MANNIVERSARY

Go to F3lehighValley.com/manniversary for all the details.

Manniversary

Sometimes God seems far away and invisible in your life. This morning was the opposite of that. The High Impact Men of F3 Lehigh Valley converged on the Allentown Rescue Mission for a Labor Day morning to remember. The purpose of this workout is to raise money for the Allentown Rescue Mission who helps so many men get back on their feet. The very light of this organization in this dark world is a reason for hope and encouragement.

Twenty six men, 8 of which are FNGs gathered for a workout to introduce F3 to the men at the rescue mission. Some men showed up early with workout gear to give to those men that showed for the workout. The rest of the gear was collected and distributed to men who signed up for a future workout.

Uptown Girl started the event on time with an introduction to F3 that included the mission, core principles and disclaimer. At the point Flame took over for the warm up that started with a mosey to a nearby soccer field. The warm up then included SSHs, arm circles, huggie bears, monkey humpers, and merkins. The Q torch was then passed to Neon for the Thang.

The Thang

Mosey to the sideline of the field. A series of traverses across the field included bear craw, crab walks and backward run. We then circled up for some more punishment including plank jacks, shoulder taps, and merkins. We moseyed back to the shovel flag for a few minutes of Mary.

Uptown Girl then closed up with announcements, Count-A-Rama (26 PAX) and Name-A-Rama.

The whole group then joined the rescue mission for breakfast and fellowship. We offered F3 to some guys and 8 guys signed up for future workouts. These workouts will be setup with the rescue mission according to their schedule.

After breakfast raffle tickets were sold for a chance at prizes. The winners were:

Allentown Rescue Mission T-Shirt: Hurricane

Allentown Rescue Mission Sweatshirt: Cooter

F3 Shirt: Billy Ray

Wawa shortie gift cards (4): Sensei

Wawa shortie gift cards (2): Thing 1

Burpee Challenge winner (Allentown Rescue Mission Sweatshirt): Sensei

 

Burpee Challenge

We then conducted the burpee challenge. The men were asked in advance to get sponsors for their burpees with a suggestion of $1/burpee. The challenge lasted for 15 minutes and 14 men participated. By the looks of some of the pictures it was joyful. When it was all said and done these 14 men completed 1909 burpees in 15 mintues. Amazing. For those counting here is the tally:

  • Thing 1: 155
  • Dr. Suess: 100
  • Cooter: 108
  • Colombia: 171
  • Sensei: 223
  • Uptown Girl: 157
  • Drop Box: 100
  • Neon: 201
  • Tree Hugger: 205
  • Mulligan: 75
  • Zebra: 115
  • Tiny Bubbles: 101
  • Capone: 138
  • Slim: 60

The total raised by the burpee challenge, ticket sales and donations is $3119!

At the end of the day men will be helped in a big way by the event this morning.

AMEN

Bustin’ Stones at the Swamp

 

The boys kicked off promptly at 5:30 AM, were ‘disclaimed’ and presented with rocks (patio pavers) by Q Neon. The pavers are of an athletic variety; ergonomic and engineered for high-intensity workouts. Not only do they fit in your hand and offer a porous stone grip but they are also designed to increase in weight during the course of the workout. They also happen to be leftovers from Neon’s neighbor’s patio project (he won’t miss them).

Warm-o-rama

The boys kicked off promptly at 5:30 AM, were ‘disclaimed’ and presented with rocks (patio pavers) by Q Neon. The pavers are of an athletic variety; ergonomic and engineered for high-intensity workouts. Not only do they fit in your hand and offer a porous stone grip but they are also designed to increase in weight during the course of the workout. They also happen to be leftovers from Neon’s neighbor’s patio project (he won’t miss them).

The PAX mosied half way around

The boys kicked off promptly at 5:30 AM, were ‘disclaimed’ and presented with rocks (patio pavers) by Q Neon. The pavers are of an athletic variety; ergonomic and engineered for high-intensity workouts. Not only do they fit in your hand and offer a porous stone grip but they are also designed to increase in weight during the course of the workout. They also happen to be leftovers from Neon’s neighbor’s patio project (he won’t miss them).

The PAX moseyed half way around the circle, pavers in tow, for a warm-up of the standard variety: Abe Vagodas, arm circles, Peter Parkers, and probably one or two other things.

The THANG:

Upon the warm-up completion, in blew Hurricane, and the PAX moseyed back with some walking lunges to the shovel flag and present Hurricane with a set of rocks.

The PAX banged out 10 burpees with pavers in hand followed by three sets of partner drills; up and back run carrying pavers while partner worked to complete 100 reps of push-ups, LBCs, and Carolina dry docks. In between the three sets the PAX kept the sweat pumping with 10 more burpees, crab cakes, climber toe touches and a few more tough but apparently non-memorable exercises…followed by 10 more burpees, yes pavers in hand.

To cap it off the PAX circled up for a series of shoulder burning exercises and a brief mosey back to the shovel flag. The pavers were safely restored to Neon’s ride (and ultimately to the unsuspecting neighbor).

Count-o-rama: 9

Name-rama: Flame, Uptown Girl, Neon, Popeye, Hurricane, Cooter, Luigi, Thundercat and Dr. Seuss.

Announcements: Manniversary on Labor Day Downtown Allentown – 15k burpees and dollars for the Allentown Rescue Mission. Prayers for a job interview and salvation for family member. Praise for a safe travels and great vacation.

COT: 6:18AM

1776, Lehigh Valley

The Pax of Lakewood Ranch are embarking on their 1st CSAUP event and we challenge all of Mustard Seed Regions…heck, ALL Regions to join us. Let’s call it a Virtual CSAUP – Just one that doesn’t involve virtual reality!


The Thang

Celebrate our nation’s birthday by tackling a very special challenge:

1776 yard run (1.01 miles)

100 Merkins

100 Overhead Claps

100 LBCs

100 Dips

100 Moroccan Nightclubs

100 Leg Scissors

100 Pullups

100 Stepups

100 Squats

100 American Hammers

100 Mountain Climbers

100 Plank Shoulder Taps

100 Plank Jacks

100 High Knees

Finisher: 100 Yard Bear Crawl to the Shovel Flag (GO USA) and complete 76 Burpees!

Achieve PATRIOT status by splitting the list with one fellow PAX. Both do full bear crawl before sharing the final burpees.

Achieve AMERICAN EAGLE status by going solo!

Challenge commences at 0600 sharp at The Swamp in Macungie Memorial Park.

Test your strength and show your loyalty to your country, surrounded by the fellowship of F3!

Do you have what it takes?

 

 

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