Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

The Art of Naming FNGs


We have 18 strong PAX including yours truly; that includes 3 FNGs which is awesome.  We went to work on a somewhat mild winter morning.

Workout went something like this:

Warm up:  16 Side straddle hops (in honor of the Bears score, poor Cody Parkey), 15 forward arm circles, 15 backward arm circles, 20 LBCs and 25 Freddie Mercuries

First Exercise:  Mosey to the Rite Aid after figuring out how to best navigate the Ridge Road crossing.  Do 4 corners – start with 10 burpees, then next corner 10 burpees and 20 WWIIs, then 10 burpees, 20 WWIIs, 30 jump squats, and lastly 10 burpees, 20 WWIIs, 30 jump squats, and 40 2 count flutter kicks.

Second exercise, reverse back the 4 corners with 40 2 count flutter kicks, 30 jump squats, 20 WWIIs and 10 burpees.  I sensed the FNGs were thinking “Wow these dudes are serious”.  After some planking activity we proceeded back to the front of Tuckahoe.

Third Exercise:  Get a partner and split 100 Merkins on the bike rack, 200 step jumps and 300 2 count flutter kicks, one partner exercises while the other runs to the start of the teacher’s lot.

Last exercise:  Handshake led the group with a merkin ring of fire.

Announcement:  Olivander is handling Puppy Pile which is scheduled for 1/26.  Closed in prayer.

Musings:  The Fireman was amazed at having 18 PAX and this was his first time picking names for FNGs and this morning we had 3 of them.  The first names went without too much trouble (Welcome Bernanke and Scrum) but on the 3rd name we got stuck on Dell and then Viral starting talking about a “dude” in the old Dell Commercial.  So I thought why not go with Dell dude which in hindsight sounds pretty lame.  The Dell “dude”‘s name is Steven by the way.  So there were lots of mumble chatter and laughter at the Fireman’s expense about how bad a name that was.  Well smarter minds prevailed and the 3rd FNG is Escobar.  Welcome Escobar!



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  1. The near Dell Dude naming was pretty painful, but not nearly as painful as that beatdown. Well done Ed.

  2. Also anyone else hear that Tomato give a Hi Roger! shoutout this morning? Dude is halfway across the country and still has ladies looking for him.

  3. Way to lead a large PAX Fireman Ed. Hoedown is getting Problematic! Again way to undersell the Burpees on the 4 Corners.

  4. Great Q, Fireman! Burpees for breakfast, thanks! Welcome to the FNG’s and nice partner work, Garbage Plate. Let’s get the Hoedown average up to at least 17-18 for 2019!

  5. There will come a time in a few years when some Tomato will say “Hey Roger” and the pax won’t know what they are talking about.

  6. Other than the 45 seconds of embarrassment, I enjoyed leading the larger group. Once the weather warms up a little more, there should be more “tomato” sightings:) which will then attract more PAX.

  7. Way to bring the pain, Fireman Ed! You are the quiet killer. Today was a rough day, let alone to be an FNG. I sure was glad we didn’t finish the Four Corners the same way we started.

    Welcome to Escobar, Scrum, and Bernanke!

  8. Confession: the tomato in question is the same one who critiqued my burpees a couple of weeks prior. She just texted me to ask why Roger moved to Baltimore.

    She wants an F3 name. I say we give her one…FYI she is a Tuckahoe mom.