On This Day in History – Earth Day Beatdown

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  • When: 04/22/2021
  • QIC: Wasted
  • The PAX: Saigon Sam, Allstate, Mulligan, GNC, Prunetnag, Inside Out, Yardsale, Sofa, Felony, Outhouse, Quincy

On this Thursday April 22, 2021, Wasted and 11 other Pax celebrated the 51st Earth day (though the Q is not good at math and appparently neither can the Pax, and stated it was the 41st anniversay!).  The humble Q certainly appreciates all enjoying the Earth Day fact filled beatdown brought you exclusively by Waste Management, but the one fact that no one caught is that I can’t do math – 1970 to 2021 is 51 years, not 41….but hey…..we got 100 burpees in anyway and everyone got through this with less reps than we should have done!   The Q will adjust for next year’s Earth Day festivities and make it it 22 burpees at each corner of the earth!   This is a recollection of what occured during the Earth Day beatdown with Saigon Sam, Allstate, Mulligan, GNC, Prunetnag, Inside Out, Yardsale, Sofa, Felony, Outhouse, and Quincy.

Welcome to F3, a free, volunteer peer-led workout. I am not a professional, so it is each individual’s responsibility to please exercise safe and modify as necessary to avoid injury.  F3 stands for Fitness, Fellowship and Faith.


On this day in history, April 22, 1970, the 1st Earth Day occurred.  Today marks the 41st (oops, not 41st, 51st! ha ha)  Earth Day.  The annual event, which always falls on April 22, is the world’s largest environmental movement, according to AccuWeather. It was started in 1970 after 3 million gallons of oil spilled off the coast of California the year before.  The purpose, to increase awareness of the impact humans have on the environment.

Warm-up:  (to honor mother Earth)

  • Mosey to football field, during our journey
  • 11 burpees
  • 41 flutter kicks
  • 10 merkins
  • 41 ssh

The Thang:
Field represents Mother Earth.

Waste Management Facts read outs were highlighted at corner of the Earth, and Sofa really appreciated that and the sponsorship of WM.   At each corner

Corner 1 – 10 reg merkins, 10 wide merkins, 10 diamond merkins, 11 burpees = 41

Corner 2 –  10 squats, 10 bobby hurleys, 10 lunges each leg, 11 burpees  = 41

Corner 3 – 10 flutter kicks each leg, 10 hello dollys, 10 heels to heaven, 11 burpees = 41

Corner 4 –  10 yards of bear crawl, 10 yards crab walk, 10 yards of crawl bear, 11 burpees  = 41

That is 1 round around Mother Earth!   we accomplished 2 rounds around the earth!


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I hope the workout helps bring awareness of the impact you can have on the environment, especially in this beautiful area of the country in which we get to spend much time outdoors, in the gloom, and by the sea…

Christian Prayer:
F3 is non-denominational, but I am a Christian, so I will end this session with a Christian prayer:

A Prayer for our Earth – By Pope Francis

All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe and in the smallest of your creatures. You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.  Pour out upon us the power of your love, that we may protect life and beauty.  Fill us with peace, that we may live as brothers and sisters, harming no one. O God of the poor, help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth, so precious in your eyes.  Bring healing to our lives, that we may protect the world and not prey on it, that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.  Touch the heartsof those who look only for gain at the expense of the poor and the earth. Teach us to discover the worth of each thing, to be filled with awe and contemplation, to recognize that we are profoundly united with every creature as we journey towards your infinite light. We thank you for being with us each day. Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle for justice, love and peace.

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