Bag of Wrenches Back Blast (02/12/19)

When the alarm clock went off at 0445 this morning I heard the rain beating against the window and really wanted to turn over and go back to sleep. Truthfully that’s why I signed up to Q: Because I’ve been turning over and going back to sleep too often and it shows in everything IContinue reading “Bag of Wrenches Back Blast (02/12/19)”

Bag of Wrenches (2/12) Pre-Blast – A Hard Rain’s a Gonna Come

I don’t know for sure but I’d like to think ole Bob Dylan was thinking about posting at Bag of Wrenches when he wrote “A Hard Rain’s a Gonna Come” in ‘63.  Whether this was the case or not I doubt he’d use it as an excuse not to post. It will most likely beContinue reading “Bag of Wrenches (2/12) Pre-Blast – A Hard Rain’s a Gonna Come”

Speed for Need Training Pre-Blast (2/9/19 Lexington, KY)

Who:   Louisville PAX interested in Speed for Need ( “We push Track Commanders (riders with a special need) in customized racing wheelchairs to help them participate in and complete fitness events such as 5Ks, 10Ks, or marathons – experiences that they would not be able to have on their own.” What: Chariot Guide TrainingContinue reading “Speed for Need Training Pre-Blast (2/9/19 Lexington, KY)”

State of the Region and Changing of the Guard

On April 22, 2017 I showed up to the first F3 Louisville workout at the Seneca Park Tennis Courts (The O) with a couple of others not knowing at all what to expect.  It was a rainy, cold morning and my wife and I had just brought home our third 2.0 from the hospital theContinue reading “State of the Region and Changing of the Guard”

The Hurt (1/05/19) Backblast – Better Late Than Never, Amirite?

OK I’m late getting the back blast to you for my Q on Saturday.  In my defense I’ve felt pretty bad since Saturday evening and I may have caught something while meeting up with a sick CI and the Ruiner pax.  Anyway, here’s the lowdown: QIC:  Red Roof Pax (21): Digiorno, Deuce, Sump Pump Jitterbug,Continue reading “The Hurt (1/05/19) Backblast – Better Late Than Never, Amirite?”

Pre-Blast: 01/05/19 Red Roof Q at The Hurt

I’ll be Q at the Mutt for the first time in a while.  I’d love to see some old friends out there on Saturday.  It’ll be fun!  We’ll laugh, we’ll cry, we’ll all talk about how big our kids are getting.  Most of all we’ll get better.  (This will be a reunion of sorts) Who: Continue reading “Pre-Blast: 01/05/19 Red Roof Q at The Hurt”

Backblast: 11/27/18 Bag of Wrenches – Red Roof Q

Tuesday night, as I was knitting holiday sweaters for all of the F3 Louisville PAX, I got a phone call.  It was Nugget and he couldn’t stop crying. “Get yourself together Nugget, what’s the problem?” “I’m really sick but I still want to Q.  I get really emotional when I’m not feeling well and I’veContinue reading “Backblast: 11/27/18 Bag of Wrenches – Red Roof Q”

Bag of Wrenches Pre-Blast – 9/25/18

Like many of you this weekend, YHC watched intensely as Candidate 011 got pummeled for 48+ hours by 7 cadres, all with Special Forces backgrounds, at GoRuck Selection 020.  What the human body is capable of physically was an amazing thing to see.  More fascinating though, was watching him tune out everything mentally. No matter whatContinue reading “Bag of Wrenches Pre-Blast – 9/25/18”

The Tank (6/27/18) – Back Blast

The Tank, Veterans Memorial Park, 6/27/18 0530-0615 QIC:  Red Roof PAX (11):  Weed Wacker, Peekaboo, Crash, Aerobie, Tony Malito, Vincent, PK, Rhythm, Eastwood, Cutlass, Red Roof This was YHC’s first trip out to the Tank for a beatdown and I was proud to be able to lead the pax today.  First off, I had noContinue reading “The Tank (6/27/18) – Back Blast”

5/26/18 – Ruiner – Memorial Day Murph Pre-Blast

I’ve been having some trouble finding a Q for the #Ruiner workout this Saturday (and other Saturdays, hint hint!) so we’re going to honor Lt. Michael P. Murphy and do his workout as so many do on this Memorial Day Weekend. If you don’t know much about Murph read his story here. Murph Run 1Continue reading “5/26/18 – Ruiner – Memorial Day Murph Pre-Blast”

Carpenter Back Blast – 3/27/18 – Red Roof Q Template

Red Roof Back Blast Summary Notes: Insert creative, funny and ironic banter here. (many many laughs – try to goad Star Pickle into posting a meme) Apologize for being a day late on the back blast. Insert comment about tank tops. (4 total) – (goad Zoolander into commenting about how good we probably look inContinue reading “Carpenter Back Blast – 3/27/18 – Red Roof Q Template”

3/27/18 0530 – Carpenter Pre-Blast – Red Roof Q

It’s time to work on that moon tan to get ready for Spring Break.  So trim up that back and shoulder hair, throw on a tank top and post with me in the gloom tomorrow. If you have a head lamp please plan to bring it. It won’t be easy but we will get better.Continue reading “3/27/18 0530 – Carpenter Pre-Blast – Red Roof Q”

3.9.10 Black Op Ruck at the Reservior – Zartan via Red Roof

IMO the 1st F today paled in comparison to the 2dnF. However I will share a break down of what we did. PAX: Wham!, MadCow, Mouth, Zartan and Diablo* Conditions: crystal clear and high 20s. Gearlander: $1200 in Ruck sacks, 5 pairs of shoes, one orange hoodie (guess who) and 4 beanie caps. Pretty subduedContinue reading “3.9.10 Black Op Ruck at the Reservior – Zartan via Red Roof”

4/16/18 – Black Ops @ The Mutt – MOUTH GETS THE CALL FROM THE BULLPEN

QIC – @Mouth PAX – Snowman, Old Bay, Wham, Amelia, Grinder RE-POSTED from Slack. Thursday at 10:08am Zartan threatened the PAX with a BO full body beat down at the Mutt. Six strong and handsome PAX answered the call. 6:29am – as the PAX circled up in the rain everyone had the same question, whereContinue reading “4/16/18 – Black Ops @ The Mutt – MOUTH GETS THE CALL FROM THE BULLPEN”

BACK BLAST: Red Roof EXTENDER (2/1/18) at the Mutt

OK, first, disregard the line in the photo where I drove off and forgot to turn off the workout on my watch.  If you totally ignore that, we sort of painted the town red or maybe just an orangish hue. When setting up the cones in the big parking lot by the school, I hadContinue reading “BACK BLAST: Red Roof EXTENDER (2/1/18) at the Mutt”

Pre-Blast: #Extender (2/1/18) at the Mutt – Painting the Town Red (Roof)

Who:  Calling all Pax What:  Extender beat down (waiting for the twitter bots in 3..2..1) When:  2/1/18 0530 Where:  The Mutt (Holy Trinity) Why:  To get better. Tomorrow I’ll be painting the town red and enjoying my Q at the well lit and comfortable AO that is the mutt.  I can’t promise a lot ofContinue reading “Pre-Blast: #Extender (2/1/18) at the Mutt – Painting the Town Red (Roof)”

Black Ops Back Blast: 1/15/18 Cox’s Park

  QIC: Red Roof PAX: Diablo, Wham!, Captain Insane-o, Digiorno, Mayberry, Mad Cow, Red Roof I drove down to Cox’s park on Sunday afternoon to scope out some dry pavement.  FYI – Cox’s Park has just as many shady characters on a Sunday afternoon there as there are in the Gloom during a weekday.  IContinue reading “Black Ops Back Blast: 1/15/18 Cox’s Park”

Black Ops: Monday (1/15/18 0530) Cox’s Park

Who: HIM’s who want to get better What: First beat down of the week, Q’ed by Red Roof When: Monday 1/15/18 0530 – Martin Luther King Day (MLK Visits Louisville) Where: Cox’s Park (Clickity Here for Location) Why:  Because YHC really wants more HIMs to see this AO.  Come out and get better on aContinue reading “Black Ops: Monday (1/15/18 0530) Cox’s Park”

Back Blast: 1/8/17 Going in Circles at Cox’s Park Ruck

Cox’s Park – Going in Circles! QIC:  ehhhh, Red Roof I guess Pax: Captain Insane-o, Wham!, Red Roof Distance:  2.67 miles Pace: 16.16 min miles (not too shabby considering the ice ice baby) Attire (for Zoolander): Vasque Cresta Hiking Boots, All weather waterproof hiking pants (not sure of the make), North Face Jacket, Highland RoofingContinue reading “Back Blast: 1/8/17 Going in Circles at Cox’s Park Ruck”


THE 2018 IRONHORSE CHALLENGE GOAL:   The IRONHORSE CHALLENGE is designed to reinvigorate male community leadership this winter at #F3LOUISVILLE, while strengthening all 3 Fs, and help the PAX make an impact on Louisville.  DURATION:  1/1/18 thru 3/31/18.  REWARD:   For successfully completing the 2018 IRONHORSE CHALLENGE, you will receive an awesome IRONHORSE CHALLENGE 2”x 3” Velcro patch.  You will alsoContinue reading “2018 #IRONHORSE CHALLENGE”

12/13/17 Back Blast #TheBridge at #Poshlands

QIC: Red Roof PAX (20): Mater (Toledo Pax), Mickey (Toledo Pax), Boozer, Mr. Hat, McAfee, Iceman, Methane, Uncle Rico, Wham!, Double Down, Glaucoma, Star Child, Dynomite!, Tool Time, Zartan, Slider, Captain Insane-o, Donkey Sauce, Red Roof, Bobross Any time YHC Q’s I get pretty nervous the night before it.  Prop’s to my M for puttingContinue reading “12/13/17 Back Blast #TheBridge at #Poshlands”

BACKBLAST: Crazy 8’s #RUINER at the O – 11/18/17

QIC:  Red Roof & Mayberry (Tag team back again, check it, direct it, let’s begin…) PAX:  (15) Sully, Pope, Backdraft, Scratch, Mayberry, Mittens, Vincent, Red Roof, Bean Counter, Glenn Ross, Watergate (FNG – Double Respect), Cardinal, Wham!, Loco, Gillispie The theme of the day was the #8.  This was fitting because it was “leg day”Continue reading “BACKBLAST: Crazy 8’s #RUINER at the O – 11/18/17”