A Gambler’s Q

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Pow Pow, Avril, Oatmeal, Ina, Meatball
QIC: The Gambler

AO: La Madeleine (KTT)
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
Side straddle hops

Mosey to KTT start

Hackey sacks / drummers

Daisey pickers

 THA THANG:

KTT quarter mile repeats with a mix of burpees, merkins, squat-jumps, and leg raises in between.  Usually in sets of 14.

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out and reminded us to be thankful for each day, even the 14th of January.

Run, Run Rudolph!

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: AlrightAlright, Pepper
QIC: Oatmeal

AO: La Madeleine (KTT)
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x 15 IC
Kim Jong Il’s x10 IC
IST’s x 15 IC

THA THANG:

KTT Mosey to Hillcrest and then north on Hillcrest to the Christmas tree in Snider Plaza stopping at random corners to perform the following exercises (rep counts are approximate since YHC omaha’d on the fly)

Jump squats x 10 OYO
IST’s x 20 IC
Nipplers x 10 OYO
Groiners x 15 IC
Lunges x 15 IC
Elf on a Shelf x 20

Once at the Christmas tree, YHC and PAX performed the following with a run up to Rosedale and back:

Reverse crunches x 20 IC
Up downs x 20
Derkins x 10 IC
Overhead press x 20 IC
Little merkin boy*
Pretzel stick x 10 IC
Hurpees x 20

* Listen to Bing Crosby’s Little Drummer Boy in plank position.  For every Pa rum pum pum pum do 2 merkins.  About 3:00 plank with 42 merkins

 MARY:
Jingle balls with remaining 2 minutes

 CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out and reminded us the real meaning of the Christmas season and to continue hopeful as we approach 2021.

MOLESKIN:
YHC literally arrived with bells on and a Christmas hits list for the workout.  While not up to the level of Icebox’s Christmas hits list, YHC threw in some old school soul classics along with a few Latin carols to spice things up, which included the workout theme song: Run, Run Rudolph!  With a PAX vote, we agreed to extend the workout to an hour and with that we were off.  As we rounded the turn at Hillcrest and completed the jump squats, Pepper was visited by the ghost of Christmas poo and made a bee line to 7 Eleven for his first-round matchup with Mr. Hankey.  Once at the foot of the Christmas tree, we commenced YHC’s Rudolph exercises and were nearly run over at one point.  There was random talk until YHC rolled out Little Merkin Boy, which sounded too easy with a single merkin for every pa rum pump pum pum so YHC called for two.  It sucked!  Then AlrightAlright piped up about the pretzel crunch YHC had planned equating it to an Uptown crunch, so YHC audibled to a pretzel stick, which added to the suck and will be rolled out again in the future.  At this point, Pepper went to round two with Mr. Hankey and missed the round of hurpees, so YHC and AA graciously agreed to complete another 20 with him before we all began to mosey to Burleson to catch the Second Choicers before they finished their peppermint lattes.  YHC had them join in a few extra Jingle exercises before Pepper, AA and me ran it back to La Mad with two minutes to spare!

Sandbagging It

December 17, 2020

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Oatmeal, Ina, Alright Alright, Special Sauce
QIC: PowPow

AO: La Madeline / Katy Trail
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Delivered

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x 15 DC IC // IST x 10 DC IC

THA THANG:
PAX 1 picks up 120 lb GORUCK sandbag and starts mosey to tennis courts behind CVS. Remaining PAX jailbreak to tennis courts and back to PAX 1. First PAX to reach PAX 1 picks up sandbag and continues mosey to tennis courts.  Remaining PAX repeat jailbreak to tennis courts and back to PAX with sandbag. Repeato until sandbag has arrived at tennis court.

Let’s get warmed up with gassers and BLIMPS (no sandbag):

Gasser across the five courts to the other side – Burpees x 5

Gasser two lengths (other side and back) – Lunges x 10

Gasser three lengths – ISTs x 15

Gasser four lengths – Merkins x 20

Gasser five lengths – Plank Jacks x 25

Gasser six lengths – Squats x 30

 

Sandbag work

PAX 1 pick up sandbag and mosey across courts and back. When PAX 1 returns to start, he drops the sandbag for the next PAX down the line to pick up.

When not carrying the sandbag PAX cycle through rounds of BLIMPS: run across courts and back – Burpees x 5 – run again – Lunges x 5. Repeato through to squats and then start again on Burpees.

Reverse the sandbag carry / jailbreak to return to La Madeline.

MARY:
Flutters x 20 IC // Alabama Prom Dates x 20 IC

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC thanked the PAX for the inspiration they provide by living true to F3’s mission and purpose and exhorted the PAX to keep thinking about the impact they are having at home, with their friends and in their community.

MOLESKIN:
Alright Alright was not happy to see the sandbag laying on the sidewalk when he got out of his truck, and to be fair the sandbag is approximately 80% of Alright Alright’s body weight so he’s at a disadvantage for sure.  YHC promised there would be a lot of running despite the inclusion of a sandbag, and with 3.5 miles YHC believes he made good on the promise.

We discovered that at 0530 the smell of bagels coming from Shug’s is very prominent on the tennis courts. YMMV as to whether it’s pleasant or just makes you feel weirdly hungry during the beatdown.

After the beatdown Special Sauce showed us the form we *should* have been using to Clean and Press the sandbag to get it in position on our shoulders.  YHC takes responsibility for that error, as the Q YHC should have demonstrated the form at the beginning.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. Food drive – get your donations to PowPow this week! See the notice on Band
2. Holiday gathering at Glencoe on Sunday 12/20 at 1pm. Wear F3 gear, bring a gift for the gift exchange

Figure 8 SMU Run

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Alright Alright,  Pow Pow, Ina, Oatmeal, Special Sauce
QIC: Draper

AO: La Madaline
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
Mosey to SMU BLVD

15x SSH IC

15x HillBillies IC

15x Windmill IC

10x Merkins IC


Mosey to the area between the SMU track and SMU stadium

THA THANG:

Run figure 8’s around the stadium and the track.

Each time the PAX made it to the center (1/2 of the 8) complete the following

10x Merkins

20x Squats

30x LBC’s

MOLESKIN: As we started to mosey to meet the 2nd choice PAX’ers a lot of Mumblechatter started as fear of not getting the run in set in.  We met the rest of the PAX at SMU blvd, did a quick warm up and mosey’d between to the stadium and track.  Here I stole @PlusOne’s figure 8 path and the exercises and the PAX were off.  Not much chatter during the workout as everyone was on their own pace.  Most finished a full round of 7 and completed the exercises for 8 which if you were keeping track is 80 merkins, 160 squats and 240 lbc’s.  The elite few made it through round 9.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Turkey Trot Saturday
  • Q of the year.  Nominations are open and tournament starts Monday 11/30

What is Teasip Spelling?

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Alright Alright, Aaarrrggghhh, Ina, Oatmeal, Special Sauce
QIC: Teasip

AO: Katy Trail #katytrailthursday
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x20, IST  x15, Hillbilly x15

THA THANG:
Mosey to the Trail for quarter mile intervals with the below exercises

OH Claps
LBC
Derkins

Irkins
Step Ups

Dips
Outlaws
Personal Burpees
E2K

Imperial Squat Walkers
Rugby Sit Ups
Carolina Dry Docks

MARY:
Rosalita
Freddie Mercury

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed the PAX out, including praying for our F3 brother Nomad

MOLESKIN:
YHC rolled into the parking lot at 0515 and was still undecided on whether to hit the Trail or maybe head over to the Bridge. Oatmeal showed up a few minutes later and, after some discussion on the auditor-client relationship and hostility, mentioned the betrayal Aaarrrggghhh had felt the previous Thursday when the PAX didn’t go to the Trail, so YHC decided if Aaarrrggghhh posted, the destination would be the Trail. Aaarrrggghhh did show up, so we moseyed over to the Trail for the beatdown.

YHC had some exercises in mind, but Special Sauce quickly wondered aloud what YHC was spelling when the first exercises was OH Claps, so YHC came up with the exercises for the rest of OLD IS DOPE (The first four were already planned, just had to switch the D and I).

The E2K was apparently a new exercise to Aaarrggghhh, as he was unsure of what to do and YHC didn’t demonstrate since it had been many times over the past four years. YHC will send the Exicon to Aaarrrggghhh and wonders if YHC needs to demonstrate a Merkin or a Plank Jack to Aaarrrggghhh next time. 

The last 1/4 was a backwards run which was probably not the smartest move given that is a high traffic area, but thankfully no collisions or injuries occurred. YHC will be sure to do that at a different quarter next time.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. F3 Blood Drive (link on Band)
2. Give2Give (link on Band)

A Return to KTT – 9/10/20

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: AlrightAlright, Special Sauce, Chairman Mao, DFib
QIC: Oatmeal

AO: La Madeleine
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x 15 IC

Hillbillies x15 IC

Mountain Climbers x10 IC

THA THANG:

Mosey to KTT for some timed ¼ BOMBS.  Caveat was that the average time for the 12 and the 6 had to under YHC’s declared time or 3x penalty Groiners for each second that we missed time.

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out.

MOLESKIN:
It had been a minute since we (I) had been on the Trail so I stuck with an oldie but goodie workout but added the time limits to which there was much chatter.  With the first ¼ limit set at 88 seconds, the PAX made time but times generally went up from there.  We missed on three ¼’s to which YHC issued penalty Groiners, however, we ran late on the return trip up the trail given YHC pushed for an extra ½ mile and two of the penalty sets were combined and performed in the parking lot when we returned.  A total of 39 penalty Groiners were assessed, but that was only because YHC allowed democracy to rule (and a fear of DFib having a coronary) when setting time limits.  A couple of IR’s were thrown in to give the PAX a blow.  Overall a good workout was had by all and DFeb made it back safe and healthy, even thanking YHC for the push!

Katy Trail 8/6

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Plus One, Alright Alright, Rump Roast, Shifty McCoy, Ultra, Sound Machine, Bcup, AAARRRGGGHHH
QIC: Draper

AO: La Madaline
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:

SSHx10 IC

THA THANG:

Mosey to the bridge

Run back and forth across the bridge.

On the north side of the bridge do 4x squat to IST combo

On the south side of the bridge do 4x Merkin to Nolan Ryans combo

Mosey back to La Madeline

Mary

Flutter Kicks till time

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM: YHC gave props to @rumproast and @Ultra for going out of their comfort zone and showing up for a running workout.  YHC then asked the PAX to follow that lead and push ourselves to do things we normally shy away from.  If you don’t like running, go run.  If you hate bear crawls, do bear crawls.  Keep this mentality in all aspects of your life not just fitness.

MOLESKIN: YHC wanted to try and stick to the golf theme of the week but doesn’t know much about golf.  The exercises were done in 4’s for a par 4, and the combo’s were inspired by the Arnold palmer (the drink). 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Grow Ruck San Antonio
  • F3 10 Year

 

Katy Trail:Bridge to Glencoe

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Alright Alright, B Cup ,Chairman Mao, Gold Digger, Teasip
QIC: PowPow

AO: La Madeline (launch point)
Date: 7/20/20
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
ISTs and SSHs

THA THANG:
Mosey to the North end of Mockingbird Bridge, which is station #1.  Station #2 is the South end of the bridge. Station #3 is the Northwest corner of Glencoe Park and Station #4 is the Southeast corner of Glencoe.

Station #1 = 5 Burpees / Station #2 = 5 Burpees & 10 Merkins / Station #3 = 5 Burpees & 10 Merkins & 20 Lunges / Station #4 = 5 Burpees & 10 Merkins & 20 Lunges & 40 Situps

The workout was to do the exercises above at the station and then run at typical Katy Trail interval pace to the next station, then do those exercises….repeato etc.

Station order: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 3 / 1 / 4

On the second station 4 we only ran to station 3 (due to time), but did the full station 4 exercises then interval pace/all you got back to station 2 and then from there mosey back to La Madeline with time for 5 more burpees.

Totals: 40 Burpees, 50 Merkins, 80 Lunges, 80 WWI situps and somewhere between 2.7 and 3 miles

MARY:
Done at station 4

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC exhorted us out

MOLESKIN:
This was a fun one.  Due to the delinquency of this backblast YHC doesn’t recall much of the mummblechatter. The escalating nature of the exercises was cribbed from a Rump Roast workout a few day earlier. 

Thursday 7/16

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Alright Alright, Aaarrrggghhh. Chairman Mao, Isaiah
QIC: Draper

AO: La Madeline
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
10xSSH IC

10x IST IC



THA THANG:

Mosey to the bridge

Burpee Mile

12 Burpees

Run across the bridge

12 Burpees

Run back

12 Burpees

Run across the bridge

12 Burpees

Run back

Then continue running back and forth across the bridge completing the following at each end

10x Merkin plank Jack and Parker Peter combo

10x Big Boy Situps

Mosey back to La Madeline

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM: YHC thanked the PAX for joining him

MOLESKIN: YHC learned yesterday that part of the Katy trail was closed, and so was the SMU track which led to the bridge beatdown this morning.  Aaarrrggghhh  felt lied to so apologies for leading him on.  Depending on how many times across the PAX ran between 3.5 and 4 miles.  Solid Thursday morning all around.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Grow Ruck sign ups are available
  • F3 10th anniversary in Jan

Bear Crawling the Trail

#backblast 6/11

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Alright Alright, Chairman Mao, Sally
QIC: Teasip

AO: Katy Trail #katytrailthursday
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x15, IST x15, Vegetable Picker x10

THA THANG:
Mosey to the trail. Run a quarter mile, then 10 Merkins and 15 OH Press 

Run another quarter mile, followed by the Teasip second quarter special (Irkins and Derkins), followed by 15 LBCs

Partner up for the next quarter mile. Partner 1 starts running and Partner 2 starts bear crawling. Partner 1 runs to the next quarter mile marker, then runs back to swap with Partner 2. Partner 1 then continues bear crawling while Partner 2 runs to the next quarter mile and back. Keep switching until you finish bear crawling the full quarter mile.

Mosey to the benches for Dips x12. Then quarter mile runs back with the following pain stations: 

15 Rugby Sit ups OYO

Uptown crunch x12 both sides and 10 diamond merkins.

Mosey back to La Madeline for Merkin ring of fire to 50. 

MARY:
Done during the workout

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out. Alright Alright proposed an idea of starting every workout with a Merkin Ring of Fire so guys can get familiar with each others names.

MOLESKIN:
Small group this morning, which was a shame cuz the no shows missed out on some great Trail running weather. Alright Alright informed us that Pepper did his best politician impersonation by promising to have a perfect rest of the week starting today, but alas he was a no show. Maybe he’ll HC again for tomorrow? AA said Pepper promised him Canes if he didn’t show, so we’ll see if Pepper will pay up. Everyone was pretty sore from either the Harbor yesterday (even Sally with his half post yesterday) so YHC tried to hit the upper body hard. This was confirmed by AA saying this was the heaviest upper body Trail day (Mustang nonwithstanding). Overall, a solid beatdown enjoying probably the last good weather day until October.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. Happy Hour tomorrow at 1730 at Oatmeal’s. Check the details and RSVP