Author Archive Puddin Pop

Her name is Rosalita

Proud to be the Q on Valentines Day.  Such an important holiday.  It was nice for eight other guys to share my enthusiasm for doing some exercises to help with your love life.  This was the call of the day.

Nice to have both Site Qs at Kevlar for the first time in a hot minute.  Good banter before the workout commenced, Whip let us know that not only is today Valentine’s day, it is also his M’s bday.  He was up early putting rose petals all over the house, etc.  He is a true romantic.

Beaver and Spack met each other for the fifth time, and Beaver took a liking to Spack’s new haircut.  #awkward #GAR

I decided it to be best to give the disclaimer at 5:30 and get us going.

Mosey down to the quad for COP.

IW

LSS

MC

HRM

Split groups into two.  Group 1 called exercise in quad (merkins, CDD, monkey humper); Group 2 ran up the stairs of your choice and back.

Rosalita

Mosey over to the pre-school area.  Group 1 does called exercise on benches (step ups, dips, incline merkins); Group 2 runs around large knob

Rosalita

Mosey to middle parking lot for Grinders.  Partner 1 stays at first pole, Partner 2 at far stop sign, Partner 3 runs middle.  Numerous exercises done

Mosey up to rock pile, grab one.  10 curls, 20 tricep extension, 30 overhead press; after each set, run down to curb of church and back.  x3

Mosey back to launch for some gassers and stomache.

done

Foreskin

Lots of chatter pre-workout, really good stuff.

During first round of Rosalita, Spackler queefed, not once but twice.  Really weird dry burner seemingly.  He was proud of a clean exit with no “spackle” left over.  Well done mate.

Tried to really engage the taint/grundle (sp?) area today with Rosalita, monkey humpers, freddy murchisons, dolly, you’ll thank me later.  The mention of Grinders helped guys get in the mood.  All planned, listen to me now, believe me later.

Pro tip, never ask Horsehead to be your timekeeper.  He let me know when it was 5:32, 5:35, etc.  I guess I need another $5 watch for Qs only.

Manziel was inquiring with Whip about the difficulty of doing the BRR.  If you have to ask, your body can’t afford it.  I’ve never even given it a thought, so at least Manziel means well.

I can’t nor don’t want to imagine Valentine’s Day at Cottontail’s house. I’m gonna start calling him Barry White.

Rhapsody was rippin and tearin out there today.  He’s been doing F3 since ’11.  Still the biggest beast out there.

Fault Line wore short-sleeves today.  Bad move

Total mileage today was, I don’t care.

That’s it, gotta get to the romancing.

 

Announcements

Manziel continues to lead the charge with Billingsville tutoring on Tuesdays from 4;3o to 5:30.  He’s got 62 kids that need our help, so the more the merrier.  Had nine last week.  Bring it.

Beer mile (cSaup), Spakler’s going

 

Thanks to Cottontail for taking us out today

Am I Done?

Here is my backblast disclaimer…I care about your safety, but I’m not responsible for it.

Ok, alarm sounds at 5am, get out of bed at 5:02.  Head to the throne, check email, twitter, internet, you know, doing some serious business…multitasking.  I wouldn’t say it was Melissa MaCarthy’esque in Bridesmaids (hot lava), but I had to ask that three word question that no PAX wants to ask, especially when you’re up against it and need to get dressed and leave the house by 5:15ish…AM I DONE??

Got in car sans shoes on at 5:18 (this can be done on the way to Latin), the beginning of Shot in the Dark by the Oz Man starts playing on Hair Nation.  Ahhhh yeah, everything’s gonna be just fine.  After that, turned it over to Classic Rewind just in time for Eyes Without a Face by Billy Idol.  Fun fact, my wife for the longest time thought Billy actually said, “How’s about a date”.  Try it, it makes sense.  Said no one ever.

Pulled into Latin in time to see Hops unrolling the shovel flag.  We were both surprised that he got it in so easily. #terrafirma #thatswhatshesaid

All other PAX decided to dismount their warm climated (word?) chariots to start the chatter.  Outlined my morning timekeepers for the morning, Hopper and G-man, and gave the disclaimer and left the lot.

Mosey to the parking lot south of Ductwork’s building that he donated for COP:

IW

Hillbilly

LSS

Mosey to top end of the island we run around at the entrance of lower school and partner up.

P1 runs the island ring

P2 does excercise (dips, merkins, CDD)

Mosey through middle of campus to the parking lot we used to meet when HN first got started.  Stay with partner.

P1 runs the hot lap

P2 does exercise (LBC, Dolly, Flutter)

Mosey back through campus to the hot box (in middle of campus) for three rounds of Step ups, Dips, merkins

Mosey to landing above the stadium, partner back up.

P1 runs down to the track, back up ramp

P2 exercise (wide arm, military, diamonds)

Mosey down to track, lunge walk 50 meters, AYG 200 meters x 3

Mary

done

 

What’s the Haps

It is crazy that I had a full movement pre-workout, but absolutely ripped one during the Hillbillies in COP.  It’s pretty crazy to rip one like that when you Q, I think that’s the first time I’ve done that.  There is really nowhere for the PAX to hide.  By the time this happened. IHOP and Slingshot came running up.  I had to ask them if they were late, or G-man made us launch early.  Slingshot outed IHOP saying he was tardy.

Seemed I wasn’t the only one to be asking THAT question this AM.  Hops was lamenting that he might have one in the chamber, but Defcon level seemed to be at a solid 5, so no huge worry.

Everyone came correct with the layers this AM.  Gloss seemed to get by in his “required uniform”, you know, tights.  While Sardine was wearing pretty minimal layers, even though he had some kind of “body armor” on under?  Gross.  Or wait, maybe he said under armor…who knows.

Jet Fuel is back from his latest jaunt over to Korea, sharing kimchi with Kim jong fat boy.  He’s gotta go back in a couple weeks, I might start calling him Rodman.  He said there is a Korean whiskey he’s stumbled upon that is the absolute jam.  Interesting.

G-man recently got back from a trip to see his in-laws in Buffalo.  Thanks for bringing these crap temps back down with you buddy.  On a very serious note, I am very sorry to hear about your friend that recently passed.  Really appreciate you sharing during our track work.

IHOP nor Slingshot expelled any flatulence this AM.  Don’t let them fool you, they can play.  IHOP ripped one during Snowflake’s Q a little while back that was something to be proud of. #neverforget

Marge was rocking his Touchdown Jesus sweatshirt of Trevor Lawrence.  Pretty sure Trevor would find offense to this act of demi-God ‘ery (word?).

Thunder Road and Hopper were fairly quiet, but they were in the other group than me, so didn’t get to hear their banter.  Solid work tho gents.

That’s it, thanks to Hopper and Hops for the Q this AM.  Hops said we are approaching the two year mark for HN, time flies for sure.  Great site, great PAX week in week out.

 

Announcements

Hops went to a Metro workout yesterday, and heard from Dagger about a recent death of someone he knew of a heart attack.  Just reminder to always check up on your other PAX, buddies, etc.

Thanks also to Hops for the strong prayer this morning.

Is Anybody Listening to Me?

Accuweather had us right about 30 degrees, and 18 hearty souls decided to join me in slaying the Hydra.

Arrived fairly early (Q school rules), but not earlier than Cheese Curd who ran in (props) and Clover and his FNG James Dallas.  Everyone else started meandering and starting the chatter which was the call of the day.

You can’t come to Hydra and not have a good time; that is, unless you are Gummy, Harley, Runstopper, and all other unnamed Qs that have decided to have the heart of their weinke to be running up and down Summerlin.  That is just plain dumb, stupid, idiotic.  For all future Qs, don’t do that, your PAX will hate you.

Seriously though, Hydra is truly awesome.  I’ll just leave it at that.

Gave a disclaimer and we were off.

We ran down Rea, took a right on Summerlin, then a quick left that adjoins OP to Stonecroft.  Moseyed halfway down to the T intersection of that road into the other road, and stopped for COP.

IW

Hillbilly

HRM

MC

LSS

Recover and continue running on that road until it dead ended.  Call was for 30 CDDs.  Some did them, some didn’t.  Spackler didn’t and said as much.  #trifusesnik4life

Run up the little hill to the next T intersection for 30 more CDDs.

Keep running down that street (entrance of Stonecroft), take a left on Colony, then quick left into parking lot of business building at Colony Place.   I think the businesses in there are made up of financial advisers, optometrists, physical therapists, and the oracle.

Partner up, Partner 1 does called exercise, Partner 2 runs around the building.

R1 merkins

R2 LBC

R3 Sister Mary Katherine (stupid)

Get everyone back in and mosey to the wall behind the restaurant that never survives.  Sleepy said he heard rumors that we are looking at a Char Bar coming in there.  Very interesting indeed, in that 1) there is a Char Bar no more than five miles away, and more importantly 2) direct comp to the impervious Lodge.  We will see.

Wall sits with two rounds of arm raises.

Get up, mosey over to the fountain that is under construction.  Partner 1 does step ups, while Partner 2 runs and touches the bank building and back.  Two rounds

Mosey to the entrance of Colony Place on Rea Road, and instruct PAX to run back to launch, while stopping at each light pole on the right, drop and give 10 merkins, which then changed to LBC.  I think there were something like 12 poles.

Got back to launch a tad early, 6:09 by Gummy’s trusty watch, so do some Mary.

Dolly

Freddy Murchison (after, Gummy told me it was only 6:11 at this point)

Rosalita

LBC (Snowflake was the only one counting, until we got to 31 and he even stopped, wheels off)

Flutter (Sprox took this one over as the natives were getting resteless)

CDD

done

 

Moleskin notebook

Even in much cooler temps, Hydra can still draw a crowd.  It has become a really fun place.  It is that place that brings together veteran and new, young and old, fast and slow, and just a good ole’ slice of Americana.

During the fountain set, I started singing the song “Brandy”, which is an ode to one of our newer Pax (Brandy), and quickly asked our resident Alex Trebek of 70’s & 80’s music, Geraldo, who might have sang that song.  He didn’t know.  What???  Fear not though, Deep Dish came to the rescue with Looking Glass.  Whew, good to know we have another person with much useful knowledge like myself and G-man.  I can handle 80’s, but 70’s is past my pay grade.

Gloss asked me before the workout if we’d be running quite a bit as he has an ankle knock that happened on NYE.  Says it was done while digging a hole or something, but Gummy and I think it was done after saying one of two statements 1) watch this, or 2) hold my beer.

Gloss’ Mountainbrook cohorts were rocking some serious gear this morning.  Buc-ees was rocking a blue Buc-ees t-shirt from Texas this morning, and wore the red counterpart at HawksNest on Tuesday.  Motorboat was donning a collared LSU shirt, and looked damned good in it too.  Probably the first collared shirt I’ve seen at F3.  Mountainbrook has some serious swagger going on right now.  I wish it had this much swag from 2000-2003 when three buddies and I rented a house in there and tore it down every weekend.

I’m shocked that Spack and Bounce haven’t hibernated back into the 70 degree temps of OTF Arbo.

Learned that Marge is doing a 26 hour stint to NOLA and back for the natty on Monday night.  From past experience, you better do an all nighter if you plan on making that 6am flight Tuesday morning.  #pat0brianstill4

Good to see Curd back in the fold.  He has his Doc on speed dial these days, stay healthy brother.

Gummy played not only co-site Q and lead heckler this morning, but was also the resident Timekeeper.

Now to our FNG, James Dallas.  From what I recall, James is from The Bronx, went to USC (Cocks) for undergrad and Wake for grad school.  Has a wife and three lovely children, works for one of the banks, and his high school mascot was the Maroons (what the hell is that???).   Soooo, we seemed to be stuck on the “Dallas” theme.  Someone immediately threw out JR, but that is way too strong.  I asked what the chick’s name was (Bobby’s wife), and Sleepy immediately said Sue Ellen.  Thought that was the stone winner until Sleepy let us know there is already one of those in the Nation.  Motorboat then quickly mentioned South Fork, which is the name of the ranch in this classic, and alas, there’s your name sir.  Come on back anytime.

Thanks to Gum and Sprox for the opportunity to lead at the old stompin grounds.

 

 

Urologists & Audibles

What a beautiful morning to work out in the Valley. Nine other guys started to assemble in a 50 degree Middle School parking lot to get some work done. Since my POS Q watch I purchased several years ago cannot tell time, I depended on 7 of the other 9 fellas to keep the time.

Stone Cold asked me if we needed gloves, and upon learning we’d be off campus, he asked about a headlamp. No to both questions my friend, and by the way, it was great to see him at a non-Ultimate workout.

Gave a solid disclaimer, and we left SCMS campus, out to 51. Davey Park was mentioned by some of the PAX, but oh contrare monfrare (sp?), we weren’t going there. Stopped at the light there to do some IWs.

Proceed SE? down 51 toward Arbo and stop at the next street on the right for some squats. It was about here that Slapper said he could easily mosey back home. Glad you stayed kid.

Keep going down to Raintree, and our recently neglected little business park down on the left. You know, the one with the dry cleaner, trucking company, Asian spa, financial planner, and psychic. Eclectic group.

Did some MCs prior to partnering up. Partner 1 would be running up the stairs down the second level path, back down the other side (watch out for that baby first step, it’s a doozy), switch out with Partner 2 who was doing the called exercises (R1 Merkins, R2 CDDs, R3 squats).

Did a little stomache to catch breaths, LBC x50, then repeato that partner work we just did. After those three rounds, get back down for some Rosalitas.

Mosey over to the wooded area at the base of the soccer field, find a picnic bench. Wait, no picnic benches?? Mercy, ok Omaha #1, go up to the field for some field work. Wait, this field that never dries is still wet?? Ok, Omaha #2, go back down to the street for more partner work up that street where the heroin addicts hang out. Warnings were given of the cars and the used needles on the street (Spackler), so we decided for yet another Omaha #3. For those counting at home, this was three Omahas in the matter of like four minutes. Might be an F3 record.

As things started to unravel, the PAX were all still behind me, and my mind was already thinking Raintree route, but Spackler cemented it (of course). We moseyed down to where Rounding Run comes into Raintree Drive, and stopped for some Peter Parkers. Another Omaha #4 to avoid a car, so let’s mosey down to Rising Meadow for some Freddy Murchisons #shoutout. Recover, and by my main timekeeper’s (Tulip) watch it was a little after 6am, and I thought we still had time for a triple nickel on Rising Meadow. Tried it with CDDs at top and squats at bottom, but called Omaha #5 and cut it to three times up and back.

Mosey up Rounding Run, take a richard on Woodfox and stop at the street on the left. Spack got down for what he thought was more Mary, nah son, get that ass up, we ain’t got time for that. Stop at each street light on right and left all the way up Woodfox and throughout the bus lot and give 10 merkins. Still time for one gasser down and back.

Done, word is bond yo.

Skine

OMG, some knuckleheads decide to take picnic tables away from a very serene area, and all hell breaks loose. I’d say that after the third Omaha, most leaders would get as nervous as a long tail cat in a room full of rocking chairs, but not this guy. No sir. Everything under control, STFU, and let’s keep rollin. Realities are, I really had no intention of touching that dark, dank, heinous place some call Raintree. Those hills are stitched into my brain. Some kids are scared of the thing in the closet, Freddy Kruger, Gloss’ car seats, IronHorse’s running shorts, but not me, I’m frightened of Raintree.

During Rosalitas, Spackler said that the exercise really hurt his vas deferens. I don’t know the full procedure of what actually happens at the “snip snip” doctor, but I didn’t think he still had one. Which led to Spack and Stone Cold having a convo about their respective doctor’s soothing conversation (during the procedure) about what they did on Friday nights, and if they were into cuddling after sex. They quickly surmised that they had the same doctor. Dumb luck that!

Smokey threw his hat at me when we were on like rep 35 of 50 on the LBCs. Truth is, I just really rock back and forth on LBCs. Could be core engaging or not, not really sure. I don’t think he liked them very much though.

Tulip was out front most of the time, and Jet Fuel and Leo were that steadying tide that raised all boats. See what I did there JF? Tide? Pun intended.

My fellow Mountaineer, Ironsides, is going down to the game at the upside down cockroach Williams-Bryce this weekend. As is Spackler who was calling for a crushing in the outset of the workout, then said it’d be a close one at the end. Raintree must’ve gotten to him. Pull em through Ironsides. “Today I Give My All for Appalachian State”

All in all a good morning, notwithstanding the audibles and entry into raintree. Death Valley is where I broke my F3 cherry (in a PAX of around 37 guys), and still holds a special place in my heart. #tear

Announcements

I may or may not have promoted the pre-Thanksgiving holiday party. Go out to Cairo and take a left.

Thanks to Stone Cold for a solid prayer.

Huge Chestes

Twas a beautiful Fall morn, whereby 11 gents dismounted from their chariots to strap on the #F3Kevlar and get after it.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t let you know about my pre-workout dump. Let me just say #cleanasawhistle. We were really in for a good one this morning.

Said wassup to a wiley group of veterans, decided who from the Pax was wearing a wristwatch to help me with my bearings, gave a good disclaimer and we were off. Oh, after the disclaimer, Spackler asked who would be the designated mouth to mouth giver (if needed), umm, if you have to ask, it’s you my friend.

Here’s where I’ll let everyone know what we did to work out (Q rules), which you probably don’t care, if you like just skip down to the NMM.

Mosey from lot down to the gathering spot in between a bunch of buildings for COP.

IW

LSS

MC

Honeymooner/Down Dog

Thang

Partner up, stretch out your chesticles for the Alabama Slamma.

P1 does merkins x20

P2 does squats

flapjack where each partner does same number of merkins from 20 all the way to 1. #suckfest

Next, P1 runs around church x3, P2 stays does called stomache (WW2 situps, dolly, flutter).

Little mary to catch the breath (LBC, Rosalita).

Mosey to hill up by the road for 7’s: CDD at top, WW2 situps at bottom.

Mosey back to small field by the lot, back with partner.

P1 runs the track, P2 does called exercise (merkins, squats).

Time.

Story Time

Really good group of dudes out there this morning.

Hard to be a legit Fun Friday with the Alabama Slamma, it just sucks. I can remember it sucking when I used to do most of the workout and be in much better shape. Heard everyone starting to feel it around rep 17. Wobbly arms, we almost had some faceplants out there. Spack would have been there to either revive you with oxygen or last night’s Tito’s.

I might call a Trifusnik referendum in replacing Gloss with Pop Tart. PT is an honorary member already, but his refusnik game right now is legit. I’ve seen Gloss doing waaaay too much work lately. #CYT though Gloss, this is just an inquiry, I haven’t put a vote on the floor just yet.

Bulldog is a trooper. Chap barely has a left knee ligament and he’s still posting. Told me this morning that his next option to make it better might be to take a ligament from a cadaver. Yikes. I immediately thought about that field trip in Fast Times where the class went to see a cadaver and look at the organs inside, where Jennifer Jason Leigh had to leave abruptly to hurl, Mark Ratner was there to hold her hair back. So cute, but gross.

Rhapsody and Wormwood were the dynamic duo this morning, leading the way in both the Slamma and the runs. Cage, Squid, Manziel, and CottonTail were silent assassins getting after it.

Thanks to Cottontail, TD, and Pop Tart all helping the Q keep time this morning.

Thanks to TD for the good prayer too. Always be thankful for the health we have to post, but always be mindful of those Pax that are not out and be that word of encouragement they might need.

Announcements:

Christmas/Thanksgiving party: Friday before Thanksgiving, somewhere in BFE? $30 per person, see Pop Tart for details or a camel to get there.

Let em Soar 5K: Tomorrow morning 8:30am, Covenant Day, see TD for details.

Billingsville Tutoring: Tuesdays 4:30pm-5:30pm, Billingsville Elementary, see Manziel for details.

Continue to bring unused coats to workouts, give to Chelms

All Star Game

18 pax decided to workout the morning of the all star game. Does anyone still watch the all star game? Used to be cool before the inter-league play started many years ago, but not anymore. Boring.

Anyway, got the morning started with the anthem of the 80’s “Don’t You (Forget About Me)”. Quick note for all you pop trivia nerds…did you know that the song was originally given to Billy Idol to record? True story. He sat on it forever, then the writer gave it to a small band out of Scotland named Simple Minds. The rest is history. You are welcome.

Got to the lot with time to spare, and there was already a good gaggle of dudes awaiting this train wreck. Got a text from Hammer and Hops about four days into a 10 day vacation that Hammer needed a substi-Q this morning. Umm, sure thing guys, what could go wrong? Besides me either A) spewing merlot all over Latin, or B) dying. Met Blue Hen for the first time as he was originally EH’d by Floor Slapper. Good thing he knows his buddy never shows for a disclaimer or pre-weinke crap talk.

Disclaimer given, off we went. Umm, passed Hops as he was running the other way with the shovel flag, took the pax on a 180 to grab him as he was planting. We were there, in front of Old Glory, a few days after July 4th, so we all said the Pledge of Allegiance. I later told Thunder Road that I wanted to weed out any non-Americans from this workout. Everyone seemed (even though Spackler looks Croatian with really short hair) to be American, so we left for the track.

Took a hot lap, Geraldo or Gloss (can’t remember) noted the Q juice that I was carrying early, and ended up back at middle of front stretch for COP.

IW

LSS

MC

HRM

Thing

Partner up

P1 runs one way on track and up around the ramp to the middle part behind the home bleachers, P2 runs the other way, meet up top for called exercise, then keep running around to the middle part of track, and do called exercise again.

R1 15 hand-slap merkins

R2 20 LBCs

That sucked, mosey from track to lacrosse/field hockey/soccer turf field. Get back with your partner.

P1 does called exercise on 18 yard box line (merkins/CDDs/dollys)

P2 runs down to end line and back

Regroup, mosey up to hot box, partner back up

P1 does called exercise in hot box (little hazes/dips/decline or incline merkins)

P2 runs down to first speed hump and back

Get out from under hot box (Gloss) for open air, for a little Mary

LBC/Rosalitas/Flutter

Mosey down to the bridge for two rounds of wall sits and 50 civilian count air presses.

Go out to road, lay down, then jail break up to launch

done

Memories

I am/was spent. And I would say after all the loud breathing of the pax after the track and hot box circuits, I wasn’t the only one.

Vacations are good for two things, eating and drinking. Vacations are not good for two things, working out and working out. I knew this one would be a little tough, and I almost spewed on a few occasions.

It was great meeting Blue Hen for the first time, and great seeing Motorboat out again. Motorboat apparently met up with Gloss and fam down at Folly where they mass-consumed vodka last week. Same boat, different beach there buddy.

Hops apparently got bitten by fire ants while planting the shovel flag, that is full dedication right there. I saw where some dude from another F3 faction called out all sites on twitter to get there sh!t together with having a shovel flag at each AO. I’d say that Hops has HN covered.

Geraldo had us at 2.6 today for all you counting at home.

We were spread out for a lot of the day, so I probably missed some of the good chatter, and I’m tired, so that is all.

Thanks to Hops and Hopper (and I guess Hammer) for the opportunity to lead today.

Thanks to Sprockets for the take out prayer

Announcements

There were 40 total pax with Hawks Nest and Fast Twitch combined, Hops thought that might be a record. I’m not so sure.

Tropic Thunder

Ahh, summer is here. And the humidity, and poor Wednesday night eating habits that lead to explosive gas in the AM. Got to OPES a little earlier than usual #Qresponsibility. Had knowledge of Gloss bringing an FNG, low and behold, they were already there yuckin it up with Spack. Spack informed me that he skipped Meathead to come to this dumpster fire #truefriend. Curd came running in shirtless, but had his iPod in his trusty utility belt. Did I hear Asia coming out of there? “Sure as the sun across the sky, this light is over”. Whoa dude, you know how know you’re ….? All other Hydra pax dismounted their whips, and we got after it. Eh hem proper disclaimer given as well for those counting.

Here are the workout details, especially written for those that have no clue why they still get attention.

Mosey over to practice field for COP

IW, LSS, MC, HRM

Recover, mosey to back football field, get in groups of 3 for first round of Grinders.

P1 does exercise (CDD, jump squats)

P2 does exercise 100 yards down field (wide arm merkins, reg merkins)

P3 runs between as timer

Recover and run trail to Foxworth. Gather the six and head up and over hill to the half pipe.

Stay in your group of 3.

P1 on one end of pipe (LBC, dolly)

P2 on other end of pipe (H2H, flutter)

P3 run between as timer

Recover and run back up and over Foxworth to our normal hill for triple nickel.

5 CDD at top

5 jump squat at bottom

5 times

mosey back to practice field for gassers x 5?

done

Story time

Asked for the chatter last night, and the Hydra pax never fails to disappoint. I think Sippy Cup and Big Wheel were the only people counting cadence today. Thanks fellas.

One Eye, Sprockets, Curd all ran in. If they were anything other than ultra runners, I would’ve taken it personally.

Sprockets has to be the most “on it” Site Q of all time. Dude hit me up at Hawks Nest with “48 hour warning”, then last night in a text, then this morning asked how I slept. One of my favorite Met At Work songs is titled “Overkill”. That might be a new nickname for our favorite energizer bunny.

Spack challenged me to stay on the practice field to do the first round of grinders, with the same exercises the entire 45 mins to get the pax fired up. We didn’t get through two rounds before Gummy already started asking for more creativity. That weinke would’ve suffered a mutiny faster than it took Capt Jack to take over the Black Pearl.

Deep Dish was using my stall tactics on me when heading to the half pipe. It was like I was having deja vu with myself. Although Deep Dish doesn’t look or sound anything like me. Is that weird? Anyway, it worked for like 30 seconds, then I wised up. #vetmove

The group that accompanied Gloss and me at the half pipe probably regretted their decision. Not sure what Gloss ate last night, but he let one rip, and it entered my personal space. My defense mechanism kicked in like an Iranian missile to his US drone. The hits kept on coming for a couple of rounds, much to the chagrin of Curd who could smell our swamp farts from 20 yards away. His face was classic. Spack was also talking about some new calorie counting app he’s implemented, thinks he plugged in 10 vodkas while playing golf yesterday. 10am – 10pm…only 10 drinks? Seems light to me. Think you better add a few to that app, unless you had Saboo behind the bar makin stiffies, which has been known to happen at CGC.

Ductwork let me know on Tuesday that his management team was lamenting about having their meetings at 5am on Thursday mornings. They switched it to 9am moving forward, so it will be awesome to see DW at future Thursday workouts. That’s a good boss right there.

Marge was crushing the runs as usual, although his feet never seem to get more than 4 inches off the ground. Fastest waddle you’ll ever see, but the man is fast. Clover and Jet Fuel getting in their solid, slightly subdued work as usual too.

Heading into COT, Pop Tart complemented me on the running amounts today (I think?), Hannibal had us at 2.85. Not too shabby for a bootcamp kinda guy. Geraldo was also asking YHC at DV yesterday if we were doing a lot of running today? Not too much G-man, just enough for me to get a good sweat going. Like that matters.

And now to our FNG, Vince Zito. Gloss brought him out, so he was already playing from behind. Had knowledge of his impending attendance this morning from Tuesday, so Gummy and I were already brainstorming on his nickname yesterday at DV. Only knew his name, so we had to get deep. #thatswhatshesaid Thought about Color of Money, and Vince Vaughn stuff, and thought we might land on Van Gogh. Hydra pax brought it this morning, I think it was Sprockets that pulled Motor Boat from Wedding Crashers. “you motor boatin’ son of a bitch, you old sailor you!!” Good stuff, even though I think we already have one somewhere?

Thanks to Jet Fuel for the good take out prayer this morning.

Announcements:

Kevlar converging at Joust tomorrow

Thanks to Gummy and Overkill/Energizer/Sprockets for the chance to lead the Hydra.

Chatter Head Kotters Party

Wow, where to start. Well, let’s start in the corner some people would call, “TMI”. I had a very active dump this morning. Probably wouldn’t fall into the category of “seat belt on toilet” or anything, but a really good full body release. Hmm, what would be the cause of this? Probably the many Dos Equis (plural?) I had watching the Heels dispatch Louisville (fake ACC), and then stayed up for Zion’s eighth dunk in the first six minutes, and hit the sack. Random thought #1, why Dos Equis? I’ve been watching Bloodline on Netflix, and it seems that they are drinking Mexican beer in every scene. They got me hook, line, and sinker…good marketing.

Why am I telling you this? Well, the primary and secondary defecation (in the same sitting) caused me not to leave the casa untilt 5:17, which puts me coming in hot on two wheels at Covenant Day. Day prior I had called out for all chatter heads to come on out for a standard Fun Friday at Kevlar. Upon dismounting the vehicle in time for the disclaimer, some of Area 51’s finest were in attendance. Heck, even Tiger Rag and Young Love dusted off the crusty F3 shoes to post this morning, more on this later. I knew from the start we were all in for a very special one this morning.

Mosey from lot, pick up a late arriving Joker and head down to the courtyard in between a bunch of buildings.

IW

LSS

MC

HRM (I love abbreviations)

Pick a guy that you don’t want to talk to for most of the workout.

P1 stays in courtyard to perform exercises (R1 merkins, R2 LBC, R3 CDD)

P2 runs around the church

Plank for the six, then mosey to the benches in front of pre-school? Get back up with that guy.

P1 does exercises on benches (R1 dips, R2 step ups, R3 inclines)

P2 runs up and around the grassy knoll

Gather everyone and mosey to upper lot by the grassy hill, get back up with that guy.

P1 does exercises a base of hill (R1 dollys, R2 rosalitas, R3 jump squats)

P2 runs hot lap up around hill and back down steps

Mosey up to rock pile, grab one lifting rock between you and that guy.

P1 does exercise with rock (R1 curls for TR, R2 overhead press, R3 tea bags for Bulldog)

P2 runs down the entrance hill to the church and back

Mosey twenty yards to the street sign, Gummy 10 count, then AYG back to launch.

3 mins of Mary

Flutter

LBC

Backscratcher (the finest oblique exercise this side of Yorkshire)

done

Chatter Time

My goodness, the chatter was amazing this morning. If you weren’t there, you wouldn’t understand.

Sucks that we really had two groups of chatter the whole time, but that’s the way the cookie crumbled. Guess we could’ve done a Bulldog Bro Gym workout, but I’m too lazy for the setup that has to happen for that (and remember how long my dump took?).

Anyways, things started during COP when, at the end of an exercise, Horsehead asked me if I had my shorts on backwards. Umm, yes, I had to look, and no, for the record, I had it right.

On our first run (group 1), Alf and Joker were lamenting about their Hokies getting Criminoled yesterday. You always need an active dude on the inbounds play on defense, they deserved what they got IMO. Right before round 2 was called, Cage shot himself out of a cannon, almost like he knew what I was thinking. #strange Right about now Joker was asking if there was a porta-potty around, or anything of the like. I can attest (from my Defcon1 episode here about a month ago) that, in fact, no, no there isn’t. Just stop and hold. He seemed to have worked it out internally (I don’t have that power) as he and Rhapsody were leading most of the way. Most of Group 1 was doing zero of the exercises.

Upon arriving to the second loop site, Spackler decided to defect from Group 1 to Group 2, as he thought he could definitely finish first in every run. #vetmove

Bulldog and Manziel got into a little race back to the rock pile. We all know Bulldog’s capabilities, but Manziel has some wheels! Uphill no less. And, they are both Tottenham Hotspur fans. #cute

Great to see TR and Young Love back in the fold. TR let us know after ball o’ man that “go ahead and get your jabs in now, before too long, you’ll know who your daddy is”. Yes fellas, the OG A51 Nantan is back. Young Love has been spending time gallivanting the US, looking for a wider client base. Who knew attorneys go on sales calls? I didn’t. Go forth and prosper young (love) man.

I’m sure there was a lot of chatter in Group 2, please inform us in the comments. Like Gummy for example, he and I were partners, and I’m sure the he talked a little, probably about nothing, which I always love.

Differences in GPS devices had us anywhere between 2.75 and 3.13 mileage today. BLC commented to me afterwards, “dang Puddin Pop, wasn’t expecting you to run that much, dude!” All good in the hood. Speaking of…Random thought #2…satellite radio selection sucked when I was on two wheels heading to CD, but heard Let Me Ride by Dr. Dre on the way home. Top 10 hip hop song for me of all time, so good on so many levels. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

Thanks to Bulldog for taking us out in prayer this morning.

No Announcements

Thanks also to Fault Line and Orange Whip for the ability to lead, great times this AM.

Need a little wind here

Spent the last seven days in Colorado, but Hops asked me to Q this day a month or so ago. Good to be back out in the gloom the day after my return from being a Mile High, and Q’ing actually was a good thing for control purposes. Legs got a good workout on the mountains out there #mercy, but the craft beer and bison definitely did a number on the midriff. Wanted to keep moving to shed the unwanted vacation calories, I think the PAX like it too.

Hops had the HN shovel flag planted promptly, and some late comers rolled in. HIPPA’s disclaimers are the absolute jam, so I plagiarized his “you can sue me, but it won’t do anything” thing and we had a good laugh. Good words direct from an attorney.

Got moving down the road and up to the turf field. Actually we went to the east field (which I had never been on), but quickly found it to be natural grass, rife with moisture. COP:

IW

LSS

MC

HRM

CDD

Mosey to the start of the road to the hotbox, instruct the PAX to their first All You Care to Give run up the hill to hotbox. Partner up.

P1 does called exercise at benches (three rounds: R1 step ups, R2 Dips, R3 derkins/irkins)

P2 runs around end zone net of practice field to the far corner and back

On your six for some Rosalitas and Dollys

Recover and Mosey to home plate area of the baseball stadium.

AYCTG to right field pole, 15 merkins, AYCTG back to home

Same for center field, 15 merkins, too much moisture in field to run back, Omaha straight over to left field pole for 15 merkins, then back to home.

Run to upper parking lot north of turf field, find your friend again.

P1 does called exercise (3 rounds: R1 CDD, R2 wide arms, R3 diamonds)

P2 runs the short track

On your six for LBC x 50

Mosey to turf field again, find your friend again

P1 stays on line of 18 yard box doing exercise (3 rounds: R1 jump squats, R2 sister mary katherine, R3 bonnie blairs)

P2 AYCTG to far 18 yard box and back; the wind here was merciless.

Mosey down to the bridge over troubled gas (Gloss) for wall sits and arm raises x 50 civilian.

Mosey back to launch for 40 seconds of burpees

done

Story time

Today would’ve been a great day for sailing. Outside the fact of being 5:30am and (feels like) 30 degrees.

Threw this one together, but some was planned out. On our first run on the football field by the hotbox, Gloss asked me if I was already off script. Damn, is it that obvious? Actually, that part of it was planned, but some other parts, not so much.

Also, Hops mentioned that Hawks Nest is coming up on the one year anny on March 13th. This weinke was a mishmash of things that have been done in the past, but I think everyone got something from it.

Typical chatter from usual suspects in Gloss, Hops, HIPPA, Pop Tart. Sprockets was crushing it up front as per the yoozsh, Cottonmouth and La-Z-Boy were two peas in a pod as per the yoozsh, Floor Slapper appeared 40 seconds before launch as per the (kinda) yoozsh, Thunder Road and Escargot were quietly getting work done as per the yoozsh, and great to see Mr. Magoo at another AO. Have worked out with him a couple times at Hydra.

Always look forward to starting my F3 week off at Hawks Nest. Great group of guys and great AO. There was an exception this morning as Gloss sharted on the bridge, claiming it to be clean. That stuff might have flown at Indepants High School, but not at Latin dude. NOT UP IN HERE!!

Hoover apparently smoked his Fast Twitch PAX, as only about half of them showed up for our COT. Good to see him along with Purell, Turkey Leg, and Duct Work. Apparently Haze ripped every muscle in one of his legs, and Gummy probably had to take a dump early. Not sure who else joined them this AM.

Great takeout by La-Z, thanks brother.

Announcements:

Hops informed the PAX that Red Rocks recently had a massive stroke, and he is now having to have major surgery to alleviate some of the pressure on his skull. This one hit me like a ton of bricks man. I went to App with Red Rocks (Brad Sherrill), and those that have attended Anvil and Hydra over the past few years probably have gotten to know RR. Such a great guy, and fit as a fiddle. Please lift Brad, his family, and his doctors up in prayer. Isaiah 53:5 – But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.

Half Pipe 7’s

Saw several “maybes” posted on Twitter last night, weather permitting. Shocked to follow Gloss into the parking lot as rain fell briskly onto the pavement. He quickly let us know that it was in fact not raining at his house when he was leaving, too late to turn around I guess. Alas, I let the PAX know that the trusty Accuweather app told me that rain would only last for 7 minutes. Boy is that thing accurate or what? Quick disclaimer once all 11 of us were assembled and we were off.

Ran down Rea, left on Windyrush and halt at Knightswood Drive for COP.

IW

LSS

MC

Instructions given to the faster PAX that we would be running down Knightswood until reaching the other side of Foxworth. Gummy asked how far that might be, I’m thinking a solid .4 there. Once all were assembled, we lunge walked about 30 yards to a mailbox, then ran to the bottom of the pipe. About face.

7’s on hill we just ran down, HR Merkins at top, jump squats at bottom.

Did some LBCs after first round.

Turn the other way on Foxworth, back up the other half of the pipe for 7’s; Wide arm merkins at top, Sister mary katherine’s at bottom.

Assemble at the top, lunge walk or walk (Gummy) to stop sign. Say hello to the 11 deer assembled in the front yard, ask them to join, and mosey to bottom of Foxworth back at Windyrush Rd for a little Mary (sans deer).

Rosalita

Flutter

Freddy Murchisons

Mosey back up Windyrush towards Rea, stopping at each street light on the right, drop and do 10 military merkins.

Run back to school, stopping at first wall for some air presses.

Mosey back around school, view new playground equipment being put in and head to launch.

Protractor

Double merkin Burpee x 1 (you’re welcome)

done

Memoirs

Had some doubts about the weather, but it really was pretty nice out. Was glad to have 10 other guys sharing in the fun this morning. Some guys are as scared of rain as a long tailed cat is in a room full of rocking chairs, I guess.

Sprockets is like the Energizer bunny; he even did an extra round to end the 7’s with the six. Got shamed for it though, I definitely heard a couple “nobody likes a show off, Sprockets”. Well I do, I appreciate the effort, and would have been there with you if I could have. eh hem.

Seemed to me that most of the PAX out there this morning were Larry Birds. Runstopper did not have on tights, Gummy was talkative, Gloss modified, Curd did every rep and tried to run extra to the stop sign, Lep and Lew took the clown car together and pretty much stayed tied at the hip during runs, our site Qs Queen and Marge were steady as rocks, and Bugeater ran into and out of the site…strong.

Great group as usual at Hydra. Definitely needed to keep it on the pavement this morning. Had to audible off of other things planned like Tunnel o’ Love…kidding.

Many thanks to Runstopper for his prayer this morning. Always remember to reach out to PAX you haven’t seen in awhile. It could be what is needed to get them back in the gloom.

Announcements

Sprockets let us know that he has his first full Q at Hydra next week. Show up so he can show you up.