F3/Area51 — BackBlast.9/10/11

F3/Area51 — BackBlast.9/10/11

The virtual shovel flag was planted and The Faithful gathered for the first time at Area 51.

The Pax:

Joker

Hoover

Chad Young

Alex Browning

Derek Martindale

Troy Bear

Doug Banks

Scott Banks (WarDaddy)

Mark Gustafson (WarDaddy2)

Jeff ?

 

The Thang:

Warm up
– Side Straddle Hops
– Merkins
– Flutter kicks
– Little baby crunches

Lap around the field

Cone drills
– Merkins
– Mountain climbers
– Carolina dry docks
– Lunges

Run to playground
– Pull ups
– Dips
– Jump ups
– People’s Chair

Field work
– Fierman’s carry
– Bear crawl
– Crab crawl
– Plankorama

Trail run
– Jump ups
– Decline merkins

Naked Man Moleskin:

–  TClaps to everyone that participated in the first Area51 workout.  Cardiac arrest and severe muscle pulls were averted [barely], and many laughs were had.

– TClaps to Scott Banks and Mark Gustafson… our co-WarDaddys at age 53.  And speaking of “the Banks”… F3 now has all three brothers participating in F3… Alan [“Tryon”], Scott [FNG] and Doug [FNG] 

-TClaps to Alex Browning’s hair… not a hair out of place when he stepped out his car at 6:45AM.  

-F3 nicknames for Area51 participants to be bestowed on Sep 17. 

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Purple Crayon
Purple Crayon
9 years ago

Great first entry. Both books are excellent reads. If you are looking for more familial dysfunction, try “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls. It will make your family and your parents seem pretty normal. Another great Vietnam War book is “Tree of Smoke” by Denis Johnson. Kind of a mix between “Heart of Darkness”, “We Were Soldiers Once…And Young” and a Tom Robbins novel. Pretty bizarre.

OBT
OBT
Reply to  Purple Crayon
9 years ago

PC, I thought about reading Tree of Smoke a few years back but never quite pulled the trigger to put it in the stack on my bedside table. If you’ve got a loaner, I might be interested.

Purple Crayon
Purple Crayon
Reply to  OBT
9 years ago

I think I still have it. If so, I will get it to you.

Purple Crayon
Purple Crayon
9 years ago

By the way, who is Tom Joad? I don’t mean that in a “Who is John Galt?” sort of way and I know there is a character by that name in what is perhaps the greatest American novel, but I was just wondering who are you? What is your real name? I know the other Butchers, but have not figured you out yet.

OBT
OBT
9 years ago

Tom Joad’s identity is top secret, Purple Crayon. He’s an International Man of Mystery, like George Clooney in Syriana …

Dredd
9 years ago

OK, I’ve got Matterhorn sitting on my desk waiting for me. OBT handed it to me, mumbling something about “it’s a Army book I think, you were in the Army. Maybe you knew this guy.” Dude, it’s the Marine Corps (totally different branch–WIKI it), and I was 12 years old when the Vietnam war ended. Nonetheless, though it confused him, I can see why OBT probably liked it in his “way.” Time to break that bad boy open. Aye!

Purple Crayon
Purple Crayon
9 years ago

Hey Dredd, he probably figured you lied about your age so you could enlist early.

Dredd
Reply to  Purple Crayon
9 years ago

Sadly, I think that was his assumption.

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