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Coronation, Abdication… Merkin? Vocabulary refresher


According to anecdotal accounts of events, 11 men materialized from the gloom at Dogwood Dell to take part in organized exercise and self-improvement. This is what transpired.

PAX started carrying coupons freshly snipped from the latest Penny Saver over to the Ha’ Penny Stage where CoP was convened:

SSH IC x 10, Helicopters IC x 10, Imperial Walkers IC x 10, Dead Man Hang, LBC IC x 10, The Merkin IC x 10

Remaining in the general vicinity, Touch a Tree: Partner up with one coupon per team, 3 rounds, runner touches 4 different trees per round. Coupon exercises per round – Curls, Shoulder Press, Rows

Mosey to the pit of Ampitheater: Starting at the base each man repeats the following exercises at each ascending level in counts of 2, 3, and 4 respectively, returning to the pit by way of a run around the outside of the facility – Round 1 – Merkins, WWIIs, Step-Ups; Round 2 – Dips, LBCs, Squats; Round 3 – Incline Merkins, V Ups, Lunges (curtailed at about 75% in interest of time and allowing for another activity to wrap us up)

Mosey to the Triangle: Bear crawl + 10 LBC, Jog to bottom of hill + 10 flutter kicks, Bernie Sanders up + 10 Merkins.

Back to the cars and 1 minute of plank to 7:00.

Announcements: 8th Anniversary Convergence at Gridiron 7/24 @ 7:30a; Sit n Sip/Retreat/Cornhole Tourney later on 7/24 @ Gomer Pyle’s in Amelia County; Shawn G Hogan Beer Mile 10/29 @ 7p – see Faceplant for details

Safe/successful completion and return home for BRR participants was on our minds as QIC took us out. I am grateful for the opportunity to lead and be lead by the men of F3. My life has changed significantly over the past 5+ years and F3 has been an enormously positive factor pushing me toward positive change for myself and everyone around me.

Mumble chatter during the workout and continuing after at Libbie Market carried an air of aristocratic propriety. The status of British Monarchy following the passing of Queen Elizabeth was on the mind. “When Prince Charles becomes King and decides he doesn’t want to be King anymore it is called….Coronation?” The proper terms and usage of coronation, abdication, succession, and merkin were discussed and general agreement was reached on proper use of each. Take care if you decide to do your own research and google the terms on your own…


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