Smoking Cinders

AO: Gladiator

When: 12/02/2021

QIC: Zohan

PAX (15): Bo Knows, Cheneral, defcon2, Delicious, DREAMER, Fire Drill, Hitchcock, Ironhead, Motorboat, RaspberryPi, Speedo, Stroller, Tebow, Zohan, Brownie


I haven’t Qed for almost 6 weeks. Don’t know why. Didn’t feel like it. Needed a break, maybe. 2 days ago I saw Thursday was open so grubbed the Q. I didn’t know Tebow made a verbal claim to it, because I wasn’t there on Tuesday. I fartsacked. Again. Happened too often recently. Grubbing the Q was a good way to ensure I’d actually make it.

I knew I wanted to a Hanukkah themed. I already had an idea for the first exercise and then there was that thing I wanted to do at the convergence but didn’t have enough time for it so why not use it now? Anyway, it all came together.


A quick disclaimer and we took off around the building to circle up and do some Mountain Climbers, Plank Jacks, Weed Pickers and Imperial Walkers. YHC called for arms up and we run with our hands up (wave like we don’t care, but really we do. Men have emotions but sometimes we struggle expressing them) back to the first parking lot where YHC had 2 cinders and a phone ready.

The Thang:

Burpees – Circled up. YHC explained that to honor the first night of Hanukkah we’ll be doing 1 Burpee, and to honor the 8th night we’ll do it every 8 seconds. Total time was not disclosed. We got 30 in total.

Cinders – PAX planked in 2 lines, head to toe, with the 2 cinders behind the 2 lines. The man at the back Bear Crawls to the front, dragging the cinder with him. When he gets to the front pass the cinder backwards underneath him. The Cinder makes its way to the end of the line where the man at the back Bear Crawls to the front.

Some PAX made a solid impression of a bear surprised to find himself dragging a cinder block in a parking lot. Others made an impression of playing Curling, going fast and sliding the cinder as if it was on ice and not on asphalt with a slight upwards incline. The air filled with the smell of burned sulfur and cries of the damned PAX too tired to hold the plank position for long.

Crazy Eights – Moseyed to the soccer field. YHC explained we’ll be running in a figure 8 around the field. At each corner we’ll do the same 4 exercises – 8 Shoulder-Tap Merkins, 8 Makhtars (single count), 8 BBSU and 8 Knee-tuck jumps.

Second round – same format. Exercises changed to 8 V-Ups, 8 Box Cutters, 8 Hand Release Merkins and 8 Bonnie Blairs (alpha count).

(That’s 8 exercises, 8 reps each, done 8 times)

We moseyed back to flag and did a few OYO Monkey Humpers till YHC called time.




Santa ruck details. Speedo collecting donations.

September next year Cherokee are hosting GrowRuck 31, The Tomahawk.


Naked-Man Moleskin:

As much as I enjoyed to Q, and thanks to Tebow for gracefully giving up the Q for me, I really appreciated the parking lot fellowship that follows. Having other men around me, willing to listen to whatever is on my heart (with or without having advice to share), is what makes F3 that amazing force in my life it has been. “Thank you” doesn’t really convey my appreciation to all the men in the region who support me and inspire me, but I’ll say it anyway – Thank you!

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