January 13, 2022|Copperfields | AO – The Maize | feels like 10°

The Plague has been trying to get back out on the Q Schedule and Barn Door was kind enough to allow him to Q at The Maize. YHC began reflecting back on some of his favorite workouts at this site and one in particular came to mind. In February of 2019 our man Waffle House lead a workout called the “Helpful Watermelon”. This workout was creative and his CoT was extremely impactful. See the backblast here: 2/7/2019 The Maize Backblast: Helpful Watermelon.

YHC had an opportunity to interview Waffle House on The GLUE-OOM and was awestruck by his joy and peace amidst some of the tragic life events he had been through. I mean this man was able to fully use his legs to walk, run, and bike one day then the next he couldn’t. That would literally crush me. What was I missing? I could barely go through a day where my schedule got messed up without being frustrated and pissed off. That’s when it struck me – I hadn’t fully listened to Waffle House when I interviewed him. I was listening for him to say the things I wanted him to say or the things I felt about that event. I never actually opened my ears to hear and learn from the way he was approaching life. That’s why YHC chose to mimic this workout and do my best Waffle House impression 😊.

PAX [20]: Mr. Miyagi, Khakis, Cheap Seats, Barbershop, Tater Tot, Griswold, Hoser, Lite Brite, Fine Print, Lincoln Logs, Barn Door, Ketchup, Dog man, Crab Cakes, Dakine, Tonight Show, Vlasic,  Hard Hat, Baby Shoes, The Plague

Q: The Plague 

The Plague welcomed the PAX to a beautiful morning at The Maize.

This is F3 – Fitness, Fellowship and Faith. F3 is a national network of free, peer-led workouts for men. Our mission is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.
Core principles:

  1. Are free of charge
  2. Are open to all men
  3. Are held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold
  4. Are led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion, with no training or certification necessary
  5. End with a Circle of Trust

Disclaimer: The Plague is not a professional – PAX need to modify as necessary.

Warm-A-Rama – PAX started with a mosey over the bridge

  • SSH – 10 IC
  • Sun gods – 20 IC (10 each direction)
  • SSH – 10 IC
  • Moroccan Night Clubs – 15 IC
  • SSH – 10 IC
  • Tappy Taps – 10 IC

The Thang 1: H.E.L.P

  • PAX paired up and completed 100s of the following exercises as a pair
  • Hillbillies – 100 IC
  • E2K – 100 IC
  • Low Dollies on the OPEN (RESPECT) – 100
  • Plank Jacks – 100 IC

PAX then moseyed to the top of the hill for part two

The Thang 2: W.A.T.E.R.M.E.L.O.N

  • YHC called out different PAX members to help count 25 reps of each exercise
  • Werkins – 25
  • Alligator Merkins down the hill
  • Tot Squats – 25
  • E2K – 25
  • Reverse Crunch – 25
  • Mountain Climbers – 25 IC
  • Empty Wheel Barrows with partner from pole to pole
  • LBCs – 25 IC
  • One Leg Burpees – 25
  • Moseyed back to the shovel flags to finish with Nolan Ryans.

PAX moseyed back to the shovel flags for American Hammers Rancid style x2

Circle of Trust:

  • The Plague shared a message about listening to others and learning from their behavior
    • When I think back to the times I’ve been around Waffle House, I remember him always having clever things to say and a unique perspective on the world.
    • I remember the day of his accident when a group of us were waiting for him to go on the Taco Ride. We called, texted and no answer from Waffle. I still get a pit in my stomach when I think about that day and someone feel like we could have or should have done more to reach him before we left.
    • When I interviewed him on The GLUE-OOM, I tried asking my question in several different ways to get him to voice his frustration or anger but he had none. As I listened to him closer I heard him say, “Everything turned out for the best.” I realized that he had decided, made a conscious choice to not be angry, to move forward with his life still experiencing joy and peace, despite his accident and circumstances. He taught me that day that we each have that same choice to make regardless of what we might be going through or what we’ll go through in the future.
    • There are people around us every day that are saying things. They’re saying things that reveal how they see the world and how they approach life. If we take the time to actually listen, we can learn more from the people around us than we would reading all of the best books on life and leadership.
    • Thank you Waffle House not just for what you say but for who you are!


  • Announcements:
    • 1/29/2022 – CSAUP get registered and participate this will be Epic!
    • January – MABA – 100 Burpees per day challenge
  • Prayers: Prayers for injured PAX

Coffeteria commenced at Starbucks

Aye! The Plague

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