Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose

  • When:07/07/14
  • QIC: Simba and Smash
  • The PAX: Swanson, Clunkin', Ollie (FNG-Jeff D), JV, Bel Aire, Boomer (Respect), Whitesnake, Ralphie, Sensei, Dora, Matador, Insomniac, Steinbrenner, Bieber, Jeter, Geraldo, Fireman Ed, Big Top, Smash, Simba

Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose

The World Cup may not be over, but the USA is out, so Smash and I figured it was time for a little football training camp.  20 strong skill players posted for the beatdown.

As promised in the backblast we started with a little fun at 5:27.  The pax broke into two lines, one of QB’s and one of WR’s.  The WR’s had to run a 10 yard cross route.  Each pass caught subtracted 2 Burpees from the workout.  5 passes were caught (We hit on 50%, not bad for 5:27am).  Then we headed off.

The Thang:

Warmed up with 2 laps around parking lot, Second lap we yelled at Steinbrenner and his 2.0’s to join us while mixing in high knees, butt kickers, Karaoke R and Karaoke L.


SSH x 20 IC
Merkins x 20 civilian count
IW x 20 IC

Burpees, we started with 25, 5 passes were caught subtracting 10 Burpees, so: 15 Burpees OYO.

Mosey to track
1 laps of Indian runs
followed by Rosalita x 20 IC

Run a lap and do exercises at the corners,
Exercises, 10x of each:
Carolina Dry Docks

Plankorama with Fireman Ed.

Repeato, at fellowship pace to keep the Pax together.

Flutter x 20 IC

Hand it off to Smash:

Mosey to the bleachers for some circuit work:
Dips x 15
Incline Merkins  x 15
Squats x 15

Rinse and Repeat

Enter the baseball field for a little Left Right Center.
Run into Left Field for 10 Wide arm Merkins
Run back to home plate

Run into center field for 10 Merkins
Run back to home plate

Run to right field for 10 CDD’s
Run back to Home plate.

Repeato with
Jump Squats, regular squats and jump lunges.

Hustle back to the parking lot for COT

Q checks the watch and we still have 30 seconds, so 11 Rosalita’s IC.



-YHC fulfilled my promise to big top and wore the Lion shirt for my VQ.

-When we started at 5:27 I heard “Does this mean we get out early?”-On the Indian run Big Top sounded off with his trademark whistle…Whoo Whoo trains a com in!

-Dora counting in Spanish on Rosalita was a crowd favorite.
-While we were going through the circuits we noticed two fawns in another field.  There was talk of the next exercise being catch and release.
-Bieber and Jeter, Steinbrenner’s 2.1 and 2.3 were killing it out there.
-Lots of refusenik on the jump lunges, thankfully they were cut short when Smash checked his watch.
-Whitesnake, third post, keep going brother!


It was an honor to lead you guys and have my first Q at the site of my first post 3 months ago.  , Everyone worked hard and did a great job out there.


Mud Run, Sign up this week.  If you have questions hit up Gummy.

F3 Dads this Saturday at Col. Francis Beatty Park.  Alf on Q.

F3 Dad’s camp, sign up if interested.


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Big Top
Big Top
9 years ago

Nice math up there big cat, I think you called out 15 burpees! Also no picture of you in your shirt on your first Q? If someone only had a picture of you wearing it. Shame.

9 years ago

Third post today after a week off. (NOTE: I attempted – and partially succeeded at – a self-Q’d post on Tuesday of last week; it went OK, much sweat and breath was made, but certainly wasn’t the beatdown I was used to).

It’s hard to say if I’m seeing any real, measurable progress, but I think I am. A couple of observations:

– As some of you know, running is my weak point. I have the aerobic capacity of a clown fish at the summit of Pike’s Peak. Indeed, I’m lucky if I can run a 1/4 mile at a time. I don’t think I’m seeing any progress in the distance I can run (yet), but the time it takes me to recover (catch my breath) is shortening. I can only think this is a good thing.

– I’m seeing slight improvement in the number of reps I can do in any given exercise, particularly the upper-body stuff. Arms are rubber today. Really pushed it in those areas (because my running was so weak, I felt like I had to make up for it).

Geraldo, Dora, Slim Fast, et al: I think y’all missed on my nickname. Some suggestions:
– The Big Wheezy
– Cutoff (as in cutting off the corners on the running track)
– The Great Gaspy
– Lunger (pronounced “lung-er”). Ref. Johnny Ringo’s nickname for Doc Holiday in “Tombstone”.

That said, I humbly but proudly sign off as…


P.S. Thanks again for the support, everyone. Particularly Big Top, who hung back and chatted with me about Dad as I was gasp-moseying to the next station. Thoughts and prayers for your Mom and your family, Big Top. Tough time, indeed.

Reply to  Whitesnake
9 years ago

Hang in there. My first month of posting was like huffing asbestos. It will suck for a while.

After three posts my body was just discovering new ways to hurt.

9 years ago

Bummed I missed the first Simba workout. I sadclowned in Lake Lure just for you.

I followed that up with a 2.5 mile hike with 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3. My reward was a Green Man IPA. It was well worth it and much needed…

How about Clunkin’ making a F3 appearance!

Big Top
Big Top
Reply to  Simba
9 years ago

Change the time to 8:30? House extraction, Seal Team 6 style? Swim instead of boot camp?

9 years ago


Sorry to have missed it. My alarm clock (and I apparently) was still on west coast time. Looks like you and Smash designed a strong one. I like the burpee discounts based on receptions! I won’t miss the next one! Way to lead brother!


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