage that, it’s the definition of heaven on earth”
Find people and things that bring you joy. Celebrate them. Make time for them. Be happier, and show others how to do the same.
Giving Back and Coffee
With extra time, the PAX spent about 15 minutes cleaning up downed branches and piling them up to make it easier for the clean up crews. As big users of the park, especially all the weird corners of the park we use, this is the difference between F3 and other groups or people. We see problems and solve them. I was damn proud to see the work and determination in every step the PAX took. T-claps to Frosty for setting this up and working with the parks department.
YHC brought coffee as a Glue to keep people there and helping clean the park. Just a little taste of what we do down in Sarpy … if anyone wants to come to a Murph. And it’s obvious I don’t have any shame, so I’m leaning into it. Reach out to Q. It will be fun, I swear.