Good morning for a beatdown

    When: 06/16/2018

    Where: The Widowmaker

    The Pax: Saban, Locksmith, Special K, Zohan, Cookie, Pebbles, Lowes, Saint2O

    QIC: Saint2O



After the 3.6 mile Ruck, YHC was ready to lead the PAX for some fun around the Widowmaker. We had a great group show up, and YHC was glad to see all the smiling faces ready to go.

Warmup:
Mosey to the culdesac on Webb Rd, and do the following IC:
SSH
WM
WP
IW

The Thang:
Tortoise and Hare run – partner up and one partner starts running while the other does 3 burpees then sprints to catch up with the partner, who then stops to do 3 burpees, and so on. Did this all the way to the top of the Widowmaker.
Then mosey down to the bottom of the hill, 5 burpees, backwards run up to the manhole near the middle of the hill, 5 burpees, then regular run up to the top of the hill, 5 more burpees.
Mosey to the next parking lot for some DB Drills along the parking lines. Then at the end, did first half of the mucho chesto: 10 each of the following types of merkins: regular, wide, diamond, stagger left, stagger right.
Then DB Drills back along the parking lines to where we started. Then we had to finish the other half of the mucho chesto.
Next mosey back past the Widowmaker (give it a wave), and on to the soccer field for a Cooper: start with 10 burpees, 10 squats, 10 merkins, then run a lap around the field, 9 reps of each, and repeat, going down by 1 rep each time. We called it at 6 reps, as most of the PAX were well smoked by then (including YHC).
Up to the bathroom building for a well deserved water break at the fountain. Then partner up for some BTTW while the partner does Al Gore for 1 minute. Two sets of this for each partner.
Time was running short, so we moseyed back to the flag.
Turns out we totaled up aout 2.6 miles, good work, all!

2MoM:
6-inches for the 6
Flutter kicks
Dolly

COT:
Lowes is collecting Oreos for the troops (Operation Oreo)
Need some signups on the Widowmaker Q-sheet (also for the ruck, check with Dosido)
Prayers for those with injuries
Thanks for all the good things we have

Moleskin:
Recovery drinks in the culdesac in Lowes new truck with a hidden cooler (very sneaky, but super handy) was fun, thanks!

 

Pre-Blast for the week of 6/18

    When: 06/18/2018

    Where: Cherokee County

    The Pax: All Cherokee County

    QIC: Babyface



Last week was…not out best week with backblasts, VQ no shows, and apparently leaving droppings(WHAT?)  We did have a solid showing for posts with 169, and that’s with many out of town. Let’s show other nearby regions the full power of the Cherokee region by putting it all together.

 

Run down of the Beatdowns:

  • Monday: 5:30 am
    • The Kodiak  (Creekview HS)→ Q: Floppy
    • The Hurt Locker (Veterans Park)→ Q: Bloodhound
    • The Clinic (Downtown Woodstock) → Q: Spaceballs
  • Tuesday: 5:30 am
    • The Paragon (Dean Rusk MS) → Q: Do-si-do
    • Cheetah (Holly Springs ES) → Q: Pappa John
  • Wednesday: 5:30 am
    • The Kodiak (Creekview HS)→ Q: Misty
    • The Playground (Avery ES) → Q: The Mole
    • The Clinic (Downtown Woodstock) → Q: Babyface
  • Thursday: 5:30 am
    • The Paragon (Dean Rusk MS) → Q: Homeboy
    • Stoneclad Sequoyah Park)→ Q: Cricket
  • Friday: 5:30 am
    • Crossroads (Avery ES) → Q: Misty
    • 3rd F @ the Barn →  Q: Homeboy → Men’s discussion group. 5:30-6:30 am
    • 2nd F → Lunch @ Chipotle @ Canton Marketplace (unless otherwise specified) & Moes in Woodstock (if you have a less sophisticated pallet)
    • NIGHT RUCK: 6:00 – 8:00 pm: Bloodhound → Meet behind the Veteran’s Services bldg.  Finishing up at The Greenline Brewery. (Approx 5 Mile Ruck)
  • Saturday:
    • The Hurt Locker (Veterans Park):
      • PreRuck/Run: 6:00 am
      • Beatdown: 7:00 am → Q:
      • 2.0 Beatdown: 8:10 – 8:40 am → Q:Babyface (unless someone else wants it)
    • Del Fuego Mountain Biking (Rope Mill) : 6:30 am – 8 am
      • Q: Spaceballs

 

Other News and events:

 

 

Upcoming F3 Dads events:

 

Final thoughts:

As it is Father’s day, it’s only fitting to give a shoutout to all the dads.  Whether you are a new dad, old dad (Respect), yet to be dad, or the not so traditional dad, I thank you for being the men you are, everyday.  As a dad myself, I know I am never going to be up for dad of the year. I have plenty of shortcomings as a dad, I yell at times, I get frustrated at times, I feel like I do not spend enough quality time with my kids, and the list probably goes on for much longer than I know.  But everyday is a new day to do better than the day before. To work harder at being a better version of myself. To be the version of myself that my kids deserve.

That opportunity starts for each of us at 5:30 am, in the heat and in the freezing cold.  We push and challenge ourselves and each other daily. We feel physically stronger through all of our hard work, but as we all have learned, and the sadclowns of Cherokee county will soon find out, we are not getting better only for ourselves.  We are stronger for our 2.0’s and our M’s. We are constantly building better versions of ourselves which will trickle down to the next generation. It is our example that teaches our kids how to act and what is important. Them witnessing our dedication to our health and our community is the way that we pass on these attributes.  Kids learn more by watching what we do, they don’t really care about what we say. Us taking our DRP, and working to be the best version of ourselves, even when conditions suck, shows our kids our dedication not just to F3, but to them, whether they truly know it or not.

So, gentlemen, I raise my glass to you today.  Thank you for being the men you are.

You got questions, I’ll get answers.  Send them here: F3Cherokee@gmail.com

 

Lucky 6-16

    When: 06/16/2018

    Where: Shadow

    The Pax: BiBo, Leon, Oars, Fist Founder, Fireballs, Scout, Madoff, Seles

    QIC: Seles



On a humid June morning, eight brave souls gathered to experience another Seles beatdown.

The Thang

16 Mary Katherines, 8 Stone Mountains, 16 Side Straddle Hops, 8 Peter Parkers, 16 Imperial Walkers, 8 Merkins i.c. Rinse & Repeat

Low Dolly: 6 sets of 16 i.c.

Cherokee run to North Atlanta Church with 5 merkins off the back

Climb the Hill: Warrior Lunges (16), Broad Jumps (8), Inch Worms (8), Crab Walk (16), Bear Crawl (16) repeat until reaching the top.

Heels-to-Heaven: 6 sets of 16 i.c.

Cherokee run back to Platform of Pain at the school with 5 merkins off the back

Dying Cockroaches: 6 sets of 16 i.c.

5-4-3-2-1 Burpees with run in-between at side parking lot

Grateful Dead

LBCs: 3 sets of 16 i.c.

COT (Madoff took us out)

The Zoo Back Blast for Saturday

    When: 06/16/2018

    Where: The Zoo

    The Pax: IKEA, Snowden, Swiper, Bullwinkle

    QIC: Olaf, The Body



Warm Up:

Mosey down the baseball fields for the warm ups.

SSH x10, Cotton Pickers x10, SunGods x12

Mosey around to the baseball field to the big hill for the Thang.

The Thang:

YHC hates hills so we did those first to get them out of the way.

The first routine was Jacobs ladder with ascending burpees at the top of the hill. Started at 1 burpee and finished at 7 burpees.

Second routine was Lazy DORA as follows: 100 Merkins/Planks ; 200 LBC’s/6” Leg Raises ; 300 Squats/Air Chairs.

Third routine was the Gross, a 12 sets of 12 reps of 12 different exercises routine. We found a pavilion with tables to help us complete the various exercises. As we got started Snowden pulled and Elvis and left the building, but returned just in time to complete the last two sets. Here’s the list of exercises: Merkin, LBC’s, Lunges, Mtn. Climbers, Dips, BB Sit Ups, Predator Squats, Peter Parkers, Incline Merkin, Reverse LBC’s, Lt. Dans IC, Hillbilly.

That summed it up for Olaf at Q. Next we passed off the Q to The Body for the second half.

We moseyed down the stairs to the coupon pile to select a rock. We lined up on the curb followed The Body’s lead. First we did the exercise on his count, then we ran to the end of the sidewalk and back. Rinse and repeat. Here’s the details. X15 curls then run, x15 overhead press then run, x15 skull crushers then run, x15 rows then run, x15 alternating overhead press IC then run, x15 arm raises then run.

Time was up so we headed back towards the flag with a Scout Run. Front runner sprinted as far as he could go, then jogged back to send the next scout ahead for a look. As we got closer we lined up for a AYG sprint to the flag for the last 50 yards.

Mary:

Now that we are back at the flag, we closed out the work out with x15 Freddy Mercurys and 100 Balboas.

Moleskin:

Prayers for Bullwinkles friend with brain tumor surgery. Another prayer for Snowden’s company buyout to go smoothly as he is purchasing a new home this summer. Announced the 2nd F gathering scheduled for Thursday, 6/28, at Cheeky’s in the Collection.

The Wall

    When: 06/15/2018

    Where: The Wreck

    The Pax: Zima, Jackelope, Sell-Out, Slim, Ariel, Mad Dog, Double D, Doogie, Thumper, Rooney, Crack, Cornhole, Crab Legs, Squeegee, Bronco, Aflac, GOAT, Sprocket, Loopy (FNG), Grease Monkey, I-Beam

    QIC: Grease Monkey



Making good on a promise on no more moseying YHC put some thought into a one location beatdown. And here’s what we came up with.

At 0530 we moseyed toward the school (we had to at least get there and it would have taken too long to crab walk). We stopped along the way for a quick warmup: Side Straddle Hops, Sun Gods (which apparently are not intended to exercise YOUR MOUTH), Cotton Pickers, Imperial Walkers and Mountain Climbers. Then we continued our short mosey to The Wall.

We kicked off (literally) our wall work with some Donkey Kick-Offs. 3 rounds of 10, holding the last rep on the wall for about 10 seconds.

The Thang (kind of):

Without a formal name for this nonsense we did a sort of mini wall Murph: 10 handstand merkins, 20 LBCs, 30 Squats x 5 rounds.

Finishing much sooner than I anticipated we then experimented with some all new Wreck exercises. Three rounds of each (10/15/20) in cadence:

Chicken Peckers: Feet up on the Wall, Hands on the ground. IC lift your hand and touch your opposite shoulder.

Dirty Hookups: Pax plank up, facing a wall with eyes on wall. “1” Right hand raised to press against the wall, “2” Left hand raised to the wall (now in horizontal plank), “3” Right hand down to ground, “4” Left hand down (back to plank position)

Hip Slappers: Hands on the ground facing the wall, feet on the wall, six off the ground. Raise one hand and slap same side hip while balancing on other hand then do opposite side.

With more time to go we lined up for some Wall of Fire. PAX got into the Peoples Chair position along the wall while those on opposite ends of the line started with 10 Derkins on the wall moving to the right/left when done until all had completed one set. Rinsed and Repeated but PAX planked in Durkin position while 10 Big Boys Situps were done by each PAX.

We started our mosey back to the flag but took another detour at the baseball field for another edition of Musical Monkey. Brass Monkey was the song. Monkey = Burpee. SSHs in between. This was the beginning of the end for YHC. A SLOW mosey back to the flag to join the PAX for nearly 5 minutes’ worth of Mary.

Moleskin/COT:

We welcomed our newest FNG, Loopy. Congrats to AFLAC for 22 years of marriage. And I believe there was a mentioned answered/unspoken prayers. I think I was a little loopy myself at this point so I may have missed something. Oh… and it seems the Rubicon flag has made its way back to its rightful owners.

IHoP’s Dirty Dozen

    When: 06/13/2018

    Where: Caney Creek

    The Pax: TO, Pothole, Moonshine, Nacho Libre, IHOP, Green House, Beibs, Madoff, Mulligan, Biscuit Barn, Cosmic Bandito, Stay Puff

    QIC: IHoP



YHC posting for our Q, IHoP.  It was interesting to note that he was on the Q the same day IHoP the restaurant was changing its name to IHoB.  IHoP was clear to say that this name change would  not follow him. What also hasn’t changed is IHoP’s  fixation on Bear Crawls, Crab Walks and Pull Ups.  Lots of new stuff was introduced too and the beat down was full body and epic.  IHoP’s words pasted below.

WARM UP

Mosey through parking lot; up stairs; around the track; down stairs to:

SSH

Abe Vigoda

High knees laced with dozen burpees

THE THANG

Carry partner up 4 flights 3x each; alternating

Racoon walk across stone wall.

Bear crawl down hill

Crab crawl to pull up beams; partner air squats until need spot for last two pull ups

Wait for pax with wall sit then continue sitting while rotating thecounting through a slow 40 count

Lunge Laps:

Lunge up stairs; run half lap: 25 merkins; 25 lunges to start the second half lap; run back down

Rinse & repeat.  Plank for the six

DORA:  53 burpees while partner running up stairs

MARY

Slow J-Lo; Merkins; LBCs, LBC flutter kick

 

Stay Puff finishes 12 month program Friday; baptized Sunday at Johns Creek Baptist; Q next Wed!  Nacho Libre and Moonshine both have family heading for out of country mission trips; Cosmic Banditio will see his son in July for their first conversation & time together in 8+ months.

Band Camp 2

    When: 06/14/2018

    Where: The Firehouse

    The Pax: Dash, Beans, Skynyrd, IKEA, Bandit, Howser, Fudd, Snowden

    QIC: Skynyrd



Warm Up:

At 0630, as we were about to start, a pair of dim headlights appeared in the distance.  As they grew closer, they were identified as those of Ikea.  We were in a brief hold while we welcomed our new friend.

Off we go with a mosey around the parking lot, 1/2 of a lap.  A brief circle to catch our breath and get the blood flowing with Side Straddle Hops, Finkle Swings, Daniel Sons, and Nancy Kerrigans. Feeling the stretch, we moseyed another ¼ lap.  Marching orders were given as all Pax traversed the parking lot shoulder to shoulder completing, Russians, Quad Pulls, and Feel Goods.  We followed the stretch with some agilities in the form of High Knees, Butt Kicks, Power Skips, and High Knee Carioca.  There were some interesting interpretations of the high knee carioca.  Dash let his background in ballet and interpretive dance show through as he gleefully pranced across the blacktop.

The Thang:

Returning to the flag, PAX partnered up and selected their instruments (elastic bands) for band camp.  A short Mosey to the field followed where all assembled on the base line.  Today’s Dora would consist of 100 triceps extensions, 150 shoulder presses, and 200 curls.  One partner ran the length of the field and back while the other pumped some…..elastic.  It didn’t take long until all felt the burn and exhaustion.  Regardless, all performed admirably and got swole.

After a short recovery, all gathered at one corner of the field where today’s Four Corners was introduced.  All would perform 10 Peter Parker Merkins, run to the next corner, perform 20 Flutters, run to the next corner, perform 30 LBCs, run to the next corner, perform 40 American Hammers.  True to his name, Bandit was difficult to catch and finished ahead of everyone else.

Four Corners was way too much fun so we followed it up with another round with a twist.  This round would be done in reverse direction.  It would be a foot race between all PAX.  At every corner, winning PAX would name the exercise to be performed while he rested.  In reverse order, exercises were performed in increments of 40, 30, 20, and 10. Oh, to be young again.  Howser dominated leg one and selected 40 American Hammers.  Beans put his foot on the gas and won leg two and selected 30 Air Squats.  Ikea was not to be outdone and kindly selected 20 Side Straddle Hops after cruising through leg three.  The final leg belonged to Dash and he, being far less kind, selected 10 Burpees.  

PAX headed to the flag to wrap it up with some MARY.

Mary:

15 Crab Cakes, 15 Freddy Mercuries, 15 Box Cutter’s, and 15 Crab Humpers towards Canada, of course (away from Old Glory on this beautiful Flag Day).

Moleskin:

Prayers were offered up for the health of family and friends, continued growth of our AO and for all PAX as we affect our families and our community.

Family Reunion

    When: 06/14/2018

    Where: Big Creek

    The Pax: Bartman, Body, Clyde, Dumpster, Snake, Swiper, Reuben

    QIC: Reuben



About a year and half ago this YHC heard about a little group called F3 that met at a local park in town.  At the time, a fellow Him named Sweeper, who has since gone MIA, mentioned the gathering and the rest is history.  It was great to catch up with some ole friends today at Big Creek where it all started.  Just like that very first beatdown, the faces present greeted me with open arms and encouragement.  A constant reminder that F3 is not just a workout, it is community, and it is accountability.  Let’s Mosey!!!

We ventured around the park toward front parking lot  for warm-up:

  • SSH
  • Weed pickers
  • Phelps
  • Moroccan Nightclubs
  • Sun gods

Finished warm-up with a round of ATM’s- alternating shoulder taps/merkins 1,2,3 count /regular merkins OYO.  10 reps each excercise holding plank between sets.

The Thang

Now that were warm, we headed to the park entrance to begin our Route 66 routine with a little twist.  The front part of Big Creek is one big circle with numerous light posts.  Each post would be an excercise chosen by the roll of the dice. (2 dice total) 2 lucky PAX were chosen to roll at light post. The breakdown of excercises were as follows:

1- V-ups, 2-Merkins, 3-Burpees, 4-Lt. Dans, 5-Big boy sit-ups, 6-Squats

We totaled 2 rounds around the AO while YHC randomly increased the reps from 5, 10, and 15 throughout our trek.  On our 2nd round, we averaged 15 reps. The mumble chatter was rampant after 1’s and 3’s became our bread and butter; but all PAX pushed to the end of the finish line just like the last scene of “Chariots of Fire.”

Mary consisted of a little popcorn:

  • Freddy Mercury- Swiper
  • Swimmers-Snake
  • Swim Jacks- Body
  • J-Lo’s-Clyde

COT

We discussed 2nd F opportunity for both Firehouse and Big Creek in the coming weeks at Cheeky. More to come.

Prayers for health issues and those we know dealing with cancer.

The Dukes family- Mom/wife Vickie who passed away in car accident.

Bartman’s job situation

Reuben out!

 

SYITG

 

 

The Burn is Real

    When: 06/13/2018

    Where: The Clinic

    The Pax: Ricky Bobby, Mouth to Mouth, Manning, Spanx, Honky Tonk, Faux Hawk, Centerfold, Beater, Whisker Biscuit, Cheesehead, High Tops, Nomad, TitleMax, Matlock, Conquistador, Wild Thang, Fuzzy, Tiny Tat, Spaceballs, Smurfette, Trojan Man, Cricket, FNG Chunk, FNG Ole Yeller (RESPECT), FNG Thurston Howell III, FNG Charmin

    QIC: Cricket



It was an honor to Q the 4th beatdown of The Clinic. What a great location with tons of potential. Woodstock has been off to a great start. Of the 25 PAX (4 FNGs) at today’s beatdown, 15 were Clinic originals!

The PAX met up by the stage and we moseyed up the stairs for the disclaimer and warm-up by the fountain. I wanted to be sure I gave the Vets a good workout, so I made sure to emphasize the need for modification for the newer PAX.

Warm-up

15 SSH IC

15 Windmills IC

10 Sumo Squats IC

10 Alt Planks IC

The Thang

We moseyed back down to the field in front of the stage to get to business.  After The Mole stretched their legs on Monday, it was time for a 0.0 beatdown.

Animal 11s: YHC set out 2 rows of cones about 10 yards apart. Burpess on one end, mountain climbers on the other.  To really turn up the intensity, we crab walked to the burpees and bear crawled back to the mountain climbers. Talk about a Crowd Pleaser! The shoulders were burning on this one. We ran some Mary while waiting for the 6, after a short rest, YHC disbanded the Mary and sent the Vets back out to help the newer PA finish off the workout.  Never leave a man behind! Although, one of our FNGs took a quick break to splash some Merlot (welcome Chunk!), in that case, you give a man his space, then you pick up his 6.

Next it was time for something YHC likes to call the Paraplegic. Think Lt. Dan and Mucho Chesto (with a slight modification). Standard 1:4 ration on Lt. Dan, but after each round, we knock out some Mucho Chesto. YHC used Diamond, Regular, and Wide Merkins, along with Makhtar N’Diayes (right side, then left side).  YHC was quite proud of the fight in the new PAX.  They were really gassed after the 11s, but everyone stuck together and we all finished as one (mumble chattering) group.

COT

YHC reenforced the message that the Clinicians have heard a few times now, F3 is not about you, its about the man next to you, and the man not yet here. ISI takes over and that’s when we see all kinds of growth, well beyond the 1st F. You can already see new PAX catching bug, and we need them to because this location is dense with Sad Clowns and there is a ton of opportunity.

In light of Father’s Day this weekend, YHC shared something I read a while back that always helps bring me back to reality when work and other stress of life begin to cloud my perspective. It really captures the essence of F3; I am 3rd.

“Lay your life down. Your heartbeats cannot be hoarded. Your reservoir of breaths is draining away. You have hands, blister them while you can. You have bones, make them strain, they can carry nothing in the grave. You have lungs, let them spill with laughter. With an average life expectancy of 78.2 years in the US (subtracting eight hours a day for sleep), I have around 250,000 conscious hours remaining to me in which I could be smiling or scowling, rejoicing in my life, in this race, in this story, or moaning and complaining about my troubles.  I can be giving my fingers, my back, my mind, my words, my breaths, to my wife and my children and my neighbors, or I can grasp after the vapor and the vanity for myself, dragging my feet, afraid to die and therefore afraid to live. And, like Adam, I will still die in the end.”

N.D. Wilson, Death By Living

Moleskin

  • 2nd F lunch on Friday at Moe’s on Hwy 92
  • F3Cherokee.com is live, awesome work by Ricky Bobby, Kiffin, and Hooch!

13 Stars. 13 Stripes.

    When: 06/14/2018

    Where: Stoneclad

    The Pax: Cricket, Chitwood, Swisher, LawDog, Harp, Title 9, Hasbro, Good Hands, Fleetwood, "Bedazzle" (FNG), Ha-ha, Matchstick, Hooch

    QIC: Hooch (VQ)



Your Humble Correspondent was honored to plant my VQ
shovel flag in the Sequoyah Park ground at 5:08 am (early for some set-up, and
because the VQ has to be perfect) in the FLAG DAY gloom.  Briefest history of Flag Day on record (your
welcome):  On this day in history, June
14, 1777, the Continental Congress adopted the 13-star/13-stripe flag that has developed
into today’s 50-state version over the years.
There were 13 colonies setting out as a new “constellation” in union.  The 13th colony: Georgia, of
course.  My favorite number has always
been 13.  And so, YHC was PUMPED when
after all his 13-laden planning had come to be presented, the 13th
PAX!!! rolled into the lot, and it was 5:30…

WARM-O-RAMA:

We hit the disclaimer before leaving the parking lot, because it should be a part of every workout we do (steps off soap box), and because YHC was THRILLED to see this morning’s FNG in the Circle-O-Stretching-and-Yawning – ‘twas none other than Fred!  Former student of mine from middle school youth ministry days!

100-yard-ish mosey from the shovel flag out onto Right Field; circle up for some brief History of FLAG DAY and explanation of why all things were about to be in 13’s…

THE THANG:

13 STARS:  (13 reps of each, mostly In Cadence)

  1.      Cotton Picker
  2.      Dancing Bear
  3.      SSH
  4.      ‘Mercan
  5.      LBC
  6.      Alternating Lunges
  7.      Makhtar N’Diayes (that’s “MAC-tar JIE”, rhyming with “sky”)
  8.      Flutter Kicks
  9.      Squats (OYO)
  10.  Alternating Shoulder Taps
  11.  ABC’s (A-M – that’s the first 13, okay?)
  12.  Squat Jumps (OYO)
  13.  Plank Jacks

Indian-Run Crab Walk, LBC’s and ‘Mercans while waiting for the tail, from Right Field to Centerfield for an epic 18 minutes of Crab Walk VS. Bear Crawl Soccer.  Let the record show that Team 1 outscored Team 2, 3 goals (Hooch, Hooch, Ha-Ha) to 1 (Hasbro).  Many impressive moves by both teams; this shall doubtless be repeated at some future date.

 

13 STRIPES: (you guessed it: 13 reps of each, mostly IC)

  1.      Windmill (YHC’s dizzying pace called into question – Swisher, just keep your head down, bro)
  2.      Goofball (possibly being renamed locally as “the Hooch”)
  3.      Imperial Walker
  4.      Copperhead ‘Mercan
  5.      Reverse LBC
  6.      Monkey Humpers
  7.      One-Arm Plank (top arm and leg elevated for 13 seconds, two reps each side)
  8.      Freddie Mercury
  9.      Copperhead Squat
  10.  Reverse Alternating Shoulder Taps (this is a thing)
  11.  ABC’s (N-Z is also 13, duh)
  12.  Star Jumps (perhaps this should have been one of the 13 STARS?)
  13.  Finger Tip Plank Jacks

A moment to recover.  Then PAX all grabbed a piece or two of our crab/bear soccer field gear and moseyed to deposit said goods in YHC’s truck bed.  If only my children were so orderly at clean-up…

One minute remained according to the VivoFit, so we circled up and knocked out 13 (did you guess?) BBS (OYO).

COT:

Count-O-Rama: 13 (had to say it one more time)

 

Name-O-Rama:

Freddo the FNG was not giving up much info, but that has always been his style.  After YHC patiently overstepped several suggested names lacking true brilliance, one observant PAX asked about the large company of mostly handmade bracelets on the FNG’s left wrist.  As he formulated a response in his head (presumably), the name “Bedazzle” was decided upon.

 

Announcements: 2nd F Shindig you don’t want to miss on (LOVE THIS) Friday, July 13th at Swisher’s house.  Hit up the 2nd F calendar at www.f3cherokee.com for more deets.  Also mentioned 2nd F Lunch tomorrow (Friday, 6/15) at Chipotle in Canton, Moe’s in Woodstock (b/c Manning’s fave), and Fuzzy’s in Alpharetta.  July 29th F3 has an opportunity to represent with a booth at a mega event at the Woodstock Amphitheater – we’ll keep you posted.

 

YHC reminded the BOM that all three F’s are about “the other man”.  Living third (God, others, self) is especially evident in the 2nd and 3rd F. Consider your physical fitness (1st F) to be not just about “you” as well.  So much potential for loving and serving your family and community is bound up in your own physical fitness.  What are you training for?  This is bigger than weight, waistlines, and beach bods (thank God).

 

YHC would like to thank Ha-Ha for making the trek over to surprise me at my VQ, and, to boot, even brining “Bedazzle” with him!  Thank you to every man who showed up at Stoneclad this morning, whether out of support or habit – your presence encouraged me greatly, and I hope you had a blast getting stronger.