It was a dark and stormy morning… Actually, the storms thankfully stayed away and we were just left with a swampy day in South Charlotte. 15 PAX showed up with no clue who was on Q or what to expect since @Transporter decided to crush FNG day the week prior with parking garage hair burners (really???). Imagine the look of disappointment when they realized there was a South Charlotte Clydesdale leading them this morning as opposed to the usual six pack crew.
14 PAX, including 2 FNGs (Welcome Huckleberry and Harry Carey!) turned out on a beautiful Union County morning to see what YHC had in store for a Watchtower post. Would MTM carry over to Tuesday? Would Frack bring another FNG?
Much to everyone’s surprise, Touchless Tuesday was in full effect. Pleanty of partner work, but no partner carries, no partner pushes, not even some hand-slap merkins. Without the MTM go-to options, what would a Damascus Q entail? The answer? A workout inspired (some would say stolen) from Goodfella’s Easter beat down.
Pre-warm-up mosey to opposite side of school (aka the rock pile) where a quick but eloquent disclaimer was provided for our FNGs.
It was a 2.0 frenzy today as 5 of the 14 PAX were 2.0. The PAX seemed overly concerned with punctuality and cleanliness today with constant time checks starting around stop 3 and reminders that the rocks needed to be returned to their proper place. I’m not sure if this was due to the PAX pure concern that the rocks stay with their brethren or if they were just sick of doing burpees. Don’t fret – we both ended on time and left the location as we found it.
A quick shout out to F3 Nation participants in the P200. Why anyone would purposely run 200 miles is inexplicable, but we’ll trust they know what they’re doing and will return safely.
It was an unusually warm morning in the UC where 19 PAX decided that they had nothing better to do on a Monday morning. There were high expectations that a Monday Damascus Q would result in a lot of partner carries, but to everyone’s surprise, partners were replaced with sandbags. Based on grumblings, I’m not sure which the PAX prefer…
PAX – Goodfella, Dasher, Ackbar, Foundation, Doughboy, Mad Dog, Rose, Legal Zoom, Dirty Bird, Transporter, Stub Hub, Cha Ching, Posse, Fuse Box, Hollywood, Longhorn, Hooch, FNG (Rabies)
Named our FNG, courtesy of Mad Dog – Welcome Rabies!!
25 PAX showed up with high expectations of partner work. YHC, sporting a Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Hat (per Posse, all Qs are to wear pink this week) to draw attention to this Saturday’s Susan B Komen race in Charlotte where F3 and Speed for Need will be in full force. Based on the non-stop grumblings, I’d say partner expectations were not only met, but possibly exceeded.
10 Pax, including 2 FNGs showed their metal today at Watchtower. At last count, Frack’s FNG invite total remains at a staggering 0. I think he wants to keep his workouts with Doc all to himself… There was a lot of early (and late) chatter about ‘hands on’ partner work, but YHC took it easy on the crew with only 1 exercise.
PAX – Dougboy, GatorCub (R), Red Rider, Run Flat, Good Fella, Posse, Jingles, Damascus, Beltway (FNG), Dr Beans (FNG)
Convergence (Noun) /kənˈvərjəns/ – the act of converging and especially moving toward union or uniformity
27 strong, brave men converged on Sun Valley Middle School on a beautiful sun soaked June morning for the latest Union County Convergence post.
Several gluttons for punishment (Double E, Madison, Goodfella, Transporter, Shop Dawg (R), and Damascus), presupposing that the Q of only 1 year could not bring the heat, decided a pre-run of varying distances was required to burn the required number of calories. This was especially curious given one of these men (YHC) was on Q. You will have to ask them if this was a good or bad idea.
Peace – Damascus
5 Pax came out for a workout inspired by a day of low carbs suggested by @Kid Rock after his Fuel even on Tuesday aimed at inspiring the fat and thin alike to healthier eating.