THE SCENE: 48 degrees F, 64% humidity, dark
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
SSH, Little baby arm circles, Windmills, Inchworm merkins with extra stretch.
Mosey to the upper field and stop at the fountain.
Route 66 #1: With the fountain light pole as a home base do a compound Route 66 up the Greenway. Run to first light pole and do 1 merkin and 11 WWII situps, run back to starting point and then run to the second light pole to do 2 merkins and 10 WWII situps. Continue back to the starting point before running to each successive light pole to increase by 1 merkin and decrease 1 WWII situp.
At light pole 7 we all recovered and then ran cross country to the source of the Springbrook stream. After some comments we ran back to the home base at the fountain.
Route 66 #2: With the fountain light pole as a home base do a compound Route 66 down the Greenway. Run to first light pole and do 1 dry dock and 11 squat jumps, run back to starting point and then run to the second light pole to do 2 dry docks and 10 squat jumps. Continue back to the starting point before running to each successive light pole to increase by 1 dry dock and decrease 1 squat jump.
Around light pole 7 we all recovered and ran back to the fountain to learn a few things about the fountain construction and the King’s and Queen’s Chairs rock formation above the fountain.
We ran back to the AO via the Troll Bridge, another structure from the early Springbrook era.
At the scrapyard we did 20 pull ups and 20 step ups per leg before circling up at the Pavilion side for Mary.
In reality, no one was able to complete all of the prescribed beat down due to time constraints. No complaints were registered.
Edward Scissorlegs, flutter kicks
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
13 HIMs and no FNG’s
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Springbrook was an area owned and developed by the Aluminum Company of America starting in the 1910’s. Company executives at the time decided to set aside one acre of park land for every 100 employees. What is now Springbrook Park from Hunt road past Springbrook Pool originated from the ALCOA promise. Many of the structures like the fountain, stone bridges, and pool date back to the early 1930’s with much of it being built by company employees. When orders were low during the Great Depression, management would assign workers to perform construction work at the park. We also need to remember that most of the infrastructure of the area was provided and build by ALCOA because none existed prior to the company’s arrival.
This is a significant difference from our day and time. Now, companies want concessions from local governments before they commit to moving in. They want tax reductions and improved infrastructures. They expect the communities to already exhibit those things that add up to good quality of life for their employees. Seldom do we hear of a company starting from scratch and providing all those things.
It is good to know our beginnings. It is good to know of our legacy. F3 is leaving a legacy in Springbrook Park (the Bomb Shelter). The great thing is that F3 is adding to the legacy of Springbrook Park with its goal of providing Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith to anyone that shows up. I think it is a legacy that those who poured and will pour their effort into Springbrook Park will be pleased to see.
No man left behind; no man left unchanged.
Prayers for Swerve as he officiates a funeral and for Woodshack and Dreamer and their families in the death of David White.
3rd F at JUCO on March 28th.