MANenough for the MANatee?

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  • When: 02/24/2018
  • QIC: McDreamy
  • The PAX: Check Please, Rim Shot, Zamboni, Snookie, Kramer, Wahoo, Deuce, House Party, Slash, Seinfeld, Pom Pom, SandCrab, Tank, Bedpan, The Force, Wrangle, Happy Feet, Pyro, Bada Bing, FNG Malware, FNG--Chumly

They came alone. They came in pairs. The warm, late winter morning of Poseidon’s lair, enticing 21 warriors to ponder the opportunities and challenges that lay ahead. Banter was light, and only superficially covering the inner question that burned deep within each man…’ WOULD I BE CROWNED KING OF POSEIDON’S INAUGURAL MANATEE CHALLENGE??’…

YHC beckoned the Pax to field’s center and recounted his recent period of frustrating isolation on the IR list. He reminded them that solitude enabled personal reflection and remembrance of God’s promise to us all– “But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint”. (Isaiah 40: 31). YHC realizes that his words may have bypassed the laser-focused attention of the collective, as quietly frankly, all eyes were already on the prize…

Warm Up

(1 arm) SSH x 10

Michael Phelps x 10

Limp Member—a Poseidon, and to YHC’s understanding an F3, first (Forward fold 30’)

Tempo merkins x 10

The THANG (The MANatee)

The MANatee was explained thusly as the Pax jogged through 5 stations of torture. “Complete as many laps of 5 exercise stations in 45 min. We will record baseline and will repeat in 3 months. Record the number of completed laps (cycles) and that number of stations on the last lap. Example—4.3 = 4 laps and 3 stations of 5th lap. The Pax were counted off in groups of 5 and dispersed to their representative origin. Let the games begin…

Station 1: 10 dips from bar, 10 derkins (from dip bar)

Station 2: 10 pull-ups, 10 Burpees

Station 3: 20 monkey humpers on baseline and after suicide run to free throw, half-court, free-throw, baseline

Station 4: bear crawl around 1 court

Station 5—cross monkey bars hand over hand, then 50 LBCs, Side plank 30” each side (Mississippi count)

In the end, all ran well and competed valiantly. Yet, as in in life, there can only be 1 first place. This was awarded—along with a gold medal– to the Force, followed by a Silver to Pyro (wearing a weight belt—attaboy!) and Kramer with the very respectable bronze. Incidentally, YHC and Kramer united for a ‘surfari’ extravaganza after the workout, prompting YHC to ponder the addition of another F1 opportunity for those aquatically inclined…


BOM/ CR/NR/FNGs welcomed/ Prayers raised…

Here is God’s Promise for us: We have hope for renewal and new strength for our health, our career, our marriage, the future of our kids. We will persevere and succeed, but not only that…We will soar (achieve great heights), and not merely limp along.

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