As we enter Week 5 YHC has not been able to provide as frequent updates as expected. In fact had to schedule a work travel trip in order to ensure an update can be posted. So without further adieu let us see how the competition is shaping up. Remember competition ends 3/5/20.
Current Top 3 Individuals who are in the money:
Pax just outside the money
Pax outside looking in…
Remember a few weeks left, lets see how many more can cross into the 20+ lbs club by the final weigh in.
3 Pax met at Stephens Square Lane (Poop Island) for another rendition of LRC. Today’s course was the “Standard Loop” which is approx 1.5 miles. Each pax completed 4 laps and finished with 6 miles total.
21 Pax came out to Watchtower including some of the pax who enjoy higher mileage (Gerber, Hollywood, and Dasher) so what will we do, provide a workout that is under 2 miles. So with DCCS completed and 0:30 sec left before 5:30 it is time to go.
Mosey through parking lot and once in front of school – shuffle facing school, shuffle facing road, butt kickers, high knees, circle around at stop sign and circle up.
Recalc (Old Man) Stretch
Partner up with some one equal speed and split into 2 teams. Using the official F3 “workout deck” begin by flipping a card to reveal 1st exercise for each team to start with. On Go – first person from each team sprints to given point for that round and back. When return flip a card to reveal next exercise.
Quick mosey back to COT and Finish.
19 Pax gathered by the water tower in downtown Waxhaw today for the Floater. 5:28 and DICC
S covered being covered by Carbload and clock strikes 5:30 before getting to the S for Safety and we are off and running. Head towards Providence and safely and uniformly cross (crossy roads round 1) to sidewalk and beeline towards Lawson. Once YHC reaches Lawson circle back for the 6 and modify to meet all at the bank by Family Dollar.
Circle up waiting for the 6 completing SSH until all are in. (Big 10 miss you buddy and please come back out soon)
Within circle assume plank position and complete multiple exercises including:
Along with various other exercises as all grunted/belly ached and had to endure different pitchs of cadence counting.
Once complete head over to front of Family Dollar for “Shopping for Pain” which includes incrementally increasing exercise count at each store front in plaza (14 stores in total). Once complete sprint back to start
Upon completion it was Crossy Roads level 3 to get back to COT. With +4:00 mins on the clock go around for Name-O-Rama and name the FNG
(WooHoooWooHoo, Paddles, Flat Line) No Quit.
Announcements: (If Frack was in attendance would have completed 300+ LBC’s)
3 Pax made it on time to LRC and a 4th (Smithers) came in late for today’s installment of LRC. Today we returned back to our roots and went about the Original Loop (1.5 mile) on the old side of Lawson. With pax all at the start we synced our watches and were off and running with a target of 5 miles.
Pace was hot from the start (sub 9:00/mile) and few time YHC requested the pace to slow down to no avail. Around the 5K mark, our elder Pax (Recalc) took a detour and headed back home.
Remaining 3 musketeers finished the 5 miles and recovered back to COT.
Next week Smithers on Q @ LRC. Start time 5:30 at Poop Island (Periwinkle/Riverbank).
Week 1 results are in and we are off to a great start with all but 1 Pax posting a positive result. Time will tell as week 1 usually is the easiest and the real challenge comes in the upcoming weeks. So with that lets take a look and see what the leader board shows.
Current Top 3 Individuals who are in the money:
Additional Pax who are safe this week from week 1 penalty:
Pax who face a 100 merkin penalty this week:
For those who owe penalty need to complete prior to next Thursday. Week 2 penalties are 100 Bobby Hurley’s
Keep the calories down and exercises going.
All right fellas we will begin our weight loss competition this week and it will run for 8 weeks. The competition will have 3 components – individual overall challenge, team challenge, and weekly challenge. We will have the scale at various workouts throughout each week to weigh in and we will do our best to announce on GroupMe day before where the scale will be.
Team Component: (part where we completely confuse Damascus and need to answer 30 questions on Noush Anal (News Channel) (helpless EFFEE plug #fusedit) :
Look forward to some friendly competition and banter and seeing who will win some cash.
9 Pax battled the cold and made it out to The Rising for YHC’s 1st guest Q back in NJ. It was a great group of guys and sure stop on next trip back. As I was trying to complete my early morning
meditation routine fluffing of my weinke I was startled awakened by Pharmer’s tunes coming from the car next to me. We both decided to leave the comfort of the 21* temps of the car to wait for the rest of the Pax to arrive in the 18* weather waiting for us outside. Soon after Dos Equis came into the lot and bursting out of the car looking as if he just had his third cup of coffee (cawfee), ran 3 miles, and pissing excellence. We planted the flag and proceeded to the corner of the parking lot as we wait for the other pax to join. As we got closer to the 6:30 start a few more pax began to pull into lot and join the crew. With this YHC decided it was the opportune time to whip out DCCS and give an overview to the pax.
6:34 and we have few more Pax rolling in, so we wait and we run through one more time and we take off on opening mosey.
At completion everyone gets on their 6 and we do some mary before proceeding to next step.
Burpee Indian Run
Direction given to get in line and Burpee Indian Run up to the playground. Last pax drops and does burpee and runs to front of line. When passing the last pax in line he drops and does burpee and runs to front.
Partner up with new pax at the playground and go to stations:
This is always good spot to use and especially when you do not set off the alarms for downtown Waxhaw and have the “Fuzz” begin to question what are a bunch of sweaty old guys doing playing on a swingset in the morning.
Mosey Over to far parking lot by Pool
Explain the 4 corners we will go through where on each time out do 5x called exercise and then mosey back to start and increase to next corner until you complete the entire square
Mosey back to start area with another Indian Burpee Run
Few more minutes left so we will finish with few weave drills
2 minutes left to finish with Mary
One of the biggest lessons I learned today was don’t take F3 for granted. As where we are in CLT we have 14 AO’s to choose from within a 5-10 mile radius throughout the week. Guys up here were driving 30+ minutes to attend a workout and the next closest AO is 45 miles away. The group is something special and the 1st F is only one component of it. Make sure to continue to expand and find ways to incorporate the 2nd and 3rd F’s among the group. My message to you guys is like it was said on one of the F3 podcast. Go out there in the morning and have fun, act like a child and be an idiot. Find ways to bust chops and banter with each other when you can. This will continue to form bonds among the guys and make the shield lock that much stronger.
On 12/7/19 Briarcrest hosted the 3rd annual EFFEE Awards at their
Convention… Assembly…Tiny Clubhouse Big Living Center. The night began with a little socializing among the 30+ pax who were in attendance around the hor d’oeuvres. This year Tupperware was kind enough to include a queso spread, but unfortunately we were unable to park the car inside of the hall shed, so pax had to bring their chips outside to enjoy the queso off the backseat of dad’s car. Similar to last year some of the pax wore their Sunday best for the event. Some of the highlights were:
As we approached 8:30, Zin gave the announcment for all pax to find a seat as the show was about to begin. And once all pax were tucked (even more then Recalc’s t-shirt into his jeans) into their seats we kicked off the 3rd Annual EFFEEs. We covered a non-standard DCCS to again reiterate to all of the pax that tonight’s events were to be similar to the Dundie Awards from the Office and created in all fun. At no point should anyone get offended, and if any pax does to please see Smithers as he has the official “Butthurt Incident Report” that can be completed. With that Zin gave a brief opening and we went straight into recap of GroupMe stats.
GroupMe Stat Summary – started the year off strong with good YoY performance vs. last year, but when we came into August our typical peak season, our performance was down vs. year ago. Unfortuanately in 2019 from August – November we were unable to eclipse the 2500 post mark that was set in 2018. When checking with key analyst we believe this is attributed to a couple things:
So overall we are looking to bring back Foley in 2020 to provide some additional motivational speeches and to increase the chatter for next year. So with the conclusion of our GroupMe performance we jumped right into the awards. Here is a quick recap of each:
All in all it was a great night and lots of laughs to be had. We always enjoy the moments to relax and have a little fun even if it at the expense of each of us. But truly believe this is what makes this such a great group that we can push hard in the gloom and find a way to stay in contact and connect with others throughout the day. Until next time, remember always be on the look out for an EFFEE award nominee and be sure to submit to Deflated or YHC and look forward to next year’s awards.