AO: Lions Den

When: 01/28/2021


Number of Pax: 25

Pax Names: Backdraft, Blowpop, Charmin, Chops, Chubbs, Cookies ‘N Cream, Dump Truck, Flatline, Fleetwood, Hard Drive, Hartford, Mall Cop, Oddjob, Pie Bar, Rug Burn, Saget, Short Circuit, Sup, Swap, Sweeney Todd, Tackleberry, Tenderloin, Wax,

Number of FNGS: 1

FNG Names: Wax

QIC: short circuit

(Phone ran out of memory after 23 of 25 PAX… )

Thanks Lion’s Den!

After a Covid-possible delay, YHC got to continue his Qing in celebration of his One Year Anniversary of F3 at his first hate, he means Love – The Lion’s Den.  Where that first time, he showed up 2 minutes late and a problematic number of men were already carrying some white cylindrical objects above their heads in circles near the basketball courts.  These objects turned out to be light PVC pipes filled with sand that got heavier and HEAVIER as that first workout went on.  Today we celebrated the BEST and the WORST of short circuit’s first year of F3.

Warm-o-Rama:  Side Straddle Hops, Weed pickers, Windmills, Little Baby Arm Circles, Arch Worm Merkins

Count off, 24, …Dump Truck, 25.  PAX find the partner where your numbers add up to 25. ???  Confusion sets in.  Let’s mosey, down to the bottom of the Freedom Hill.

The Thang:  YHC has hated Freedom Hill.  (But it’s made him stronger.) (And he still hates it.)  So we’re using it.  YHC also hates burpees.  So we’re doing them.  But one of the best things about F3 to YHC is Picking up the 6.  It’s a key ingredient to “any fitness level” and the push and encouragement we need to get better.  It gives the fastest/strongest of guys and the slowest/not yet strongest of guys a little something extra when it occurs.

Goodyear BLIMP(S), partner cumulative

  • 50 Burpees
  • 75 Lunges (Bonnie Blairs)
  • 100 Imperial Walkers
  • 125 Merkins
  • 150 Plank Jacks
  • 200 Squats

Oh, and EMOM everybody yell BURPEE! and wherever you are, drop and do 3.

Pick up the 6 when partners finish.

Back to the flag with 2 minutes of Mary and way too many LBCs for time.

YHC did the count off to make himself 6th man to share a few anniversary words.  Weight is down, cholesterol is down, resting heart is way down, kidney functions are up.  For a guy that HATES to run, a 5k and 10k are both under his belt at 7 and 11 months, respectively.  YHC has 400 new friends and brothers that have gone out of their way to help one another in the ups and downs and everyday tasks of life.

NMM:  Very thankful for the Lion’s Den and the Lions of the Den.  YHC still looks back and can’t believe 300+ guys were working out in Cherokee before the crack of dawn, rain or shine, heat or chill (??) while YHC stayed up too late and “slept in”.  Who knew YHC could get more done by 9am with F3 than all day without it.  YHC is stronger physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually thanks to the PAX of F3 Cherokee.  Thank you for getting after it even before short circuit was a thing.  It was a “Goodyear”!

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