The Baby Yeti

It was a beautiful morning…not too warm, not too cold, a bit breezy, and a bit of a foggy gloom.  Perfect!

Attendance was light…but today was The Yeti CSAUP.  In honor of all those men running in the main attraction for the day, we did a Baby Yeti at The Yard

We started out with a mosey around the back of the school for the following warmup:

  • 15 SSH’s
  • 15 Imperial Walkers
  • 15 Moroccan Nightclubs
  • 10 Windmills

Off we went on another mosey, continuing around the property towards the bus entrance.  We stopped at the bottom of the hill and partnered up.  The first partner would run to the top of the hill, two light poles away, while the other performed a series of exercises.  Those exercises were as follows:

  • Wide Arm Merkins
  • Squats
  • Shoulder Taps
  • Monkey Humpers

We talked a bit about the word(s) of the month, worry/anxiety and how it makes us feel.  Then, after the talking portion of this program, In true Yeti style, off we went with another mosey to our next pain station for more of the same type of thang, just with the following exercises:

  • LBC’s
  • Carolina Dry Docks
  • Hand Release Merkins
  • Overhead Hand Claps

We had a little time for Short Sale to share ways he tries to fight the worry/anxiety of this world…Then we were back on the run again…to a super secret hideaway in the woods that my 2.2 (she attends Fort Mill Elementary) told me about.  At the top of a little known set of wooden stairs, up into a clearing in the woods you will find BENCHES!  They are perfect for dips, irkins, and derkins.  So we ran the following circuit:

  • 10 Dips, Double Count, in Cadence
  • 10 Irkins, Single Count, in Cadence
  • 10 Derkins, Single Count, in Cadence
  • 10 Count
  • 20 Dips, Double Count, in Cadence
  • 10 Irkins, Single Count, in Cadence (Was supposed to be 20, but these guys were spent)
  • 10 Derkins, Single Count, in Cadence
  • 10 Count
  • 10 Dips, Double Count, in Cadence
  • 10 Irkins, Single Count in Cadence

Then we headed back to COT for some stretching.  It was something that Stang did at the END of the workout the day before at Slow Burn, and it was very well received.  I’m thinking of incorporating that into my Q’s as I see real value in it.

Thanks to Short Sale, Spitz, and Lugnut for coming out this morning.  It was literally the first workout I have Q’d with only Respectible’s in attendance…and boy do I respect them!  As for me…#norespect

Smithers….OUT

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WARMUP

-Mosey to behind school: SSH (20), Merkins (10), LBCs (20), Morrican Night Clubs (15)

THANG

-Light pole with 5 Burpees, 10 Merkins, 15 CDDs, 20 LBCs, and 25 Squats then go back the same five poles doubling the counts

-Mosey to gym wall and do a series of PAX led exercises and wall sits

-Mosey to the front hill and do a 10 to 1 (Merkins/Squats) while going up and down the hill

-Mosey to the benches for 20 dips and 10 Dirkins (X2)

-Mosey to COT for PAX led Mary

COT

-Understand your individual spiritual gifts and plan to use in 2018 and focus in on your individual word for 2018.  Choose to be KIND in all your interactions.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

-Next Saturday Joe Davis Run (any AO’s open?), 12 January Convergence followed  by 3rd F at Eternal offices, Feb. 24 Yeti planned for ~14 miles

PRAYERS

-Mr. Clean, family, and individual thoughts, hopes and plans for 2018

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JOE DAVIS + SPEED FOR NEED = IMPACT

In just under a month, we will have an opportunity to run one of the best races of the year which has become our Signature Fort Race, The Joe Davis Run for Recovery.

This year is going to be particularly special in that we will also be adding the opportunity to push race chariots for SPEED FOR NEED.

Here’s how you get involved, if you know of someone who has a child with a disability, someone who has a child whose home has been affected by addiction, or a child in some other kind of need, then DM Dark Helmet on Twitter and let him know. If you would like to help push, let him know.

We have a chance to have as many as 6 chairs there (several are already spoken for, but some are empty). That’s the most of any race yet…

So man up! Register, find a “Track Commander” to push, and let’s get after it!

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THE PAX OF FORT PLEDGES TO HELP ANOTHER BROTHER AND HIS FAMILY OUT

Its Christmas time and the word of the month is giving so I am asking if you would take moments pray about giving to help a fellow pax. Last year Stang got the Fort and the Rock pax to donate gift cards, cash and presents for me and my family.  This was huge for me and my family, with that  being said I feel the need to help a fellow pax and give back. I have been in touch with our pax of the Fort looking for someone to help out. This morning in COT it was mentioned by Destiny that a fellow pax’s son has just been diagnosed with leukemia and his wife is pregnant with twins. Then again Ginsu and Rock thrill had a tweet about it and come to find out it is an Area51  pax named Bout time his sons name is Jennings. This hits close to home and just knew this is who we need to help this year. a few

If I have never had the pleasure of posting with you in the Gloom I would like to take a second and share my story, Dec 2015 on Christmas eve my 2.5 year old daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia ALL Type B, on Christmas day she had surgery to have a port installed and her first 3 rounds of chemo. We spent Christmas in the hospital and I broke down never cried so hard in my life. I reached out to God prayed that everything will be okay and about 10 min later after the took my daughter back for surgery he answered my pray because a peace just came over me and heard the words its going to be okay.  The last 2 years have been a hard 2 years with ups and downs but also have enlightened me, allowed me to get closer to God.  It also allowed me to become apart of F3 with out the men of this group not sure where I would be mentally and physically today. I like to thank you for the push the words of encouragement.

 

I am asking pax to give what your heart tells you. Prayers gift cards, cash etc. I have seen what awesome pax you can be when challenged to give you all always go above and beyond.

See your site Q’s for collections and or Dark helmet , Stang, Witch hunt, Royale and Cornerstone, we want to wrap it up by 12/22/17

 

2 Corinthians 9:7

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Proverbs 18:16

A gift opens the way
and ushers the giver into the presence of the great.

Luke 6:38

Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

 

Thanks Again HIMS

Cornerstone

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The Fort pledge to help another Pax out

Its Christmas time and the word of the month is giving so I am asking if you would take moments pray about giving to help a fellow pax. Last year Stang got the Fort and the Rock pax to donate gift cards, cash and presents for me and my family.  This was huge for me and my family, with that  being said I feel the need to help a fellow pax and give back. I have been in touch with our pax of the Fort looking for someone to help out. This morning in COT it was mentioned by Destiny that a fellow pax’s son has just been diagnosed with leukemia and his wife is pregnant with twins. Then again Ginsu and Rock thrill had a tweet about it and come to find out it is an Area51  pax named Bout time his sons name is Jennings. This hits close to home and just knew this is who we need to help this year. a few

If I have never had the pleasure of posting with you in the Gloom I would like to take a second and share my story, Dec 2015 on Christmas eve my 2.5 year old daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia ALL Type B, on Christmas day she had surgery to have a port installed and her first 3 rounds of chemo. We spent Christmas in the hospital and I broke down never cried so hard in my life. I reached out to God prayed that everything will be okay and about 10 min later after the took my daughter back for surgery he answered my pray because a peace just came over me and heard the words its going to be okay.  The last 2 years have been a hard 2 years with ups and downs but also have enlightened me, allowed me to get closer to God.  It also allowed me to become apart of F3 with out the men of this group not sure where I would be mentally and physically today. I like to thank you for the push the words of encouragement.

 

I am asking pax to give what your heart tells you. Prayers gift cards, cash etc. I have seen what awesome pax you can be when challenged to give you all always go above and beyond.

See your site Q’s for collections and or Dark helmet , Stang, Witch hunt, Royale and Cornerstone

 

2 Corinthians 9:7

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Proverbs 18:16

A gift opens the way
and ushers the giver into the presence of the great.

Luke 6:38

Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

 

Thanks Again HIMS

Cornerstone

 

 

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Rocks and Hoops at TheYard

10 of Fort Mill’s finest gathered at TheYard in hopes of some sweat and fellowship without rain.  Temps were in the lower 50’s with an overcast sky.  Still doesn’t feel like winter, and not even late fall, really.  Guess it’s the fact that Christmas Season is supposed to be “full on” that makes us feel it should be colder and snowyer.

YHC ended up flying in hot because I had arrived early, but then returned home to get a forgotten piece of the workout gear that was required, as per the loosely outlined weinke.  Spoiler alert: it was a basketball.

Warm-up:

  • Take a few steps back and do SSH until Wapner scrambled over from his car. (about 20 SSH’s)
  • Mosey to a parking lot around back
  • Imperial Walkers x10
  • Low Slow Squats x10
  • Wind Mills x10
  • Seal Jacks x10
  • Mountain Climber x10
  • Right arm high, then flip over to dip position for Dips (x10)
  • Left arm high, then flip over to plank for merkins (x10)

We then moseyed to the bottom of the hill entrance to the school and each pax was instructed to find a quarry rock.

The Thang:

  • 10 squats with coupon, set rock down, then
    • run to the top of the hill and plank for the 6
    • hold 6 inches for 5 seconds
    • run back to rock and wait for the 6
  • 10 squats, 10 curls, set rock down, then
    • run to the top of the hill and plank for the 6
    • hold 6 inches for 5 seconds
    • run back to rock and wait for the 6
  • 10 squats, 10 curls, 10 overhead presses, set rock down, then
    • run to the top of the hill and plank for the 6
    • 10 merkins
    • run back to rock (must select a different rock – because Beacon had become too comfortable with the size of his rock) and wait for the 6
  • 10 squats, 10 curls, 10 overhead presses, 10 tricep extensions , set rock down, then
    • run to the top of the hill and plank for the 6
    • 10 peter parkers
    • run back to rock (must select a different rock) and wait for the 6
  • 10 curls, 10 overhead presses, 10 tricep extensions , set rock down, then
    • run to the top of the hill and plank for the 6
    • 10 parker peters
    • run back to rock (must select a different rock) and wait for the 6
  • 10 overhead presses, 10 tricep extensions , set rock down, then
    • run to the top of the hill and plank for the 6
    • 10 of some other plank exercise I can’t remember
    • run back to rock (must select a different rock) and wait for the 6
  • 10 tricep extensions , set rock down, then
    • run to the top of the hill and plank for the 6
    • 10 of some other plank exercise I can’t remember
    • run back to rock (must select a different rock) and wait for the 6

Rocks returned to the rock pile, and pax moseyed back to the main parking lot for BLIMPS accumulator.

Station 1: 2 Bombjacks
Station 2: 2 Lunges
Station 3: 2 Imperial Walkers
Station 4: 2 Merkins
Station 5: 2 Plank Jacks
Station 6: 2 Scorpion Dry Docks

At end of first round, plank up for the 6, then repeat all stations doing 4 reps at each (then 6, then 8 reps).

Mosey over to the basketball goal and count off by 2’s.  1’s form a line on left side of paint, 2’s on the right side of the paint.  Each person took a turn (alternating back and forth between the teams) blindly selecting an exercise card from the buck-o-pain, then attempting a foul shot.  If they made the shot, the other team had to do the exercise.  If they missed, the shooters team had to do the exercise.

We made it almost twice through everyone before we ran out of time.

It was great getting back to TheYard.  Very much appreciate the opportunity to Q for the loyal group of guys that post there.

 

 

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Boards and A Hill at The Yard

9 at The Yard for some morning fun before the Paradise lunch and turkey giveaway. Though I was disappointed by the attendance number (it’s not that cold and my workouts are not that hard … maybe too easy ??), I was encouraged by the generosity of the PAX, 8 turkeys and cash for another. Props to MASH for fighting through a tough morning himself to help 5 Paradise families.

The Thang:

Mosey around the bus loop and back to the big lot for some warm up, back and forth across the lot, high knees, butt kickers, soccer knees in, soccer knees out, toy soldier, 10 dips OYO, shuffle L, shuffle R, 10 dips OYO, karaoke L, karaoke L, 10 dips OYO, windmill walker, imperial walker walker, 10 dips OYO, squat walkers

Mosey to the bottom of the hill by the entrance. 7’s up and down the hill, hand release merkins at the bottom, flying squirrels at the top.

Mosey back to the big lot and circle up, in cadence, 10 x LBCs, 10 x weed pullers, 10 x Freddie Mercury, 10 x LSS, 10 x V ups, 50 x OH claps, 10 x shoulders taps, 10 x SSH, 10 x Travolta, 10 x hillbilly walkers

Mosey to the first tall light toward the bus exit. Boards were placed at the 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th light. 4 exercises on each board, do 1 at the 1st, 2nd and 3rd board, 2 at the 4th, back to the 3rd, 2nd, and do 2 exercises  back at the 1st, one at the 2nd, 3rd, 2 at the 4th, back to the 3rd, 2nd and 1st. 16 exercises like so, all in cadence: 10 x Makhtar N’ Diayes, 10 x SSH, 10 x LSS, 20 LBCs, 20 x Hello Dolly, 10 x imperial walker, 50 x OH claps, 10 x Kneetar N’ Diayes, 10 x hand release merkins, 100 x MN Clubs, 10 x hillbilly walker, 20 x Freddie M, 20 x dying cockroach, 10 x sumo squat, 10 x seal jacks, 20 Carolina DD.

Good work from the PAX

Looks like we made it,

Barry Manilow

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Speak Victory

 

What an amazing morning in the gloom on this Fall day. Spitz posted early for a pre-run. We had a couple of young Pax present to push us. Twister was wide open and fueled with enough caffeine the town of Fort Mill. #LoveIt

 

The Thang

 

Leg Warm-Up: Toy Soldiers, Shuffle Left, Shuffle Right, Back Pedals, Karaoke Left, Karaoke Right, Power Skips

 

COP: SSH (10x), IW (10x), HBW (20x), Sumo Squats (15x), MC (20x), Peter Parkers (10x), Parker Peters (10x), Pepper Grinders (10x), LBCs (15x)

 

Stretch-o-rama

 

3 on 3 basketball games for intense cardio.

 

Moleskin:

Many people wake up groggy and dreading the day. Starting your day with a negative mind set is a self-defeating choice. You lose the battle before it starts.

 

Start and end your day on a positive note. What you think and say become reality. Speak victory into the atmosphere to win the battle before it starts. When you are troubled, call on God and His angels to help ensure your victory.

 

Deuteronomy 20:4 NIV – “For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.”

 

Peace,

Deacon

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Impromptu Q Can Be Painful Too…..

It’s always interesting when the PAX show up for a morning workout only to look at each other and ask “Are you the Q?” and not get an affirmative answer from anyone in the group.  Obviously, hence the title of this workout blast, not one of the PAX in attendance had the Q.  After several minutes of mumble chatter and nervous looks by the PAX to each other, YHC huddled up the PAX and away we went.

The PAX moseyed to the back end of the parking lot, circled up, listened to a slightly delayed disclaimer (thanks for the reminder Magnum, especially since you brought an FNG), and got busy with the warm up.

The Warm Up

25 x SSH

15 x Windmill

15 x Moroccan Night Clubs

10 x Merkins

20 x Flutter Kicks

and I am sure there were others.  Somewhere in the middle of the warm up, CottonEye came in hot and  “agreed” to assisting with the morning’s Q.

The Thang

The PAX moseyed to the curb at the middle school where we assumed the plank position along the curb.  The PAX, while in plank, shuffled left while the person on the right end bear crawled to the end of the row.  Think Indian Run in plank with bear crawls as the sprint.

From there the PAX climbed a Jacobs Ladder between the two basketball goals.  Exercises were Merkins and Bombjacks.

4 rounds of 4 corners was next on the list with the 4 corners being LBC’s, CDD, Merkins and Squats.  The PAX split into two groups and proceeded to get on with it.  1st round x 20 reps, 2nd x 15 reps, 3rd x 10 reps, 4th x 5 reps.

The PAX moseyed to the back of the elementary school to visit our old friend Dora. The Dora consisted of 50 x Merkins, 100 x LBC’s and 150 x Squats.  All partnered up and proceeded to go on a search with 1 partner performing the exercise and the other running the loop behind the school.  Once finished with Dora, we met up with our old friend Jack Webb and learned to count to 10.

Once completed, all moseyed back for a quick round of Mary then COT for announcements, prayers and praises.

We were all reminded of the relatively short time we all have here on earth, brought front and center this week by the loss of a Fort Mill Teen, and that we should love and hold on to our children and loved ones, for tomorrow isn’t guaranteed to anyone.  We all have the opportunity each day to be the best we can be given the tools God has given us; whether at a work out, being a friend, a son, a father, a spouse, or most importantly in our daily walk with Christ.  Ask yourself daily, “Am I being the best I can be?”  I know I fall short in many things, but Lord knows, I am trying….

 

V/R, M*A*S*H

 

 

 

 

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Ciabatta/Tabata whatever at the Yard

It was a balmy Saturday Morning heading to the Yard as I saw many headlamps off in the woods running the Ragnar.  We were getting ready to dial in our own pain for the gloom.  Hopeful thoughts that one of the PAX would bring an FNG or a Kotter to help keep the promise of a quasi moderate workout.  Unfortunately that wasn’t the case.

9 PAX took off for a quick mosey around the parking lot before diving into what would be a painful experience.  We started out with some stretching moves across the parking lot to limber up with knees to chest, toy soldiers, butt kickers, high knees.

Circled up for some warmup moves:  Moroccan nightclubs, cherry pickers, merkins, windmills etc.

The Thang:

Thanks to Anchorman a couple of weeks ago I borrowed his idea of a tabata workout.  30 seconds of exercise 15 seconds of rest. Two sets of each exercise.

Flutters, Low Slow Squats and Side straddle hops.

2nd round was pretty painful

Plank, Shoulder Taps and Peter Parkers

Didn’t realize that those were all in the plank position till it was to late.  Some serious grumbling during this one.

We finished up with a couple of rounds of wall sits and lunge walks to through the parking lot.

Had a brief discussion about the theme of the month Control and how as men we try to control things around us.  We should rely on God and give Him control of our lives so our outcome would be more inline with his will.

Thanks for the opportunity to serve!

Bass-O-Matic

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