18 pax came out for a soggy DogPile, where the weather was 70 and sunny, but you wouldn’t have known it with the variety of outfits that made an appearance this morning. MARV’s weather app may have disagreed with the corporate weather forecast, but that’s what you get for ten bucks a month. ShovelFlag’s got planted, jokes about the time got made, and away we went:
SSH, IW, DQ, arm circles, Hand release merkins, LBC
11’s in the amphitheater: burpees at the bottom, WWII situps at the top. Run the perimeter when complete.
Triple check on the Carillon: Balls to the flower pot, Freddie Mercury’s, and run around the Carillon. No snakes.
Goldberg’s Bar Work: As per special request of Goldberg himself, partner up, 50 pullups as a team.
Beast Relay: 3 teams of 6, as a team perform a beast the length of the Carillon field (berm to berm, baby!). Each team member does one leg. Exercises were: WWII situps, merkins, burpees, jump squats, 2-count mountain climbers, and LBC’s.
OK, so right off the bat, Kotters to Flatline! Love you man, great to have you back. But you are a regular, and you should know that if you show up in hiking boots OR tie dye tights, it will be noted. Both at the same time, you get the back blast named after you. Great to have you back out, baby. Keep showing up! Way to own your outfit. That is twice TODAY that the Q, who regularly runs in flip flops, had to point to somebody else’s footwear and say “DAMN!” Upchuck and his white socks and sandals got the nod as well.
Which brings us to the next topic of debate: What should be “standard issue F3 gear” for regular pax members? This would be items that you should have to make the posting lifestyle more manageable. The Q’s thoughts this morning went to black shirts, a boot dryer, and bag balm (WD-40 for your balls, corporate sponsorship still available). Q will leave the rest up to the pax….discuss.
Speaking of corporate sponsorship, pullups were brought to the pax by special request of Goldberg. The Q’s arms were still mighty sore from Phonics’ heavy use of Rusty Cage from Wednesday, and was planning on skipping it…..but who is Lab Rat to ignore requests? This turned out to be quite the pax motivator, as we got to witness Cosmo and Helix show how to truly GUT OUT the last few. They both left it all out on the bar, showing what a pullup should be. Straight arms at the bottom, chin above the bar at the top. RESPECT, gentlemen.
The balls to the flower pot (not the way Circle K demonstrated) turned out to be quite the arm burner. Luckily, everybody heeded Swirly’s warnings regarding slick steps and the pax emerged without a scratch from the triple check. The same cannot be said about the relay, however! Some interesting form was witnessed in the transition between sprints and exercises. First, Lab Rat’s slide into the first set turned out to be a horrible idea when he stood up afterwards wearing a thong. Bleeder used the “sack of potatoes” method, just falling at each stop to bang out his LBC’s. Angus had arms flailing on the way out, barely saving himself from performing a perfect albeit unintentional scorpion pose. Just imagine chest on the ground, back bent over, with feet on the ground in front of face. Or Circle K from when he pulled off said pose at the exact same place. That field is friggin’ long! Also, the guys that drew burpees in the relay performed 102 of them in the hour….Hardywood, Helix and Gumbo with his very white Frog Togg jacket….great job, fellas. (YHC really wanted to fit in the jacket, but couldnt find a better spot.)
With the exception of a couple dads that had to make a track meet, everybody showed up at ET’s afterwards to continue the good vibes and warm up over coffee, beet juice, and cough syrup flavored water. At least six of us were camped out for the better part of the morning, wondering if this is what retirement is like. Several references to Merino Wool were made, but Lab Rat missed the first iteration of that so only could laugh along with how many times it was mentioned. A couple jokes regarding fellatio were made. That’s more Lab Rat’s wheelhouse….he got those.
Gentlemen, thanks for throwing common sense out the window and following a motley fool around for an hour this morning. There are very few things that the Q would rather do on a Saturday morning regardless the weather.
Apology of the week goes out to all you suckas that stayed in your bed this morning because your momma said you couldnt get wet. You missed out.
Lab Rat apologizes.