8.13.20 – Bear Necessities

10 PAX were in attendance for today’s beatdown! The gloom is back and the fog hovered over AO Mastodon’s grounds. Noodles prepared a beatdown that allowed all HIMs to harness their inner Mowgli. Crack was fairly accurate in describing this as a Bears and Miles approach. AO Mastodon certainly has a lot to play with. Plenty of ground was covered as we explored bridges, rock formations and baseball diamonds. Time did not allow for use of coupons but I think PAX certainly got better in the end. Great to see the HCs remaining steady at double digits. Also good to see old faces back.

WoR: Motivators x7, Goof Balls x20, Tappy Taps x15

Noodles set the pace as PAX moseyed and performed the following:

Thang #1 – Bearpee Alley – Distant cousin to Dan Taylors. PAX performed 1 burpee followed by a 4 count Bear Crawl. Increasing by 1 burpee: 4 Bear Crawl steps for a final count of 7 burpees: 24 Bear Crawl steps.

Thang #2 – Centipede – Continued mosey to one of AO Mastodon’s rock formations to perform a few Centipede rounds. PAX were to weave in and out between rock formation for a total of 3 rounds.

Thang #3 – Bear Crawl Ring of Fire – Moseyed over to the baseball field where PAX were spread out around the infield to perform continued Bear Crawls and a variety of Merkins. Q sets the pace, ready position, move, halt and recover.

Round 1 – 4 count Bear Crawl in counterclockwise direction behind each PAX. Halt, 10 Merkins starting with Q while everyone else holds Bear Crawl position. Continue 4 count Bear Crawl, next PAX performs 10 Merkins. Rinse and Repeat until all PAX get a turn.

Round 2 – Same as above except increasing to 8 count Bear Crawl and 10 Werkins. Rinse and Repeat until all PAX get a turn.

Round 3 – Same as above except increasing to 12 count Bear Crawl and 10 Diamond Merkins. Rinse and Repeat until all PAX get a turn.

Hold Plank for 6. HIMS also took on some extra Merkins sets while waiting for 6.

Let me not forget that we Bear Crawled across many bridges.

NoR: Crack, Big Mac, Tortuga, TBTF, Shiplap, Da Vinci, Katniss, Archive, Captain Crunch, Noodles (Q).

CoT: Prayers for Archive and his family so that power may be restored. Prayers for all those without power during this period of restoration. Prayers for Big Mac’s friend as she takes on full time job of being a mother to her children and coping with the passing of her husband. Prayers for overall health for all the PAX present and not present so that we may continue to sharpen each other.

Moleskin: I have had recent periods general fatigue and lack of motivation. These stressors are more difficult during this pandemic as I find myself continuing to adjust to a new way of living. F3 has never felt so important in my life than now. It has allowed an escape from the current day to day routine while working from home and physical (social) distancing. As I continue to remind myself to keep God in the center of my life, I am also thankful to have surrounded myself with such an amazing group of men. F3 has definitely become a big support system in my life. It is so true that there are many men out there that don’t realize just how much they need F3 in their lives.