Everyone has a plan ’til they get punched in the mouth

AO: The Hooch

When: 12/20/2021

QIC: Dinghy

PAX (14): Animal, BallBoy, Birdie, Boomer, Hammer, Jonathan Corley A.K.A Piggy, Maguire, Meatball, Ready-Mix (F3), Saint2O, Splinter, Sugar, Guinness (DR PAX from Charlotte, RESPECT!)


One of the many great things about F3 is the opportunity to learn every time you go to a beatdown, be it as a participant or as a QIC. YHC learned two valuable lessons today when it comes to running a BD: 1) Have redundancies built into your plan when you start the day – just like on a nuclear sub or a Saturn V rocket, stuff happens and if you don’t have to have a backup…BOOM;  2)  Simplicity is a virtue, especially with a group of 13 PAX at 5:30 who have likely not had any coffee. So with that in mind as we started the BD this morning, it was with consernation that YHC was greeted with some missing coupons (after all extras had been distributed) and the fact that the Cecille B. Demille-like BD production was a tad bit complicated.  So as always, we adapted and overcame, kind of like the square filter for the round air cleaning intake hole on Apollo 13….


Mosey on a quarter mile loop, with high knees and butt-kickers

10 Weed Pickers

10 Windmills

10 Moroccan night clubs

10 Hillbillies

10 Side Straddle Hops

Take coupons over to the boards of pain…..

The Thang:

A)  Set up just like the 12 days of Christmas (again), with each exercise/rep configuration being added to the previous ones until we reached 12th exercise. I’ve noted the non-coupon modification as well:

1 Down and back Zamperini – out 25 yards (Bearcrawls)

2 Squat Thrusters (Jump squats)

3 Hammer curls (curls with the speaker)

4 Forward raises (forward with the speaker)

5 Block deadlift (DL with the speaker)

6 Goblet squats (Sumo squats)

7 Overhead presses (Merkins)

8 Good mornings (Supermen)

9 Block Derkins (Derkins using the curb)

10 Skull Crushers (Diamond Merkins)

11 Weighted calf raises (double calf raises)

12 Mike Tysons (none – just to the exercise as as)

Mary for the 6

B) 11’s, running 40 yards out and back, with Bobby Hurleys and Big Boy Situps

C) Mosey back to the flag, conducted 25 Monkey Humpers


  1. We continued to pray for folks affected by the disasters in Ky and Il.
  2. Praise from Guinness for the fellowship this morning, as well as travel mercies for his return to Charlotte
  3. Praise from Sugar for his families recovery from Covid

Naked-Man Moleskin:

As stated  in the preamble, it’s always a learning experience to Q. Fortunately, the Good Lord uses these opportunities as a teachable moment to make us better over time. YHC cannot emphasize how performing as a QIC is a great what to build your leadership muscles, and like any muscle, consistent practice creates muscle memory. HINT HINT – Lots of open spots on the Q sheets at multiple AO’s = lots of opportunities to build that leadership muscle. YHC reiterates – it’s a privilege to be allowed the opportunity to lead such HIMs!

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