A near-record Pax of 12 (later 13 – thank you Grease Monkey) set off into the darkness at 5:45 carrying two kettlebells, two cinder blocks, and 5 orange cones.  Thankfully, there were enough Pax to evenly distribute and share the load on the Indian run to the upper field.



Warm-up (led by King David):

SSH x 25

Imperial Walkers x 20

Windmills x 20

Mountain Climbers x 20


Mosey over to the cones (which we couldn’t see) to do Ark Loader suicides, using imaginary (wouldn’t have been able to see them even if they were real) lines at 20 yards and 40 yards

Suicide #1: Run 20 yards, Inchworm back, Run 40 yards, Run back, Run 20 yards, Inchworm back

Suicide #2: Run 20 yards, crabwalk back, Run 40 yards, crabwalk back, Run 20 yards, crabwalk back

Suicide #3: Run 20 yards, bear crawl back, Run 40 yards, bear crawl back, Run 20 yards, bear crawl back

Suicide #4: Run 20 yards, leap frog back, Run 40 yards, leap frog back, Run 20 yards, leap frog back

Suicide #5: Run 20 yards, run back, Run 40 yards, run back, Run 20 yards, run back


Pick up kettle bells and cinder blocks and mosey over to Venice Beach (i.e., pull-up bars and picnic tables – thanks to Johnny Utah for the description) for a rotation of 6 stations (now joined by Grease Monkey):

Station #1: cinder block manmakers (x5) & pull-ups (at least 7)

Station #2: single-leg squats (x 10 each) & alternating reverse lunges (x 10 each)

Station #3: incline merkins (x15) & decline merkins (x15)

Station #4: kettle bell swings (x15) & front squats (x15)

Station #5: partner merkins (x10-15) (partner #1 does plank with feet on partner #2’s back, who is doing merkins)

Station #6: alternating L/R step-ups (x15 each)

Mary of Pax choice while waiting for occupants of Station #1 to finish


Indian run back to parking lot for COT



  • YHC was thrilled with the larger turnout, but was also planning for more rotations through the various stations
  • Also, using the cones in total darkness could be improved.  Thanks to all for still battling through and getting after the suicides.  #thoughtafullmoonwasbrighter
  • Apparently, Chick-fil-A is no longer offering Texas Pete.  Outrage ensued following this announcement by Wendell G – please see him to join some sort of potential pending class action lawsuit.
  • 2nd F is this Thursday at 7:30-ish at Players Retreat


A good reminder in Easter Week that we can always be improving not only spiritually, but also as better men, leaders, fathers, husbands, etc.  Also a nice reminder of all the great things F3 is doing for us:

“Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.  Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”

–Philippians 3:12-14