Fact of the day: July 6th is Sylvester Stalone, George W Bush, and Nancy Reagan’s birthday.
Not sure why we didn’t sign the Declaration 2 days later. Regardless, the PAX gathered to celebrate and this is what happened:
Our FNG actually ran into is 3-4 weeks ago while he was running around the Novel Providence apartments. McGee yelled some sort of invitation to join (which, if his pickup lines in college were of similar quality, I’m not sure how he got his wife to marry him), and he finally showed up this morning. Absolutely loved having him join us, named Snyder due to his (unfortunate) affinity for all professional DC teams after having lived there for a while. Welcome.
Solid effort by everyone today. Average age of attendance pulled south by 14yo Epsilon and Nemo, potentially giving Joust a run for its money as the youngest AO.
Some PAX endorses witnessing children and not just dogs urinating on the pee pad.
Also, YHC votes we get a cool flag like Gladiator. #swag.
Useless to say at this point, but Epsilon has his VQ at Commitment.
The Thang (Part 1):
The Thang (Part 2):
It was a pleasure gents, keep getting after it. The workout is just the start to the day’s challenges, let’s keep the energy and dedication throughout all the things we are responsible for.
After a loooooooooong time, YHC made it out to the immaculately cultivated grounds of THE Charlotte Christian Academy for some fun.
I scoured the F3 Nation Exercise list for some ideas and found a few gems, so here we go [went]:
Last night YHC recalled his Q duty as he was investing in quality time with the M watching her favorite TV show (which, in the interest of keeping YHC’s man-card will remain nameless, as YHC as grown to love said show). YHC lamented to his M about not having a plan, maybe a deck-o-cards, upon which time she promptly filled in the exercises.
YCH did not inform PAX of this prior to launch.
Mosey back and forth across SCMS bus lot, doing the following at alternating ends:
LSS (x10 IC)
Burpees (x5 OYO)
IW (x10 IC)
Moving RDL (x10/leg OYO)
High knees/Butt Kickers
Mosey to open area adjacent to bathrooms and commence the M-Card beatdown:
Hearts=Hill sprints (on hill leading down to baseball fields)
Diamonds=Overhead claps in Air Chair (reps= card# x 5)
Spades=Merkin (reps= card# x 2)
Clubs=Sister Mary Catherine (each leg)
Did this until approximately 6:05, then Jack Webb to 10 merkins followed by
10-American Hammer and Flutters (IC)
8-American Hammer and Flutters
6-American Hammer and Flutters…..yada yada until 2
– The card flipping was done via a nifty app YHC impulse downloaded last night. After having attended many card workouts where the deck was rigged by an “unsuspecting” group leader, YHC assumed this was a foolproof way to avoid any mumblechatter accusing YHC of stacking the deck. After what seemed like 5-6 consecutive hill sprint cards in a row the pax were rather dubious. Blame it on Siri. Due to this phenomena, the pax essentially ran hills for 30 minutes. #horseyindisguise
– Witch Doctor does not approve of hill sprints or dimly lit staircases.
-Dollywood is unsure of his age. 26, 27, and 28 were all attempted during name-o-rama without any resolution. Happy __ birthday anyhow, let us know how many candles to put on the cake when you figure it out.
-Long-time-no-see post for Sweatshop, good luck on marathon training. Also, very nice person despite the heinous nature of his nickname.
-Discovered during Name-o-rama: Chuck E. Cheese sells beer. Just saying.
Thanks Smoky for the opportunity to lead.
Mosey to far end of fields to grab one block per PAX (+1 rock, see moleskine) then back to launch.
IW (10x IC)
Romanian Dead Lift (10/leg OYO, see moleskine)
LSS (10x IC)
Merkin (10x IC)
MC (10x IC)
Carry coupons over to playground for the following:
10 burpee presses
10 pull ups
Run to island in front parking lot and back
Rinse and repeat with 9, then 8, then 7….etc
Slow mosey to walk with blocks/rock.
Stack all blocks together, assume people’s chair position and transfer blocks to other end of line while in position. Rinse and repeat.
Mountain climbers with feet on wall (10x IC)
7-layer merkins (5x IC)
Retrieve block/rock and mosey down to parking lot.
Catch me if you can to McKee Rd and back:
P1 farmers carry with 2 blocks
P2 10 merkins
Rinse and repeat CMIYC with 10 monkey humpers and backwards run (no blocks/rock)
Return blocks, then mosey to launch with 30, 20, and 10 squats at each light pole on the way.
2 min of plank Mary
-The AO is providentially endowed with exactly 10 (ten, dies, zece, X) cinder blocks. As the PAX arrived and 0530 approached YHC had exactly 10 PAX. Beautiful. Then Rachel showed up at 0529:55. (sigh). YHC thusly used an unsymmetrical and unwieldy rock, a fact that will be used to explain the disparity between YHC’s finishing time and that of Rachel and Orange Whip who crushed the Burpee-pullup ladder.
-During COP Pop Tart questioned the true nationality of the RDL exercise. A debate ensued with opposing sides promoting either Russia or Romania. This conflict intermittently popped up in subsequent mumble chatter, especially during the people’s chair-block-transfer (YHC proposes the name “Berlin Wall”). Per Google, the RDL is Romanian. Interesting historical note about Romania, “During World War II, Romania was an ally of Nazi Germany against the Soviet Union, fighting side by side with the Wehrmacht until 1944, when it joined the Allied powers and faced occupation by the Red Army forces.” So basically when asked to fight the Romanians respond with “As long as it’s against the Russians.” Considering the current political (presidential) climate (business partnerships), YHC thought it fitting to title this BB in Romanian in solidarity to their cause.
-As always, monkey humpers were a crowd favorite. Comments were made regarding the loss of respect all 2.0’s would have for the PAX upon witnessing such a spectacle.
-Kudos to Pop Tart for refusnikking the called cut-off time for the ladder and finishing out the last round. All other PAX were dubious of his dedication, however, as the final lap coincided with the first round of Berlin Wall. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.
Isabella Santos is coming up soon, get on it! Lot’s of info from other PAX on Pre and Backblasts, see those for info. http://f3southcharlotte.com/2017/07/21/preblast-south-charlotte-speedforneed-isabella-santos-5k10k/
F3 Golf is Oct 27. See f3golf.com for all the deets.
DV/Anvil Convergence this Wednesday @ Anvil. Beatdown followed by speaker (high quality guaranteed by Smokey) and Starbucks. Will be finished by 0650.