September 2, 2021//Swanson School//AO-The Coop//68 degrees//
11 Pax: Edison, Honey Stinger, Lansbury, Selleck, Stella, Sleep Number, Brazilian, Huffy, Toadstool, Rosetta, and Folsom.
The PAX slowly gathered at the Shovelflag. Folsom was worried there would only be a couple HIM at the beatdown because of the shovelflag pass at the nearby Battlefield. Folsom was surprised to see a few more PAX appear right as the time to begin came. At exactly 05:30, Folsom welcomed the PAX with the mission statement, the 5 core principles, and a disclaimer that he was not a professional, even though in his mind he really is. Folsom stated the motto of F3: Leave no man behind, but leave no man where you found him. Then Folsom lead the PAX on a mosey out of the parking lot, down the street and then south through the park until the PAX saw the light.
Warm O’ Rama 05:31
- ¼ mile mosey
- Big Ones ICx12
- Tappy Taps ICx10
- Cherry Pickers ICx20
- Imperial Squat Walkers ICx15
The Thang: The Coop 05:40
This is a 2 man grinder, dedicated to one of Folsom’s favorite AO’s. It was ab heavy to save Folsom’s massive pecs for the IPC tomorrow. But the T-bar merkins sucked enough to bring up a lot of mummblechatter, both from the guys who were sore from doing the IPC already and those who were worried about doing the IPC the following day or Saturday. The partners took turns running through the grass for approximately 100 yards round trip with 3 burpees at the turn around. When not running, the partner worked on the exercises below. Once the partners completed 150 combined reps they could move to the next exercise. Unfortunately, Folsom had to call Omaha during the Copperhead squats, It was just too many reps to get through in 20 minutes. And to think, Folsom had planned on doing 200 reps!
- T T-Bar Merkins
- H Heels to Heaven
- E E2K
- C Copper Head Squats
- O Overhead Claps from the People’s Chair
- O Outlaws
- P Pickle Pushers
6 (pretty damn close) MoM 30/60/90 pyramid 06:01
- The following exercises were performed AMRAP for 30 seconds each, with a short rest after 30 then 60, then 90, then 60, and finally 30 seconds.
- Flutter Kicks 30 seconds, rest, then
- Flutter Kicks30 seconds then
- Box Cutters 30 seconds, rest, then
- Flutter Kicks 30 seconds then
- Box Cutters 30 seconds then
- LBC’s 30 seconds then rest
- Box Cutters 30 seconds then
- LBC’s 30 Seconds, rest, then
- LBC’s 30 Seconds, rest
- This was an absolute smokefest for the abs of the PAX. Folsom heard a lot of mumblecaatter around Mary, not that I could repeat any of it in a family friendly backblast.
COT: Folsom built his message today around 2 personal conversations and a movie quote. The quote, “The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.” Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects, but originally Charles Baudlelaire. Folsom paraphrased the quote by substituting the Jester for the Devil. Everyone has their own Jester, maybe some HIM don’t have one, but Folsom certainly does. Folsom believes the Jester does all he can to convince the HIM he torments that he doesn’t exist. Folsom’s Jester is alcohol. Folsom says he doesn’t have a problem with alcohol, after all, he doesn’t crave a drink when he wakes up. He can go days without even a single drink. But Folsom had confirmed what he always knew deep down, through two conversations earlier in the week. The most important of the two was one he had with his girlfriend. She told him that it bothered her that she had shared with him a very personal piece of information when Folsom had been drinking because Folsom seemed to ignore what she said, which she later learned was because he was so drunk he didn’t even remember her telling him the information. That was upsetting to her, and honestly, to Folsom. He is trying to get to know her and she shared something important and personal and Folsom was too drunk to remember. That’s a problem. Sometimes when he drinks, it changes him, and not for the better. Folsom does have a problem with alcohol but the Jester does a great job of convincing him otherwise. Folsom reminded the PAX that he was only speaking about himself, no one else, but he believed that everyone should honestly evaluate their own Jester and even ask your loved ones, what they think is your Jester, because he may do a great job of convincing you he doesn’t exist, but he does and your loved ones notice him more than you probably do.