May 22, 2022//Westside Swing School//AO-Octagon//56 degrees//
21 Pax: Golden Pike, Wentworth, Spacebar, Honey Maid, Cosmo, Black Flag, Ice T, Tuner, Z-Bo, Scoober, Khakis, Moonman, Canadian Bacon, Slow Pitch, Frosty, Sister Act, The Entertainer, Edison, FNG, Tater Tot, Folsom.
The PAX gathered around the shovelflags. The mission statement was made, the 5 core principles were stated, the disclaimer was given, the motto was recited, and then Folsom led the PAX on a mosey.
Warm O’ Rama (11 minutes)
- Mosey around the track for almost a ¼ mile
- Jeeves Twists ICx20
- Tappy Taps ICx10
- Copperhead Squats ICx15
- Sobriety Sun Gods ICx10 each direction
- Cherry Pickers ICx20
- Walk out Merkin’s ICx5
The Thang: Fun and Games Grinder (25 minutes)
Classic 5 station grinder. First station was the push group rest of the stations were AMRAP until pushed. Folsom explained the stations before having the PAX count off into 5 groups, because he doubted their ability to remember their numbers for the 12 seconds it took to explain the thang.
Station 1 Run
- Run from Station 5 to Station 2, approximately 100 yards around the curve of the track.
Station 2 Chest
- Carolina Dry Docks
Station 3 The Hill
- Bernie Sanders up
- Monkey Humpers to the street ICx5
- Run down
Station 4 The Tires
- Overhead slam downs
- Michelin Man Thrusters
- Burpee with tires
COT: Today is the beginning of Folsom’s Five Year Anniversary week. For those 5 years, I have to thank the men with me today. I have to thank all the men who have been with me every day since the beginning. I have to thank the men, I have yet to meet. I give them thanks for making me a better man. As I looked forward to this week and reflected on my 5 years of F3 a cliché came to mind, “Good things happen to good people.” Before F3 I wasn’t always a good person. I did some shady shit. After spending so much time surrounded by good men, I’ve become a good man myself, or at least a better man. That has led to lots of good things happening to me. My relationships with everyone most important to me have really improved. My kids and I are closer than ever. I have the best relationship I’ve ever had with a woman with my girlfriend now. We just bought our dream house! Good things happen to good people.