Twenty four Pax stepped up in the gloom to share the Q…some for the first time.


Pre Thang Ball of Man

Mosey to Soccer Field and circle up


Each Pax contributed, save 5 or 6, to Q’ing an exercise of his choice to include:

Side Straddle Hop

Sister Mary Catherines

Slow Squats

Jog around the school

Starfish with 3 stations




Rock Hoppers

Side Straddle Hops again

After roughly 20 exercises, Q called audible to mosey to Football Field

Exercise RAMP adding a new exercise with each round so that round 1 has one exercise, round 2 has the first and a second exercise, etc. as follows:

1. Partner over/under x 10 then Flapjack (Later switched to CCV’s x 15 in cadence)

2. P1 Cartwheels to 10yd then Bear Crawls back while P2 LBC’s then Flapjack

3. By round 3, Pax chose to do 10 Burpees to select a new first exercise…Cumberland Co. Viaduct, then added the third exercise…Wheelbarrows to 20yd then Flapjack

Planks between Rounds


Welcome FNG’s Pusher and Locksmith!!


YHC attempted to “pay it forward” to the Pax in an effort to let everyone get exposure to Q today. It was very interesting in many ways.  A shout out from one of our Pax (Preemy?) that it was only his second F3 attendance and he was already leading an exercise was quickly met with two FNGs getting the chance to lead.  #baptismbyfire With roughly 10 more Pax participating than the Q expected, and when Kirk and Calloway took the COP into a lap around the school and a starfish routine, the Q needed to call an audible to recover any semblance of the original weinke by moseying the Pax to the Football Field for a mud bath. #bringtowelsorsubscribetoanAutoBellmembership

All delivered handsomely on the over/unders yet likely averaged somewhere near a 7.5 when it came to the cartwheels.  However, the Pax noted that Mary Lou Retton has nothing on Donkey Kong. 

It appeared that a number of Pax were taking a post Hydra jog at first glance.  YHC didn’t realize that our FNG, Bean Counter, had lost his car keys and was joined by fellow Pax to begin searching for the same. We are sorry for your loss. You are now RENAMED LOCKSMITH. 

Thank you for the opportunity to lead.  You guys are great!


Please reach out to @LabratF3 if you might have an unwanted flag that you wish to retire.  His church’s Boy Scout Troop is accepting these now. He will be at Joust and Compass, tomorrow, and at Olympus this Saturday.  THE DEADLINE FOR THIS IS SUNDAY



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10 years ago

Good workout this morning, Cottonmouth. My appearance when I got home was not much different than after Spartan last year. Those OP fields were a mess.

Thanks to Flutie Flakes for making the run home a little easier. If only he stuck around to get me up the hill back to Providence.

Flutie Flakes
Reply to  Gummy
10 years ago

You should live closer Gummy!

I too was a mess. Looks like I will be cleaning the tub tonight!

10 years ago

Nice Q cottonmouth. Great lead. The pax were out in strong numbers today after the snow last hydra go round. Hilarious when kirk pulled the COP into a run around the school and your instruction to pick a partner you would like to get to know a little better for the up and overs was unexpected. I will try to figure out how to explain to the M. Or maybe I will just leave it be…kong on those cartwheels. I thought I was doing kinda graceful Nebraska form. Anybody wanna Q hydra let me, Donkey kong, or 49er know…

Cheese Curd
10 years ago

drenched fields, over-unders, cartwheels, and Wolfman yelling at the Pax, what’s next? Glad I ran in today!

I thought there was collusion on the rename, perhaps FNG did not like Bean Counter. However, with all the discussion, perfect rename!

Did Locksmith find his keys? What a morning.. you EH him last night, you got him more dirty then he’s even been at 0600 and he lost his keys. Wish I knew, I would have helped look…I did have a headlamp.

Speaking of headlamp, Hydra is a dark place, I recommend headlamps. Yes Joker, looking at you. Yeah, I know you ran WITH me in the dark and as soon as you saw the school lights, you left me like you stole something…glad I could help you!

10 years ago

T-Claps to the man who headlocked Cascio. Pusher is a good one, but Squatting Dog was his handle back in the HOW! HOW! days. Sad that I wasn’t there to share this nugget of information.

10 years ago

That’s a tough one on the car keys. I’ve seen it happen before to an FNG. Maybe the F3 Disclaimer should be amended to state that “thou shall not participate in an F3 workout with car keys in your pocket.” And DK with the cartwheels was a special site. In the dark he did look a bit like a tall, and somewhat hairy, Mary Lou Retton.

10 years ago

I called for the lap when it started reminding me of Core, which was my start with F3.

Best part might have been the incredible length of time before someone (still learning A51 pax regulars) finally called for LBCs, followed by lots of mumble chatter. Little did we all know that over-unders in the mud were in the cards, eh…small strips of seemingly laminated paper. It looked like an actual laminated Weinke that went through a shredder.

And no…I don’t believe FNG Locksmith found the keys, but he was planning to come back after the sun came up to look again.

10 years ago

So first to find a key win a new car. These FNG’s sure are generous.

10 years ago

Very creative and tiring workout yesterday. The one legged burpees was a new one for me. I reall don’t understand by it needed to be one legged as burpees are hard enough as it is! And regarding Missing KeyGate, Locksmith did end up finding his key. Rumor has it he interrupted an intense game of kickball to continue the search.

10 years ago

That is great locksmith got his key/car. I was envisioning a bunch of fifth graders doing cookies in those wet fields with locksmith’s wheels.

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