Sir, this is a Wendy’s!

AO: Firehouse

When: 05/17/2022

QIC: Sirmixalot

PAX (7): Ace Ventura, Glitter, Janeway, Lightweight, SaaSy MoM, Sirmixalot, Zuckerburg


The time honored story of the Wendy’s franchise is that their burgers are square because they “don’t cut corners”. Additionally, the corners stick out the sides of the bun because according to one hot take “they aren’t afraid to show off their meat.” – Hence the the old “Where’s the beef?” series of commercials from the 80s. Mercifully, for all of the PAX at Firehouse there was no showing off of any meat today, but there were also no corners cut.

On some visceral level F3’s ethos is about not cutting corners. It’s about getting yourself out of bed at an uncomfortable hour and showing up. It’s about not giving in to the impulse to give less that your best effort. Adjust, modify, and even stop to puke if necessary but don’t you dare do it halfway. The men who showed up today at Firehouse were in the mindset to give it their all and they pushed themselves in the early morning gloom for a Four Corners style beatdown provided by YHC.


This morning, without notice we moseyed past the Spot™ and proceeded back up the hill to warm up around the flag pole.

SSH, Weedpickers, Willie Mays Hayes, and Sun Gods

The Thang:

After the warm up we moved to the the soccer field for some 4 corners.

Beginning in the middle with 5 burpees we went to each corner and performed the following exercises:

Corner 1: Merkins x 20 – Flutter Kicks x 20 AC – Squats x 20

Back to the middle for 5 burpee toll

Corner 2: Wide Merkins x 20 – LBC’s x 20 – Mountain Climbers x 20 AC

Back to the middle for 5 burpee toll

Corner 3: Diamond Merkins x 20 – Big Boy Situps x 20 – Calf Raises x 20

Back to the middle for 5 burpee toll

Corner 4: Ranger Merkins x 20 – American Hammers x 20 AC – Alabama Ass Kickers x 20 AC

Back to the middle for 5 burpee toll

Repeato: but YHC noticed that round 1 took a lot more time than I expected so we reduced the rep count for each movement to 15 for round 2 – burpee toll was still 5 burpees

Finished with one last burpee toll and proceeded back to the flag with about 10 good solid minutes for Mary.

Several movements called – YHC jumped the gun and started to call time with a few seconds to spare so YHC called 10 merkins to finish up. (YHC ignored the mumble chatter about time already being called)


Count and Name a-rama.

Ace shared some highlights from the Bald Ridge 3rd F event.

A few events coming up were discussed but nothing major on the calendar for the next week or two.

MOC from Ace “No man is free, if he is not master of himself” Epictetus

Prayers for Ace’s M as she endures morning sickness.


Naked-Man Moleskin:

Always an honor to lead. Thanks for being in the gloom with me this morning gents.

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