THE SCENE: It’s July, so warm and humid!
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
Begin with a bang! Fireworks provided by Code Brown while we warm up with SSH x 50, Squats x 50, Moroccan Nightclubs x 50 and Overhead claps x 50.
Despite the Q’s best efforts to plan out a very organized workout to get everybody to Patriot or American Eagle status, things fell apart rather quickly as the PAX finished things at different intervals and moved on to the next exercise. In the end, we all completed the 1776 challenge, with 4 PAX (Swimmies, Gobbler, Trolly, and Cheatsheet) doing double time and finishing the American Eagle. Everybody else became Patriots today. We broke up the pull ups.
Everybody started the mile run together. Everybody gathered around the flag at the Pavalon together for flutter kicks and plank jacks, and everybody finished together with the bear crawl to the flag and burpees.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
1. When our founding HIMS adopted the Declaration of Independence, Benjamin Franklin famously said “we must all hang together, or we will surely hang separately.” There is a lesson here for us today. We cannot and should not battle alone. Rely on your brothers and in turn, support them as well. Great things can be accomplished!
2. The Declaration of Independence established a new nation built on the idea that “all men are created equal,” that we have the right to pursue our happiness (not the same as the right to be happy!). As Abraham Lincoln noted almost 90 years later, that a country could be so formed and survive was not a sure thing. And we have not, as a country, lived up to that idea. But what makes our country special among all other nations is that we continue to strive toward that idea. F3 is dedicated moving this country forward toward that very idea.
4 American Eagles, including an FNG (welcome Gobbler!) and 8 Patriots today!