F3 Gastonia

Fitness, Fellowship, Faith

Day: September 2, 2019

Where’s the Q?

YHC was scheduled to Q this morning at The Storm. Notification was sent out on Twitter, weinke was prepared, and YHC set alarm early for some EC. Everything was ready to go and looking forward to a good beatdown.

Tuesday morning, alarm goes off. Uh oh! it is 5:30am, YHC set alarm for PM, not AM, and if it wasn’t for the M’s alarm, I may still be sleeping. Jumped up, changed clothes, and out the door I went. That had to be the fastest YHC has gotten ready for bootcamp.

Showed up at The Storm, not really sure if anyone would still be there. Well, there were several cars, but didn’t see anyone. Parked the car, placed the shovel flag in the ground and looked around for everyone. There they were, up by the school. Sprinted to the meet them and Timeframe had taken the lead to Q since YHC was fartsacking.

Timeframe finished out the workout. We ran, did called exercises, and ran again.

Finished up back at the Shovel Flag with some Mary…..



Prayer request:

  • Dirt’s son and daughter-in-law traveling back to school
  • Lynn Hamm and Family
  • Breaker Breaker’s mom

TimeFrame took us out in prayer.


Thanks Timeframe for stepping up and leading while YHC stumbled alarm clock issues..



Pavilion Chili Cookoff Pre-Blast

Bathrooms coming soon to the Pavilion!

The Rotary Centennial Pavilion has been home to the F3 Downtown workout since July of 2015, a few short months after the F3 Gastonia launch.  E4 was the original site Q before he handed it off to the elusive Spiderman who then turned over the reins to Bedpan.  By my calculations, F3 has posted over 200 Friday workouts at the Pavilion besides running through the site during our three 50 mile relays.

The big cheese, Sargento, happens to be the Nantan of the Gastonia Rotary Club this year.  Both Gastonia Rotary Clubs are raising money to install public bathrooms at the Pavilion soon.  Bathrooms would be a great thing for downtown as well as for any F3 PAX who routinely run late to the workout due to those “emergencies”.  (you know who you are)

To raise money for the bathrooms, the Gastonia Rotary Club is hosting a Chili Cook Off on November 2nd of this year.  I am aware that you should probably have bathrooms installed before eating chili but I am not in charge.  There are four levels of sponsorships, with $1000.00 being the “Four Alarm” sponsor.  I propose giving back to the Pavilion and raising money for this cause.  F3 Gastonia can assist in raising money for the bathrooms and if we meet our goal sooner rather than later we will be recognized in all advertisements and social media, leading to more exposure for F3 and hopefully draw in some FNG’s.

I am calling on all site Q’s to collect donations from PAX throughout the month of September until we reach our goal of $1000.00.  PAX may contribute cash or checks (made payable to the Rotary Club of Gastonia).  The good news is Diablo Sammich has already said they were going to raise $100, and that was immediately countered with a $150 pledge from the PUB.  The Coconut Horse then said they would raise $151.

The purpose will be to raise awareness of F3Gastonia and support the community through adding an amenity to the premier Friday AO in our region.

This initiative is “Nantan approved” as well as “Site Q approved”.  If each PAX that posts contributes something we should reach our goal in short order.  F3 is free so there is no obligation to give but Site Q’s please take up the collections and let’s hit this goal and put F3Gastonia on more men’s radars in our region.



Here, There, and Everywhere

7 pax out for Labor Day weekend Q at Crossroads and Q Source on  “Candor”.

Broke took off..then Leppard was out of the gate, and I’m in the parking lot thinking I may have to run alone since my consistent running buddy is on retreat. Then Oopmah and Bedpan come in and ran together; I say I’ll run with Blart, but he hangs back to get his watch to sync; so I take off. Thankful when Pizzaman caught up to me and pulled me around Dallas.

Oompah left after the run, and Mayor joined us for Q Source.

We missed you, SA and Freight.. off on a retreat of his own to ponder a new decade. Happy Birthday!!

Prayer Requests:

Huck and his family

Dry Rub-Death of his step-mom

People traveling

Leppard took us out in prayer.

Thanks everyone for the participation!! Thankful for you all!



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