WISDOM at Cruel Hall

A cool 29 degrees greeted the dozen PAX who made the right decision on a Friday morning.  They unknowingly immersed themselves in a lesson in WISDOM.

QIC – Dupree

PAX – Yard Sale, Dilly Dilly, Offshore, CCR, Dine-n-Dash, PreVac (who did not Prevac), Dmish, and I’m sorry for the others I can’t remember.

Disclaimer given before warm up lap.

THANG

W – Warm o’Rama – 20 SSH, 20 willie Mays, 20 baby arm circles, 20 reverse baby arm circles, 20 low and slow squats, 10 low and slow merkins

I – Indian Run (or Indigenous People’s run if you are from Oklahoma) down to Rochelle, right on Blackman, to CBC parking lot

S- Squats (as part of elevens on the bottom of hill)

D – Derkins (as part of elevens at the top of the hill, using the hill as decline)

O – On the minute . . . wait for it . . . .

M – Merkins – lots of these for one minute at a time – merkins, irkins, diamond merkins, atomic merkins, merkins, irkins, mountain merkins, and finally more merkins

Chests and arms are totally beat now.

MARY

WW2’s – 20 on your own

Flutter kicks – 30 in cadence

American Hammers – 20 in cadence (Q was done by this point)

Good Mornings

Moleskin:

Q has been doing a deep study of the Proverbs recently for personal growth.  Proverbs 4:5 tells us to get wisdom, though it may cost you all you have.  It made me think about what is the cost of wisdom?  Much of what we at F3 talk about in regards to leadership is what the scriptures refer to as wisdom.  It is costly to be a leader.  It costs time and discipline.  It costs emotional energy.  It costs ego, because wisdom and leadership is not about us – it’s all about giving it away.  But the gains outweigh the cost.  The gain of the good life, the gain of healthy marriages, and influence in others lives far outweigh the costs.

It is always an honor to lead and serve.  See you in the gloom

 

Dupree

11/17/18 – The Forge – Heavy on the Core, Heavy on the MumbleChatter

Conditions:  Very Cold, but plenty of sunshine to brighten the gloom for 16 HIMS who wanted to get better.

Pre-Party: 3rd Degree, NumbTucks, Soccer Mom, Cheeze Whiz, Little Miss Piggy, and Barney Fievel for one set.

16 PAX came to the Shiny Gloom:  Little Miss Piggy, Pocahantas, Nimbus1500, Cheez Whiz, Tebow, Ragdoll, Altidore, Soccer Mom, Stats, 3rd Degree, Barney Fievel, TV Guide, NumbTucks, ShowMe, Hush Puppy, Typo+ (QiC)

Disclaimer

Warmup

After a quick mosey to try to get warm, we circled up and did these exercises. Side Straddle Hop (15 reps IC), Arm Circles (12 count front; 12 count back, IC); Huggers OYO

Stretch Progression:

Touch your toes:  Walk your hands out so you are in pike position. Stretch your Calves.  Pull Right leg up so your foot is under your knee.  Lean in and stretch hip flexor.  Drop Left knee down to stretch groin.  Lean in to it.  Straighten right leg to stretch hamstring.  Point right foot up.  *Repeat for Left Leg.*

Recover

The Stuff

At this point, the MumbleChatter was excessive and Q needed to work it out of the PAX.

Belching

We started with Belching, one of a man’s favorite things to do.

PAX starts flat on the ground.

Q says GO and everyone hops up similar to recovering from a Burpee.

  • Run to first cone, then dive back down. à Complete: 20 American Hammers, 10 Merkins
  • Run to second cone, then dive back down. à Complete: 30 LBC, 20 Plank Jacks
  • Run to third cone, then dive back down. à Complete: 20 Leg Raises, 20 Shoulder Taps
  • Run to fourth cone, then dive back down. à Complete: 20 WW1, 10 Diamond Merkins
  • Run to fifth cone, then dive back down. à Complete: 20 Side Plank Hip Raises (20 each side)
  • Planked and waited for 6 between each set.

For kicks and in hopes the mumblechatter would get to a normal level, sprint to start and back.  Mission Accomplished.  Too tired to mumble.

Repeat all again heading back to start.

Blimps

Next we rode in Blimps all the way down ( I know we didn’t do them in Blimp order)

Start with a set of exercises.  Run up 3 cones.  Repeat exercises.  Politician back one cone, run up 2 cones.  Repeat exercises.  Politician back one cone, run up 2 cones.  Repeat exercises.  Recover.

5 burpees, 10 lunge each leg, 10 merkins, 15 plank jacks, 20 imperial walker, 30 squats

BlackJack

At this point, the MumbleChatter picked back up, so Q decided to play some BlackJack.  Started where we left off from blimps.  Perform 1 Merkin – run down 3 cones – perform 20 LBCs. Run back and do 2 Merkins. Run back for 19 LBCs.  We were limited on time, so only made it ¾ of the way through the progression.  Great work guys!

6 MoM

6 Leg Raises – IC – Q decided to do 10 because he felt good and we needed more core.  PAX loved his counting issues.

6 Alternating Leg Raises – Q messed up and called them scissors and was corrected by the PAX during exercise.  We did 10 of these.

6 Scissors – IC – Since we didn’t do scissors, we had to do them.  Stuck with the theme of 10.

 

Ran out of time.  Circles up, count-o-rama, Name-o-rama.  No new FNGs today.  Finished with this prayer.

 

Lord, I pray that we be given the gift of joy. Let the spirit of joy rise up in our hearts this day. Help us to understand that true happiness and joy are found only in You. Whenever we are overtaken be negative emotions, surround us with Your love.  Teach us to say, Psalm 118:24 – this is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.  Deliver us from despair, depression, loneliness, discouragement, anger or rejection.  May these negative attitudes have no place in our lives. Instead, let us rest in the fullness of joy that is found only in Your presence.

Q is humbled that you let him lead you from time to time.  This is an amazing group of guys.

 

TYPO+

10 by 10 and a 4 year recap

Temp: Low 30s
Gloom Factor: Mid
Music: Paul’s Boutique 20 yr anniversary edition, Venus’ greatest hits, Ten out of Tenn Christmas Vol.1

PAX: Bad Boy, Deep Dish, Foxtrot Talks a Lot,  Care Bear, Boy Band, Black Lung, Hambone, Bagger Vance
QIC: BV

Today’s Q was historical for several reasons… 1) There would be no, absolutely NO Running, B) It was YHC’s 4th(ish) Ann’y w F3 and Lastly, there would be a Slaughter Starter featuring one of the most epic Exercises ever

Slaughter Starter :

Drunk in the Park x 4 (A nod to the Good Dr, Ironlung)

Grab one of several coupons – Rebar, Kettlebell, Cinderblock, Ruckplate, Sandbag

Walk leisurely over to Picnic area 1 and drop off Pon.  Walk leisurely over to the grassy area next to PA1 for

WOR:

SSH, HB, IW, Squats, LBAC(F/R)…at this point several things happened, Blacklung rolled in and YHC lost concentration and focus

THANG: 10 by 10

Merkins, Thrusters, F Kix w Presses (IC), Burpees, Chainbreakers (IC)

Pull ups, Overhead Squats, Single Leg Dead Lift (10 ea side), Lunges w Curl (10 ea side), Prone Thrusters

We did 6 rounds of these with the following MODs in R6…

Cherrypickers in lieu of Chainbreakers

Bodybuilders in lieu of Burpees

5 Pull ups and 5 Knees to elbows

Sub Iron Crosses for SLDL

Sub Rockettes for Lunges w Curl

Extended Mary +/- 13 minutes

First 4′ Plank and plank variations

Crunchy Frogs x 13 IC
Putin Pounders x 13 IC

More Planking

Pistol LBC x 20 IC
Ola Binarys x 13 IC

4 Burpees OYO

GMA x 4 IC

TIME

NMM:

Great work this AM by the PAX as YHC pulled out an oldschool ‘Pon beatdown replete with Rebar and all its friends.  First time to post with Care Bear, he lived up to his name for whatever that means.  Foxtrot with his normal Midwife noises and complaining.  Deep Dish with his usual crushing of the Pull Ups and modification of most everything else.  YHC was in the Drs corner and all 3 of us were struggling.  Felt like I didn’t see Bad Boy until the very end of the Q almost as if he was just having a smoke over there until we Mary’d up…will have to check the surveillance footage.

So, as YHC mentioned, today marked roughly the 4 year anniversary of the birth of Bagger Vance aka ATQ (both of which are acceptable monikers as is BV).  I am forever indebted to 5 Star for the nudge to join and for all the HIM along the way that have made me better and didn’t leave me behind.  There have been way more good times, deep conversations and bonds built than YHC would have ever expected.  I can say that without F3 my life wouldn’t be as full and rich as it is.  Just yesterday, I had two conversations with HIM that I would likely never have known had 5 Star not EH’d me at Belle Meade $4Bux those years ago.

Instead of a sappy or inspiring #WASNOW YHC dug into the vault along with the help of Cambrige Analytica, Breitbart and Alex Jones to come up with some very compelling statistics over the last 48 months and here they are…

# of Burpees:  1,346,988
Merlot Splashed: YHC – 0, PAX – 87 (majority of that was 3rd Person and F3Memphis)
Black Miatas: 1
Posts: 1,976 (including today)
SF confiscated: 1
Barney Fife Dust Ups: 4
Beards Grown:  3
DownRange Posts: 17
AOs Launced: 975 (personally)
AOs Closed: 973
GoRucks: 5
Elvis’: 19
Are you wearing cotton blasts: Daily

Great to be a small part of a great thing.  Let’s see how many SadClowns we can EH in ’19 and Give It Away to others as it was Given Away to us.

BH:

7 December at Richland CC leadership lunch hosted by Umbrella, $20/head for lunch buffet…I heard it was all you can eat and the menu is as follows: Chitterlings, Pizza Logs, Corn dogs and all the Fanta (Blue and Orange) you can drink.

YHC,

BV

B.O.M.B.S. for Breakfast

16 HIMs made the right decision and escaped the Fartsack this morning to make themselves better.

VQIC: Cunning Linguist

PAX: Blue Mule, Studio 42, Porcelain, Ride Along, Hi-Viz, En Fuego, Vector, Lunch Lady, Preacher Man, Pumpkin Spice, Crablegs, Crawlspace, Right Said, Harvey Updyke, and Macaroni from F3Franklin

THE THANG:

YHC gave a one-minute warning followed by a rather verbose disclaimer (during which mumblechatter was overheard surrounding the Weinke on my left arm), then we moseyed along the outside of Bomber and uphill (where YHC got  “turned around”) to the area euphemistically known as the “Bump” for Warmarama.

Warmarama consisted of:
SSH x 15
WMH x 12
LBAC x 12
rLBAC x 12
4-Count Squats x 12

YHC had PAX count off 1s and 2s, and strongly encouraged them to remember their neighbor.

Mosey to Park Smart sign near entrance of Bomber.

Main event was B.O.M.B.S. with 1s running to and looping around traffic circle outside Bomber while 2s started on:

Burpees x 50
Overhead Claps x 100
Merkins (called an audible) x100
Big Boy Situps x 200
Squats x 250

When 1s tagged in, they took note of 2s progress with Burpees and counted from there. Wash, rinse, repeat until Squats are complete.

Mosey back to main parking lot area for 3MOM:

Freddie Mercury x 12
Boxcutters x 12
Flutter Kicks x 12
American Hammers x 12
LBC x 12

Circle up and perform Countarama, Namearama, Sixth Man, and CoT. Highlighted Macaroni for putting YHC in the EH less than two months ago.

BULLHORN:

Lessons learned were a-plenty this go ‘round, but I cannot say enough positive things about the group of HIMs I have the opportunity to share 45 minutes with on the Big Ball every morning. I am humbled by the outpouring of support given to YHC, both today and up to now, and I look forward to my next Q.

They say you never forget your first, right?

MOLESKINE:

• Let’s keep adding our names to the Q calendar. Cold weather is no excuse to avoid taking the DRP.
• Speaking of cold weather, props to Porcelain and Bagger Vance for sharing a link in the Slack channel for where we can procure additional gear and learn how to layer effectively.
• Post-workout coffeeteria discussion revolved around the planning of a HDHH in the near future. Be on the lookout for details very soon.

It’s a block party, and you’re all invited!

PAX: 3rd Degree, Old hickory, Backlash, Black Lung, Boyband, Toga (QIC)

It was 70 and sunny as 5 (the sixth came much later), posted for some fun in the sun.  Here’s how it went down.

Mosey to the block stash and then farmer’s carry your new best friend to the parking deck.  Warmup COP= SSH, merkins, mtn climbers, Don Quixote, maybe something else?

Partner up and line up at the top of the ramp for the official start of the party.  P1 block curls while P2 runs to the bottom of the ramp and back. Repeato x3 then switch to squats (Note: At the end of this is when Black Lung shows up sans block.  This totally jacked up YHC’s Feng shui).  Take a breather while doing flutter kicks. Then back on the line for P1 alternating shoulder presses while P2 runs down and back, repeato x3 then switch to dead lifts.  Execute full extensions with blocks in cadence.

Mosey to far corner of the lot and stay with your partner.  P1 holds plank on block while P2 executes 5 Blorpees (block burpee with press), repeato x2.  Execute some other block exercise while P2 bear crawls to next parking area and backwards run back to P1, repeato x2.  PAX holds hands in block on the ground while executing leg raises in cadence then P1 executes block press while P2 completes block drag/push to next parking area and back, repeato x2.

Mary= APD with blocks on hips in cadence then get back to back with partner for Rocky tribute passing blocks 10x right then 10x left.  Mosey back to flag for COT.

Announcements:  Don’t forget to signup for Umbrella’s meeting

NMM:  It’s always interesting to see everyone’s cold weather action figure when it gets below freezing.  You can pretty much see it all, and I’m sure some people (cough Backlash) spent the rest of the morning searching for heavy duty cold weather gloves.

Stay Classy,

Toga

11/15/2018 The Pound – Coupon Dodgeball?!

Conditions: The elements sought to deter us. They failed. 33 degrees and getting colder, completely soaked and more wet stuff coming down all the time. Gloom showed up in full effect this fine morning.

9 PAX Embraced The Gloom including: Altidore, Stats, Pocahontas, Tebow, Numbtucks, Mursa, Mic Drop, Typo+, and Barney Fievel (QiC).

Disclaimer

Warm up:

After a quick warm-up lap around the track, the PAX circled up for the following exercises IC: 10 SSH and 10 Seal Straddle Hop, 10 Squats, 10 LBAC, 30 seconds of GM, Al Gore, and WMH OYO.

Have you seen Barney’s truck? Beautiful machine. Black as the night and twice as mean. Best feature? All that bed space for coupons!

Thang 1: Mini-Cooper (2 laps)

10 reps of each of the following exercises performed with coupons between laps. Meant to be a well-rounded routine with one exercise for the legs, one for the chest, one for the core, and one for the arms.

  • Baryshnikov Squats: Legs rotated out to the sides, hips opened, heels raised, then squat.
  • S2S Merkins: Place one hand on coupon and other hand on ground, perform one merkin, switch hands, repeat.
  • Big Boy Sit-Ups into American Hammers.
  • One Colt 15 between each lap. A Colt 15 requires the PAX to curl the coupon 5 reps low, 5 reps mid, and 5 reps high. A reduction of the Colt 45 (same, but 15 reps each).

Thang 2: Hair Burners

PAX begin bear crawling across the parking lot with their coupons. To progress, PAX crawl forward, reach between their legs, grip the coupon and drag it forward and slightly ahead of them. Bear crawl forward and repeat. Every 5 “pulls” is accompanied by 5 Iron Mikes.

Thang 3: Coupon Dodgeball

If you can dodge a coupon, you can dodge a ball! PAX count off into 1s and 2s and break up into two teams. More coupons than there are PAX are arranged in a line halfway between the two teams. PAX must crab walk to the line of coupons and carry one back to their team’s starting line on their midsection. Passing coupons off to other PAX is allowed. Repeat and start crab walking all the way to the other team’s side and taking one of their coupons once there are no more in the middle. When “time” is called, team with most coupons on their side wins. The PAX clearly illustrated why the crab is the apex predator of the seas.

Mary

Circled up for some GM and WMH OYO. Then some power leg stretches called out by the Q. Mary was completed with a brief meditation meant to bring us back to our center and heighten our awareness of our surroundings.

We prayed for Sprinkles. He tweaked his back working out in the gym. Once again, Sprinkles proves that the safest place to work out is outside, in the freezing rain, at 530am.

“When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.” Psalm 94:19

-BF Out-

Pumpkin Parthenon Peril

10 PAX bravely endured a VQ with gloves still wet from a soggy Crablegs Westeros special.

VQIC: Pumpkin Spice

PAX: Blue Mule, Bicentennial Man, Crablegs, Crawlspace, Cunning Linguist, Hi-Viz, Porcelain, Reveille, Right Said

THE THANG:

Quick disclaimer then off for a warm-up mosey towards West End and then half-way back to the Acropolis. Circle up.

  • SSH x 20
  • WMH x 12
  • LBAC x 12
  • Overhead Clap x 12
  • Seal Claps x 12
  • rLBAC x 12
  • High Knees x 20

Off on another mosey past the nearly-frozen water feature to the foot of the temple of Athena herself. The PAX gathered round for instructions.

The PAX pair off for the main event. The exercise included:

  • All the PAX doing SSH until it’s their turn to start
  • With a paired PAX, first group runs up the stairs to the highest point of the parthenon to Corner #1
  • 10 Burpees at Corner #1
    • Each next pair heads up the stairs once the group ahead has done 5 Burpees
  • Sprint long-ways to Corner #2
  • 10 Jump Squats at Corner #2
  • Bear Crawl short-ways to Corner #3
  • 10 Man Makers at Corner #3
  • Bernie (run backwards) to Corner #4
  • 10 Box Jumps at Corner #4
  • Run down the stairs to starting position
  • 30-second recovery
  • RnR with 8 reps, then 6 reps, then 4 reps

The PAX who finish alternate with 1 minute of Low Planks and 1 minute of Air Chair until the Six arrives. The group then moseys to the path in front of the statue for Mary.

LINE OF MARY:

The PAX line up for Mary on their Six, shoulder-to-shoulder. Each PAX selects an exercise for the group to perform in cadence, to a count of 15. We start with PAX #2, with PAX #1 doing American Hammers holding a 25-lb dumbbell. Once the first exercise is done, PAX #1 passes the dumbbell to PAX #2, and PAX #3 selects the next exercise. We go down the line and keep passing the dumbbell, and whoever holds it does weighted American Hammers whilst they pray for the exercise to be over. Exercises included (a couple were repeated):

  • LBCs
  • Freddie Mercury
  • Box Cutters
  • Big Boy Sit-ups
  • J-Los
  • Alternating Heel Touches
  • Slow Freddie Mercury

BONUS ROUND:

There were three minutes to spare, so 30 Lieutenant Dans rounded out the Pumpkin Parthenon Peril before we closed it out.

BULLHORN:

  • Cunning Linguist has a special VQ planned for us on Friday at Bomber
  • Crablegs is Q-ing an OTB workout at West Park tomorrow. Meet in the parking lot past the water tower
  • We need a Q for the Titan next week

 

The Racetrack – 11/14/18

9 PAX including half a mobile Bagger Vance got better this morning in the sub-freezing weather for a Racetrack version of smoke boots Q handed out by YHC.

PAX: Soccer Mom, Pope, Tiny Dancer, Boone’s Farm, Yardsale, Backlash, T-Cell, Bagger Vance,

QIC: Umbrella

Quick disclaimer then 10 burpees to get the blood pumping. Mosey around the racetrack to WOR:

SSH x 20
BAC Forward x 10
BAC Reverse x 10
Air Presses x 10
Squats x 10
Merkins x 10
GM’s x 10
WMH x 10

The Thang:

Mosey to building on west side of track for quick instruction of Cooper consisting of:

Run loop of track returning to starting point for:
10 x burpees
10 x squat
10 x merkins
Run a lap
9 x burpees
9 x squat
9 x Merkin
repeat in descending order through 1 x each and finish with lap.

Once all in we lined up on end of infield for sprint work across the field with 5 atomic merkins at other side. RNR x 4

Since we had no breath left in our lungs, time to finish with Burpee Jack Webb w/ Air Presses in ascending order 1 – 10.

Mosey to parking lot for COT.

COT & Announcements:

Bagger Vance upcoming party on 12/1 at 7:00 pm.
12th Man Leadership Luncheon on 12/7 at Richland Country Club 11:30 am

Shared with PAX that I had the opportunity to spend the weekend with my oldest son Will (10 y/o) as it was time to have “The Talk” .  I shared with Will the expectations that God has for him and his life, as well as expectations that his mother and I have for him as a young man and in this particular area. What struck me as we were talking through everything was at the core of our discussion was Discipline. Discipline in our actions, thoughts, and decisions. It was also glaringly obvious to me the hypocrisy that was coming out of my mouth at the time. I was asking my son to exercise the very thing I had been so lax in for some time….Discipline. I have found myself to lack discipline in my workouts, diet, my words at times, and even in my most important relationships (lacking intentionality and focus). I know if I struggle with Discipline at times, I am certainly not alone. At the very least, learn from my poor example of late men, and don’t let the ways of the sluggard creep slowly into your existence. We are called to be better. The challenge for today and the rest of the week was to be disciplined a little more than we were yesterday in our thoughts, words and actions.

It was an honor to lead you men today.

Godspeed,

Umbrella

The Oregon Trail

Conditions: 38 degrees and raining

13 PAX in Attendance: 3rd Degree, Tebow, Altidore, CheezWhiz, Stats, Typo+, Nimbus1500, ShowMe, Netflix, Creeper, TV Guide, Sterno & SoccerMom.

PreParty: 3rd Degree, SoccerMom & Typo+ (Don’t know what they did, I came in hot at 5:30)

Warm up:
Started circled up with a few Butt Kicks, Side Straddle Hops and Dynamic Stretching prior to setting out on the trail.

Indian run over to Independence, MO (Nolensville First United Methodist Church) to gear up for our journey.

Assemble the Wagons: Partner up
Partner 1 in wide PLANK while Partner two begins their IRON Hulk swapping every set, ascending from 1 Merkin:4 AirPresses to 10 Merkins:40 AirPresses

Now that our transportation is taken care of, we rode over to the Kansas River (Mill Creek) via an Indian Run.

Ford the River
Crabwalk feet first, then sideways, flip sides then backwards over the bridge.

Bear Hunting
Partner 1 begins Crawl Bear away from Partner 2, while Partner 2 does 5 Pistol Squats on each leg.  Once partner 2 completes his Pistol Squats, he Bear Crawls until he catches Partner 1.  (Flip sides, Rinse and Repeat the length of the high plains of Nebraska (Nolensville Soccer Fields)

Carry your Kill
Now that we’ve got lots of bear meat, we need to get it back to the wagon via Partner Carries from the Soccer Fields to Mill Creek Brewery.

AND…we all died of dysentery (Ran out of Time)

Quick Snake Run back to home base

Mary
In honor of the origin of the name Oregon, thought to be from the French Canadian word Ouragan (Hurricane), we completed a quick Hurricane Hoedown.

Post Party
Nimbus1500, 3rd Degree, CheezWhiz, Creeper and SoccerMom completed 7 Yurpees

Stonewall – 11.10.18 – “Audible”

5 PAX and a sidelined Bagger Vance braved the chill for a cardio-heavy Q by YHC.

QIC: Princess Aurora

PAX: Pumpkin Spice, Blue Mule, Hambone, Boyband, Bagger Vance (Audience Member)

THE THANG:

Quick disclaimer then off for a warm-up mosey around  the community center and back to the lot for COP, all IC:

  • SSH x 20
  • Squats x 15
  • WMH x 16
  • LBAC F/R x 10
  • Merkins x 10

Off on another mosey to preview the route for today’s main event. Roughly, .35 miles later, we had returned to the cars. At this point, YHC went to unlock his car and grab the supplies, but alas, the key fob battery had frozen. Not only did this leave me wondering how to modify, but it also left me fearful that I might not be able to get home. No matter! There’s a workout to finish first.

AUDIBLE:

Each pax completes a round of Burpees x 10, Merkins x 20, and Squats x 30, followed by a lap. RnR x 5 with the added caveat that if you were tagged by anyone along the course, you had to drop and do 5 burpees. I don’t actually know that anyone was tagged because I was too busy leading from the front.

All in and it was over to the jungle gym for some pull-ups. One pax performed 10 reps and gave the rest an exercise to do. RnR down the line, and then go again with 8 reps, then 6, then 8 again. Exercises included:

  • Donkey Kicks
  • Crunchy Frogs
  • Freddie Mercuries
  • Leg Raises
  • Manmakers
  • LOTS of Jane Fondas (Blue Mule special)

Long mosey around the perimeter of Sevier and back to the lot of 3MOM. Boxcutters, Flutters, and more before COT/BOM.

BULLHORN:

Well, I was bummed that I didn’t get to use my supplies, but, I’m grateful for the lessons learned in this dry run of my “fun idea.” Now I can hone it a little more before debuting the real thing. Another positive is that I was able to warm my keys up enough to get back into my car.

MOLESKINE:

  • Congrats to F3 Rucktrain (Funyuns, Big Bang, Grisham, and Tortoise) for finishing first at the Star Course in Jacksonville. Honorable mention goes to Bagger for training with them. I know he was bummed to not be there.
  • Keep that Q calendar full, guys. Winter is coming, but the workouts won’t stop!
  • Speaking of winter, the 2nd Annual Hillympics are just around the corner. Talk to Frugal for more details.
  • As we enter this season of Thanksgiving, I know I’m very grateful for each and every one of you and the opportunities to lead and be led by you. Prayers for safe travels as you all go to spend time with your families over the next couple of weeks.
  • Go Tigers.

PA out.