PAX: Tupac, Flo, Jenay, Bambi, Bourbon, Mr Bean, Shakira (Q)
It was a balmy 32 degrees as the men crunched through the snow to show the power of love. We covered the mission of F3 and the 5 core principles. Then the seven brave souls explored pushing each other as a team and individually with the heat only Valentine’s Day could bring. First we did some warm ups which included 14 side straddle hops in cadence, then 25 yard high knees and donkey kicks down and back. We split off into teams of 2 and worked as a team to complete the BLIMPS workout (100 burpees, 100 LBCS, 100 Imperial Walkers, 100 Merkins, 100 Plank Jacks, 100 Squats). While one teammate was working through the exercises, the other teammate would sprint down 50 yards and back then switch until they finished 100 of each exercise combined. We then finished with one final 50 yard sprint down and back together as a single unit.
Then came the individual pushes, we would sprint down 25 yards and walk back then do 5 reps of an exercise of choice, then ran 50 yards and walked back and did 10 reps, then ran 75 yards down and came back and did 15 reps, finishing with 100 yards down and walk back with 20 reps.
We finished with a frisbee battle for the power of love with Team Huey Lewis versus Team Celine Dion with a Bourbon chaser playing all time offense. It was a cacophony of crunching ice, heavy breathing and teamwork as the teams battled back and forth before Team Celine pulled it out in the end with a 4-2 victory.
We ended with a COT and brought Mr Bean in the middle for the 6th. Shakira issued a challenge with two roses to each men to give to their significant others and anyone else they think deserved one with a call to remember the power of our words and challenging ourselves to remember that everyone just wants to love and be loved in this life. It was an honor to lead this day with a great group of men and Happy Valentine’s Day to all.