THE SCENE: 84 degrees with a little breeze. Felt pretty nice actually. We were expecting it to be hotter. In the car on the way over it was 94. Two soccer fields were being used, and one baseball diamond was being used. Lots of people watching us do burpees…
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
Four of us started and five of us finished… Yes that’s right we picked one up along the way. It was awesome to see @icebreakers face light up…. “You guys F3?”… “Yes, come join!” and he did! There’s hope for this country men, if a young man will drop everything and join a tough workout on the spot, no questions asked. Man I’m encouraged! Thank you @IceBreaker!
In keeping with my Lexicon exploration, which really just starts from the top and goes through ones I havn’t done before: We did
- 10 4×4’s
- 10 Abe Vegotas
- 10 Absolutions (after running over to the astro-turf on the other side of park)
THA-THANG: Tree Biscuit Suicide
A Tree biscuit is
The Short Version:
As a group, Run to an un-slapped tree, slap it, everyone call out the running burpee total, do A single burpee, repeat.
The Long Version:
- We travel as a pack, if you find yourself falling behind, skip a tree and burpee and keep moseying to catch up. It’s more fun and less confusing to have the group stay together, especially when we alternate taggers.
- Scaling is NOT cheating, it’s just scaling, no judgment here. You made it here and that’s enough.
- We’re going to be zig-zagging all over the park so the better we can stay together the more we’ll be able to keep an accurate count and not leave people behind. Plus it feels bad to tag a tree without everyone there doing it together.
- The tagger is the person closest to the nearest tree. They slap the tree and call out what the burpee running total is about to be. Similar to our cadence exercise routines, the whole group calls out the number and does a burpee.
- The tagger is typically in the front of the pack, however since we are traveling in a mob fashion that’s not always true.
- Alternate Taggers
- Similar to an indian run, each person should take turns being in front and tagging a tree. This makes the workout much more fun. If you have already tagged several trees then just slowly fade back and let someone else tag the next one.
- What is a Tree:
- We don’t do burpees for any old shrub. Trees should be about 6 inches around and 10 feet tall. Those pesky crape mertyles were very questionable this am. #wanna-be-trees
- No Poison Ivy:
- In an attempt to not to get too dirty and get poison ivy, we’ll pass trees that are surrounded by shrubs and tall grass. Luckily we are in a very well manicured park where most of the trees have nicely mowed grass leading up to them.
- Cross Country Baby!!
- We are going off road for sure. The ground is very un-even around many of the trees. Be careful when running not to twist and ankle. And don’t hit your face on a rock or root when doing a burpee in the dirt.
- Be Loud
- The louder you call out the number, the more you inspire your fellow brothers!
- At 50, 100, 150, 200 make sure the group catches up and circles around the tree, wait a few seconds. Do the burpee. Celebrating these milestones adds to the encouragement factor.
The first time at Juco we did 156, then at the Asylum we did 200. This time we did 180 traveling burpees, but we had a little special treat. At rep #132 we stopped at the sand volley ball courts and did 6 Sand Suicides (sprint across the length of the volley ball court and back) — just because they’re there and a sand lot is too good of an workout opportunity to pass up.. Am I right?? So if Truck Stop does it again they could probably do more burpees if they cut out the Sand Suicides..
Finished up with a little mary.
- 15 Star Crunches
- 15 Freddy Murcuries
- 15 Mountain Parkers
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Thank you @Snaggletooth for turning me on to the Every Man Ministry. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed being on the subscription devotion. I wanted to read it to the group but couldn’t find it. But here is the one I described.
- Weapons Grade Plutonium https://www.everymanministries.com/blog/september-21-2019/
- I tried to encourage the men to “leave the shores of safe, spiritual spin, for the unpredictable rapids of witnessing.”
- And once God’s man experiences the power of God in this way, no other experience can compare. It is the ultimate risk-reward setup. Give the signal, turn the key, press the button, and release the power.
- According to Jesus, God’s man can choose to experience the power of God by deciding to share his faith.
It was a ton of fun — thanks for the opportunity to join you all in the PMG (PM Gloom) at Truck Stop!