I just like running

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Alright Alright, Pony Express, Splash, Icebox, Goldie, Rump Roast, Ina, Draper, Grapefruit (FNG – welcome!), Scrubs (FNG – welcome!), Ant Man, Hotty Toddy, Sally, Coach K, Tater Tot
QIC: Teasip

AO: Burleson

F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x 20

IST x 20

Burpees x12 OYO

THA THANG:
Mosey to the Quad for a modification on Special Sauce’s Thursday workout a few weeks back. Everyone completes one lap around flag pole, and then you are paired up with your opposite finisher (1st with 16th, 2nd with 15th, etc.)

You and your partner start on opposite sidewalks and run around a lap around the flag pole. When you pass each other, do an exercise and then continue running until you catch each other the second time, and return to the start line. Did this five times, with the following exercises on the lap and in between laps

1st lap: Partner Derkins (Partner 1 planks while Partner 2 does 10 Derkins with feet on partner 1’s back. Flapjack when Partner 2 finishes Derkins). 

2nd lap: High five squats x12.

3rd lap: OH Claps x20. 20 Flutter Kicks between laps.

4th lap: Monkey Humpers x12. 12 Uptown Crunch between laps.

Final lap: 10 Burpees.

Next up was DORA with the same partners. 100 Merkins, 200 Squats and 300 Freddie Mercurys. Partner 1 does exercise while Partner 2 ran a lap around the fountain.

Mosey to the tennis court for Vaccuum cleaners to the first three lines on the courts. Then Penguin crunch x12 to finish

MARY:
Done intermittently during the beatdown 

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC discussed the recent emphasis on Shield Lock, Accountability, Correction and not being able to walk this life alone. The workout was mainly with a partner and the hope was that motivated each PAX to push themselves and be there for each other. We need to continue to be there for each other to encourage, correct and love each other.

MOLESKIN:
A few PAX figured a cardio beatdown was coming, and boy were they right. T claps to Alright Alright, Coach K, Icebox and Rump Roast for doing a mini-CSAUP by double dipping with Sauce’s early morning beat down. Not a whole lot of mumble chatter with the PAX sucking wind for most the workout.  A few PAX were rather upset with the amount of running and the constant running, while others appreciated the running. Goldie showed his cheetah speed the last lap of the first part when he incorrectly assumed that was the end of the workout, which led to him moving a little slower during the partner DORA and regretting that life decision. Kotters to Hotty Toddy for being back in quite some time. Overall a solid beatdown and good time was had. Coffeteria led to Pony Express again reinforcing the belief that F3 Dallas has the best Coffeteria spot with Bubba’s, much to Sally’s dismay. There was a name change as we switch Grapefruit from Whammy and debated being meaner to Scrubs, but decided not everyone needs to have a mean name. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. July 4th workout and due to high cost of the 5k, we will do our own event/possibly seek out an alternative event

Memorial Day Murph

For the fourth straight year, we gathered on Memorial Day to remember those that have lost their lives for this country by doing the Murph.

PAX: Coach K, Teasip, Aaarrrggghhh, Ant Man, Chairman Mao, Splash, Sally, Gold Digger, Draper, Cinco

QIC: Alright Alright

The Murph

1 mile

20 rounds of 5 pull-ups/chin-ups, 10 merkins, 15 squats

1 mile

With temps in the high 70s and humidity at the same level most of us struggled through this one. Chairman smoked it though. Coach K wore a weight vest again, and beat his time from last year by about 10 minutes. Impressive stuff.

F3 Mental Health Day

PAX: Aaarrrggghhh, AlrightAlright, Ant Man, Chairman Mao, F150, Ina, Myspace, Oatmeal, Princess Turtlehead, Sex Panther, Special Sauce, splash, Spread, Stingray (FNG) Teasip, Thunderlips
QIC: Coach K
AO: Caruth Park

*Due to anonymity concerns, stories/NMM have been removed

Pre-Q:
PAX were instructed to arrive 5 minutes early this morning, and all were present right on time. F3 Nation dedicated workouts today to raising awareness about men’s mental health, specifically suicide and depression. Given that most suicides are middle-aged men…it’s something we can’t keep ignoring.

Tha Thang:
Dirty Mc-Cuss Word of Choice

Two full suicides: start short for the first one; start long for the second
Burpees x10
Hand-Release Merkins x12
Burpees x10
E2K x12
Burpees x10
Lunges x12
Burpees x10
Plank Jacks x12

Repeato 2 more times
Burpees x9

All in all – we did 129 burpees, one for every person that will kill themselves today.

Mumblechatter:
As with most of YHC’s Q’s, mumblechatter was restricted by the nature of the beast. splash promised us a burpee-free Q next Wednesday. AlrightAlright broke the tension with a penis joke on the “start short finish long” suicides. Him and Special Sauce tried making a truce on the third round of suicides, which fell through pretty quickly. Spread was the only one man enough to embrace the final 9 burpees without whining. Princess Turtlehead reminded the PAX that I warned everybody it wasn’t an ideal workout for a new guy. Disclaimer was given. Some moans and groans throughout as PAX figured out the pattern, but I definitely wouldn’t rank this amongst the worst of my Qs.

We wrapped up with the naming ceremony of our FNG Craig, now Stingray. He’s from Mississippi, owned a copy of “Flaming Lips” as his first CD, and was a journalist in college. Welcome, sir.

Saturday Sweet Thirteen

DATE: Saturday 3/23

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Jugs, Princess Turtlehead, Schnitzel (Willy Loman from Hilton Head), Ant Man, Special Sauce, Oatmeal, Plus One, Teasip, Splash, Sex Panther, Ma Bell
QIC: Icebox, Sally

AO: Burleson Park
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
Done.
Unfortunately YHC (Sally) forgot the coupons so missed the first 5 minutes.
Guessing the warm-o-rama started with SSH then IST. YHC showed up in time for the jog around the big Burleson loop.

THA THANG:
PAX picked numbers to determine bracket seeding. Match-up partners then performed the first exercise: shoulder raises with weight vest weights, to failure.

After the winners of each match-up were determined, all PAX did a big loop.

Winners moved on in the bracket, and losers matched up with other losers. We continued in this fashion for 4 more rounds, completing the following exercises:

Coupon hold arms-length
Jump ropes
Coupon raises
Coupon squats

Ultimately the Sweet Thirteen ended in a battle between Oatmeal and Special Sauce. Special Sauce was declared champion.

All PAX then completed a partner DORA:

  1. Merkins x 100
  2. LBCs x 200
  3. Coupon squats x 200 (modified)

PAX finally gathered on the basketball court for knockout – with a penalty of 5 merkins for a miss before a HIM could shoot his next shot. Those whom were knocked out did burpees until the game was over.

Plus One was ultimately named champion.

MARY:
Flutters
Box cutters

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Done. Developed trust and faith.

MOLESKIN:
Hit the coffeeteria afterward.
Good mumblechatter, including a call-out of Pepper, whom YHC saw at the grocery store the night before and said “I’m definitely coming in the morning.” Additionally, Ant Man called him and offered to give him a ride, but his call was unanswered.

We rib you because we miss you, Pep.

Apologies for the delayed backblast, gentlemen. If I am remembering something incorrectly let me know.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. YHC (Sally) will be hosting a tequila tasting / whisky tasting / poker / basketball watching night this Saturday the 6th. All are welcome.

My name is Sally O’Malley and I’m 50!

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Princess Turtlehead, Splash, Special Sauce, Ina, Oatmeal, Chairman Mao, Gold Digger, Thunderlips, Sex Panther, Ma Bell, MySpace, Alright Alright
QIC: Spread

AO: The original…Caruth

F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Not a professional, but been doing this a lot longer than you.

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x 17 (Q b day St Patty), 20 burp, 10 storm, 20 burp, 10 fat ballerinas, 10 burp

THA THANG:
Mosey to Coffee Park

Slow and low for all: 20 globe abs, 10 irkins, 10 dips, 10 gorillas, 10 dirkins, 10 step up left, 10 step up right, 10 dirkins, mosey

burps x 10 at each intersection for another 50, mosey to tennis court

burps x 7 (tricentennial – 7/4/2076), ski abs x 10, in-n-out x 10, bear crawl bear court x1, mosey to field, 50 yard sprint

circle – offset pushup x20, diamonds x 10, dolphins x10, slow and low x10

SSH x 17 to wrap

MARY:
No protractor to keep pax off guard.

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Low O2 – many in pax struggling at this stage.

MOLESKIN:
Pax was expecting the “typical Spread” rings – I did not accommodate.  Expecting “typical Spread” protractor – NO again.  Getting old and shifty at 50.  Thanks to all for posting – was a privilege to lead the group to commemorate my big milestone.  Looking forward to 57 more.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Check band

Candy Cane Returns

PAX: Ina, Alright Alright, Icebox, Oatmeal, Gambler, Special Sauce, Rump Roast, Splash, Rocket Man, Coach K, Spread, Sally, Thunderlips (FNG)

QIC: Candy Cane

AO: Caruth Park – The OG AO

Tha Thang:

Warmup

Burpee Pyramid 1 to 10 back to 1

Merkins, Lunges, Planks, Suicides, more of the same

Saturday Splashdown

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Rump Roast, Alright alright, sally, oatmeal, chairman mao, special sauce, ant man, boomer, icebox
QIC: Splash

AO: Burleson Park
Conditions: Damp, chilly
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH, mountain climbers, seal jacks, etc

THA THANG:
Some bear crawls, walking lunges, exploding merkins, gorilla squats
Stairs 2x – singles, doubles, and triples
Calf raises and Carolina dry docks in between
Some burpees
Crawl bear up steps
Mary
Lots of laying around not doing much from some in the pack

Bubbas!

The Dora that never ends

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

PAX: Aaarrrggghhh, Ina, Splash, Spread, Princess Turtlehead, Candyland, AlrightAlright, Rocket Man (Charlotte, NC), Bing (Hickory, NC), Gold Digger, Coach K, Special Sauce

QIC: Mile High

AO: Caruth Park

F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:

IST x20

Cotton Pickers x15

Willie Mays x12

Mountaineer Motivators x10

THA THANG:

A roundabout mosey over to the field

Duration Dora – traditional Dora (merkins, squats, LBC’s) but instead of counting reps, it was done continuously for 20 minutes. Each exercise was done AMRAP (as many reps as possible) with a focus on form. When form started to fail, modifications should were made. Each partner rotated through the exercises after each swap.

11’s – CDD and burpees running across the field in between sets (10 CDD’s and 1 burpee, run,  9 CDD’s and 2 burpees, run, etc.)

Mosey back

MARY:

American Hammer x32

Homer/Marge

Rugby situps x15

Flutter kicks x15

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Accountability is submission to standard through enforcement and consequence (having someone tell you that your form is off, getting pulled over for speeding, etc.). Discipline is monitoring yourself for adherence to a standard (knowing your form is suffering and fixing it or modifying appropriately, making time to study scripture regularly, etc.). We should all look for areas of weakness where we need accountability and utilize the areas in which we are well disciplined to help build up another man.

MOLESKIN:

There was a healthy amount of mumblechatter during the warm-o-rama. Many PAX found the mountaineer motivators to be an entertaining dance routine, some even incorporated additional hand movements. The Duration Dora provided PAX with an opportunity to focus on their form without the pressure of keeping up with a rep count. Some incorporated clever modifications like Splash who used the small hill behind us to turn the merkins into irkins.

YHC’s explanation of the 11’s created a little bit of confusion, but everyone figured it out after the first set. Considering the amount of burpees done the day before, several PAX complained about burpees being one of the exercises in the 11’s. YHC took the complaints as a compliment. PAX should be grateful that we ran out of time for the bear crawl set YHC had planned.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  1. Run Ranger Run – log miles
  2. Bourbon tasting on Thursday. Bring diapers.
  3. There might be a happy hour on Friday. Chairman Mao is championing that cause.

Kicking It at Caruth

BB courtesy of Hi-Liter – DR from F3 Carpex. Thanks for the Q, sir. Look forward to having you back.

Pre-Blast

  • 19 HIM at Caruth Park in Dallas, TX did some work CarPex-style. 1 for the Hi-Liter Heatup EC. Welcome FNG, Plinko!

The Warmup (Hi-Liter)

  • Pledge of Allegiance at the flag.
  • Run out of the park and around to the tennis court entrance, circle up at the ball diamond for: 5 Good Mornings, 10 Windmills, 15 SFAC, 15 OH Claps, 15 Seal Claps, 15 RSFAC

The Thangs

  • Jack Webb (1 to 4) Merkins and Hallelujahs.
  • Find a partner.
  • Dora 2-3-4: 200 Merkins, 300 Squats, 400 LBCs; Partner 1 does exercises while Partner 2 sprints across the field to the tree line and back.
  • Mosey to the tennis courts.
  • Wall of Fire: everyone in People’s Chair while one man at a time comes off the wall for 3 Burpos.
  • Back with your partner.
  • Australian Suicides: Partner 1 does AMRAP Australian Mt. Climbers while Partner does a three station Suicide run across the double tennis court. Flap jack. 2x.
  • Mosey back to the field.
  • AYG to the tree line.
  • 30 Boxcutters IC
  • 20 Side Plank Star Crunches.

COT

NMS

  • So honored to lead today, Dallas. Thanks for making room for YHC.
  • Awesome 3rdF pre-beatdown. Keep it up!