So YHC showed up at The Goat today to lead on more or less the 7th anniversary of his first post ever in Charlotte Metro at Copperhead. Actually was 11/4/13 but why not observe it now? F3 was a different animal then. Went like this in the gloom that featured among other things the town sprinkler system going full blast in sub freezing weather on dormant grass. Smart. Real smart! More on that later.
SSH X 20
IW X 20
Cotton pickers X 20
Foot hand stretches, right and left.
Nolan Ryans X 10 each side.
Mosey over to Goat Island and find the birdige is locked out! Omaha to the top of the hill at the church.
Partner up for Blimps.
P1 runs the lot and back while P2 does the work. Flapjack upon return.
Gather up in the center of the lot, count off by 4s for some 4 corners.
Corner 1 – 10 merkins
Corner 2 – 10 jump squats
Corner 3 – 10 big boy situps
Corner 4 – 10 SSHs
Come to the center after each corner and drop 5 burpees.
Mosey back down to the gazebo for some work on the benches – except that they were iced over from those damn sprinklers!
10 step ups each leg
10 inclined merkins
bear crawl half way up the (wet) green, burpee broad jump the rest of the way. Mosey down to the bottom of the hill for a triple nickel
Bottom of hill – 5 HR merkins
Top 5 lBCs
Mosey to stretching, pledge, and COT.
Great chilly morning to stay on the move. And move we did! Great work by all. Especially proud of The Wall. Pushing and getting better. This is what we want, what we look for. Not being left behind in any way. But not where he is either! And that’s what we are ALl about!
It was 7 years ago in November I joined up. Was skeptical about it. Didn’t think they were working out hard enough. My M thought I needed the fellowship going back to my marathon/triathlon days when i was with guys all the time. We made each other better. I can go back to the late ’80s early 90s and tell you about all the guys (and girls) who met at the old Central (Dowd) Y then to run, swim ,bike and wound up setting the standards across the carolinas at races. In 1989 -90 we had I think 7 of us who had Boston QTs (I was one of those with a 2:57 at the old Charlotte Observer Marathon), and at least four who qualified for Ironman later that summer. That was a pretty remarkable crowd. And it took each one of us pushing each other to get better. And that’s true well beyond athletics! F3 uses the workout thing to get you started. What you do with it is up to you. We’re there for you.