Gloom Factor: Medium
PAX: Bad Boy, T Cell, Reveille, Princess Aurora, Right Said, Hambone, 3rd Degree, Hi-Viz, Preacher Man, Crawfish, Bicentennial Man, Brother-At-Law, Bagger Vance (QIC)
0530:49 – Disclaimer
Mosey West around Parthenon and hit all fours for some bear crawl down the East Side of P’non only to have our efforts thwarted by a Federal Citizen, no worries lunge walk the South side to Bear Crawl west side, Reverse Lunge walk North side, Mosey East Side. At the corner, PAX cranked out 15 Box jumps then circled up for
All IC x 22
SSH, Squats (Hiccup on Cadence Call), Imperial Walkers, Hillbillies
PAX partner up and Head South on Plaza up to the dog park. P1 22 Pull-Ups, P2 22 Merkins and then flapjack.
Indian Run to Lord Kensington w YHC at front directing traffic and then circling back for 6. PAX to hold up at light at West End for 22 Mike Tysons. All in, good, head across West End to LK.
Bottom of LK 22 Lt Dans
Top of LK 22 Burpees (all the way through, think the CFers call this a “Chipper” but can’t confirm)
All in at the top, YHC spoke of the importance of staying with your partner. Also noted, 22 Veterans take their own lives everyday. Not 100% confirmation but what if they had a partner watching their 6 in peacetime, would this still happen? Hence, the Partnering up and the 22 count on most exercises.
Head back to the bottom for an IR competition. YHC would set the pace and remain in front whilst PAX raced one another up to the front. One PAX on right side of column and one on left side. Since YHC was training eyes on the cars and the light breaking through there can be no objective confirmation of wins and losses.
Cross back over WE only to find out that Mike Tyson was looking for a rematch. Again, we kicked his A$$.
YHC on Slowsey back to the StartEx only to mix in more lunges: Forward, to the Right, Reverse, to the Left…All in.
Mosey on North side of lawn up past the crazy statue of industrialism and circle up across Plaza for
5 Merkins OYO
3rdF Opportunities Announced this AM for May and June…see PA and B At Law for deets.
Gear order is up until 24 May…Ranger Panties are back in stock no thanks to Hambone buying 12 pair.
Continue to lift up Spicoli, El Maestro, Olan Mills’ dad and all the others dealing with the pitfalls of living in a fallen world.
Nice to finally meet Reveille albeit briefly. Now I know where his name comes from rising at 0330 to do his AM routine and then meet us knuckleheads out in the Gloom. Let’s think of ways to support him and get some AOs started up out East in Lebnun (colloquial spelling).
A pleasure and honor to lead. Great to be back to my first weekday workout lo those many moons ago. Seems like it was just yesterday that I staggered away from my first F3 workout at Stonewall and the subsequent follow up on that next Wednesday at Titan. We have had many a PAX fall off since that pivotal day in Nov of 14, we have seen many come and go and we have seen many hunker down in this battle that is LIFE with brothers locked in arms.
So grateful to have met each and everyone of you and to call you all friends and some mentors and accountability partners. This F3 is an amazing thing to help men come alive in their true leadership roles they were designed to fill. It is no wonder that HIM(W) in the military miss the action and the men the most. That said, let us not forget the 22 a day that take their own lives due to only God knows what. What if we could be a resource to those men and women? I don’t know what it looks like long term but I know Cadre Danny from GrowRuck 05 has some ideas so hit him up. #22/Day
It is with a bittersweet knuckle bump that I handed over the F3 Shovel, er Baton to my brother Princess Aurora this am. You know, I started out as Nantan way back when because when asked who is charge, Binary happened to blurt my name out to DREDD and OBT. Man, is that the best brain fart I have ever been the recipient of…T Claps to Binary and his momentary lack of clarity during that email. Truly excited to see what PA has in store for the PAX of Nashville and how he will incorporate that into the PAX in surrounding areas. Honored to have led and to have been a part of such a great thing.
As a closing loop to my above comments on the # of AO options back in ’14 think about this:
3 Nov 14 (when I started) we had a Saturday and a Wednesday. As of this typing we have spun out a whole new Region in Franklin. We have helped launch Chattanooga and Memphis. We have started Hendersonville (ahem Cashville…hold the line boys) and Murfreesboro and sent a Mustard Seed to NY in the form of Rooms to Go. We have hosted GrowSchool with DREDD and OBT and led our own GrowSchool as well. On Tuesday we will launch F3Nolensville which should be very fertile ground to reinvigorate male leadership in our communities through small, free, outdoor peer led workouts. Our roster now includes over 400 PAX (some are more active than others) comprising 12 AOs (including two running and one Barbell/Weights) across the county. We have helped (really only nudged and sat back to watch it Blow Up down that way) Franklin become their own growing and thriving AO…T Claps to Bartman, Big Bang, Blood Clot, Tortoise, Probe, Braddock and all the regulars down that way.
I would make one last request as Nantan, please find something bigger to F3 than the workouts which are great but it is only the Magnet, not the Glue of 2ndF and the dynamite of 3rdF. Who will answer the call and ring the Bell to expand on the 2nd and 3rd F opportunities while PA focuses on building relationships and casting a vision for long term growth?
So it is with a little Pollen in my good eye that I bid you farewell as Nantan of F3Nashville and hello as ATQ (Emeritus) and now Director of Mumble Chatter (self named); I hope to see you at the many different AOs we have started and in the other regions and AOs we will start.