Avril VQ Groundhog Day

#Backblast Glencoe 03/09/2021

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Alright Alright, Sex Panther, DFib, F150, Shifty McCoy, Rump Roast, Ultra, Gambler, Bleep, Oatmeal, Teasip, Draper, Agnes, Jobu, Slushii, Plus One, Classified, Stingray, PowPow, and Special Sauce 
QIC: Avril

AO: Glencoe
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
13x SSH IC

13x Daisy Pickers

13x Hillbillies

THA THANG:

Appetizer:

Indian Run around Glencoe

Groundhog Day:

Deadlifts x10

Overhead Press x10

Upright Rows x10

American Hammers x10

Squats x10

Short loop through Glencoe

Rinse Repeat

Finishing Touches:

Rifle Carry width of football field with 10 burpees then Rifle Carry back

Little touches of abs:

Commandos x13

Burpees x10

Flutter Kicks x20

Penguin Crunches x13

LBC x5

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

YHC thought about what should be touched on and that was upper body, back, and cardio.

MOLESKIN: YHC wanted to thank all the PAX that showed up for YHC first Q. Was exciting and focused on a mixture of cardio, upper body, and back. Ready for the next one!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Grow Ruck San Antonio 4/8 and 4/9

Groundhog Day!

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Teasip, Slushii, Rump Roast, Special Sauce, Avril, Gambler, Sex Panther, Aaarrrggghhh
QIC: Oatmeal

AO: Glencoe Park
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x 15 IC

Hillbillies x 15 IC

Windmills x10 IC

THA THANG:

Run a small lap to the north goal post across field, around the south goal post and back to pavilion

Complete the following:

Step up press x5 each leg

Curls x10

Squat Thrust x10

Man Makers x10

Run same lap around goal posts stopping at north end to do merkins x10

Repeato…because it’s Groundhog Day.

MARY:

Legs 6” holding block

Flutters 

Penalty man makers x5 since several PAX dropped feet to ground

Try again: Legs 6” holding block

Rosalita

Low dolly, relax

No blocks:

Heels to heaven

LBCs

Various planks to close out

IRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out.

MOLESKIN:

It’s Groundhog Day so what could we do over and over and over…Much mumble chatter about YHC not caring about shoulders today.  Perhaps I should have warned PAX to take care of their Starbucky shoulders.  Following the shoulder comments were the complaints of back pain.  I can provide the number of a good sports chiro!  Tclaps to Slushii for being prepared with an impromptu speaker to aid with the monotony.  YHC took pity on PAX with 10 minutes remaining and moved to some Mary since PAX were also upset YHC seemed to neglect core exercises today.  PAX were relieved until they figured out YHC was serious about holding feet at 6”.  Penalty man makers for lazy feet elicited what may be a record 5-6 “F U’s” on the Rumpometer.  I was humbled with such recognition and felt I should thank the Academy and everyone that supported me in my Q journey!

We all survived, had coffee and as far as I can tell, this week’s batch didn’t prep Slushii for a colonoscopy! 
ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Patriot Challenge started yesterday.  Get signed up and log your miles!
  • 4x4x24 this Friday!  Get on the train (Rump Roast is HC!) and start hydrating and carbo loading on Weds
  • TID18K on 3/6
  • GrowRuck Alamo 4/9-4/11
  • F3 Golf…

Backblast – January 14th, 2021 – Glencoe Park

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Aaarrrggghhh Ant Man Bleep Big Tex Broadway Joe sound machine
Slushii
QIC: Agnes

AO: Glencoe Park
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME:

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH – 20
IST – 20
Veggie pickers – 15
Baby arm circles – 10 (front)+ 10 (back
Indian Run – 2 laps

Mosey with coupon to field

THA THANG:
Murder bunny across the field – sprint back and forth (can’t forget the coupon!) … murder bunny back

Coupon Carry/Mosey across the field, switching shoulders

Partner up (200 reps – 100 each alternating exercise with partner)
Bicep curls
Overhead shoulder presses

Coupon carry/mosey repeato

MARY:
WW1 x 12 double count cadence
Flutter kicks – 18 double count cadence
Dracula – 8 OYO
JLo – 16 cadence
American hammer – 12 double count cadence
Outlaws – 10 each way
Plank x 60 seconds

Burpee x 10 OYO to close out

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out

MOLESKIN:
Morning started off cold but warmed up fast with the Native American run, which YHC was quickly reminded this isn’t KTT by other PAX (we may have run a mile today). YHC woke up at 3:00 AM and couldn’t fall back asleep so the ideas were flowing to get a little bit of cardio and some good coupon work in. Felt good to do Murder Bunnies again, but probably won’t feel good later.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. INSERT
2. INSERT1 – Next Wednesday 1/20business casual/professional/interview clothing donations to splash
2- 4x4x24 CSAUP Feb 5-6 starting at 1900
3- TID 18k March 6 at 0700
4 – Grow Ruck April 8-10 in the land of Gregg Popovich
5- F3 golf

Glencoe “Name that artist”

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Oatmeal, Sound Machine, Aaarrrggghhh, Special Sauce, Gambler, Rump Roast
QIC: Slushii

AO: Glencoe
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given 

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x 12 IC

Hillbillies x 12 IC

Cotton Pickers x 12 IC

THA THANG:
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)

MARY:
Done during workout

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Thankful for each man present and wisdom to make decisions going forward while fighting COVID and leading our family, community, state, and nation. 

MOLESKIN:
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”. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
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

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Armpit, Avril, Classified, F150, Gambler, Oatmeal, Rump Roast, Slushii, Sound Machine, Special Sauce
QIC: Teasip

AO: INSERT
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

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

THA THANG:
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
Manmakers
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)

MARY:
Rugby Situps x12, Rosalita x12, Freddie Mercury x15

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out

MOLESKIN:
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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
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

WDW
WW1
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
ISW
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

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Alright Alright, Bleep, Classified, Gambler, Icebox, Oatmeal, Rump Roast, Slushii, Sound Machine, Special Sauce 
QIC: Teasip

AO: Glencoe #glencoefasho
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x20, IST x20, Vegetable Picker x10

THA THANG:
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).

MARY:
None/done during the workout

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
We all went around and expressed what we are thankful for, as well as prayer requests.

MOLESKIN:
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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. F3 10 Year Anniversary

Glencoe Duck Hunt 10/27/2020

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Gambler, Rump Roast, Sound Machine, DFib, Aaarrrggghhh, Teasip, Bleep, Oatmeal, Classified, Alright Alright
QIC: Slushii

AO: Glencoe
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x 20 IC
IST x 15 IC
Hillbillies x 15 IC
Flutter Squats x 10 IC
Native American Lap

THA THANG:
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

QUACK x 3
Quad lift (dead lift) x 20
Upright row x 20
Alternating shoulder tap merkins x 20
Calf raises x 20
Kettle swings x 20

MARY:
Did not have time

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Thankful for the strength within F3 Dallas and each PAX

MOLESKIN:
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.  

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

Man, this workout BLOWS! – 10/13/20

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Classified, Alright Alright, Rump Roast, Bleep, DFib, Teasip, F150, Sex Panther, Aaarrrggghhh, Sound Machine, PowPow
QIC: Oatmeal

AO: Glencoe Park
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x 15 IC

Kim Jung Ils x10 IC

Windmills x 10 IC

THA THANG:

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

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
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.

MOLESKIN:
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.