The Da Vinci Code

Inspired by @Jäzz Händz “good things come in threes,” the @Da Vinci code was revealed on Thursday Shredtember 24th as simply “3” to celebrate the third anniversary week of F3. Workout commenced with 3 count Motivators (which sort of worked) followed by 3 count imperial walkers (which did not work but 2Q @Noodles saved them). During the stretch more desert fathers lore was unfurled (full text downloadable here), with quotes (up through the third letter of the Greek alphabet) dispatched between exercises. We ran the short loop with 3 merkens at each light. Then the Q attempted to light three sparklers, a stunt that was not completed until the double barrel fire pit that night hosted fest that evening chez @Captain Crunch (thanks again to the whole crunch family for the hospitality).

Coupon exercises were clock derkens in 3s, Alpo/rows in 3s (the dud of the set), BBSU/LBC in 3s (a nice burn), chest press dollies in 3s (which improved with simultaneity). We closed with Heartbreak 123. 100 merkens, 200 BBSU, 300 squats with 3 hilltop merkens, and (unlike my first Q) this time we actually finished. COT kicked off with the dying words of Abba Bessarion from I Thessalonians 5:16,17,18:

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in all things give thanks.

Easy to rejoice with the company of what @SAGA has dubbed (if I recall the charred poem correctly) these mighty merken men.