Just Do It

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Stingray, Swiper
QIC: Sally

AO: The Harbor
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: given

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x 10
Mosey to stairs at front of LHHS

THA THANG:
1) Mini-circuit of running up stairs, bear crawling, running backward down a ramp, crab walking back. x3 or x4

Mosey eastward

2) Descending Curb Lunge – Lunge to the other side of the street. Do 7 split-squats with one leg on the curb, then switch and repeat with the other leg. Lunge back to the other side, and continue with 6 reps on each leg. Go all the way down to 0.

Mosey eastward

3) Stop for Mary including flutter kicks, WWI sit-ups, Dancing Wilt Chamberlains and Dancing Bears

4) PAX’s choice – 1) run back toward home for more exercises, or 2) run the opposite way and lock in more cardio. PAX choose more cardio. Run down to the bottom of the hill, turn around, and run all the way back to the starting point.

Arrived at 6:15 on the dot.

MARY:
Intra-workout

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Done

MOLESKIN:
Fantastic morning. Thanks to these gentlemen for posting, it was great to be out there.

Agiliday – Backblast Fri 4.17.20

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Draper
QIC: Sally

AO: Virtual
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: GIven

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH
IST
High knees
Washing Machines
Side Lunges

THA THANG:
Kick It Up:
1 min Ali Shuffle
1 min side hops
16 Ski Abs

30 secs Ali Shuffle
30 secs side hops
8 Ski Abs

3 rounds of AGILE:
Group 1: hold plank or back plank
Group 2: 10 Apollo Ohnos

Then switch.

Continue the process with the following exercises:
10 Gas Pumps
10 Imperial Walkers
10 Lisa to Bart’s
10 E2Ks (each side)

Finally, complete 1 min Ali Shuffle, 1 min side hops, and 16 Ski Abs. That completes 1 round.

Dirty McDeuce – 4 rounds of:
12 Parker Peters
12 single-leg jumps (6 per side)

MARY:
Standing Crunch w Under-Leg Clap
Big Boy Sit-Ups
Ski Abs

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Done.

MOLESKIN:
Thanks Draper for posting. YHC may have gone back to bed except for you logging on! Just 1 other PAX helps us accelerate.

Tried to keep the workout mobile (mo-BILE as they say in Remember The Titans: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeOEZpJrPsQ).

Draper and YHC spent 10 minutes of fellowship after the workout just catching up and sharing quarantine experiences.

All around great start to Friday.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
N/A, let’s have a good week this week!

E.A.S.T.E.R. Tuesday 4.14.20

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Aaarrrggghhh, AlrightAlright, Draper, F150, Oatmeal, PowPow, Rump Roast, Sex Panther, Shifty McCoy
QIC: Sally

AO: Virtual
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: given

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH
IST
Watermelon Picker

THA THANG:
Ali Shuffle front and back, 1 min
Ali Shuffle side to side, 1 min
Chop ’em w/ ups & downs, 1 min

16 ski abs

EASTER:
50 reps of each of the following, with 20 4-count high-knees in between each:

E
lf on a shelf w coupon
Apollo Ohnos w coupon
Step-ups on coupon
T-merkins, chest on coupon
E2ks (no coupon)
Rows (inverted or upright) w coupon

1 round of Dirty McDeuce:
12 squat presses, switching shoulder of coupon each rep
12 SSHs

MARY:
flutter kicks w coupon
big-boy situps
LBCs w coupon

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
done

MOLESKIN:
Lord thank you for this day, thank you for these men. YHC was honored to get to lead the workout again this morning, and was grateful that so many PAX posted. Though YHC was still alone at 5:29, these 9 other men had joined by 2 minutes later. Timing was comedic.

The warm-up included a watermelon-picker tribute to Aaarrrggghhh. PAX heard an audible “yesss” when it was announced.

On the first attempted exercise YHC tried an “exercise song” a la Pepper (Chumbawamba) and/or Icebox (‘I Don’t Get Tired’). Unfortunately, PAX could not hear the music so it was abandoned.

It was darn cold and windy this morning, props to F150, Oatmeal, Pow, Rump, and Shifty for the outdoor exposure. AlrightAlright, Draper, Sex Panther, and YHC were the #GarageCrew.

EASTER routine felt pretty challenging. YHC doesn’t remember coupons nearly ever feeling as heavy as during Elf on a Shelf. T-merkins on the block also left a mark, both mentally and physically. Lots of mumblechatter about it, but YHC believes still 0 curses from Rump Roast. Perhaps Shifty influences Rump to #Advantage.

YHC believes the best mumblechatter joke today was the hiney.

Virtual Qs take some getting used to with the lag time, but as one PAX put it, they also help the Q to be “concise and precise.” Something we all can probably get better at.

Again, thank you to the PAX. Let’s keep up the great attendance. Prayed for guidance to be #ServantLeaders wherever we can be today. Our families, workplaces, neighborhoods, and broader communities all need us and would benefit from our leadership.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. If you have extra medical supplies or know where to find some, please let Draper or PowPow know.
2. Happy Hour Saturday – only 4 days away!!

Saturday Sevens 4.11.20

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Draper, Greenspan, Oatmeal, Pow Pow, Rump Roast, Shifty McCoy 
QIC: Sally

AO: Virtual
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: given

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH
IST
Windmill

THA THANG:
High knees 1 min
ISTs 1 min
Seal jacks 1 min

7 rounds of:
7 merkins
7 shoulder taps
7 flutter kicks
7 Apollo Ohnos

10 count

High knees 1 min
7 burpees
ISTs 1 min
7 burpees
Seal jacks 1 min
7 burpees

10 count

2 Groups:
Group 1 – plank
Group 2 – 7 merkins
Then switch
Repeato with decreasing reps down to 1

Group 1 – wilt chamberlain (back plank)
Group 2 – 7 calf raises
Then switch
Repeato with decreasing reps down to 3
From 3 to 1 other group do the “dancing Wilt chamberlain” (raising 1 leg at a time)

High knees 1 min
7 burpees
ISTs 1 min
7 burpees
Seal jacks 1 min
7 burpees

10 count

PAX’s choice – “merkins or squats”?
PAX choose squats …   –> 70 squats

2-minute Icebox shoulder circuit

MARY:
25 Mountain Climbers
6 Dr. W’s
Homer to Marge

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Done

MOLESKIN:
Great start to the weekend. Thank you, gentlemen, for posting and pushing YHC and each other mentally and physically.

Workout purposefully included constant movement to incorporate cardio even though stationary. It hit pretty much every muscle group, hopefully was a balanced workout.

T-claps to Greenspan for I believe his first virtual beatdown. He caught on very quickly. Rump and Shifty crushed the tag-team as always; t-claps to Rump for getting him out there and to Shifty b/c in 5 years he is going to be scary strong.

Patriotic Pow showed off the American flag board shorts, and (bonus!) gave the PAX a nice close-up. Oatmeal got his iPad working beautifully and Draper and YHC were the garage / hot box crew.

Thank you again men. Hopeful to see many PAX at the happy hour tonight.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. 2nd F: Happy hour tonight at 8pm on Zoom. Link on Band
2. 3rd F: If you have access to extra medical supplies, please notify Draper or PowPow so they can collect for a family in need.

MLBs – Dallas Wi-F3i 4.3.20

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: AlrightAlright, Icebox, PowPow, Rump Roast, Shifty McCoy
QIC: Sally

AO: Garages, backyards, and even indoors
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: given

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH
IST
High Knees
Plank to Down Dog to Up Dog

THA THANG:
PAX split into two groups.

Group 1:
Perform 15 ISTs
Group 2:
High plank

Switcharoo.

Repeato with flutter kicks and Wilt Chamberlain. Add 1 round of 15 SSHs / Al Gore 

 

10-count break. No more groups.

 

Descending ladder of “MLB MLB” as follows, starting at 13 going down through 6.

Merkins
LBCs
Big-Boy situps
Mountain Climbers (1,1,2,2)
Lunges
Burpees

Due to time constraints finish out with one round of 10.

MARY:
Intra-workout

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Prayed for strength and perspective, as our Concentrica and the world need us to be strong examples of servant leadership.

MOLESKIN:
Thanks to the PAX for posting this morning, it is an honor and a humbling opportunity to lead.

The workout – YHC was worried about getting in cardio, but the humidity had us all huffing and sweating pretty quickly. MLBs seemed to be a good mix of upper body, lower body, and core. Added up to 86 reps of each exercise – #GetSmart theme as AlrightAlright noted.

Mumblechatter – highlights included Pow “Vader” Pow, Alright “Disappearing” Alright, and Rump and Shifty running for cover as a quick Texas rainstorm blew in. Icebox was left lonely as wingman Maverick was nowhere to be found, though today would have been a great day for him to run underneath planks and Chamberlains. YHC saw a neighbor’s light go on after 10 minutes.. may have been the noise (sorry!). He closed the garage door promptly.

Finally, we were all impressed with BlueJeans’ newest “smell” feature. Even could almost make out a hint of Teasip’s sweatshirt.

Keep up the good work, gentlemen. Be servant leaders today!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. QSource today at 1130 on the UBJN (Ultra Blue Jeans Network) – https://bluejeans.com/u/bsomerford/.
2. Happy Hour tomorrow night, 8pm on the DZM (Draper Zoom Network). Stay tuned to Band for link.

MardiStrong – Backblast 2/25/20

Fat Tuesday, 2/25/20

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Aaarrrggghhh, Abercrombie, AlrightAlright, Coach K, F150, Goop, Oatmeal, Plus One, Sex Panther, Special Sauce, Teasip
QIC: Sally

AO: Glencoe Park
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x 20
IST x 15
High Knees x 15

Ski Ab 1/2 Mile
-Run 1/4 mile, 12 ski abs
-Run 1/4 mile, 12 ski abs
-Indian Run Style, (2 linez)

THA THANG:
Grab your coupons, to the field / benches. Yeah benches.

Partner Dora:
As a team, complete the following:

150 Groiners, hands on block
150 Rosalita Presses – lie flat on your 6, simultaneously perform a Rosalita and a coup chest press.
150 Apollo Oh-no’s (with coup, each leg is 1)
150 Step-Ups on the bleachers with coup

Partner 2 runs across to the other sideline, performs 1 burpee, and returns.

Switcharoo until done.

Dirty McDeuce:
12 Squats
12 OH press

MARY:
Dr. W’s x 8
Flutter Kicks x 15
PAX’s choice (LBCs, Freddy Mercuries, & maybe one more)

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
check check

MOLESKIN:
Sorry for the late backblast bruddas. Work has been a little, uh, volatile.

This was YHC’s first Q of the New Year. Happy to be back at it.

Having been focused on #Strength lately, YHC wanted to use the great opportunity of a Tuesday coup day to really set the PAX up for some strength gains.

YHC was reminded that this glorious day was to be Fat Tuesday, and as such pondered an appropriate Mardi Gras theme. After writing off KING CAKE and FAT T’s, YHC decided it would suffice to use ‘GRAS’.   Oh yah.

And out came the painful DORA you see above. YHC swears he tries to think about exercise counting when constructing his Q’s, but this would evidence otherwise. The Groiners, Rosalita Presses, and Apollo Oh-no’s were good exercises. All hit different and rarely-used parts of the body, too. The step-ups, however, quickly brought the realization that 150 reps of a 4-count exercise was going to suck.

And suck it did.

But all PAX pushed through. Took some serious mental and physical (aren’t they the same?) toughness, but probably added 1/2 inch to each of our thighs. #WorthIt, YHC envisions the PAX would say.

As always, thank you to the men who posted. It’s a privilege and opportunity to lead.

Apologizes, YHC doesn’t remember much mumblechatter. YHC did get some crap (he remembers one in particular – ‘What, so the goal was to get the PAX so sore nobody comes out the rest of the week?!’).

Stay healthy out there fellas. Practice that sweet Millennial “self-care” – eat well, wash your hands, get enough rest, and focus on the things that matter.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. TID18K was a success. #TClaps to the PAX for either participating or thinking about us while we participated 🙂
2. QSource: Topic this week is the “M” – Friday lunch, likely Preston Center, 11:30
3. Happy Hour – Friday evening ~5pm, likely Ozona

But, This Hurts!

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: AlrightAlright, Ant Man, F-150, Stingray
QIC: Sally

AO: The Harbor
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x 20
IST x 20

THA THANG:
Begin mosey east.
At PAX request, stop moseying for alligator walk with merkin in between each step. ~1/4 block, then mountain climbers.

Descending curb crawl with derkins and irkins – from 10 down to 1; bear crawl in between. Then mountain climbers.

Mosey south.
Burpee dan ~1/2 block, 1 burpee to 4 lunges

Circle of Mary:
Rugby sit-ups, crab cakes, flutter kicks, and low dollies. All sloooowwww (& low?).

Alligator / Peter Parker walk – ~1/4 block

Run down big hill and back up; get the 6 when you’re done.

Mosey north.
25 gorilla squats OYO

Mosey west.
30 box jumps OYO, then irkins DC x 20

Continue mosey.
Crab walk ~1/3 block

Mosey/jailbreak.
Descending dirty McOcho: start with 8 dips DC, then do 7 box jumps, then 6 dips, etc.

MARY:
Intra-workout

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Done

MOLESKIN:
Blustery morning, but not too cold. Tons of mumblechatter at the beginning of the workout, during which YHC was trying to keep PAX actually working out. Perhaps we need to change up the warm-up. YHC thinks this might be why, after moseying less than 1 minute, PAX came to the realization of oh crap we’re working out, and said “Sally you dropped something” – in reference to the 6 who was a whole 15 yards behind.

The Q was unfazed and continued on, but 20 seconds later came “What, are we marathon training?!” So we stopped for the alligator / peter parker walk. Turns out this was not fun either, and PAX began making comments about their Starbucky hands hurting. Next Q I’ll bring pina coladas and we’ll sit in the cars :).

Rest of the workout proceeded pretty well but uneventful. We were pretty much all out of breath.

Mumblechatter included talk about GrowRuck potentially coming to Texas, the supposed dearth of mumblechatter at some workouts nationwide, and other topics YHC was unable to take part in due to counting / planning.

Good time all around, and think we got in a pretty good workout. Lots of legs and lots of chest/shoulders, with a solid ~3 miles of running.

Thank you, PAX, for coming out this morning and allowing me to lead.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. QSource today. Meat Shop at 11:30
2. Happy hour 1700 at Capitol Pub
3. Next weekend is F3 weekend – Martin Jingle & Mingle on the 14th, then marathon relay and holiday party on the 15th

Two Run Five

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Coach K and Sally

AO: Flag Pole Hill
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Mm.

WARM-O-RAMA:
N/A

THA THANG:
Run 5 miles

MARY:
Keep the core tight.

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
led by Ultra

MOLESKIN
Slight headwind during the south stretches, which of course seemed disproportionately long today. Not much mumblechatter, besides poking fun at the non-F3 guy who took up 2 parking spots and half of the grass with his sedan.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. Katy Trail Thursday PAX are thinking of running 6.5-7 miles on this Thanksgiving Thursday. Start time may be slightly later, around 0630.
2. Barkley marathon Friday 11/29
3. QSource this week will likely be consolidated to one group at a coffeeteria on Friday after the Barkley; other suggestions/input welcome.

“Relentless”

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: AlrightAlright, Coach K, Draper, Icebox, Oatmeal, Pepper, Pow Pow, Rump Roast, Siesta, Special Sauce
QIC: Sally

AO: Burleson Park
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x 15
IST x 15
Hold-a-plank/groiners while 2 PAX do burpees

THA THANG:
Pearls-on-a-string
NW corner of Burleson, 1 block north, and 1 block west. Exercises included squats, merkins, ski abs, and flutters. Backwards run 1 of the blocks.

Jailbreak to the top of the parking deck – use the stairs

15 irkins, 15 derkins

Dora 1-2-2
P1 runs around the top level of the parking deck. P2 starts completing:
100 merkins
200 calf raises
200 gorilla squats

Parking deck gasser (suicide)
Starting line is the top of the parking garage – run down 2 ramps (to the next “level”) and back up the stairs. Repeato with each level going down. 10 Carolina Dry-Docks each time you reach the top.

Run down to the bottom of the deck. 15 burpees.

Grab-a-bench (a-what) and partner up
P1 does bear cakes (hold a plank and alternate touching hand to opposite foot). P2 does 10 box jumps before switching. Go to 100 total.

Mosey to fountain in front of Dallas Hall

Upper-Body Time
Moroccan Nightclubs and The Bird x 20 IC
Grab-a-bench, 4 sets of 10 dips and 10 derkins

Mosey back to fountain in front of garage
15 get-ups (no hands)

Mosey back to soft-top

MARY:
Done intra-workout

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Done

MOLESKIN:
11 PAX emerged from the gloom for a Saturday-morning beatdown. Beautiful weather at around 40 degrees, minimal wind – Ina would have loved it.

Warm-up included some good mumblechatter directed at the Q, which was quickly Corrected with penalty burpees. Can’t stop mumblechatter forever, though.

Wanted to get in some early cardio, so quickly left Sorority Row on a mosey. Somewhere around the first pearl Pepper revealed that the Burleson workout did about 175 merkins and 220 squats yesterday. The next routine, unfortunately, was a Dora with 100 merkins and 200 gorilla squats, which YHC swears he pre-planned. (Focus on those fundamentals, baby!)

When PAX were given the chance to run to the top of the parking deck via the stairs or the ramps, the first couple PAX chose the stairs. This led to some jeers from the backPAX, but in truth we were all appreciative of the choice.

Much discussion was to be had about what to name the alternating toe touches – bear cakes, cake crabs, and at least one other YHC can’t remember were among the suggestions – bear cakes seemed to stick. Those were kind of terrible, in YHC’s humble opinion.

Some of the memorable mumblechatter directed at the Q:
“You picked the hardest exercise to do the most of?”
“There is no plan.”
“Why did we have to run here to do this?”
“Out of all the exercises that you didn’t count, you chose to count these?”
“There’s a soft-top about 100 yards away.”
“Sally we aren’t friends anymore.”

Good stuff.

Several PAX went to Bubba’s and had some good coffeeteria – mumblechatter included the Big 4, Christmas cards, old methods of playing music (cassettes, Walkman, 8-tracks), and a recent cool business/tech conference.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. Lots of stuff coming up in December. Martin Mingle and Jingle, Official Holiday Party, Marathon Relay

DT 11/11/2019

#backblast DT 11/11/2019

PAX: Plus One , Rachel, Coach K , Oatmeal , Dr.Suess , Sally (also QIC)

WU:
SSH x 10

The Thang:
We all did some running. It was kind of hot (mid-60s), with moderate humidity and wind of probably 10+ MPH.

Mumblechatter / notable events:
1) Kotters to Rachel – “It’s probably been 3 years.” Were we on a break?
2) At 05:30, there were at least 3 other runners meeting at our AO to run together. Coach showed up slightly late and when they took a different route, he was temporarily swindled into thinking the PAX were doing a special workout. After chasing them down (which scared them), he got back on track with us.
3) YHC wore an ankle light band which brought comments such as “How’s house arrest?!” And “I’m going to be distracted by that thing.”

Don’t think we set records today, but we all got better. Let’s do it again tomorrow. #ISI