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1st Annual Gobbler Challenge

1st Annual Gobbler Challenge

When: 2020-11-26
QIC: I-Beam
The PAX: I-Beam, La-Z-Boy, Junk, Slide Rule, Tweet-E, Waxjob, Zoom, Butters, Wallball, Repeat, Frosty, Unibrau
3 FNGs – Quidditch, Jetta, Compass

Conditions: Gloomy, 57 degrees

Side Straddle Hops x 10 IC
Imperial Walkers x 10 IC
Cherry Pickers x 5 IC
Baby Arm Circles x 10 IC

Gobbler Challenge
5 Rounds of KB swings and an exercise
10 KB Swings, 10 Exercise
15 KB Swings, 15 Exercise
25 KB Swings, 25 Exercise
50 KB Swings, 50 Exercise
Run a lap (1/4 mile)

Repeat substituting next exercise

Exercises: Hand Release Merkins, Squats, Bent Over Rows, Rowers, Overhead Press


Thanksgiving. Remember the reason for thanksgiving and give thanks for all that we have and those on our life that support us and make us better.

BUDs Seal Training (maybe)

When: 2020-11-19
QIC: I-Beam
The PAX: I-Beam, Mayberry, La-Z-Boy, Snitch, Junk, Biscuits, Slide Rule, Tweet-E, Bowflex, Driftwood, Tank, Excitebike, Waxjob

Conditions: Winter-like, 31 degrees

Side Straddle Hops x 12 IC
3 Burpees OYO
Imperial Walkers x 12 IC
3 Burpees OYO
Cherry Pickers x 65IC
5 Burpees OYO
Squats x 10 IC

Count off by 2

Mosey to Matterhorn
BUDS PT Round 1
Team 1 carries boat to Backbone
Team 2 Merkins, pull-ups, 4-ct flutter kicks (20,5,35 – AMRAP)

BUDS PT Round 2
Team 1 carry boat
Team 2 BBS, Squats, 8-ct body builders
(15,20,15 -AMRAP)

Team Indian Run with Boat
Tennis Court Suicides x 3
3 Burpees OYO in between

Flutter kicks x 15 IC
Hello Dolly’s x 15 IC
Reverse Crunches x 10 IC
Burpees x 5 OYO


Privilege is the idea that you have received or been granted something for which you put no effort into. This can be manifested in a lot of ways. The upbringing you had, the job you work, your race and many other areas of life. I’ve been contemplating privilege in many ways over the past couple of weeks.

I saw a video on privilege where a teach offered some kids $100 to the person who ran the fastest across a field. He handicapped those without privilege first. Look it up on YouTube. It’s an interesting watch.

I saw it played out in last nights episode of the Crown where Michael Fagan not once, but twice broke into Buckingham Palace and went the to the Queens room. He was down on his luck and the scene portrayed a kind of privilege where the queen has and Fagan did not.

I also heard it in this weeks F3 Podcast with Steam and Crawdad. Crawdad admitted his first job in DC was not because he wasn’t necessarily qualified but he knew somebody. I can relate to that in my first job.

Where does privilege hit you?

Anatomy of a Burpee (Revisited)

QIC: I-Beam
The PAX: Mayberry, Bowflex, Slide Rule, Ribbed, Mudpuppy, La-Z-Boy, Biscuits, I-Beam

Conditions: Clear and 59 degrees

Side Straddle Hops x 20 IC
2 Burpees OYO
Imperial Walkers x 11 IC
2 Burpees OYO
Cherry Pickers x 6 IC

Mosey to boat parking lot
Dora EMOM (Burpees)
100 – Donkey Kicks
200 – Hand Release Merkins
300 – Jump Squats
Flutter Kicks til 6 is up

Slow mosey cool down together

11’s at Baby Everest
1 BBS at bottom
Bear crawl up hill
10 Burpees
Crab crawl down hill
Repeat, 2/9, 3/8……

Mosey back to parking lot
Flutter kicks x 20 IC
LBC’s x 20 IC
Box Cutters x 20 IC
Hello Dolly’s x 20 IC
V-Ups x 10 OYO
Burpees x 5 OYO


Patience is the ability to endure difficult circumstances such as perseverance in the face of delay; tolerance of provocation without responding in annoyance/anger; or forbearance when under strain, especially when faced with longer-term difficulties.

To me: Patience is the level of endurance one can have before negativity.

We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world – Helen Keller

Proverbs 14:29
Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly

My daily struggle is frustration. Most days I can’t believe people don’t see things the same way I do. I continually strive to gather info before I hastily respond.

Burpees, Burpees, Burpees

The gloom was a sultry 32 degrees but the temperature kept rising

SSH x 15 IC
Imperial Walkers x 15 IC
Cherry Pickers x 5 IC
Baby Arm Circles x 10 IC (forward and backward)

Today the theme was BURPEES!
Mosey to the Outhouse
Partner Up for 10 minute AMRAP
Partner 1 – Run to grass and perform 2 Burpees, Run Back
Partner 2 – Deconstructed Burpee (5 Merkins, 5 Donkey Kicks, 5 Jump Squats)

Mosey to Boat for Burpee Suicides
Run to 2nd Light (Perform 2 Burpees with a twist jump)
Run back to 1st Light (Perform 2 Burpees with a twist jump)
Run to 3rd Light (Perform 2 Burpees with a twist jump)
Run back to 2nd Light (…..)
Continue around all lights (Sing Paula Abdul’s “Two Steps Forward, One Step Back” for motivation)

Mosey to stairs for Sevens
Squats at bottom
Burpees at top next to rock

Mosey back to AO for Mary

Ab Cycle
Flutter Kicks, Hello Dolly, Reverse Crunches (x15 IC)
Hold feet 6 inches above ground between exercises
8 PAX conqurered the Burpee today.  YHC (I-Beam), Ribbed, Waxjob, Excite Bike, Trolly, Mouthwash, Pool Boy, Snitch
Learn to accept the path God has laid out for you. Over the past three months I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting on two F3 Brothers personal struggles. In each of these situations I’ve asked what is God trying to teach them. Then moved to a place of what is God trying to teach me. Here I sit wondering what am I supposed to learn. What I am discovering is that we don’t know what God’s plan is for us or for those around us. But I do know that these two Brothers have taught me that God’s timing is his and we are only to trust in Him.
To those two Brothers, THANK YOU for the lessons learned. You are in my prayers always and I will walk the journey with you. No matter the path.
Pray for Lady Junk, Butters son and Trolly’s overly busy schedule and the burden this is putting on his wife.

21 Gun Salute

THE SCENE: A brisk 55 degrees

SSH x21 IC
Imperial Walkers x21 IC
Dive Bombers x7 IC (we multiplied by 3 in our heads to get to 21)
Arm Circles x10 IC (forward), x11 IC (backward)

Mosey to the boats
21 minute AMRAP

  • 400 meter run (thanks LZB for the measurement)
  • 9 Carolina Dry Docks (CDD)
  • 21 Merkins
  • 21 Jump Ups
  • 15 Burpees

Mosey to Matterhorn
Round 1: CDD x21
Round 2: CDD x21, Squats x21
Round 3 CDD x21, Squats x21, LBC x21
Round 4 CDD x21, Squats x21, LBC x21, Flutter Kicks x 21 (4 count)

Mosey back to AO


Ab Cycle

  • Flutter kicks x21 IC
  • Hold feet 6 inches off ground
  • Box cutters x21 IC
  • Hold feet 6 inches off ground
  • Reverse crunches x21 IC

16 PAX:  I-Beam, Mayberry, La-Z-Boy, Tweetie, Bluecross, Aladin, Driftwood, Wagon Wheel, Excitebike, Ramrod, Cavalier, Mouthwash, Wallball, Waxjob, Repeat, Jackie Joyner
Nothing to see here folks!! #unprepared
Continued prayer for Lady Junk, Brolympics on 10/9 with picnic and evening beer ruck to follow, can drive this week and next and Dog Pound getting some pull-up bars.