Invasion of Camp Gladiator

AO: Flag Pole Hill
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:

THA THING:
2.84 mile Ruck | 15:33 Pace | 43 minutes

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Coach K, Shake Weight
QIC: F150

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC attended an funeral this weekend of a lady at his church who had served faithfully for 65 year in children’s Sunday school. She had a legacy of being one that talked about Jesus every week and loved kids. Who are you have an impact on today?

MOLESKIN:
When the PAX assembled this wet gloom we were invaded upon at our normal rally point by those other workout people…who carry yoga mats and their towel to keep the sweat from dripping off them. Coach K and YHC were not too impressed nor did we like that they could not handle working out in the light rain that had fallen before 0530. So we headed out with Shake Weight and commenced to set and try our best to maintain a 15 min pace. We broke at the 1 mile mark and did a series of 10 Merkins and 10 Squats and then we were off again. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. Sept. 21-23 GROWRUCK Memphis

Coach K takes us back

AO: Burleson Park
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x25
IST x20
Squats x10
Merkins x10

THA THANG:
Mosey to Garage

Partner 1 starts bear crawling up 4 ramps while Partner 2 completes 10 squats, 10 hand release merkins, and 10 WWII SUs before running up to top, and then meets up with P1.

P2 picks up with the bear crawl while P1 runs to the start for the 30 reps before running to the top and catching up to P2. Repeato.

After each partner bear crawls switch to lunges, then crab walks, inch worms, walking, bear crawls, and duck walk. Repeato until the PAX start staging a mutiny.

MARY:
LBCs x20
Pingvin Crunch x20
Heels to Heaven x15
Protractor
Compass

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Podcast, Pepper, Ant Man, Shake weight, F150, Oo-De-Lally, Teasip
QIC: Coach K

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Praying for Podcast’s friend and their baby. He is dealing with heart issues, but the parents were finally able to take him home this week.

In full disclosure, I came up this workout with the sole intention of creating a situation where I didn’t have to talk to anyone at 0530 on a Friday. I knew it’d split up the group and be too cardio intensive for people to get a word in on a morning I really wanted to be alone. While I keep to myself and (according to some PAX) silently judge people, I am grateful to have y’all around. I don’t show up in the mornings for the workouts; I do it to be around y’all. It’s been a long ass year since I moved trying to adjust, but y’all’re definitely one of the best things to happen. Glad to be a part of this for however much longer I’m around. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to lock these feelings back in a box where they belong…not sure how they got out.

MOLESKIN:
YHC brought back his infamous bridge workout for his one year F3 anniversary Q. While nothing compared to the 200 burpees, it’s definitely a ball buster. With no bridge in sight, we took to the garage for the circuit. YHC did contemplate running over to Mockingbird Station, which is only 1 mile away but spared the PAX on this rainy Saturday.

YHC was once again honored to have Pepper post to YHCs Q and not any of AlrightAlright’s 3 this week (even though one was originally his but minor details). It’s not a competition, but I like to point it out anyways.

Early mumblechatter about the legs being dead after those Bonnie Blairs. There is still a lot of debate on the validity of the 16 min ironpax times, but to each their own. We debated doing it on Saturday next week just to have a day to recover afterwards.

Teasip and I had some great second F time during the thang while waiting for an even number to show up. Most comments were directed at my previous Q, but I feel like those were deserved.

Not too much mumblechatter given the nature of the workout (see COT below) except for some comments and groans here and there as we all trudged along.

F150 made a good point in asking if anyone had heard from Eruzione since the indictment of the Russian spies. While he has been active on Band, we agreed it was a bot.

As promised, there were no burpees. But now with the Fort’s challenge, I think y’all’ll reevaluate my burpee Q.

5 PAX made it to Bubbas where Ant Man started off strong with some nice jabs at the Baylor crew. Discussed how to work the system in getting out of household chores and Oo-De-Lally’s old maid Marla (probably make a great F3 name at some point). Otherwise, there was a lot of football talk as we’re all eagerly awaiting kickoff in a couple weeks.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. Memphis GoRuck in September (see F150)

Canadian Holiday?

AO: Glencoe
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x 15
IST x 15
Reachbacks x15

THA THANG:
One lap around the park, stopping halfway for 12 burpees, then finishing the lap with 11 more burpees to signify 23 days until the Ags BTHO NW State.

Mosey to the Playground and partner up for DORA. 100 Pull ups, 200 Lunges, and 300 American Hammers (cuz its good to be back in the USA) while partner 2 takes a lap around the tennis courts.

Mosey to the bleachers for a Dirty McDeuce
Dips x 12, Step ups x12 (alternating legs), Irkins x12, and Derkins x 12. Run around the near goal post and back in between sets.

Mosey back to the playground for Mary

MARY:
Homer to Marge IC x12
Dolly IC x12
Rosalita IC x 12
LBC IC x20
Penguin Crunch IC x12

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Aaarrrggghhh, AlrightAlright, Coach K, Icebox, Oatmeal, Special Sauce, Belk Bowl
QIC: Teasip

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out, praying for the kids from the Young Life camp in Bulgaria

MOLESKIN:
Always good to be back with the guys who were quick to welcome YHC back with plenty of sass (particularly AlrightAlright and Coach K) when YHC was apparently not loud and clear enough during the announcement that the Step ups were alternating legs. Apparently there was quite the discussion about Canadian holidays and how they had one yesterday and that is why some of the PAX missed the description of the alternating leg Step Ups. An #omaha was called for DORA as the group had some concerns about the route taken around the tennis courts, so the route was adjusted to be on the well lit path to the basketball court before taking on the potentially treacherous grass between the basketball court and playground. Some grumbling about the lack of single counting on Irkins, so YHC may take that into consideration the next time he decides to do a Dirty McDeuce for his Q. Overall a good day and happy to back with the guys after a week off.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. 2nd F Happy Hour this Friday, August 10th at Ozona. M’s are welcome

F3 Dallas Rucks 2.5

AO: Flag Pole Hill
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:

THA THANG:
2.5ish miles in a little less than 45 minutes because we had to wait for Pepper. He thought about gladiating but wised up just in time.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: AlrightAlright, Ant Man (w/ Eli), Ina, Oatmeal, Pepper (w/ Boo)
QIC: Oo-De-Lally

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out, asking God to help us be leaders in our daily lives.

MOLESKIN:
Good conversation this morning. Ant Man and Eli joined me for a post workout breakfast at Dallas Diner, where the poor woman working was terrified of Eli but came through with some bacon for him.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. 2nd F Friday, August 10 at Ozona, M’s welcome and encouraged.

The Open Championship 2018

AO: Katy Trail
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x10 (Stretch beforehand boys, we got stuff to do)

THA THANG:
Car-nasty
Par 4=run 4 levels, do 4 merkins, run downstairs to the bottom
Par 3=run 3 levels, do 3 merkins, run downstairs to the bottom
Par 5=run 4 levels + a loop around light poles, do 5 merkins, run downstairs to the bottom

1. Par 4
2. Par 4
3. Par 4
4. Par 4
5. Par 4
6. Par 5
7. Par 4
8. Par 3
9. Par 4
10. Par 4
11. Par 4
12. Par 4
13. Par 3 (2 PAX completed this hole, and no one was able to advance to the 14th hole)
14. Par 5
15. Par 4
16. Par 3
17. Par 4
18. Par 4

MARY:
AlrightAlright will be quick to acknowledge that this might have been too ambitious, but it was definitely a great cardio workout for all of the PAX.
#tclaps to Gambler for pushing me to go full speed throughout the workout.
#kotters to Ultra who was back for the first time in a few weeks. Heck of a workout to come back to.
The only #mumblechatter was about the Warm-o-rama being shorter than usual.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Gambler, Aaarrrggghhh, Oo-De-Lally, Teasip, Ultra
QIC: AlrightAlright

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out, asking God for the vision to find new #sadclowns, and the courage to EH them.

MOLESKIN:

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. July 26 – Scotch Night
2. Aug. 10 – Happy Hour
3. Sept. 21-23 – GROWRuck12 in Memphis

Jacob’s Dirty Lunge

AO: Caruth Park
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH
Hillbillies
Don Quixotes
Butt kicks
Karaoke

THA THANG:
Jacob’s Ladder 7:1 Dancing bears and Carolina dry docks

Mosey to soft top/benches

3 sets of dips and bilateral clay-makers descending in reps from 12

Dirty McDeuce: 3 exercises, 4 sets, 12 reps per exercise, lap in between sets
Irkins
Squats
Core: Rugby sit-ups, WWI sit-ups, LBCs, rugby again

Meander/mosey to tennis courts

Reverse lunges across courts, starting with 3 T-merkins, 6 in middle, 9 at far end, 12 in middle, ending with 15 at start point

MARY:
Dolly
Freddies
Rosalita
WWII sit-ups
Vietnam sit-ups (then re-named Ruk/Candy Cane sit-ups due to the position of the legs)

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: AlrightAlright, Gambler, JoJo, Icebox, Chairman Mao, Rocket Man, Helmet, Tuba
QIC: Oo-De-Lally

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Prayer request for a daughter of one of the couples that leads the young married department at PCBC, who just had a brain tumor removed and is now at home recovering. AlrightAlright reflected on his 4 years doing F3 and encouraged the PAX to continuing working on EH’ing #sadclowns. YHC prayed us out, grateful for the guys around him, the ability to workout, and for the guys that weren’t with us this morning.

MOLESKIN:
Persistent drivel from AlrightAlright, who will now informally be referred to as #soprano per decree of YHC. Some comments about the field being wet. A potential exercise was decided against at one point.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. July 26 – Scotch Night
2. Aug. 10 – Happy Hour
3. Sept. 21-23 – GROWRuck12 in Memphis

Go to Teasip beatdown

AO: Glencoe Park
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x20
IST x10
Reach backs/Cotton Pickers/Daisy Pickers x10
Don Quixote x10

THA THANG:
Mosey to the tennis court for a morning of suicides with some workouts as the PAX came back to each line

Bearway to Heaven
Increasing Merkins (run to first line and back, 1 merkin, run to second line and back, 2 merkins, etc.)

Decreasing Plank Jacks (run to far line and back, 9 plank jacks, run to second far line and back, 8 plank jacks, etc.)

Quick break for some Mary: LBC x20, Penguin crunch x15

Continue with suicides, increasing Iron Hulk

Decreasing IST suicide

Burpee suicide with one burpee each time the PAX comes back to the starting line

Wrap up with a normal suicide and then some Mary.

MARY:
Uptown Crunch x12
Rosalita x15

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Aaarrrggghhh, AlrightAlright, Coach K, Eruzione, F150, Oo-De-Lally, Pepper, Belk Bowl
QIC: Teasip

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Teasip prayed us out.

MOLESKIN:
Some criticism from AlrightAlright during the warm up, wondering if this was going to be a Yoga workout. That was replaced by groaning from the PAX at the announcement of Bearway to Heaven, which has apparently become a staple of YHC’s workouts. Not much mumblechatter during the rest of the workout which was probably due to the PAX trying to catch their breath and the constant running.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. July 26 – Scotch Night
2. Aug. 10 – Happy Hour
3. Sept. 21-23 – GROWRuck12 in Memphis

Rucking and Elvis

AO: Flag Pole Hill
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:

WARM-O-RAMA:

THA THANG:
2.55 miles in 48 minutes and a few sets of squats as necessary

MARY:

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: AlrightAlright, Hotty Toddy, F150, Oatmeal, Topanga; Mutts : Fitz, Lady, and Eli
Q: Ant Man

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Ant Man prayed us out with a quick prayer.

MOLESKIN:
We had a record showing today with 6 pax and 3 mutts on this nice and humid Monday. Tclaps to AlrightAlright for carrying Hotty Toddy’s load up the last hill while he pulled an Elvis.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. July 26th – Scotch Night, see calendar for details
2. Sept. 21-23 – GrowRuck 12 Memphis, TN, contact F150 for more info.

Plus One Black Ops

AO: Caruth Park
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:

WARM-O-RAMA:

THA THANG:
The Murph

1 Mile Run
100 Pull-Ups
200 Push-ups (Merkins)
300 Squats
1 Mile Run

MARY:

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Splash, Coach K
QIC: Plus One

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Plus One prayed out the PAX

MOLESKIN:

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. August 10 – Next 2nd F event
2. July 26 – Scotch Night 

Podcast Abe Vigoda’s for the win

AO: Burleson Park
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:

WARM-O-RAMA:
Mosey to the unofficial ultimate field
SSH x20
Abe Vigoda x11

THA THANG:
2 Line Native American run to the top of the parking garage
Dora
Partner runs down the ramps (2 stories) and takes the stairs back up while partner works toward the following:
100 Merkins
200 Squats
300 mountain climbers
4 Corners
On top of the parking garage:
5 burpees
Duck walk down the ramp- 10 lunges
Lateral duck walk left- 15 Carolina Dry Docks
Walk Duck (??) up the ramp- 20 LBC’s
Lateral duck walk right
Rinse and repeat x4- alternating duck walks and bear crawls

MARY:
American Hammer x 30
Penguin Crunch x 30

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: AlrightAlright, Ant Man, Boomer, Bullwinkle, Coach K, Double D, Eruzione, Icebox, Plus One, Shake Weight, Teasip
QIC: Podcast

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out

MOLESKIN:
Not a ton of mumblechatter and one can only speculate as to the reason why. I assume most of us were contemplating Coach K’s winnings last night and what we would do with that sort of money. Kudos for he and Teasip making it to the workout despite a 2nd F bro date in OK.

There was a little deserved trash-talking to YHC when he had a tough time counting the Abe Vigoda’s.

We also learned that sometimes you have to be careful with the nicknames you give female clients, right Bullwinkle?

One PAX also mentioned that he burned 960 calories during the workout which is a personal record. YHC is proud to own that badge of honor but wasn’t too happy with some of his exercise choices during the workout.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. August 10 – Next 2nd F event
2. July 26 – Scotch Night