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

Doomsday Clock 2021

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Ultra, Nicky Roth, Rump Roast, Jobu, Big Tex, Whoops, Sound Machine, Sally, Agnes, Nate Hartman (FNG/Boggle), Isaiah, Pow Pow, Siesta, Bleep, Ina, Dirtbag, Draper, Avril, Special Sauce, Ant Man, Classified
QIC: Oatmeal

AO: Burleson Park

F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
IST x15 IC

SSH x 20 IC

Windmill x 10 IC

1 penalty burpee for Ant Man’s tardiness

THA THANG:

Mosey to Quad for the Doomsday Clock for approximately 40 minutes:

Making use of the 12 spokes (sidewalks) out from the fountain, YHC had PAX perform the following rotating around each spoke like clockwork. 

  1. 10 Pam Andersons (burpee nippler)
  2. 20 Squats
  3. 30 V Ups
  4. 40 Merkins
  5. 50 Rugby Situps
  6. 60 Gorilla Squats
  7. 70 Mountain Climbers (x2)
  8. 80 Lunges (x1)
  9. 90 OH Presses
  10. 100 Plank Jacks
  11. 110 OH Claps
  12. 120 LBC’s

Following each set of exercises, PAX ran the length of spoke, performed burpees x station number (total of 78 burpees) and ran back to fountain (hub) to start next station.  An exception was made following gorilla squats and OH presses, where PAX bear crawled the length of the spoke and back.  

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out.  YHC challenged the PAX to seek the input of each of their M’s about F3.  There has been a theme lately from several of us whose M’s have not held F3 in the highest regard for various reasons, which means that we and much more, I, have failed to properly bring back the tenets of the life-changing organization back to my home.  I challenged the PAX to bring back the feedback and vowed to create more 2F events that include the M’s and 2.0’s as we begin to emerge from Covid prison.  

MOLESKIN:

YHC had the thought to roll this oldie out after not having completed it in over a year.  Many new PAX that had not felt the burn of the Doomsday Clock so why not!  PAX were spread around the circle and YHC heard several conversations (this tells me there is much more effort to be put forth if one can carry on a park walk chat).  YHC received several complaints and groans, but only one emphatic “FU” from Rump so I will assume that he is getting stronger and the workout isn’t a cake walk since it seemed to gas most everybody else.  TClaps to Classified and Special Sauce.  Classified kept a weight vest on the entire time.  This workout sucks without added weight.  Sauce brought a speaker and playlist with minimal notice.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • GrowRuck Alamo 4/9-4/11
  • Carry the Load Memorial Day ruck – details will be forthcoming
  • 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

The Balboa… With a Side of Burpees

Date – 3/04/2021
Weather – 50° Moon still out and clear skies

Count-off & Name-O-Rama:
PAX –  Broadway Joe, Alright Alright, Aaaarrrrgggghhhh, Pow-Pow, Plus One, Agnes, Coach K, Classified, Sex Panther, Sound Machine, Ina, Sally, and Slusii & Bleep  decided to show up about 0600!
QIC –  Rump Roast
AO – Burleson Park
Disclaimer – Given 
 
Intro/ Warm-o-Rama:
SSH x20 (IC, DC)
IST x20 (IC, DC)
T-Merkins x20 (IC, DC)
Burpees x20 (OYO)
 
Mosey to the fountain = Burpees x10 (OYO)
Mosey to top of Dallas Hall steps x20 (OYO)
 
Burpees x50
American Hammers x100 (DC)
Lunges x150 (DC)
Big Boi Situps x200
Overhead Press x250
Air Squats x300
  
Mosey back to start
 
Circle of Trust (CoT):
 YHC prayed us out

Playlist:


Moleskin:

What a way to celebrate… Yesterday way my 18th wedding anniversary and I decided to take it out on the PAX! (Joking, I’m a very lucky man to have an amazing wife that’s put up with me for as long as she has. Hoping I’ll grow up eventually)

Anyway, while I was STOKED to get Sally back out even if it was just a guest appearance, I was let down that my man Special Sauce and the #subarumafia were all MIA.  Was a ton of mumble chatter during the warm-up to the point I really don’t know how many IST’s we really did… Did anyone actually count?

I had planned to do 50 total OYO Burpees by the time we started the Balboa but, saved the last 20 for the end before we moseyed back to the start. There was some grumbling from AA that the double count lunges was a little too much. So once he was done with all of them I Omaha’d to move on to the Big Boi Sit-ups. I think that was about as far as we got before time was up. Slushii & Bleep FINALLY showed up at like 0550 or some where really close to the end but, honestly I was just glad to see them. More than I can say for someone…. 

Overall, it was a great turnout, I believe a record attendance for 2ndCT. Way to push yourself men. Thank you all for making me a better version of me.  

Announcements:
Texas Independence Day 18K – March 6th
GrowRuck Alamo – April 10th
F3 Golf 

Doubletime – MRM (no mutts)

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Oatmeal, PowPow
QIC: Swiper

AO: Flag Pole Hill     
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Yes

THA THANG:
Swiper – DT Loop (2x); Oatmeal, PowPow – Ruck (1x)

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out, and asked for strength this week. 

MOLESKIN:
Some talk about soreness in groins, hips and calves after the 4x4x24; focus on shifting from running to rucking in preparation for TX Independence Day.  There may have also been some chatter about attendance being light this morning, probably due to the windy conditions.  YHC also spotted a coyote before starting, which provided an extra reason to stay alert.  

 

 

Omaha Q

Teasip Ant Man Whoops Oatmeal Island Time Ina Siesta Nicky Roth PowPow Special Sauce sound machine
DFib Brutus joined YHC for an Omaha Q beatdown

Warmup

Mosey to ring of benches

20 Bobby Hurley squats
10 dips, both exercises call by workout die

Mosey to quad
Partner up for
50 burpees
100 lunges
150 IST’s
200 merkins
250 plan jacks
While alternating running around the flag pole and back

5 minutes of interval abs, changing exercises every 30 seconds

5 minutes of Mrs Icebox arms, changing exercises every 30 seconds

Run out to flag pole and back

Mosey to ring of benches
15 Bobby Hurley squats
20 burpees, both exercises called by the workout die

Mosey back to park for slow county Mary
Freddy Mercury’s
Flutters
Penguin crunches
WWI sit-ups

Luckily(?) for the PAX YHC and Dirtbag had talked about splitting up the Q last night so when Dirtbag KO’d himself during the EC run (possible delayed victim of murder bunny’ing up The Hill at Lindsley?) YHC was kinda sorta prepared.

Mumblechatter picked up in the second half when there was a lot less counting and we rocked out to SirusXM’s top 500 hip hop songs, I think we heard 478-465. Teasip went 2 for the first 10 on knowing the artist

I posed the question of what would happen if Rump Roast tried to use a speaker, interval timer, and dice during a workout and the consensus was that his head would explode

Thanks to the PAX for putting up with a half baked Q on a cold and wet day!

Announcements
F3 golf
CSAUPS
Grow Ruck

Friday Fun @ Lindsley

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Pow Pow, Siesta, Teasip, Dirtbag, Meatball, Big Tex, Icebox
QIC: Oatmeal

AO: Lindsley Park
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
IST x 15 IC

Mosey

SSH x 15

THA THANG:

Coupon mosey from park down Shadyside, stopping midway for a continuation of warmup with SSH.  Continued mosey to the People’s Hill.  

Murder Bunny up hill, walk back down, 10 irkins on the block

Sprint up hill, jog down, 5 burpees

Repeato

Mosey to empty lot off Shadyside for a Jacob’s Ladder

Cusak walk/rifle carry about 25 yds

6x-1x man makers

Cusak walk back 

1x-6x flutters with block

Mosey to Lindsley & Tennison Memorial intersection

Sprints to Blair and jog back

Winner: x3 coupon curls 

Loser: x10 burpees

All others: x7 coupon curls 

Repeato x3 subbing in some OHP’s and burpees as YHC saw fit.

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out thanking the good Lord for the physical ability to get up and out, men of F3, accountability, and that we may have an impact on our families, communities and workplaces.

MOLESKIN:
YHC had a brilliant idea last night.  How would Murder Bunnies work on the People’s Hill (so named until we get a better nickname)?  Well, this morning the PAX found out (I also found out who reads the preblasts).  Tclaps to Teasip who correctly guessed why we were heading to the hill with coupons.  I know, tough one to figure out.  YHC quickly began to feel the love from the PAX with all the grumbles that followed the revelation.  However, several PAX commented that the MB’s up the hill weren’t that bad and in fact, the block helped pull them up.  This was not repeated going up the second time!  However, this stimulated the workout sadist in me and who knows what I will brew up to top it.  The Jacob’s Ladder further ingratiated YHC with the PAX as several commented that YHC was putting them through the Cusak hell to prepare for his trip to GrowRuck Alamo.  YHC responded by inviting the PAX to join!  A few sarcastic comments were uttered with the announcement of sprints up Lindsley insulting YHC’s ability to judge distance because of one small miscalculation when we completed our inaugural run up that hill.  Again, I will remember this in the future to really inspire the PAX.  With each sprint, the winner was rewarded with fewer reps and the loser paid a penalty, but was allowed to start the next sprint off the “Ladies Tee” aka head start.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1) F3 Golf

2) CSAUP – 4x4x24 in February

3) Patriot Run “Run Ranger Run” in February – get signed up!

4) Q source lunch today – Ozonas @ 11:30am

5) TID 18k – March

6) Grow Ruck San Antonio – April — COMMIT!

7) PEP clothes donation – BRING  TO JAN 30th WORKOUT

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.

2021 Oatmeal Birthday Beatdown

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: PowPow, F150, Sound Machine, DFib, Classified, Aaarrrggghhh,

QIC: Oatmeal

AO: Germany Park
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x 45 IC

THA THANG:

Mosey to stairs on west side of track

Burpees x23
1x 400m
Irkins x45
1x 400m
Russian twists x45 SC
1x 400m
Travoltas x45 SC
1x 400m
Hillbilly squats x45 DC
1x 400m
Derkins x45
1x 400m
Alt shoulder taps x45 DC
1x 400m
Yeah thrusts x45
1x 400m

Bolt 45’s (high half squat x15 DC, low half squat x 15 SC, jump squats x 15 OYO)

1x 400m

Did first set of half squats and then ran.  Finished other 30 squats after run.  Didn’t quite get to the 4500m that I wanted us to cover, but did a good job anyway.

Burpees x22
+1 to grow on

 CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out by thanking God for 45 great years and hopefully many more to come.  Thankful for the men who showed to celebrate and all those in F3 that keep me and other PAX accountable.  Prayers for ArightAlright and the M as they welcome Baby AA into the world!

MOLESKIN:
Start time was on us quickly upon arrival. YHC broke out his best of ’76 playlist to which DFib asked if it was all disco.  Mumble chatter was sparse with the exercises and then the 400’s, but there were occasional comments such as when Sound Machine heard Shake Your Booty by KC & the Sunshine Band and said that was the first album he ever purchased (For you millennials, that’s a flat round object made of vinyl from which you can play music, not to be confused with a CD or compact disc).  Or the various comments about how Classified could finish the Yeah Thrusts so quickly (ask his wife about that one).  Special thanks goes out to PowPow for correcting YHC’s senility when it comes to spelling Birthday!  All in all, the PAX thought they had completed KTT on Monday and therefore could skip the real KTT this week.  YHC reminded them the mileage is necessary as we approach 4x4x24!  Normal west siders were conspicuously absent this morning.  Slushii at least texted me this am and I assume Bleep was out because his driver was on gone.  Missed you boys!