I ♥ the Gloom

AO: Rubicon

When: 2023-11-16

QIC: FannyPack

PAX (19): Avis, Caffey, Cookie, Devito, Dípstick, False Start, FannyPack, Focker, Groundhog, HotSauce, Isner, Lil Hurt, lumbergh, MillerTime, No-See-Um, Pinkey, Red Ryder (D Mack), Special K, Aldi


The pre-blast was simply "I love the gloom", and it drew a great crowd this morning.  I guess we all do love it after all.


We mosey'd around the parking lot with some high-knees, butt kickers, and karaoke.  Then we picked up a medium coupon on the way to the FOD & Cookie said he wanted some warmup exercises, so we circled up for some normal warm up stuff.  Good call Cookie.  With a big group everybody felt chatty so YHC had to do so sheperding to keep us moving.  

The Thang:

Once we picked up our coupons, the rule was you had keep holding it until the end.  If you need a break, that's ok- but before you're able to put it down, loudly announce “I Love the Gloom” & tell us what you like about F3 (or anything else you are grateful for) while the rest of us do 5 burpees. You gotta sell it though.  I kicked off a playlist of The Shins & we did the following: Dora #1
  • 50 x Skull Crushers
  • 100 x Curls
  • 150 x Normal Presses (lay down)
Bataan Death March
  • Two lines, slow Mosey with coupon
  • Last PAX drops coupon, does 5 burpees, then picks up coupon & runs to the front
Dora #2
  • 50 x Step-ups
  • 100 x Lunges
  • 150 x Squats (called it a bit early)
Black Snake
  • Again, two lines, slow mosey with coupon, leave some space
  • Last PAX runs to the front by weaving through the line left & right alternating
Only two times did we hear "I Love the Gloom", so we'll try this with Cinders or big coupons next time.


Crap I forgot all of the announcements.  No prayer requests.  Chili/Beer Ruck this Sunday.  We're doing Santa Ruck again, more info coming.  Christmas is December 25th this year. At TNT, Cookie walked us through the 4 quadrants from QSource.  Thanks for the guidance and reminders of what matters most.  

Naked-Man Moleskin:

Great to see big numbers at the Rubicon, welcome back Aldi who is it town for a conference this week. Great work by all- Thanks for playing along, it was fun.

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