How could YHC pass up an opportunity to Q Homecoming and return to the scene of the crime. Posse gave a pre-post disclaimer that this may be your last opportunity to post at Homecoming with the track just calling my name. Add to that the fact that the gates were unlocked and open, and it seemed like the planets were certainly for what could be our last Homecoming dance…
People who experienced this:
Geraldo, Levi, iHop, Glock, Boerewors, Mr. Magoo, Alf, Runstopper, Wojo, Beaver, Ductwork, Elsa, Mailman, O Tannenbaum, Horsehead
15 men of valor and curiosity posted for a potentially once in a lifetime leap-day RockZero extravaganza. The next opportunity for a Feb 29th RockZero will be in the year 2048, so mark your calendars. I’m already signed up to Q for those of you who will still be around.
After a somewhat awful Friday at work, I needed this one. There really is no better remedy for a case of the grumpies than to fully smoke yourself Qing a workout. Had I not signed up, I would probably still be lying in the sack, enveloped in farts. Thanks for coming out guys.
This workout seemed longer than a CVS receipt. I kept looking at the watch, and we still had a lot of chicken left on the bone every time I checked. Speaking of watches, O Tannenbaum spent most of coffeteria talking about how much he loves collecting watches, even his collector’s edition Casio G Shock that he uses exclusively for being late to EVERY SINGLE WORKOUT. We thought he had mended his ways this AM when he was actually there to hear his first F3 disclaimer ever, but he eventually fessed up to being 2 mins late for the 630 pre run.
No way to top that unless you are Hoover, who somehow overslept by 2 hours. You know what though, the big guy probably needed the sleep after running around with backpacks full of lead and cinder blocks strapped to himself all week.
Runstopper likes his post-workout coffee in a reusable, sustainable mug with a wisp of cinnamon and nutmeg and just an ever-so-gentle drizzle of flannel. He also saves water by omitting shorts from the laundry load and rocking the exposed Spanx. The rest of us contribute to saving the environment by each driving individual vehicles to Starbucks and drinking out of paper cups.
Missed Spackler and his aromas today. I think he and Bounce come as a BOGO package deal. I hear they are off having a final showdown – Adams Tight Lies vs. The Orilimar Tri Metal.
Alf crushed us all. I heard he had a pushup contest with Superman last weekend, loser had to wear their underwear on the outside of their pants.
PS. Better read this quick, before it gets #Waxhawed right off of the front page.
I’ve been cooped up in the house with the kids all week with the M away on a cruise. No posting for me meant I needed a good makeup Q to get out all the pent up aggression. Or something like that. It just so happened that this Q fell on Leap Day, so what better way to celebrate than with some leaping of our own.
At this point I’ve had about enough of those burpees. Doesn’t help that I’m trying to keep up with Goodfella (not happening). Audible! There are some brand new picnic tables set up next to the bathrooms so we mosey over to break them in. Partner up and share some dips on the table benches while your partner takes a lap around the bathhouse. 50 dips. No, 100 dips. Well, how about switch to Derkins (bad idea) to finish us out.
For those wondering:
This was my first time as Q at Commitment. Only my 3rd time (I think) posting there, so I checked out some other PAX’ weinkes to get some ideas of where to venture out to. We didn’t get TOO far from the shovel flag but still managed to get around 3.2 miles in. Speaking of weinkes…a certain Italian/Jersey guy grabbed my weinke and put it in his pants while we were checking out Cindy. I think he saw the Gassers and was hoping if he stole it I wouldn’t remember what to do. Turns out I had it all locked down in the old noggin, plus a good Q always has a backup copy. So a caution to you other Qs out there…there’s a rogue weinke grabber on the loose. Keep your eyes peeled!
Shop Dawg had some words to share straight from Q Source. We all need to tame our King, Queen, and Jester. The King is the 1st F; it’s the physical work we put into shaping our bodies. The Queen is what we put into our bodies; you can’t out-King the Queen. Work on your eating habits. The Jester is the thing that drags us down, distracts us, and prevents us from accomplishing the goals we have for ourselves. This might be different for every PAX. Identify your Jester. Make a plan to tame it. Shield lock with a fellow PAX to hold you accountable. Attend Q Source to learn more.
YHC took us out. #cradletograve
6 contestants came out to a chilly Diesel to see just how stupid they could be. These men did not disappoint. Today’s idea is a spinoff of the UNCLE Q Chastain led a few weeks back. Simply said, we pick an exercise and continue reps IC until the last PAX finally quits.
Stand around and great each other, since it has been a bit since we’ve seen the Catfish and it was Sledge-O-Matic’s 2nd Post.
I hope everyone enjoys the beautiful charts.
Bottom line is that this was a ton of fun and great way to max out your individual effort. Deadwood might even approve. Chastain and I have been talking about this for some time, but our inability to secure a healthy Q put the plan into action.
It’s always an honor to have the opportunity to lead a group of guys like this. Diesel is a great way to avoid cheating yourself. It’s tough to hide when there is just the 6-10 of you circled up. Today was very motivating as the 1st couple contestants out would cheer on the other fools while walking, planking or some other exercise of choice. This really turned into a mind game a we continued to figure out the strategy of Survivor. Turnbuckle may have cheated by having his entire face covered.
Father/Daughter Dance. March 6. Ballentyne Hotel Www.Markthismoment.com to register.
Sounds like Sledge-o-Matic may have received some of the good F3 Karma after his debut on Wednesday. I’m pretty sure he said that he got a job offer just after Chiseled on Wednesday.
Pray for Blades of Glory as he takes 33 HS kids on a mission trip to Guatemala
Mayhem is leading a mission trip to Nicaragua in September. Akbar is a HC. He is looking to get additional F3 guys to join.
Leaving your comfort zone and bubble once in a while is important for growth as a man and a leader. The F3 Waxhaw bubble has everything we need on a day-t0-day basis (all 3 F’s), and we can lose sight that there are more opportunities to lead within a 10-15 minute drive. We are blessed to have our brothers from Indian Land/SOB so close to us, and we often see them posting at the Waxhaw AO’s. The Indian Land Elementary/Middle/High School campus is amazing, and there is a lot to do there. When YHC needed to postpone an Arsenal Q earlier this month due to a work obligation, I needed to get back on the schedule quickly. Thank you to to Happy Meal for allowing this to happen.
YHC showed up early to plant some “lighting fixtures” (lanterns) along the dark playground track behind the school (along with a sweet Whiteboard) since it was an important part of the Weinke. YHC met up with our brother, Boucher, for a pre-run around the campus to catch up on life, since he hadn’t posted in a while. Great start to the day.
The other pre-runners joined us soon after, along with Run Flat and his (R) FNG. Knowing what was in store, Run Flat agreed to stay with his FNG and help him “modify as needed”. Bluetooth speaker charged, Playlist loaded, “DiCCS” disclaimer give, and it was time to roll.
Mosey around the ES parking lot, making stops along the way for:
Mosey over to YHC’s car where the typical coupons/Cinder Blocks were ready to roll. Partner up, grab 1 Block per team, and regroup in the lot. As a team:
Return blocks to the car, mosey around the back of the school, past the buses (be careful!), and to the small playground. The Pax noticed the strange lights on the track, so a quick explanation of why. The track is not only pitch black, but there was a lot of standing water on the track and grass. (4) strategically-placed lanterns helped navigate the course and keep us safe.
The “Whiteboard of Pain” was properly lit up under the covered picnic area with various exercises written. The goal was a repeating ladder, starting at #1, running a lap, repeat #1 and add #2, run a lap, repeat #1, #2, and add #3…you get the point:
YHC’s 5-minute warning went off so none of us completed the entire circuit, although Fire Hazard completed Round #8 easily. Most guys got through at least #6. Nice work, fellas.
Mosey back to COT to end this thing. Quick round robin Mary for the last minute or so. DONE!
Thanks, again, to Happy Meal for putting me on the Arsenal schedule to Q. Great group of guys who post there, and it reminds me that we can all do a better job in posting and leading outside of our own Region / sub-Region. Great work by all who posted, and I hope the prep work done by bringing the Lanterns, Whiteboard, and Coupons shows how serious I take the responsibility of leading my brothers. We all owe it to the Pax to lead with Excellence. That means prepping a solid Weinke, making sure the site and Pax are safe, showing Command/Confidence while leading, counting correctly, Executing on the Plan, looking out for the Six, taking us out in Prayer at COT (“Cradle-to-Grave”), etc. Soap Box over! “Failing to Prepare is Preparing to Fail!”.
Special shout-out to Run Flat for not only leaving the Waxhaw bubble, but for inviting an FNG from work, Weatherman (R). Weatherman’s 57th Birthday was the same day, so I’m sure he got a “special gift” of some soreness the day after. Keep showing up, brother.
As we all know, the hard work during the 1st F is important, but it’s the connections to other men outside of workouts that matters even more. I was happy to post with my brother, Boucher, today since it had been a while. It’s not a matter of IF, but WHEN we will go through challenges as men, husbands, fathers, leaders so we need to have the backs of our brothers. Don’t forget to reach out to the Pax you know need support (grab coffee, lunch, a beer?) since it’s hard to think about working out when you’re going through a lot.
I look forward to posting and Q’ing again out at The Arsenal soon, and having The Fort Pax join us any time in Waxhaw. Iron Sharpens Iron!
YHC took us out in prayer.
Happy Friday everyone, Ackbar here! Today was another cold southern morning, which may be muggy and warm the next. It’s the last of the month, so that means Recalculating’s Amazing Race! Distance-wise, my Pokemon Go’s tracker clocked in 3.5-4 kms. It’s what I got…I’m a dork I know it. Everyone busted their tails today, well done, and here’s how it went down.
Recalculating divided us into teams of 3 for the Amazing Race. 5 stops. And it went like this:
Here are our teams and results, and thank you Recal for sending me this!
Gold Medal Team #5
Silver Medal Team #3
Bronze Medal Team #2
Aluminum Medal Team #1
Tin Medal Team #4
After the race, there was a lot of Mary-ing with extra time available, as every team finished! Moseyed back to the MS Parking Lot, and wrapped up.
Signing off, may the Force be with you!
7 potential draft picks came for XFL training camp and championship game today at Swarm. Overall, I believe we all clocked 5+ miles and found out that our frisbee skills are a little challenged.
4 Corners around the perimeter of parking lot.
Burpee Indian Run around perimeter x 2 laps. 2nd lap increase pace of pax and go towards baseball fields
7’s on the hill by the circles
Return to High School Parking Lot
Round 2 of 4 Corners around 1st island only by entrance
Finish with Ultimate Frisbee Championship
YHC completed team assignments:
Compelling game with lots of
terrible throws great defense, ended with 1-0 score with a catch in the end zone as time expired. Dallas Renegades win!
*Official petition has been entered by Shake in regards to inflation of frisbee and game remains under league review
When I told Margo and Mermaid I would Q Centurion a month or so ago I was thinking work would still be in that busy but not hectic stage yet. We are approaching hectic, so I knew this weinke may not be by most studied and researched one. I also knew that both Site Qs were on IR with Mermaid sick and Margo with a bum knee. Mermaid did Q Anvil Wednesday after a puke and rally before the workout so not much I can say there. I also knew Brilleaux and Point Break are at Disney, not together but I’m ok if we start that rumor. I was hoping one of them would have been on the Jungle Cruise boat that took on water yesterday that made the news but to no avail.
But the show must go on. So yesterday while checking how the markets were doing after a rough week on Wall Street an ad or some pop-up was showing me the best of the Office. Not sure what I googled to deserve this but I’m glad I did and it had my attention. My favorite scene has always been when Michael was selling calling cards explaining the pyramid scheme. Oscar even gives Michael a this sounds like one of those get rich schemes to which Michael replies yes! This scene made the cut and I had my bait. Had been a while since Centurion had headed to the Bermuda Triangle and figured it would be an easy weinke to make up on the go.
Temps dropped again, below 30 at launch. 4 others joined and off we went.
Windmill x 10 IC
IW x 15 IC
Mountain Climber x 15 IC
Peter Parker x 15 IC
From the top of Palantine Hill the Pyramid Scheme would begin. We would run the Bermuda Triangle with the following:
Round 1 – 10 diamond merkins at the top of Palantine, 10 derkins at the benches, and 10 monkey humpers at the road.
Round 2 – Same sets of 10s, but add in 15 wide arm merkins at the top of Palantine, 15 dry docks at the benches, and 15 squats at the road.
Round 3 – Same sets of 10s and 15s, but add in 20 merkins at the top of Palantine, 20 dips at the benches, and 20 walking lunges at the road.
Round 4 – Drop the 20s, same sets of 10s and 15s
Round 5 – Drop the 15s, same as Round 1
Mosey back across Carmel Commons stopping in front of Tropical Cafe for some Mary.
LBC x 15
Flutter x 15
Dolly x 15
Mosey across 51 to the rock pile on McMahon, grab a lifting rock. Same 5 round scheme as above, no running.
Round 1 – 10 tricep extensions
Round 2 – Same 10, 15 push press
Round 3 – Same 10s and 15s, 20 curls
Round 4 – Drop the 20s, same sets of 10s and 15s
Round 5 – Drop the 15s, same as Round 1
Mosey back to launch for the last round of Mary.
Heels to Heaven x 15
Boxcutter x 15
Over/Under x 15
American Hammer x 15
Hold plank for the last minute.
No announcements and YHC with the take-out prayer
Easy group today, all well versed vets, and even friendly with the mumblechatter. I think the worst I got was Escargot saying he misunderstood my “last round on the way up” before Round 3 at Palantine with Rounds 4 and 5 still to come on the way down. He is doing some strong work in Nicaragua by the way. Funding is coming in for a 40 x 80 pre-fab building that will be shipped to Nicaragua next year for storage for supplies, etc. Sounds like some serving opportunities coming down the road for the Pax to get involved. I asked Ickey when Meathead 101 Kettlebell day was to which he replied they are on week 8 of a 12 week set. I took that to mean, no. Snuka seemed interested in some Champagne private tutoring. Bout Time and Snuka set the pace today but the group stayed together. Bout Time with 4 young kids still finding time to run in and stay in shape. Snuka is still hogging the fountain of life of it’s treating him well, fast dude. Hope everyone else heals up and travels safe, thanks for the Q spot Mermaid and Margo.
20 of Area 51’s finest PAX assembled on a clear and somewhat chilly Thursday morning in the Olde Providence ES staff parking lot to tackle the behemoth known as Hydra aka Where Legends are Made. Singing her siren song, Immortality beckoned the PAX into the gloom (after a brief and wholly inadequate disclaimer was delivered by YHC to the veteran crew).
Mosey to the OPES Bus parking lot aka The Asphalt Jungle.
The 17 rep count represents the age of YHC’s middle daughter as of today, 27 February, in the Year of Our Lord 2020. YHC is currently a Father to 4 teenage children which is mystifying, exhilarating, frustrating, and wallet emptying all rolled into one messy package called LIFE. Are there times when YHC would rather ship his children to boarding schools in upper Montana? Absolutely, yes. Are there times when YHC is rendered an emotional, blubbering idiot incapable of speech because his children acted with tenderness and love towards one another and/or me? Absolutely, yes. Would YHC trade being a parent for all the Korean Kimchi in the world? Absolutely, not. Point being, especially for the younger PAX, it all goes by SO FAST. Savor the journey. “Life moves pretty fast.” – Ferris
Back to the epic Weinke…
Mosey to Church rock pile. Partner up, grab 1 running rock per pair, and get ready for greatness.
Partner A w/ rock – runs Rea-Windyrush-Edinbridge loop CW
Partner B sans rock – runs same loop CCW
Transfer rocks at meeting point. Continue the loop.
Mary i.e. excuse to catch our collective breaths
Mosey to baseball fields. Starfish to 4 ea. Center field fences. 17 ea. Merkins, Jump Squats, LBCs, and Plank Knee Ups. 16 SMC’s at the launch.
Mosey to rear of school for People’s Chair. Overhead Press x17 IC. BTW x10 secs.
Mosey to basketball court. “He’s going to do those stupid basketball drills again…” You damn right, son. Bear Crawl, Reverse Crab Walk, and Burpee Broad Jumps baseline-to-baseline.
Fast Mosey to Rea Rd and back to Launch per Spackler’s request.
The 2nd rock carrying loop caused significant wailing and gnashing of teeth. Phrases such as, “Don’t do it!”, “Who does he think he is?”, and “Bad, bad, bad call Jet Fuel” were slung amidst the PAX directed at YHC. Running with rocks is somewhat challenging and it had been years since YHC Q’d it; as a result, today was the day. As Sargent Barnes says in “Platoon” to the severely wounded soldier, “Shut up and take the pain!!” You are all better men for the double rock loop, simply admit it and thank me later. Or better yet, thank Foghorn for sporting the man tights with tucked-in workout shirt. Untucked be damned! Foghorn was YHC’s partner for the rock loop extravaganza, and he absolutely crushed it in both directions, thus earning street cred to wear those camel toe tights.
Solid effort by all PAX today. YHC was in survival mode, trying very hard to perform all exercises with laser-like intensity while not passing out. Henceforth, YHC missed most of the banter and looks forward to the PAX filling in the blanks below. And yes, YHC did hear the flatulence. YHC reckons that 4 trips to Korea, 1 trip to Japan, and 1 trip to Maui since October have rendered my body clock inoperable until sometime in 2023 and wrecked my fitness level. The only way to recapture physical fitness is to get out of bed, grind, repeat. “The only way out is through.”
As a general comment, all of today’s PAX are exemplary citizens who pay taxes (mostly) and respect their elders (sometimes). YHC typically has comments for each PAX, but the size of today’s crowd coupled with YHC’s mental banter block have eliminated individualized comments from this BB. You are all awesome in your own special way, so don’t change a thing. On the other hand, “You’re all worthless and weak. Now, drop and give me 20.” – vicious mother
Always an honor to lead the finest AO in Area 51.
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