Magic of the Valley at #BombSquad

Magic of the Valley at #BombSquad

Workout Date:



Rousey (1 x R)


CrossStitch, Rubber, Boxcar, Humpback, Mrs. DoubtFire, Sade', BrownBag (1 x R), Kiwi (2 x R) and Beefsteak (BS AOQ)

The Thang:

Conditions: Low 80s; slightly humid; chance of rain from Hurricane Ida.

YHC (QIC) subbed in at #BombSquad (BS) for Headgear who had a scheduling conflict.  YHC, due to the chance of rain, went with a #weinke (actually stole it from F3 Princeton’s WallE) called the Juarez Valley as we could do most of the work in confined space under the CFCC front entrance / overhang if the skies opened up on us.  YHC also figured that with the previous day’s IPC #0 WOD w/ mucho running this morning’s work would be the converse w/ light running, assorted standard F3 exercises, and a “grind” component for mental challenge.

8 other Pax showed up; Kiwi and YHC had put in a 2+ mile pre-run. Quick explanation of 2021 IPC for newer Pax (since it’s the season), F3 mission, disclaimer, #mumblechatter, typical F3GS warm up, mosey to the CFCC front entrance and YHC explained the #weinke.

Juarez Valley WOD: The Juarez Valley (JV) – on the Mexico-Texas border – is reportedly a dangerous forty mile stretch of cotton fields and ghost towns.  Just ask Headgear (who is from the region) that made him the tough hombre he is today!

The JV WOD is like an 11 or 21 circuit.  In this case the total number of reps. for most exercises is 20.  So, we started out up the valley with (A) 1 Merkin (M), (B) 1 BBSU (BBS), and (C) 1 Squat (S), then (D) Pax choice of either 4 Burpees (B) OR run a lap around the CFCC drop off circle (L).  Then down the valley with 19 Ms, 19 BBS, 19 S and 4 B or L.  Then back up the valley with 2, 2, 2, and 4 B or L and you guessed it down the valley with 18, 18, 18, and 4 B or L.  We were done when we hit 10 and 10 mark aka the valley floor at 0548.  #Crowdpleaser.

QIC wrapped us up w/ 15 Burpees.  #Notacrowdpleaser.


COR – 10
Praise report/Prayer requests: Spoken (Pax dealing w/ CV19, passing of Rubber’s dad 1 year ago, and a Pax’s brother struggling w/ life choices) and unspoken.

Announcements: Check out F3 GrandStrand regional website, Slack messages and Twitter posts for daily updates and information.  Recent 2F at GS Brewing Co. (more to come); F3 10-year at F3 Cape Fear on 10/8 – 10/10/2021; this month’s Iron Pax Challenge (IPC) — this old man is registered so should you; CSAUPs next year; lots of things going on – get plugged in!

NMMS: All put in strong work and completed the JV WOD!  All agreed that the “grind” of the WOD – especially in the middle – is what makes this the most challenging.  This was not an AMRAP WOD, all reps. were completed.  Magic of the Valley!  Great #mumblechatter and tunes!  Appreciate Kiwi’s comradery at 0430 on the pre-run!

Honor to lead!



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