AO: PorkChop Hill

When: 10/06/2020


Number of Pax: 8

Pax Names: Con Air, Drone, Flo, Folgers, Frenchy, Peches, Shirley, Tater,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Drone

The BackBlast:

Conditions: Cooler and drier than Florida – that’s all that matters.
8 pax did a pre-workout manhood check and decided to un-fartsack anyway for a block party in the chilly Porkchop Hill gloom.
Several pax didn’t get the Slack memo and showed up couponless, so we raided YHC’s mobile coupon buffet for plates and dumbbells.  Somehow YHC ended up with the short stick – the 45 lb. Megablock.  Dibs on the reg’lar 35 lb. flavor next time.
  • 15 x Don Quixote
  • 20 x LBAC
  • 25 x Mountain Climbers
  • Mucho Chesto
Broad jump burpees across the herdball field, Al Gore for the 6, broad jump burpees back. (#crowdpleaser)
Cindy Tabata
  • Round 1: Colt 45 (switch positions each time)
  • Round 2: Heavy Freddies (block 6″ overhead)
  • Mosey across the field and back for a breather
  • Round 3: Block Swings
  • Round 4: Thrusters

Partner up for the last 5 minutes for:

  • 40 Derkins – P1 does 10 with feet on coupon. P2 holds plank with feet on his coupon. Flapjack.
  • 60 Goblet Squats – P1 does 30 goblet squats. P2 lowers to bottom of goblet squat w/ coupon, and holds. Flapjack.
Dewy Naked Moleskin:
  • The carpet-like Veterans Park soccer field grass elicited awed admiration from several pax, which was promptly snuffed out as soon as the (soaking wet) broadjump burpees started.
  • The pax decided to bestow the casual, smooth-tongued Tabata timer voice with the name Reginald, aka Reggie.  Subsequent rounds were peppered with “Reggie, you suck!”, “Stop lying to us Reggie!” and similar outbursts.
A section of F3 Cherokee’s weekly email spoke directly to where I’m at in life, so I thought it was a fitting exhortation to share with the pax.
“People may spend their whole lives climbing the ladder of success only to find, once they reach the top, that the ladder is leaning against the wrong wall.” – Thomas Merton
What wall is your ladder leaning against? Where are you spending most of your time/energy?
I read a book a couple years ago by Andy Stanley. Originally he titled the book “Choosing to Cheat” which was of course a little controversial. Later he changed the title to “When Work and Family Collide”. In that book he talks about the principle that someone in your life is going to feel cheated. Either your work will feel cheated out of those next 30 minutes when you could get “one more” task done before heading home.
Or, your M and your 2.0’s are going to feel cheated because you chose to stay at work “just a little longer to get a couple more things done”.
So the question becomes, who do you want to feel cheated? Or who would be more okay with feeling cheated?
At work, there are several yous. Or several people who can do the things you can do. Think about it this way, if you were hit by a truck tomorrow and died, your work would have you replaced within a couple weeks.
On the other hand, your M and your 2.0’s would never be the same.
Where are you irreplaceable? Where are you indispensable? Where are uniquely positioned/qualified?
Spend more of your “first fruit” energies there.
  • Get on Slack!  If you’re not already registered, get with YHC (Drone) or Stroke Seat and we’ll resend an invitation.
  • Con Air has his VQ with Frenchy this Thursday at The Pound!
  • The Q sheet is now available in the #1stF Slack channel, and we’re looking for more VQs over the next several weeks.  You can volunteer now or be called out later.  Your choice.
  • Porkchop Hill and F3 Classic City shirts should be available to order by the end of the week
  • CSAUP opportunity – Flo is looking for an 8-man team for the Ragnar Trail Atlanta relay race next April.  The current price breaks down to $155/person but goes up October 21st.  Give him a SC or HC if you’re interested, and if we don’t have enough to fill a team we’ll reach out to the crazy HIMs in Alpha and Cherokee.