Milton, DE

Milton, Delaware

A Little Sled Time

QIC: Semi

Warm-a-Rama
20 seal jacks i/c
15 mountain man pooper i/c
20 seal waves i/c
Side shuffle to light pole and back
Mosey to light pole and nur back
10 hip circles each way oyo

The Thang

Sled push for timer – push to light pole and back
2 rounds
AMRAP
Abyss merkins
Curls
30lb ball toss/slam
35lb kettle bell Turkish getup

Mosey around parking lot

3rd F
Talked about how awesome this group is. Brought some stuff I’m dealing/ struggling with. Conversation continued through the rest of the beatdown

2 more rounds

Finished with a couple rounds of Mary
Pretzel sticks
Gas pumpers
Flutter kicks
Big boys
Crab jacks
Hello dolly
Lbcs
American hammers

Number-Rama
NAME-A-RAMA
COT

5 HIM showed today: Semi, Hump Day, T-Rex, Mad Dog, Snips

Slow the “H” Up

Date; 04/02/2024

AO: CHOP, Milton, DE

QIC: Fireplex

Pax: Bunt, Chattahoochee, Probe, Streudel, Ruxpin, Woodstock & Fireplex

Warm up

SSH – 20 IC

Imperial Walkers – 20 IC  

Moroccan Night Clubs – 51 IC

Bolt 45’s – 15 squats to halfway down.   15 squats halfway to full down.  15 full squats

Windmills – 15 IC

Cherry Pickers – 15 IC

The Thang

We completed a Modified Burp Back Mountain at “Oh Hill No”….Pax completed 50 Burpees each.  10 Burpees, then NUR up the hill to the first light pole and run down.  10 More Burpees, then NUR up the hill and run back down.  Each Pax completed 5 rounds for 50 Burpees.  We took a break for the 3rd F message that referenced slowing down.  We completed 5 more burpees and a final NUR up the hill and a run down before moving on to the next pain station.  At the Bank parking lot, we completed a 10:40 Captain Therkin set which is 1 big boy to 4 American hammers then 5 merkins.  2 big boys to 8 American hammers then 5 merkins.  3 big boys  to 12 American hammers then 5 merkins. We completed the set up to 10 big boys, 40 American hammers and 5 merkins.

Count-O-Rama, Name-O-Rama, and the Circle of Trust.  Please keep all our HIM in your thoughts and prayers.

F3 Message 04/02/24

SLOWING DOWN SO YOU CAN HEAR – #7864

Thursday, March 2, 2017

I hear a lot of wives complain about communication being a problem in their marriage. It sure was for my wife and me on a trip we took one summer. We had a lot of miles to cover in our van in one day – one very hot day. The day the air conditioner decided not to work, which meant we had to travel with all the windows down or have a sauna on wheels for the next 12 hours. I had a lot of work to do on this trip, and my wife enjoyed driving, so she was in front where it’s really good for the driver to be, and I was in the back of the van with my computer. Now, about communication? No way. No matter how important the information was, we couldn’t possibly yell loud enough to overcome the wind. All you could see was lips moving; it was like a silent movie. So, we had to save up anything we wanted to say for toll booths, traffic jams, and any place where we had to slow down. Those were the only times we could hear anything!

I’m Ron Hutchcraft and I want to have A Word With You today about “Slowing Down So You Can Hear.”

Our word for today from the Word of God, we’re in 1 Kings 19:11-13. God’s prophet Elijah has been on a fast track of activity and now he’s hit this time of deep emotional turbulence. He really needs to hear from the Lord. He does, but not in the form he might have expected.

Here’s what the Bible says, “The Lord said, ‘Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.’ Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.” That day, in a quiet whisper from heaven, God’s servant received just the word he needed from God.

God often whispers. And you’ve got to be quiet to hear what He has for your heart. We like the dramatic spiritual experiences – the winds and the quakes and the fire. And sometimes God does speak to us through the high-octane spiritual moments. But often what our heart most needs to hear comes in His gentle whisper. And like that day of the roaring wind in our van, you can only hear what He’s trying to say when you slow down.

Which you may not have done much lately. Which may explain why your soul is getting so dry and brittle and why there’s confusion instead of direction, why there’s weakness instead of power, more frustration than peace. You’ve been traveling too fast to hear the whisper of God.

God’s message to you is, “Be still and know that I am God” (Ps.46:10). You’ve just got to find some time when you and the Lord can have some quality time. You’ve got to get back your daily quiet time with Him. You’ve got to get those Sabbaths that you’ve been losing or neglecting.

And it may be that God has brought some of the difficulty of recent days into your life for the express purpose of slowing you down so you can hear Him. God uses a lot of instruments as brakes on our overheated lives like an illness, an injury, the loss of your job, a financial crisis, a crisis in your family. When we won’t put on the brakes, the Father who loves us will. If He has you in a slow down zone right now, don’t fight it. Don’t just endure it. Open up your heart to your Lord to hear what you might never have been able to hear at 70 MPH.

In our high speed lives, the times to slow down become very important. They might be the only times you can really hear what God and others who love you have to say.

Respectfully Submitted,

Fireplex

HOB Disc Golf

QIC: Semi

Warm-a-Rama
20 Seal jack i/c
14 seal waves i/c
14 mountain man pooper i/c
14 Michael Phelps i/c
10 hip circles each way oyo
30 Moroccan night club i/c

The Thang

Patriot run to HOB

Frisbee golf
Add 10 to the strokes of each hole
Diamond merkins
Wide Merkins
Pretzel sticks
Burpees
Gas pumpers
Merkins

3rd F
https://www.facebook.com/share/r/Eg7KagTg9ZNRNWTk/?mibextid=5uw8Mq

https://www.facebook.com/share/r/B9muoCrUVZ2m9tcs/?mibextid=5uw8Mq

Mosey back to AO

Number-Rama
NAME-A-RAMA
COT

9 HIM showed today: Semi, Probe, Yukon, TRex, Streudal, Fireplex, Chattahoochee, Bunt, Deez

Semi’s Playground 2.0

QIC: Semi

Warm-a-Rama

15 seal jacks i/c
15 seal waves i/c
15 Imperial walkers i/c

11 monkey humpers for someone RIH
10 hip circles each way oyo
15 Micheal Phelps i/c
15 mountain man pooper i/c
30 Moroccan night club i/c

The Thang

Frisbee golf to playground
Merkins per stroke plus 10
4 holes played, 3-5 strokes per hole
50-70 merkins total

15 swerkins
15 hanging knee raises
30 urkins
30 gas pumpers
30 derkins

3rd F
https://www.facebook.com/share/r/ogmb5eoeK19SPtpT/?mibextid=5uw8Mq

15 swerkins
15 hanging  knee raises
30 urkins
15 pretzel sticks per side
30 derkins
150 merkins total

Mosey back to AO

Roughly 200 merkins total

Number-Rama
NAME-A-RAMA
COT

4 HIM showed today: Semi, Hump Day, Looney Toons, Yukon

Merkins Make Me Mad

Date: 03/05/2024

AO: CHOP, Milton, DE

QIC: Fireplex

Pax: Bunt, Wood, Pooh, Deez, Semi, Woodstock, Ruxpin, Chattahoochee, Probe, Fireplex

Warm up

Merkins – 20 OYO

SSH – 20 IC

Cherry Pickers – 15 IC

 Bolt 45’s IC (4 Count) – 15 squats to halfway down.  15 squats halfway to full down.  15 full squats.

Windmills – 15 IC

Imperial Walkers – 15 IC

The Thang

Super 21 Routine – 21 Merkin & 21 Big Boys, 20 Merkins & 20 Big Boys, 19 Merkins & 19 Big Boy’s, repeat until completing 1 of both.  Equals 231 of each exercise. 

Spartan Run Routine – Run/sprint 100 yards (modified to 50 yards) and drop and do 15 merkins.  Plank until all PAX are complete.  Wosey back to the start.  Run/sprint 100 yards (modified to 50 yards) and drop and do 15 merkins.  10 reps for 150 merkins for the exercise (Totals 150 if 10 reps of 15 are complete).

A total of 401 merkins for the beat down includes the 20 completed on the warm-up.

F3 Message 03/05/24

THE ANGER MONSTER – #9437

March 14, 2023

As an airline passenger, those video images from the Los Angeles airport that day were just plain disturbing: a human stampede, terrified passengers, fleeing from a gunman on the loose in the terminal.

I’m Ron Hutchcraft and I want to have A Word With You today about “The Anger Monster.”

These explosions of violence have happened in a theater, a mall, a school, an office, a church. The bullets may start flying any place, leaving behind lost and shattered lives. And you can be pretty sure the person pulling the trigger is an angry man. Whose anger – often hidden from those who know him, one day erupts like a volcano, destroying whatever is in its path.

My sense is that there are a lot of angry people around us these days, seething inside, sinking into a darker and more dangerous place each day. You see it surface as road rage, angry parents at their kids’ games, frustrated shoppers, bullies at school and on the Internet creating anger in their victims.

Usually, behind anger is pain. Angry people feel wounded, wronged, unheard, victimized, and taking it out on whoever inadvertently pushes their buttons. Many times there are, in fact, things in their past that have left them broken inside, but never with an excuse to wound or do violence to someone else because of it.

I suppose, at one time or another, each of us is the angry person. Not on a rampage to end lives, but angry enough to inflict some serious damage on people around us. Most often the people we love the most.

Mount St. Helens in Washington used to be considerably higher until she literally blew her top in an eruption one day. The eruption didn’t last long. The damage? That’s there forever. Underlying a lot of our explosive moments is this full glass thing. If I pour water into a half-empty glass, it will take quite a bit to make it spill, right? But if I’m going through life with a glass that’s already full, it only takes a drop to make it spill. And there are plenty of “drops” in a day’s time; aggravations, conflict, and difficulties.

And with the spill comes the lashing out. Usually the violence is the verbal kind. The world’s best-selling book, the Bible, describes it as “reckless words (that) pierce like a sword.” See, long after the wounder has forgotten, the wounded carries the scars of that anger.

Part of the problem is that some of us were raised to stuff our emotions. We don’t deal with them. That’s what fills up the glass. The time bomb’s going to keep ticking until we make room in that glass, which means taking a bold healing step; facing that pain that we’ve stuffed in our closet. It’s the match that keeps lighting the fuse of the anger and leaving a trail of burn victims in our wake.

It may mean walking through the pain with a counselor. Or digging deep into spiritual resources for the most liberating step a wounded person can take – forgiving. Even seeking forgiveness from those who’ve been the victim of my anger.

Maybe the kids are right. There actually is a monster in the closet, a wounded monster, who needs to be dragged out into the light so the healing can begin. Ironically, it is often the “monsters” that we can’t control that drive us to a greater power; someone who has repeatedly proven He can subdue the dark forces that control us. The dark side is what drives me to Jesus Christ.

When He was on earth, He encountered a man in the grip of forces so dark no one could control him. And it says, “He tore the chains apart… No one was strong enough to subdue him.” No one except Jesus. He expelled the “evil spirit.” And the man ended up “sitting at Jesus’ feet… in his right mind” (Luke 8). Jesus is still doing miracles like that, fixing what’s broken inside us, transforming the evil inside us. That victory over our darkness cost Him his life at the cross.

Our word for today from the Word of God, Revelation 1:5 says, “He loves us and has freed us from our sins by His blood.” Today He wants to bring peace into the angry storm in your life if you’ll open the door of your heart to Him. How to do that? Go to our website. You’ll find it there – ANewStory.com – and let Him begin the transforming relationship that tames the monster inside.

Respectfully Submitted,

Fireplex

2/21/24 Coupons and Wheelbarrows

QIC: Semi

Warm-a-Rama

21 Ssh i/c
12 Seal wave i/c
21 Cherry picker i/c
Capri lap around upper parking lot
Side shuffle out, nur across, side shuffle in, and mosey across
21 Windmill i/c
12 Plank Jack i/c
21 Seal Jack i/c
2nd capri lap around upper parking lot
Side shuffle out, nur across, side shuffle in, and mosey across

THE THANG

Each HIM grabs a coupon and line up at end of alley

With only 3 HIM we teamed up and 2 HIM held the legs of the HIM doing the wheelbarrow

wheelbarrow to gym door, wosey to start
12 burpees
Wheelbarrow to gym door
12 burpees, wosey to start
Coupon barrow to gym door, wosey to start
21 Abyss merkins

3rd F
https://www.facebook.com/share/r/CpxcuNaPiQWLjx61/?mibextid=xfxF2i

United and freedom course

Number Rama
Name Rama
Cot

3 HIM showed today: Semi, Hump Day, Deez

Dumb Spelled B.O.M.B.S.

Date: 02/06/2024

AO: CHOP, Milton, DE

QIC: Fireplex

PAX: Ruxpin, Wood, Bunt, Chattahoochee, Probe, Deez, Semi, Streudel, Fireplex, Looney Tunes

Warm up

SSH – 20 IC

Bolt 45’s – 15 squats to halfway down.   15 squats halfway to full down.  15 full squats

Cherry Pickers – 15 IC

Imperial Walkers – 20 IC

Windmills – 15 IC

Mosey approx. .25 miles around the Mill Street block back to CHOP

The Thang 

B.O.M.B.S. – 50 Burpees,  100 Overhead Claps completed as a single count SSH with an Overhead Clap, 150 Merkins, 200 Big Boy Sit-ups, 250 Squats.  PAX partnered up and worked on exercises while partner Nur’d up the Chestnut Street hill to Mill Street and ran back down.  Each PAX should try to complete their half of the listed exercises.

F3 Message  

Count-O-Rama, Name-O-Rama, and the Circle of Trust.  Prayers were offered for multiple needs within the attending PAX, but please keep all our HIM in your thoughts and prayers.   

BUFFALO RIDING – #4578

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

I love to drive through Custer State Park in South Dakota because if you’re lucky you get to see a lot of buffalo. Now, seeing them is one thing – riding them is another. We were recently in South Dakota. One important part of our ministry, of course, is reaching what one researcher called the most devastated young people in America, and we were there for an outreach among Native American young people. Reservation young people are in just great need of the Lord. We were with our Lakota Sioux Christian brother and we saw some buffalo, and we joked a little bit about hunting them, and so on. Then he said, “You know, I know someone who rides buffalo in parades and on holidays.” I said, “Wait a minute. Did you say rides a buffalo?” I can’t imagine boarding one of these wonderful wild animals. Well, somebody asked this buffalo rider, “What’s it take?” He said, “Patience.” Then he said, “If you neglect him one or two days, he won’t be tamed anymore.”

I’m Ron Hutchcraft and I want to have A Word With You today about “Buffalo Riding.”

Our word for today comes from Romans 7:19. It talks about the buffalo inside you and me – a wild beast that does not want to be tamed. Verse 19: “For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do – this I keep on doing. Now, if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.” Verse 24, “What a wretched man I am!” Paul says. “Who will rescue me from this body of death?” It’s pretty hopeless up to this point. And then here’s the good news. “Thanks be to God – through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

There’s an animal inside me that wants to go against God. The hymn writer says, “Prone to wander, Lord I feel it … prone to leave the God I love.” We know what God wants. We want it too, but we keep choosing to let that part of us that gets out of control run us. We can’t tame it, but we’re not without hope. There’s a Savior, not only from the penalty of sin, but from the power of sin. Romans 6 says, “sin will no longer be your master.” When we surrender that wild part of us to Jesus, He begins to tame what has always ruled us. But you can’t tame it once and for all. It takes patience, like the buffalo rider said.

Luke 9:23, “Take up your cross daily, and follow me.” If you neglect that buffalo, that animal inside of you one or two days, well, he won’t be tamed anymore. That sin has beaten you. And it has to be beaten now on a 24-hour basis. Twenty-four-hour little victories. Some of us have made the mistake of thinking that one great spiritual experience would tame the buffalo once and for all. But it keeps getting away from us again. It keeps riding over us. We miss the daily part.

If you conquer sin one day at a time, and if Jesus is the only one that can conquer it, then it stands to reason you have to be with Jesus each new day. You notice something that happens consistently when you miss a day or two of your time with Jesus. The dark side of you starts to surface again. I see it happen to me. I see traits that I was seeing less of, and suddenly I start seeing more of it again and so does everyone else close to me. It’s as if that daily surrender time with Jesus is the only dam that holds back the parts of me I hate. You miss being with the Savior from sin, and the sin starts to leak back in. You need a consistent get-together with the Lord Jesus where you again make Him Lord of your stubborn sins.

That’s largely the margin between victory and defeat because we’ve all got a buffalo to tame. Let him go unattended for a couple of days, and that sin will stampede right over you again. But you can ride the buffalo that has ridden you by daily turning over the reins to the one who died to tame the animal in you – the Savior, Jesus Christ.

Respectfully Submitted,

Fireplex

F3 Workout 1.30.24(The Boro)

WarmUp

20 Side Straddle Hops

10 Hip Circles each direction

10 Cherry Pickers

10 Wind Mills

Arm Circle 10 each direction

Mosey to the School Parking Lot in the rear

Jack Webbs – A merkin with 4 Overhead Claps(1:4, 2:8, 3:12, 4:16, 5:20, 6:24, 7:28, 8:32, 9:36, 10:40)

Wall Sits while each HIM does 20-25 Curls for the Girls

Balls to the Wall – 60 Second Hold if you drop, Plank for the 6

Mike Tysons – 11s On the wall 10, mosey to fence for 1 Big Boy, always keep 11

That Darn Train – 10 Burpees

3rd F

Try surrounding yourself with the right people and support groups.  If you start to surround yourself with the right people, you will find yourself making better decisions, choices, and heading down the path of better outcomes.   For me, I want to spend more quality time with my family.   So that means, I am taking a break from InstaGram.  That social media outlet took too much of my time away and I would find myself stepping away from them to check out what was going on.   Why?  I am going to be more present and enjoy those moments while they are still in my house, because in a blink of an eye, they will be in college and moving out starting a life of their own.  So the next time you think that you need to check that Icon on your phone, think again.  If you think you aren’t feeling like showing up to F3, I challenge yourself to find a fellow HIM that can be a HIM who can hold you accountable for showing up. 

Another 10 Burpees for dropped American Flag

Mosey to Parking Lot

Bolt 45

Toy Soldier Set

Name-o-Rama – Sweet N Low, Ace, Mr. Mom, Deep Lure, Quattro, Roscoe, Mad Dog, and T-Rex on Q

Prayer Requests – Doodle, and the soldiers who lost their lives on duty, and those HIM who hit the fartsack.

First Town Shoulder Burn

QIC: Semi

Warm-a-Rama

20 seal jacks i/c
20 Windmill i/c
20 seal waves i/c
10 hip circles each direction oyo
20 plank jacks i/c
20 mountain climbers i/c
20 mountain man pooper i/c

The Thang

Each HIM grabs a 2 coupons

Start at 10 and work our way down

Blockeys
Bent over Rows ( both sides)
Curls
Chicken peckers ( b2w shoulder tap, double count)
Abyss merkins

Transition between sets;
Karaoke
Murder bunnies
Nur
Farmer carry out, Murder bear back

3rd F
Sentinels of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

The Sentinels of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier stand watch 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in any weather. Sentinels, who volunteer for this post, are considered the elite of the elite 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), headquartered at nearby Fort Myer, Virginia.

After members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment become ceremonially qualified, they are eligible to volunteer for duty as Sentinels at the Tomb. If accepted, they are assigned to Company E of The Old Guard. Each soldier must be in superb physical condition, possess an unblemished military record and be between 5 feet, 10 inches and 6 feet, 4 inches tall for men or 5 feet, 8 inches and 6 feet, 2 inches tall for women, with a proportionate weight and build.

Would-be Tomb Guards must first undergo an interview and a two-week trial. During the trial phase, they memorize seven pages of Arlington National Cemetery history. This information must be recited verbatim in order to earn a “walk.” 

If a soldier passes the first training phase, “new soldier” training begins. New Sentinels learn the history of Arlington National Cemetery and the grave locations of nearly 300 veterans.They learn the guard-change ceremony, the manual of arms, and methods for keeping their uniforms and weapons in immaculate condition.

The Sentinels must pass multiple tests to earn the privilege of wearing the silver Tomb Guard Identification Badge. First, they are tested on their manual of arms knowledge, uniform preparation and walks. Then, they take the badge test, consisting of 100 randomly selected questions from the 300 items memorized during training. The would-be badge holder must get more than 95 percent correct.

The Tomb Guard Identification Badge is a temporary award until the badge-holding Sentinel has honorably served at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier for nine months. At that time, the award can become a permanent badge, which may be worn for the rest of a military career. The silver badge is an upside-down, laurel-leaf wreath surrounding a depiction of the Tomb’s front face, the words “Honor Guard,” and figures representing Peace, Victory and Valor. Over 600 Tomb Guards have earned the badge since the late 1950s. 

The Tomb Guards work on a three-relief rotation; each relief has one commander and about six Sentinels. The three reliefs are organized by height, so that those in each guard change ceremony look similar in appearance. The Sentinels wear the Army dress blue uniform, reminiscent of the color and style worn by soldiers during the late 1800s. 

Burpees, Deconstructed, Reconstructed and More Burpees

Welcome to the first beatdown at Aegis of 2024! 13 HIM beat the fartsack for a burpee breakdown. Lunchable, Biddie, @quattro, Sink-o, Pick, @looney-tunes, @whirlybird, Mr Mom, @semi, Spaceman, @trex, @ruxpin, @chattahoochee, and @yukon were those in attendance.

Burpees in all forms

Warm-O-Rama – 24 SSH, 12 Windmills, 15 Dancing Bears, 15 Cherry Pickers, Mosey to Georgetown Middle School (not the shortest possible route)

  • 24 Burpees – Jail Break to the next sidewalk
  • 24 Squats – Karaoke to the next sidewalk
  • 24 Merkins – Karaoke to the next sidewalk
  • 24 Thrusts – Nur to the last sidewalk
  • 24 Jump Squats
  • 3rd F
  • 24 Jump Squats – Nur to the next sidewalk
  • 24 Thrusts – Karaoke to the next sidewalk
  • 24 Merkins – Karaoke to the next sidewalk
  • 24 Squats – Jail Break to the last sidewalk
  • 24 Burpees
  • Wosey across the parking lot
  • Mosey back to circle (not the shortest route)
  • 4 more burpees to make it an even hundred for the morning
  • Round of Mary

1/6/2024 Aegis (youtube.com)

3rd F

Thursday I was listening to a podcast called 3 of 7. It was the first time I had listened to this podcast that had been suggested to me by the gentleman I’m running my 100 miler with as well as my cousin. I looked through the titles and saw one that had “running a 100 miler” in it and chose it. At one point they were telling the story of two of them running a 100 miler together. At mile 60 the one of them that has run many 100 milers realized that even if they kept the pace they were running there was no way they would finish the race in the allotted time. After confirming his suspicions with their crew he started a conversation with his running buddy. There was a choice to be made. Do they keep running the pace they were going and get wherever they get or do they pick up the pace, work really hard and try to finish the race the way they wanted to. They decided to work hard and finish the race. They did finish but it took a lot more work to do so than it would have if they had set out with a purpose from the onset. Then they made this analogy. How often do we see people live their lives and get to the 60th mile (their 40’s) to realize that they coasted through the early miles and are now in jeopardy of not finishing their race (life) the way they wanted to? Now they have to bust their butts to try to accomplish the things they had planned when they were younger. How much easier would their race have been if they had put in more effort early on instead of coasting through life. The big takeaway is that everything we do today affects how or if we finish our race. The choices we make/made in our late teens, twenties, thirties (and for some of us forties) affects where and how we finish. It doesn’t matter if we are talking about fitness, career, faith or anything else the things we do today affect our finish.

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