Archives: Deck of Death with a Side of Fertilizer

  • When: 20170914
  • QIC: Screen Door
  • The PAX: Dreamliner, SubMac, Triple Option, Airwolf, Scout, Deflator, Mater, Stump Jumper (Lake Norman), Screen Door
  • 9 made it out to #QuackQuackHonk this morning including return downranger Stump Jumper to get better in the gloom.  Here’s how it went.

    WARMARAMA: 10x SSH, 10x IW, 10x Merkins, 10x Copperhead Squats (all in cadence)

    The THANG:  PAX set off with the deck of cards for one of the swingsets by the lake.  4 cards were drawn, exercises were performed, mosey to the next swingset or convenient stopping place, rinse and repeat.  Exercises were determined as follows: Hearts = burpees, Diamonds = merkins, Spades = squats, Clubs = 4-count LBCs. Repetitions were determined by face value of card with all face cards worth 10, and aces worth 15.  All exercises were done either in cadence or on my count until YHC was too out of breath to continue counting for burpees, at which point they were switched to OYO but everything else was kept together.  The deck was completed in a little less than two laps around the lake, with a mosey back to the flags once done, remembering the requisite bear crawl on our favorite bridge.  At the flags we performed one more repetition of each exercise to take it to a nice round 100 reps of each.

    MARY:  With the PAX already on their sixes after the last rep of LBCs, Mary was commenced.  10x crunchy frogs, 10x box cutters, 1 round of capital ABCs, Captain Thor ladder from 1 to 5.

    COT:  YHC recently returned from taking a class on management of teams in Monterey, CA and was reminded of a phrase that was drilled constantly at the Naval Academy.  It is an excerpt from a poem written in 1896 by British Rear Admiral R. A. Hopwood called “The Laws of the Navy.”  The line quoted is called the Fifth Law of the Navy, and reads as follows:

    On the strength of one link in the cable, dependeth the might of the chain.  Who knows when thou may’st be tested, so live that thou bearest the strain.

    When working together as a team, you are only as strong as your weakest link.  Whether at F3 or in our daily lives, we should always be striving to not only avoid being the weakest link, but help to strengthen those around us as well.  Our region does a particularly good job of keeping track of the six and having everyone finish together.  We are one chain, and together we are stronger than any of us could be on our own.  We need to use each other to live such that we are always ready to bear the strain.

    NMM:  ReeseStrong 5K and Richmond shenanigans this Saturday.  Clown car leaves Hampton Target parking lot at 0420.  For those not heading north and west, #StinkHill will still meet at the usual time and place.  Tow Rope has the Q so show up to support!  From a weaselshaking standpoint, great job this week!  September got off to a slow start, but we have had 31 posts in the last three days alone with an AO record at #BearCountry.  Tclaps to Scully and Cowboy for making the trek from VB!

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