(05.28.21) Morning Merkins with Big Ben

AO: > Lightning Rod

QIC: > Lumbergh

PAX: > Bunny, Samurai, Face Plant, Kiwi, Walkman, Free Lunch, Murse, Danish, Giggles, Stray Cat, Slash


> What a day, what a day. Revved up the lungs, arms, and legs to wrap up to week. 12 strong to start the day, perfection!

Kicked off the workout walking thru the 5 Core Principles of F3:

Warm Up (Circle of Pain)

  • Mosey to the Track
  • SSH x 20 IC
  • Windmill x 15 IC
  • Scissor Arm x 15 IC
  • Third Grade Exercise x 15 IC
  • Slow High Knees x 15 IC
  • Butt Kickers x 15 IC
  • SSH x 20 IC


As many rounds as possible before mosey back to LR for COT. Goal is 6 rounds.

  • Start on the track, run around the track to the away stands and up to Franklin statue
  • 25 merkins
  • Run back to track
  • 10 Burpees
  • 20 Squats
  • 30 Big Bois
  • Repeat!!!

Mosey back to LR!


> Finished on the 6,

  • LBC x 20 IC


How Gratitude Changes You and Your Brain
New research is starting to explore how gratitude works to improve our mental health.

I recently read this article and found it’s insights fascinating. The link is posted in the backblast for you all to read deeper but the highlights of the study found these 4 results rang true:

  1. Gratitude unshackles us from toxic emotions
  2. Gratitude helps even if you don’t share it
  3. Gratitude’s benefits take time
  4. Gratitude has lasting effects on the brain


And with that, I’m grateful for each of you and the effort you’ve been given over this last year. Whether it was helping me or the man next to you thru a dark or thru the best and brightest of days, I know I count on you. You are men of character. Keep laying bricks.

> That’s a wrap, Lumbergh