KTT-Jobu’s 31st Birthday Run

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Big Tex, Alright Alright, Oatmeal, Sally, Avril, Gutenberg
QIC: Jobu

AO: Katy Trail 
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:

Side Straddle Hops x20

IST’s x12

THA THANG:
Run to 1/4 mile markers stop and perform exercise

Exercises included:

Merkins x15 (double count)

Squats x31 (Single count)

Mountain Climbers x31 

Burpees x7(oyo)

Lunges x12 (each leg)

Merkins x31 (single count)

JLo’s x15 (Double count)

Reverse Crunches x15 (double count)

MARY:
Hold plank 1 minute

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out

MOLESKIN:
7 Brave souls showed up this morning to run in the rain. There was a lot of grumbling going on about how everyone was sore from the MURPH on Monday. Apparently, the rest of the AO’s so far this week kept the bar set high too. Avril was midpack for the first half and then found some sort of reserve energy from somewhere and was pushing Alright Alright on the back half. This lead  many of the PAX to accuse Avril of pulling a Chairman and only going half speed at the beginning. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. Carry The Load
2. INSERT

Harbor Sprints

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Alright Alright, Classified, F150, Jobu, Phelps, Rump Roast, Silent Bob, Slippy, Sound Machine, Special Sauce, Stingray 
QIC: Teasip

AO: Lake Highlands North Park (#theharbor)
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given, with COVID disclaimer

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x20, IST x15, Hillbilly x12

THA THANG:
Split into four groups for 4x5x5 with Pull-ups, Swerkins, Dips and Squats

Mosey to the parking lot for 10 sprints, with a Mary break after 5

Mosey to the benches for Irkins x10, Step ups x20, and Derkins x10

Mosey over to the hill for 10 more sprints, this time up the hill with another Mary break after 5

Mosey back to the parking lot for some backwards sprints, then a shuffle sprint and karaoke sprint

Mosey back to the start where the burpee rule was in effect so 6 burpees. Then finished up the workout with Gorilla Squats x12 and OH Claps x12

MARY:
Did the following exercises throughout the workout:
Uptown crunch x12, Rosalita x12, Rugby situps x12, 

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC talked about what the CoT means and encourage PAX to be vulnerable with each other to help keep each other accountable. YHC shared his recent struggles with his M and taking her for granted/harboring resentment lately. Good input from several PAX from improving communication, keeping the word Grace in mind, and trying to do little things for the M (giving gifts/cookies, doing the dishes). Much appreciated men!

MOLESKIN:
YHC planned on doing some running after Slippy’s brutal tabata workout yesterday that only involved about .5 miles of movement. YHC showed up a few minutes early to get a lay of the land and find good sprinting spots. Classified saw this and assumed that YHC was looking for a portapotty (a smart assumption).

The PAX were none to thrilled about the sprints. Slippy had a blowout after about sprint 4 and went to the non-mobile workout for the rest of the workout. Rump Roast 2.0 was out in full force and full of positivity. Sauce pointed out multiple times that “we’ve already done these” as we returned back to prior stops for the workout. We discovered Classified has quite the backpedaling speed and may have been misused during his gridiron glory days as a lineman when he should have been a corner.

Slightly less mumblechatter than normal, which YHC attributes to the PAX sucking wind and having almost constant movement. YHC will definitely continue to incorporate sprints and pullups in future Qs.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. 2.0 Workout this Saturday at 0900
2. Carry the Load Memorial Day Weekend
3. F3 Golf

Dual QOTY for Retail Therapy

Hey Dirtbag hold my beer real quick…

Special Sauce Trash Panda Stingray Stingray Meatball Slushii Rump Roast Draper sound machine DFib Jobu Sex Panther Bleep Phelps (Tim) Noah “Don’t Call me Baby Shark” Phelps, Shifty McCoy, and Sally joined AlrightAlright and YHC for the first ever Dual QOTY beatdown

Warmup:
SSH, ISTs, Veggie Pickers

The Thang (alternating Q’s with every other song)
AlrightAlright took us up to rock out with our Camp Gladiator friends to flex our muscles and intimidate them with our EDM beats

Then I ran us to one of the parking decks and stopped us on an incline for some Mary to work on the lower core

AlrightAlright made us do some spider man push ups and and mountain climbers…Draper and other PAX showed some genuine concern about “just” holding a plank for a bit and were disappointed that planking was the exercise we were doing

OG Icebox Alert!
Listening to Baby Shark, SSH with burpees every time they said “Shark” (basically two minutes of burpees)

AlrightAlright ran us up to the top of the parking deck and had us doing bear crawl suicides

Because YHC is a sadist we followed that up with a few minutes of Arms by Mrs Icebox

AlrightAlright wasn’t done bear crawling so we had to bear crawl down a flight of stairs and followed that up with some irkins

YHC then went for a mosey to a different parking deck and was disappointed in the lack of hustle by the PAX so started to burpee, even more confusion by the PAX as I’ve never instituted the burpee rule during a Q which led to 21 burpees once the 6 was in (would’ve been 40 if AlrightAlright had been doing the burpees)

AlrightAlright took a page of of the DJ Icebox instruction manual and had us mosey to a big stairwell for Mony Mony dips (listening to Billy Idol’s Mony Mony, hold a back plank and do a dip every time they say “Mony”)…Jobu asked how many that was and I promised I’d do a real OG workout where I count out the number of reps for each song

AlrightAlright then took us back where we started to roll around and do merkins on ant hills (clearly his tolerance for ant bites is greater than his disdain for doing core exercises on concrete)

Someone must have said something because AlrightAlright used some words my playlist wasn’t allowed to use and made us run around Starbucks, taunting us with what we could be doing instead of working out

YHC then rocked out with 4 more minutes of Mary on the ant hills since we were already contaminated

Announcements:

Draper is kicking us off of Band 6/1 so Teasip doesnt have to repost my backblasts on the website

2.0 workout 5-8, bring the kiddos out and give the M’s a break on Mother’s Day weekend!

Carry the Load

F3 Golf

Growruck Infinity

El Beatdowno de Cinco De Mayo

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: AlrightAlright, Slippy, Classified, Slushii, Bleep, Sweet Baby, Gambler, Phelps, Rump Roast, Supercuts

QIC: Oatmeal

AO: Coffee Park

F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
Slaughter Starter (courtesy of AA) – 20 burpees

+5 more burpees for Supercuts tardiness

IST x10 IC

SSH x 10 IC

Windmill x 10 IC

THA THANG:

Striders across field and back

Bear-crawl Bataan across field.  The Six bear crawls to the front, performs five merkins, five squats and holds Al Gore until passed by next PAX.

Mosey to the north end of Turtle Creek and partner up to commence a Dora in celebration of Cinco de Mayo:

 

M – Merkins x100

A – American Hammers x150

Y – Yeah thrusts x200

O – Overhead claps x250

Mosey to the bleachers for mucho ejercicios

Chesto:

Merkins x10

Werkins x10

Diamond merkins x10

Irkins x10

Derkins

Legos (Piernas):

Squat x10

Lunge x10 SC

Mexican jumping squat x10

Bonnie Blairs x10 SC

Clay Makers x10 SC

Abos (Estomago):

Rosalita x10

Flutter kicks x10

Heels to heaven x10

Low dolly x10

LBC 10

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out.  Extolled the virtues of Shield Lock groups and implored the men to seek out another man of similar age, values, stage of life and connect. Shield Lock groups are there to increase accountability and discuss real issues that we face as men. YHC has formed a Shield Lock with F150, Phelps and DFib and will report progress as we develop deeper relationships and get into meatier issues (

MOLESKIN:

AA’s Slaughter Starter was not a crowd favorite as YHC asked him to take over the warm up so I could quickly grab my weight vest after being shame goaded into it by Slippy & AA.  Slippy wowed the crowd by announcing he was wearing 50lbs in his vest to start the workout, however I think he quickly reassessed once we started the workout.  Mumblechatter was varied throughout.  Rump Roast accused YHC of not knowing what he was doing during the “mucho” exercises, but as I recall I was spent at this point.  

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Carry the Load Memorial Day Event: May 30, noon – May 31, 13:30
  • 2.0 workout: May 8 @ 0900
  • McKinney workout May 8 @ 0700 
  • F3 Golf

Beef 101 w/ Rump & Co. | Launch of Something New (The Shops at Park Lane)

Date – 4/27/2021
Weather – 68° and a little windy

Count-off & Name-O-Rama:
PAX –  Sally, Arrrgggghhh, DFib, Oatmeal, Trash Panda, Sweet Baby, Bleep, Slushii, F150, Sound Machine, & Alright Alright
QIC –  Rump Roast
AO – The Shops at Park Lane
Disclaimer – Given 
 
Intro/ Warm-o-Rama:
SSH x20
IST x20
Veggie/Cotton Pickers x10
Bat Wings x20 (forward arm circles, backward arm circles, overhead claps, seal claps, and moroccan night club)
 
The Thang:
Beef 101
 
B.o.m.b.s – Partner up P1 runs up the stairs while P2 does exercise 50xburbees/100xOverhead presses/15xMerkins/200xBigboi Situps/250xSquats
 
Eleven’s – Up the stairs / Down the ramp Squats & Jump Squats
 
Elevated Lazy DORA – 100xMerkins/200xLBC’s/300xSquats with a twist, in between each set both partners ran up 2 levels of stairs and down the parking deck for a “loop:
 
Free Time – 10 x OYO Burpees/ 10x DC IC Erkins/ 10x DC IC Clay Makers (each leg)/ 10x DC IC Dips / 10x DC IC Derkins /10x Box Jumps OYO / 10s DC IC Knee’s to Chest
 
Circle of Trust (CoT):
YHC prayed us out

Playlist:
None

Moleskin:
While I may never be an Army Ranger… I AM one meat slingin’ son of a beep test! 11 men joined me this morning to explore the AO, Shops at Park Lane. The parking was nice and easy at 0524; we all meet up in front of the Starbucks. F150 waits to tell me last night at 930pm that his CG insider advised him they could be back on the property… Good news right, then he tells me they HAD to get permission. So I’m a little freaked we may get the boot. The warm-up was just long enough for the security guard to get bored watching us and for Alright Alright to start moanin’ and groanin’ about us staying in one place for our entire 1st workout. Also, some friendly debate about YHC’s arms not hurting because I didn’t do the Murph yesterday. to which I replied that it was voluntary and I didn’t want to do it. I stand my ground, I’m grown and don’t have to do it!

We then moseyed down to the stairs for an elevated learning session. I’ll be working on the Beef 101 class throughout the summer to get it just right.  We started with B.O.M.B.S which for time, I Omaha’d into BOMB. It quickly drew a few mean mugs and side-eyes, along with some mumbles which I took as a good sign. At the top of the stairs, you could see the CG crew in the Whole Paycheck parking lot. Noticing we were getting short on time I called it, as I was realizing bombs took way too long. I skipped Elevens altogether and sort of combined them it Elevated Lazy Dora. Also drawing moans and groans from the crowd. Again we cut it a little short to head back for “Free time”… I had a planned surprise but the drone pilot I found out later fell asleep. Before I could call the exercises some of the crew decide to just sit down and chill. AA was keen enough to point it out so we all did 10x burpees. I got lots of feedback that this was a good one and I know I was smoked. I expect to see each and every one of you men/leaders take some time to Q at this new spot! There are tons of places to see

Back at the launch, we used some benches to pull off a quick Dirty McDuce knock-off, some Mary, and called it a day 

Announcements:
Bunch of stuff I forgot & F3 Golf!

Ok, I remember some:
McKinney Launch is this Saturday
Carry the Load at Reverchon Park (I believe 29Man into 30May Saturday to Sunday)
A party that’s M and 2.0 approved this Saturday afternoon at Alright Alrights place in the yard

Up and Down the Parking Deck

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Agnes, Alright Alright, Big Tex, Classified,  Lil Smokey, Oatmeal, Rump Roast, Silent Bob, Slippy, Slushii, Sound Machine, Special Sauce, Supercuts, Sweet Baby
QIC: Teasip

AO: Burleson #2CT
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given with COVID disclaimer

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x20
Hillbillies x15
IST x15
T merkins x15

Merkins were changed to T merkins by request of some of the PAX and it spelled out what many PAX were thinking when we began Tha Thang

THA THANG:
Mosey to the parking garage for Parking Garage Suicide. Run up and back each ramp, with a burpee at the top and bottom of each ramp.

Quick Mary for some recovery, then bear crawl up the entire parking deck. Mosey back to the park for a couple of burpees before time.

MARY:
LBC x15, J Los x10 (for the West Side)

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out

MOLESKIN:
YHC was very torn on what to do for his first SCT posting and Q, and after some discussion with other PAX, YHC decided to go back to the TID crowd pleaser of a parking deck suicide with some bear crawling (which was promised in the preblast, not beers. Reading is tough eh Special Sauce?)

The PAX enjoyed the spelling of the warmup exercises, but did not enjoy the next phase. Several PAX jokingly asked if we were doing the TID suicide again and when YHC informed them that yes, we were, quite a few four letter words similar to the word spelled by the warmups were uttered. It’s always a crowd pleaser. YHC even got an “EAD” from Rump, which YHC thinks is at the top of the Rump scale, above the F bombs.

The bear crawling was also a crowd pleaser, but everyone finished in time to mosey back to the park. We took the poop stairs back which led several jokes of bear crawling, crawl bearing, crab walking, and walk crabbing those stairs, so now YHC has ideas for his next 2CT Q.

Some good 2ndF after the beatdown as Slippy humble bragged about being an Hawaii expert and gave YHC his recommendations. Some Band discussion about the length of running during the workout, with some apps showing about 1.5 and Alright Alright’s showing over 3. We agreed it was closer to 1.5 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. Launch of the Shops at Park Lane  AO on Tuesday, April 27
2. Launch of McKinney workout on Saturday, May 1
3. Carry the Load from Noon on Sunday, May 30-Noon on Monday, May 31 (Memorial Day)
4. 2.0 Workout on Saturday, May 8 at 0900 at Burleson

A Fun Track Lap at The Harbah

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Alright Alright, Big Tex, F-150, Gold Digger, Gusher, Icebox, Jobu, Meatball, Mr. Mom, Phelps, Silent Bob, Slippy, Stingray
QIC: Teasip

AO: The Harbah!
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given with the COVID disclaimer

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

THA THANG:
Mosey to the football field for 11’s with Merkins (start at 10, go down to 1) then run across the field for Squats (start at 1, go up to 10). Go until 10 Merkins and 1 Squat.

Headed over to the bleachers for 5 rounds of running up and down bleachers (3 were normal, 2 were bunny hop up and run down).

Do two rounds of 10 Irkins, 10 Dips, 10 Dirkins, and 10 Step-ups (each leg)

Do a lap around the track: Shuffled the curves, ran backwards down one straightaway, and burpee broad jump the other straight away. Mary after.

Mosey back to the park for 12 Dry Docks

MARY:
LBCx x17, Rosalita x17, Rugby Sit-ups x17 (OYO), Yeah Thrusts x17

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out

MOLESKIN:
YHC journeyed over to the Harbah this AM to see how they live it up there. Solid turnout including Mr. Mom from McKinney (major T-claps!) and Phelps continued his perfect attendance. Name change to Iron Horse or Ironman perhaps?

Icebox and Meatball had their own #jeepmafia, but Dirtbag apparently didn’t give enough hard consideration last night as he was notably absent.

The burpee broad jumps were quite the crowd pleaser. Icebox did his best to encourage the PAX to work smarter, not harder by bringing their feet up to their hands to complete each burpee to give them an extra 6 feet (or 4 feet in Big Tex’s case) between broad jumps.

YHC is looking forward to coming back out to the Harbah again.

No Ultra sightings, so the under of 2.5 is looking like a solid bet unless he pulls his own Phelps and shows up the rest of this week

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. Grow Ruck this weekend! Can still sign up, but probably won’t get a shirt
2. 2ndF event this Saturday at Vector Brewing. M’s, 2.0’s and pets welcome!
3. F3 Golf

Safari and Penalty Burpees

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Alright Alright, Big Tex, Chairman Mao, Dfib, FNG – El Chapo, Jobu, Nicky Roth, Oatmeal, Poppy, Pow Pow, Rump Roast, Sally, Sex Panther, Sound Machine, Siesta, Slippy, Sweet Baby, Tik Tok, Trash Panda, Ultra, Whoops
QIC: Teasip

AO: Burleson
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given, with added disclosure for COVID

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x 20, IST x15, Hillbilly x12, warmup lap around the park

THA THANG:
Red Barchetta across the field

1 penalty burpee for Sally being 1 min late and then 8 penalty burpees for Tik Tok being 8 mins late (more to come on the penalty burpees) 

Safari: Form two lines, then do the below exercises two rounds each

Native American Duck Walk, everyone in line hold an Al Gore
Native American Bear Crawl, everyone in line hold a plank
Native American Crawl Bear, everyone in line hold a plank
Native American Crab Walk, everyone in line hold a Wilt Chamberlain

Everyone sprint like a roadrunner to the sidewalk, then Native American Run around the park to the playground

Mosey to the tennis court, where half the group did a suicide while the rest did burpees. Flapjack. 

Next 10 Dry Docks, and at this point, the ECers joined us. They were 52 minutes late, so everyone did 52 burpees, then ended with 10 squats

MARY:
We never did do the rugby sit ups

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out

MOLESKIN:
YHC decided to take the PAX on a little safari this AM. YHC had thought about a big planned beatdown, but alas, was slammed with work this week, so that will have to wait. The Red Barchetta starter was a crowd pleaser and generated a few “FUs” from Rump. There were some issues with defining which fence and which trash can for a few of the sprints, so YHC knows why this exercise is normally done on a football field.

The NA Duck Walk led to some discussion about the best human duck call in F3, where the consensus was Ultra would have it, with Sex Panther second. Sound Machine had a rather surprising good duck call, which he claimed is partially due to his first car having hooves.

In the middle of the NA Crab Walks, YHC turned to Alright Alright and asked if the ECers joined the beatdown, should YHC make the PAX do penalty burpees for them being 35 min late. Alright Alright said we should, which YHC kept in his back packet.

A lot of mumble chatter during the Safari, which led YHC to think that maybe the Safari wasn’t a sufficient beatdown, so YHC decided to ramp up the cardio with the NA run and suicide at the tennis court. We decided to split into two groups for the suicides and YHC took Alright Alright’s suggestion of the group doing burpees while they waited, which YHC happily obliged (insert more “FUs” from Rump Roast). 

YHC was going to just do a few exercises and some Mary, but the ECers joined right after the suicides, so YHC had to be consistent and fair and thus 52 penalty burpees were required for the ECers showing up 52 min late. This led to quite a bit of grumbling and a few cries of foul from the ECers saying we were late to the EC workout. However, YHC would like to point out that YHC did not join the EC group or workout at all, so YHC didn’t attend the EC workout. The ECers joined the workout that started at 0700, and thus the penalty burpees were instituted. 

FNG naming occurred. Potential other names were Wild Thing, Dorn (Jobu brought him, so another Major League theme), or maybe Loggins (he has a great head of hair). But El Chapo, mentioned he is a rock climber the rock climbing led to discussions about El Captain where free climbing occurs, and that led to El Chapo. 

Shoutout to the perfect weekers (Big Tex, F150, Slippy, and Sex Panther) and pour one out for Bleep and Special Sauce. Bleep is usually absent on Saturdays, so that’s understandable. Special Sauce was unable to return from beyond the wall in time, as he journeyed to the great North yesterday. Though he’ll probably be happy that he missed all the penalty burpees after requesting no burpees. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. F3 Grow Ruck in two weekends (April 9-11). Houston has scholarships available!
2. Carry the Load on Memorial Day, May 31
3. F3 Golf

No Mustang, just #theTrail

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Alright Alright, Avril, Chairman Mao, Gambler, Ina, Meatball, Oatmeal, Pow Pow, Special Sauce
QIC: Teasip

AO: Katy Trail #katytrailthursday
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given, with the COVID disclaimer

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x15, IST x15, Squats x10

THA THANG:
Mosey to the trail for quarter intervals with the following exercises:

-OH Press x20, The Bird/Angels in the Outfield x15
-Irkins x10, Derkins x10, Rugby situps x12 OYO
-Step ups x12, Dips x12, LBC x12
-Carolina Dry Docks x12 
-Box jumps x12, Uptown Crunch x12 only one side
-Uptown Crunch x12 other side, Merkins x12, Yeah Thrusts x20
-Lunge walk 25 yards, then finish the last quarter with Plank Jacks x15, Mountain Climbers x15

Mosey back to La Madeline

MARY:
Done during the workout

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out

MOLESKIN:
YHC had promised Ina there would be no #mustang this AM, but when it was 0627 and Ina wasn’t there, YHC debated doing it since it had been so long. But, alas, Ina rolled up in the minivan at 0628, so we moseyed to the trail.
Avril had received a verbal from Bleep, but like many college bound athletes, Bleep changed his commitment the day of. Not sure if he received some impermissible benefits or not. The Infractions Committee is currently investigating and thus he may receive probation or a cervesa reduction for a couple months.
Overall a good time had on the trail with some complaints from Alright Alright about others getting a head start, Avril going a little hard on a few quarters and Ina doing his best dazed and confused of “I stay the same speed, but everyone else keeps getting faster.”
Five PAX did their best #westside impression by hitting up Starbucks after. No PSLs were purchased, but some HIM did purchase coffees for their M’s (Alright Alright and Avril). YHC, Chairman Mao, and Gambler did not partake in the purchase or drinking of caffeinated beverages.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. GrowRuck Aril 9-11
2. F3 Golf coming soon

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