4th of July and our Founding Fathers

When: 4th of July, 2020

QIC: Nurse Jackie

PAX: Yo-Gi, CDC, Musk, Ginger, Swan (respect), Jefferson (respect), Hope, Foxy, CYNNAMON, Tugboat, Boucher, Thriller, Banjo, Kimchi, Knobby, TMI, Paycheck, Big Warm, Booger, Speedwalker, Squatter, Zillow, Nurse Jackie (QIC). 3 FNGS: Bootlegger, Romo, and GrubHub

Conditions: 70s and beautiful clear skies and a lot of Freedom! We had all 6 flags for F3 Florence

The thang:



Warm Up: 

Burpees x 17 OYO

(at this moment Yo-Gi says “the next one better not be 76)

Nurse Jackie calls for Side Straddle Hop, IC x 76 (Foxy says “No way he can do that” – respect was given after done because Nurse Jackie did it)

Through the tunnel IC x 20

Imperial Walkers IC x 20

Freddy Mercuries IC x 25

Mosey 1 lap around Hoppa’s Yard and then head to the Tennis courts

1st Corner: 

Plank while Nurse Jackie shared that even though there are many “Founding Fathers” only a few are considered the main ones: John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington. 

17 Burpees OYO

Mosey to next corner

2nd Corner: 

Plank while Nurse Jackie asked which of these Founding Fathers was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence: George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Jay, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison. Answer: Benjamin Franklin


Bear Crawl to next corner

3rd Corner: 

Plank while Nurse Jackie read facts about Benjamin Franklin, his favorite Founding Father. The most important fact was that Benjamin Franklin was 70 years old when he became a “Founding Father.” So, if you feel you are “too old” to start a revolution, you are not! MARCH on! 

17 Merkins OYO

Mosey to next corner

4th Corner:

Plank while Nurse Jackie asked 7 trivia questions https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5580161/amp

Flutter kicks x 76 Double Count OYO (It has been settle what Double Count means “I have spoken”)

“1776” – Pax grabbed the 6 flags of F3 Florence

1 mile run from Ebenezer to Sneed and then Trinity’s parking lot

7 Latter up Merkins running from one side of the parking to the next

(at this moment Foxy pointed that if we are trying to do another 7 and then 6 we wouldn’t have enough time. Nurse Jackie listened to the advice and called an audible)

Mosey to the baseball field and re-pant the flags 

Divided the PAX into two teams – Hitters and Catchers 

Nurse Jackie slow pitched tennis balls and hitters used a kids bat.

Penalties for hitters not hitting and catchers for not catching (3, 2, 1 Burpees)

Final at bat was Banjo – he missed – 10 Burpees penalty for entire PAX


Next 2.0 workout will be on July 18th. Prayers for Belding’s shoulder, Banjo’s visa, and others for healing. F3 Florence is partnering with Lighthouse Ministries to build RAMPS for those can’t afford it.  Lighthouse will pay for materials and delivery, F3 will build it. Boucher will supervise the built. 

BOM: Thriller



Nurse Jackie pointed to the flags and reminded people of the “intent.” This country is the greatest. It is not where we want it to be. It is not where we want it to be. We have to always remember the intent of our Founding Fathers. This country was born because of the desire to be free and to share this freedom with ALL men. This country was born so ALL men can be treated as equals. That is the intent. Regardless of our current differences, defend the intent. So, we are not where we need to be, but as Americans we should stride daily to get there. It will start with us looking into the mirror, then our families, our neighborhoods, our community, our city, our state, and then the country. One by one, we will get this country to where our Founding Fathers intended it to be.

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