• When: 02/03/2016
  • QIC: Godfather and JK2
  • PAX: Godfather (co-QIC), Whoopee, T-Square, JK2 (co-QIC), Bud, Monk, Linus, Spiderman, Bandit, Drone, Stroganoff

11 of F3 Gastonia’s finest gathered in the parking lot of the future site of Pelican’s Snoballs (gotta love Italian Ice) for a tag team beat-down from Godfather and JK2, who was leading his Virgin Q. While it may have been his first time, JK2 seemed to be at ease when leading this morning. The forecasts promised rain, but the PAX received a reprieve by the time the work out began. Unfortunately, the rain would not hold out for long as everyone was drenched by the end.

The beatdown started with JK2 and proceeded as follows…

Pledge of Allegiance

Warm-Up (IC)

  • Side-Straddle Hop x25
  • Carolina Dry Dock x30
  • Moroccan Night Club x25
  • Don Quixote x15
  • Imperial Walker x15

Mosey from the Parking Lot down the side walk and to the end of the other Parking Lot

Partner up for Dora 1-2-3

  • 100 Merkins
  • 200 Squats
  • 300 Flutter Kicks
  • P1 runs down the side-walk to a flag pole and back while P2 completes exercises on aggregate.

Switch to Godfather aka El Padrino:

Eleven’s – One side of the parking lot is Merkins and the other side is Squats.

Journey Back to the Lot

  • Mosey to Light Pole 1
  • Zombie Walk to Light Pole 2
  • Mosey to Light Pole 3
  • Backwards Zombie Walk to Light Pole 4
  • Mosey to Light Pole 5
  • Bounding to Light Pole 6
  • Mosey to Light Pole 7 (street-level)

Partner-Up. P1 Bear Crawls as far as he can while P2 Lunges beside him. Switch as needed.

Back at the Start:

  • Ring-of-Fire/Wave of Merkins (5…4…3…2…1)

Finally, there was just enough time for… 5 Burpees OYO


  • Continue to use the 2F survey (see Twitter) to express your ideas for Second F activities.
  • Training for the Yeti continues.
  • Shirts for the Backyard Brawl continue to be pre-sold on the website until February 10.


#MarthasHouse, regrettably, has become a work out that I’ve grown to avoid due to the more mobile nature of the Q’s who typically lead there. Although we didn’t move nearly as much as I’m sure has been done in the past, it felt good to be back at this AO.

T-Claps are in order to JK2 for stepping up and leading this morning. I happily extend an invitation to any of the PAX who haven’t Q’d yet to join me any time I’m listed to lead a work out.

A Note on the Title of this BB: “The Rains of MarthasHouse” is a nod to an episode of Game of Thrones called “The Rains of Castemere”; however, the Rains in the GoT episode were actually a family, not the salty wet stuff that makes our clothes heavy. Another fun fact: “The Rains of Castemere” was the episode with the Red Wedding if anyone’s ever heard of that.

I’m having a crisis of identity at the moment, and I wanted to extend some gratitude to you gentlemen for supporting me as I transition from Godfather to El Padrino.

JB aka Godfather aka El Padrino