How many PAX does it take to change a tire???

How many PAX does it take to change a tire???

Workout Date:





Wolverine, Flash, Hoser, Studebaker, Turn and Cough, Valvano, Geno, Billboard, Varsity, Franklin, Stewie, Nails (2.0), High Stick (FNG 2.0), C.O. (FNG P. Rockhill), Tae Bo (FNG R. Valmore), OneCall (QIC)

The Thang:

60.  Nice weather.  Also, there was a howling whistling wind.  Wait, no there wasn’t, that was the air blowing hard out of Billboard’s tire!!!  Which somebody had slashed.  Probably his M since he told her he was doing the 50 mile Ruck in Washington DC!! #You’reDoingWhat?  #IdiotsSheSaid

So, the M’s cousin and family are in town enjoying beach life and getting away from the absurd amount of snow up north.  So as per YHC’s usual MO, EH’ing was in full force.  And when I got a HC, I was psyched!!  And then (probably to share the pain), the cousin was gonna force his 2.0 to come and he EH’d a fellow traveler friend from home.  So then his 2.0 told my 2.0 that he too would be coming!!!  I didn’t know how serious all this was, and that everyone was going to actually post (after all, they are on vacation, and my 2.0 is on Spring Break), when I was busy setting up a 3 mile pre-ruck with Bling and then Lombardi (neither of whom showed..ahem), and posted it in the Slack Channel – glad to have Hoser and Valvano join!!   No Geno; no music.  Sad.  #ThisIsMyFightSong

When my 2.0 said he was coming, I said, ok, we leave at 0400.  The M was shocked as she stood there.  What?  Yeah, pre-ruck babe.  Come on.  M shakes head.  FNG’s M – you’re crazy.  Alright, now this is getting personal.  LOL.  But my 2.0 said he was ready, so it was on.  We got his ruck ready and I told him to set the alarm and we leave at 0400.  Wake me up dad?  Nope.  Set an alarm and Get up!  #Dedication.  HE DID.  Gotta say…very very proud of the young man he is becoming.  Spring break, cousin in town, video games waiting, getting up super early to join them and me for a beatdown.  That’s awesome.  And when I left the house for work, he didn’t even go back to sleep!!  He had showered and was playing Fortnight (probably with Bling – [Bling’s M – check his Disney Circle for how much time he’s on there]).

My plan was to keep things basic.  Hit all the main exercises, show the FNG’s what F3 is – the fellowship and accountability, and give everyone a great workout.  I think all were accomplished.

YHC debated turning the Q over to Billboard – knowing he was MAD about that tire!!!  But, since it was likely that he would kill us all, I kept the Q so he could calm down
SSH x 25 IC
IW x 15 IC
Burpees x 5 OYO
Tempo Squats x 15 IC
Diamond Merkins x 10 IC
Flutters x 25 IC
Wide Arm Merkins x 10 IC
LBC’s x 20 IC
Burpees x 5 OYO
LBAC Forward x 15 IC
Hold out – talk about the mission of F3
Air Presses x 15 IC
Hold out – talk about the core principles
LBAC Reverse x 15 IC
Merkins x 22 OYO – #22Kills

Mosey to the field where cones set up 15 yards apart
Wanting to show FNG’s all sorts of new stuff
Bear Crawl to 1st cone, plank on 6
Flip yourself over, head first crab walk to 2nd cone, plank on 6
[Hmmm….My 2.0 Nails smoked me on these….fast little bugger #NoAllowanceThisWeek]
Quick recovery to get back into plank facing other way
Crawl bear to 3rd cone, plank on 6
Flip it over, feet first crab walk to 4th cone, plank on 6

Now head back for legs
Lunge walk to cone, Al Gore on 6
Broad jump to cone, Al Gore on 6
[Apparently Flash jumped so far he wiped out]
Toy Solider to cone, Al Gore on 6
Burpee broad jump to last cone, Al Gore on 6

Partner up – some veterans grab the FNGs
100 BBSU’s
150 Squats
500 Merkins [sooooo many complaints, YHC modified this to 200.  Sheesh guys.  It’s tank top season!!!  And I have new ink on my arm to show off!]
Great work here by everyone.  Hard work. Great push.  Some were able to help with the 6.  No man left behind!
Also, avoid Turn and Cough on these if you can.  He can’t see without his glasses and will crash right into you!!!
Little talking 10 count about F3

Head to the picnic tables
One of my personal favorites of some AMRAP that hits all body parts and gets the heart rate pumping
Step up right leg
Step up left leg
Box jump
Then 2 of each, 3, etc.  Go hard, go fast, push yourself.
Not sure where guys wound up rep wise, but did this for 6 minutes

Then to finish off – Mt. Myrtle.  As we headed there Geno said I’m only going over this thing 1x.  [Like that’s any different from any other workout!]
But that was actually the plan
20 Merkins, 20 LBC’s
Run to top
5 Burpees, 20 LBC’s
Run down other side
20 Squats, 20 LBC’s

Run back to start and it was TIME!

Count-O-Rama – 16 with 3 FNG’s
CO – named in honor of his employment as a prison guard
High Stick – 2.0 named for his sport of choice – lacrosse
Tae Bo – all we could think about when he said he did P90X – #BillyBlanks
Prayer requests for Hoser’s friend’s wife
Prayer requests for Wolverine’s employee
Prayer requests for Stewie’s family and softened hearts
Prayer requests unspoken

– It is great to have some awesome weather and a large group!!
– Loads of fun with FNG’s.  Great to see everyone pushing hard and taking care of the 6!
– Everybody worked hard this morning.  Honor to be out there with you all!
– Super proud of my 2.0 for pre-rucking and killing the beatdown.  And his 2.0 cousin smoking the workout as well!!!
– The FNG’s really didn’t know what to expect and it was AWESOME having them out there and they both did amazing!!!
– Some gems #HeardAtF3 this morning – all related to the changing of Billboard’s tire:
– “He couldn’t get his jack off”
– To make the jack work – “Stick it in there and twist it”
– PAX 1 – “Did Billboard’s girlfriend slash his tire?  HA HA.  Just kidding.  She didn’t”
PAX 2 – “Billboard has a girlfriend?”
PAX 1 – “Shut up Geno”
– To put the lugnuts back on “Crank a nut on it”
– Juvenile humor at its finest – and it bonds us in our fellowship and just having a good laugh.  And at least 8 guys stuck around to help with the tire and calm Billboard down.  Ain’t nobody at a gym gonna do that!

– Dagwood’s tomorrow for lunch
– Fill Q sheets!!!!
– Dragon Boat coming.  April 28
– International Drive Race coming.  Talk to Bluegrass.  4/29
– Skidmark is our 2018 MudRun Q!  Get your teams and sign up.  Or just sign up and he will set teams up
– 3 year anniversary coming!!!  June 9 – DO NOT MISS!



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