Monthly Archive June 2020

100 Pax Challenge: Compounding Interest

For a shortcut or for those driving, here is a shortcut to podcast where we talk more about the 100 Pax challenge:

100 Pax Challenge Podcast

For those that have the time, please read the below.

We are officially at 49 Pax who have accepted the challenge and have help raised  $5,650.69.  As in typical F3 fashion we did not set the bar low and provide an easy obtainable challenge.  Instead, we setup a stretch goals that is difficult to obtain and requires more effort and determination then we probably thought we have ability to do at the onset.  In fact, I think if you asked us at the beginning if we raised $5,000 would we feel accomplished and happy, we would have probably said yes.  But not now.  The committee recently got feedback from some who have already accepted the challenge, and that has increased our motivation.  Now we are saying it is not a matter of if, but when will we complete the challenge.  Read some of the feedback for your self, so you can see what other Pax are saying about this opportunity:

“It means a lot to me that we are doing this and I know the money will be put to good use in our local community.  So much better than just giving to some far off charity where you don’t know if it is being used for the intended purpose.  Great to be a part of something special like F3, and more specifically Waxhaw.  We have a great group here.”  

“I am so excited about the group of guys we are working with.  This has been one of the best groups I’ve ever seen have real impact on the men that get involved.”

“If y’all need more to get to the target please hit me up”

Hey man don’t ever thank me this was my pleasure, you guys truly inspire the soul of the lost man….what we’re doing out there every morning is super special.  You can count me in for a donation each month for a while.”

So at this time we will continue to draw upon what F3 describes as the 3rd F  – Faith.  We define as not one specific religion or faith system, but simply a belief in something outside oneself.  So with that being said, we challenge you to put your “Faith” in this F3 Waxhaw group and help us as we look to directly impact our community by being able to proclaim that with the support of 100+ local men who continually come together each morning to grind, sweat, support, and move each other forward and ensure no man is left behind, but no man is left where you find him that we will not only reach our goal for this challenge, but will surpass it.   I look forward to the opportunity in the next few weeks when we have the chance to present the financial support to the final selected 2-3 charities and not only seeing the money being put to work, but having the ability to continue to partner and serve in other capabilities to further their missions.

So now we are at that point of asking challenging you to take the next step.  Be one of the 100 Pax who completed the challenge and helped with exceeding our goal.  To further incentivize you, we have received confirmation from a Pax that is willing to match dollar for dollar any contributions received this week up to $1,000.    If you work for an employer that offers matching on charitable donations, and you need to obtain further details on how to make work with 501 (c) status, reach out to any of the Committee Members (Bottlecap, Mad Dog, Centerfold, Recalc, Dancing Bear, Foundation) and we will assist in getting you the necessary information.  So think about it, a $100 contribution could potentially equal $300.  That surely will go along way and allow us to make a true impact in our community.

Here are the options for donating via Venmo/Paypal

  • Venmo: @F3Waxhaw
  • Paypal:


Look for more details to come out soon related to final recipients and how the money will be put to use, and how we can continue to partner with them in the future to improve our community.


If you want to hear more about the 100 Pax challenge give a listen to the podcast below. Where Transporter and I had opportunity to discuss the challenge.



First Flash – Hills and Crab Walks

This was a special Q for me after turning 56 yesterday.  We had a perfect temperature to tour the Cuthbertson schools.


  • Mosey from the parking lot to the bottom of the road by the bathrooms
  • 20 Side Straddle Hops
  • 20 Merkins
  • Calf Stretches
  • 20 Imperial Walkers

The Thang

  • Mosey to the rock pile and grab a lifting rock
  • Partner up
    • 100 curls
    • 100 overhead triceps
    • 100  overhead press
    • 20  Burpees
    • Partner runs to sidewalk and back
  • Mosey to the bottom of the hill near the tennis courts
    •  10 Bobby Hurleys on the top
    • 10 Merkins on the bottom
    • Repeat 5 times
  • Mosey to the first circle
    • 10 Dry Docks
    • 10 LBC’s
    • 10 Mike Tysons
  • Mosey to the second circle and repeat
  • Mosey back to the first circle and lunge around it
  • Mosey to the end of the HS parking lot for some light pole work and say hello
    to the ignition group.

    • Crab walk to the next pole, oh so many complaints on this one 🙂
    • Frog jump/Broad jump to next light pole
    • Bear crawl to next light pole
  • Mosey for 30 seconds / plank 30 seconds, repeat towards the middle school.
  • Introduced a new exercise, not sure of it’s actual name, but you go in a plank and bring your straight out level with your right
    shoulder and lift your right hand a bit off the ground while leaning on the left hand and repeat on the other side, up to 50 reps.
    Some called it a break dance move, like a scissor.
  • Mosey back to COT

The Moleskin

As always, I appreciate leading such fine gentlemen on campus tours. The group today were a solid bunch, some complaints, but those
are good to hear.  The hill and crap walks will be hurting me today.  It’s great to see everyone out and pushing themselves.


Adrian Boston – Shake N’ Bake shared his experiences about the current situation with what is going on with the protesters and how he has had his experiences even in our local community.  Thank you for sharing Adrian.

Run Bread Bowl Run

I love the opportunity to lead a group of men and come up with new ways that people think my workouts are insane.  For some reason, I enjoy the grimace of are we really doing this as much as when I complain about some other crazy workout someone put together for the pax.  Finally, we were also able to keep the Pax together at the count of 17 with NC rolling back some of the safety measures across the state.  We signed off on dicks, told everyone to stay apart and away we mosied for the warmup.


The Thang

  • Jog to the front of the school
    • SSD X 20
    • Merkins X 20
    • Parker Peters X 20
    • Calf Stretch
    • Potato Pickers
    • Imperial Walkers
  • Mosey to the path lined with Trees
    • Alternate Trees with 5 squats at the first tree and 1 burpee at the next tree till the end of the road
    • Burpees while we wait for the six
  • Mosey to the alternate loop of the school for some DICKS
    • Select a partner
    • Between partners, 100 Decline Merkins, 100 Incline Merkins, 200 Crunches, 200 Donkey Kicks, 200 Side Strattle Hops
    • The timer was you partner running a loop around the parking lot
    • Anyone at the workout heard me yelling for Breadbowl to Run
  • Mosey to the Rock Pile near the playground
    • 50 Curls, 50 PResses, 50 Tricept Extension
    • Repeat for 25 reps
  • Mosey to the buses, do a burpee at each bus
  • Mosey to the basketball hoops
    • 200 Step Ups
    • 200 Dips
    • 200 Butt Touch Squats
  • Run back to COT


Thanks to Rudy for bringing coffee and donuts along with Brutus bringing some Gatorade because the humidity almost to a downpour.  Welcome Lincoln, Son of Catfish as the FNG of the day.  Let is be known that he now be called Nemo.  I did a terrible job at COT forgetting the FNG as well as forgetting the marketing picture. Thanks for the pax letting me Q.


  • 100 Pax Challenge to raise money for local charities – Give Early, Give Often – 100 men giving $100
  • Waxhaw Spartan Race for local F3 men in June
  • Q School and Site Q School in July
  • Looking at new AO’s including Rayview Elementary, Waxhaw Elementary, and Weddington Methodist