10 year Anniversary Reprieve

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  • Workout Date - 01/01/2021
  • Q In Charge - Honkers
  • The PAX - Amoeba, Double Windsor, Inspector Gadget
  • AO - Dog Pound

I copied and followed the first Qrusaders AG workout with a couple of alterations to fit the Dog Pound locale.

Read the following:

F3 began as a spinoff of a Saturday 7-8 a.m. workout at Charlotte’s Freedom Park that was run by a group of men known as the Qrusaders. The location was known as “The Campos” – AG was intended as a second location. After a few months it was apparent that what had started at AG needed to be its own movement, and F3 was born. For more, see Freed to Lead.
Some 34 folks posted at 6:50 a.m. New Year’s Day for the first Qrusade/AG workout at AG Middle School. Out of the pre-dawn fog, the headlights just kept turning in off Runnymede – an impressive initial showing.
Dredd opened things under the school flagpole with a brief introduction and description of what to expect, including an explanation of the fact that yes, the Qrusade is just “you against you,” but it’s also you against everyone else out there – and that’s a good thing.
My addition: From this humble beginning it has transformed to F3 Nation, standing at > 34,000 men in 30 states and 2,000+ workouts/week. The mission and principles of F3 were shared.

The Workout, led by Dredd 10 years ago, and by Honkers today

Warm up lap around the football field (it was wet)
+ Merkins IC 10x
+ Wide-arm merkins IC 10x
+ Diamond merikins (Dredd is stronger than me and if you can’t do it don’t Q it) OYO 10x
+ Partner/Incline Pushups OYO 10x
Lap around the football field
+ Knee-ups IC 20x
+ Hello Dolly IC 20x
+ Flutters IC 20x
+ LBC IC 20x
Lap around the football field
+ SSH IC 20x
+ Squat thrusters IC 20x
+ Mountain climbers IC 20x
3/4 lap around football field and end at the bottom of the hill
+ Monkey humpers IC 20x
Jacob’s ladder

Read the following while we took a breather:
OBT read a note left with the flag at the top of the hill by Qrusade/Campos founder Jeff Guillebeau
Qrusaders (if you last),
Blood, Sweat, Toil, & Beer (to bastardize a great phrase) will breed a deep regard called Brotherhood. If you give yourselves to the endeavor, you will find it, and it will find you. I hope you reach a point today or next Saturday – where you want to quit. So, in the union of men, “you against you” becomes a public and/or common struggle. It’s here you will see there is much more in you that you’ve withheld – or in your weakness you’ve rationalized away.
It’s time, but if you don’t care, we won’t care either. What’s it gonna be, son??

Break over, run over to Sunrift wall
People’s chair
Read while sitting:
Stopping at the side wall of AG for People’s Chair [they] introduced another Qrusade tradition – the ritual calling out of the names of people who should be present, sharing the pain, but for whatever reason are not. For the record, the first name yelled out was “Martin Godwin”
People’s chair end

Run back to the AO for COT
Took a page out of CSPAN’s book. Each pax shared a praise and prayer for reflection.