Christmas Explorers

Silent morning warm up….

10 hip circles each way (Delaware tornado)

20 fairy jacks 

20 cherry pickers 

20 windmill

Mosey around the blocks looking for the following Christmas decorations and preform the corresponding exercises…..

Example house has a 2 wreaths and lights

You will preform 

     25 merkins 

     25 squats

Wreath- 25 merkins 

Lights- 25 squats 

Reindeer- 25 calf raises 

Santa clause- 25 LBB

Christmas tree- 25 American hammers 

All of the above add- 10 burpees  

If we are unable to locate sufficient yards we will modify and use the towns decorations and work through in a rotating manner….

Third F….

11/28/1981 Bear Bryant becomes the winningest college football coach of all time #315 in the iron bowl……

10 Best Quotes From Bear Bryant

  1. “When you make a mistake, there are only three things you should ever do about it: 1. Admit it. 2. Learn from it, and 3. Don’t repeat it.”
  2. “The first time you quit, it’s hard. The second time, it gets easier. The third time, you don’t even have to think about it.”
  3. “It’s not the will to win that matters—everybody has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.”
  4. “I know what it takes to win. If I can sell them on what it takes to win, then we are not going to lose too many football games.”
  5. “My attitude has always been…if it’s worth playing, it’s worth paying the price to win.”
  6. “If a man is a quitter, I’d rather find out in practice than in a game. I ask for all a player has so I’ll know later what I can expect.”
  7. “Football changes and so do people. The successful coach is the one who sets the trend, not the one who follows it.”
  8. “Set goals-high goals for you and your organization. When your organization has a goal to shoot for, you create teamwork, people working for a common good.”
  9. “It’s awfully important to win with humility. It’s also important to lose. I hate to lose worse than anyone, but if you never lose you won’t know how to act. If you lose with humility, then you can come back.”
  10. “You boys were eight and ten years old last time Alabama was on top. That was before any of you were paying much attention to it. What are you doing here? Tell me why you are here. If you are not here to win a national championship, you’re in the wrong place. You boys are special. I don’t want my players to be like other students. I want special people. You can learn a lot on the football field that isn’t taught in the home, the church, or the classroom. There are going to be days when you think you’ve got no more to give and then you’re going to give plenty more. You are going to have pride and class. You are going to be very special. You are going to win the national championship for Alabama.”

Inspirational Quotes From Bryant

  • “Winning isn’t everything, but it beats anything that comes in second.”
  • “If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride -and never quit- you’ll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards.”
  • “In life, you’ll have your back up against the wall many times. You might as well get used to it”
  • “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.”

Continue on….until returning to the BORO to finish in a circle of silent trust…..


Mumford family, Quatros wife as she is just returning home, and for those who see things that people shouldn’t….


Memorial Day is Memorial Day, Labor Day is Labor Day, DU gun bash is in March again….

The Traffic Counter

Warm up

10 hip circles each way (Delaware tornado)

20 fairy jacks 

20 cherry pickers 

20 windmill

Mosey to grass lot by DQ 

Sedans-1 burpee 

Truck- 2 burpee 

Tractor trailer- 3 burpee

3rd F


When googling counting this was a result I located….

Benefits of Counting Activities for Children….since we are working for the kids this month

  • Developing their cognitive skills

Today as you go throughout your day you will think more level headed and be sharper, because you counted cars this morning….it’s a subliminal benefit to our workout 

  • Improves logical thinking and reasoning skills.

         Today as you go throughout your day you will think more level headed and be sharper, because you counted cars this morning….it’s a subliminal benefit to our workout 

  • Builds confidence 

          You should now have confidence that you are able to multitask, and continuously think while under physical stress

  • Improves fine motor skills (building those fingers and hand muscles)

          Everyone who has participated this month has certainly increased there finger tip strength and their hand muscle, and or toughness, as they push theirselves back up continuously 

  • Enhances their sense of numbers and quantity.

             You’ve counted by in multiple ways today certainly enhancing your ability to do so and we all have figured out quantities we wish he hadn’t 

If we could spend time counting our blessings, one by one, rather than obsessing on our obstacles, we would realize how blessed we are, truly.

Mosey Back

100 Burpees in total

An average of 10 burpees per light cycle


`Labor Day is coming



Double Rung Ladders

Warm up

10 hip circles each way (Delaware tornado)

20 fairy jacks

20 cherry pickers

20 windmill

Chairman lap

The thang

15-1 ladder

Squats, big boys, merkins

3 Point Lateral runs to other side of parking lot

Second Rung

Lateral runs back

Begin the next round

Third F

Circumstances do not change responsibility….

Sometimes we find ourselves with our backs against the wall, and sometimes instead of tending to all things we are responsible we pawn task off because we are in a circumstance. This month has been that month for me. Since the 30th I’ve had 1 day off which turned into a half a day, not complaining, I have just found myself transferring my responsibilities to others, when ultimately it’s my problem. I’ve even been snitched on my my wife because she has to cut the grass once…..

The one responsibility I have tried to remained focused on is my family, because I view the next generation as our biggest responsibility. We are responsible for raising our kids right and making them role models for their peers, so that they can effectively change the world.

The point in saying this is, if and when we are going to transfer our responsibilities, which we shouldn’t they are ours, at least prioritize them and focus on what’s important now(WIN) and know you can find a way to get it all done because what consumes our thought controls the outcome.

PAX Completed all rounds.


5/27- 2.0 beatdown on the circle
5/27- Henlopen Spring Fest- Hudson Fields benefits Shriners Hospital
5/29- Somethings happening at the state park at 0600….

Prayers for Quatro’s father in law as he navigates his medical proceedings.

What the Hill Pooh

Date: 03/23/2023

AO: CHOP, Milton, DE

QIC: Pooh VQ


SSH – 20 IC

Moroccan Night Clubs – 30 IC

Cherry Pickers – 20 IC

Imperial Walkers – 20 IC

Bolt 45’s

The Thang

Moseyed to “Oh Hill No” where Pax completed a bear crawl up the hill and a crawl bear down. Then each Pax completed 10 burpees, 20 merkins, and 30 squats. Plank for the six. Pax Nur’d up the hill and ran down and completed 10 burpees, 20 merkins, and 30 squats. Plank for the six. Pax Nur’d up the hill and ran down and completed 25 LBC’s, 25 flutter kicks, and 25 squats. Plank for the six. A break was taken for the 3rd F Message. Then each Pax completed a bear crawl up the hill and a crawl bear back down and completed 5 of the 6 previously identified exercises at their discretion. Plank for the six. Pax mosey’d back to the AO for a round of Mary to finish the beatdown.

The beatdown ended with a COT with a name-o-rama, announcements, and a prayer.

F3 message 03/23/2023

God created humans in His image. We have the distinction of being designed on the model of our creator and Lord. As such, we are treasured by Him. We should take note that those around us are also made in the image of God. That person in line at the grocery store, that face on social media, that server at dinner — all are made in God’s image, and God cherishes them all. They are all human beings and creations of God. Knowing that we are all made in the image of God should prompt us to see value in others. God calls us to love one another. Seeing value in everyone is not the same as agreeing or being best friends with everyone. Instead, it means showing all people the love of Christ through what we do and how we treat them. Each person brings value to the world and to God’s kingdom. We all have purpose, and we should treat all people mindfully and with great respect because God has deemed them of value.

Respectfully, POOH

“Farewell Library Tour”

Warm up 

We are just a group of men who lead others, there are no professionals here, you have to pay for them, this is free. If your sue happy spill your Dunkin coffee but don’t confuse them with me cause I and we don’t have anything and your being told you can’t sue any of us. If you can’t do something we are doing tailor it for yourself, but do something and get stronger 

23 cherry pickers

23 fairy jacks

23 Moroccan night club

The thang 

Snowflake plank 1 minute 

23 mountain climbers 

Snowman shuffle to the stairs, up the stairs, and down the stairs, and back around

 23 merkins

23 LBB

Stairs Tour

23 squats 

23 American hammers 

Stairs Tour

Bear crawl  (side lot) light poles and back

23 big boys 

23 calf raises

3rd F 

Proverbs 27:17 “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another”

We all come here daily, weekly, monthly or once upon a time, Specially this location has been once a week, as the iron has sharpened a mighty strong blade here it has allowed us to slice open the seems. This piece of iron has upheld the mission of F3, plant, serve, and grow. When this location was planted it only served a small group which has now grown and out grown our iron. 

As it says in Proverbs 20:4, “Sluggards do not plow in season; so at harvest time they look but find nothing” 

Clearly this group of HIM is not sluggards as harvest time has come here and there’s plentiful crop to carry into the next chapter…

Thank you to those who came, gritted it out, and have grown a bountiful crop of HIM

23 Freddy mercury 

23 reverse crunches 

Stairs Tour

23 dips 

23 merkins 

Stairs Tour

Ruxpin Homage Addition

Chappie Homage Addition

Sherlock Book reading Addition (Wall Sit 1:23 Seconds)

HIM performed 23 reps, as a remembrance of the year we left the library for our new site.


We are growing, check groupme for updates, but not TRex’s post

Prayers- Rosco’s Friend as he recovers from a medical issue.

10 HIM posted on the snowy library finale.

Jugs, Jugs, and more Jugs…

Date: 8/31/2022

QIC: MacDaddy

18 Outstanding HIM including one FNG beat the fartsack and showed up for a GritMil beat down. We had such a good turnout we had to overcome and adapt to our situation in order to have enough coupons for everyone. Big thanks to Chief Quattro for lending out various weighted objects to fulfill the order.

Side-Straddle-Hops X 20
Bolt 45s
Merkins X 20
Cherry Pickers x 20

The Thang
Mosey to Basketball “Field”

Round 1.
With 1 gallon jugs
50 Bicep Curls
Sprint to opposite end of B-Ball court, 5 Burpees
NUR back to start and 50 Bicep Curls
Everyone does Squats until 6 is in.

Round 2.
With 1 Gal Jugs
50 Overhead Shoulder Presses
Walking lung to opposite end of B-ball court, 5 Burpees
NUR Back to start and 50 Overhead Shoulder Presses.
Everyone does Squats until 6 is in.

Round 3.
With 1 gal jugs, lay flat on back for 50 tri-cep extensions (Skull Crushers) with 1 gal jugs
Scissor run to other side of B-ball court, 5 Burpees.
Scissor run back to Start, 50 Tri-Cep extensions with 1 gal jugs.
Everyone does Squats until 6 is in.

Round 4.
With 1 Gal jugs 50 Juggerbell Swings with squat.
Tightrope Walk with arm out to other side of B-Ball Court, 5 Burpees
NUR back to start for 50 Juggerbell Swings
Everyone does Squats until 6 is in.

3rd F
Being a Man who Leads

In the Bible Paul explains in 1 Corinthians 11, where he says, “The man is the head of the woman…For man does not originate from woman, but woman from man, for indeed man was not created for the woman’s sake, but woman for the man’s sake. This is Paul upholding the concept of a man’s leadership in the family by appealing to the order of creation, and the fact that man was created first, then the woman as a helper to man. Later on in Ephesians Paul addresses a married man’s role as head of his own home. Paul establishes that God’s design is that the husband is “the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church”. Then the bible gives specific instructions on how husbands are to fulfill their leadership role, beginning with the important command: “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loves the church”.

Let’s think about the for a second. How much does Jesus love His church. This love would be described as a sacrificial, purifying, caring, unbreakable, Christ-like love. Christ’s love for the church is a model for husbands to follow, and is a living illustration of the redemptive love of Christ. One of the greatest act of love anyone could do for another is to sacrifice their own life for them. (Acts 20:28 – Christ purchased the church with His own Blood).

Now the question to ask is, if we are to love our wives with that same kind of love, how to we compare? Well, the answer is we all fall short, and we do not even come close. But that’s okay, because Christ has set the standard, so we now know where to aim.

Some more questions we could ask ourselves is:

How are we sacrificial in our own home?

Are we so self-focused that we are not aware of the needs in our home?

Are we willing to sacrifice our time to listen to & comfort our wives and provide emotional and physical security?

Who is the spiritual leader in the home?

If you are a Christian man, then you will recognize that success in your home is far more important than success in your career.

So when we leave here today, let’s note where it all begins, with the command, “Husbands, love your wives”.

C.H. Spurgeon said,

“A husband loves his wife with a constant love, and so does Christ his church. He will not cast her away tomorrow having loved her today. He does not vary in his affection. He may change in his display of affection, but the affection itself is still the same. A husband loves his wife with an enduring love; it will never die out. He says, “Tell death us do part will I cherish thee”, but Christ will not let death part his love to his people. Nothing shall separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

So gents, with that said, we now know God’s standard when it comes to being a Godly husband, a leader in our home, and a father to our children. Let’s use that in our life to better serve our family.

Visting Focker Falls in Milford, DE

DATE: 24 AUGUST 2022

QIC: Focker

YHC had a better planned Q this morning than last month! I was really looking forward to this beatdown so that we could get more burpees and school supplies collected. I am grateful for the 11 other HIMs who showed up this morning to include 2 FNGs and 3 unicorns.


  • Side Straddle Hop – 20 IC
  • Imperial Walker – 20 IC
  • Turn and Bounce – 20 IC
  • Hairy Rockettes – 20 IC
  • Cherry Picker – 20 IC
  • Moroccan Nightclub – 30 IC
  • Burpees – 10 OYO

Following the warm-o-rama we mosied to the parking lot at Arena’s. On the way the HIMs in attendance were able to witness the glorious Focker Falls where YHC took a misstep in a pothole and had to tuck and roll…I knew this wasn’t a running group!


Using the four corners of the parking lot, the beatdown would be conducting an exercise at each corner and mosey/sprint between corners. YHC would announce a new set of exercises for each round. Early finishers of the round would plank waiting for the 6. YHC conducted the 3rd F after round 2.


  • Burpees – 10
  • Big Boys – 20
  • Lunges – 20 (10 each leg)
  • Merkings – 10


  • Squats – 20
  • Burpees – 10
  • LBCs – 40
  • Wide Arm Merkins – 10


  • American Hammers – 40 (20 each side single count)
  • Flutter Kicks – 40 (20 each leg single count)
  • Burpees – 10
  • Tie Fighters – 20 (10 Forward Baby Arm Circles right leg lunge, 10 Backward BACs left leg lunge)


  • Diamond Merkins – 10
  • Freddy Mercury – 40 (20 each leg single count)
  • Alternating Side Squats – 20 (10 each side)
  • Burpees – 10


“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats. A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind. There is no play in them, for this comes after work. But it is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things..”

-Henry David Thoreau

Joe Rogan: “That’s Thoreau’s quote – that ‘most men live lives of quiet desperation’ – that’s one of my favorite quotes ever, because it’s true – and I’ve been that guy. You’re just in this world where you just can’t wait to run away.”

Annie Jacobsen: “And how do people get stuck there – how do you think they get stuck there?”

JR: “Bills and commitment. You have an apartment to pay for, you have a car you leased, you have a wife that you have to feed, you have a child you have to raise. You have your mortgage. You have your this, you have your that…and that’s where it all comes from.”

AJ: “Where do you think opportunity plays into that?”

JR: “Well, the opportunity takes place, usually when you’re young and you have no responsibility. That’s when you have your options. Your options are severely limited the more you gather responsibilities. Like, if I as a 51 year old, father of 3, married man, pays taxes, has a house and  mortgage and a business and all that jazz, if I had to quit everything now and struggle the way I struggled as a standup comedian – it would never work.” 

“The only way I could be this person now is if I took that chance when I was 21, when I was dead broke and had my cars repossessed and all that stuff. That’s the only way that you ever get where you want to go. You have to take a path that’s dangerous and most people want to take the safe path. And the safe path leaves you stuck in ‘quiet desperation’ almost every time. It’s hell. It’s hell. You’re selling insurance or some other shit that you care zero about.”

AJ: “But can people just make that change?”

JR: “Yes, yes you can, but you have to plan it out. The way to make that change is you have to put aside enough money to give yourself a window. And then you have to have a plan, and you have to spend all your waking hours outside of whatever shit job you do planning your escape, and you have to come to the realization very clearly, that you fucked up – you got yourself stuck, so whatever you’re doing you have to do it like your life depends on it.  Whether it is…if you’re going to try and be an author and you’re working 8 hours a day, plus commuting, plus family responsibilities plus whatever else you have, whatever time that you have, you have to attack like you’re trying to save the world, like you’re trying to save your life, you don’t want to drown. That one and a half hours a day that you have to write – god damn – you better be caffeinated and motivated. You gotta go. You gotta get after it. You gotta have discipline – that’s what most people don’t have, those things, most people don’t understand what it’s like to really go for something and to know that the consequences of not doing that are horrific.”

-Joe Rogan Podcast #1299 with Annie Jacobsen, 1:04:00

At the completion of the four rounds of exercises we still had time so we did Bolt 45s on the curb. We then mosied back to the Grit Mill to end the beatdown. When we arrived we still had two minutes so 10 more Burpees were completed. During the COT the train went by so we did 10 more Burpees for a total of 70 Burpees!




Welcomed FNG Tom Catalfamo named Tatty Patty and FNG Nick Wright named Nutty Buddy. Also, we had a few unicorns show up. Welcome back Loose Wheel, Silhouette, and Visitante!!!

Reminded the men about the upcoming CSAUP in Rehoboth on Labor Day with more details to be posted to group by Chappie.

Prayer requests for Ruxpins Father in law, Waterfall and his M, Gump and his M, Fireplex and his dad and any needs and requests unspoken.


We are foundation builders!!!

9 PAX and 1 FNG conquered the fartsack this morning and made it to this morning’s rainy murky Gloom, in order to work on our foundation.
Semi, Rooty, Spreader, Waterboy, Dunkin, Turtle, Ruxpin, Gecko, MacDaddy, and FNG

Warm- Up
Cherry Pickers
Butts Kicks 1 Min OYO

The Thang

Step off from GritMil, Indian run to Avenue Methodist Church parking lot. Runner from back sprints ahead holding a large dice, then when in front of pack, HIM pass the dise back to last man, then run, rinse, and repeat.

Arrival at church parking lot, HIM split into teams of 2. Runners and Crunchers. Runners roll dice for core exercises, and then take off for a lap around the church. Crunchers do rolled exercise until the 6 is in. Rabbit runners will join crunchers until the 6 is in, then switch sides, run, rinse, and repeat.

Several moseys around the church parking lot followed by various dice rolled core exercises.

American Hammers
Plank Jacks
Shoulder Taps
Freddie Mercury’s
Big Boys

Break for Third F

Matthew 7:24-29

24 “Therefore, everyone who hears these words of Mine, and acts on them, will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain fell and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell—and its collapse was great.”

Here in Matthew 7, Jesus speaks of the parable of the two houses. One was built on the rock, and the other was built on the sand. When a huge storm came, both houses were hit with the same storm, but the one built on the rock never moved, and the one built on the sand was wrecked and destroyed.

The builders of these houses, built their homes with the same materials, the same quality, and the same specs, except for the foundation on what they were built on. The foundation is what made the difference in this situation. In comparison, it takes hard work to build your house on a good foundation, and it is very easy to build your house on the sand.

The house build on the rock represents the individual who loves Christ and follows him. They invest their lives in the pursuit of Christlikeness. 1 Corinthians 1:11 says, “Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ.”

The house built on the sand represents the foolish builder who looks the part, and is polished on the outside. However, he deceived himself thinking that everything would be okay when trials would come his way. He had nothing to anchor him down, he heard God’s word, but never put it into practice or lived it out. There was no true evidence that this individual grounded himself in the teaching and principles of Jest Christ.

So gentlemen, we are all guaranteed to have a severe storm come into our lives. In fact, God says that we will endure trials, but when it comes, will we be grounded in Him? The only way we will not budge is if we have built of lives on our Lord and savior Jesus Christ.

So, let’s take a step back today, and look at our foundation. Let’s do an inspection of our life, and see where we are at. Where are our priorities, are we just hearing God’s word, or are we living it out in our life?

James 1:12 says, “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.”

Mosey Back to the Gritmil via Indian Run for Name-O-Roma/COT

Ultimate Goals

QIC: Semi

15 seal jacks i/c
15 seal wave i/c
Side shuffle across parking lot,
Side shuffle back
Toy Soldier halfway across parking lot,
Nur back
Karaoke across parking lot,
Karaoke back

The Thang
Ultimate frisbee with a twist
Have to be in the soccer goal to score (goals are facing away from each other)
Score a goal = 5 burpees,
  Other team does 15 e2ks per side

3rd F
9 lessons from F3
1. You can go a lot farther with others by your side.
2. Men need challenges to stay sharp mentally, physically, and emotionally.
3. Confidence is built by setting and accomplishing goals.
4. Competition makes us better.
5. Sweat and shared suffering build strong bonds.
6. If you’re not accelerating, you’re decelerating.
7. You’re stronger than you think you are.
8. The COT is great therapy.
9. Friends make life worth living and loving.

16 HIM showed today: Semi, Chappie, Ruxpin, Fireplex, Toy Soldier, T-rex, Spreader, Focker, Mowdaboat, Rooster, Mr. Mom, Looney Toons, Flat Bottom, Dunkin, Quattro, Chauffer

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