THANKSgiving (but it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas)


54 degrees/ 5kts NE / cloudy and humid

In addition to the twinkle lights, YHC arrived to find a fully decorated Christmas tree in the center of our circle…suck it MOB/The Buck.


Shingles, Bullwinkle, Meat Gazer, Spaulding, Chumbucket, Spiccoli, JV, GoDaddy, Bartman, Squid-QIC


The Q is an amateur; untrained and uncertified: you are exercising at your own risk. Modify, as needed but push yourself and the man next to you.


SSH x 30 IC

TTT x 15 IC

IW x 25 IC

AC fwd/rev x 15ea IC

Mosey around the park to the playground.


PAX rank up and perform the called exercise continuously while we rotate onto the pull-up bar. Once all PAX have a turn on the bar, we move to the sidewalk for a lap.

Continuous Merkins and 5 Pull-Ups

Jailbreak short lap (not that short Meat Gazer, nice correction)

Continuous Alternating Shoulder Taps and 10 Knees To Chest

Mosey full lap

Rinse and repeat

Continuous Windshield Wipers and 5 Pull Ups

Jailbreak short lap

Continuous Flutters and 10 Knees To Chest

Mosey full lap

Continuous Windshield Wipers and 5 Pull Ups

Jailbreak short lap (all the way around the Christmas tree)






-Prayers for all of those feeling alone on the holiday.

-Prayers for all of our blessings, including the lessons that come with our failures.


I try to live a lifestyle of gratitude but I sometimes let that get squelched by life events. It’s great to have a day dedicated to realizing ALL that we have been blessed with. The men that gather around a shovelflag at The Yacht Club, MOB, The Buck, The Anchor, Charlotte, Chicago and towns that I’m not even aware of, have changed lives. Sometimes the changes are massive and sometimes the change is incremental but there is change. The rock may not seem to move but we each get stronger by pushing it each day. Feeling anxious? POST. Feeling lonely? POST. Feeling defeated? POST. Discouraged at your progress? POST MORE. I’m not so naive that I think that F3 fixes everything and saves the world (there’s only one thing that does that and if you don’t know what it is, ask me). I do know that F3 is a great mirror. It will reveal the truth about you, in many ways. The sooner you see it, the better. And the biggest blessing of the entire thing is being able to give it away. Ask your neighbor/co-worker/brother-in-law. Giving it away makes you feel like a million dollars. The feeling from leading men like this group is priceless.

Squid, OUT



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