Celebrating one year in the Pax…

19 men, including two FNG’s, took the red pill and posted to help me celebrate one year in F3. The 25 degree temp reminded me of my first post too. It went a little something like this.

A little mosey around the parking lot to get warm.
SSH x 15
Cotton Picker x 15
IST x 15
Burpees x 5 OYO

Mosey to the rock pile and pick a rock. (Some of the Pax need a lesson on picking a proper rock)
Circle up…
Overhead press x 10
Curl x10
Chest press x 10
Skull crushers x 10

Partner up. Partner 1 with a AYG down and back while partner 2 does exercise.
Squats with rock x 200 (per group)
LCB x 200 (per group, varsity with the rock)
Return the rocks…

Mosey to the lower wall.
Peoples chair with overhead press x 15
Muscle ups x 5 OYO
Peoples chair with overhead press x 15
Muscle ups x 5 OYO
Peoples chair with overhead press x 15
Balls to the wall challenge (Mattress King with the win)

Mosey back for some Mary
Freddie Mecury x 15
Homer to Marge x 5
Low Dolly x 15
Iron Cross

The Moleskin:
1. Thanks to all who came out and especially to those who came out of their way for my 1 year party.
2. It was cold out, but you didn’t seem to notice while we were working.
3. Props to the two FNG’s. Keep coming out. You need it. We all need it. Let’s celebrate together next year.
4. Come on out to the holiday party at The Sweet Spot, Saturday at 7, bring your wife/significant other. $15/person. You owe the Nanny $5 for his “Oakley Fund” if you haven’t RSVP’d, unless you can talk him out of it.
5. Props to all who  posted, everyone I saw was working hard and we got at least one merlot spillage.
6. Check out the comments below for my thoughts on one year in F3.

10 thoughts on “Celebrating one year in the Pax…

  1. LawDawg Post author

    Forgive me for the length of the comment, but I wanted to share this and have a chance to say thanks. After one year in F3…some of the things that I have had the pleasure of experiencing, the support i’ve received, and the other benefits of F3.

    Some things that have happened:
    1. Two times around the track at the F3 “Super Bowl” CSAUP event, the USMC Ultimate Mud Run.
    2. The 2014 Bear in Statesville, 11+ miles with healthy doses of pain thrown in.
    3. A life changing week in Haiti with a handful of my F3 brothers.
    4. 20+ lbs off my waistline.
    5. Some of the best sleep I’ve had in my life. (Funny how working out does that)
    6. Multiple outdoor workouts in the single digit Fahrenheit temps.
    7. Reverse wheelbarrows up the stairway to heaven. (You have to show to know: El Dorado)

    The support I needed:
    All of the activities and CSAUP’s are great, but they don’t touch the brotherhood and support that the Pax provides.
    I can’t express how much it meant to me when around 20 of my F3 brothers showed up at my Mom’s memorial service in September. They didn’t have a chance to meet and know my mother, they were there to support me. Who supports each other that much anymore? I can say, at least from my perspective, it’s extremely rare. Those in my family and circle of non-F3 friends had heard me talk about F3 and they admired the fitness aspect, but I’m not sure they really appreciated the full effect. When the guys showed up at the memorial service, I think it made my blabbering about F3 a little bit clearer to them. Thank you to all of you who have reached out and supported me, again, it’s hard to put my appreciation into words.

    The other benefits of F3:

    In addition to supporting you when you need it, F3 pushes you in other ways. Real talk with guys who are willing to be straight with you keeps you accountable. Whether it’s advice for answering the tough spiritual questions, raising your children, supporting your wife, or getting your work life in order, the power of the Pax is strong. For some reason the sweat and pain we share in workouts brings down the barriers that we have all put up. When the barriers come down we are able to offer real help to each other. Not from a judgmental or know-it-all aspect, but rather from a hey we’ve been there, its tough, but do the right thing, perspective.

    We all need the fitness, it’s just plain good for you. We also need the other two F’s. Maybe just as much as the first F, but it’s harder to admit and come to grips with just how much we need the other two. Special thanks to @Gump, @Mailman, and @Bijoux who all in their own ways pushed me into F3. Here’s to many more years of F3, Aye!

    1. WaterBoy

      @lawdawg thank you for your leadership. I know it has only been a short time but what you mentioned above is true and I really appreciate your leadership @rolling stone. It was awesome to have that many guys there this morning plus two fng’s who did a great job.

    2. Pavarotti

      Great words by a great Leader. F3 Nation is better with you in it and I look forward to the next year.

    3. Gordo

      @LawDawg – thanks for the summary. F3 is great because of everything you said and more.

      Great to meet new PAX and FNGs through this expansion location.

  2. Colonel Mustard

    @LawDog – T-Claps to the 1 yr Anniversary. You have accomplished and been through a lot over the past year but you continued to stay strong and push through.

    When I visited your mother’s memorial service it finally hit me that you took the leap of faith to travel to Haiti with us knowing that your mother could have passed while you were there. I can’t say I would have done the same and if I did, the worry might have showed on the face while in Haiti. You kept it all together on the outside eventhough I am sure on the inside it was tough.

    Our PAX is stronger with you in the mix and add one more item to your list… Launching a new AO at @RollingStone

  3. The Farm

    I enjoyed my return back to the Rolling Stone AO this morning. I’m never quite sure how I get out there…I just set the GPS and it takes me a different way there and back each time.

    Tclaps to @LawDawg for all he has accomplished over the past year. Stories like yours are what keep me posting.

    Also good work from the FNGs. Like I was saying this morning, you really will get stronger…the more you accomplish, the more you will want to accomplish more. Keep posting!

  4. The Nanny

    @LawDawg Great words above and I am glad you choose to jump into this group of guys. Your consistency and diligence in each and every post has been inspiring to me. Walking away from Highlands to start Rolling Stone is a biggie. Not easy to do but look at how many guys have already been positively impacted b/c you and Kato decided to leave comfort and the known behind. That took a pair. Mad respect and T-claps.

  5. BOS

    @Lawdawg Great beatdown this morning. You are right there were a few rocks mixed in with those boulders this morning. I have enjoyed getting to know you over the past year. You are a great addition to the Pax and of course deserve a fist bump for taking on Rolling Stone. Congrats on your anniversary. Cheers to many more years of beatdowns, HDHHs, CSAUP adventures, Haiti trips, El Dorados, etc.

  6. Skipper

    @LawDawg – #Haiti bunkmate, I missed your 1 year anniversary announcement otherwise I would have posted with you at #Rolling Stone! Congrats and thanks for your friendship and leadership!

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