Wednesday, February 28
Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Everyday People


Seventeen gathered in small pods @ Mary this AM for a highly anticipated anniversary beatdown.  Here’s the way it went down:

SSH – 20
Jump Rope – 20
Don (The Donald) Quixote – 13
Mountain Climber – 20
Copperhead Squats – 20

The Thang
Mosey to the tennis courts for a variation of Polar Bears called Bearpees.  A bearpee is a 4 count bear crawl followed by a burpee.  Start at one side of the tennis courts and proceed across all 4 courts, crawling 4 count followed by a burpee.  Plank-o-rama until everyone completes.

Staying on the tennis court we modified Dora 1-2-3 to include line drills.  Aptly named Doricide 1-2-3.  Partner up and perform exercises while the other does line drills on the tennis courts.  Exercises were: 100 merkins, 200 squats, 300 LBCs.  Flutter kicks then plank-o-rama until everyone completes.

Bearpee round 2.  4 count bear crawl followed by 2 burpees.  Proceed across all 4 tennis courts.  Everyone loved it.

Triple up for Triple Check.  Exercises were hold 6 inches, plank, and run to the end of the tennis courts and back.  Starting with round 2 we replaced plank with merkins for some more fun.  Al Gore until everyone finishes.

Bearpee round 3.  4 count bear crawl followed by 3 burpees.  Introduced broad jump burpees this time.  Proceed across all 4 tennis courts.  This was the PAXs favorite part.

Circle up for 5 MOM.  20x – American Hammers, Flutter Kicks, Reverse Crunches, Freddy Mercuries.  Finish off with Superman + 20 count by Lockjaw.

Mosey back to the VSF where YHC took us out.

As YHC has a tendency to do, YHC signed up for this date back in January.  While 4/20 has a certain meaning to unemployed millennials in Colorado, 4/20 means something completely different to me.  Exactly 2 years ago today YHC finally succumbed to Fudd’s (and Lockjaw’s and Toga’s) EH attempts.  The music being played as we all arrived is a tribute to that day.  I joke about that day plenty and love to tell the story; however, there is a certain verse from one of those songs that sticks with me.  Whether it’s during a tough beatdown, tough day at work, or tough day in life I often reflect back on that one line:

Everyday people do everyday things but I can’t be one of them

We are not everyday people.  It starts with showing up at 5:30 every morning in the dark.  That is not everyday people.  Punishing ourselves for 45 minutes before most of society is even awake is not everyday people.  Supporting our community with 3rd F Breaking Bread opportunities is not everyday people.  We are not everyday people so let us go out in the world and be extraordinary men.

My first workout was a classic Chum Bucket beatdown.  I’ll never forget the pain I felt in the days after that workout.  Little did I know that it doesn’t get easier.  As Bleeder always says, you just get to do more.  Today was my attempt at pushing our bodies to the brink the same way I did two years ago.  I hope everyone enjoyed it.

CVille – send names to Lab Rat.  Surry county may be starting up soon as well.
Breaking Bread – This Sunday evening.  Talk to TYA if interested.
Earth Day 5k this Saturday.  T-shirts are legendary.

Splinter out



  1. Seriously great write up.

    You are one of those guys that the F3RVA would lose a touch of it’s luster if you were not around. So with that in mind, a Happy Anniversary to you.

    Sorry about the whining this morning, Lab Rat just needs a rest day and he didnt get it this morning…stupid FNG’s. It was a blessing in disguise to be there for your 2 year day though. I can rest next week during Ragnar, I guess.

  2. Swirly (F3 Corporate) on

    Happy Anniversary Splinter ! Excellent BB and workout – gold stars going in your file for sure… Bear crawl polar bear burpee’s are sure to make a comeback…
    Corporate sees you buddy – well done!
    Way to push today fella’s – I’m proud to be part of this team!
    See y’all in the gloom..

  3. Great BB Splinter. Sorry to miss this beatdown, although I’m happy to hear that the “Heroes” theme song was played. What about Iggy? If I remember correctly, I played some of her on that car ride to Punisher 2 years ago…

  4. Iggy made an appearance. As a matter of fact, Swirly sang a little. Unfortunately, she doesn’t provide quite the lyrical inspiration that Heroes does.

    I’m more of a fan of Eminem to get fired up, although Iggy certainly worked on that day back in 2015.

  5. You partially headlocked me also. That spring-like day on Main Street while I was waiting for a wrap from my middle eastern friends.

    I remember…

  6. Great way to celebrate two years. We stayed local to those tennis courts but covered great distances and got quite the workout.

    When i pulled up and heard the music, I thought Fudd was there in person. That and the Easter video from him with that song. Haunting.

  7. I generally have a low filter between brain and mouth, and since I was feeling run down, I think the average person would call it whining. Or just talking if you were tuning me out.

  8. Splinter, Congrats on your anniversary…. I can not thank you enough for going back out for me at no toll my first post. Second, Have you ever just been walking around and something from earlier in the day just suddenly dawns on you, you know like an Ah Ha moment. Had one on the drive home as I was complaining to myself about the difficulty level of the Bearpee… and what kinda stupid name is that… well the Bear had to pee a lot, because we stopped about every four steps, did the bear have a kidney stone or a bladder infection… why in the world would a bear have to pee so often. That’s ridiculous…. I mean stop doing a BEAR crawl every four steps to do a burPEE…. Ah ha. I’m an idiot. Peace.

  9. Splinter, excellent Backblast! I always thought a bear pee’d in the woods. A F3 bearpees wherever the Q says! Great workout!