Fitness, Fellowship, Faith

Day: November 13, 2020

Plan A, a couple miles, and a soggy Goat

November Challenge is in full effect, and it’s definitely taken root with a number of the PAX looking forward to getting in miles towards their 100.  At the Ricky Bobby Wednesday, I told Dirt and Watt’s Up that I’d help them get their miles.  As the QIC at the Goat, I figured I’d keep the PAX running and we’d get in what we could.  Well they took it to mean that I’d be there for EC.  At that point, I was effectively EH’d into a longer morning.  The good news was I knew there would be at least 3 of us there, regardless of the weather forecast.

Turns out, the best weather of the morning was from 5:00 – 5:25.  As we passed back under the 1 lane bridge after 2+ miles, the skies opened up, and we weren’t sure what we were in for.  I was reminded of some mumblechatter from the day before at the RB where as the rains came, someone said, “thank goodness we have an experienced Q.”  Well no such luck here.  This was only Q #2 for me.  I did come with a plan B though.  so as the rains came, I brought out my emergency box of stuff, and we got started with a quick disclaimer.

The Thang:

  • 15 x SSH
  • 15 x Hillbilly Walkers
  • 15 x Hairy Rockettes (it is as you’d expect; kind of like Toy Soldiers; it might actually just be Toy Soldiers; when in doubt, consult the Exicon)
  • 10 x Mountain Climbers
  • 10 x Dying Cockroaches

Rains let up a little, decided to roll with plan A for as long as possible.

Mosey to the bridge.  Doesn’t feel like a Goat workout without crossing the bridge, so we Bear Crawled across, did 20 Diamond Merkins, and Bear Crawled back.  Rains picked up and the bridge got slick.  No worries.  We made it.

Next up was a round of Sizzle Suicides.  Watt’s Up correctly predicted some LBC’s here.  Went something like this:

  • Run 1 pole – 10 LBCs
  • Run back – 10 LBCs
  • Run 2 poles – 20 LBCs
  • Run back – 20 LBCs
  • Run 3 poles – 30 LBCs
  • Run Back – 30 LBCs
  • Run 4 poles – 40 LBCs

Then came 4 Corners (stack at each stop)

  • 15 Pretzel Crunches each side
  • 15 Freddie Mercuries
  • 15 Travoltas each side (like a Nolan Ryan, but a little more disco)
  • 15 Plank Jacks

Last stop at the Rec Center for some Flutter 300s.  Dora, but just with 300 Flutter Kicks.  5th Corner completed, we moseyed back.



  • PT Test – November 14th
  • Shirts for Gashouse, Yank, Storm and Bulldog on sale now; Ricky Bobby in the works

Prayer Requests:

  • Watt’s Up’s uncle with pneumonia


Not sure if the rain let up, or if we just got used to it (or maybe that was just me).  Never felt the need to break out the plan B box.  We’ll save that for another rainy day.

12 days into November, and I’m making progress towards my November Challenge.  Thanks to Roscoe for the push, and to the HIMs that are out there in the Gloom putting in work, converting to runners, and EHing others to do the same.

Yabba Dabba Doo

Shelves Bare, No Care

Target couldn’t do it, Amazon was price gouging, Wal-Mart didn’t care, Sports Authority was no authority. It makes no difference to us if there are weights or kettlebells to be purchased and put to good use, we’ll make do and make it proper badass. With a modified beatdown, a thirst for improvement and a need for a killer start to Tuesday, away we went.

Warm Up
Side Straddle Hops IC
Merkins IC
Squats IC

20 seconds on, 5 second rest
squat, shoulder press
Plank with arm & leg extensions

30 seconds on, 5 second rest
Mountain Climbers
Calf Raises 20 & 20

Little bit-o-stretch

30 sec, 5 sec rest, 4 rounds
mnt climbers
Freddi Mercuries
plank hip dip w/ KB pull
flutter kicks
American Hammers


Lunge 40 yrds & back
Monkey Humpers 20
Lunge 40 yrds & back
Monkey Humpers 20

Incline Merkins
Calf Raises
2 Rounds



Freight’s 30th 5K Party

As noted in the title, we shunned the normal bootcamp workout to run with Freight as he was running his 30th 5K in 30 days. Why would a self-described non-runner like Freight take on such a task? He threw out the challenge as a way to push F3 Gastonia reach a goal of $3,000 for the Give2Give fundraising drive to help the F3 Foundation get started. Thanks to him and all of our Pax as we raised $3,667 from our region and F3 Nation raised $202,856 to start what will be a new way for F3 to carry out its mission. Thanks to all the supportive Midoriyama Pax expecting a boot camp and getting a 5K instead.

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