QIC: Bird Hole
Pax (29): Red Snapper, Nugget, Water Boy, Mad Cow, Backdraft, Paddington, Sweatpants (FNG), Mouth, Tron, Gepetto, Digiorno, Tiger, Wilson, Kidnapper Van, Mr. Clean, Country Boy, Zartan, Scratch, Zoolander, Bean Counter, Wham!, Glennross (FNG), Toothless, Trump, Pope, Diablo, Captain Insane-O, Starchild, Bird Hole (War Daddy…and by a mile)
My third post in 3 days (2 Q’s) with the Louisville pax…..I was told I completed The Triple Crown and I loved every moment of serving and being served. Such is a privilege of F3.
Just To Be Clear: I also loved the moniker of “godfather” many graced me with during my posts. But I am one of many outside Louisville that worked hard before April 22 and after to get the group up and running. I proudly represented Senior Chips, Grapevine, KY, Starfish, Crotch Rocket (his name is a warning to accept the first name given to an FNG), Pomfret, Pitino, Sauerkraut and many more.
Just To Be Clear II: It is godfather and not grandfather (see below).
So at 5:30 sharp gloomy and high humidity morning, we mixed pain in on-site and off-site modes:
COP on soccer field:
O 20 SSH
O 20 Mountain Climbers
O 20 Imperial Walkers
O 20 Parker Peters
O 10 Merkins (OYO)
O 10 Abe Vigodas
Then we left the serenity of Seneca going offsite for hill work, a Charlotte special:
Jacob’s Ladder on Seneca Heights was a hard start to the heart: Run up the steep hill for a 7 merkins and then
back down for 1 jumping knee slap. Repeat with one less merkin and one more jump until we hit 7 on the latter.
Run back in the “hood” to Troll Bridge (Lots of passing sweat trying to get 29 at one time on a small bridge, but hey….that’s just one of the many ways we fellowship):
O 20 good form dips
O 15 derkins
O 20 more dips
Carioca to bottom of Eye OF The Needle steep hill for:
O ½ bear crawls and ½ backwards run to end of the cul-de-sac. The stress of getting off flat terrain for a while was creating more grumbling and moaning….that is…mission accomplished.
O Plank – Caught our breath with a bit of plank with right hand, left hand, Southern Gentlemen and Northern Aggressor.
Mosey back to serene Seneca for:
Circle up for 5 reps in quick succession of 4 different exercises:
O Plank jacks, Old Fashion Squats, Ski Jumps and Apolo Ohnos.
O Rotate 10-15 yards counter-clockwise and repeato until we returned to original starting point.
A Push-A-Rama….All pax in middle of field, then run 15-20 yards to edge for a 10 each of a called merkin exercise:
Carolina DryDock, Stagger Right, Diamond, and Dive Bombers (again based on the groans….a new Louisville fav).
5 ½ minutes of Mary:
Heels To Heaven, Rosalita, Penguin Plus, Dolly and 6 inches.
And just for kicks and giggles we ended with a 360 Pushup (walking pushups rotating counter clockwise until full circle reached).
Small mosey to COT and the shovelflags: Counterama (29 – Yeah!), Name-o-rama, announcements and the always thrilling naming of FNG’s. Take out by QIC thanking Him for the FNG’s, the leaders, the pax and the privilege to lead my F3 Brothers in Louisviile.
FNG’s: We welcomed Glennross and Sweatpants into the F3 Nation. As were ours when we were named, blessed or their names. And like us,….they will never be the same.
FacePlant?: During the planks when the shoutout was Southern Gentlemen and Northern Aggressor, It was stated Louisville is really not North or South so “maybe we should put both hands behind or back during plank”. Good luck with that….would have to rename it FacePlant.
War Daddy – Yep….that was your QIC (56) and it seemed by several years. But hey….no grandfather jokes or next time the pain will keep all the mumblechatter in check. My wheelhouse is lots and lots running with hills and much pain…just keep that in mind. And most importantly, F3 is for all men…recruit the 50-60’s boomers and the millennials as much as your respective generation. We also have many teens (hate-hate-hates) and 70’s (Triple Respects) posting in the Nation.
What’s In A Name: Y’all might now the fancy of F3 includes naming of various workout places in an AO. Not sure if my offsite places have names but let me suggest Seneca Heights (or Seneca Rise) for place we did Jacob’s Ladder, Troll Bridge for the stone bridge and Eye Of The Needle for the cul-de-sac with hill. Took BB writer’s license in using these above.
Magic Numbers: Just for perspective….constant lousy weather and a little know horse race kept the initial numbers low. Think there were less than 20 posts combined in first 5 weeks. But I saw 83 in my Triple Crown this week. So awesome!
Give It Back: In the announcements, I was so glad to hear plannings for new launches; one maybe a split of this one in a nearby AO. Men….I know the F3 bonds are new and strong and wanting to start a new one does not seem desirable, but that’s exactly why you were able to come into F3 – now in over 1,100 workouts in 20 states (and growing each week). Men leaving their comfortable boxes and taking a risk. Trust in the process men, your sacrifice to pass what you have experienced on will be a priceless impact on those who get in to this silliness as a result. Aye!!
Give It Back II: A big thanks to Red Roof, sole survivor of the 3 on the first launch, for taking the shovel flag and being the rock as F3 Louisville grew. And to Captain Insane-O, Starchild, Methane and others who have stepped up to Q, plaster social media, and administrate. And many of you also have recruited and possibly given funds (GiveTo Give campaign) to give back what you got for free.
It takes a pax to make a pax….thanks to all who are making F3 Louisville and F3 outside Jefferson County a blessing for all men.
F 3 Charlotte