Dipping a Toe Into the F3 Waters

  • When:05/09/2020
  • QIC: Dredd (Checkpoint/Mermaid)

Dipping a Toe Into the F3 Waters

PAX: Geraldo, Hoover, Flipper, Horsehead, HH 2.o, Alf, Turkey Leg, Witch Doctor, Hops, McGee…you know if you were there

Dredd, F3 co-founder, through a series of reschedules with Geraldo, was the Rock Zero Q for the re-opening of F3 Area 51. Olympus had a handful of guys swinging bells and getting jacked in the parking lot adjacent to RZ launch. We had 28-ish leave the fern behind in their garages, wipe off the sad clown makeup, and post for a long-awaited, real, in-the-flesh, dip of the toe into the F3 water with Dredd. Or, maybe it was more like standing in front of the F3 firehose. YHC wouldn’t know, as I was voluntold to Q a group due to swelling numbers and COVID-19 compliance. Checkpoint also took a Q spot.


Dredd had the crew count off by 3’s.

3’s with Dredd, 2’s with Checkpoint, 1’s with YHC. The 3 groups rotated through the 3 Q’s for 20-minute excursions.

Dredd Q:

No idea really. YHC did observe Dredd running his groups around campus, circling them up, and strongly suggesting certain exercises. Dredd did drop some historical knowledge onto the group at the end in COT. He noted that all Southerners should know their Civil War history. Hops knew the answer to one of the questions asked, which had to do with raising one’s arm in battle. Robert E Lee raised his right, Tecumseh his left (?), if memory serves, which it may not. Dredd happens to have that cadence count thing down pretty well if you need a tutorial or a demonstration. Glad to have him out to A51. There is no dipping a toe with the F3 co-founder. He fires up that hose I mentioned above, and aims that sucker right in your face. His enthusiasm and excitement are unparalleled. Thankful for his leadership. Amazing to look at where F3 has gone in 10 years.

Checkpoint Q:

No idea really. YHC did observe Checkpoint running his groups around campus, circling them up, and directing them in things designed to better their physical well-being. Appreciate the invitation to lead today and CP’s leadership as well.

Mermaid Q:

Groups 1 and 2 did pretty much the same thing. Mosey through campus to Hotbox. Bench set: 10 Ups/15 Dip/15 Derkin. AYG to light pole. 5 H-R Burpees. AYG back. Repeat for short AMRAP. Mosey to launch. Mary/Plank-o-rama. Swap Q’s.

Group 3: Horsehead asked for something hard. We took off for North Face, which has not been mowed in a while. Triple: Run up hill. 5 H-R Burpees. Around and back down. 10 Jump Squat. Repeat x 2. Mosey to Avenue of Trees. 6 Merkin at each tree on the right. Indian run back to launch lot. Mary/Plank series mixed in here and there.


Count-o-rama, Name-o-rama. 34 total with the Olympus PAX.


YHC had to bounce before we prayed. Did an all-day online family systems workshop with the M. Got some #truthnugs about family dynamics, boundaries, communication, etc. Highly recommend furthering your knowledge on this stuff. None of us have all the answers and we all get busy. Family systems change. Kids grow up. Spouses grow and change and relationships may be tested. Sometimes its hard to keep up unless you make a conscious effort to do so. Professional help, such as a Saturday workshop, can certainly help.

Again, thankful to have Dredd come down to A51 for re-Opening Day. That was a treat. Thanks for your leadership, brother. Appreciate you.

Would have enjoyed #coffeeteria. Sorry to miss.

Had Checkpoint played the tape through, he would have asked Horsehead to be the 3rd Q. You all would be laughing your asses off in response to A51’s premier backblast-writer’s cognitive regurgitation/interpretation/embellishment of the day’s activities, rather than reading this. Next time.

Ironhorse was there. #kotters

Great to see you all out there in the flesh. Stay safe and healthy. Sound off with any observations of note, or, made up stuff that is funny, or whatever else you may want to share.


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8 months ago

Thanks for officially reopening the backblasts as well, Mermaid. Waxhaw never stopped. You forgot the “Non-virtual” Tag! Here’s some random observations from yesterday’s grand re-opening of Area51:
* In our group of 8 (so compliant)…9 including the Q’s – Alf & Horseneck aka McGee out front.
* 17 y.o. Johnny O (or something like that) was getting all sorts of unwanted teachings from Dredd. Good humor.
* Snowflake, who had 3 or 4 pax wrest the WD title from him yesterday, was pushing hard as usual; and he ran in/out of the downpainment. T-claps.
* Thanks to Horsehead, Hoover, Geraldo for the onsite coffeteria where all manner of social distancing was dispensed with….#cobains
* In the same breath, Horsehead was handing out McD’s sausage biscuits and lamenting how nasty & gray the patties were #notasalesman
* Dredd actually took us to spot in the cemetery I had never been, and I was original site Q at The Rock!
* T-claps to Mermaid, Checkpoint & Dredd for solid Q’s.

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