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Who needs a map?

Monk asked me to Q the Pub about a month ago. This was my first chance to do so due to my schedule. Be careful what you ask for. Some PAX had done extracurricular work earlier in the week and it was said that their arms “hurt too much to run”. YHC says there is no such thing! #sandyv

Pledge of Allegiance

Mosey, in fellowship formation, through the neighborhood where PTL, Spud and probably others live. The PAX was concerned that YHC didn’t know where we were going. Pfftt! As if!!! It was a pretty twisty, turning route, I’ll give you that. That’s why we had an experienced guide and a map men. Also I figured that because it was uncharted territory for most we would probably stay together. This was the case which allowed for a high degree of conversation, banter and encouragement. It was almost like a 2nd F event, my specialty. We finally made it back to the start. Great work men!

Announcements: Several 4th of July events out of region

Prayer Requests: college kids preparing for the journey, Boudin’s son’s shoulder

COT

No Merkins and Mosey

I had the honor to Q at The Black Knight on Monday, and the pain was  dealt through a heavy dose of Merkins.  However, this was The Pub so that meant there would be no Merkins on the menu.

I showed up a few minutes before 0530 to find Defib stretching.  A minute or so later Diva walked up.  It was 0530 and time to go.

I didn’t get too creative with the route so we took the journey down Hoffman, through Gardner Park, and back down Armstrong Park Rd.  Diva was wearing some sort of lighted vest that made him look part Avenger / part Power Ranger.  Once we hit Armstrong Park Rd, I started to think that vest was a jet pack or contained some sort of energy boost.  Diva took off like he was shot out of a cannon.  We’d finally catch him once he stopped back at the Publix parking lot.

Thanks to both men for the push and conversation to make the time go by.  It had been too long since I posted at The Pub so thanks to Monk for the encouragement to Q.

Until next time.

Monk, you or me?

Last week, Monk asked me to Q at the Pub this morning so I agreed and pulled in early eagerly to see an empty parking lot.  Hmmm, I thought to myself table for 1?  After a few minutes here come the HIM’s.   Whoopee barrel rolled out of his truck into the merkin position to knock out his 10,000 for the month.

No FNG’s so we started down Hoffman and I was at the point.  About an 1/8 of a mile I was at the six with Roscoe who was kind enough to hang with me since I am not a runner (but will be someday).  What I failed to tell Roscoe was that I challenged myself to run 4 miles under a 10/min pace.  Well at the halfway point I turned around and Roscoe kicked it into gear to catch up with the others.  We all made it back

During the run, Monk forgot that I was Q and took over, or else he didn’t like where things were going.  )      We said the pledge and he closed out the COT.

 

Here is what you need to know.  Yesterday at Snoballs, Whoopee mentioned that everyone should challenge themselves, whether it is to train for a marathon or work on pull-ups or lose weight.  The only time I listed to him was then and so this morning was my challenge.   Last week I had to walk several times during the 5 mile run so this week I fought it and won.   Best last was 8:52, for me that’s Usain Bolt like.  Thanks for the push everyone.

 

Pub, fun was had…

I pulled up in the lot around 4:55 to get in some extra credit and noticed about 30 M’s going out for a run. Although this has been a regular occurrence but yet I still wonder why we do not see a FIAnation.com group in Gastonia. Is it the case that Gastonia just can’t make this happen just like F3? But, if they decide and the word get spread around it would be our job to assist and educate on the way these work. It would be there job to find 10 females that are ready and willing to start FIA in the Gastonia area. I have mentioned to many but have not found the correct person I guess to take the ball and make it happen. So talk to your M’s and any athletes you find and invite them to there website.

The Thang:

5am I ran until the pax showed up for a slow extra credit.

5:30am the pax showed and we ran. I announced our trip to the Halfpipe and that we would do 3 trips back and forth before coming back. Just to be interrupted with a huge whining voice saying “I was not mentally prepared for the Halfpipe”

Of coarse after that the same person took off at a great pace and knocked the hell out of the run.

650 elevation and it was huge fun.

The Moleskin:

Pray for Oompa’s father.

Pray for the Self family and all around this family.

Monday at the Black Knight is the convergence and the Murph. It will be Q’ed by the ever great Whoopee.

Gastone Out!

 

Sweat Box Delirium

Warm-up:

 

NONE

Pledge

The Thang:

7 men went out for some fellowship and a mosey ….some did 4+ miles some did 5 some did more …. all got out of the fartsack and made each other better and all forgot where they were….

 

COT

Announcements – SpeedForNeed Memorial day Race, Memorial Day Murph at Black Knight  7 am, May 19 ( This Saturday) 2.0 Friendly workout at Folsom, Pain Lab traveling to Folsom this Saturday

Prayers-

Sargento’s M traveling, F3Sly and his fellow soldiers in Afghanistan

Proverbs 27:

17Iron sharpens iron,
and one man sharpens another.

 

 

Tool Time

Went for a Hefty run!

6 men came out for the Pub Run.

The Thang:

We ran 5 miles, some ran less but pushed the rock, and some had a ruck pack on. JK2 and Gastone arrived early for extra credit but did not see each other until start time.

The Moleskin:

I changed the route today because I can which caused Diva and Tooltime to run with myself and Stroganoff because they would have gotten lost. It was a nice fellowship pace until they figured out how to get back.

Prayers for Stroganoff’s son who is figuring things out, JK2’s Father, Def Leopard and his travels, and some more but I can remember everything.

Thanks for the opportunity to Q Monk, we will see you soon,

Gastone Out!

The Pub – Watch out for that Curb

11 HIMs pushed the rock for some moseying and rucking.

9 Ran (one was attacked by the curb near the start….I won’t name that individual but it rhymes with fiva).

7 for 5; 2 for 3

2 rucked (one with an impressive old school pack)

It was fun.  A great way to start a day full of opportunities to impact others.

Thanks for the push.

Until the next one.  Aye!

Stroganoff

The Pub

Warm-up:

 

NONE

Pledge

The Thang:

8 men went out for some fellowship and a mosey ….some did 3 miles some did 5 all got out of the fartsack and made each other better

 

COT

Announcements – Third F quarterly Event this  Friday at 7 ,SpeedForNeed at the Community Foundation 5k this Saturday

Prayers-

JK2’s father, Monks Conference this weekend, F3Sly and his fellow soldiers in Afghanistan

Proverbs 27:

17Iron sharpens iron,
and one man sharpens another.

 

 

Tool Time

5 miler – All hale to Short Sale!

It was a brutal run if I’m being humbly honest with how great of a job I did, I mean come on – I’m Sargento – the Big Cheese. Great things are expected of me and I’m here to deliver. So I designed a challenging course to mosey from Publix to Martha River’s Park and back – just a little over 5 miles. To my astonishment, I learned from Defib this was not a virgin voyage, but there are only so many routes from the center spoke of The Pub. It was a mixed crew of various levels but no disclaimer was provided – everyone knows to run at your own peril, right? So 0530 hit and we were off at a torrid pace. Defib is in the home stretch of his marathon training and I’m working up for a half-thon (that is a code name us runners like to throw around when we talk shop). Yeah, I’ve got a lot of options for my next “thon” – probably going to get on the road to Waco – not Texas but Cleveland County – I’ve always wanted to run by the fair and maybe grab a turkey leg – kind of like the Krispy Kreme run in Raleigh – of course that is a meager five mile run and not a “thon.” But that brings me back to this backblast. I was completely amazed that Short Sale sprinted ahead of me and Defib. Let it be known that I personally recruited him to run the Tuna last year and put him in the Emotional Headlock once again for this Fall’s Bourbon Chase and I secretly pushed him to the 2nd most miles of the entire race (second only to YHC of course!) but even more than our secret weapon QWEEESH. So it was like one of those proud papa moments to see the little seed I’ve cultivated shoot past me on the run. But like the first time Queso beat me in basketball – wait no one is supposed to know that…but it was like that moment (lucky three point shot by my boy). So I suggested to Defib I should catch him because I was in fact The Q and the Q leads, not follows. The Q does not follow! Defib said I should leave because he was patronizing me as he really wanted to perform the Burpee Mile and I was annoying him. So he started doing burpees and I took off. I finally caught my young protégée as he arrived at the entrance to Snoballs (site of my Wednesday Q – anyone else go 5 days in a row? Oh, sorry Mr. Gastone…anyone else attempt 5 straight Q’s? As Charlie Sheen once said “winning!”). I’m nearly out of breath having run a 5 minute mile pace. Mr. Sale suggests we do an ab set since we had time. So we plop down in the Snoballs parking lot and do flutter kicks until the others arrive. Stroganoff was so proud to see his favorite exercise employed, he joins us for a few and then Gastone challenges us to perform 100. I check my watch and realize it is 0555 and we’ve got to get back to the AO. As the natural leader I announce it is time to head back. We begin at a slower pace, obviously recovering from our ab set. I had no more shared the words “let’s pick up…” before Mr. Sale once again took off in an impressive sprint. The rest of us could do nothing but be amazed. I reach the crest of the hill left of the new Harris Teeter and Short Sale is not in sight. I wonder if he took an Uber. I have no choice to lead the other men left to my charge. We pick up Defib in front of his neighborhood completing his 1000th burpee. I ask where he got the water to which I learned Short Sale went into Harris Teeter to buy a Starbucks and case of waters to share with the team – I wonder why I didn’t think of that? So as he sped by, Mr. Sale offered Defib a water. I’m kind of thirsty, water should would taste good about now. I guess we better catch up. Our four man crew arrives into the parking lot at Publix at 0614, a PR for me my watch informs me. Clavin and Stone Cold are sipping cold water having completed their circuit. Short Sale is running between the medians performing a set of 11’s. Apparently my brutal workout lacked and he needed extra. I’ll consider revising my next Pub Weinke. I’m a bit surprised though as somehow he carried a case of waters and medium Mocha Frappuccino nearly two miles. Man – what kind of monster have I created? Truly a beast is all I can say, except he’s not Q’ed 5 days in a row. The gauntlet has been thrown my fellow Wolfpacker…are you up for the challenge? Oh and thanks for the water – it hit the spot. Next time I promise to include you in the back blast.

April 5th – It’s 38 degrees

Wow, it’s cold for April.

What do you want to do?  Run?  Ruck?  Both?

2 ran 4; 1 ran 5; 1 rucked for 45

It was fun.

Let’s do it again sometime.

Until the next one….Aye!

Stroganoff

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