It was a day like no other…. ravenous wolf hounds raged against the edge of the course, toxic waste was being converted into weapons of mass destruction on the hillside, spy planes flew closely overhead and there was a constant fear that the small people dressed in funny clothes would soon attack us with their aluminum war clubs. However, on this day, 37 of the bravest PAX F3 Gastonia has to offer decided to cast aside their fears and stand together to complete a Completely Sane and Utterly Purposeful workout.
Team strategies were finalized and after some brief instructions the teams began their pursuit of glory shortly after 0530. Heavily laden packs were transported over the river and through the woods, sprints were run up and over massive slopes and boulders were cast about as if they were mere pebbles. In the end, the team with the shortest PAX stood the tallest. Congratulations to Gold Digger, Stroganoff and Sledgeomatic on a job well done.
The reason for doing the CSAUP the way it was done was to provide an event where any PAX could participate without having to dedicate specific training time to a certain discipline. Another purpose was to give some insight to how the relay events work and provide opportunity for fellowship with one another. When we added in the breakfast and 3rd F talk, all 3 F’s were covered in one event. Tclaps to Wichita and Tiger for the excellent job they did with those items.
We talk a lot about picking up the six and leaving no man behind or where we found him and that philosophy was definitely on display today. The extra work, encouragement and all out efforts are all a huge part of making F3 what it is. Each team pushed themselves and many PAX set personal records and achieved goals. Pizza Man even went into Beast Mode and did the entire event!
It was an honor to be a part of this event and I appreciate the support and efforts of everyone who participated. Thank you all!!!
For those who missed it, each PAX did a minimum of the following work (multiple PAX did additional work):
- 2 mile ruck with min. 20#
- 2 mile run
- 25 Blockees, 50 OH Press, 75 Curls, 100 Chest Press, 75 Stagger Merkins, 50 Swings, 25 Blockees (all with 35# cinder block)