44 intrepid gents presented themselves for the first F3 RVA CSAUP. The following is just some of what transpired and YHC has no doubt there are countless other stories to be told here…
Swirly Q (Dogpile): COP in amphitheater. Perform the following on each step (18 steps total): 10 Merkins, 15 Dips, 25 LBC’s. Run (3.3 miles) to next AO – Punisher
Circle K (Punisher): COP. Perform exercise at 3 points…25 LBC, 25 WWII, 10 Burpees. Three rounds…first round, Lunge from point to point, second, Kerioke, third round, bear crawl from point to point. Quick COP at end and then run (3 miles) to next AO (Mary Munford)
Sippy Cup (Mary Munford): COP. First round: Person throws frisbee. PAX runs until frisbee lands. Perform 5 merkins and then “crawl” to frisbee (alternating bear crawls, crab walks, broad jumps, one legged bear crawls, others?). 11’s: Jump Squats and LBCs. 6’s: Burpees and Merkins. Run back to original AO beginning at Grove (2.5 miles).
Swirly leads COT. Adjourn to cookout thoughtfully prepared by Circle K.
Beginning the first workout in the pre-dawn hours, the PAX appeared to fill the entire space of the amphitheater. After a few disclaimers and a warning to “pace yourselves fellas” for the long morning ahead (i.e. 3 hour workout) Swirly began the COP. Given the large number of PAX, the outright enthusiasm shown by all – the sound of Swirly and the PAX hitting their cadence resonated throughout the park…It was all the Q and PAX could do to keep chubs from forming and continue the work at hand. As everyone began the first exercise and advanced up the steps, initial concerns regarding the lack of mumble chatter were quickly laid to rest as the-usual-suspects made their presence known. Once everyone advanced to the top of the amphitheater, the PAX proceeded to run through the city toward the next AO with at least half a dozen flags in hand.
As the PAX began to filter in to Punisher, they were greeted by Circle K who had a full set of provisions available for everyone to refuel. Once everyone was accounted for, Circle K took the Q and led us through the aforementioned beatdown…It’s a frickin’ triangle people! It was about that time that YHC realized this was no ordinary workout and we weren’t even half way through. The mumble chatter of surrounding PAX was alive and well, however, which made the call to advance toward our next AO seem to come somewhat sooner than expected.
It was during the run to Mary that YHC extended an offer to carry Hampton Roads flag being carried by Dreamliner. Having carried a flag during prior run, little thought was given to the fact that this was a) a different flag and b) an industrial grade flag built by RVA brethren. It was at that point that YHC’s pace slowed considerably and he began imagining running with one of Honey Do’s sand bags as a mild form of relief. Tclaps to Dreamline and the rest of the H.R. contingent for carrying that flag through all three legs!
As the PAX filtered in to Mary they descended upon the provisions which were well received by all. Doner Kebab, who was experiencing a bit of chafing, began polling the PAX for some form of lube to ease the friction. Although no one seemed to carry DK’s preferred brand, Big Tennessee (BT) did offer up a pack of his “One Wipe Charlies”. Not knowing if the wipes were suitable for the area upon which DK was looking to apply them did not stop him from giving it a go. YHC learned later that DK was demonstrating odd contortions during the COP due to a burning sensation brought about by the Charlies-wipes.
Sippy led the 3rd Q with his usual precision and timing. Despite leading a PAX which had been moving for over 2 hours, he brought a workout that was diverse and kept everyone on their toes, if not knees. (YHC personally did not have any ability to perform one-legged bear crawls…on a good day they represent a challenge…after running several miles they were fairly impossible.) Sippy then gathered us up at Grove and gave final instructions on how to get back to the starting AO and conclude the workout. Offers were extended to “race” for those who were willing – a challenge taken up by some…not taken by YHC by the way.
As we circled-up we took inventory of those who were there throughout the morning and present. Marv took us out with some highly inspirational words. Many then adjourned to the tailgate where Circle K already had a fire going with his weenies roasting.
Extreme thanks to Circle K, Sippy Cup, and Swirly for pulling this together. Provisons, logistics, and leadership were outstanding!
Particular thanks to Circle K for purchasing all provisions, ensuring proper provisions were available at each AO, and for pulling together an awesome tailgate. IMPORTANT: If you haven’t already, PLEASE throw some deceased-presidents Circle K’s way – in whatever amount you feel appropriate.
Thanks to “Lab Rat brewing company”. I know a lot of effort goes into making what I personally view as an outstanding product…
Thanks to the Hampton Roads PAX for making the trip and joining in our first ever CSAUP. We look forward to attending your first someday
I am certain there were many more achievements and stories, which I look forward to hearing about in the back blast. Thanks for a great day gentlemen. I am truly proud and always appreciative to be part of such a fine group.