Iceman Cometh

Weather: 38 and clear- a glorious morning.

God works in amazing ways!  After receiving numerous texts from the regulars about being downrange or having family airport runs, and a number rightfully recovering from Ragnar, YHC was convinced it was going to be a solo day.  In fact, 5:15 struck and YHC was going to roll back and re-fartsack oneself, but low and behold, headlights into the park.  As Chili Pepper and I began our warm up laps, a strange blinking red light appears from the trails.  That light belonged to an FNG!!!  Who would have thought.  Coldest morning of the year (and I mean COLD for Florida standards), and we have an FNG.  And to think YHC was about to roll back out and re-engage with the Fartsack.

With new found energy and excitement, the full disclaimer was shared and we ran yet another warm up lap to COP which included:

  • SSH x 20IC
  • Moroccan Night Clubs x20 IC
  • Imperial Walkers x20 IC
  • Mountain Climbers x20 IC
  • LBCs x 20 IC

After a short mosey towards the ice rink, it was time for a starfish workout.  Starting at center ice/rink, we executed an exercise and then hit each face off circle, always returning to the center before our next circle. The following exercises were done:

  • Merkins x10/NUR
  • LBCs x10/Lunge walk
  • Freddy Mercury x10/Bear Crawl

And finally, with just enough time, we did a round of 11s including Dying Cockroaches and Squat Jumps.

With an FNG present, it was a great opportunity to discuss the role of each F in F3 along with the core principles of a F3 workout:

  • Are free of charge
  • Are open to all men
  • Are held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold
  • Are led by volunteer men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion
  • End with a Circle of Trust

The message of the morning, just when you think it’s time to throw in the towel, an opportunity presents itself. To have an FNG appear just after the start time truly re-invigorated YHC and brought the workout to an entirely different level.


Next beatdown is Wednesday, 5:15a at Nolan – Iceman (named for posting on the coldest morning) is a HC.


Praises to Iceman for recognizing an addiction (gaming) at a young age to be able to quit and re-invest himself into his fitness and reading.

Prayers for Chili Peppers co-worker.

Prayers for our country.

And while not spoken, prayers for our Ragnar recovering brothers.