Gutenman’s Swan Song


We’ve had a great start to the New Year, and today 12.5 pax decided to fight the FOO and get better. Today’s focus was on remembering that it’s not about YOU!

Gave the Disclaimer then mosied to the flag pole

10-SLOW Chinook’s
10-Moroccan Night Club
10-SLOW Iron Cross
20-Wonder Bra

DDay Tribute
In honor of Hot Shot and Jingles’ HTL Normandy (Read the blogs starting with this one! )
Spoke of the cliff in Normandy that overlooks Omaha and Utah beach. 225 rangers scaled the cliff to overtake the heavy artillery and the most vital point of the battle, lose this, lose the battle. Only 95 survived. In their honor we did 225. Once first Pax hit the 225 mark, we won the battle, and everyone got to call it quits. (Gray manned)

Tootsee Roll-Plank-O-Rama
Hold Plank and follow song “to the left” etc
When 69 boyz tell us to “slide” we do a seat roll
When they say “dip” we do a pickle pounder

Mosey to picnic benches

Freak Nasty-Da Dip
Dip every time they say Dip, hold up during the rest

10-SLOW Chinook’s
10-Moroccan Night Club
10-SLOW Iron Cross
10-Wonder Bra

Mosied to benches by pier.

Partner work as BM finally makes an appearance:
1 partner does 20 Incline Merkins
Other partner does LBC AMRAP
Flap Jack
Plank when finished
1 partner does 20 dips
Other partner does LBC AMRAP
Flap Jack
Plank when finished

Sprints 10yd-ish:
1 pax stands at the finish line holding the team weight above his head, everyone else bear crawls/lunge walks/suicides/sprints to him. Next man up grabs the coupon until all have had a turn. Reinforce the fact that you aren’t running for yourself, but for the guy holding the coupon.

Mosey to flag pole

Reviewed the mission of F3:

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

Hold the Iron Cross while I told this story:

In the spring of 1992, fourth-grade students in Portland, Maine, carried out a novel experiment. Their teacher, Pamela Trieu, was teaching the children about the ocean, specifically about the Gulf Stream that flows along the East Coast and then turns toward Europe.
      According to Reuters, she had the children put messages with their addresses in empty wine bottles. Then a fisherman took the twenty-one bottles away from shore and threw them into the ocean. They hoped that some of the bottles might drift to England.
        Three months later, two bottles washed up in Canada. The class heard nothing else and assumed that the rest of the bottles were lost at sea. 
        Two years passed. Then one of the students received a surprise letter from a girl in France. She found one of their bottles while walking with her father on the beach.
         Our efforts at EH’ing are often like tossing a bottle with a message into the ocean. We share the F3 gospel with others however we can – sending them an email/text/phone call, a personal testimony, offering a ride, etc.
        We see no response and think our message is forgotten, “lost at sea”. Sometimes we don’t get the response we were looking for. But years later we learn that the Spirit of God – like the mighty Gulf Stream – has carried our message to its destination.    

Last exercise-during each exercise we spoke of the Imperial
Jeff Imperial Walkers-AMRAP
Stephanie Imperial Walkers-AMRAP
Michael Imperial Walkers (just like the imperial walker, but in a squat)-AMRAP

After this the Pax surround Jeff “Gutenman” Imperial to pray over him and his family, as this was his last workout before he departs for Atlanta>NC>NJ>Germany.

As a team we have pledged to raise $1200 before the bridge run. There will be a collection bucket at every workout, bring $5, $10, $100, pocket change; what ever you have. To donate personally to their cause you can follow this link

To read more about the mission as a whole check out

Bridge Run is coming up, get signed up for our team. The following week is the Dolphin Day race, see if you’re faster than a speeding Mullet.


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