For a shortcut or for those driving, here is a shortcut to podcast where we talk more about the 100 Pax challenge:
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
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.
For the 2nd installment of the Floater during NC Phase 1 we broke into two groups with Carb Load leading one and YHC at the helm for the other. We counted off 1-2-1-2-1-2-2-1-2….and counting seemed much better then at Flash this week, so the rust appears to be shaking off with increased attendance of workouts. Once the clock hit 6:00, group 2 we were off moseying for warm lap around the church. Here is recap of what took place for Group 2 today @ the Floater.
Using 4 corners around church, begin with full lap and do 5 burpees. Reverse course and head back to start for 10 merkins. Each time shorten by 1 corner and keep same count of 5 burpees out and 10 merkins back at start. Once 6 is in mosey over to N. Providence St.
Using N. Providence St. do 7’s with Bobby Hurley’s and Carolina Dry Docks. The 2 points were Miller Dr (close to bank) and Howie Mine Rd.
To close out time, completed 1 lap down and up KJH back to COT.
Goal was to complete below checklist for today, unfortunately fell 1 short of completion. Minimal thought needed for workout and was light on exercises, but allowed the pax to cover ~4.5 miles on the day.
|Floater Q Check List for 5-21-20|
|X||Hear Damascus 5 min soap box rant about calf stretch|
|X||Ensure that Ice9 drive heaves and/or pukes|
|X||Piss off Frack due to lack of merkins/exercises on weinke|
|X||Upset old man Recalculating for amount of running|
|X||Have awkward moment with Deflated|
|Wave goodbye to Transporter as he runs for woods or porta-john to drop heat|
|X||Ensure covered more miles then Smithers solo workout|
|X||Ensure Xerox checks Downtown Waxhaw streets for any recent cat pee|
17 Pax for Flash this morning that began with the difficult task of counting off 1…2…1….2….1…2….3….1…2 This proceeded around the circle with some pax counting off 2x and being included in group 1 and 2. Oh boy are we in for a tough one today. Once we finalized the groups we covered DCCS and began our mosey. Leading group 2 we headed towards the High School Parking Lot. We stopped in front of the High School entrance for quick warmup. Looking around the group we for sure had the older/wiser silver fox group who knew how to work hard and sure put in the effort today.
Mosey to High School Parking Lot.
Using the slightly shorter 4 corners the premise was run to called corner and back to start. Once back at start begin doing the called reverse WEBB 10/40…working down to 1 /4 of called exercise. When you return just jump in with given count of the group.
Begin mosey back to shovel flag. Along way stop at Middle School parking lot and do reverse WEBB of V Ups/Flutters. Mosey back to start with 0:30 sec spare.
LRC: Continued on today with standard loop for total of 5 miles. Luigi aka Smithers just missed sub 8:00/miles for 5. Deflated scheduled to run at 12:00.
Upset over your Spartan, Marathon, or any other event that was recently canceled? Well we have just the thing for you. With more virtual weinkes being shared then when Gov. McGreevey was in office, we figured it was time to share something bigger and more grotesque – a virtual CSAUP.
Starting on April 3rd anytime after 12:00 am, a group of “a$$hats” or as Hooch’s M refers to the group “infected a$$hats” will look to accomplish running 4 miles, every 4 hours, for next 48 hrs. Note: Once you start, you have to keep to cadence of 4miles x 4 hrs for 48 hrs. That equals 12 segments or 48 miles in 2 days. The virtual CSAUP will end by April 5th at 11:59 pm.
We will provide opportunity to register and record each segment via the F3waxhaw.life here shortly. Get ready and look forward to a couple other knuckleheads looking to join us and commiserate while earning a coveted special edition CSAUP Badge. If you use Strava make sure to track each of the runs and tag with “4 x 4 x 48 Virtual CSAUP – X / 12 Segment”
Stay tuned for more details!
6 pax met at Mill House Parking lot for a appropriate spaced workout. Here is how it went.
Short mosey around front of mill house island and back to assigned spaces on parking lot.
Each song coordinates to a different exercise, and 1 pax quick mosey around mill house island, upon return next pax goes. Continue for remainder of workout.
The 2020 Weight Loss Competition has ended and we have a new champ – with a 13.7% weight loss and 34.8 lbs since the start, we congratulate….. Smithers! Now, lets look at the field and see how the rest of the field panned out.
Top 3 Individuals who are in the money:
Just short of the money:
Rest of Field
Payouts will be distributed to the Top 3 and Team winners in upcoming days. Great job to everyone and impressive amount of weight shed. Now challenge comes to continue to keep weight off. Good luck and keep it going.
3 Pax for LRC to run the standard loop. Pace continues to pick up and lots of encouragement on the course today.
smithers and YHC put in weights on official scale post workout and sit atop leaderboard for weight loss competition. All comes down to Floater and see if anyone can jump to top of leaderboard.