Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Help from the Mountaintop


In the misty gloom of Windy Gap a handful of F3RVA natives rallied a few brothers in Christ to beat the fartsack and embrace something glorious. Here’s how the first morning of the annual men’s retreat kicked off:



  • Circle up on the Basketball Court
  • F3 Welcome & Disclaimer for the FNG’s
  • Review of the Core Principles and Credo
  • Variable IC Reps to get the muscles warm top to bottom

COP #1:

  • Mosey and partner up for a DORA
  • x100 Merkins
  • x200 Squats
  • x300 LBC’s
  • Moving partners bear crawl up the hill and mosey back around the loop

COP #2:

  • Indigenous People’s Mosey to the back parking lot, last man completing x2 Burpees before sprinting to take the lead

COP #3:

  • Line up for ELEVENS
  • Ball Dippers (2-ct), descending 10-1
  • WWII’s ascending 1-10
  • Run between sides of the lot

Mosey BTTF for COT:

  • Counterama #7
  • Namerama
  • Announcerama (see Below)
  • YHC took the PAX out in Prayer

NMS:  About 400 men gathered on the mountain in southwest NC for the retreat, this being the 47th year of annual meetings of the Fellowship. Last year YHC attended for the first time on invitation from Greenbow and there was no question that we would return. YHC was blessed to bring along Seadoo this year, and we enjoyed Doozy’s company along with a handful of other Virginia men. It is without any doubt the most spiritually refreshing experience of my adult life. Feeling exceptionally thankful, YHC, DTH

I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭121:1-2‬


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".

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