NO Pavilions or Overhangs Were Hurt While Conducting this Beatdown
PAX (5): Ha-ha, Speedo, Tenderfoot, TMI
One of the 5 key tenets of F3 is “OUTDOOR, RAIN OR SHINE, COLD OR HEAT.” YHC was not going to violate that tenet, no matter how biblical the storms we were to encounter. Frankly, given the fact that holy seasons of 3 of the worlds religion were converging on this weekend, all of which are celebrating overcoming struggles, it was a perfect time to “embrace the suck” and soldier on. So, after giving most of the standard disclaimer in the driving rain (Pax urged YHC to “GET US MOVING, YA GIT” – or words to that effect), off we went.
SSH X 15
Windmills x 12
Moroccan Night Clubs x 10
Hillbillies x 12
Mosey from the parking lot to top of the Widowmaker
Part 1: The Descent to the Abyss
From top of the Widowmaker, proceeded down to the rock pile to choose appropriate coupons. Continued to the bottom. Pax did the following exercises in and up-down ladder (increments of 5 reps, 5 up to 25, then back down to 5), running up the hill to the guard rail and back:
Front coupon presses (i.e., press the coupon horizontally from chest out)
Part 2: Up to the Mountain Top
From the bottom of the Widomaker, Pax did the following 4 x through, returning coupons to their piles and then Bernie Sanders the remaining way up:
Walking side lunge 10x to the left
Walking side lungh 10x to the right
Walking lunge x 20 single, holding coupon above head Zamperini style
Part 3: Journey into the Desert (or, in the case, a soggy turf soccer field) – all done to TILL THE END OF THE WORLD, CREEPING DEATH, and HUNGER STRIKE
Mosey to the soccer field. Starting at one sideline, commence a Buster Douglas, which consists of 4 exercises done in the following proportions:
Mike Tyson x 1 , Monkey Humper x 2, Bonnie Blair (alpha) x 3, L/R punces (alpha) X 4
Bernie Sanders across the field.
Progresses from 1/2/3/4 reps of each exercises through 10/20/30/40
Mary – Flutter Kicks, Gas Pumpers, LBC’s, Apollo Ohno’s
Gathering together, we continued to pray for Ready-Mix and his family, along with Puff Daddy and his family as they all continue to cope with Ready-Mix’s passing. We prayed for YHC’s uncle, Lino, as he continues to deal with ailments post surgery. We also prayed for peace in the world, particularly in this time of holy days and the strife that persists in Ukraine and Russia.
When one of your brothers looks at you during a beatdown and remarks, “I am not too fond of you right now,” you take it as a complement. When another brother, later on, looks at you and says “I’m really hating you right now,” you know you’ve hit the mark on beatdown execution. A wise Pax has often said “Iron sharpens iron,” (thanks, Popper), and YHC takes his obligation as Q as a sacred trust. Rain or shine, hot or cold, when you put your name on that sheet, you have to deliver. Today is one of those days where every Pax embraced the suck – and came out stronger. As a group, we truly are stronger than the sum of our parts.
Happy Easter, Ramadan Mubarak, and Chag Sameach, Brothers!