36 PAX (+1 Runner) from across Middle Tennessee descended on Stonewall for an NYD convergence manwich as can only be concocted and delivered by the dynamic duo of Foxtrot Talks A Lot and Princess Aurora (YHC).
Conditions: Positively sublime.
QIC: Foxtrot Talks A Lot & Princess Aurora
PAX: Bad Boy, Bagger Vance, Black Widow, Carebear, Cinderella, Cocoon, Cowboy, Crablegs, Cross Stitch, DFrost, Dinty Moore, Hambone, Hi-Viz, House Arrest, Margot, Michelin Man, Moneyshot, Oregon Trail, Ponzi, Pumpkin Spice (PP), Red Skull, Rug Doctor, Shocker, Sooner, T-Cell, Toolbit, Toolman, Tuna, Vector, Vespa, Waterboy, Whoopie, Winger, Works For A Guy, Yard Sale
PA Bread Bottom Slice
Upon issuing a Happy New Year welcome and standard disclaimer, PAX set off on a medium mosey up and around Sunnyside Mansion as we made our way to the basketball court for a raucous COP mostly backed by Blondie’s “Call Me.” The extra challenge to stay on beat was much appreciated.
- SSH x 22
- Squats x 22 (went from double count to single count pretty quickly)
- LBAC F x 11 (Hold for bridge)
- LBAC R x 11
Quick yog to the tennis court for 11s from alley to alley. Jump Squats and 4ct Mountain Climbers with a wall sit for the six. We also had a visit from a nearby neighbor who complained to Michelin Man about how Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” stirs up too much emotion in her and is making her NYE hangover worse so could you turn it down please?
Handoff to FTTAL for Meat and Cheese
Team Building Exercises:
Four teams, four stations, four minutes of work with a minute to rest and rotate. Tally up all of your reps with a special prize going to the winning team!
Station 1: Leap Frog from playground to path around mansion. Odd man Broad Jumps. Each rep counts as 1.
Station 2: Pull-ups on Jungle Gym
Station 3: Merkins in parking lot
Station 4: 100m Sled Push
RnR with 2:00 stations and sled resistance set to zero (or was it only never zero for our group???)
Handoff back to PA for the Top Slice of Bread
How do you get to 22? With two 11s of course! Circle up in the parking lot for Stationary 11s with Clerkins and Big Boy Sit-Ups. Plank for six.
Time called and the winner is….everybody and nobody!
COT/BOM and ice baths for a select few.
Happy New Year F3 Men!!
Having 36 willing participants for Stonewall’s first post of the year was definitely a treat. As I sit here nestled on my couch, the pain of yesterdays tenuously choreographed 60 minute workout symphony rings in my ears (and my lower leg parts).
MVP was Princess Aurora. From the beginning stretches, the circuit audible, the Mary intensity, the closing prayer and his brave “I’ll go first” ice plunge.
Honorable mention goes to my wing man Yard Sale. Set up and break down of the ice chamber and tiki torch ensemble was much appreciated. Not to mention the ice contribution!!!
Highlight of the workout goes to DFrost. His smile when hearing all the 80’s throwback music was beautiful. And him unfurling his love sword when getting into the ice bath was truly priceless.
The ‘until next time’ award goes to the Franklin crew. Their unwillingness to try their first ice bath post F3 workout was understandable. We will bring it again next year!!
TAPS for the families of the sick and those we lost this year.
Please continue to pray for Spicoli’s family. There will be a celebration of his life on January 8 at City Church Franklin.
Also please pray for Franklin’s Snoop as he is battling serious complications from COVID right now. You can also support his family here.
May you be courageous in your goal-setting and tenacious in your pursuit!