15 Pax (1 FNG) made it out for the culmination of #AWeekOfPriorities! It has been great to be back and YHC couldn’t be happier with the 15 Titans that posted to climb the mountain (or the canyon if you have a good imagination…)
Dreamliner and YHC are headed down range in a couple of weeks for an F3 road trip. On our travels, the plan is to plant the shovel flag at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, mosey down for a dip in the Colorado and
sprint, mosey, bear crawl, partner carry back up. (Dreamliner carrying me will probably be closest to the truth…) Its 4,380 feet from the river back up to the rim so to include our fellow F3HR Pax, we simulated the climb out on our own glorious #StinkHill!
Supposedly, the summit of the Virginia Beach Alp is 60 ft although by the 3rd or 4th trip it seemed much, much higher. It would take 73 trips up the hill to simulate the climb out of the canyon and to finish on time, that meant a pax would need to start for the peak every 40 seconds. Meanwhile, back at base camp, the remaining pax would conduct some high (relative term) intensity interval training to prepare for each trek to the mountain top. The Pax started out 2 at a time to the top but after about 25 intervals YHC audibled back to 1 pax every 40 seconds. The intervals went as follows:
1 - Burpees 2 - Air Chair 3 - Merkins 4 - High Planks 5 - Diamond Merkins 6 - Low Plank 7 - Derkins 8 - Rest 9 - Flutter Kicks 10 - Hold 6" 11- Dollys 12 - Hold 6" 13 - Rosalitas 14 - Hold 6" 15 - Box Cutters 16 - Hold 6" 17 - Leg Lifts 18 - Hold 6" 19 - American Hammers 20 - Hold 6" 21 - Freddy Mercurys 22 - Hold 6" 23 - Burpees 24 - Rest 25 - Arm Circles 26 - Arm Circles Front 27 - Arm Circles Overhead 28 - Squats 29 - Lunges 30 - Calf Raises 31 - Squats 32 - Lunges 33 - Calf Raises 34 - Arm Circles 35 - Arm Circles Front 36 - Arm Circles Overhead 37 - Side Straddle Hops 38 - Side Straddle Hops 39 - Duck Jousting 40 - Rest 41 - Merkin Walk 42 - Merkin Walk 43 - Crab Plank 44 - Seal Team Sit-uos 45 - Rest 46 - Seal Team Sit-ups 47 - Rest 48 - Seal Team Sit-ups 49 - Rest 50 - Tunnel of Love 51 - Tunnel of Love 52 - Tunnel of Love 53 - Rest 54 - Mountain Climbers 55 - Catalina Wine Mixers 56 - Jack Webbs 57 - High Planks 58 - Jump Squats 59 - Merkins 60 - LBCs 61 - Hold 6" 62 - Frog Jumps 63 - Bear Crawls 64 - Duck Walk 65 - Crab Walk 66 - Air Chair 67 - Side Straddle Hops 68 - Calf Raises 69 - Lunges 70 - Smurf Jacks 71 - Rest 72 - Burpees 73 - Sprint to the Summit
Upon return to the flags, there was only time for numbers/names and some quick words of wisdom.
YHC was honored to lead this incredible group of men all week. To recap the week, we discussed challenging yourself to be the man that sharpens those around us and to be reliable and counted upon in a brother’s time of need. The next challenge was to take a new direction in your own life with the Jester that is impeding your acceleration.
After looking outward and inward, it was time to look upward. We are doomed to fail in our endeavors to be better fathers, husbands, brothers without following the leadership of the Sky-Q. Its through faith in our Heavenly Father that we can hope to be the men that we strive to become.
FNG Tow Rope was put on the spot and graciously took us out. Well done.
Scully was on cloud 9 as his son, Chris just made his season debut with the Dodger and is off to the hottest of starts, going 5 for 8 with 2 doubles and a homerun. We’re all excited for you Scully.
In other Scully news, we presented our resident rifty with his award for the March Merkin challenge (he did 20,000 Merkins btw) and just being an all around badass, a F3 Respect jersey.
The largest of welcomes to our free agent from F3 Greensboro, we could not be more excited to have you move to the area! From all the tweets coming out of your former AOs, there is no doubt you are going to be a huge blessing to F3 Hampton Roads!
Can anyone confirm a merlot splash from our latest FNG Tow Rope? Looked like a may have been hunched over in agony. Take great pride in that Tow Rope! YHC has never had the intestinal fortitude to push himself to the brink like that. Motivation for all of us that we need to work harder. You join the ranks of many #stinkhill legends to go before you! I feel like F3Nation needs to sell a crimson t shirt with a wine glass on the back to give out to this exclusive club…
Speaking of T shirts, the #stinkhill pre order is almost over. Get your order to YHC immediately if you’d like to save on shipping.
Another welcome to Gandalf who was posting for his 2nd time but hadn’t received an F3 name. His attempts to name himself were swiftly thwarted but he got off easy.
YHC’s deepest apologies for the tardiness of today’s backblast. The self imposed 24 hour deadline has long since past. After 4 straight Q’s, it was made very clear, by M Priorities, that no more time would be spent on F3 this weekend… But no excuses, play like a champion! An entry has been made in my corporate file…
Thanks again for the opportunity to lead this week. It’s been great to be back and I promise I’ll never leave again… until June…