17 Strong showed for a cool Saturday morning at Folsom. It’s been a month or so since my last Q. Last weekend at the Community Foundation Run, Sparky put it out there that he needed a Q for Saturday. I gave him the all too common response of, “I might be able to Q, let me check and I’ll get back to you”. A little later that day it was posted on the F3Folsom GroupMe that I was the Q next Saturday. FYI, the F3Folsom GroupMe is highly entertaining and addictive, so be careful! It was at this point that I realized I was the Q, so I needed to start planning. I also made a mental note to watch how I say things, in the future, to the site Q. This push to lead again is exactly what I needed. Through the week, I am working out of state in Kentucky the last couple months. So I could have easily turned down the opportunity and gave an excuse that I didn’t have the time. Thanks for the push Sparky! With YHC missing the weekday workouts because of work, I really look forward to the weekend workouts. Now being assigned the Q, I knew that I needed to deliver. There was talk of some long lost PAX showing up, so I was anticipating a good turnout. I was pumped about the workout and was able to get in some EC with Slaw befoehand. With it getting closer to time, and the PAX starting to roll in, here comes Sparky. At this point I thought we were late on the start time. Everyone was impressed, Sparky is 5 minutes early, gonna be a good day. 6:30 hits, lets roll, No FNG.
Morrocan Nightclubs – which seem like forever, thanks Blart
SSH, Hillbillies, Grass Pickers all x 15IC
Mosey to flag pole, Pledge, mosey back to parking lot
Coupon time! Each PAX are instructed to grab a coupon from Slaw or Sparkys truck, and head up to the tennis courts. Quick count off and partner up. 4 coupon exercises were called: 100 Triceps extension, 150 LBCs w/ block extension, 200 curls, 250 Thrusters(squat to overhead press). Each team of 2 PAX work together to reach the cumulative rep of each exercise.
- P1 does Triceps, P2 runs width of 1 tennis court and back while carrying coupon. Flapjack until reps complete
- P1 does LBCs w/ coupon, P2 runs width of 2 tennis courts while carrying coupon. Flapjack until reps complete
- P1 does Curls, P2 runs width 3 tennis courts w/ coupon, Flapjack until reps complete
- P1 does Thrusters, P2 runs width 4 tennis courts w/ coupon, Flapjack until reps complete.
Obviously in the development of my weinke , the exercises and # of reps look great. You want to give the PAX their $ worth. Then reality set in. It’s been a while since I’ve done Thrusters, and this one had to be modified drastically to 100 reps per team. Mumble Chatter was pretty high at this point, questioning the sanity of the Q.
Next on the list is one of YHC favorites! 11s performed on the tennis courts. Folsom has 6 tennis courts, so might as well take advantage of the space. PAX were told to stay with their partner. Exercises called are Burpees and Booyah Merkins(partner hand-slap merkin). Slaw was pumped as this point. Started with 10 Burpees at the start line and 1 Booyah Merkin on the far end. P1 and P2 will alternate carrying a coupon on the mosey between exercises. Carrying a coupon for that distance repeatedly is definitely a challenge. So I instructed the PAX that on each return trip down to do the Booyah Merkins to shorten the mosey an out of bounds line each time. We ended with 1 Burpee and 10 Booyah Merkins on the same side.
With time running low, lets get in some mary. I think the exercises called were Flutter Kicks, American Hammers, LBCs, and Dying Cockroaches. Time.
It was an honor to lead today. Sometimes we all just need that extra push. Keep posting!! You never know how much of an impact you may have on your fellow F3 brother. I know personally that the consistency of other PAX is what motivates me to continue to push the Rock. Thanks again for allowing me the opportunity to lead, it was a pleasure!