Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Don’t let him back on the Q sheet


Consider this a Myrtle Beach postcard from Viral, who is DR at F3 Grand Strand … where it is always 80 and humid as balls. – V

The Thang:

84 and awful humidity

So, I always enjoy getting down to #Blackbeard to see the #HIM down there, and with all the FNG’s they have had lately, meet a few new guys!  Plus, I have had the #DoubleRespect F3Gear in my car for quite some time to deliver to Papa Smurf.  When YHC saw the pre-order pop up, I had to have it for our man.  69 years old and a true inspiration to everyone who posts with him.  With all the Guest Q’s and VQ’s and helping #Timeshare get rolling, the weeks just flew by before I could get to #Blackbeard, and as always, it was an honor and a privilege to do so.

I rolled in around 0510 and saw the bright lights on, and Papa’s truck parked.  I knew he was getting in his pre-run to honor his brother as he always does.  I also saw to my surprise, Billboard’s truck.  It was good to catch up with him as I haven’t seen him in a while as work demands have been kicking his butt.  We wandered around, setting up the cones and when we got back to the cars, PAX were everywhere!!!  Punch Bug and Faulkner came running in.  Spinal Tap and Snooze came running from the other direction.  Met Viral from Virginia.  Saw Blue Hawaii, who YHC hadn’t seen in forever, but who put a few brutal beatdowns on me over the past few years as Guest Q. We also got to chat about Sanchez who moved down his way, and has posted 1x.  One Stinking Time!!  When does a guy lose his name?

Then YHC got to see all the regulars and some new faces, including Valvano for his first #Blackbeard post as he now lives 10 minutes from the AO – make sure he doesn’t #FartSack men!!  Get him on the #Blackbeard chatter/texts!

It was great seeing everyone, fist bumping, chatting a bit, and seeing 22 PAX this morning!!  #HugeNumbers

The theme of the day was burpees, as we finally wind down the 3 month Charity Challenge.  After the first few sets, the complete lack of oxygen made this #beatdown harder than it has been at other AO’s, but these men pushed it hard!!

1 minute warning

The DISCLAIMER was given and the circled up men were told that there would be a lot of burpees. Uh Oh

SSH x 15 IC
5 burpees OYO
IW x 15 IC
5 burpees OYO
Tempo Squat x 15 IC
There were slow and easy, so
10 burpees OYO
22 Merkins – single count
5 burpees OYO
TTT x 15 IC
10 burpees OYO (Since TTT is really a stretch)
It was at this point that YHC heard someone say, “Don’t let him back on the Q sheet”
Flutters x 15 IC
10 Burpees OYO

We moseyed to the soccer field where the cones had been set up in 4 corners
Start here, do 5 Burpees and then run to each cone and do 5 Burpees at each one, including the beginning cone again
This was a total of 25 around the 4 corners with the repeat at the first one
AMRAP Flutters and/or BBSU’s.  Alternate as needed until the 6 gets there
Plank.  Regroup in plank.  Silent 10 count in plank.  More plank.  Use this to recover; control your breathing.  Low Plank.  Recover.

Starting at corner 1, do 20 Squats/20 Merkins
Run to next corner, do 15 Squats/15 Merkins
Next corner, 10 Squats/10 Merkins
Next corner, 5 Squats/5 Merkins
Back to beginning corner, 5 Squats/5 Merkins
Next corner, 10 Squats/10 Merkins
Next corner, 15 Squats/15 Merkins
Final corner 20 Squats/20 Merkins
Wait here for the 6
AMRAP Flutters and/or BBSU’s.  Regroup in plank.  Silent 10 count in plank.  More plank.  Use this to recover; control your breathing
Back to starting corner

Rinse and repeat the 4 (really 5) corners with burpees
Regroup in plank.  Silent 10 count in plank.  More plank

Next was to be another round the down and up escalator/descalator/whatever
This time with Lunges and Carolina Dry Docks (count each leg)
So we started with 20 and 20, and rounding the corners – 15/15, 10/10, 5/5, back to 5/5, 10/10, 15/15, and finally 20/20
AMRAP Flutters and/or BBSU’s.  Regroup in plank.  Silent 10 count in plank.  More plank.  Use this to recover; control your breathing

We then had just enough time to finish with
5 burpees at this corner
Next corner – 5 Turkish Get ups
Next corner – 10 burpees
Final corner – 10 Turkish Get ups

Mosey back to start


Count-O-Rama – 22 with 2 guests
Prayer requests unspoken

– Truly an honor to present Papa Smurf with the #DoubleRespect shirt.  You are an inspiration to us all!
– Strong work today.  This was not an easy one.  Punch Bug said we had around 2.0 miles.  And there were 110 burpees in addition to all the other stuff!
– A lot of the men asked how many burpees we did.  110.  That’s a lot.  And it just goes to show you that with support, accountability, fellowship, and all the things F3 is amazing for, men can accomplish things they never thought they could
– Enjoyed it fellas!  KEEP EH’ing!!!

– Be sure to check out our regional website.  All local information will be on that!
– There have been a few emails lately.  If you aren’t getting them, let me know so we can be sure you are in our database.
– Original logo shirt order is live – see the Region News post
– Dad camp this weekend – Get with Cheesy – Operation Sweet Tooth school supply drive
– Blue Hawaii Guest Q at Warthog Thursday
– Cheesy Biscuit Birthday Q at Blackbeard Thursday
– Announcement was made for an open spot on the 25th, but as YHC was typing this, Spinal Tap took it!! #Nice



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