May 24, 2023//Stinson Park//AO- Heavy Metal//60 glorious degrees//

22 Pax: Swinger, Vanilla Ice, Predator, Snowman, Woody (Respect!), Hipster (Respect!), Bloodshot, Doll Face (Respect!), Caruso (Respect!), Bobsled, Q Tip (Respect!), Line Dance, Stapler, Pusher, Oompa, Cyclone (Respect!), Tin Cup (Respect!), Stella, Safe Ride, Honey Stinger, Spacbar, and Folsom.

Q: Folsom

The mission statement, the 5 core principles, the moto, and the disclaimer were all shared. Play was pushed on the Awesome Mix of Rock, and Folsom lead the PAX with great pride.

Warm O’ Rama approx. 10 minutes

  • Jeeves Twists x20
  • Michael Phelps x 20IC
  • Tappy Taps x 10IC
  • Goof Balls x 20IC
  • Cherry  Pickers x 20 IC
  • Mosey around the “track”.

The Thang: Toes to Fingers. 22 minutes

Folsom brought 2 tires for the PAX to raise above their heads and slam to the ground 10 times before passing the tires to the next 2 PAX in the circle. The 10 slams were our timer, we performed the below exercises AMRAP, once the slams were completed, we moved to the next exercise. We got through the below list 3 times before Omaha was called.

  1. Johnny Dramas
  2. Dead Lifts
  3. Goblet Squats
  4. Big Boy Sit Ups
  5. Chest Press
  6. Chest Fly’s
  7. Bent Over Rows
  8. Overhead Triceps Extensions
  9. Curls for the Gurls
  10. Arnold Presses

Mary: Folsom had the PAX get on their 6’s with their weights in their hands, all ab exercises were done with weights.

  • American Hammers, Rancid Style x22
  • Big Boy Sit Ups, Rancid Style x22

COT: Not a lot has happened since May 24, 2018; I really struggled with what to say for my anniversary. (That’s a joke, laughs were had, trust me.) Thank you. Thank you, sincerely to everyone in the circle today. Thank you to everyone who has ever posted with me. And thank you to the sad clown that hasn’t become an FNG yet, but will one day join me in the gloom. You’ve all made me a better man. I got deep in the circle, and I’ll spare you all the details here, but I’m sum it up as best I can to give you my true intent. I was once a real Sad Clown. I was a month out from moving out of my family home and had spent most of that time on a bender. Brazilian put the EH on me and with little head locking, I was there, on my front porch, at 5:15 a.m. waiting for him to pick me up. 6 months later, I felt safe and connected with the small group of men who posted on a regular basis back in ’18. I gave a COT where I confessed my sins and showed my true self. I laid out my faults and my struggles with being married and getting divorced. Before I could get to my car, someone came up to me and shared that they had gone through their own marriage problems and they knew how I felt. They gave me a hug. Throughout the weeks and months that followed more men came up to me, shared their marital struggles and we hugged. It took some time, but I realized that, for the first time in my life, I felt loved for who I was. Everyday since then, I felt loved by the PAX for no reason other than being who I truly am. The best word I can use to describe it is Peace. I feel at peace internally. I no longer feel like a have to be funny, good looking, the life of the party, to get people to love me. I am good enough to be loved. That Inner Peace has made all the difference in my life. Thank you PAX of F3 for making me feel loved for the first time, but certainly not the last time, in my life.

Aye- Folsom  

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