Soggy Blocks

Soggy Blocks

18 men left the fartsack behind to join me in the gloom. This is what we did:

The Thang

Warmup run around school and elementary track until everyone arrived.


  • SSH x 25
  • 10 burpees
  • Imperial Walkers x 20
  • 9 burpees
  • Merkins x10
  • 8 burpees
  • Low, Slow Squats x20
  • 7 burpees
  • Mountain Climbers x20
  • 6 burpees
  • Peter Parker x20
  • 5 burpees

Mosey to the playground for some quick circuit work:

  • 10 pullups
  • 20 dips
  • 30 squats
  • Repeat all 3x
  • Plank-o-rama until all caught up

Mosey to other side of soccer field, peer into the bushes and procure a cinder block (1 per person). Mosey with block to side of field and partner up.

  • Partner #1: Decline merkins (feet on blocks) // Partner #2: run to cones and back. Flapjack and repeat (each partner runs 2x).
  • P1: Squat-shoulder press combo // P2: run to cones and back. Flapjack and repeat.
  • P1: Flutter kicks with block press // P2: run to cones and back. Flapjack and repeat.
  • P1: Curl-overhead press combo // P2: run to cones and back. Flapjack and repeat.
  • P1: LBCs (no block) // P2: run to cones (with block) and back. Flapjack and repeat.

Mosey back to bushes, carefully arrange blocks in orderly fashion.

Jailbreak to parking lot.



– 18 men left the fartsack behind thinking it would be a nice, warm Carolina morning, perfect for our outdoor exercises in the park. It was just that…for about 5 minutes. At 5:35 (while doing burpees, I think) the rain poured out of the sky. First a little mist (nice and refreshing) then a complete drenching (embrace the suck). Props to the men though – no complaints, just kept moving. Gotta wonder though, how many would have come out if it were raining that hard at 5:00? I know I would have been there (one of the pros/cons of being the Q), but anyway…

– I arrived at 5:10 to set up the field and found 5 cars waiting for me. No people, just cars. Then at 5:20, I saw 5 black shapes (and one little itty-bitty blue headlamp) come trotting into view. Props to the men in rucks who arrived for a 3 mile warm up ruck (with team weight) and stuck around to pleasure us with their company (most of them keeping the rucks on for the workout).

– This was my first workout in over a week, having just recovered from a nasty cold (with 2 elementary kids, what can I say, I was over-due to catch one). Felt good being out there, but I’m pretty sure I’m going to be feeling this one later today/tomorrow. Hopefully everyone else got their money’s worth also (granted, it was free, but anyway…).

– Between the rain, the darkness and the “gotta catch my breath” feeling, not sure what went on that I missed. Feel free to shout-out in the comments below.

– Always a privilege to lead the fine men of F3. If you’ve Q’d a workout, you know what I mean — if you haven’t then be sure to find out. Step-up and volunteer to lead one. Thanks Uncle Leo and Alf for the opportunity.


– Floor Slapper will be on for his inaugural Q Saturday at Area 51 (McKee Rd. Elem). After over a year in F3 he’s probably picked up a trick or two. Without a doubt, he’s deserving of all the chatter we can muster.

– Wednesday, The Hoff is leading The Charge at PDS. He promises manicured turf and pedicured toes. (He mumbled so I’m not sure exactly what he was talking about. He might have been kidding).

– All other workouts (1stF, 2nd F and 3rdF) on as usual – check the email for details or ask someone if you have questions. Not sure who to ask? Ask anyway. Someone is bound to know something.

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10 years ago

Great lead Young Love. I felt like I was at an amusement park, one second it was beautiful and everything was perfect, and as soon as we stepped through that door labled COP, all hell broke loose with rain and wind and pain!!! Feeling that one, better get a nap in before the Panthers kickoff boys…

10 years ago

I was prepared, and had a towel in my truck. However, this tower was no match for my soggy butt, which soaked completely through and into my seat. The nice thing is that I did not notice this until I was about halfway to work this AM. Since I have a fancy job that requires me to tuck my shirt tail in, the giant wet butt was a nice effect.

I thought about explaining how I was in afield at an elementary school before daybreak with a bunch of guys playing on the playground equipment and taking blocks in and out of the woods but it was so far fetched that I just let it go.

It was kinda fun though . . .

– Horsehead

10 years ago

Great work, Q. Good pace and lots of variety. I’m just happy we didn’t have to go all the way down to one burpee in the COP.

Can’t take credit for a 3-mile ruck…we only covered a mile-and-a-half. Any and every one is welcome to join us for fellowship rucking prior to the Matrix. It’s an easy pace, a good warmup, and great 2nd F.

Big League Chew
Big League Chew
10 years ago

total beatdown for me. Barely made through the work day. the rain was great. #rucksrforidiots

The Hoff
10 years ago

Excellent work Young Love. Great routine and well thought out. I especially enjoyed the work with the concrete blocks. It was my first time out to The Matrix and now I am a big fan!!

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