• When: 07/06/18
  • Workout Style: Beach Boot Camp
  • QIC: Misty and Steamer
  • PAX: 64 Strong
  • AO: Back Blasts

 


In Congress, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

If you look back at how America was founded and why, it really is an incredible story that we as Americans can be proud of. From the very beginning, the United States of America was different than any other country, due to who founded it and what principles were established for this country. This difference can be easily seen in the Declaration of Independence and the Preamble of the Constitution.  The most famous lines in American history, and pretty substantial ones for the rest of world history as well, came in the first three lines of the Preamble to the Constitution, “We the People…;” this simple phrase changed everything.

The super powers at the time were all ruled by a monarch, so a country that was founded by the people without a ruling class or aristocracy like European countries, was completely “revolutionary.” The Founding Fathers did not stop there, The Declaration goes on to state that, “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal…endowed…with certain inalienable rights, among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” These amazing words gave the common person just as much right and protection as the wealthy. It is also stated that these truths were endowed by our Creator.  With the Declaration, America declared its independence from not only the rule of England but from the binds of its government systems.  Ramses prayed twice this week and brought this up both times.  These words written by our forefathers are rights endowed by God declared by men of faith.  It was fitting to hear this phrase brought up in several prayers.

Not only are we very lucky to be Americans but we are also Cartericans.  When people post with us from out of town they always love the fellowship and the time spent here and with this pax. We have regulars year round from regions other than ours.  F3 is profound in that 64 men chose to proudly converge together, be accountable to one another, work hard, celebrate our nation’s birthday together, and pray to our creator.

YHC and Misty wanted to honor our nation’s founding and treat the 62 other patriots in attendance to a enjoyable beat down.  After a disclaimer, mission statement, and grabbing the shovel flags in attendance we mosey’d surfside for:

Warm a Rama:

Cotton Pickers IC x 13

Good Mornings IC x 17

Sun Gods IC x 7

Windmill IC x 6

LBC IC x 13

We then did the most impossible exercise in the entire lexicon, we counted off 1,2. SMH.

1s went west down the beach with Misty, while 2s took off eastward with YHC.  Both groups had kettlebells in tow for a 10 minute Indian Run.  YHC went 45 seconds too long before turning around and our synchronicity suffered a few quality points.  Once back at the lifeguard stand, we stayed in our groups, with 1s to the west of the stand, and 2s to the east.

The Thang:

The 13 Colonies

Two cones were 100 yards apart, start at the first, run to the second and perform the stated exercise, run back and keep adding on in a rack and stack fashion.

Virginia Big Boy Sit Up SC x 1

Massachusetts Star Jump SC x 2

North Carolina Dolly Madison IC x 3

Georgia Prisoner Squat SC x 4

Rhode Island Merkin SC x 5

New York Peter Parker IC x 6

Maryland Crab Cake SC x 7

Pennsylvania Plank Jack SC x 8

New Jersey Wojo Squat SC x 9

Connecticut Diamond Merkin SC x 10

New Hampshire Mountain Climber IC x 11

South Carolina Dry Dock SC x 12

Delaware Burpee OYO x 13

Once completed, we grabbed all shovel flag and ran west down the beach as a group and returned with little time left for,

Mary

If you didn’t want it to get wet, lose it.

LSF IC x 15

American Hammer IC x 15

Swim and frolick with friends old and new.

0800

COT

We had 2 FNGs.  They clearly are in the picture on twitter.  There were 4 workout for Thursday.  Dates and times were announced.  As an aside, Frosted Flake was the Q for The Court, and promptly Monkey Wrench was informed to be ready with a workout.  Ramses took us out as said earlier.  That boy sure can pray and he’s tied for second as the pax’s best dresser with Misty.  As for Misty, it is always a pleasure to coQ with him.  Somehow, we always end up with big ideas the night before while “sampling” some libations and the preparations are as fun as the execution.  Thanks bud for always pushing me and talking crap when I need it.  The pax was informed to have a wonderful day and if the numbers were high tomorrow then not enough fun was had today.  Happy 242 USA!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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