14 strong (including one PAX from Charleston!) posted right at dawn at our old faithful friend WDog, here’s how it went down:
Mosey to the flower pots on the front of the Carillon for COP
COP: SSH 25x, DQ 20x (Abe Vigoda style), Russian Soldiers 20x, Merkins 10x, LBCs 20x
Luggage Carousel Triple Check: Station 1 (far circle): Sideways declined bear crawls, Station 2 (Ha’penny Stage): WW2SU Pace: Run between stations Repeato 3x, Plank for the six
Quad-Splitter Triple Check: Station 1: Lt Dans, Station 2: Jump Squats, Pace: Lunges from flower pots to Carillon steps, run back, Al Gore for the six
Mosey to the Amphitheater
Escalator: One dip and one incline merkin for every step, adding one rep all the way to the top of the amphitheater.
Mosey back to the flag
Three Minutes of Mary: 20 Rosalitas (OYO) then six inches, 20 LBCs (OYO) then six inches, 20 American hammers (IC)
Numberama, namarama, Singer wanted to take us out.
So the mystery of yesterday’s the vanishing Q signup was solved when YHC arrived at the AO. TYA told this writer that he was the culprit due to some inadvertent Google Sheets shenanigans and a glaring hole in Sheets not keeping much “Undo” history. TYA seemed a little down on himself and his spreadsheet skills. Chin up friend! You’re still YHC’s go-to Big Data guy!
The PAX seemed to be cutting it close but at five minutes to the start, Swirly was getting a little antsy that people were not On Tom Coughlin Time. But just then, the headlights started lining up the road like at the end of Field of Dreams. Hmm .. Field of Dreams … that’s probably another movie Hardywood hasn’t seen … who by the way bragged before the start that the last movie he saw in the theatre was the brutal Failure to Launch; a hamhanded rom-com starring Matthew McConaughey & Sarah Jessica Parker and Terry Bradshaw for some dumb reason. Raise your hand if you are shocked that Hardywood’s last movie he saw in a theatre involved Wooderson. Alright alright.
We knew it was time to mosey when Circle K arrived, giving him his needed 15 seconds to apply rouge and get his hair did.
The PAX seemed to not enjoy the quad beatdown – especially those who posted yesterday at Toga’s Form Gestapo Spectacular. With cones and paperclipped workout directions (NOW DO 3 PUSHUPS!) being dropped around us like care packages in a war zone by the pay-to-players, YHC moved us over to get some shoulder work in the amphitheater. Flipper suggested that might be the first time we’ve ever done an escalator with so many individual workouts all the way. YHC will take his word for it, because apparently “Big Data sees” that ol’ Flipdog has been upping his game.
At the stroke of 6AM our pay-to-play friends took off like Brightly Bedecked Bats out of Planet Fitness Hell through their Family Circus style backyard shenanigans. Meanwhile, Swirly was finishing his merkins and stewing … maybe even pacing back and forth like a tiger in a cage with so many fitness tourists in the area. As the P2Pers passed by running backwards in the near circle, TYA tried his best to call up from the amphitheater and be helpful in the middle of a set of 16 merkins. TYA kindly informed the P2Pers that they could run faster if they ran forward instead of backwards. Northerners …
Speaking of northerners, during the escalator YHC was able to get Saab on the therapist’s couch about his New Jersey roots. If you see him at an AO anytime soon be sure to ask him about his deep pride and respect for his home state of New Jersey.
Lastly, welcome to our new friend Turtle who is up from Charleston for business and decided to get in a work out with the Richmond PAX. Charleston, you were represented well by Turtle! Not only did Turtle slay the work out, he refused to take any of the bait that THE Yankee Aggressor was chumming the waters with on Northern-Southern relations during the escalator. Any Brother Of The Gloom who takes an Uber to a strange park at 5:30AM and wanders around in the dark in hopes of finding his F3 brothers at the very least deserved a Q-Uber back to his appointed hotel by YHC. Well done.
Nice work everyone! Y’all killed it out there!!
• Charlottesville starts this weekend. TYA & Swirly are heading up this weekend so see them if you want to clown car. F3Charlottesville@gmail.com for more. Heads have been emotionally locked.
• Craig Stadler has backed out of Wilson’s Charity Golf event and there might be an extra spot (or two). Please see ForeTheCause.org if you want to get in 18 for a great charity.
• Congrats to Loose Goose on his new gosling. Get in touch with YHC if you want to take them a meal or see their signup schedule here.
• Honeydo is getting geeked for a Memorial Day Convergence. All the Richard Kimbles you can handle, bro!!
• TYA’s favorite charity event of the year is back! Reese Strong Cornhole & Rock n Roll!
• Virgin Q week is June 26th. If you haven’t Qed before or haven’t Qed a specific AO, get to signing up and expand your Q Eskimo Brothers of the Gloom network!!