• When: 2019-06-06
  • QIC: Short Haul
  • The PAX: Iron Mary, Meatball, Dangle (FNG), Scotch, Honey Boo Boo, Irrev, Slumlord (R), Heisenberg (R), Mercy Rule, Gravedigger

D-Day and Water Balloon Artillery

If ever you need a laugh or the feel the urge to get silly, post up or Q at the Hollow. These guys know how to have a good time, and it shows. They need to work on their history trivia… but that’s easy for YHC to say… he already had the answers!

#TCLAPs to Iron Mary (and the Hollow PAX in general) for EH’ing #SadClowns around the community. YHC has named more FNG’s at The Hollow than any other AO. Well done men!!

#TCLAPs  to FNG Dangle! Brother came out for the first time and not only knew his D-Day trivia, he crushed the workout. Welcome to F3!!

Conditions: 69, clear, and slightly breezy


The Thang:

Mosey over to grassy area near breezeway and circle up for warmup:
Merkins x50 OYO
SSH x40 IC
MTC x30 IC
TTT x20 IC
OHC x10 IC
Cherry Pickers x10 IC
LBAC (Rev) x10 IC

Mosey over to parking lot along the breezeway.

D-Day Quiz – exercise after every question. Prescribed exercise for correct (C:) answers, and burpees for incorrect answers (I:). After each question, PAX will perform the exercise, bear crawl to 1st set of lighted cones, and then sprint to 2nd set, and then sprint back to start.

In what year did the Allied invasion into German-occupied France occur?
 1944 – C: 20 squats; I: 20 burpees
PAX got this one CORRECT

What was the code name given to the invasion? Operation Overlord – C: 20 merkins; I: 10 burpees

The allies landed on 5 beach heads. Name the beaches’ code names. Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, Sword – Each C: 5 BBSU Each I: or missed: 5 burpees
PAX got Utah and Omaha

Who was the Commander-in-Chief of ‘Operation Overlord?’ Dwight D. Eisenhower – C: 20 Carolina Dry Docks I: 15 burpees
PAX got this one CORRECT

The allies sent in around 13,000 paratroopers from the 82nd and 101st Airborne divisions the night before the invasion. The Germans also made use of paratroopers, what were they called? Fallschirmjager – C: 20 Monkey Humpers I: 10 burpees
Tough one… PAX were INCORRECT

Why was Pas de Calais (strait of Dover) significant to the invasion of Normandy? The allies deceived the Germans into thinking the invasion would take place there, instead of Normandy – C: 20 LBC’s I: 5 burpees
Toughest question, PAX had no clue

At the end of D-Day, how many allies had landed in Normandy? A: 80,000 B: 150,000 C: 180,000 D: 200,000 B: 150,000 – C: 40 SSH I: 10 burpees
The PAX were split, YHC put it to a vote, the CORRECT answer won by a vote

Dog Fight / Modified Catch Me If You Can
PAX are partnered up with others with a similar sprint speed. Partner 2 is given 2 water balloons. Partner 1 takes off and completes a lap around the lighted cones in the parking lot. After a delay, partner 2 takes off. The objective is to splash your partner with one or both balloons. At the end of the lap, partner 1 does 5 burpees for each splash, and partner 2 does 5 burpees for each miss. Flapjack, and now partner 1 will chase partner 2.

Naval Artillery / Balloon Toss
Partners face each other about arm’s length apart. Partner 1 tosses a balloon to Partner 2, and 2 back to 1. If the tosses are successful, then the partners turn to face away, broad jump once, and then turn to face each other again. They then toss once each again. Repeat moving further apart until the balloon breaks. If a balloon breaks, both PAX drop for 5 burpees, then sprint to far end of lighted cones, and back to cooler to retrieve a new balloon. PAX run back to their spot, then start again from arm’s length distance.

Unsurprisingly, after about 5-6 minutes of “balloon artillery” things devolved into a water balloon fight. Fun was had by all, and most left pretty wet.

With two minute left PAX picked up as many balloon pieces as possible

Back to flag

Announcements —
Daddy and Me 5K – June 15th
Ultimate Frisbee – Saturday @ Snake Pit
BC Saturday @F3TheHollow, Argyle leads the PAX

Prayer Requests —
Capps family (Maggie Surgery in July) – GoFundMe Page
Breaker Breaker / Good Hands Family
Brothers who are injured: Brainiac, Brick, Half-Empty, all others

Devo — Matthew 6: 3-4
    But when you give to someone in need, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing. Give your gifts in private, and your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.