Iron Sharpens Iron

Weather – Not as bad as June, July and August.

It has been a while since YHC has been to this great AO, so the way to fix that is to grab a Q, and today was the day.  Clearly some of the pax were looking forward to the gloom, as Condenser even mentioned that he was dreaming about me.  Thankfully no further explanation was shared on that comment.

Disclaimer was shared and Liverpool was welcomed (Pax from Carpax) and off we went for a mosey around the parking lots including high knees, butt kickers, Toy Soldiers, Nur and Carioca.  A few more laps were planned but the mumble chatter already began about how the rest of the pax is not training for a half marathon like the Q is.  Fine, no more laps..sorta.


  • SSH x30 IC
  • Windmills x10 IC
  • Strawberry Pickers x10 IC
  • Mountain Climbers x10 IC
  • Peter Parkers x10 IC
  • Parker Peters x10 IC
  • Plank Sequences (left arm, right arm and 6-inches)

The Thang

Iron sharpens Iron – so it was time to partner up.

10x Reps – 2 sets.

Partner Derkins:

Partner 1 Planks: Partner 2 Derkins with legs across the back of Partner 1.

Partner Leg Raises:

Partner 1 Leg Lifts while Partner 2 stands at the head of Partner 1 and raises hands for a target for Partner 1 to hit (is that rain?).

Run a lap around the parking lot

Partner Merkins –  Hand slap merkins x10

Run a lap around the circle

Rinse and repeat with Partner 2 doing the Derkins and Leg Lifts.

Round 2

100 Merkins.  Rotate every 20 merkins.  Partner 1 Merkins, Partner 2 Planks

200 Flutter Kicks – Rotate every 25 flutters.  Partner 1 Flutter Kick, Partner 2 Al Gore Squats

300 Squats – Rotate every 30 squats. Partner 1 squats, Partner 2 – Plank

Lap around the circle.

With only 3 minutes remaining, it was time for a quick round of Mary that included:

  • American Hammers (Liverpool)
  • 30-60-90 (Flash Dance)
  • Carolina Dry Docks (Diesel)


  • Register for October 12-14 retreat
  • Register for Care2Tri run
  • Farm Bureau Skeet Shooting – see sniper


  • Josh, leader at Gator Wilderness Camp undergoing Cancer Treatment
  • Safe travels for ShamWow
  • Family member (or friend) of Lonestar who lost baby at 9-mos
  • A mention of someone’s father undergoing heart surgery
  • Liverpool’s mother undergoing knee surgery
  • Safe travels for Liverpool
  • Our law enforcement

If you haven’t started listening to the various F3 Podcasts, it is strongly encouraged that you do. Both the roundtable call and the 43 feet call are filled with great leadership topics and thought starters for all. They all can be found here:

It is always an honor to lead a group of HIM such as this.  I need to make it a habit to visit this AO more often as it is filled with some great men who give all they got in the gloom.  And, so that Condenser has more to dream about!

-Bing out.