PAX: 3 mile, Magoo, Disco, Fish Fry, Mr Haand, Median, SPINAL TAP, Maj. Payne FNGs: None
WARMUP: SSH, arm circles, IW, WMH, stretching, 5 BB? burpees (burpees with a Bonnie Blair & squat that are part of IPX5)
THE THANG: Mosey to the base of the 37th Road Hill, divide into 2 groups, as one group ran to the top of the hill, the other performed: merkins, freddy mercuries, Carolina Dry Docks, Bonnie Blairs and squats Mosey to the downed Tulip Poplar for step ups, merkins and squats on the log
Mosey to the WMS parking lot where the PAX lunge walked for 3 parking spaces and did crawl bear back one
Mosey to the corner of Harrison and 35th Street for 20 dips; mosey to the front of Discovery for Mary
MARY: LBCs, shoulder taps, flutter kicks, J-Los, American hammer, bird dogs and break dancers.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Alternative workout to be held at Horizon at the usual 5:30 for those who have had enough of the IPX challenge
COT: I recently listened to writer Andrew Sullivan’s podcast who had Richard Reeves as a guest. Reeves has written a book on why American men and boys are struggling. His thesis is that for millennia men have had a role as the physically stronger sex and derived meaning in their roles as protectors, hunters and laborers. The new economy doesn’t reward these characteristics and men and boys are struggling. Earnings for working class men are down, college enrollment is down and the rates of death from despair (suicide, alcohol, overdoses) are three times higher for men than for women. Loneliness plays a big role. Some of his points resonated with me. But, about 2 years ago, I joined F3. I have friends I didn’t have before. Not only am I in better shape, but my mental health is improved. It’s helped me be a better husband and dad at home. For the guys who have been there, I can’t thank you enough. For those just joining, stick with it and keep coming. F3 can change your life.