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Armory Two Year Anniversary Beatdown – 5.15.2021

Conditions: Chilly – Gloomy – Warmed up fast – Ended w/ beautiful sun shining
PAX: 28 Total
@Operation @Earhart @Singlet @grogu (FNG) @gagaball @Underroos @Jalisco @MLS (FNG) @Blue Buffalo @ThinMint @Ginsu @Soul Glo @Cosmo @MapQuest @FICO @Ron Swanson @Rudolph @2Buck @Bogo @Soul Glo @Fertile Myrtle @NightLight @Peewee @Mulligan @Tiny Dancer @Joey Freshwater @Dizzy Gillespie @Lone Star (QiC)
Disclaimer (which was all over the place – I just wanted to start the beatdown but we had FNGs)

Warm-a-rama:
25 Side Straddle Hops
Michel Phelps OYO
Good Mornings OYO
Mosey to the flag pole at corner of Harvey Park

Thang:
100 Mountain Climbers (R+L=1 rep)
25 Burpees
50 Air Squats
80 Mountain Climbers (R+L=1 rep)
20 Burpees
40 Hand Release Merkins
60 Mountain Climbers (R+L=1 rep)
15 Burpees
30 Lunges
40 Mountain Climbers (R+L=1 rep)
10 Burpees
20 Big Boy Sit ups
20 Mountain Climbers (R+L=1 rep)
5 Burpees

-Had @Cosmo do a 10 count and then told the PAX the Good News and Bad News – We were half way done!
20 Mountain Climbers (R+L=1 rep)
10 Burpees
20 Big Boy Sit ups
40 Mountain Climbers (R+L=1 rep)
15 Burpees
30 Lunges
60 Mountain Climbers (R+L=1 rep)
20 Burpees
40 Hand Release Merkins
80 Mountain Climbers (R+L=1 rep)

-Took a small break to do a 2 lap mosey around the loop
25 Burpees
50  Squats
100 Mountain Climbers (R+L=1 rep)

Mountain Motivators:
Starting at 10 and counting down
10 SSH to 10 Half SSH to 10 just legs
Then countdown from 9 – SSH – Half SSHs – Legs
All the way down to 4.

1 minute left – so Burpees until time!

Count-a-Rama
Name-a-Rama

Announcements:
Armory has outgrown Harvey Park – will be moving to Longview Elementary school – park at Longview Rec Center
Uprising also moving to the Longview Rec Center
Not this Wednesday but next Wednesday (5/26) new Wednesday AO at Kevin Fisher/Port Royal Park – 5:30am start time.

Prayer Requests:
@Soul Surfer’s sister Tesla dealing with famil issues – guidance and wisdom
All of the PAX dealing with sickness/ailments – @Three’s Company @Yo-Yo @Hot Mic @Pre-K

Moleskin:
Wanted to identify the jester and the people who tend to be critics.  We are own own worst critics and we let others critique what we can or cannot do.  We have to put that aside and keep trying.  The character is built in the trying.
So I recited Teddy Roosevelt's ” Man in the Arena” speech:
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

Today's beatdown was tough!  But it doesn't matter if you finished the reps.  What matters is that you got out of your comfortable bed to get better.  That is how you all are better than the sad clowns who are not even trying!

F3 Spring Hill has grown so much and while I am glad to be one of the few from the start two years ago, I am more proud that we have more PAX within the fold.  We only get better and bigger by giving it away and sharing that F3SH is special and has a spot for everyone.  Lets keep Accelerating for ourselves, our M, our family, for Spring Hill!

Shout out to those who were there today since F3SH's inception: @Tiny Dancer @Joey Freshwater @Ron Swanson @Dizzy Gillespie @FICO and YHC @Lone Star
I cannot express how much this entire group of HIM means to me and has impacted my life.  It is and will continue to be an honor to lead you HIM into the gloom.

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