F3 Gastonia descended on Belmont this morning like vultures on roadkill. As YHC was driving in, multiple PAX were spotted at various places around town getting in some EC and at 15 minutes before time there was already a good sized crowd ready to go to work. Too many PAX to warmup along the road so let’s head down to the pad and get started. No FNG’s, so the short version of the disclaimer was given and we did a quick warmup; 5 Burpee’s, 10 Imperial Walker’s IC, 10 Plank Jacks IC and 5 more Burpee’s. Painlabbers go with Watts Up and Boot Campers follow YHC..
I’m not sure what Pain Lab did, but I am sure that Watts Up pushed them. Since he started in January he’s been all in. He’s been a Q at multiple AO’s, taken a Site Q position, posts almost every day and continues to be a true HIM.. I saw kettle bells and a battle rope and heard there might have been some hill work and bear crawls. The suck factor was probably high.
Bootcamp took the long way to the Pit where we partnered up for some Dora 1-2-3. YHC wanted to work the upper body pretty good so we did 100 Dirty Hookups, 200 Hip Slappers and 300 Merkins. One partner performs the exercise while the other runs the length of the parking lot and back. Mumble chatter was high during this part of the workout, all of it complimentary of the choice of exercises.
Stay with your partner for a little more wall work. One partner holds People’s Chair while the other runs across the lot and performs the set of exercises then flapjack.
Round 1 – 25 LBC’s
Round 2 – 25 Flutter kicks
Round 3 – 25 American Hammers
YHC’s time was up at this point and Pockets took over to finish us out. We moseyed over to Hawthorne Hill and Pockets called for a Triple Nickel. 5 Hillbilly’s at the bottom and 5 Squats at the top which was about 1/2 mile away. Again, the PAX praised Pockets for helping them get better running hills.
After the hill hill work we headed across the street for a sprint up the opposite side of Hawthorne and a zombie walk down Airline. Getting close to time at this point, so back to the Pad to meet up with Pain Lab for what we thought would be some Mary. Wrong! Pockets decided to call 5 Burpee’s about 10 times to finish up the workout.
Defib putting out a 40 day challenge to get ready for the holidays.
Sargento needs volunteers for Chili Cookoff Nov. 2nd
Pizza Man’s M injury
People battling addiction
Child named Thomas who lost his father
Breaker Breaker’s uncle – heart attack
Watts Up’s son
Tool Time 2.0 and Sly
Sledgeomatic’s run for office
Sister Act took us out.
After the workout YHC spoke for a few minutes on the importance of serving others. We are all more blessed than the majority of Earth’s population and we are called to live by the example Jesus set for us. Make a habit of putting others before yourself and serve with humility. A great leader is a better servant.
It was an honor to Q part of the workout and humbling to be asked to speak for the 3rd F portion. Thanks to Sister Act and Def Leppard for reaching out and allowing me to play a part in a great event. F3 Gastonia is loaded with HIM’s and as I looked around during the workout I realized what a privilege it is to get to know and spend time with each of you.