6 HIMs joined me in the gloom this balmy July 5th morning. Despite long days at the pool and lake and staying out late to celebrate our nations independence these 6 men drug themselves out of bed for a sweat fest. I’ve never seen so much sweat in my life. The prayer circle at the end was disgusting! It was a great morning. Thanks for letting me carry the torch.
Mosey to Goneaway for 100 Merkin March – 10 merkins each light post until you get to 100 OYO
Mosey to Forest Hill prayer Garden
Mosey to the Parking Lot for the longest suicides ever – Turn around at each lightpost – 7 in all – Becky led the pack
Walking 10 count
Mosey to the Wall
“Oh, too bad, we’re out of time!”
Mosey back through the parking lot
Indian Run from Forest hill to Yellow school crossing sign
Jail break and horses to the flag
90 second Chair pose
Announcements: F3 Dad’s in Freedom Park on Saturdays at 9am
Grave Dancer brought us out!
Moleskin: I woke up with a pounding headache from the hours I spent at the Lake the day before. I sweat through that headache before I finished the warmup. Best hangover cure: F3 Thanks for the push gentlemen!
The fateful day after the July 4th party. Will you rise early in the gloom as a band of brothers? Or will sleep in until sun hangover wears off? I know where I’ll be. With whatever HIMs show up at the valley. YHC Q
Despite the political climate THE GOP is very apolitical. However, his F3 policy will make you SWEAT LIKE THE DEMONS IN THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD ALMIGHTY! Hallelujah The Valley is here tomorrow!! SYITG
Check out @PastorJoeLanman’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/PastorJoeLanman/status/1012142111741956096?s=09
Check out @PastorJoeLanman’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/PastorJoeLanman/status/1009512687687163904?s=09
ABBA! No not Abba Father. At least not THE Abba Father. Not the Great Q over all, but Abba (the father of 6 in South Park Charlotte) who is taking his family of 8 to Thailand! Yes! That Abba is at the helm @ theValley in the gloom. #SYITG @F3Metro @F3Area51 #f3thevalley
— F3Sloppy (@PastorJoeLanman) June 14, 2018
There is a time for everything under heaven. Turn turn turn. Grave Dancer Q. SYITG
Despite the .gif warning issued last evening, 8 of the finest Pax this side of Fairview joined YHC for the best small batch workout in F3 known as The Valley. YHC was especially impressed that GOP and Tebow posted as it was clear they aware of YHC line of work. #awkward
The clock struck 5:30 and we launched into the gloom with Meru coming in on two wheels to join us for COP.
Mosey toward the half-pipe on Goneaway (afterward YHC was informed this was the namesake for The Valley #appropriate). Partner up. Size, speed, and favorite Rocky movie all matter. Partner 7s alternating at the apex with jump squats and jump lunges (6&1, 5&2, 4&3 you’re done when you flip the order). Every time you meet your partner at the bottom 7 hand slap merkins. The skill displayed in the pipe would have made Tony Hawk blush.
Plank o’rama on the 6.
Mosey out of the pipe with a number of audible groans. Head back to the school to the picnic tables. Alternate Dips x 10 and Jack Palance x 10 L/R (one arm incline merkin) #crowdpleaser
20 step ups on your own.
Mosey to the parking lot where the 4 basketball hoops were begging to be used for suicides. Becky caught a little mumblechatter that the crooked one was not part of the recent school clean up.
Partner 1 does suicides to each of the 4 hoops with 1,2,3 & 4 burpees sequentially. Partner B does LBC, Heels2Heaven, Low slow squat each x 20.
Plank o’rama and elbow plank with a prolonged 10 count to end it by ColdCuts.
YHC was a fairly regular Bastion Pax on a Thursday, and still do from time to time, Happy 5th Anniversary this morning BTW. ColdCuts EH’d me to this great AO and almost instantly YHC was hooked, the Pax are certainly HIMs and the terrain/greenway/school make for a great variety of a workout. Glad to be a part of this group and was very happy to have my site VQ this morning. To me the lesson here is to get out and see a different AO you’ve never been to, there are so many great places and Pax out there you never know what you may find. Just about 3 miles by my Garmin with an attempted focus on total body.
YHC enjoyed introducing the Valley Pax to the Jack Palance which Tango Delta used at a Worm workout YHC posted to in my early days of F3.
GOP with the strong take out and he’s your Q at the Valley next week.
Pax 9 hit the gloom on a balmy May morn. Sun came up early!
20x imperial walkers
Run to the field
10 fence jumps- over and back
Parking lot 4 corners- repeat x3
Corner 1 – 20 burpees
Corner 2 – 20 LBC’s
Corner 3 – 20 rosalitas
Corner 4 – 10 squat straddle jumps
Run the greenway to the tennis courts
Partner up repeat x 3
Raccoon crawl the wall lunges across side one
Raccoon crawl the wall
Karaoke side 2
Partner alternates dips and squats
Announcement- Fortitude serving BBQ Saturday night for men’s shelter off site. Check Twitter for details.
GasX brought us out.
Not only did we mistakenly think that we would have a low mileage day with Meru at the helm, but we never would have expected this!
If was a glorious gloom! With Meru throwing down the mileage mudrun guantlet! Thank you brother! That was fun! And a big thanks to Hermes from @apexcarey for the external audit. It was great entertainment and you got GOP to promise the shovel flag next week! Come back anytime brother!
thanks to Becky for bring us out!
Taco’s last stand was a proper send off to our friend Takahito headed back to Japan. He is a real HIM.
Mosey to the parking lot and partner up
Indian Run back to the flag
Announcements – Workday at Huntingtowne Farms Elementary Saturdayat 9am
Becky brought us out
Pax 12 made it fun this morning! One of the largest organic groups at the Valley. Good stuff guys. Keep it up! This group of HIMs is changing the city. Thanks for the letting me lead you this fine morning.