F3 Gastonia

Fitness, Fellowship, Faith

Author: Montross (page 1 of 9)

I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends

I pulled into the Schiele Museum parking lot just in time to see the end of the combined Painlab/Gashouse warmup! The morning wasn’t starting off the way I like it between spending some time pondering life on the throne and running a few minutes late! However, I was now at F3 with a truck full of cinder blocks so things were looking up. Well, so I thought!

Warmup: Not sure, I missed it. It was quick though…maybe 2 minutes tops? insert joke here

Thang:

We’ll start out by leaving the blocks in the truck and doing Route 66 Mike Tysons, lunge walking in between and doing Mike Tyson push-ups at every other line. Feel the burn in those quads! This is always a mumble chatter stopper and one of my ‘go-to’ exercises!

Next, Route 66 Squats, bear crawling between exercises and doing squats at every other line. It’s interesting when you do these exercises in a curved parking lot. The lines don’t exactly “line up” so we had to talk about. Some may have accused others of cheating but we all get along. Personally, I think it was the UNC fans who were cheating. It’s what they do!

Everyone on your six for some abs. After all the bear crawling and MTs, I figured it’s a good time to give the body a quick break
– LBCs 15 IC
– Rosalitas 15 IC
– Flutter Kicks 15 IC
– Big Boys – 10 OYO
– American Hammers 15 IC

Everyone grabs a block for curls – Carry your block and do 10 curls at every other line. Most hit 11 lines, some did 12.

Rinse and repeat with ‘Cinder Block Swings”, much like Kettlebell Swings – walk between every other line and do 10 swings. Rinse and repeat. We just went across the parking lot for around 6 or 7 lines.

Rinse and repeat, but this time with did 10 Squat Thrusters with the blocks at every other line. We also went across the parking lot once for about 6 or 7 lines.

We give the arms a quick break with some more ab work.
– LBCs 15 IC
– Rosalitas 15 IC
– Flutter Kicks 15 IC
– Big Boys – 15 OYO (by request from Rudolph, who was scorned afterward)
– American Hammers 15 IC

At this point, I had a round of Mary exercises with the blocks in mind, but I had blown through my weinke a bit faster than I had planned. On top of that, I haven’t done block work in a while and I was feeling pretty smoked on the block swings. Suddenly, almost out of nowhere, I believe it was Tube who mentioned how awful Yoga was in a recent workout. So, I asked him to take the lead and let’s do some Yoga. Rudolph stepped in and led us through about 5-10 minutes of Yoga poses. Frankly, I love doing Yoga, I’m just not comfortable enough with it to call it. IF you can’t tell it, this part is the reason I titled this backblast “Get By With a Little Help From My Friends”.

So we moved back to the blocks for some Mary. I was originally going to go through 20 to 1 but as we talked, I shifted directions a bit. I let every guy call his own exercises. We started with 20, then went to 15, then as the Go Ruck Training Team came through, I let them also jump in on calling exercises. We worked until the bells rang. Tricep extensions, upright rows, chest presses, and “pull overs”…I think that was the name…you lay on your back with the block over your head and pull it over your head to your chest, and we slid the block from the plank position. Crunch Frogs, Dying Cock Roaches also made an appearance. I know I missed an exercise in this list, but the guys were just taking turns coming up with the hardest stuff they had. It was great.

…and the bell tolls, it’s 8:00. We nameorama with the bootcampers and we’re out!

I was getting pretty smoked after the Squat Thrusters but the Yoga made a great opportunity to stretch out and catch my breath while continuing to work. I appreciate the warm welcome to Painlab once again and look forward to coming back out soon enough.

Five Year Anniversary Convergence Pre-blast

As many of you have heard, F3 Gastonia will our 5-year anniversary with a convergence on Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 7:00 am – 9:30 am at Martha Rivers Park. In a new twist, the event will start with a ruck workout followed by a boot camp workout. A light breakfast and 3rd F event will follow. We will have multiple Qs for each workout, similar to previous convergences. The F3 Nation “Troubadours” have been notified and we will have several guests attending from other regions.

For the ruck portion: If you don’t have a ruck bag or plate, talk to some of the guys at Diablo Sammich (Whoopee, HIPAA, Watts Up, etc.) or guys from Folsom like Roadie, Sparky, Huck, or Montross and we’ll help you out. Some men have expensive Go-Ruck bags and special plates, but any old backpack (preferably with a chest clip) filled with any kind of weights will work in a pinch. Typically 25-35 lbs per pack is standard, but ‘you vs. you’.

For the boot camp portion: Expect minimal running and maximum beat-down. If you aren’t a runner, don’t let boot camp scare you away. Expect a focus on bodyweight exercises and less emphasis on running. The goal is for EVERYONE to participate in both workouts!

Huck has reserved a shelter for us as well for breakfast and 3rd F. With the picnic table setups, there will be a lot of seating but throwing an extra lawn-chair in your car that morning may be a good idea ‘just in case’.

More details to come, but mark your calendars and spread the word!

Two Years and Counting

Two years fly by! Hard to believe it has been 2 years since my first post. It’s definitely one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I’ve improved in all 3F’s in the past 24 months and, as a result, I truly believe my life has improved! There is a huge value by being part of F3 so I’m always looking for ways to invite friends to join us and encouraging Kotters to get back at it.
Ratchet, who has been MIA for the better part of the past 6 months, is trying to get back into the routine and had the Q. He reached out to me last week asking if I’d pick up the Q for him. I’m always willing to Q and I told him absolutely, with one condition…he had to post. It was great to see him at Folsom this morning and living up to his end of the deal! Welcome back Kotter!
Warmup: SSH, Mountain Man Sheeterz, and Don Qs.

The Thang: We mosey to the flag, Bedpan leads some core work while I pickup the 6. Pledge and short mosey to the large parking lot at the park entrance.
Today, we’ll did the Zachary Tellier WOD in honor of a US soldier who died from gunshot wounds serving our country and fighting the Taliban. With the tensions in Iran right now and troops being deployed, it seemed a bit fitting to honor a soldier!
10 Burpees, run a lap around the parking lot.
10 Burpees, 25 Merkins, run a lap around the parking
10 Burpees, 25 Merkins, 50 Lunges, run a lap around the parking lot
10 Burpees, 25 Merkins, 50 Lunges, 100 LBCs, run a lap around the parking lot.
10 Burpees, 25 Merkins, 50 Lunges, 100 LBCs, 150 Squats, run a lap around the parking lot.
We mosey back to the parking lot. I had something else in mind but time was running short so I called an audible.
Superman-Ironmans – 10 IC
Flutter Kicks – 15 IC – I have recently found that flutter kicks are both more difficult and put less pressure on my lower back if I put my hands behind my head and put my upper body in a crunch. I realized this a few weeks ago doing little baby flutter kicks (the Freight special!). Several tried it and agreed. As with all of us, I’m not a professional! That being said, give it a try and see if it helps you.
Repeat both exercise. Time!

COT: Two 5k’s coming up – Jan 25th is a fund raiser for Lincolnton Middle School. Sign up! See Sparky for more details. Meet at Ingles Monday morning to run at 5:30 – be in Ingles by 6:00am for a little bible verse discussion and other 3rd F thangs! We’re just trying it out to see if there’s interest and see if we can make it a regular thing. Sparky and Wichita are leading the charge but I think this will catch on quickly! Be part of it! Prayer requests: Medicine Woman, Gumby surgery, our troops and the Iran tensions. I’m sorry if I’m forgetting any others, I should have made a note!

Moleskin: I could rattle on and on about all the great memories I have made in F3 and how great I believe F3 is. I’ll just keep it short and simple though and say Thanks! Thanks first to Sparky for inviting me and thanks to everyone I’ve met along the way that make F3 a great thing to be part of!

-Montross

Putting Aside Our Differences

There seems to be an on-going rivalry between the fleet-footed men of The Pub and the ground-pounders of FIAblow…I mean Diablo Sammich. General taunting from Whoopee and his gang of hoodlum elves seems to be a weekly thing! However, I was pleased to see the open invitation to join the ‘sumbritches’ from FIAblow…I mean Diablo….for breakfast at Waffle House.

The men from FIAblow…oops, darn it….Diablo pulled the velcro tight on their bright white New Balance orthopedics and mall-walked to Waffle House. 5 of the 7 HIMs from the Pub ran mostly uphill in freezing temps at a brisk pace to meet up with those ‘sumbritches’ for some fellowship, food, and drink.

It should be noted that head elf Whoopee’s jukebox selectiins started off as, shall we say, questionable. Fortunately, he listened to Boudin (the smart one from FIAblow…oops, gosh, I mean Diablo) and quit playing songs off his daughter’s Ipod.

I am still curious why they made the runners sit in the corner booth, segregated from the mutha ruckers. I suppose all of our manliness and handsome good looks were just too intimidating. We’ll try not to be so awesome next time Whoopee. Thanks for the invite though!

Announcements: convergence 12/28, rsvp for the Christmas party

-Montross

Montross Heads Into The Storm

Just like Drake, I’m going Back to Back. I had my first Q at Sandlot/Neverland/Dark Balls/Ya Mamas House yesterday. The cold rain kept us in the shelter so today, I figured I’d do a complete 180 and we were gonna move!

I arrived early to scope out the lay of the land and make last minute weinke adjustments. Seuss had hung the shovel flag with care, before off heading to Folsom and the land of facial hair. HIMs rolled in and it is 5:30 so let’s do some work! I didnrecycle.uesterdays Christmas Playlist. Here Is The Link!

Warmup: SSH 10 IC, Toy Soldiers 10 IC, Don Quixotes 7 IC. The 7 means nothing, I was just getting impatient. Let’s mosey to the school entrance.

The Thizzy-thang:
In full disclosure, the first 30 minutes of this Q were stolen from a Sister Act Q so you know it was hard!

Zachary Tellier Workout – in honor of a Charlotte man who was killed serving our country. A real HIM, for sure!

10 Burpees, run a lap around the parking lot and round-about.
10 Burpees, 25 Merkins, run a lap around the parking lot and round-about. (I heard a train sometime during this set…noted)
10 Burpees, 25 Merkins, 50 Lunges, run a lap around the parking lot and round-about.
10 Burpees, 25 Merkins, 50 Lunges, 100 LBCs, run a lap around the parking lot and round-about.
10 Burpees, 25 Merkins, 50 Lunges, 100 LBCs, 150 Squats, run a lap around the parking lot and round-about.

A few of the faster men started an extra round as the 6 finished up. Good work! Short mosey to the side of the school.

5 burpees for the train earlier.

Elevens across half the parking lot featuring Big Boy Situps and Flutter Kicks

We have a few more minutes so circle up for Mary. It’s Christmas Eve and I Qd a 12 Days of Christmas theme yesterday so I went back to it here. We went around the circle calling core exercises. The only limit was we needed to do 12. We went just a bit over but 8 guys called exercises including American Hammers,Mountain Climbers, Windshield Wipers, Freddie Mercuries, 6 Shooters, some kinda roll-up crunch voodoo Top Hat cooked up, and others.

Time!

Announcements: convergence 12/28 at Gashouse, RSVP for the Christmas party 1/4 (and vote for superlatives), Midoriyama is closed today, Prison Break and Snoballs are open). Pray for Dry Rub and his M, Medicine Woman, Huck, Montross’s neighbor (lost his Dad), families at Christmas. YHC took us out in prayer.

I mentioned it during CoT but will point it out here too: keep those who are struggling at Christmas in your prayers. So many people in our communities struggle with strained family relationships, split homes, financial struggles, and memories of those who have passed. Be kind to them and pray for them. That being said, if anyone dosen’t have plans around Christmas, you are welcome to join me and my family tonight for dinner in Bessemer City. Just text me or DM me on Slack! I promise you won’t be the only non-family member there and you are welcome. There are always friends that don’t have other plans there. Merry Christmas!!!!

-Montross

12 Days of Christmas on a Rainy Day

As I checked out the forecast a few days ago, I started regretting having signed up to Q. I am ok with cold. I am ok with rain. I hate cold rain. Oh well, rock pushing ain’t easy. My plan: stay as dry as possible! I put my weinke together, laid out the clothes, and took to Slack to see Short Sale has the Q at Mt Hollywood. I proceed to rib him and remind him of the time he overslept and fartsacked his Folsom Q.

Yes, this is foreshadowing.

4:30, 4:45, and 5:00 a.m. pass and YHC is still sound asleep. I am not sure what happened but I awoke at 5:07 and I live 20 minutes away from Martha Rivers. This is no bueno! I know Pappy will be there so I ask him to cover some warmups for me. I am out the door about 5:13. I arrive about 5:32. Not too bad! Fortunately, I planned ahead.

We have an FNG so I give a quick disclaimer and I give Slaw my speaker and phone to carry the tunes. Mariah’s All I want For Christmas is blasting as we jailbreak to the nearest picnic shelter. I have my weinke written on a piece of cardboard but it is dark and there are no lights. All good though, I prepared and packed my shop light.

Christmas songs play as we repeat a 12 exercise circuit. Sing it with me to the tune of 12 Days of Christmas…

12 American Hammers
11 Monkey Humpers
10 Mountain Climbers
9 Imperial Walkers
8 Big Boy Situps
7 Superman-Ironmans
6 Jumping Squats

5 REGULAR MERKINS

4 Backwards Lunges
3 Plank Jacks
2 LBCs
And a Merkin and a Burpee

We ended up doing all exercises in cadence except Big Boys and Jump Squats. We also changed to 10 LBCs IC and increased the Merkin and Burpee count at the end of each circuit. We completed 6 circuits. Each guy counted different exercises, no rest until the end. Then, for Slaw, we finished with 10 Merkins and 10 Burpees!

Welcome Chad Carper to F3! He is the principal at WC Friday and is now known as Belding. He was invited to Folsom!

Today’s Christmas Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5zlfnAtzQbmiffUTSA1h6n?si=Q_h9OgCkQMmFabuCAW75nQ

Announcements:
Convergence Saturday 12/28 at Gashouse (Schiele Museum at 7), RSVP for the After Christmas party on 1/4, the Pub will meet as ususal and mosey to Waffle House to meed up with the sumbritches from Diablo Sammich at Waffle House for some 2nd F, Midoriayama closed Tuesday, Prison Break will decide today (check Slack), Defib leading workout Wednesday at Snoballs (Martha Rivers Park) at 530 am, New Years Murph at 7 am at Martha Rivers. Prayer requests- Dry Rub’s M, Stinky Bird’s baby is 1!!! (Praise), my neighbor’s family, famalies amd those whonare struggling at Christmas. Pappy led us in prayer.

Uncharacteristically Late BB

I almost forgot to write this backblast! I was still sore from Qing The Yank days earlier so we focused on cardio. We covered about 2 miles. Show to know. Welcome Dry Dock!

Bringing a Little Folsom to The Yank

This week, my personal quest to Q all AOs in F3 Gastonia took me to Belmont. Now we all know Belmont is a little different than good ol’ Dallas. It is true that many call Belmont the “fancy-side of Gastonia”. Dallas most definitely is not, but that is ok with me. I did, however, feel obliged to be sure a little Folsom (Dallas) was incorporated into my Q. Simply put, I am bringing cinder blocks!

I am a big fan of Sargento’s 123 day streak of album covers on Twitter and, to draw out the natives, I announced I would also bring a playlist featuring only songs from Sargento’s albums from Twitter. There may have never been a more diverse playlist used at an F3 workout. We had it all from Alan Jackson, DJ Magic Mike, and Metallica to Milli Vanilli, Smashing Pumpkins, and Outkast. I threw the playlist on shuffle so, unfortunately, we did not get to hear The Beach Boys, James Brown, or David Allan Coe. Maybe next time. Here is a link to the playlist, BTW Ode to Sargento Playlist

Onto the workout, 13 HIMs posted for this beatdown! Lets go!

Warmup:
Train – 5 burpees (Slaw was probably smiling about that one)
SSH – 10-ish In Cadence
Toy Soldiers – 10 IC
High-Low Plank and stretching
Lets mosey!

The thang:
We mosey just down the street to a spot I stashed my truck. Everyone grabs a block, I grab my boombox, and off we go. I originally planned to use the pit for this workout but, as luck would have it, it was full of bouncy houses and other such things for the Girls On The Run 5k. No problem, we will work out in the street.

I call an ol’ Folsom favorite and, more specially, a Sparky favorite! 20 to 1! 20 each curls, overhead presses, squats, and chest presses. Then 19, then 18, etc until 0. If you want to put the block down, go ahead but you must take a 5 burpee penalty. I demonstrated the “Folsom Get-up”, which several including Gump, Bedpan, and Buckeye took advantage of and celebrated by bumping blocks (because putting the blocks down to fist-bump would cost 5 burpees!). We rotated counting until we finished. Once we got to 4, I moved us in nto rapid-fire mode. Blocks back in the truck and we mosey to a parking lot behind Old Stone. Thanks Buckeye for the assist with the boombox.

Next, one of my go-to exercises when I really want to bring the pain. Frankly, there were some tough guys in this group and I knew they wanted it! Route 66 Mike Tysons. We all suffered. I think Roscoe did an extra set. Gump was an animal. Things you’d expect from them.

We had a few more minutes and I am not done yet!
LBCS – 25 IC
Flutter Kicks (with hands behind your head) – 15 IC (most at least tried it….totally changes them vs hands under your butt)
American Hammers – 15 IC
Repeat all 3 exercises.

Still not done, we shall work thru the bell! We hit the wall for:
Dirty Hookups – 20 IC (frankly, I just did them until I noticed people were quiting)
Balls To The Wall – again, until I saw people quitting
Dirty Hookups – 10 IC (I was done, everyone else was too)
5 burpees for good measure.
Pledge.
Time!

Announcements:
Orangeman runs with a group of guys (not F3 but all are welcome)- they meet to ryn thru McAdenville Tuesday @7pm at Food Lion by Burger King on 74. F3 has a ruck thru the lights on Wed. Meet at McAdenville Elementary. Pay Montross, Stroganoff, or Breaker for the P200, Service Ruck upcoming with Freight. The Yank will also start at 630 next week due to another 5k. Prayer requests- MW, HUCK, BROKE’S M, DRY RUB’s M, TIGERS DAD, students with exams, Gumps student. YHC took us out in prayer.

Moleskin:
I think my mission was accomplished! I have been sore for 2 freakin’ days and I am sure a few others are too! It was nice getting over to Belmont to Q and I will be back at some point. We had some good chatter, particularly about Sargento’s peculiar squat form. I was a little surprised I didnt hear more chatter from Tesla, though he did have a few comments at the end. I hear he likes to chatter and I was more than willing to do a little jawin’ with him! You may have noticed, I kinda dig that! Good guys over in Belmont though! I appreciate many of you who helped me out while I was Site Q at Folsom and I am trying to return the favor!

Also, BOS may have the best name in F3. I asked him where he got the name. He points to his feet and says “Big Orange Shoes”. Props to whomever came up with that!!!!

-Montross

Gashouse VQ

While I’ve Q’d more times than Shawn Kemp has kids (that’s a big number guys), I have never actually Q’d Gashouse before. Thanks to Linus for putting me on the schedule as I slowly but surely make my way around to Q every AO in F3 Gastonia. You know what would have been even better? If Linus had actually posted. That’s for another day though!

I arrived about 15 minutes early to take a quick EC mosey and scope out sites for the workout. As I made my way across the street I found a nice hill, a nice long stretch of flat land, and, of course, the Grier Middle School track. This will do. I head back to Gashouse to wait for the PAX.

Evidently, my watch is 3-4 minutes faster than the ‘official’ Gashouse time so we got started a bit early. No FNGs so there will be no one named Minivan today. We worked through a quick warm-up including some grass pickers, shoulder/chest stretches, and high/low planks that turned into the slowest Merkins you’ve ever seen. The “benches” head off to Painlab as 3 others HIMS take the red pill and head off to read “Montross’s Nursery Rhymes for HIMs”, written by…well….by me.

Quick mosey to church because we want to focus on 3rd F today. Actually, not quite. At least not at this moment. Let’s read, shall we. Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack jump over the candlestick…elevens featuring Mike Tysons (no curb because this is for HIMs, Stroganoff) and jump squats. Whoopee is a beast and keeps pushing me the whole time (and through the whole workout, in fact).

Another quick mosey across parking lots to a parking lot with a nice hill just above the Library. More reading. Jack and Jill went up the hill…..turns out they did a triple nickel on that hill with 5 burpees on one end and 5 American Hammers in cadence on the other end.

We play F3 Frogger as we cross Garrison Blvd to Grier and the track. I’m not going to go through all of the rhymes here (show to know, homie), but we did alternating partner wheel-barrels, bear crawls, partner carries, high knees, butt kickers, karaokee, sprinting (well, sprint-ish), and mosey. We also got in a round of Jacked Up before moseying back to Gashouse for 1 minute AMRAP burpees, a lap around the parking lot, and more AMRAP burpees as the “benches” joined us.

My clock was running out so we alternated a round of Mary. I thought time had expired but evidently the bells at the church signal the end of a Gashouse workout so more Mary. Finally, the bell tolls 8:00 (at 8:03 according to my watch) and we’re done!

Announcements: Christmastown 5k 11/30, P200 March 27-28 (begin collecting $ after Thanksgiving), Starkville and San Quentin in Dallas, NC – each Monday and Friday at 6 pm! YHC took us out in prayer.

Parting shots:

Stroganoff, we don’t need a curb to do Mike Tysons. The Nantan was REALLY regretting his EC ruck when I called the wheel-barrels and bear crawls.

Whoopee is looking good…well, as good as he can with what he has to work with….looks like he’s lost at least 10 lbs (probably more) since I last saw him. The challenges are paying off! I got a ‘maybe’ out of him for the P200. Get on him guys!

JJ had on his signature Bobcats/Carolina/Clemson/Cal/Cherryville hat on today. It is always good to see JJ! I feel like we’re connected somehow. Maybe it’s because he’s such a big Duke fan like myself? Ok, maybe not. It’s probably since we both led off the P200. He was a bit faster last year, but I’m planning to run stride for stride with you this year!

-Montross

Everyone is Following Broke!

It was a great morning at Prison Break. Tater Hole picked back up on his running this morning after recovering from the Tuna.
Great to see a self-proclaimed non-runner back at it this morning! Kingpin made his first post at Prison Break (if you haven’t met him yet, Gumby EH’d him, he showed up a little over a month, ago and has been going strong ever since). Roadie and Ratchet were there in all their Kotter glory! Welcome back fellas! Many familiar faces as well. We left a few minutes late as, understandably, we had to catch up with some Kotters and make sure Kingpin knew where to go!

Broke bolted out of Ingles with Montross, Tater Hole, and Bedpan not far behind. My intention was to keep pace with Broke as long as I could, hopefully until we ran into the Kotters, and then I’d slow down and run back in with those guys. Broke was rollin’ and I stayed within 20-30 yards of him for about 2 miles. I looked over my shoulder and both Bedpan and Tater Hole were doing the same, about 30-ish yards behind me. I was really impressed by their effort and it goes to show what hard work over a long period of time can do. Flash back to early 2019 and 8 minute splits weren’t even on Bedpan or Tater’s radar. Those guys have put in work this year! They did it this morning though.

Broke continued killing it, but the rest of us turned off and ran back to Ingles with Roadie and Kingpin. I got behind Roadie around Jack in the Box and stayed about 5 feet behind him all the way. I knew he would push through and my man did not disappoint, pushing through fatigue and not stopping until Ingles. I’m quite sure he was cursing me the whole way and may have turned around to whip my ass if he hadn’t been so tired!

Though he was about 5 minutes late and we missed him at the start, Ratchet pops up at Ingles minutes after we got back. He had told me he would post so, needless to say, I was really excited to see him show up and out of breath from running. It sounds like he decided to run down Struggle Street, but he got some work in and covered about 2 miles. Good work from a guy trying to get back into the groove after a few months away.

Props to Pappy. He didn’t run today but, in case you don’t know it, he has been battling plantar fascists for a while now. It was good to see him out there rucking and being smart about things! Both Volt and the Douche Canoe had to get to work, but it was nice to pass by them as we made laps around Gaston College. For the record, Volt was only 15-20 seconds behind the Canoe. I don’t know what that means, just putting it out there!

Last note before I go. As soon as Roadie picked himself off the pavement, he raises his hand and says he is a hard commit for the P200. Minutes later, Kingpin also committed to run. What a way to finish off a good morning.

Announcments: Christmastown 5k, Christmas Party January 4 @ Lewis Farm (email for RSVP is coming soon – M’s and girlfriends are welcome, but don’t bring both!). Huck and Roadie were specifically mentioned as I took us out in prayer.

Moleskin: I have told everyone for as long as I can remember that I’m not a runner. I’m still not a runner. However, signing up and taking the Q for the P200 has gotten me motivated. Like most of us, I need a goal to work toward. I have been doing bootcamp rather consistently all year but I can tell my conditioning isn’t quite as good as it was around April. So, I’m running more. I think others are the same way. I am seeing guys pick up their posting and their work as the commit to the P200 and that excites me. Huck, though he missed his alarm this morning, has been on it recently and is getting in a groove. You can see the re-invigoration. Roadie committed today because he wants something to work toward (and because he loves 2nd F thangs). Tater is continuing that trend he has been working on and I don’t know if he realizes it yet, but he’ll be running 5-6 mile legs at the P200 in March! Bedpan told his mom that he want’s P200 registration for Christmas. What that means to me is BP thinks being part of something is more important to him than a physical gift. It’s good stuff and, if you haven’t run a relay, you should definitely consider it. If you aren’t quite ready to run, we will need a few drivers as well.

-Montross

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