Saturday, July 31, 2021 | 6 AM | The Oracle | Aldrich Elementary AO | Cloudy, Humid & 70 Degrees

PAX: Ketchup, Dog Man, Cheap Seats, Stitches, Yodel, 2-Step, Armadilla, Squidward, Vandelay, Misery, Cataract, Water Boy, and Wait Time.
QIC: Wait Time

YHC welcomed the PAX on a muggy Saturday morning to the birthday celebration of Harry Potter. YHC shared the mission statement, F3 Principles and the Disclaimer, including my personal disclaimer that I am not anyone’s friend for the next hour. After exchanging pleasantries we boarded the Hogwarts Express to the CIT Bank parking lot for Warm-A-Rama.

Warm-A-Rama
SSH x 20 IC | Big Ones x 40 | Yoga Plank > Merkin x 5 > Half Pigeon Yoga Plank > Merkin x 5 > Half Pigeon | Garland Pose > 45-degree squat x 5 Garland Pose > 45-degree squat x 5 | Hillbillies x 12 IC | Silent SSH x 10 IC (no burpees!)

Pre-Thang: PAX moseyed east towards 156th Street to next parking lot. PAX circled up for one round of Guantanamo Bay.

PAX moseyed east towards 156th Street to vacant office building (Platform 9 ¾). We stopped for clock merkins on the hillside near the vacant building.

Clock Merkins x 40 | Clock Merkins x 28

We divided into groups of three and moseyed around the parking lot to see the four stations.

STATION 1:
One PAX shoulder carried the heavy sandbag (50-75 lbs) approximately 80 yards. When the PAX returned to the station, the group pushed to the next group. While the PAX suffered with the heavy bag, the other two PAX at the station did the following exercises with 20-30 lb. sandbags:

Cusack Squat x 20 | Uneven Merkins x 20 | Lunge with Twist x 20 | Overhead Press x 20 | Full Body Crunch

STATION 2:
Monkey Humpers x 20 IC | Hand Release Merkins x 20 | Hydraulic Squats x 20 IC | Machtar Ndgiaye x 20 IC | Smurf Jacks x 10 IC

STATION 3
Burpees x 20 IC | Turkish Get-ups x 20 IC | Mountain Climbers x 20 IC | Crab Cakes x 20 IC | Groiners x 20

STATION 4:
Plank Hurdles 50 yards | Tunnel of Love 25 yards | Plank Hops 25 yards | Partner Derkins x 20

“OMAHA!” was called. The 13 PAX picked up the sand bags and proceeded back to the shovel flag.

6MOM:
Marge & Homer x 10 | American Hammer (Rancid Style) x 26 IC

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
FIA OMAHA. Female version of F3 launches next Saturday at Sterling Ridge at 7 AM. See Doppler for more details.
MAIN STAGE LAUNCH AT MILLARD SOUTH HS. Next Tuesday, Sister Act launches a new AO.
TWO-CLUB CONUNDRUM. Annual par 3 golf tournament will be held on September 11 at Milt’s. Look for sign-up to be posted soon.

PRAYERS: Ketchup’s neighbor, Cataract’s family.

COT: The Magical World of Harry Potter

It may have seemed weird to make a workout theme about Harry Potter’s birthday (but we’ve done much weirder things). Harry Potter was raised by humans before learning he was a wizard. He knew there was something different about him, but he didn’t understand it and did not know there was an entire community of wizards like him. When Harry Potter moved to Hogwarts for Wizarding school, he had to learn an entirely new language. He met knew people. It took some time but he found belonging in this community.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter feels a lot like F3. An FNG feels strange at the first few workouts. We have a strange language. We do weird things. It is our job to help the new FNGs feel like they belong in this community. It is our job to share the magic we create in the gloom.

We ended our time in prayer.

Grace, Peace & Magic,

Wait Time

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