Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Crawling Around GridIron (and Laying Plans for a Tidewater Launch)


Six of the faithful posted at Gridiron on a relatively cool, late-summer morning. Johnsonville planted a VSF and took the Q. This is how it went down, more or less.

Warmup with 50x SSH, merkins, don quiotes, mountain climbers, etc.

Mosey to far side of parking area and get right down to business with curb crawls up to 5 merks and back down. Dreamliner rocked these…

Mosey around football fields (as they filled up with kids, parents, cheer leaders, etc.) to grassy area near school.
COP crab cakes
COP box cutters.

Mosey onto soccer field in front of school.
ciabatta crab walk alternating between feet first and back first.

COP single leg Alabama prom dates
Mosey around soccer field OYO

Mosey behind school.
ciabatta plank walks along bus road curb (alternating direction).

Mosey to pullup bars.
2-3 rounds of 10x pullups OYO

Mosey in front of school
merkin countdown (9 wide grip, 8 regular, 7 diamond, 6 wide, 5 regular, 4 diamond, 3 wide, 2 regular, 1 diamond)

Triple Play (classic)


Mosey back to VSF, stopping to honor the flag as the football PA played “The Star Spangled Banner.”

COT with Atilla taking us out.

Moleskin —

This is the best time of year at GridIron because the football games generate much fanfare and activity. “The Star Spangled Banner” was timed perfectly at the end of our workout, and the version played was beautiful. It gave us a chance to stop moving, to reflect, and to honor our flag.

Earthworm remains out and is missed. White deer pulled something in his back trying to catch YHC in the plank walk. I am grateful for a bit of competition, but we need to keep the war daddies healthy….

Atilla continues to get faster and stronger. He has come a long way over the last year.

Night crawler posted to his third workout at F3Richmond. He made it through 1/3 of the first one and 2/3 of the second. Night crawler started and finished this one with us and joined us for coffeeteria.

We were very happy to have PaperBoy join us for the first time. He is a west ender, and we hope PaperBoy becomes are regular a GridIron and/or other F3Richmond workouts.

We were also happy to have Dremliner back. Dreamliner hails from Suffolk, and has driven 2 weeks in a row to join us at GridIron. That is a great and amazing thing, especially since I have trouble getting guys from my neighborhood out. AND… Dreamliner volunteered to Q at GridIron next Saturday.

Admittedly, Dreamliner has an ulterior motive. He wants to launch an F3 group in Hampton this fall. We have tentatively set an October 15 start date for F3Tidwater (or F3EasternVirginia, or whatever it will become). This will require F3Richmond support for 4 or more weeks, and I will be talking this up as soon as BRR is over. Please step up help with these efforts. I would like to get at least 1 carload down for 4-5 weeks.

Have a great Labor Day!



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  1. I’ll be happy to help with Hampton as much as Mrs. Rat permits. Definitely can do a Q.

    Solid work.