Hot Yoga called out due to knee injury, so the always faithful Paper Jam jumped up to the plate. Thanks as always for leading, however….
We have run out of things to talk about at Prickle & Goo. We might topics to be handed out in the future to avoid stagnant information. So far we can remove:
Next week I hope we discuss one of the following:
75th Q – Dromedary – July 14th
I stole Carb Load’s Q after pleading with him, unbeknownst to the Site Q’s, but for what I could excuse as good intention aka my 75th Q. Is 75 a reasonable milestone to steal for? Who knows but anything to upset Posse…
I mixed and mashed a couple weinkes ahead of time, arrived early for some stretching and then we were off. Real nice DiCCS given while looking at each pax right in the eyeballs. Let’s roll…
Mosey Around the Lot and circle up:
Mosey and circle up at the globe for Lt Dan Webb. 1 x Squat, 4 x Jump Lunges. 5 rounds completed
Mosey to small lot and circle up. Dissected Burpee Station. Instead of 10 burpees a minute for 3 minutes:
Mosey to school loop and pair up. Partner 1 does a hot lap, while partner 2 completes:
10 count and then Mosey to little alley way at the bottom of the hill.
Longish mosey back to COT and complete rounds 6 & 7 of Lt Dan. JWow led 10 x true V-Ups. I closed with 10 x Heels 2 Heaven IC
And that’s a wrap…
I’m done with these stupid injuries but had my first round of PT last week. Got my fingers crossed for a faster recovery. Thanks to all then pax that joined, it’s always a pleasure to lead.
And for my 74th Q I would take it back to an old stomping ground that I haven’t posted at it way too long. It wasn’t good to be back and I arrived at 502 to bask in the shopping center air and start my stretching. I had a lot of questions after arriving to see Sledge-O-Matic and Chastain holding handing sitting in the park bench holding hands. Whatever floats your boat fellas…
A quick prerun after 3 weeks of rest with only 2-3 posts during that time. I’ve not wanted to congratulate Chastain just yet for taking my #1 spot after 6 whole months in 2021. It’s my motivation to get back on the horse and take him down. And when all else fails I will flatten his tires.
It’s a great morning, the usual big crowd at Asylum and already an FNG! Great job Loafer for EHing a double respect. He was eager to be there and I hope he keeps coming. 60 second DiCCS was shown and it was time to go…
Mosey around Petsmart and circle back of Target parking lot. Warm up:
Mosey towards PetSmart and who do we see, Shake N Back just coming in. Time 4 Corners and @ the center, 25 x LBCs & bear crawl to corners to complete:
Halfway through the above and Posse and Radar joined us.
Mosey towards Hickory Tavern
Called recover so we could sync back up as a group.
Mosey past Chick-fil-A & down to the traffic circle, circle back and head to the corner near Rack Room.
Mosey to wall near shoe store. Balls to the Wall Plank jacks x 20. Jump Lunges x 20. Back to Balls and planks.
Mosey to backside of Target’s Lot, Split into even groups for Indian Run. Slow Mosey but jail break to front. Everyone seem to push it here.
Mosey over to shopping center parking lot for some Ab-o-rama. Circle up. 1 x Big Boy and 4 x American Hammer. 2 x Mike Tysons between each round. Ended up throwing in some American Knockout and then moseyed to COT to finish round 9.
I went home and looked in the lexicon for what is supposedly called a “Starfish”. It’s what Fusebox yells out every time you call 4 corners with an exercise in-between. At NC State they teach that starfish have 4 legs and a “treat” of some kind in the center? I’ve never heard anyone else call it that and I refuse to do it….
However, I graduated from East Carolina University and learned more in the bedroom than I did class. I also learned that we partied way harder than the little Wolfpack. As an ECU Pirate, when we see a “X” we immediately we think of treasure!! Doesn’t everyone?
If your familiar with the title of this BB then you are potentially a fan of the 2000 album by Limp Bizkit called Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water. You can google chocolate starfish but it’s a nickname for the anus. We learn something new every day…
Nothing was learned in this workout except that I will now refer to all 4 corners with an exercise in the center as Pirate’s Booty. It references both the X and the “chocolate” = WIN WIN!!
From our Convergence Q Swimmers:
“The whole is greater than the sum of the parts”
If you’ve ever read the book “Boys in the Boat” you know that Crew teams often describe a mysterious, next-level plane where “the boat” moves as one and transcends the efforts of the individual men straining at the oars. When I swam in college, we would always talk about how as a relay, a four-man Team can put together a time way faster than the cumulative addition of each man’s personal best times. For most of us at work, we know we do better as a team. And with F3, when we work out together in the mornings, the Energy of the group’s effort can push us beyond the Point we would normally push ourselves.
The same is true of us with our mental battles: the whole of a shield lock team is greater than the sum of the parts.
Every man in F3 is surrounded by other men striving to be a high impact man. I would encourage all of us to look for those brothers within arms reach to take it to the next level.
Learn about what a Shield Lock is and more importantly what it can be for you and each other. Find two or three other like-minded, like- hearted men to Lock Shields with so that you can face life’s ups and downs with one another, “bearing with one another in love” as the Good Book says.
It was a beautiful morning and it was great to get out of our comfort zones. We
knew hoped a group of 40+ would show up and oh boy did they. 56 to be exact, split into 6 different Qs. The idea behind the smaller groups was that men in smaller groups would hopefully be willing to openly share their personal experience.
Overall the morning was a success but lessons were learned. Some by the pax, some by the Qs but most importantly we opened ourselves up to change. Something we won’t wait to only do in the month of May. While it’s a good reminder to push an agenda for a good reason we should always be out here leading with these types of examples.
Thanks to each of the Qs this morning! Thanks to By Pass for setup, Chick-fil-A and other behind the scenes items. Thanks to Drop Thrill for sharing your story and thanks to Swimmer for leading this charge this morning regardless if you probably could use a Q School refresher. #lostDiCCS
Thank you to Swimmers for also taking us out. While you armed me with wanting to make jokes about your “love you daddy” comment I think we have unspoken rules about jokes from prayers maybe?
You did however teach Mad Dog and I about the muscle that moves your testicles up and down from your body based on your body temperature. I already forgot it but Creamsicle sounds close.
Welcome FNG Tetherballs!
Neighborhood Watch is real and we took one hell of a scenic route through whatever neighborhood that was.
We will have happy hour immediately following Afternoon Delight. Unmentioned Disclaimer: workout is over at 1pm and WTH opens at 2pm. Never again. Looking forward to this becoming an official site but for now AD will only be Bottlecap’s passion project for now.
My little men have been posting at workouts over the last year or two based on 2.0 friendly workouts. Over the last few months, both the Tuesday and Thursday workouts are a big hit with my kids. The participate most the time and my daughter enjoys the SSH during the warm up.
We always talk about why we attend these workouts and discuss why it’s so much bigger than the bootcamps. Now they ask me to attend, volunteer to come to downtown cleanup and have been throwing out ideas of things they might do different at a workout.
The fellas all do a great job just greeting the kids, encouraging the kids, challenging them to call an exercise and even count in cadence. It can be very intimidating for a lot of us but through doing we get better. Now imagine being a little kid…
Then I see the confidence and the poise Speedbump has on a Wand I set my eyes on a new challenge for my kids. I planned to give them more of a runway but no better time than to jump into the foxhole with a Q opening.
The date was set. They brought some ideas to the table. We cleaned them up as a group. The divided who did what and we were a go…
DiCCS!! They got a good snicker out of this regardless of spelling. That’s time and we are off.
Mosey to the front of the school and circle up:
• Side Straddle Hop
• Moroccan Night Club
• Calf Stretch
• Runners Pose and RECOVER!
Connor called Paula Abdul – Up 2 cones, Back 1 cone – 2 Rounds. Exercises written on the cones! Only got through about 1 round and the tail was running a bit long. Recover.
Caleb asked us to mosey to the stairs for a cycle:
• Bottom of the stairs – 10 squats
• Bunny hop up the stairs
• 10 donkey kicks on the wall
• Run down, 10 merkins at the corner
• 3 rounds – LETS GO!
Connor is back up and it’s time to mosey to the Grass!!
• Circle up for a fire drill!
• High knees or run-in place
• When they yell FIRE, drop down for a burpee
• The boys handled this along with all 6 girls.
Time to mosey back to the cars where we planned a little surprise. I pulled out a bucket full of ice water, paper airplanes and a makeshift dice. Boys called it:
• Break into family groups.
• Each group will Roll the dice for an exercise that everyone will complete.
• Meanwhile Dads and kids will take turns in a paper airplane contest!
• Longest throw wins, loser gets ice cold water dumped on head!
We got through the group at least once and then the kids went round for round with the airplanes. The dads flipped the exercise dice for 4 minutes until time ran out. And that’s a wrap!
It was a success and some of the kids left way more soaked than I’m sure the parents wanted/expected. All in all everyone was all smiles and I know my boys were so happy for it to be over.
They were really nervous but powered through after we did a few practices. I wasn’t sure exactly how they would do but I know they all the exercises and it’s just a matter of putting it all together.
After dinner we sat down and I quasi-interviewed after the dust settled to see how they felt. They both were elated overall but when I asked if they knew the importance of everyone sort of pitching in to make these workouts happen. Both shared it’s more difficult than they had imagined but like chores it’s fair to spread it across the families. So very true…
Lastly, in my travels several regions I have been to don’t close with a prayer but maybe a call to action. I know a few guys have read speeches or motivational words but I’ve missed those Qs. I actually called Posse to find out what the F3 protocol was. I didn’t think we had anything required but I respect the process. No requirements…
I started searching for a poem that was from a dad to his children. I’m really proud of the dads posting with their kiddos and wanted something that spoke to them directly. I know for a fact my kids will remember days like this when they are older and I wanted to put a period at the end sentence of my kids first co-Q with something special. Here it is:
From Dad by Richard Burge
I never thought I could love someone
The way that I love you (two).
I’m completely fascinated
With everything you (kids) do.
I don’t regret a moment with (either of) you,
Whether good or bad.
You have made my life complete,
The best life a guy could have.
You might not ever notice
Everything I do,
But everything I’m doing
Is for no one else but you (two).
My goal in life is simple.
It’s to be your fathers first.
To protect, defend, and love you
(Even) When you are at your worst.
I know when you grow older
You won’t want me (as much) anymore.
If you ever need me, though,
I’ll be waiting at the door.
Promise you will come to me
With any problem that you have.
I’ll always be right here for you.
I love you both! Love, Dad
I got a little weak in the voice saying it in the group with my kids next to me. I certainly won’t forget it and the boys asked me to read it again before bed. Mission accomplished.
How will make memories with your kids? When will your kids post for the first time? When will you ask “when do you want to Q?” and not “do you want to Q?”. Time to set new mini goals with your children. Not chores but something challenging to strive for. Not just a team sport activity, those are great too, but a new obstacle for them to tackle with you by their side.