Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

SOJ Inaugural PuppyPile


An extraordinary THIRTY gloom warriors posted this morning to our SOJ inaugural PuppyPile at NoToll, with a few brave men outnumbered at least 3-1 by a veritable herd of adventure-energized 2.0’s! An entirely intimidated DTH noted perfect conditions – sunny, 70 degrees, 0700 – and off we went!


Basketball Court Warmerama COT:

  • F3 Welcome & Disclaimer
  • SSH x10 IC
  • DQ’s x10 IC
  • Copperhead Squats x10 IC
  • Merkins x10 IC
  • LBC’s x10 IC

Playground DORA:

  • Partner/Team Up
  • Running partner runs to top of playground ramps, slides down, and returns to teammate(s)
  • Stationary Partner(s) complete:
  • x50 Merkins
  • x100 WWII’s
  • x150 Monkey Humpers


  • Mosey to pavilion (carry smaller kids)
  • En route transfer bricks from the DTH-mobile to the Field
  • Circle up at the Pavilion
  • Play the Ghostbusters theme song – SSH to the beat, then drop for a Merkin whenever “Ghostbusters” repeated

Bears & Bricks:

  • Mosey back to the Field
  • Split into 2 teams
  • As a team move your brick pile from the side of the field to half way out, then back again
  • Dad’s Bearcrawl with Bricks in hand and a 2.0 riding on their back wherever possible


  • Frisbee is thrown by a 2.0, first kid to get it calls an exercise for the PAX to complete x5 reps, then that 2.0 get to throw the frisbee
  • Lots of merkins, squats, burpees, and sit-ups called


  • Hardywood rounded up the gang and had everyone doing Merkins, Squats, or Sit-ups while everyone took at least one turn getting their best move on the slide

Mosey BTTF for COT:

  • Counterama # 30
  • Namerama
  • YHC took us out in Prayer


  • Holy moly, and I thought regular F3 workouts were fun! This was AMAZING!!! Such great energy this morning with all the 2.0’s absolutely tearing through the exercises. Many thanks to Seadoo for bringing a speaker (which YHC had forgotten) so we could do the Gutbusters musical number, and of course hats off the Hardywood for bringing that awesome Slip-n-Slide back out for our grand finale today. Also big shout out to the Honeydew Crew who policed up the bricks after COT. Not surprisingly, the watermelon was a huge hit, and YHC is thinking we’ll be seeing more of the watermelonorama for YHC’s summer Q’s to come. And keep tuned – we will be doing this again in August! SYITG!

About Author

Joined F3 at NoToll 9/25/18. Started The FORGE 4/4/19. Fealty to SOJ. Follower of Jesus Christ. Pediatrician. Missionary. Husband to the M since 2005. Papa to a couple awesome 2.0's "Oreo" & "Banjo".


  1. My 2.0s loved this and I did too, nice work DTH. Plus with ample Burpees and Merkins this turned out to be a good workout to boot.

  2. Nice work today! My little FNG’s had a great time. FTR, Edge’s name is Psalm, and Hobbes’ is Caleb. They’ll be back again for sure.

  3. Thanks DTH and Hardywood for organizing it! My whole family had a blast! My wife took some pictures. Do you need some pics?