Friday the 13th meets the Beast

Friday the 13th meets the Beast

21 men (1 FNG – Sir) couldn’t fade the A51 Slack channel hype all of Thursday afternoon and showed up to name an FNG, and do a few merkins and burpees.


Disclaimer given, thorough enough by my standards, definitely not Mermaid approved.

Quick mosey down Covenant Church Ln to the back of the school circling up where all sidewalks meet in between all the buildings.

COP: 13x Hillbillies (these were awkward), 13x SSH IC, 13x Low Slow Squats IC, 13x diamond merkins IC, 13x Mountain Climbers IC, 13x wide arm merkins IC, plank-orama, 10 burpees

The Thang:

Mosey through campus to the LAX/soccer field to make use of the plush grass. Line up abreast for:

20 Merkins

Bear Crawl to first line (see Bulldog for what these lines are called)

Lunge walk to second line (midfield?)

20 Merkins

Plank and wait for the 6 – which was always Squid because the man has impeccable form, has to be the best in all of F3

AYG to end the end of the field

Repeat once

Mosey to front of church for the Beast: 6 exercises (at each of the 5 medians and last stop top of the hill), 6 reps, 6 times through

Exercises were:

  1. HR Merkin
  2. Jump ups with thigh slaps
  3. Merkin
  4. Sister Mary Catherines
  5. CDD
  6. Burpees

Mosey to the rock pile at Covenant Church Ln and Pleasant Hill Dr. 13x OH Press, 13x curls, 13x tri extension, 13x RDLs each leg. Run to hot box for 13x dips and 13x derkins. Repeat once

Throw the rocks back, head back to camp. 90 seconds to go – plenty of time for 13 burpees. TIME


Area 51 Nantan Mermaid was originally on Q for today but was out of town and asked me to take his lead. YHC was more than happy to, only posted there twice and always happy to Q a new spot. I knew I had big shoes to fill as Mermaid’s 125ish Q’s are not for the faint of heart. The A51 slack channel broke the internet yesterday because Gypsy posted that he was bringing an FNG out(who was a Navy SEAL) and was wondering if Kevlar would be ‘friendly.’ Immediately several PAX representing other AO’s clamored out like vultures on fresh roadkill to sway Gypsy from Kevlar, but Horsehead had already spoken for Kevlar and it was a done deal. At that point the name choices started flying. Fast forward to this morning and after the dust was settled, YHC had to defer to what HH stated was the A51 naming rules: Vets and pastors get cool names, kids pick their own names, pre-existing athletes who ‘still got it’ get girl names, and everyone else gets stupid names. ‘Sir’ seemed fitting… also did I mention he is 6’6”? Also, I’m pretty sure a former SEAL can handle any F3 workout, friendly or not. Except maybe Gumpy… that is my Kryptonite. Seriously. Waking up at 5am to go stretch in ways the body isn’t supposed to. I tweaked my neck trying to put right heel behind my left ear lobe on my M’s pink yoga mat while listening to Yani and trying to ‘be relaxed’. I think it was called the happy rotisserie chicken pose. I know it’s probably good for me but I just can’t, much respect to you all that are good at that and go week in week out.

Mermaid texted me this AM asking how the Q went. I told him we bit off more than we can chew. I don’t think I’m alone on that analysis. It hurt, too many burpees, merkins, sprints, and the hill at the end of the beast right before burpees was a swift repeated kick in the pants.

Solid crew out this morning, with most of the top mumblechatters in the game in attendance. Mumblechatter peaked on the Hillbilly call and when lining up abreast on the field but was stifled quickly. Other than Busch, that dude can rap anytime, any day.

Impressive work out there by everyone, thanks for following my lead and getting your weekend started right. Hope to see Sir back out soon, that was a tough F3 opening workout, baptism by fire.

Thanks to Cottontail for the takeout and thanks to Orange Whip and Faultline for the opportunity to lead.


Speed for Need: VA beach, Aug 18th. First race in VA beach for surfers against autism. 7:30am race launch. See Gypsy for more info.

Church on the street: been going on for 20+ years, every Sunday. Under 12th street overpass at N Tryon serving the homeless. 2.0 and M friendly (Strawberry recommends over 2.0s be 8+ years old). Schedule open after August, clown car available at 6:20, usually home around 8. See Strawberry for more details.

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BananasPosted on11:04 pm - Jul 13, 2018

Horsehead loves Jason Aldean.

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