AO: Blackwater

When: 08/20/2021


Number of Pax: 8

Pax Names: Cash Flow, Dirt Bike, Gator, Gutter, Jigsaw, Kingpin, Planer, Sugar Weasel,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Planer

The BackBlast:

Conditions: Somehow we achieved 100% humidity without it actually raining.

Warmarama: SSH, Imperial Walkers, Bat Wings, 5 Burpees OYO

The Thang: Blockhaven

YHC told everyone in attendance that “The coupon is your friend.” PAX looked skeptical at first so I stated with more conviction “THE COUPON IS YOUR FRIEND”. Since PAX don’t leave friends behind, we took our coupons with us wherever we went.

PAX mustered in the parking lot 35 yards from the pullup bars where a pre-assembled pile of coupons gleamed in the gloom – each hoping not to be picked last (shout out to myself for choosing to stack 8 coupons in advance as we ended up with exactly 8 PAX) .

PAX performed a series of 4 exercises while traveling back and forth between the starting point and the pullup bars. Coupons had to be carried at all times between exercises.

  • Exercise 1: Man Makers
  • Carry coupon to pullup bars (PAX could carry coupons in whatever fashion they chose – they just had to bring it with them)
  • Exercise 2: Pullups (no coupons)
  • Carry coupon back to start
  • Exercise 3: Coupon Squats
  • Carry Coupon back to pullup bars
  • Exercise 4: Derkins with feet on block
  • Carry coupon back to start
  • Repeat

Round 1 was 5 reps for each exercise. This in creased by 5 reps each round for four rounds (5, 10, 15, 20 reps). After completing 20 reps of each exercise, PAX set down their coupons and ran a lap of the parking lot and started over at 5 reps again. Go until time expired.

Mary: None

COT: “I’m always asking the question: what do you want to be remembered for? It is a question that induces you to renew yourself, because it pushes you to see yourself as a different person – the person you can become.” – Peter Drucker

Men are born to have a purpose but it requires intentional though and supporting actions. If you don’t think about how you want to be remembered and act accordingly, you likely won’t be remember the way you hoped.

Ephesians 2:10 “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”


  • Carrying the coupon everywhere ended up more difficult than it seemed.
  • PAX gave Planer a B+ for effort which is fitting since I was always a B student.
  • 20 man makers followed by 20 pullups were universally disliked.
  • All PAX were appropriately beaten down.


  • Friday Bible study with Bing at noon – see Slack/FB/email for details
  • F3 10th anniversary – see Slack/FB/email for details
  • F3 HR 5th anniversary November 5-6 – see Slack/FB/email for details
  • Gator shared a link on the FB page with Circle of Welcome. For anyone who feels compelled to try to help those suffering and trying to escape the tragic chain of events in Afghanistan, this is a great place to start.

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