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

Sandbags & Coupons

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: DFib, TikTok, Rump Roast, Sound Machine, Chairman Mao, Jobu, Shifty McCoy, Phelps, Siesta, Plus One, Big Tex

QIC: Oatmeal

AO: Burleson Park

F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x 9 IC

Stop x5 penalty burpees for not being “in cadence”

SSH  x10 IC

Squats x10 IC

Little Orphan Annies x10 IC

THA THANG:

Count off by 4’s and split into three teams.  Each man took his coupon and each team grabbed a sandbag from YHC’s trunk.  Sandbad must not touch the ground throughout the workout.

Mosey to the Pit of Dispair carrying coupons and sandbag.  Teams getting there first get rest.  Team in the six gets no rest.  

Modified DORA in the pit.  Each PAX must complete the following:

  • x50 merkins
  • x100 squats with coupons
  • x150 flutter kicks with coupons

Teammates rotated through following until exercises above are completed by each PAX:

  • Box jumps up big steps
  • Wall sit with sandbag
  • Cusak run up and down small stairs

Mosey to Turner Quad around the corner to commence a team crab walk relay with sandbag on the belly.  Each team makes one lap with sandbag trading as necessary while other team members alternate lunge walks and Cusak walks around circle.

Mosey back to park

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out.  Extolled the virtues of Shield Lock groups and gave some other inspiring soliloquy that would have gotten an eyeroll or two from Icebox if he was in attendance.   PAX bolted quickly to grab Bubba’s before many returned for the 2.0 workout.

MOLESKIN:

Mumblechatter was varied.  There was a ‘new and improved’ (???) Rump Roast present.  While he did refer to YHC several times as Cadre Oatmeal for the GrowRuck approach to the workout, I never got an ‘F*** You,’ only a “This is great, we should do more workouts like this again!’  This almost caused YHC to grab his block and go home in disgrace and shame.  Overall some complaints, but the PAX were resilient and showed great toughness.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Carry the Load Memorial Day Event: May 30, noon – May 31, 13:30
  • 2.0 workout following at 0900
  • McKinney workout May 15, May 22 @ 0700, Bonnie Wenk Park
  • F3 Golf

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

Back blast – 04/21 – The Hahbah Failya

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Slushii, Oatmeal, Silent Bob, F150, Jobu, Trash Panda
QIC: Agnes

AO: The Hahbah
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME:

WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x 15

Veggie Pickers x 15

IST x 15

THA THANG:
YHC had a plan, and it just spiraled out of control once Trash Panda showed up 3 minutes late, to which all PAX paid 3 penalty burpees.

Mosey over to the parking lot behind Lake Highland HS

Jacob’s Ladder (mistakenly called Dora by YHC) 5 burpees, 1 double count lunges … running across the parking lot

Took a page out of Trash Panda’s book and ordered an Indian Run from the parking lot to the trail behind Lake Highlands, all PAX finished strong and kept moving (shout out to Phelps)! 

Moseyed over to the Tennis Courts for an actual Dora: 2 teams of 2 PAX and 1 team of 3 PAX completed 100 squats, 200 merkins and 300 LBCs (150, 300 and 450 for the team of 3) running all 4 tennis courts. 

Had some time left so had to hit YHC’s favorite and bear crawl 2 tennis courts … crawl bear back. 

Moseyed back and finished with some quick Mary

MARY:
JLos x 15

Heels to Heaven – OYO until time

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Name-o-rama and YHC prayed us out and thanked god for continue to push us all to keep getting better and stronger each day as well as asking the Lord to bring us together as one nation no matter our differences and continue to cherish our existence here.

MOLESKIN:
Not much mumblechatter throughout the workout, but at first it was a like head shaking at YHC failure to figure out how to do a workout with odd numbers … YHC folded under pressure and just went truly live with it. YHC truly forgets how long of a run that Indian Run can be.  Some mumblechatter was had on the Tennis Courts as Jobu was flying around like a mad man. After the workout Slushii informed YHC that the PAX ran 3 miles … how about that for a Westside led workout? 

Also, Slushii wore his chin condoms.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
F3 GOLF; GROW RUCK … all the time … everywhere; Carry the Load coming on Memorial Day, 

 

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

Post GrowRuck Beatdown

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: AlrightAlright, Slippy, Classified, Dfib, Pow Pow, Sound Machine, Stingray, Phelps, Big Tex, Slushii, Silent Bob, Icebox, Cash (Pax from Katy), Scott Friend (FNG), Tyler Zoz (FNG)
QIC: Jobu, Oatmeal

AO: Glencoe
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
Side Straddle Hops x20; Pickers. x.20

THA THANG:
Group 1: Carry Coupons around outer loop 2.5 laps in 20 min. Penalty burpees for not finishing.

Group 2: Split into groups of 4. Starting at home plate each group must have one person performing lunges with sandbag while the rest of the pax bear crawling alongside. Group must go all the way around the entire field and stop at every light post and perform 100 merkins as a group. Once back at home plate group must perform 200 dive bombers. The sandbags were not aloud to touch the ground at any point in the workout.

MARY:
Penalty burpees x10

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out

MOLESKIN:
YHC was ready to exchange his Q for another day because of his recovery from Growruck. Oatmeal talked him into co-Qing so we could share the lessons we learned with the group. Most of the complaining came from the soreness of the Pax who attended GrowRuck 2 days before. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. All future GrowRuck events

Willie Mays Hayes Spring Training Workout

 

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Draper, Slippy, Special Sauce, Gold Digger, AlrightAlright, Bleep, Swoop, F150, Trash Panda, Big Tex, Oatmeal, Stingray, Phelps, Slushii, Classified, Sweet Baby, Dr. Seuss, Gusher,   Jay (FNG), Supercuts
QIC: Jobu

AO: The Harbor
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:

Mosey to track

15 Side straddle hops

15 Imperial storm troopers

THA THANG:

Everyone: Jog curves sprint straight away one lap.

After each lap perform 1 exercise:

15 Burpees

15 Air Squats

15 Merkins

15 Plank Jacks 

(1 Mile total)

Mosey to tennis court:

Team  Relay groups of 2: 

Partner 1 Crawl Bear full court

Partner 2 Broad jump full court

Partner 1 Crab walk full court

Partner 2 Bear crawl full court

Partners 1 and 2 switch exercises and go back ( Complete 2 relays)

Mosey to Parking Lot 

 

MARY:

15 LBC’s

15 Freddie Mercuries

15 Plank Jacks

20 Penguins

20 Flutter kicks

 

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out and asked for strength and endurance for the rest of the week.

MOLESKIN:
Grumbling began immediately when YHC called for a mosey to the track. The only explanation can be is that Slippy’s track workouts of late have given the track a bad reputation. Anyways, every lap around the track was in memory of every donut that Bleep consumed during the Krispy Kreme Challenge. After 1 mile Phelps was ready to call it a day but YHC had other plans. After 2 impressively fast relays PAX moseyed back to the parking lot where YHC tortured everyone with a drawn out MARY until 0615.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1. Growruck
2. Memorial Day event

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

Upset Special – Rain or Shine

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Oatmeal, Stingray, F150, Trash Panda, Adam (FNG)
QIC: Swiper

AO: The Harbor
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
16 – Side Straddle Hops – I/C
16- Imperial Storm Troopers – I/C
18 – Daisy Pickers – I/C

THA THANG:
Modified due to the weather, so more reps, less moseying. 

In the spirit we talked about underdogs in the first round….

Starting with the 12 Seed…Jacobs Ladder 12:1

Merkin

Outlaw

Onto the 13 seed…Jacobs Ladder 13:1

Rockette Dips


Everests – modified with benches instead of the hill

16 Seed…

Hillbilly Squats – 16 I/C


Everest – 9 OYO

14 Seed…Jacobs Ladder 14:1 – Cut short due to time

American Hammer

Dan Taylor (1 squat/4 lunges)

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Prayers for Strength

MOLESKIN:
Discussion about rain, weather forecasts and sideways rain since the patio was very wet and limited the exercises…we learned a lot about the FNG and how names were given.  We were all surprised that Oatmeal wasn’t familiar with Stingray’s origin, but were equally surprised of Oatmeal’s origin.  YHC’s Upset Special was also discovered at the end of the workout…peck em Eagles, peck em!