Safety check – headlamps and reflective clothing? CHECK
12 PAX gathered this morning for stroll around Waxhaw with some pit stops at a brewery, a laundromat and the beloved hill. (Original to Floater)
Mosey to Dreamchasers
Disclosures and Pre Items – Plank Stretch, 25 Merkins, skipping SSH, 20 PP, and 20 Moroccan Night Club
Head North to Price Street w/ 20 Merkins and 10 plank Jack’s at each light (4 in Total)
Cut across Highway 16 to the laundry mat a top of Keith Jong Hill.
BURPEE Time – Circle up – 10 burpees a minute for 5 minutes (it sucked but everyone pushed through.
Run to bottom of hill 25 (make it 20) shoulder tap merkins at bottom, 25 squats at top, then repeat. – Mary at top waiting for 6. Thank you BC.
Circle up again (More Burpees) – 10 burpees a minute for 5 minutes. (moans and groans included)
More Hill Time – Run to bottom of hill for 25 Dry Docks and then 25 Danny Hurley’s (deep squat jumps keeping legs in a squat position) then repeat. – Mary at top waiting for 6
Do we or don’t we Circle up for more Burpees – We don’t as I was unsure if I could do it again.
Head to the short wall – 20 Dips, 20 Derkins and 20 Speed Skaters as fast as you can X 3 – Hugging a tree waiting on everyone to Finish
With a few minutes left, we run the rectangular block around the church with 10 Bomb Jacks at each corner as time expires.
All in all, it was cold, it sucked, but absolutely everyone pushed themselves and the banter during the Burpeethon was only in humor. I can say I am proud to work out with a bunch of great guys who are not afraid to push it while leaving everything on the pavement. The motto of the day for myself was if I did not feel as if I was going to puke, then I was not going hard enough. All PAX endured a heavy up and down workout that was daunting, fast, with inevitably sore muscles during the all the movements as the pain kicked in early. It is just impressive to see everyone’s push and drive in a workout that was not fun. Thank you for that.
Again we had Bottlecap, Hollywood and Deadwood at the front. Then the rest was really a group just slightly behind them and I would say not really the 6. Everyone hung together. Catnip is already becoming a regular. It was good to see Wedding Singer back from his maternity hiatus. Hopefully he speaks to me again in the next few weeks.
Impromptu is converging tomorrow with Cerberus at 6am.
#ClientDinner tonight at new time and location. Bottlecap is leading from CMS at 530. Beers on him to follow at Queens South (bring your wallet anyway)
Check Groupme for Service opportunity to fix a home to help a father make a better life for his kids. Several PAX have already jumped in. Reach out to BC for Detals
Bottlecap took us out.
Posted on behalf of Christmas:
6 men posted on a weirdly warm 35 degree day for a vague 4 – 6 planned miles of fun with pain stations.
During mumble chatter I learned about a new movie in theaters called Free Solo. The movie is about a pretty normal guy that scales a 3,000 foot vertical rock with no ropes or equipment. Apparently his amygdala, the part of the brain that reacts to fear, is dormant. So he lives life with with “no fear”. Just like what Gypsy has tattooed on his lower back. Pretty awesome story and makes me think of Johnny 5 ( FNG) who decided for his first post why not attend and hour long running workout.
Great work Johnny 5 and welcome!
Also Fletch and Orange Whip are sort of fast.
Thanks for the opportunity to lead and the fellowship this morning boys.
Can you even take a punch? Seeing as it was Boxing Day I had the eye of the tiger flowing through me. Would my workout channel anything specific to boxing? Not a chance. Have I been in my fair share of scraps as a younger man? Buy me a drink and let’s chat offline.
The gear workout is a bit tough to plan out due to never having a headcount ahead of time. Do I have enough gear? Enough stations? When and how can I incorporate Hip Thrusts to Heaven?
Plus I was looking to really throw a curveball at the PAX and knowing Recalc would be there, expectations were extremely high. But would I actually incorporate gear into the gear focused location?
Mosey to Entrance, Grab Lifting Rocks, Mosey to right of Mt. Chiseled, circle up. Disclaimer given.
• 20 SSHs IC
• 20 Imperial Walkers IC
• 20 Mtn. Climbers IC
• 10 Peter Parkers @ 6″ IC
• 20 Parker Peters IC
Lap Around Mt. Chiseled
Activity with a lap in-between, count of 20 each:
• Al Gore w/ jabs
• Torso Twists w/ rock
• Slow deep squats w/ air press
• Speed Skaters w/ front lateral raise w/ rock
Mosey w/ rocks to 1st Light:
Mosey to Side Lot for Station Work, Station #1 is the timer, Mosey every 4 stations as a group
Thanks to the 9 PAX that posted with me! We covered little mileage but keep the hearts racing if you were pushing yourself. Those rocks were so freaking cold but got the ripping & tearing we needed to get jacked….
The Double Merkin Ladder with Double Bear Crawls as the timer was a great idea. The PAX yelling cheering each other on to hurry up finish strong was great. Then I threw in a short mosey lap after 4 stations allowed everyone to stop thinking about hurting muscles for a few seconds. This way we kept the intensity high when we got back to the stations.
(I’m a day late, see announcements from Hooch’s BB today)
14 pax were enticed by the Twitter promise of a good time. Turkey Leg and Sprockets each brought guests and what went down was something like this:
It was time to make the donuts so Half speed tempo half-mile to Dunkin Donuts at Colony Place to circle up (Plank-o-Rama while we wait):
Partner Loops: partner A said exercise, partner B full speed around Fountain and Back. (HTH, JS, FM, CDD)
Behind Business Building next to Colony Place:
Zig Zags. Run the lines, touch ground at each turn. There.
Circle Up on six for Mary. Flutter x 20, Dolly x 15
Zig Zags. Run the lines, touch ground at each turn. Back.
Circle Up on six for Protractor of varying degrees called out by select pax.
Pyramids (Said exercise Start 5. each island plus 5, on way back minus 5)
Half speed tempo half-mile back to OP. Plank while wait.
OP wall for easy sit air presses x 30
Back to start to do five burpees and run out the clock
Announcements: None, just watch out for brothers-in-law who wear matching tights.
Great prayer takeout by Sprockets: Great words as we close out 2018 and “look to God our Heavenly Father to give us strength and courage to go out into the world and be good stewards, fathers, husbands, brothers, sons, neighbors – and to those not with us and need encouragement too.”
Moleskin: Thanks Marge and Queen for the opportunity to lead. You both have been carrying this Hydra Site Leaders baton for awhile now and the pax appreciate it. Thank you big time!!! war baby Marge (34), war daddy One Eye (47) . Great effort by some solid dudes. Iron sharpened and good time appeared to be had by all. We had some fun with our guests in from Minnesota and Wisconsin. We landed on Buddy Love for brother-in-law and FNG brought out by Sprockets. Make it a great and safe New Years holiday, enjoy the college bowl games this weekend, set some goals and be awesome in 2019!
Twas the morning before Christmas,
when all through the house
An F3 Q was stirring, as PAX began to rouse
The cones were set out by the lights with care
In hopes that buckets of concrete will get them there
Jingles was nestled all snug in his bed
While visions of warmth danced in his head
And Fusebox in his ‘kerchief, and Breadbowl in his cap
The Q for the day yelled, get out of your sack
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter
I sprang from the bed to gather all that matters
Away to the window I flew like a flash (well a Clydesdale type flash)
Tore open the door and drop some boys at the pond
The full moon Gave the lustre of mid-day on the path
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear
But 39 PAX ready to go, no matter rain nor snow
With Doughboy on Q, so lively and quick-ish
I knew in a moment it must be 6:30
More rapid than gazelles his coursers they came
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!
“Now Dasher! now, Doughboy! now, Popeye and Zinfandel!
On, Catnip! On, Carebear! on, on Das Boot and Bottlecap!
To the back of the school! to the top of the path!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!”
As dry heaves that before the wild gloves fly
When they meet with obstacles, praying to the sky
So up to the circle the coursers they flew
With the sleigh full of weights, and Shop Dawg too
And then, in a twinkling, I heard toward the end
The Santa and Santa of each huff and puff
As I drew in my head, and was turning around
We started the final mosey in leaps and bounds
We sprang to the front of the school, to the PAX gave a whistle
And away they all drove to McD’s for Coffeeteria
But I heard everyone exclaim, as we drove out of sight
“Recover, Happy Christmas, and to all a good-night!”
We started with a warmup run to Christmas in Hollis to the back of the school to the shouts of get a bigger speaker for Christmas
The PAX completed a little over 4 miles trying to complete the 12 days of Christmas and a quick tour of the campus to hear Santa Claus
What would my birthday be without celebrating with my brothers? Also a great excuse to lead a creative workout with the soul purpose of burning as many calories as possible since I would later consume 1,000+ calories in crafty brews. I appreciate each and everyone for showing up this morning. Even those that fartsacked, you all still have a tiny, tiny, tiny piece of my heart.
I have to have a theme for my workouts just to change it up for my mental planning. So being born on 12/22/80 and turning the tender age of 38 I knew it was going to be a good day. Obviously I’m never worried about mileage but always focused on constant motion. Keeping the HR in zone 4 is my goal. As well as focusing on my problem areas. Beer belly and thunder thighs.
Sidenote: keeping things somewhat “fun” with the promise of 2.0s wasnt something I had to think about before. But boy oh boy did the kids show up for Uncle Zin this AM…
Jog to circle, circle up, disclaimer given
Duck, Duck, Skip an Exercise – Every PAX will run around the circle twice while the remainder of the PAX complete an exercise in IC. 2 rounds
Mosey to Elementary Entrance & Partner Up
Partner 1, Bear Crawl from one light to the next, P2 lunge walk between lights. Flip flop.
Mosey to Playground
Individual Cone Stations x 6, split up in groups, 2 rounds
Mosey to the front left of the school, team up, Partner 1 is the timer, run down the stairs & back up:
Mosey to Entryway, going after an 80 count, flip flop exercises between trees
Jack Webb’s – Merkins and Air presses
Finished on the dot! (in your face Posse!)
20 men posted and I appreciate everyone’s participation in my own little “fun house” this morning. Even more impressed with the 2.0s level of effort and I can’t wait for my boys to be a bit older so they can join in the fun.
I hope I didn’t miss anyone in my long post. Thought I would have fun with this BB while I slowly sip this delectable adult beverage. Thanks to Dancing Bear for taking us out. See you all on Monday!
Nothing too crazy! 6 Goats showed up with the threat of monsoon-ish rain, that soon dissipated… so off we went. Q thought about heading to Five Knolls, but made audible to go Cary Ridge/Coburn instead.
After quick dynamic stretching, and Tweetsie and Sensei waking up the neighborhood we, proceeded to Coburn to do rolling 30-30-1 intervals. We went down and back on Bevington, then finished back at SCMS.
We celebrated the Holidays with coffee at Panera… and joined by KW.
Please keep FiA Digits (Dianne Wells) family in your prayers. She was killed on Tuesday running at a FiA workout in Lexington.
So, I had heard about this costume (thought is was Santa or Elfs….I mean it is Christmas,,,that would make sense) deal while returning from a really elegant F3 Party at a very prestigious Country Club in Charlotte raising money for a couple very noble causes to drive support both financially and of our time with these organizations. Then I show up at Cerberus with the complete 180 of elegant,,,, also raising resources for a noble cause……Completely different approaches, same desire and heart. So,,, although showing up in a clown suit is not my cup of tea, I applaud the hearts of those that did. They are my Tribe, as crazy as they are!
Warm up: Mosey to the top of the deck. SHH’s, Merkins, and something else don’t remember.
The Thang: Run the parking deck, exercises at both ends till the 3rd deck and do mary till the 6 and back down. 12 Donkey Kicks, 11 Lunges, 10 Burpees, 9 jump squats, 8 Merkins & 7 Supermans (at top) 6 Plank jacks, 5 Carolina DD, 4 Merkin shredders and just a little time for 3, 2 and 1 of pull ups back to COT.
Moleskin: Hard work by all, ICE, Alf , Job and Turkey Leg led the pax for the majority of 12 days Doc stepped his game up at the end. I saw a lot of grit by all, Rudy continues to impress me and gives 110 Astro is another that gives his all and Shop has not quit attitude as well.
Announcements: Safety is a practice we are asking that if you q Cerberus or Asylum my co-q’s and I would appreciate a safety reminder as you give the disclaimer.
Thin mint has challenged all of us who post regularly to q at least once a month
Also recommended is a cell phone and id bracelets. By some crazy chance you do get hurt, Transporter will be of little value to the hospital.
12 PAX dressed normal and tried to avoid the rain and the scary clowns of Waverly.
ANNOUNCEMENTS (Stolen from Gypsy – Reorganize to align with priorities)
MOLESKINE: Great work. Not a lot of mumblechatter (probably since I’m usually the one starting it and I was out of breath trying to keep up with Hollywood). Thanks to Hooch for helping me with set-up. Kudos to Bread Bowl who was at the front of the PAX on the runs. Hopefully everybody will be able to shampoo their hair, or at least rub their bald spots since some of those weights were a bit much. And I don’t think “Jingle Bell Rock” will be looked at quite the same way again. Thanks for letting me lead (back to back). Hope you weren’t bored.
COT – Prayers for Moneyball’s new family and for Ackbar this week as he leads his church during Christmas time.
9 Pax made the smart decision to post at Peak 51 on an unseasonably warm Thursday morning. After a brief disclaimer in which it was warned not to poke YHC as he was still bitter about the Giants loss to Tennessee and their season. We went off towards the Bus Parking lot through the local church parking lot. Prior to beginning the workout YHC added on to modify to avoid injury not discomfort during todays workout.
20 IW IC
10 Windmills IC
10 LSS IC
Thang: After a brief COP, instructions were given we would be doing the 12 days of Christmas workout.
The pax would perform exercises with the number of days equal the number of reps per exercise. As you get to the next exercise then perform each preceding exercise and rep count.
1st Day-Lap around the track hot pace, day 1 only. All other times we reached Day 1 an audible was made to have our lap be around the bus lot to keep the pax together.
2nd Day- Carolina Dry Docks. 3 jabs at YHC have occurred.
3rd Day- Jump Squats, Smokey and Slim Fast continue to poke YHC.
4th Day- Mountain Climbers, Lois begins to try and stop the pax from poking the bear.
5th Day- Merkins
6th Day- Lunges( 6 each leg)
8th Day- Heels to Heaven
9th Day- Dolly
10th Day- Flutter Kicks
11th Day- American Hammer, Lois blocks
After a couple of 10 counts we took the long way back to launch, where we waited to begin our COT for our Sparta pax to join us from an Orange Whip 1,000 Burpee beatdown.
Moleskin: YHC remembered his first 12 days of Christmas Beatdown led by Geraldo last year. It legit sucked, followed by another 12 days of Christmas beatdown by Goonie at Basecamp the next day. The pax today absolutely killed it out there, Smokey and Tweetsie were consistently up in front most of the morning. Major T-Claps to Tweetsie for pre-running solo this morning, shows true dedication to go pre-running solo instead of just going back into the car and booze off prior to a workout. T-Claps also to Jello for making the trek over from the other side of 51 to Peak today, guess that’s what happens when he’s relieved of being a driver for his 2.0 music practices on Thursday mornings.
Mileage ranged from 2.1-2.5 miles depending on pace, the 12 Days of Christmas has many different forms all of which deliver one thing as I finish typing this back blast. Being completely sore now from the beatdown YHC , I think it’s safe to say that the moderate flag of Peak 51 was thrown out the window today. You can thank the fellow pax for continuing to poke the bear, y’all were warned what would happen if you continued to poke at YHC.
I don’t get to post at Peak 51 that often anymore, this site holds a special place as this is where I had my first post, VQ, and many other numerous Q’s including a virtual one by Lois and Sensei in May. This however, was YHC’s first official Q at Peak since October 2017. Injuries and a new teaching job which includes not friendly F3 report time to work makes posting at workouts virtually impossible unless YHC has a day off of work.
It was an honor to lead today, hopefully I’m able to come back out to Peak more often.