(photo caption above) Tribute to JOBU
For the men that showed up at the Storm for fitness and fellowship, they got what was promised. If they are participating in the daily Bible study put on by Breaker Breaker, they got all three.
I am thankful for all who showed up, but there are a few all stars.
Whoopee for showing up at 0600 to help set up shop and plant two flags! Pilgrim’s Promise for the F3 Tent. Tiger for the Dunkin coffee! Short Sale for the F3Gastonia Tent. Doodles, who kept security on the set up during the first leg. Jobu for showing up to open the bathrooms and for just showing up! I think Bos brought the Corn hole board and Whoopee brought the football. Breaker brought some refreshments as well. F3 Gastonia Leadership were also well represented!
YHC started writing down the names of the PAX as they appeared. At 0645, we started the Nameorama to capture everyone and give instructions. Doodles was on IR but he showed up anyway. The teams paired up on their own with one ruck team comprised of Orangeman, Pilgrim’s Progress, and Tesla. Short Sale drew the short stick and ended up with YHC. Whoopee and Boudin made a formidable team. JJ and Sargento paired up. Breaker Breaker and Tiger and Bos and Bubba Sparxx rounded out the teams.
Teams were handed maps and instructions for each leg. The first part of the CSAUP is exercises at each “station” and running in between each. 100 reps of each exercise but only one PAX can perform them at a time. The other PAX rests and then they switch. Each of the three legs is approximately 3 miles.
LEG ONE: At 0701, the teams left home base and ran together to the front of Stuart Cramer. Station One was the front of the school for 100 step ups. Everyone was together at this point. Station Two was the loading dock for 100 squats. Station three was the lower parking lot traffic circle for 100 merkins. Station four was at the Lakewood traffic circle for 100 SSH. Then down Armstrong Drive for station five for 100 yard bear crawl in the Goat Island Parking lot. Then run across the GOAT to the Cramerton War Memorial for station six and 100 Burpees. At this point there was some separation and Whoopee and Boudin were smoking burpees like nobodies business. After that, run back across Goat Island to the front of the school again for 100 dips. Finally, station 8 was back at the start line for 100 babymakers. There was some controversy about what constitutes a babymaker. Some preferred to call them Pickle Pounders, but each PAX had a different interpretation. I believe Pilgrim was performing more of a StarGazer before being corrected.
After the first leg was done, Gavel drove in after his YANK Q and caught the Ruck team doing Babymakers and asked what the heck was going on!
The teams came in and one PAX from the team went to run Rocky Branch trail. Fun fact: This was Boudin’s first ever trail run! YHC has no idea who was leading at this point, but it was either Boudin/Whoopee or JJ/Sargento.
Other PAX returned to the start and half of the PAX stayed for fellowship, football, cornhole. or just recovery.
YHC decided to Ruck leg two with the Ruck team so Short Sale just took a break before starting Leg three. YHC texted Jobu who is a kotter but also teacher of the year at Stuart Cramer who had promised to open the restrooms for us. He showed up after most PAX had completed the Rocky Branch and was able to reconnect with old PAX and meet new ones. I believe I heard he is training for a marathon or that could have just been the heat playing tricks on my mind.
LEG THREE consisted of running around the Storm and back to the Goat Island Greenway Thread trail and back.
When Short Sale returned from leg three YHC took off and rant that leg as well, along with BOS, Bubba Sparxx, and Breaker Breaker. It is alleged that Sargento and JJ won first place, but YHC wasn’t there to see it. I suppose it could have been Boudin and Whoopee as well. Who knows and who cares? Everyone got better and had a good time.
We were done and cleaned up by 1015 so it didn’t take “all day” like some M’s believed! Although this was a CSAUP lite because it didn’t have the distance associated with some CSAUP’s, it would be a good starting point for another “out and back” relay with more mileage. Lots of options to consider! Let me know if you want to lead or contribute to the next CSAUP. It is never too soon to put another one on the books.