11 Burpees OYO!

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  • When: 10292020
  • QIC: Saigon Sam
  • The PAX: Peg, Airbags, Prunetang, 3 Peat, D-Day, Mr. Yuck, Left Turn, Valdez, Bada Bing, Shirley, Donger

11 PAX greeted YHC at HardNocs circle on a beautiful morning!   Ironically…the number was 11 including 4 double downers – 3 Peat, Peg, Airbags and Prunetang…well done gents!

F3 stands for Fitness, Fellowship and Faith.  F3 is Open to all men, Free of Charge, Always Outdoors, Peer Led, Ends in Circle of Trust

On this day in History, October 291929, Black Tuesday hit Wall Street as investors traded some 16 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange in a single day. Billions of dollars were lost, wiping out thousands of investors.  Over the next several years, consumer spending and investment dropped, causing steep declines in industrial output and employment as failing companies laid off workers.   YHC read a couple of memorable quotes from that time:

“The bank is something more than men, I tell you. It’s the monster. Men made it, but they can’t control it.”  John Steinbeck

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”  Franklin D. Roosevelt

 Warm Up: 

  • 11 SSH – 4 count
  • 11 Imperial Walkers – 4 count
  • 11 Merkins – 4 count
  • 11 Reverse lunge – 4 count
  • 11 Mountain climbers – 4 count
  • Easy Mosey around parking lot over to Spray parking lot.

 The THANG:   Why 11’s?  According to the Bible “11” can represent disorder & chaos and in numerology it can also represent new beginnings.   Out of Chaos good things can happen.  We began the chaos and cardio challenge of 11’s

  • 11 Burpees OYO – run to first island and back
  • 11’s – run 25 yards between 10 reps on one side 1 rep on the other
    • Diamond Merkins & Bobby Hurley’s (10 runs)
  • 11 Burpees OYO – run to first island and back
    • Hand Release Merkins & Prisoner Squats (10 runs)
  • 11 Burpees OYO– run first island and back
    • Carolina Dry Docks & Iron Mike’s (each leg) (10 runs)
  • 11 Burpees OYO– run first island and back

Prunetang and Donger were pushing the PAX hard and were clearly the pacesetters each round!  Great job by D-Day batting through and all did great work!

Next we ran to second island and back (good pace), plank for the six and together we completed the following after each run:

    • 11 Gas Pumps – 4 count IC
    • 11 Shoulder taps – 4 count IC
    • 11 LBC’s – 4 count IC
    • 11 Flutter Kicks – 4 count IC
    • 11 American Hammer – 4 count IC
  • Easy mosey back to circle
  • Just when PAX thought it was over.   11 more Burpees OYO (mumble chatter ramped up claiming this was cruel and unusual punishment)

 COT: Count O Rama, Name O Rama,

With the election drawing near, COVID cases climbing again in Europe creating new potential lockdowns, Dow Jones having its worst day, there is certainly fear of the unknown right now.  What do we do?  We control what we can control…ourselves! Aye!  YHC provided a couple quotes for the PAX.

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” Viktor Frakl

 “Objective judgement, now, at this very moment. Unselfish action, now, at this very moment. Willing acceptance – now, at this very moment – of all external events. That’s all you need.”  Marcus Aurelius

YHC told the PAX about some good things that happened during the misery of the Great Depression, the United States economy was quietly making enormous strides during the 1930s. Television, electric razor, car radio and nylon stockings were invented. Refrigerators and washing machines turned into mass-market products. Railroads became faster and roads smoother and wider. The Empire State building was built.   Some were taking action creating new beginnings! Some were focused on what they could control and built hope…as will we!  Action dispels fear!

Announcements: F2 event tonight McDreamy send off at Palm Valley Outdoors, F3 Nation Give2Give Campaign, Holiday Party

Prayers to comfort for Donna Shields who lost her husband and son to COVID19.  Prayers for guidance and direction during these challenging times.  Closed with Psalm 27:1 – The LORD is my light and my salvation— so why should I be afraid? The LORD is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?


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