666 The Number of the Beast

AO: Rubicon

When: 01/06/2022

QIC: Cookie

PAX (21): Caffey, Cart Path, Cookie, Cox, Devito, DIY, FannyPack, Groundhog, Isner, Lefty, Lil Hurt, lumbergh, MillerTime, No-See-Um, PitStop, Scar, Special K, Stiff Arm, Stroller, Stu, Turbine


From the Book of Revelations, the origin of 666 aka The Number of the Beast emerged which went something like this according to biblical scholars…. The “beast” was a metaphor for the Roman Empire, or governmental control, or institutionalism.  It later was adopted as a symbol of the devil or anti-christ.  Or today amongst the PAX, the beast was Nick Saban and the mighty Crimson Tide.  Whatever or whomever your beast is, it is meant to be taken down.  And that is what we set out to accomplish this morning in the gloom.

Several pre-runners and 21 PAX answered the call.  5:30am on the clock, YHC did a quick disclaimer and off we went.


Mosey straight to the field of dreams where we would do our warm-up and also spend the rest of the time slaying the beast.

  • 2 laps around the bases
  • circle up for SSH
  • Imperial Walker
  • Weedpicker
  • Merkins

The Thang:

Gather the PAX so YHC can give the description of the main event.


Using a tibata timer with a 90’s playlist, we would do 25 rounds of:

  • 6 burpees EMOM (every minute on the minute)
  • with any time leftover in that minute, complete a minimum of 20 SSH then alternate to a minimum 20 LBC in next round, alternating each round
  • 15 second rest between each minute
  • after 6 rounds, take a run around the bases or to a desired point and back

On round 17 YHC decided to make it a little tougher by switching the time leftover exercise to 20 Squats and 20 Imperial Walker.  Round 25 we would do 32 reps in order for us to slay the beast.

The math went like this:

150 burpees
512 other reps (minimum, some did more)
4 runs

Tim running out, we completed round 25 and made it back to the flag for 1 minute of mary.  All told, the beast was conquered by all PAX.


Great turnout today despite 35 degree weather and some smaller-than-normal numbers lately at the Rubicon.  Prayers were spoken for the NLB guys, 2 of which recently dropped out of the program.  Announcements included the debut of the monthly Scorch Trials starting tomorrow in downtown Alpharetta.  It’s a “you versus you” monthly fitness challenge to monitor your progress over time.

YHC closed out with words of gratitude for 6 years in the gloom and the impact F3 has made on my life.  The fitness is obviously what brought me out.  But the fellowship has most certainly been the magnet that has kept me coming back over and over again.  And the community leadership aspect is the dynamite that makes this group special.  Big shout out to Flo who EH’d me all those years ago.  I cannot imagine a life without F3, or the brothers I share the gloom with.  You guys inspire me, motivate me, and most importantly give me joy.  Love you all.

Following COT, we had a great TNT (Truth Nugget Thursday) discussion over parking lot coffeeteria led by Devito about ensuring goals have specific incentives attached to them.  TCLAPS to Lumbergh, Caffey, Stroller & Stu for pulling off the Double Double last week.

Naked-Man Moleskin:

Overheard at F3 this morning:

During TNT discussion, YHC mentioned if anyone had any spousal relationship goals in 2022 whereby Pitstop quickly chimed in “Yeah, for me to get one!”.  A quick laugh was had by all.

Go Dawgs!

Always an honor to lead.


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