Wednesday, September 27
Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Ghost Glory at NoToll


HoneyDo called it.  It was a beautiful morning for an Old Glory and with the GhostFlag flying proudly, the Ghost Glory was off and running with 11 faithful and 1 FNG and this is how it went…

YHC grabbed Old Glory and lead the PAX to the back of the AO (passing 3 parked cop cars and getting a flashing light salute as we ran by — should have EH’d them!), continue without stopping for 2 full laps around all fields to complete the 1 mile warm up.  Plant the Flag and plank for the six.

YHC explained the exercises in each corner as this was the first OG for several folks.  The timer was set for 20 minutes and the PAX was off.  Honeymoon and DK jumped out in front with EF Hutton hot on their heels.  Those three lead the way with a strong effort this morning.

When time was called (no 2-minute warning this time – Wilson would have been proud!) all PAX returned to the flag and lined up for a final 2 laps native American run style so each PAX member got a turn carrying Old Glory a few times.  FNG (Nick) brought it home for us. Total mileage will vary for folks from 3 – 3.8 miles.  Well done men!

2 MOM with LBCs, American Hammers and Superman.

COT – number-rama, name-a-rama and YHC took us out.


  • This Thursday night (1800 hours/ 6:00 p.m.) at OBT will be at The Veil Brewery talking about F3 and the Iron Project.  Come out if you can.
  • SOJ Takeover next week.  Still looking for a couple Qs = see Rosie or DK if you need the super secret Q sheet.
  • New SOJ AO on Thursdays (Tomahawk Middle School) – starting the week after the SOJ Takeover (so 8/17) — naming rights pending.
  • Gumbo has the Q for this month’s Breaking Bread — Sunday August 27 5:00 p.m.  See me if you want to join.


YHC put the #GhostFlag up for grabs but with guys out of town and with so many AOs on Tuesdays, SOJ retained ownership of the #GhostFlag today.  Honeymoon said we need to throw some flare on the GF and identify when it is taken, so YHC will note that SOJ claimed it on 7/29/17.

Several recent newcomers to the PAX had never experienced an Old Glory, so between kicking off the month of August, having the 100-mile monthly challenge and wanted to get at least 3 miles in and not having done one recently, Old Glory seemed the obvious choice.  All PAX members attacked it hard.  Well done men!

Always a pleasure to lead, thanks for following today.

No more Gumbo for you!


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  1. Döner Kebab on

    Solid work by everyone this morning!
    Thanks for leading us, Gumbo.
    If you’re up for logging your results, there is a tab on our main F3RVA Contacts on Google sheets. Contact me if you don’t have access.

  2. Nice call! I forgot about the hundred mile challenge, thanks for the reminder.

    Do miles in different states count? How’s about miles surfed? For Offshore….How about skim board miles? So many options…

  3. BT (Big Tennessee) on

    Love the native American run to finish. That’s a solid addition to a beat down that never disappoints. Well done!

  4. Enjoyed meeting everyone this morning. Feelin a bit sore but look forward to going again later this week. Thanks for breaking me in with an OG.

  5. Nice work Gumbo, I was late and still smoked me. Old Glory never disappoints me and the kicker of the native american run at the end was the cherry on top of the shit cake!!! This was no shit show for sure!!

  6. Thanks BT. I have to give credit to Jville. He added the Native American Run feature to the beginning and end when he broke out the OG at SOT a couple months back. I liked it so I borrowed it.

  7. This OG is sorry he missed your OG. Gotta support my West end brothers at HBR. Way to lead Gumbo, and way to bring it fellas