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But we already did Mike Tyson’s

Picture this:

Three clowns driving away from Watchtower after a pretty solid beatdown.
Clown one: “Man, this knee injury isn’t all bad, I told Chicken Little I couldn’t commit to Q’ing because I’m not sure if it will hold up.”
Clown two: “Aren’t you Q’ing Impromptu on Friday?”
Clown one: “What are you talking about? Wouldn’t I know if I were Q’ing?”
Clown two: “That’s what I read.”
Yada yada yada……..clown one checks back through groupme and his text messages to find out he committed to Q’ing back in like June. And here we are. I am Clown One. From that moment on, I spent my time preparing a weinke like no one had ever seen. By that I mean I moved on with life and forgot about it again. Good news, crazy rain coming through I’m sure not many will show. Have some ideas on how to keep dry………No rain? Like a hundred PAX pulling up one by one….what could possibly go wrong? DiCCS given, we got what we need and I’m going to keep us out of where they’ll be traffic alive? moving.

The Thang

And they’re off, the three horse is in the lead with Gerber and Deadwood right beside him. Opening mosey at a 7 minute mile pace….oops….circle up at Rudy’s Rumble Room the bathroom house…..not enough room….do better

Circle at the circle, imperial walker, Jimmy Dugan, calf stretch, and dry docks…..mosey

Head to the stadium parking lot, LBC’s ……mosey

First alcove, grab some wall. Air presses in cadence and Mike Tyson’s on your own……mosey

Front of the high school, dips on the benches…..mosey

Now let’s run around the high school drop off with parents and their children walking up right to where there’s no path and it’s either wet grass (uh oh Moneyball) or jump in front of cars to the side gym entrance. We’ve got calf raises then more Mike Tysons……mosey

Heading back toward Rudy’s Poop Palace the bathroom we stop for LBC’s again and squats until the 6 and Zinfandel because he always circles for the 6, why can’t you all just get this part right? We’re here for ourselves and each other so circle back and be a better person catches up. We do the squats in cadence then….mosey

Head toward the middle school, grab some wall and do air jabs. Heading towards the front of the school we stop at the alcove and…..MORE MIKE TYSONS. Yes, Banjo I under stand we’ve done these already….thank you …..mosey

Step ups at the picnic table then LBC’s until we’re all done…..mosey

Out to the front of the building we find some bench for incline merkins, ok and more dips. Ugh forgot there were a thousand of us and there clearly isn’t enough benches. Channel your inner Deadwood, AUDIBLE …..mosey

Head towards COT, a sharp right into the alcove closest to it. Let’s do some air presses and you guessed it more Mike Tysons note to self, maybe come back to this because I’m not sure it’s true I may have blacked out by this point of the Q

Back to our original starting point for a variation of the Paula Abdul going three lights forward and one light back three steps forward because opposites attract on the way to Rudy’s Stool Saloon the bathroom we did speed skaters and on the way back LBCs is that right? are people still reading this?

This brought us back to COT with a minute or two to spare. And that was for all of us because here in Waxhaw we circle for the 6. Why do I have to keep telling you people this?

We did some Mary and called it a day.


Thanks for letting me lead. Strong push by all involved. Welcome to the FNG, Flip or Flop. And thank you to Dough Boy for taking us out.


And now we run…

Welcome to North Carolina, before you enter please note between June 1 and August 31st it’s oppressively hot . Like 5:15 in the morning in the 70’s with thick humid air hot. Picture taking a hot steamy shower and putting your clothes on without drying off hot. Not today though, today we reaped the benefits of some weather that came through this weekend and were able to workout in some cool dry air. So what should we do? We should run…..

And run we did:

The Thang

Mosey on over to the front of the high school and do some stretches, SSH’s, and merkins for good measure. For those keeping score (15 SSH, 10 Merkins, Jimmy Dugan and calf stretches)

Fastest way out of the complex requires a wet grass hill much to the dismay of today’s special guest. Cross the road over to Champions Forest.

Alternating at each light do 10 merkins, 10 dry docks, then 10 Mike Tysons.

We then cut over to the best of Waxhaw’s subdivisions. Good news B&C’s, you’re still #1 in Mineral Springs. Lawson. Headlamps on, it’s time to go. We did stuff and ran. There were 14 stops for those keeping score, stop keeping score we only stopped so the 6 could catch up. I had some exercises that we would do but they were only to kill time, most were uphill out of the trails. There were merkins, BB situps, dry docks, speed skaters, and squats interchanged.


It’s always good to work towards a plan and have a plan ahead of time. This can cost you at times, we barely made it back in the allotted time but we made it none the less. Unfortunately this came with some consequences so special thanks to Bottle Cap for hanging with the six through out Champions, no Lou still no “s” as we pressed on for the last mile or so to make it back in time.

Welcome back Pyrex Money Ball, looking like a pile of dog poo as he comes in coughing and hugging on healthy people fresh and WITHOUT so much as socks that are covering his calves. There must be some magic juju in that Tennessee water we know it’s not thanks to the Coke products

Also, we tried to keep it quiet for the most part as we were running by people’s houses until Dasher started going door to door like Smokie in Friday trying to drop heat. All the PAX did great and we got around 5.5 miles in.


Next Monday is the official launch of F3 Waxhaw with a huge area convergence. The convergence launches from the football stadium parking lot. Help will be needed as we expect Posse to single handedly HC everyone from South New Jersey down to Boca Raton, FL a huge turnout. Here’s the link to sign up!/showSignUp/8050849afaa28a6fe3-f3waxhaw

There might of been more but I was focused on getting back home to finally get rid of my kids after a grueling summer of “I’m bored” help get the kids on the bus for the first day.

Really Clever Title here

What a day to be alive, sixty some odd degrees and not a bit of humidity. Sounds like the perfect day to run around like an idiot and see if twenty some odd men will follow. No more than a quarter mile of running at a time, everyone knows the rules of a boot camp workout……

The Thang

  • Off from the parking lot to Transporter’s shed for some SSH’s (15)
  • Mosey on up to the traffic circle before the stadium plank it up, stretch, and merkins (10)
  • Mosey on down to the parking lot. Grab a partner and let’s do four corners with alternating squats (10) and merkins (10). Meet your partner after one completes a full lap and add 10 hand slap merkins. X2
  • Mosey on over to the quad. Dips (50) on the wooden bleachers then steps ups (50). X2
  • Mosey to the main high school gym entrance, alternating with your partner Mike Tysons (??) while the other went to the stairs and did calf raises (50). X2
  • Mosey on over to the middle school portico on the bus side of the building. alternating with partner again Air Presses/jabs while the other bear crawled through the portico. X2
  • To the front of the middle school where we finished up the partner work. Partner one doing derkins while partner 2 did a half lap for time. X2
  • More time left, do it again but with speed skaters
  • Run the front parking lot backwards and finish up at COT


Another opportunity to get out and lead, thanks to Hooch and Recalculating for the invite. We got north of 3 miles and mostly stayed together with a fair bit of mixed body exercises.

Glad to report that there wasn’t a whole lot of mumble chatter so I didn’t have to sick Deadwood on yell at anyone. Watched the video of name-o-rama and there was a lot of sweat going on. Appreciate everyone’s effort and willingness to follow me around.

Your usual suspects led the way, but really impressed by the turn out and performance of the B’s and C’s. Welcome to Ricky Bobby, but remember; “If you ain’t first, you’re last”.


  • Annual Nali family father’s day 3 on 3 basketball/cookout this Saturday. Sharpen up your elbows, make a dish to serve BBQ style, and BYOB.
  • Fix it for Christ – happens next week. The event runs from Wed June 19th to Saturday June 22nd.
  • Adding a new twist to future workouts. After workout post parties to allow some of us old guys to stretch out a bit after the regular beat down. 10-15 minutes of stretching
  • Tupperware on Q tomorrow at Commitment and Zinfandel Q’ing Outland (?? Is that right? I’m pretty sure we don’t do weekend workouts so do with that information what you will.)

That was boring, sure if you want to be a DiCCS about it

14 men showed up to a beautiful darkness drenched day for what was sure to be both a mental and physical test. Well maybe the only mental exercise was on my part trying to figure out how to keep the Kenyan national team somewhat close to the rest of us. T

Here’s the workout, buckle up there’s A LOT of stuff:
– Run around the outside of the campus, run up three light poles and back one. Do an exercise and repeat. This was broken up into sets of two exercises once the second one is done, run up three lights do a burpee and come back for the six. Sets were as follows:

  • Squats/Speed Skaters
  • Jump Squats/Monkey Humpers
  • Big Boy Situps/LBC’s
  • Merkins/Dry Docks

-We did that twice then stopped and bear crawled under the portico and ran to the front of the middle school. Once there we did some dips and step ups with laps around the front parking lot in between.

All in all I think it was a success, no one ever seemed to be waiting too long and we got the required mileage in. Important note: I read the ignition bylaws prior to my Q, it never specifically says that no Mary is to be done (just a fun FYI for you future Q’s).

I appreciate the invite from Hollywood and hope I didn’t break any other ignition rules.

Special thanks to Moneyball for taking us out with the Gloria Turner version of the Pledge as well as prayer.

-kegger at Old McDonald’s next week. (Bring your green hat, we’re going streaking). This description may be inaccurate but he’ll post details
-Open door continues to get great numbers every Sunday morning. Doesn’t matter where you are in your religious journey you’re welcome.
-Dancing Bear still collecting travel soaps, shampoos, and donations in general to help support the homeless and less fortunate in the greater Charlotte area

You can’t be cold if you don’t stop

20 Men showed up to a brisk Impromptu, to me they all looked a little cold. Why were they so cold? I think it’s because they were standing still and we needed to do something about that. The goal was to keep moving without losing the 6.

Warm up:

Standard stuff: Mosey, Cirlce, SSH’s, Imperial Walkers, Jimmy Dugan left, right, and straight back. Out to a plank stretch the calves and finish with Merkins


Just assume after everything there was a (less than 1/4 mile) mosey in between every bullet point

  • Plank Jacks
  • Carolina Dry Docks
  • Mike Tysons
  • Layups or skip to my Lou’s as a team
  • Merkins
  • Up the stairs, Air Presses until the 6
  • Partner up – Prison Squats, Run and 1 Burpee for the timer
  • LBC’s
  • Merkins
  • Partner back up – Dips and Step ups (kind of, it’s a whole thing)
  • Air Jabs and Mike Tysons
  • And now some running, two lights towards COT and one light back then burpee. Continue until the cars
  • Mary for the last 2 minutes


Thanks again for the chance to lead this group. I finally headed out this morning with a bit of a plan, but it failed me when I couldn’t explain a partner activity well enough for a UT education. Then only to find out that I could never solve the puzzle of how to get the Fox, Hen, and bag of feed across the river when I could only fit one in my boat……but I digress, we kept moving clocking 3+ miles for all PAX, we worked the whole body, and we stayed warm (I think).


There really weren’t any aside from EVERYONE rooting on the Patriots this weekend, so here’s two that I stole from Moneyball’s BB from Monday

Joe Davis March 9th- See Posse

Mark This Moment Daddy Daughter Dance March 1st- See Fuse