8-12-2022 The Brick Yard

PAX: Vanilla Ice, Ear Tag, Double Dip, Black Lung, Huffy, Cozmo, Folsom, Technic, Bloodshot, Flyby, FNG – Tommy, Paramount, Smashmouth.

QIC: Invictus

Pre-Murph: Invictus

Pre-Run: Double Dip, Cozmo

This was my first time Q-ing a coupon based beatdown, so some careful planning and time management were implemented so I would be mentally ready for leading this morning. I made sure I was up on time (thanks to my dog who is a better alarm clock than my phone). Thankfully, we relaxed a little bit before I headed out the door at 0415. I got to Stinson Park around 0430 and was very happy that all the sprinklers turned off right when I pulled up. Then I eye-balled where I wanted the cones, set them up, and then set off on the Pre-Murph. Solo Murph (in the gazebo) took about 36 mins, mile runs were done around the park infield. I got back to the flags with about 12 mins before go-time, so I used that time to drink some water and get my mind ready for the morning.

0530 – The PAX were welcomed with the following:

F3 – Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith. F3 is Free, Open to All Men, Always Outside, Lead in a rotating fashion among the PAX, and will end in a Circle of Trust.

The mission of F3 is to Plant, Grow, and Serve small workout groups for the reinvigoration of male community leadership.

Credo: Leave no man behond, but leave no man where you found them.

YHC is not a fitness pro, so the PAX should modify any of the workouts as they see fit as they are merely recommendations.

We also welcomed an FNG-Tommy. 

Warmarama: near the Tower.
15 SSH IC
20 Sun Gods IC
15 Tappy Taps IC
10 Big Ones

The Thang: PAX moseyed back the flags to get the coupons and gathered in the infield for a 2-man grinder. FNG – Tommy dropped his coupon on the lawn as we moseyed up to the first station and it cracked in half. Read on to see if this would have anything to do with his F3 nickname.

200 Coupon Curls
150 Goblet Squats
150 Overhead Presses
100 Squat Thrusts
100 Alternating Merkins
100 Kettle Bell swings

1st man performed as many of the reps as possible; 2nd man ran to the stage, performed 3 burpees, then ran back to relieve his partner. This was repeated for each set of reps before moving on to the next.

OMAHA was called about a quarter of the way through the Kettle Bell Swings at 0600. This was a tough one; I don’t think anyone could handle 5 more minutes. Many groans were heard and even a few affectionate utters of “you suck” were directed to YHC, a humble “I love you, too” was returned 🙂 

Mary: 15 LBC’s; American Hammers, Rancid style, 1 round.

FNG: FNG – Tommy told us about he works in advertising and marketing, so the name Don Draper was thrown out there. Huffy then reminded us how he dropped the coupon and it broke in half. Huffy then threw out the name Fragile, pronounced Fra-Gee-Lay, like from the movie A Christmas Story. A resounding repetition of Fra-Gee-Lay was uttered by all the PAX as we officially welcomed Fragile. 

Announcements:

Mental Battle Pop-Up Discussion at Khaki’s on Monday after Octagon and The District.
Shovel Pass at The Canyon on Saturday – Side Dish and Spreadsheet pass to Gunner and Joe Buck.
Site Launch Monday – The Boundary Line.

COT: My wife and I recently celebrated our 5-year anniversary last weekend. Sometimes people tend to go all-out celebrating certain occasions or milestones, but we ended up have a simple weekend involving brunch, dinner, and a movie. We realized how valuable time spent with each other is and that doing something expensive or elegant was not important. The main message is that we should all celebrate occasions as long it comes from the heart, not necessarily your pocket book.

Hey YHC carried the PAX out in prayer.

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