This week was a bit of a roller coaster of a week for me. Fury 325 was topped off (pictured) at Carowinds. And yes that is a Christmas tree on the top of the lift/last piece of track placed. As most of you know, I got my name due to my love of all-things coaster. So as you can guess that was a high point of the week for me.
And yes, I’ve ridden Intimidator, 325 times (coincidence? I think not). It actually is I guess, but last year as I was finishing up my last rides for the year in September, rumors were flying that the new coaster would be 325 ft. tall, so I thought that would be a good place to stop. And that’s 325 rides since 2010 just to clarify.
Monday came word that mom was being moved to Hospice, and of course there was the bottom of the week. But my F3 brothers have kept me encouraged, and I know mom is going to a better place where she will be out of pain and discomfort.
Horsehead kindly offered to Q the whole morning, but I thought it would help me keep my mind off things if I was doing something constructive, and it did.
The morning dawned with something like a 50% chance of rain, but thank the good Lord for answering prayers in the affirmative, it stopped raining just as the Pax were rolling out for a #hairbandmile around the parking lot.
After said Hair Band Mile…
5 – Penalty burpees for Hair Band being late and missing the Hair Band Mile!
20 – Squats
OK enough of that, you are going to get plenty of leg work here in a second.
12 Days Of Christmas (or 12 Days of Torture, whichever you prefer.)
Just like the song that you can’t get out of your head this time of year, you will repeat everything for all 12 days. Aye? Aye! As you can see, our true love is a sick and demented M. So you do 1 sprint, 2 buprees, etc. And every day you add one new exercise, then repeato all that you did before.
1-Sprint the parking lot.
3-Carolina dry docks
4-Lunges (4 each leg)
6-Little Baby Crunches
7-Smurf jacks (crowd pleaser)
11- Flutters I think, or maybe mixed up the #.
12-Backwards run the parking lot.
Plank up in between sets as needed.
So that’s the end of my 30 minutes, on to you Horsehead!
Is this SPEARHEAD? I think I see a log!
Before I proceed with Horse’s part, I have to point out that BLC had brought his ruck, and for some
reason Hair Band wanted in on that, so Hair Band took the ruck (before) we started running across the fields. Well played BLC, well played.
Back to you Horsehead…
Good to see Big League Chew in the gloom! He usually posts at Olympus, but he descended the mountain to come hang out with us mere mortals. BLC and Byron were two of the three guys (Schedule C from Harrisburg is the third) that EH’d me into F3, yes for many months, but I finally gave in.
Strong work by all the Pax out there. I’m so glad the rain held off, it would’ve sucked even more in the rain.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen Double E even look like he’s working hard, but that last round of hair burners I think “about” did him in. Man is a beast. Thanks Double E for the canned food drive… as in driving over to Harris Teeter and grabbing three bags of canned goods before Coffeteria. Your heart is as big as your, um, heart. I have this against you… you went to N.C. State. But I digress.
At one point when Hair Band had the ruck on during the hair burners, he for some reason had a green sled on his back and he looked strangely like a teenage mutant ninja turtle. Dude! Is it time for pizza? Good work out there Hair Band, despite your hatred of running, I can see a big difference since my first Outland post in April. Speaking of April, there is a mud run coming up…
Missed Glass Joe in the gloom, but he was running a 5k with one of his girls who crushed her best time. PR crushed! Way to go girl!
Thanks for all the support this year in the ups and downs and decline of my mom’s health. I don’t know how people go through this stuff without the Lord and good brothers like you guys.
It was an honor to lead men more concerned about their health than their comfort. Many would have looked at the weather report and #fartsacked. And then we didn’t even get rained on! Well, a little sprinkle in COT. Till next time.