• When: 10/30/15
  • QIC: Roscoe
  • PAX: Dr. Feelgood, T-Square, E-4, Bandit, Boss Hog, Yak, Brown Streak, Roscoe, Dolph, Squeaker, Outhouse

Being the morning before Halloween, YHC was going to put some fright into the workout. He did some recon in the parking deck to set up some displays prior to the workout. However, upon the ascent in the deck he saw four of Gastonia’s finest staging for an op (with lots of pistachio’s) a floor from the top of the deck. Worried about being “FI’d” (field interview), he scaled back his plans and just posted an inspirational verse and the workout on the top deck with scotch tape and brought the scary pumpkin to the Pavilion and waited for the PAX to arrive.

Eleven strong showed up on time and Brown Streak was appointed the official timekeeper since my watch broke.

A quick warm up included SSH x 27, Merkins x 20, Don Quixote’s x 10, LBC’s x 20. The scary pumpkin made spooky sounds during the LBC’s and got everyone afraid of what was to come.
A quick jog to the parking deck and up the stairs to the top of the deck with 5.0 still lurking, just below our spot. A few curious PAX looked at the sheet on the wall that indicated what we were about to do. Here is what it said…

The THANG
10 burpees
10 Carolina Dry Docks
20 Squat Jumps (a crowd pleaser…worse than burpees?)
20 Merkins
20 LBC’s
20 Sprinter Lunges
REPEATO x 5 or until time.

The first round was done together with instructions to do the rest OYO.  Brown Streak was instructed to tell YHC when it was 6:05 but we decided to hit snooze and go until 6:10. T-Claps to Dolph for setting the pace and along with Brown Streak getting it all in and watching the clock.

We recovered for 30 seconds and then performed:

  • 15 IC shoulder touches in plank position, then
  • 10 IC slow tempo merkins, then
  • OYO 10 fast tempo merkins.

The PAX were instructed to make their way back to the Pavilion. Some chose the stairs, and others ran down the deck again. The scary pumpkin appeared again and was now on noise activation mode in the middle of the COT making scary noise the entire time, up until the prayer. Very spooky.

Moleskin:
A few PAX looking for work and/or interviewing…prayers offered. (use the F3 network!)
YHC reflected upon lots of FNG’s from the F3 inaugural launch last year that we don’t see anymore. Invite them back or invite a new FNG to experience F3 in the Gas House.
Dr. Feelgood invited us to attend his downtown Gastonia Rotary Club on March 3, 2016 when OBT and Dredd are scheduled to speak at the downtown Rotary club.
Tomorrow is the Airport 5K. Notify Bandit if you are going.

2nd F Opportunity….Saturday, November 7th at Martha Rivers, Whoopie and others are going to host an F3 2.0 workout followed by a cookout at shelter #1. Workout start time TBD but shelter is rented in Roscoe’s name from 1500-1900 hours. (3PM-7PM)

Brainstorming the Gas House 1 year Anniversary workout/event for March 2016. If you have ideas, send them to Roscoe. Initial ideas involve an extended beat down, pork, and Boss Hog (No coincidence there).

We are looking for a permanent site Q for Gashouse venue on Saturdays. You would arrange Q’s for each Saturday and fill in when none are available. Step up and lead!

Closed with a prayer.

I am humbled by the turnout and the effort this morning. Always a pleasure!