Date: 11/23/19

QIC: Golden Pinky

Gloom Factor: Chilly and lonely, 37ºF


  • Arm Stretches
  • Leg Stretches

The Thang

YHC Murph’d it up today:

  • 1 mile run
  • 100 pull-ups
  • 200 merkins
  • 300 squats
  • 1 mile run

It has been quite some time since YHC did a Murph and it really showed today. YHC really fell short of the goal and was about to call it a day after about 80% of the Murph was complete. Changing gears, YHC decided to do Mary to make up for the incomplete Murph:

  • 100 Flutter Kicks
  • 100 Crunchy Frogs
  • 100 American Hammers
  • 100 Dancing Penguins

After the change of pace, YHC was able to get back up on the bar and complete the other 20% of the Murph (minus the final mile run).


Next week is going to be a busy week for F3 NATX:

  • Monday (11/25): Deadline to order F3 NATX Gear and Mr. Texas is bringing out the Battle Ropes for a Q at Mettle of Honor.
  • Wednesday (11/27): The epic conclusion to our Turkey Competition takes place at The Greyhound and our first 3rd F opportunity,  Operation Turkey, will take place at 1700 (5pm) at Third Base on 183.
  • Thursday (11/28): Travisso Turkey Trot – Easy Run at 0830; Competitive Run at 0845.
  • Friday (11/29): Golden Pinky’s 2 Year F3 Anniversary at The Big House. Come find out what YHC has learned after 2 full years of Fitness, Fellowship and Faith.


Life is hard sometimes and this week has been especially hard for me. Regardless of what life has thrown my way over the last week, I still feel like I’ve been falling short of the mark in some of the most important areas of my life. Today, going solo into a workout that put me flat on my 6 a lot earlier than I had planned on, was exactly the type of reality check I needed–I can’t just coast through life/workouts/marriage/fatherhood/work/etc. and expect it will all work out fine for me. Every day I can either seize the opportunity to get better/faster/stronger/more disciplined or let that opportunity slip away and get fatter/slower/angrier/less disciplined.

Today, I took a good hard look in the mirror and I wasn’t thrilled with the reflection I saw. Today, I decided that falling short is not an outcome I’m going to accept any longer. Today wasn’t pretty, but I seized the opportunity to get better and, now, I’m planning on doing the same thing tomorrow.