Farsight Fox Preview

The Fox is coming up, so YHC took this opportunity scout out the other AO’s while building up some excitement.  A solid group of 11 showed up and YHC wondered aloud if the fire ants and mosquitoes were still biting.  Karate Kid piped up and said that's "just part of the pain of suffering."  I like the attitude.

 

 

 

Warmup/The Main THANG

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Announcements

Fox-need signups if you want tshirts, water coolers, $$, volunteer

 

Moleskin

Live for today.  Matthew 24:36 & Matthew 6:34

 

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Fools in the Rain

Pretty sure Pirates don’t like sailing ships in the cold wind and rain.  But it’s Piratesville, for goodness sakes.  You’re supposed to get wet.  That’s what makes it FUN!  Upon arrival, the PAX hastily headed for the shelter of the bathroom building and huddled up like a bunch of sheep. YHC had a master plan involving a lot of coupons and team work.  However, after hearing the steady downpour this am and fearing a poor turnout and possible mutiny, YHC quickly went to work on a backup Q.  Some of it was planned and some of it was improvised.

Weather

Wet, cold, and windy

Hears how it went down….

Warmup

SSH x 50, Windmills x 20 IC, Mountain climbers x 20 IC, Striking cobras x 20 IC, Merkins x 15 IC, Leg raises x 20, Flutter kicks x 20 IC, run a lap around the parking lot.

Barely a drizzle at this point, but Mumblechatter King wannabe Barfly starts whining about the wind and rain and the concrete and burpees.

The Main Thang

AMRAP

  • 20 Burpees
  • 20 Merkins
  • 20 Jump Lunges (each leg)
  • 20 BBS
  • 20 Monkey Humpers
  • 20 Mountain climbers (2 count)
  • Run lap around parking lot

The PAX completed 3-4 rounds.  Multiple PAX, especially Mumblechatter runnerup Barfly requested a reduction in reps each round.  Request DENIED.  Suck it up.

Judge Judy, still bristling from his 1st loser of the 1st F award, was on a mission.  He dominated this event.  Clearly Judy got spread too thin vying for the fashion, mumblechatter and 1st F awards.

Divide into 2 teams.  Complete the team reps, run a lap and move on to next round.

  • Round 1--100 merkins
  • Round 2--200 monkey humpers
  • Round 3--300 Freddie mercuries 2 count

Winkles threw Judge Judy and YHC on his back and crushed the 4 man team of Paula Dean, Bowtie, Stepshow, and Barfly.

Mary

An assortment including Dollies, Box cutters, Planks

Count-o-rama, Name-o-rama

Announcements

Oyster Roast recap, FOX May 11

Devo/Moleskin

Ecclesiastes 4:8-12

8There was a man all alone; he had neither son nor brother.
There was no end to his toil, yet his eyes were not content with his wealth.
“For whom am I toiling,” he asked,“and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?”
This too is meaningless—a miserable business!

Two are better than one,because they have a good return for their labor:
10 If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up.
11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.  A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

The message I glean from the first few verses is that we are not meant to be alone.  Whatever we do alone will be in vain and we will never find joy. The second half of the passage reveals how much stronger we can be when we depend on others.  Like most men, I don’t like asking for help and I want to fix my own problems.  But that is not how we were designed.  Be willing to offer a helping hand and be open to receiving a helping hand as well.

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Bricks and Stones May Hurt My Bones

If memory serves, Guest Q Blue Hawaii from Greenville?? introduced us to Jack Webb about 4 years ago at the 3rd or 4th Convergence of F3 Hartsville.  This Brick City Q is all about the bricks.

Weather

Cold enough for the bricks to numb your fingers

Warmup

Rather than head straight to the brick pile, YHC decided to do a few warmup stretches in case a straggler showed up late.  Sure enough, Barfly appears right after his favorite move, the Windmill.  He was visibly disappointed but joined in for a few frankensteins and cherry pickers.

The Main Thang

Mosey to brick pile and grab 2 bricks.

Jack webb (ratio of 1:4)

Round 1--1 Merkin/4 OH presses with bricks up to 10 & 40.  YHC found a way to “temporarily” silence the Mumblechatter Mafiosos Eisenhower, Barfly, and Judge Judy.  Unfortunately their silence was broken by some disturbing noises from Paperboy.  He may have cursed a few times as well.

Round 2--1 Deep Squat/4 jump lunges.  The jump lunge is YHC least favorite exercise.  We stopped at 7 and came back down the ladder.  Mosey to benches for Round 3

Round 3—1 Dip/4 brick tricep kickbacks.  For you math nerds, if you climb the ladder to 10 & 40, the total reps 55 &220.  Triceps were hurting, form was faltering

Mosey to far end of parking lot.  Brick bear crawl to light, 5 manmaker burpees with bricks.  Continue to all 4 lights and return to brick pile.  This was crowdpleaser with jelly arms.

Round 4—1 BBS/4 Russian twists with bricks.

At this point, YHC tacked on some cool down exercises.  SSH & Arm circles with bricks.

Mosey back to Splash pad.

Mary

Hold 6”, Dollies, Leg raises, Flutter kicks, 6”

Count-o-rama, Name-o-rama

Announcements

Happy 47th BDay Goldie, P200 this weekend, Oyster Roast March 30th

Devo

YHC remembers how Blue Hawaii opened up about his struggles and how F3 had helped him work through them and made him a better man.  Pax went around the circle and took turns asking for prayers

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Call to Action

After Greenacres called out the PAX for not HC’ing to Marion or Convergence, YHC took the cue to Q convergence.   The only ones present at 6:55 were Daisy Dukes, Paperboy, and Coxswain, who remarked “Are they chicken s##t?” or something to that affect.  He said it, I didn’t.  As the warmup began, Lovebug shows up to pull the average age of the PAX down to 52.  Only 5 PAX heeded the call from our Nantan, but work was done.

Conditions

40's

Warmup

SSH, Clinic Arm Circles, Windmills, Merkins, Copperhead squats

The Main THANG

Pair up in the center of the field and face each other.  The PAX will move out away from each other and meet up somewhere in between depending on how fast your partner is.  Roughly 5 minutes per round.  Change partners each round.

  • Round 1 (x2):  Bear crawl out, 10 BBS, Bear crawl back, 10 burpees, 10 booyah merkins
  • Round 2 (x2):  Lungewalk out, 10 BBS, Lungewalk back, 10 jump squats, 10 booyah merkins
  • Round 3 (x2):  Crabwalk out, 10 BBS, Crabwalk back, 10 monkey humpers, 10 booyah merkins
  • Round 4 (x2):  Burpee broadjump out, 10 BBS, Burpee BJ back, 10 burpees, 10 booyah merkins

Move to the end of the field and partner up on sidewalk.  Partners mosey opposite each other around the field, stopping at all 19 benches for:

  • Round 1:  10 stepups EL
  • Round 2:  10 bench dips
  • Round 3:  10 jump squats EL

More bench work.  3 sets each of the following:

  • Catalina wine mixers (with bench) x 10 OYO.  From plank position, hands to bench, back to plank, then a full pushup equals 1 rep.  3rd set was a crowd pleaser.
  • Decline mountain climbers x 10 4-count OYO.  Basically same as mtn climber, but feet on bench.

Circle up and plank up.

One at a time, a PAX hops up, runs and does 5 pullups and returns to plank.  2 rounds made for a long plank experience.

Mary-

Flutter kicks, dollies, v-ups, LBC’s

Announcements

  • Christmas gift signup.  Look for the spreadsheet and then cuss out Wall-E if you can’t get into the google doc.
  • T-claps for Schafer and Greenacres for q’ing F3 Marion,  Beast Light & YHC on deck for 12/8, Waterbug on 12/15.  Come join us and pay it forward
  • Farsight cleanup day on 12/8 at 9 am??? Lunch provided to those who HC.

Moleskin

George H. W. Bush passed away after a remarkable career.  Joined the navy on his 18th b-day and became an aviator.   Flew 58 missions, was shot down.  Graduate from Yale where he played in the College World Series.  Went into the oil business and became a millionaire.  Served in congress, led the CIA, UN ambassador, liaison to China, VP, 41st President.  Married for 73 years with 6 children.

A lot happened under his watch as President including the Fall of the Berlin Wall and Desert Storm.  However, one domestic initiative still resonates with us today:  His 1000 points of light program.  We are tasked with making the world a better place by volunteering our time, talents and resources.  This could be giving blood, reading to elementary school children, donating to charity, etc.  I encourage you to find ways to become a point of light in the world.

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Full Frontal Attack

Todays workout was in honor of Josh aka Rooney, one of the Cadre that helped lead the Goruck HTL in Savannah in March.  It was intended for rucks but we improvised.

 

Warmup

Ruck up if you got one.  Mosey to brick pile and grab a coupon if you don’t have a ruck.

The Main THANG

In honor of Cadre Rooney WOD

Start with 400 m coupon/ruck carry (2 laps around islands) then:

5 rounds of the following (but we only had time for 3+)

  • 75 mtn climbers (4 count) (crowd pleaser!!)
  • 75 air squats (single count)
  • 200 m coupon carry (1 lap around islands)
  • 75 flutter kicks (4 count)
  • 75 overhead claps (single count)

Finish with a 400 m coupon carry (2 laps around islands)

Mary-

We did some stuff

Announcements

Goruck Star Course—Congrats! to Skinny Pete, Paperboy, Klinger, Linus

Moleskin

Recently through FB, I discovered that Cadre Josh had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  A few weeks ago, I planned a trip to Milwaukee with my 13 year old to watch the Dodgers/Brewers in the NLCS.  Knowing that Josh was from Wisconsin and a huge sports fan, I reached out to him to see if he was planning to be at the game.  He replied immediately and said that he would be there and he gave me pointers on where to eat and what to see while we were in town.  He also agreed to meet my son and I during the game.  We talked for a few minutes and he was in good spirits despite his diagnosis. He has 2 small boys and I couldn’t help but ache for him knowing that he was going to have to endure cancer treatments and not be able to spend as much time with his boys.  His attitude is what struck me the most.  He said he had always been underestimated and never was the smartest or talented.  But he always had a positive attitude and never let the opinions of others define him.

From a recent FB post he quotes his Ranger creed by “going full frontal attack on this enemy” and stating “Surrender is not a Ranger word” and “I will shoulder more than my share of the task, 100% and then some!”  His story reminds me of one of my favorite verses from Romans 5:3-4.

“Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope”

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25th Anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu

The PAX were informed that the theme for the workout would be about the Battle of Mogadishu (made famous by the movie Blackhawk Down.) 25 years ago soldiers embarked on what was supposed to be a quick 1 hour mission.  When 2 Blackhawks were shot down by RPG’s, 1000’s of enemy converged on the site and the men had to fight for 18 hours till they could be rescued.  The last few soldiers had to sprint 1 mile (Mogadishu mile) to their convoy under heavy fire.  19 dead, 73 wounded

Conditions

Humid

The THANG

Warmup

Warm up the choppers

  • SSH X 19 IC
  • Clinic Arm Circles x 19

Mosey to the downed helicopters (Blocks staged in the middle of the Brick City parking lot.) Count off in order and listen for instructions

Main Event

Defend the downed Blackhawk

4 corners (central islands in parking lot)

  • Corner 1:  19 thrusters, OH carry to next corner
  • Corner 2:  19 Kettlebell, lunge walk to next corner
  • Corner 3:  19 Block burpees, OH carry to next corner
  • Corner 4:  19 Jump lunge, Each leg, lunge walk to next corner

Drop 1 rep after each circuit. (19 died in battle)

During the 4 corners, each PAX took a turn carrying a casualty around the 4 corners.  Load up as many coupons as possible (50# ruck, 60# sandbag, tire pull, 2 water jugs)  Complete a full lap and return to where you left off in the 4 corners and next man comes up.  When planning this I thought we would get 2 turns apiece, but I'm glad we didn't

Mary-

73 flutter kicks (for the number of wounded in the battle) split into 2 sets with 10 BBS in between

Announcements

Prefontaine at Woodchips neighborhood

Remember flood victims, Tsunami victims, 7 police officers in Florence, #99, Chuck-E-Cheese son Finn

Moleskin

Thanks to Skinny Pete and Paula Dean for the Mogadishu background and soldier stories they learned at the Goruck event last weekend. Take time to thank our soldiers, firefighters, policemen, ems who put themselves in harms way and protect and serve us.

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Groundblind

 

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Nothing but a “G” thing

The 3 G’s, Greenacres, Goldilocks, and YHC met up at SOS to take on Tropical Storm Kirk.  But it didn't take long for it to turn into a Tropical "Depression".  Here is what had happened.

Conditions

Always 84 degrees in the pool unless Wall-E relieves himself

The THANG

Warmup

Swim a few laps

Main Event

Was hoping for teams of 2, but since only 3 showed up we made it work

3 man DORA

  • Partner A underwater brick slider down and back
  • Partner B Salmon ladders (~125 as a team)
  • Partner C Freestyle down and back

Each man got 3 rounds of each station

Separate OYO

  • 5 Gutter ups, swim with arms only to opposite end
  • 20 two count flutter kicks, swim with legs only back to start

Rinse and repeat 5 x, flutter kicks on the 6

2 PAX tread water with brick overhead while 3rd pax freestyle down and back (Crowd pleaser). Switch out one man at a time until everyone has done a lap.

Cool down mosey down and back

Mary-SOS style

  • Tread water with arms only for 1 minute
  • Tread water with legs only for 1 minute

Prayed for those affected by flooding.   Look out for an opportunity to help our brothers in Conway/Myrtle Beach.

Moleskin

First time Q’ing SOS was loads of fun.  Its not hard to make it suck because there is no break.  The whole body gets a workout without getting beat to death.  Tclaps to Goldilocks who swam without flippers which is much harder.  He also floats much better than YHC who was flailing desperately while treading water.

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Partner Swapping

Everyone knows the risks of having multiple partners but YHC devised a safe fun and casual way for the PAX to share the load.  The plan was met with some resentment, however, as Paula Dean and Skinny Pete had to be pried apart after Round 1.  Bowtie flat out refused to participate after discovering he couldn't stay with Arnold and ended up just running around in circles.  Lukie embraced the idea and tried to get with as many PAX as possible.  Here is how it went down.

The THANG

Warmup

SSH IC, windmills IC (jilted by Barfly again)

Main Event

Count off into 1's and 2's and line up across from each other to meet your first partner

DORA-For better or worse, Partner A does exercise while Partner B does some type of movement.  Early finishers help others finish their reps before beginning next round.  Break up  with your partner after each round.

Partner A/Partner B

  • 100 Burpees/bear crawl
  • 200 Merkins/run around parking lot
  • 300 Monkey Humpers/Crab walk
  • 400 Plank jacks/ run around parking lot
  • 300 Air squats/Lunge walk
  • 200 Donkey kicks/run around parking lot
  • 100 BBS/hold 6”

Count o rama, Name o rama, Announcements

Devo

Something about teamwork and working together.  Help a brother out.

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Blimps & Bombs

It was a typical Friday afternoon in the summertime with nobody signed up to Q  convergence.  YHC stepped up to the plate with the hopes of delivering a Muscle Melting Masterpiece.  While struggling with ideas, some the of Clinic veterans started chiming in with requests for windmills that escalated rapidly to 100 burpees.  Slightly under the influence while manning the grill the night before, the vision for Groundblinds Abundance of Apocalyptic  Acronyms unfolded.  Here is how it went down.

Warmup

It started innocently enough with some warmup exercises while the last minute stragglers showed up.

SSH IC, windmill IC (requested by Barfly who was notably absent after an HC), 20 burpees (of 100 requested by Lil Sweet…thanks)

Mosey with Dynamic running to Deloach Center (Burpees on the 6)

Main Event

BLIMPS

  • Burpees X 5
  • Lunges X 10 Each leg
  • Inchworm X 15
  • Monkey humpers X 20
  • Plank jacks X 25
  • Squats X 30

Run across to the opposite parking lot and back after completing all exercises

Rinse and repeat till time called (3-4 rounds) or until the Coker security guard starts giving mean looks.

Mosey to to Ymca brick planters. Burpees on the 6

  • Derkins & dips 3 sets each (21/15/9 reps)
  • Stepdowns IC x 10 each leg

Mosey to brick pile and grab 2 bricks per PAX

BOMBS

  • Brick burpees X 5
  • Overhead claps X 10
  • Manmakers X 15 (crowd pleaser with some discussion on how to correctly do this one)
  • Brick bear crawl (good times)
  • SSH with brick x 30

Rinse and repeat till time called (1-2 rounds)

Mary

  • 10 burpees (to get to 100)
  • Flutter kicks
  • BBS

COT, Announcements, Countorama, Nameorama

Devo

Lesson on leadership From the Book of Titus

Doing Good for the Sake of the Gospel

You, however, must teach what is appropriate to sound doctrine.Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance.

Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.

Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled. In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us

Moleskin

Great work by all and great having Steel Cannon from Kannapolis.  Always a pleasure to lead.

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Memorial Day Murph

 

Official Murph (time limit 60 minutes) named for Lt Michael Murphy

  • 1 mile
  • 100 pullups
  • 200 merkins
  • 300 squats
  • 1 mile

With 20# weight vest

Running Options

  • 2 laps around ymca block = 1 mile
  • 6 laps around burry park field = 1 mile
  • Run to Lawton Park and use their monkey bars =1 mile each way
  • Rabbits can run to Farsight and use their monkey bars = 1.8 miles each way

Break sets/laps up any way you like.

Modify: Assisted pullups or dips on a bench

If finished early, start on the following until time is called:

  • 100 burpees
  • 100 4-count flutter kicks
  • Run laps around Burry Park

COT

  • Count-o-rama
  • Name-o-rama
  • Devo (Radar)
  • Pledge of Allegiance

 

On June 28, 2005, Lt. Murphy was the officer-in-charge of a four-man SEAL element in support of Operation Red Wing tasked with finding key anti-coalition militia commander near Asadabad, Afghanistan. Shortly after inserting into the objective area, the SEALs were spotted by three goat herders who were initially detained and then released. It is believed the goat herders immediately reported the SEALs’ presence to Taliban fighters.

A fierce gun battle ensued on the steep face of the mountain between the SEALs and a much larger enemy force. Despite the intensity of the firefight and suffering grave gunshot wounds himself, Murphy is credited with risking his own life to save the lives of his teammates. Murphy, intent on making contact with headquarters, but realizing this would be impossible in the extreme terrain where they were fighting, unhesitatingly and with complete disregard for his own life moved into the open, where he could gain a better position to transmit a call to get help for his men.

Moving away from the protective mountain rocks, he knowingly exposed himself to increased enemy gunfire. This deliberate and heroic act deprived him of cover and made him a target for the enemy. While continuing to be fired upon, Murphy made contact with the SOF Quick Reaction Force at Bagram Air Base and requested assistance. He calmly provided his unit’s location and the size of the enemy force while requesting immediate support for his team. At one point, he was shot in the back causing him to drop the transmitter. Murphy picked it back up, completed the call and continued firing at the enemy who was closing in. Severely wounded, Lt. Murphy returned to his cover position with his men and continued the battle.

As a result of Murphy’s call, an MH-47 Chinook helicopter, with eight additional SEALs and eight Army Night Stalkers aboard, was sent in as part of the QRF to extract the four embattled SEALs. As the Chinook drew nearer to the fight, a rocket-propelled grenade hit the helicopter, causing it to crash and killing all 16 men aboard.

On the ground and nearly out of ammunition, the four SEALs, continued to fight. By the end of a two-hour gunfight that careened through the hills and over cliffs, Murphy, Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class (SEAL) Danny Dietz and Sonar Technician 2nd Class (SEAL) Matthew Axelson had fallen. An estimated 35 Taliban were also dead. The fourth SEAL, Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (SEAL) Marcus Luttrell, was blasted over a ridge by a rocket-propelled grenade and knocked unconscious. Though severely wounded, the fourth SEAL and sole survivor, Luttrell, was able to evade the enemy for nearly a day; after which local nationals came to his aide, carrying him to a nearby village where they kept him for three more days. Luttrell was rescued by U.S. Forces on July 2, 2005.

By his undaunted courage, intrepid fighting spirit and inspirational devotion to his men in the face of certain death, Lt. Murphy was able to relay the position of his unit, an act that ultimately led to the rescue of Luttrell and the recovery of the remains of the three who were killed in the battle.

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