Pre 4th Big Creek Beatdown for ‘Merica!

AO: Big Creek

When: 2024-07-03

QIC: Valley Girl

PAX (16): 5-Way, Baskins, Cha-Ching, Crab Cake, DirtyMO, Hail Mary, Jiminy, Mantooth, Mr. Hand, Napalm, Olaf, Samsonite, Schneider, Soul Glo, Whiz


What a treat to show up to my favorite AO and have 15 others ready for a pre 4th of July beatdown. But my bluetooth speaker wouldn't connect! ARGH! No Music.


Light mosey around the parking lot and circled up for WMH, WP, Hillbillies, good mornings. Then we did the 21 SSH salute, I count in cadence to 7, then we keep going in silence until 21 and everyone has to stop at 21. 15 of the 16 hit the nail on the head. Who missed it?  Let's just say we all said a Hail Mary after.

The Thang:

Mosey to the soccer fields, but along the way we passed 5 cross walks.  At each cross walk we honored the 4th of July (7-4-24) by doing 7 copperhead squats, 4 wolverines and 24 alpha count mountain climbers. By the 5th set we were warmed up and a little gassed to be honest. Went to the end of the 1st soccer field. A nice little hill going up to the 2nd field, so we did 11's. Burpees at the bottom, bear crawl up the hill to the top and do Low plank toe taps alpha count at the top. As time drew near to head back toward the flag, we circled up for more low plank toe taps in cadence, just to make sure everyone got the core benefit of this great exercise, and we did 12 copperhead mercans in cadence. Return to flag, stopped halfway and did 7 Mike Tysons on the curb in cadence. Back to flag. I know I was gassed.


Prayers to 5-way and his M, Becca, as they head to Florida and lead an event for children with cancer. Crab Cakes house for the 4th party 3pm - 7pm July 13th Cumming out convergence at Fowler park  

Naked-Man Moleskin:

Kudos to Mantooth for calling out for a 6th man step out.  5-way was the 6th man, and he has been coming back consistently since taking some time off for a back issue. This is what it's about. Let's keep reaching out to those HIM who we don't see very often. Don't let them forget how much they mean to us. 5 Way texted me almost 3 years ago and asked me to come to a workout at the park. Changed my life in multiple ways. So I kept on him while he was out. It's the F3 way.  Take a break, sit back, and really think about all the dudes who have showed up at AO's and we don't really see anymore. Let's reach out.

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