• When: 4/2/2015
  • QIC: QUEST
  • The PAX: PYT, Clipboard, Forrest, Cream Cheese, Buzzer, Rebar, Love Pit?, Toe Ring, Bull Dog, Move Tap, Weekend Special, Long Haul, Yippy (FNG), Short haul, Tumbler, Good Hands, Thumper, Terassi, Elaine?, Magnus (FNG), Hopper, House (Respect), Spackle (Respect), Itchy (Respect) Dance machine, Floppy Disk, Quest


1 Year of F3 in the books

Well back to Graveyard for my 1 year celebration of becoming another converted Sad Clown. It has been a great year, and recently hearing great stories of changed lives it’s my turn to add yet another story to this awesome book of success.

About 1.5 years ago, Crash invited YHC out to a workout downtown, it was a little too far (I lived in Blythewood at the time) and had too much on my plate (which I have now found to be a regular excuse). I kept saying maybe one day I’ll try it. Well I moved back to my home town of Lexington and told Crash I would come out as they were opening a new Lexington location at River Bluff HS, can’t use the too far excuse anymore. Well March was a little told cold so I put it off another month and finally swallowed the red pill. Showed up and was amazed by all the other men out there. I didn’t know any of them and was kind of standoffish and stayed in the back and just listened. We took the field and started off with Side Straddle Hop, I had no clue what I was doing or what an SSH was and just did what everyone else did. Jumping, Running, Merkins?? more running, I thought I was going to die. Men I never met walked beside me and encouraged me, I had thought this sucked and was pretty cool all at the same time. I was completely mad at myself for getting so out of shape as I have always been active.

I started attending boot camps on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s as 45 minutes was enough for me. I tried a running group and quickly found out this wasn’t for me, I am not or will ever be a runner. After about 4 months I decided to try out a Saturday boot camp, it was an hour and I was nervous that I couldn’t make it through the entire time. I will say it was very hard, and I was at the 6 the entire time, but this was no different than any other day. I just tried to be better than I was last workout. This is story that is not that different than many of the other PAX that have started F3. As they say it doesn’t get easier, you just get better.

Fast Forward to now, I am a regular part of a running group (I am still not a runner) accountability and encouragement keeps me going. I am on a road for 250+ workouts this year, 500 Miles running and to Q at each AO at least 4 times in 2015. To top it all off, I have lost 30+ lbs, made hundreds of new friends and know now that I can push myself mentally and physically farther than I ever thought possible. Never thought I would be where I am today and grateful for the men of F3 pushing me to get here. This is truly a life changing event that ALL MEN need to take part in.

28 men with 2 FNG’s came out this morning to get better. For some reason I have been nervous about coming to Graveyard to Q, this is the only AO I haven’t Q’d yet. Was a little worried I couldn’t bring enough for the men to get a good workout.

Circle up for disclaimer and prayer

Head down to the field for COP

SSH – 25 IC
Merkin – 15 IC
Squats – 25 IC
Carolina Dry Docks – 25 IC
Monkey Humpers – 25 IC
Baby Arm Circles – 30 IC each way

1/2 lap around field and head over to back stair case
3 way calf raises – 150 calf raises
Straight – 15 IC
Heals out – 15 IC
Heals in – 15 IC
Shake’em out
Straight – 10 IC
Heals out – 10 IC
Heals in – 10 IC

Line up at the bottom of the stairs and bunny hop up both flights
Head back down to the field and line up on the goal line
Sprint to 20 and back – 10 Burpies OYO
Sprint to 40 and back – 10 Burpies OYO
Sprint to 40 and back – 10 Burpies OYO
Sprint to 20 and back – 10 Burpies OYO
Sprint to goal and back – 10 Burpies OYO

Head back over to the stair case for yet another round of Calf Raises
3 way calf raises – 150 calf raies
Straight – 15 IC
Heals out – 15 IC
Heals in – 15 IC
Shake’em out
Straight – 10 IC
Heals out – 10 IC
Heals in – 10 IC
Line up at the bottom of the stairs and bunny hop up both flights

Head back to the field for Indian run lap around field

Line up at far end zone
Bear Crawl to 20
Reverse bear crawl to 40
Duck Walk to 40
Reverse Dulk Walk to 20
sprint to goal

Running out of time but we do have time for 1 more set of calf raises
3 way calf raises – 150 calf raises
Straight – 15 IC
Heals out – 15 IC
Heals in – 15 IC
Shake’em out
Straight – 10 IC
Heals out – 10 IC
Heals in – 10 IC
Line up at the bottom of the stairs and bunny hop up both flights

So much more planned, maybe I should have Q’d a Saturday. Great group of men, I will be back to attempt to challenge them again

COT

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Blue Ridge Relay

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