AO: The Nunnery

When: 10/06/2021


Number of Pax: 12

Pax Names: Alliance, Dizzy, Kodak, LED, Madoff, Päntsdrunk, Public Access, Silver Spoon, Snork, TotalRecall, Tron, Valencia,

Number of FNGS: 1

FNG Names: Snork

QIC: Kodak

The BackBlast:

Twelve met ITG and unknowingly agreed to work together to take a big bite out of a past IronPax Challenge. Under the watch of River Forests’ finest, this is what the morning looked like :

Conditions : low 60’s, dark.

Warm-o-Rama :

  • Hip-Hinge Squat
  • Low-squat thoracic twist
  • Hill-Billy Walkers
  • Coupon mosey to soccer field.

Thang : 2019 IronPaxChallenge Week 4 – “Sugar’s Pick Your Poison

3 rounds for time; 3 laps each round. (First pax to hit 100 reps clears everyone from reps and we move w/ the coupons as a team; must be a new pax ea round)

  • 100 cumulative merkins and/or air squats
  • 200 yard coupon run


  • 100 cumulative KB swings/Bonnie Blairs (easy way)
  • 200 yard coupon run


  • 100 cumulative thrusters/travelling lunge steps (easy way)
  • 200 yard coupon run

Coupon mosey back to start point; no time for Mary, (thankfully cause I am still in recovery and unfit to lead Mary)



Welcome ‘snork’ – the work you put in plus triathlon bkgd allows for a pretty good nickname.

Closing : Last Monday’s workout w/ Slaughter included a lot of talk about our Mission, Credo and Core Principles … but why the 3 F’s? How does Fitness, Fellowship and Faith get mixed into this?

It starts w/ the workout … guys get out here early and push eachother through hard work. We all push each other to get in better shape and take care of our King, but something else happens – Sometimes you just hear exhastive breathing, sometimes you get an ‘atta boy’ or ‘you got this’. What happens from that is walls come down and barriers broken. Bonds build between men who walk on the same path and with the same/similar system of morals. You’re not alone – in anything; and that carries into post-workout coffee and social events = Fellowship.

Now, speaking for myself, once I recognized that I found my tribe and guys I can relate to – that opened up a whole new world of connected-ness and confidence. That confidence allowed me to look beyond myself and outwards to where ppl might need help; I am ready and willing to serve. Faith in F3 doesn’t particularly mean religion, but it can – there is encouragement to seek your personal faith system and increase your study+prayer in that just like a man has already dedicated waking up early to advance his Fitness.



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