Sometimes God seems far away and invisible in your life. This morning was the opposite of that. The High Impact Men of F3 Lehigh Valley converged on the Allentown Rescue Mission for a Labor Day morning to remember. The purpose of this workout is to raise money for the Allentown Rescue Mission who helps so many men get back on their feet. The very light of this organization in this dark world is a reason for hope and encouragement.
Twenty six men, 8 of which are FNGs gathered for a workout to introduce F3 to the men at the rescue mission. Some men showed up early with workout gear to give to those men that showed for the workout. The rest of the gear was collected and distributed to men who signed up for a future workout.
Uptown Girl started the event on time with an introduction to F3 that included the mission, core principles and disclaimer. At the point Flame took over for the warm up that started with a mosey to a nearby soccer field. The warm up then included SSHs, arm circles, huggie bears, monkey humpers, and merkins. The Q torch was then passed to Neon for the Thang.
Mosey to the sideline of the field. A series of traverses across the field included bear craw, crab walks and backward run. We then circled up for some more punishment including plank jacks, shoulder taps, and merkins. We moseyed back to the shovel flag for a few minutes of Mary.
Uptown Girl then closed up with announcements, Count-A-Rama (26 PAX) and Name-A-Rama.
The whole group then joined the rescue mission for breakfast and fellowship. We offered F3 to some guys and 8 guys signed up for future workouts. These workouts will be setup with the rescue mission according to their schedule.
After breakfast raffle tickets were sold for a chance at prizes. The winners were:
Allentown Rescue Mission T-Shirt: Hurricane
Allentown Rescue Mission Sweatshirt: Cooter
F3 Shirt: Billy Ray
Wawa shortie gift cards (4): Sensei
Wawa shortie gift cards (2): Thing 1
Burpee Challenge winner (Allentown Rescue Mission Sweatshirt): Sensei
We then conducted the burpee challenge. The men were asked in advance to get sponsors for their burpees with a suggestion of $1/burpee. The challenge lasted for 15 minutes and 14 men participated. By the looks of some of the pictures it was joyful. When it was all said and done these 14 men completed 1909 burpees in 15 mintues. Amazing. For those counting here is the tally:
- Thing 1: 155
- Dr. Suess: 100
- Cooter: 108
- Colombia: 171
- Sensei: 223
- Uptown Girl: 157
- Drop Box: 100
- Neon: 201
- Tree Hugger: 205
- Mulligan: 75
- Zebra: 115
- Tiny Bubbles: 101
- Capone: 138
- Slim: 60
The total raised by the burpee challenge, ticket sales and donations is $3119!
At the end of the day men will be helped in a big way by the event this morning.