Glencoe “Name that artist”

PAX: Oatmeal, Sound Machine, Aaarrrggghhh, Special Sauce, Gambler, Rump Roast
QIC: Slushii

AO: Glencoe

SSH x 12 IC

Hillbillies x 12 IC

Cotton Pickers x 12 IC

Mosey to tennis courts with block. Perform burpess until on of the PAX correctly names the artist of the song playing. 

The following exercises were unlocked once the PAX named the artist:

Song 1) 50 Merkins, 100 Squats, 150 LBCs
Song 2) JLo and Squat Jumps (7’s)
Song 3) 25 shoulder press, 50 squats, 75 curls (all with coupon)
Song 4) Paint the lines forwards, Paint the line backwards
Song 5) Suicide – long to short, short to long – plank when finish
Song 6) 100 chest presses and 50 tricep presses (all with coupon)
Song 7) Sprints
Song 8) 25 shoulder press, 50 squats, 75 curls (all with coupon)
Song 9) bear crawl court 1, crawl bear court 2, crab walk court 2, lunge walk court 1 (10merkins at the end of each court)
Song 10) PAX 1 – 2 laps around tennis courts, PAX 2 – hold plank with block on back, flapjack
Song 11) Freddie Mercury with blocks x 25, 50 squats, 75 curls (all with coupon)

Done during workout

Thankful for each man present and wisdom to make decisions going forward while fighting COVID and leading our family, community, state, and nation. 

YHC and Rump Roast pulled up to Glencoe to find only Sound Machine waiting in the gloom around 0525. Normally there is a larger crowd but that could be when YHC arrives its 0529. A few others showed up and we got right into warmups. YHC underestimated the time it would take to perform exercises and some of the exercises were not completed to full before the song ended. There were few burpees but not the amount YHC was hoping for when “naming that artist”. Next time YHC will have to choose more curveballs. There were two curveballs (What is Love – Haddaway and Animals – Nickelback) which took the PAX an extra minute to figure out. #Coffeeteria talk went many ways (in which YHC thinks it should). Some can be discussed and some cannot. We all learned about Oatmeals passion for pastries this morning as YHC announced he was heading to get some after the workout. The favorite pasty by Oatmeal (YHC agrees) is the Kouign-amann which is also now referred to as the “Cougar Mom”. 

1. CSAUP – 4x4x24 in February 
2. Patriot run (see Rump)

3. Splash PEP clothes donations

4. Swiper VQ at the Harbor tomorrow 

5. F3 Golf 

BAMA Beatdown

PAX: Armpit, Avril, Classified, F150, Gambler, Oatmeal, Rump Roast, Slushii, Sound Machine, Special Sauce
QIC: Teasip


SSH x52, IST x12, Hillbilly x12 (52-24 final score in the Natty), then a warm up lap

Mosey over to the football field with coupons. As YHC mentioned, you have to pick your poison when playing Alabama, but it is “suicide” to leave Devonta Smith uncovered.

Thus, we did some coupon suicides. Run to the first light pole, come back and do 3 reps, then run to the next light pole and back and do 6 reps. Continuing until you get to the other goal line and back to do 12 reps (for the 12 catches Devonta had in the Natty)

Bicep Curls
All the way down Squats while holding coupons
Abs (curls while holding the coupon)

Since Bama when through the ringer of an all-SEC schedule (some say the toughest ever and the best final AP poll #4 team in human history) we did an OH press Ring of Fire to 55 (closest full round to 52)

Rugby Situps x12, Rosalita x12, Freddie Mercury x15

YHC prayed us out

YHC checked Band while clearing the mechanism in the AM and saw that Alright Alright became a father and thus was disappointed he was not there to post in the gloom. Special Sauce and several other PAX agreed and questioned Alright Alright’s commitment. 

YHC announced in the preblast that the beatdown would be Natty themed and the PAX realized once we passed 20 on the SSH that we would probably be going to 52 for Bama. YHC didn’t even have to point out the obvious that Ohio St lost by the exact same score as A&M and they didn’t even have to deal with a fully armed and operational Alabama offense like the Aggies did.

Several choice words from Rump (even said them via proxy through Sauce) during the suicides. Special Sauce also mentioned that Devonta Smith only played a half, so shouldn’t the suicides only be half of the workout, but YHC did not oblige. 

During the ring of fire, several eyerolls ensued from the PAX when YHC mentioned the toughness of an all-SEC schedule and how the Big 12 played defense now (from the flag bearers Oatmeal and Classified) and then some ACC comments too from Slushii.

1. 4x4x24 CSAUP Feb 5-6 starting at 1900 on Feb 5
2. TID 18k March 6 at 0700
3. GROWRUCK April 8-10 in SA

Happy 6th F3 Birthday Plus One and Glencoe

PAX: Big Tex, Bleep, Classified, Oatmeal, Rump Roast, Slushii
QIC: Alright Alright, Plus One

8 PAX posted this morning and 6 were surprised and perhaps disappointed to find out that Teasip had delegated this morning’s Q to Your Humble Correspondent and Plus One. Conveniently, this week is the sixth anniversary of Plus One’s first F3 workout and the first F3 workout at Glencoe Park. We decided that we would throw it back (sort of) to the theme from that day six years ago…

YHC led the PAX to the football field for Warmorama…
Side Straddle Hops x15
Upright Rows x6
Curls x6
Kraken Burpees x6
During the Kraken Burpees, Classified made a comment about my loss in the Q of the Year Quarterfinals …. and I took that personally (insert MJ meme)… so I scrapped the original plans and decided to punish the PAX.

Fast mosey to The Bridge with #burpeerule in effect.
17 Burpee Penalty.
12 Jumping Spiders OYO, run across The Bridge. 12 Burpee Penalty.
12 Freddie Mercury’s IC, run across The Bridge, 12 Burpee Penalty.
12 Merkins Single Count, run across The Bridge, 6 Burpee Penalty to be made up later.
Run Back to Glencoe Park and our Coupons. (We were supposed to complete American Hammers, Monkey Humpers and Jump Squats, but ran out of time)

Plus One took the reins from there.
Rifle Carry 50 yards
31 Curls
7 Merkins
Murder Bunny 50 yards
31 Overhead Presses
8 Merkins
Rifle Carry 50 yards
30 Curls
9 Merkins
Lunge Walk 50 yards
31 Curls 10 Merkins
30 LBCs
11 Penguin Crunches
12 something else…

6 Penalty Burpees

Only 8 men in attendance today with lots out of town and lots exposed to COVID. Keep checking on each other. And keep working out OYO if you have to. You don’t want to just take a week or two off. You will feel the pain.

Q of the Year Semifinal 1 – Old Fashioned Cage Match

AlrightAlright Aaarrrggghhh sound machine Meatball Oatmeal PowPow Rump Roast Slushii Special Sauce Stingray joined Teasip and YHC for the QOTY Semi Final Cage Match

Teasips’s Beatdown:
One PAX carries a coupon around tennis courts

Elvis meets Forrest

Carolina Dry Docks, then suicide
E2K, then suicide
Newton’s Cradle, then suicide

Mac Tar Jie’s
Alabama Ass Kickers
Not so lazy boys
All in

YHC’s Beatdown:
Suicide long to short – suicide short to long
Bear crawl court one, 10 merkins
Crawl bear back, 10 mountain climbers
5 burpees, run down and back, 5 burpees
Mrs Icebox Arms – 2 min
Suicide short to long, long to short
Crab walk forward court one, 10 Freddy Mercury’s
Crab walk backward back, 10 flutter kicks
Pilate Plank Routine – 2 min

If there was mumble chatter I didn’t hear much of it as the socially distant lineup along the tennis courts didn’t allow for a lot of interaction among the PAX

Stingray fulfilled his prophecy of showing up late and having to do penalty burpees and t claps to Rump Roast for doing them with him when no one else did

AlrightAlright figured that the Beatdown was going to be mild and decided to wear his ruck vest during the whole thing, and on top of that called out the PAX on the crab walks for being slow (someone is still getting over his #upsetalert vs Teasip last week).

Apologies for needing to b line it out as soon as the clock struck 0615 but the Jeep was about to turn into a pumpkin and I had 10 minutes to get home before the M changed the locks on me!

YHC is humbled to make it to the finals and look forward to an all-timer against either Special Sauce or Coach K, let’s all find the motivation to fight the fart sack and deal with some colder temps, I can guarantee that the Q’s this week will get us up and moving quickly!

Reminder: see PowPow’s post on the food drive, if able try to find a way to contribute to those less fortunate

Turkey Hunting for T-day

PAX: Alright Alright, Bleep, Classified, Gambler, Icebox, Oatmeal, Rump Roast, Slushii, Sound Machine, Special Sauce 
QIC: Teasip

AO: Glencoe #glencoefasho

SSH x20, IST x20, Vegetable Picker x10

Mosey to the field to start the Thanksgiving festivities. Had to start by finding and killing a turkey.

Searched for turkey tracks with Lieutenant Dans out to midfield, then reverse Lieutenant Dans back. Didn’t find much, so Bear Crawled out to get closer to the ground, and Crawl Beared back. Unfortunately, we ran into a BIG OL BEAR and had to sprint the full football field, then sprint back to escape.

Finally found a turkey, so did a turkey hunt: Partner 1 squat walks with coupon while Partner 2 does 10 curls (to get the guns ready), then run and chase Partner 1. Flapjack when Partner 2 catches Partner 1. Go to midfield and back. 

We had to next “murder” the turkey, so did murder turkeys/bunnies to midfield, then did “Annies” to season the turkey and Ring of Fire to start the heat and cook the turkey.

Next, we got to work on the sides/dessert. Partner up and do the following exercises (Partner 2 runs to midfield and back while Partner 1 does the exercises, then flapjack):

Man Mashed Potato Maker – 30
Stuffing Squat Thrusters – 30
Grip, Rip and Rolls – 30
Gobble Gobble Goblet Squats – 30
Pie Plank Jacks – 30

We had to go back for seconds as well (5 reps of each exercise).

None/done during the workout

We all went around and expressed what we are thankful for, as well as prayer requests.

Several PAX come wheeling into the parking lot at 0529, and Gambler even showed up a little late. More talk about the flatulence from the West Siders the day before. Rump let out a couple bombs even though the running was minimal and he destroyed everyone except Sauce on the first sprint away from the BIG OL BEAR (#tclaps to Alright Alright and Classified for being the only P1s in attendance). A fun workout with lots of groans throughout, so YHC will definitely be bringing this workout back in the future.

1. F3 10 Year Anniversary

Glencoe Duck Hunt 10/27/2020

PAX: Gambler, Rump Roast, Sound Machine, DFib, Aaarrrggghhh, Teasip, Bleep, Oatmeal, Classified, Alright Alright
QIC: Slushii

AO: Glencoe

SSH x 20 IC
IST x 15 IC
Hillbillies x 15 IC
Flutter Squats x 10 IC
Native American Lap

Run from gazebo to past goal post and then run back to gazebo 

Round 1 (2 burpees) – at goal post
Round 2 (5 DC lunches) – at goal post
Round 3 (2 Star Jumps) – at goal post

Quad lift (dead lift) x 20
Upright row x 20
Alternating shoulder tap merkins x 20
Calf raises x 20
Kettle swings x 20

Did not have time

Thankful for the strength within F3 Dallas and each PAX

Yesterday YHC made mentions of the inclement weather situation we were going to face this morning. Much to my surprise there was no rain but was still cold and wet. The conditions remind YHC of what I expect on every duck hunt. A typical duck hunting saying for inclement weather is “misery brings company”. YHC was hoping this rang true with the PAX this morning. Turnout was 11 for this non ideal weather day. The playlist consisted of a 10 nostalgic songs YHC has enjoyed over the years with a few sprinkled in to pay homage for Alright Alright (The Outfield and Akon). In true wannabe DJ Icebox fashion YHC picked songs from different genre’s – more of a Now 2001-2010 edition.  

1. Blood Drive – See Band for two location 
2. Give2Give – F3 foundation support 

Man, this workout BLOWS! – 10/13/20

PAX: Classified, Alright Alright, Rump Roast, Bleep, DFib, Teasip, F150, Sex Panther, Aaarrrggghhh, Sound Machine, PowPow
QIC: Oatmeal

AO: Glencoe Park

SSH x 15 IC

Kim Jung Ils x10 IC

Windmills x 10 IC


Partner up with someone of “complementary skill” and line up with goal post on field.

P1: Carry coupon to 50 yd line and perform exercise, then make a lap of the field

P2: Bear crawl length of field until tagged by running P1

 P2: Carry block from 50 to opposite goal post and perform exercise, then make a lap of the field.

P1: Bear crawl from where P2 was tagged and continue until relieved by P2.

 Continue sequence flip-flopping bear crawls and crab walks through the following 5 evercises:

Blockees x10

Lunges x10 DC

Overhead Press x10

WonderBras x 10

Squats x 10

YHC announced the F3 Foundation Give2Give (a name that was much too easy to remember so thank you to AA for the memory bump) campaign and challenged the PAX locally by announcing a $1/$1 match in contributions up to $1,000 along with a burpee/$10 raised over $1,000

F3 Blood Drive: TBD.  Need indoor space if anyone knows of a location.

F3 Ten Year Anniversary, Cape Fear, NC: weekend of Jan 15

GrowRuck Alamo, San Antonio: weekend of April 9

YHC prayed us out

Coffeeteria followed for those that wanted the fellowship.

Lots of mumble chatter to begin the workout.  Once again, at least three PAX were hood sliding into the warm up at just past 5:30 so YHC doled out 10 penalty burpees (3/late PAX rounded up).  Lots of chatter/questions/delay as YHC explained the partner circuit.  @AlrightAlright was bummed that there was a disincentive to bear crawl/crab walk quickly and repeated voiced his displeasure.  As PAX were staggered throughout workout chatter was muted although @Rump Roast was purposeful in giving me a capital “FU” some where throughout the beat down.  Huzzah!  I believe all teams completed the full circuit by time. 

Arms and Abs

PAX: Bleep, Classified, Rump Roast, Shifty McCoy, Slushii, Sound Machine
QIC: Teasip

AO: Glencoe Park #glencoefasho
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given w/added COIVD disclaimer

SSH x20, IST x15, Don Quixote x10

Divide into three groups and start with a 3x5x3 (5 pull ups with the other two groups doing squats and step ups, wait for the pull ups to finish to rotate).

Mosey to the bleachers for a coupon Dirty McDeuce (Curls, Bent over rows, Dips, Upright rows) with a run across the field and back in between rounds.

Ab work – LBC x20, Uptown Crunch x12 each leg, Penguin crunch x15, Flutter kicks x15, Homer to Marge with some Rosalita and Low Dolly added in.

Finish with 10 Burpees and a few squats since we had a minute left.

Done during the workout

YHC prayed us out.

There was some relief when YHC announced there would be no rifle carry or squat thrusters during the beatdown after all the fun of IronPax last week. Shifty defended his dad’s honor by telling Bleep to “can it old man” which got some chuckles. Overall, a good time had at the beat down and hopefully it didn’t destroy anyone for IronPax tomorrow.

1. F3 Golf 10/3.
2. F3 10 year anniversary in January.


COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA: F150, Draper, Aaarrrggghhh, Slushii, AlrightAlright, Plus One, Oatmeal, PowPow, Rump Roast, Bleep, Chairman Mao, Icebox, Ultra, Isaiah, Sound Machine, Jazzercise, Sex Panther, Froggy, B Cup

QIC: Classified

AO: Glencoe Park

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Given, made regretful ant bite disclaimer, karma below

Imperial Storm Troopers x 15 IC

Short coupon mosey to the field for the CLIMB

Crab Walk short side of the field and run back
     Curls with coupon x 20

Lunge Walk short side of the field and run back
     LBCs with coupon x 20

Inchworm short side of the field and run back
     Iso Squat with coupon x 10

Merkin Walk short side of the field and run back (Ant bite Karma and merkin agony shortened merkin walk to half way)
     Man Maker x 10

Bear Crawl short side of the field and run back
     Bonny Blair x 20

Coupon mosey to the pavilion

MARY: (Q fatigue sets in)
Mountain Climbers x 20 OYO
Penguins x 20 OYO (YHC tries Penguin 6-inches)
WWI Sit-Ups x 20 IC
J Lo × 0

YHC prayed us out, thankful for another double digit turn out and asked for strength and fellowship in the coming months. 

Very appreciative to everyone that came out this morning. Workout was supposed to be on the tennis court with motivators in between, but we improvised. Lots of grumble during the inchworm. Ant bite karma on the Merkin Walk. General disgust from pack leaders Aaarrrggghhh and AlrightAlright when YHC called the Merkin Walk when the rest of the PAX was halfway. Rump Roast claimed 7Fs on the scale. YHC was not informed of the beer/claw requirement this morning, which may have been why most of y’all showed up… but beers will be served tomorrow at the harbor!

Siesta VQ Saturday 8/22 at 7am, followed by 2.0 workout at 9am
F3 Golf October 10 (TX/ou Weekend). Ultra and Mulligan from FTW are Co-Q
Growruck postponed to April 9-10
F3 10 year January 15-17

No Brooks, some Biceps

PAX: Aaarrrggghhh, Alright Alright, Bleep, Classified, Double Pane, Draper, Froggy, Plus One, Rump Roast, Shifty McCoy, Slushii,  Sound Machine, Special Sauce
QIC: Teasip

AO: Glencoe Park #glencoefasho #makeglencoefunagain
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given, including COIVD disclaimer

SSH x20, IST x15, Windmill x10

Mosey to the Playground for a quick circuit:

Group 1 does 5 pull ups, then relieves Group 2 (doing Squats AMRAP) who relieves Group 3 (doing LBCs AMRAP) who relieves Group 4 (doing Step Ups AMRAP) who goes to do 5 pull ups. Complete 4 rounds.

Mosey to the football field for some football suicides with coupons. The markers were each of the three lights on the far side and the far goal line.

Suicide 1: Going from short to long with increasing Bicep Curls (3,6,9,12)

Suicide 2: Going from long to short with decreasing Man Makers (12,9,6,3) 

Bear Crawl to the first pole and Crawl Bear back. 12 OH Press when back

Suicide 3: Going from short to long with increasing Squats (3,6,9,12)

Done a little during the circuit at the beginning

YHC prayed us out

With Brooks not showing up on Sunday, YHC decided to go heavy on the running. YHC was originally going to do the Suicide Special, but decided to modify it with coupons and football field. Special Sauce and a few others were curious if we were going to repeat the Bill Murray Caddyshak/Groundhog Day workout, but quickly found that was not the case. Rump was none to pleased and let YHC know it early and often. Overall a solid turnout and YHC was happy to have so many post in the Gloom. 

1. Ultra is rucking to raise  money for Doctors Without Borders in their support of Beirut this Wednesday starting at 1800 and going to midnight. Come join him for all or some of it and donate.
2. 2.0 workout to take place next Saturday, August 22 at 0900 after Siesta’s VQ.