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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: F3Waxhaw@gmail.com

 

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.

 

 

Minimalist Weinke at the Floater

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.

Warmup:

  • SSH
  • Imperial Walkers
  • Cotton Pickers, Potato Pickers, Cherry Pickers, Jimmy Duggan’s
  • Merkins
  • Calf Stretch – unfortunately YHC drew short stick and had Damascus in group so got to hear 5 mins of how this is greatest part of day while he used Zin’s soap box to stretch
  • Plank Jack

 

Thang:

4 Corners

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.

7’s

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.

KJH

To close out time, completed 1 lap down and up KJH back to COT.

Moleskin

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

Announcements:

  • 100 Pax Challenge – Looking for more men to step up, and should have more news soon as to specifics of the causes where funds will be heading.  Stay tuned.
  • Great point brought up by Zin with all that is going on and concerns/stresses pax are facing in day to day life, lets make concentrated effort to get more guys out as bonding with a bunch of misfits is needed more now then ever
  • Frack (HC) as witnessed by Zin and Transporter have agreed to lead the Floater next week.

10-10-Old Fart WEBBinar

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.

Warmup:

  • SSH
  • Imperial Walkers
  • Jimmy Dugans
  • Merkins
  • Calf Stretch
  • Low Slow Squats

Mosey to High School Parking Lot.

 

Thang: 

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.

  • Round 1:  Run to corner 2  and at start do Merkins/Mt Climbers
  • Round 2:  Run to corner 3  and at start do Big Boy Situps/Freddie Mercury
  • Round 3:  Run to corner 4  and at start do Squats/Speed Skaters
  • Round 4:  Run to corner 1  and at start do Merkins/Air Press

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.

Moleskin/Announcements:

  • Heard some sighs of relief once we took the first turn vs. going the full outskirt of parking lot.
  • Mad Dog aptly pointed out YHC sweating more then Striker in Airplane
  • JWoww appeared strong in merkins, but YHC little disappointed to not see any levitating merkins during the WEBBs
  • Appreciated Deflated for calling out the 10 counts.  This allowed YHC to call out 20 after 10 seconds more reps

 

Announcements:

  • 100 Pax Challenge – Looking to have 100 Pax make contribution to be used to give away to selected local charities.  Latest tabulation of contributions shows that we have 28 PAX who completed a donation, looking for more Pax to continue to step up.
  • Diving into the #’s a little more and see the breakdown by neighborhood for donations received:
    • Lawson – 9
    • Briarcrest* – 7 (does not include Briarcrest West resident Deadwood)
    • Millbridge – 5
    • Other – 7
  • Would like to throw out challenge to Pax to see which Neighborhood can complete the most donations by next Monday.  I am sure we could come up with a little wager/punishment to add some incentive.  Look forward to seeing Lawson triumph over the Briars with their “Large Lots & Small Hearts”

LRC Presents: The Super Mario Bros Super Show

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.

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4 x 4 x 48 – Virtual CSAUP (April 3 -5)

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!

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Lawson GroupMe Playhouse Tickets

6 pax met at Mill House Parking lot for a appropriate spaced workout.  Here is how it went.

Warmup:

Short mosey around front of mill house island and back to assigned spaces on parking lot.

  • SSH
  • Imperial Walkers
  • Jimmy Dugans
  • Merkins
  • Calf Stretch
  • Mt. Climbers

Thang:

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.

  • Moby – Flower: Every time song says “bring Sally up” you stand, every time it says “bring Sally down” you squat.
  • Eminem/Rhianna – I love the way you like:  every time Eminem sings you do crunches, every time Rhianna sings you hold in canoe
  • Police – Roxanne: Every time you hear “Roxanne” do a merkin
  • AC/DC – Thunderstruck: Every time you hear “thunder” drop down for a burpee

Webb Ensemble

  • Fort Minor – Remember the Name:  Air press/Squats, start at 1 & 4, 2 & 8…until 10 & 40
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – Give It Away: Merkins/Lunges, start at 1 & 4, 2 & 8…until 10 & 40
  • Guns N’ Roses – Welcome to Jungle:  Situps/American hammers, start at 1 & 4, 2 & 8…until 10 & 40
  • Sound of Silence: Heels to Heaven/Flutters, start at 1 & 4, 2 & 8…until 10 & 40
  • March Madness 2020 Crowd Noise: Bobby Hurley/SSH, start at 1 & 4, 2 & 8…until 5 & 20

Moleskin:

  •  Goal was to keep running low and still get in some work without disturbing neighbors too much with music.
  • Smithers happy that YHC was able to find puddles to have us to lay in
  • Recalc made no arrest for form today, quiet morning for the authority
  • Gaylord reminded group if need to get tested to do drive up vs. entering into hospital – may have given directions to Smithers after “supposedly” coughing due to swallowing a bug
  • Mad Dog coffee intake and sequential release of gases ensured safe distance for entirety of workout
  •  Glider offered to refi my weinke to ensure it gets processed and accepted for next submission

#BAH BAH Waxhaw do you have any new hills?

18 Pax ventured out to visit a new hill #BAH (Big Ass Hill) that is just over by the Post Office on Waxhaw Pkwy Rd.  Quickly review DCCS and ready to roll towards KJH when Bottlecap makes point to emphasize S for Safety and need for pax to continue to wear appropriate attire for safety especially at the Floater.  Great point but takes an extra 0:47 seconds to complete putting the start time at 5:15:47.

Off we go for warm up mosey down KJH and circle up at Veterinarian parking lot.

Quick Warmup:

  • SSH
  • Imperial Walker
  • Jimmy Dugans (Nails confirms that even Nails can properly do Jim Dugans)
  • Merkins
  • Calf Stretch

Plan was to have 4 groups and do leap frog up the sidewalk, but turned into 2 groups playing leap frog.  Group 1 do Carolina Dry Docks at light, Group 2 run to next light and begin Dry Docks.  Once full group at light keep leap frogging until we get to crosswalk by Post Office.  Properly cross road together and mosey on down to start of neighborhood.

With the 2 groups still in tact, Group 1 do  “Nickles & Dimes”  at the bottom while Group 2 runs to given point up the hill.  Once group returns flapjack.

  • Round 1: 5x Merkins/10xBobby Hurley – Run to Waxhaw Flyers Building
  • Round 2: 5x Squats / 10 x Big Boi Situps – Run to Dollar Tree, Family Dollar Dollar General
  • Round 3: 5 x Carolina Dry Docks / 10 x Speed Skaters – Run to NTB

Collect the 6 and cross over Rt 16 back to sidewalk.  Resume with leap frog with burpees back to launch point.  Along the way lots of chatter from the Lord Kelvins, Jacques and Pierre Curies ( History of Timekeeping) regarding time management.  Certain point there seemed to be a coup as some began to just mosey back without stopping for burpees.  Not today, make push towards the front to take back the reigns and restore order.  Leap frog back with burpees included.  Getting closer to COT and Shake’s mumblechatter is increasing and looking to report Toby to Corporate, but like you once wrote in a song:

Can you teach me ’bout tomorrow
And all the pain and sorrow running free
‘Cause tomorrow’s just another day
And I don’t believe in time….

Finally, we cross back over Rt 16 and are back at COT at 6:15:47.  ( Just like when you look at a scale and it says 215.9, you mark the weight as 215).  We finished at 6:15.

Announcements:

  • Christ Closet Folding Party tonight 7:00 – 9:00
  • Restate Bottlecap’s message from this morning – please keep safety in mind especially at sites with higher traffic.  Be purposeful in choosing correct gear.

Moleskin:

  • Learned more about Gerber and his knowledge of Dollar Stores and passion for Dollar Tree where his children are all allowed 2 items every visit (particularly fond of the balloons).  Would have thought living in Briarcrest that they would be more uppity and a $5 Below Family
  • Running by Deflated one point heard some clinking noises coming from the knee – either needs to oil the knee brace or has some real junk going on in there – MRI stat!
  • 0-69 enjoyed having join us along the hill to provide the music inspiration and caught a glimpse of the jog few times
  • Mad Dog looked into the Floater bylaws and found that statute 37.4.3.b states that if beyond KJH when train rolls by burpee compliance is discretionary.  Due to distance we need not complete at time, but once we re-entered boundaries of burpee train rules, we intended to make up for it with return mosey.
  • Based on the few audibles provided you can see that the weinke was properly reviewed by Deadwood’s Weinke Inspection Services.
  • Be sure to check out the F3 Name Change functionality now available on website – www.f3waxhaw.life

5 Pax at LRC for Launch of New App Feature – Name Change Request Form

5 almost 6 Pax for LRC for a 6 mile stroll across the standard loop led by Renzo.  As Pax were getting ready to start, we see Mad Dog rolling out put the EH on to join the LRC crew, but he decides to bypass and head to Dromedary.  Next time.

Hooch got his prerun in prior to launch time of ~4 miles and completed total of 10 by end of morning.

Smithers continues to push pace and hit sub 8:30 pace for today, Easy Button took the lead and pushed the pace all day and was crowned Standard Loop All Time Leader by Strava when all said and done.  Deflated continued to hobble along and do further damage rehab to his aching knee.  All in all good group and pace continues to improve.

 

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Renzo Out!

Announcements:

  • Alert: Be sure to check out new functionality on F3waxhaw.life app which allows for Name Changes.  Click link  here and complete form to submit.  Multiple Name Change Packages available (Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, or Dana).  Be sure to have credit card ready!

We Have a New Champ!

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:

  • Smithers – down 34.8 lbs (13.7%) Wins the prize money and title of Biggest Loser of Waxhaw.
  • Foundation – down 26.2 lbs (10.7%), Took a run at the crown, but fell few lbs. short.
  • Nails – down 25.9 lbs (10.4%), with plant based diet and puffy jacket worn while training in Haiti finished in Top 3 and won some extra gas money.

Just short of the money:

  • Doughboy – down 25.4 lbs (8.9%) Came out the gate hotter then an Ice9 Q with 1,000 calorie/day diet.  Ran into a little traffic bourbon towards end but still down an impressive 25 lbs.
  • Deflated – down 18.4 lbs (8.9%) one of the lighter competitors to start the competition still managed to shed almost 20 lbs of clothing before end of March, which may be a greater accomplishment then losing the actual weight.
  • Banjo – down 20 lbs (8.3%), made it through Dryuary, but couldnt keep the keto burn going like a couch in WV
  • Deadwood – down 17.4 lbs* (8.1%) started off pre Floater down only 10 lbs, but by end finished down 17.4 lbs.  Weight bounced up and down more then the stock market of late
  • Blades of Glory – down 22.2 lbs (8.0%) as of last weigh in, and is currently on Mission in Guatemala.  Could have been a true contender for crown, but still hell of a job hitting -20 lbs in competition
  • Deep Dish – down 13.0 lbs (6.2%),even while on IR consistent poster of scale pics and consistent weight loss.  Could have finished in money if it were not for naggin injuries

Rest of Field

  • Boitano – down 14.2lbs (6.2%), Looked to have taken to walking the course vs. using the golf cart at Bushwood, unfortunately was not able to avoid beer cart and cash in on this competition
  • Zin – down 10.8 lbs (5.0%), weight loss competition did not drag on long  enough to have his big reveal of new abs recently found under the vest.
  • Rudy – down 11.0 lbs (4.7%), Coach finally put Rudy in at the 4th Qtr, but just a little too late to cash in this go round.
  • Damascus – down 8.4 lbs (3.5%), after too many questions asked on how to access the app, reverted to only 2 recorded weights.  Will be sure to right up full SOP for next years event for you.
  • Recalculating – down 7.0 lbs (3.4%), Ice bath and cryotherapy looked to have put a freeze on his weight loss for 2nd half of competition
  • Wedding Singer – down 7.8 lbs (3.4%), Puff, Puff, Pass on weight loss during final 3 weeks.  Life is good in Denver
  • Jingles – down 7.6 lbs (2.9%), not only a lurker on GroupMe but a lurker on competition with no weigh ins since initial weight.  Look forward to him recommencing workouts with pax soon.
  • On Time down 4.6 lbs (1.9%) – little bit of baby blues, but look to having you out soon again
  • Fuse Box – down 4.2 lbs (1.7%), the Don of Briarcrest expense report must have been maxed out as never given shot to take shot at crown due to travel
  • Brutus – down 2 lbs (0.9%), may have recently began new streak of attending workouts, but was unable to log any additional weights in app.  Lets see if he will last longer then Brady Hoke’s coaching career at U of Michigan

Team Standings:

  1. Team Chocolate Cookie (Deadwood/Foundation/Smithers) – 32.6%  – Winners!!!
  2. Team Ice Capades (Deflated/Blades Glory/Boitano) – 23.1%
  3. Team Hunger Games(Recalc/Doughboy/Banjo) – 20.6%
  4. Team Delirium Tremens (Zin/Nails/Rudy) – 20.1%
  5. Team Rex Ryan Love Bunions (Deep Dish/Jingles/Damascus) – 12.6%
  6. Team Traveling Circus (Brutus/Fuse/Wedding Singer) – 5.9%

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.

LRC Weigh In Day

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.