PAX: Mufasa, Gator, Pothole, Vlasic (Respect), Lincoln Logs (Respect x2/Honor), Barn Door, Chippendale, Ketchup, Obi-Wan, Wait Time (Respect), Sasquatch, Fine Print, Blades of Glory, Yodel, Unicycle, Speed Square, Mr. Miyagi, T-Ball

Pre-Runners Who Had To Bolt—Slick, Yogi

Q: T-Ball

Just prior to 5:30am, Yogi had to run, but was able to pass the Nugent Shovel Flag to T-ball, which was received with great honor and pride.

18 PAX arrived to hear the F3 core principles, mission statement and disclaimer. No new FNGs were present, so we moseyed to the basketball court for Warm-O-Rama.

The theme of this workout was to honor Veterans Day and the historical significance of 11/11, so exercises throughout were in multiples of 11. Warm-o-rama included 22 Side Straddle Hops IC with the final 12 done silent (completed to perfection because these HIM are savages!), 22 Tappy Taps, and 22 Imperial Walkers. This was followed by 11 ATMs (Alternating shoulder taps, Tempo Merkins, and Merkins) for 2 rounds total. This concluded the Warm-o-rama and we proceeded to mosey to the fire hill.

Pre-Thang was started with PAX partnering up with someone of equal size and proceeded to give piggy-back ride to their partner up a steep and winding hill—PAX were able to switch half-way up the hill, which prevented a few ghastly injuries and all were able to complete with minimal modification. The early finishers held plank until the 6 was in. Once the 6 reached the top of the hill, we proceeded to do alternating wheelbarrow with our partner down the hill to the F street intersection, where Chillcut was held until the 6 was in. Here, we scattered like raccoons and dodged a turning pickup and then were able to complete duck walk back up the hill to the same intersection. From there, we performed partner push back down the hill and alternated as needed until we reached the start point. Pre-Thang was completed and we moseyed down to the football field for The Thang.

The Thang: The PAX counted off for four groups total. We headed to the football field after counting off, while one PAX from each group would go to the middle of the 50 yd line and perform coupon exercises of their choosing from the list below.

  • Station 1 (SW Corner of Field):
    • 11 Diamond Merkins
    • 22 Monkey Humpers
    • 33 Groiners
    • Push (Run) to Station 2 at other endzone
  • Station 2 (NW Corner of Field)
    • 11 Hydraulic Squats
    • 22 LBCs IC
    • 33 Werkins
    • Push (Walking Lunges) to Station 3
  • Station 3 (NE Corner of Field)
    • 11 Big Boys
    • 22 Frozen Freddies IC
    • 33 Bobby Hurleys
    • Push (Run) to Station 4
  • Station 4 (SE Corner of Field)
    • 11 Burpees
    • 22 Squat Jumps
    • 33 Rosalitas
    • Push (Walking Lunges) back to Station 1
  • Middle Station (1 PAX from each group continuously)-choice of exercise, then return to group to send another PAX (All exercises with coupon)
    • 11 Blockees
    • 22 Curls
    • 33 Air Squats

Lots of good mumblechatter kept us going through 1 ½ rounds around the field before Omaha was called at 6:07am. We moseyed back to the Shovel flags and completed 6 MOM

  • 11 Box Cutters
  • 11 Hello Dollys
  • 11 count alternating between Plank and Chillcut x 11

Announcements/Prayer Requests:
Congratulated Pothole on 2 year anniversary, Next Thursday 11/18 will be Respect Pop up, Veterans Day Ruck this Sat 6 am from the Canyon, Prayers for Slick’s mom, Unicycle VQ this Saturday at Dragon’s Lair, and reminder to sign up for Thankful Trot on Thanksgiving AM (T-shirt/Sweatshirt sales/options still available, see Slack for details)

Circle of Trust:
As I reflected on Veterans Day and what it means, I wanted to really understand the history of the holiday beyond the obvious thanks and appreciation for our brothers and sisters who served our country bravely and with honor. The original recognition of Veterans Day was known originally as Armistice day (Armistice meaning temporary cessation of hostilities) between the Allied Powers and Germany in WWI. This agreement was signed on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 to signify the end of WWI. However, this was not officially recognized as a holiday in the US until 1938. From 1938 until 1954, this was celebrated on November 11th every year, but the holiday was changed to be known as Veterans Day to also honor the men and women who fought in WWII and the Korean War. This continued as Veterans Day, but in 1968, Congress altered the 4 federal holidays to be celebrated on a Monday to allow for a 3-day weekend. In 1971, Veterans Day was moved to the 4th Thursday in October. Several states refused to recognize this change and in 1975, President Gerald Ford signed back into law the change of Veterans Day back to November 11th. This was officially changed in 1978 and since that time, Veterans Day has been celebrated on 11/11 every year (hence the 11 and multiples of 11 throughout the beatdown)

I have reflected often on the sacrifices our military men and women have gone through and I honestly think that it’s really hard for us to truly appreciate what they have been through. Many citizens feel pride and offer obligatory thanks to Veterans, but I’ve had the unique privilege and professional responsibility as a medical provider to care for many Veterans. I have seen many who have been afflicted with issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, blast injuries, traumatic brain injuries, chemical exposures, suicidal ideation, chronic pain, divorces, child custody battles, narcotic and other substance addictions to name a few. The wars fought both abroad and at home are staggering and I know that despite my care and concern, I can’t begin to comprehend the hell that many of them have been through. On this day, I ask our F3 bretheren to dig deeper, to look for opportunities to connect with our Veteran brothers and sisters on a deeper level, look for opportunities to EH a Veteran in need,
grab a cup of coffee and have meaningful conversation. It is our mission to look out and pick up the 6 and there are certainly many in need. Happy Veterans Day to all who have served and we love you!

Aye!

T-Ball

and with honor. The original recognition of Veterans Day was known
originally as Armistice day (Armistice meaning temporary cessation of
hostilities) between the Allied Powers and Germany in WWI. This
agreement was signed on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in
1918 to signify the end of WWI. However, this was not officially
recognized as a holiday in the US until 1938. From 1938 until 1954, this
was celebrated on November 11th every year, but the holiday was changed
to be known as Veterans Day to also honor the men and women who
fought in WWII and the Korean War. This continued as Veterans Day, but
in 1968, Congress altered the 4 federal holidays to be celebrated on a
Monday to allow for a 3-day weekend. In 1971, Veterans Day was moved
to the 4th Thursday in October. Several states refused to recognize this
change and in 1975, President Gerald Ford signed back into law the
change of Veterans Day back to November 11th. This was officially
changed in 1978 and since that time, Veterans Day has been celebrated
on 11/11 every year (hence the 11 and multiples of 11 throughout the
beatdown)
I have reflected often on the sacrifices our military men and women have
gone through and I honestly think that it’s really hard for us to truly
appreciate what they have been through. Many citizens feel pride and
offer obligatory thanks to Veterans, but I’ve had the unique privilege and
professional responsibility as a medical provider to care for many
Veterans. I have seen many who have been afflicted with issues such as
depression, anxiety, PTSD, blast injuries, traumatic brain injuries,
chemical exposures, suicidal ideation, chronic pain, divorces, child custody
battles, narcotic and other substance addictions to name a few. The wars
fought both abroad and at home are staggering and I know that despite
my care and concern, I can’t begin to comprehend the hell that many of
them have been through. On this day, I ask our F3 bretheren to dig
deeper, to look for opportunities to connect with our Veteran brothers and
sisters on a deeper level, look for opportunities to EH a Veteran in need,
grab a cup of coffee and have meaningful conversation. It is our mission
to look out and pick up the 6 and there are certainly many in need. Happy
Veterans Day to all who have served and we love you!
Aye!

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