• When: 03/13/2018
  • QIC: Def Leppard
  • PAX: Wojo, Tool Time, Ash Pond, Blart, Two Stroke, Swimmer, Broke, Canteen, Freight, Edison, (FNG) Finch, Sparrow, Billy Madison, Roadie, Defib, Tyson, Def Leppard.

17 Strong today at Midoriyama for an old man Q. I haven’t Q’d in a while so it was great to be back on a sunny but cool afternoon. An FNG (Anthony Guida) so disclaimer was given. Edison in the house! Great to see him. Swimmer got in some EC on the mountain bike before we started. Sister Act has fled the state. Slaw was not there. Someone said Sandy V but I told them it was work related.

Warm Up, SSH x10, Arm Circles Forward and Reverse, Don Q’s x 10, Around this point was the obligatory no shirt scene by Ash Pond (sometimes its Slaw). It always happens, we’ve just learned to deal with it. Squats x 10, attempts were made to disrupt the counts but YHC had laser focus and didn’t miss any. There seemed to be extra mumblechatter about age, walking canes, being senile and arthritis but YHC had to block all that out. Pledge.

The Thang: Mosey to Dog Park Hill. I decided to combine Hill Sprints with BLIMPS. Crowd favorite! Several unfavorable comments were hurled at YHC but we proceeded with the plan.

Burpees x 10, Sprint the hill, touch the fence, sprint back down.

LBC’s x 20, Hill.

Imperial Walkers x 30, Hill.

Merkins x 40, Hill. Started feeling it about here.

Plank Jacks x 50, Hill. YHC was gasping.

Squats x 60, Hill. No mumblechatter now I noticed.

Circle Up for a count to be sure all 17 survived. We did.

Mosey to the playground, Billy Madison led Flutter Kicks waiting on the six.

5 chinup/pullups, 15 Dips, 3 Sets. Ouch! This was the point where several passing vehicles (even a police car) and Tool Time seemed to be gawking at Canteen. He does have perfect form on those pullups as does Defib. It’s quite disgusting and motivating at the same time!

Mosey back to Turd Shack 2 near the soccer fields for some wall work. Huckleberry would approve! It went something like this, I think.

Hip Slappers x 7

Hip Slappers x 7, LBC’s x 7

Hip Slappers x 7, LBC’s x 7, Low, Slow Squats x 7

Hip Slappers x 7, LBC’s x 7, Low, Slow Squats x 7, Merkins x 7

Hip Slappers x 7, LBC’s x 7, Low, Slow Squats x 7, Merkins x 7, LBFC’s x 7.

AYG back to the flag.

AW Tozer said “The driver on the highway is safe, not when he reads the signs but when he obeys them.” It is not enough to know the right way to live but we must strive to live the right way.


3rd F Forge Wednesdays 6:30 pm Grits and Greens in Lowell. Come and eat and have a great Bible study.

2nd F at Growlers Thursday 7 pm, Check with Sargento for a headcount.

Saturday, March 24th, 7:00 am Convergence at Folsom for all Saturday workouts. Whoopee, Freight and Tool Time Q and Painlab will be there.

Sat. April 7th, F3 Gaston Relay, Everyone please sign up. There will be a group for you.

Sat. April 14th, Community Foundation 5K, F3 and Speed for Need will be representing.

Prayer Requests: Wojo’s sister got great news about her health, my son Logan who is going through a lot with his seizure disorder. Guys on the IR.


** Great to see so many guys out today. It was great to have an FNG, named by his friend Sparrow, “Finch” after Jenny Finch because he is a pretty good softball pitcher. He pushed hard all workout. We didn’t run as much as my usual Q but we worked the upper body pretty well (over 400 reps) and still managed 1.7 miles or so. Billy Madison talked about the 3rd F Faith being what drew him to F3 at a time when he really needed it and how everyone should try to put a little 3rd F into each workout. As most know, I agree 100% with that and always do when YHC Q’s. Great to see the guys I haven’t seen in a while. Thanks to Tool Time and Tyson for picking up the six. Thanks for the push!