• Saturday December 24, 2022
  • 0700 – 0800
  • 6º and CRISP


Don’t Cha Know, Phoenix, STP, Poehler, Nomex, Bruce Lee – QiC

TCLAPS to these Hearty HIM who would not be thwarted by single digit temps and negative windchill warnings. Each one of you began your day by positively influencing others…lets keep it going!

We began our morning with an affirmation of the one singular mission of F3:

The Mission of F3 is to plant, grow, and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership

YHC shared the appropriate intro and we set out on a brief mosey down Lincoln and circled back to pick up the Pax coming in hot. We continued back down into the stadium and circled up behind the bleachers (out of the wind for a few) for:

The Warm-A-Rama:

  • The Motivator (needed it this morning) starting at 7
  • Abe Vigodas x 10 IC

And with that we moved to the SE end of the track (by the highjump mat) for:

The Thang:

A little workout I entitled Merkin Merriment with Miles. I conceived this simple workout prior to the impending forecast and thought it would still be effective on this day as it would keep the Pax moving. Very simple: perform the prescribed Merkin, take a lap. Since this is Christmas Eve we’ll do this 12 times (12 days of Christmas) and the rep count will be 24. 288 Merkins and 3 Miles later, we’ll be pleased with the outcome.

Merkins were:

  • Booyah (with partner)
  • Hand Release
  • Regular
  • Werkin
  • Diamond (this was prescribed – YHCs Weinkes listed Derkins (again) either way it is good work)
  • Archer
  • Irkins (use bench along straightaway or High Jump Mat)
  • Derkins
  • T-Bar
  • Alt 1 leg up
  • Cobra
  • (Back to) Booyah (to finish together)

With 12 rounds completed we moseyed back to the shovel-flag just in time for:

People’s Mary




Freddy Mercurys

Box Cutter

American Hammer




Remembering those who have lost loved ones – especially at Holidays. This circle included 3 HIM who have lost parents this year…

YHC took us out