Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Good things come in 3’s, or 7’s


6 old salts and one really old, vehicularly challenged beefcake shook off the chill of an early fall morning to help ol’ BT celebrate his 3rd anniversary with F3.  After pleasantries were exchanged, we all got down to business.


Mosey to side of the school for COP:

Abe Vigodas x 10, SSH x 20, Russian Soldier x 20, Merkin (YHC prefers this spelling) x 10, LBC x 20

Mosey to soccer field behind school for Super 7’s: 7 burpees, sprint across field, 7 merkins/7squats, sprint back.  Repeat x 7.

Mosey to parking lot circle and partner up for 1k/5k:  exercises were 100 merkins, 200 Freddie Mercs, 300 flutter kicks, 400 LBC.  PAX holds Al Gore until everyone is finished.

Gather around parking circle for Burp Dans (Lt. Dan followed by a burpee).  AMRAP but stop when first PAX reaches 10 reps.

Mosey back to flag for COT.  BT took us out.

Announcements:  1yr Hampton Roads anniversary coming up, keep an eye out.  C’ville 4-miler also on the horizon.  Fall is busy, so make sure to get out and post before the dreary winter gloom descends upon us.



Between work travel and the dreaded man cold, YHC has been MIA for the better part of 2 weeks, so needless to say there was some concern that he would even be able to make it through a workout, much less a Q.  But alas, BT’s name was on the Q sheet and this being his 3rd anniversary with this distinguished group of men it had to be done.  Additionally, an oh-so-subtle drag race between YHC and a certain lead-footed PAX member on the way to Punisher got the blood pumping, and all was right with the world.

The other concern was if anyone would show up.  The PAX has grown impressively, and AO’s have followed suit. So many options, would anyone travel to north side to engage the anniversary celebration?  Luckily, YHC ran into Pucker and Saab Friday evening and planted the seed.  Add a late text to ol’ Swirly Sunday who convinced Bleeder to ignore the pain of a long Indian Princess weekend and we had a PAX!  Goldberg was a nice addition along with Chum as the AO’s resident caretaker.

Speaking of Saab, he met up with us after a COP at the onset of the Super 7’s. Apparently, the LR failed him again, but this time he was able to make it back to the house to shuffle to another mode of transportation from the Crabtree fleet.  Bleeder has said he can fix anything with a “brick and a string,” so we have started a collection for bricks, string and any pocket change you can muster to get the LR in tiptop shape.  Give much, give often.

Fellas, as many have said many times before me, I am extremely thankful for this group.  Three years have flown by and I can’t imagine not being part of this brotherhood.  Many of you I would not have had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know without F3, and that would be a great misfortune to me.  You inspire, encourage, and support without pause or concern, and thankfully you dish out an equal amount of grief and ball-busting ridicule.   And on occasion, the banter is both intelligent and mildly enjoyable.  It is all MUCH appreciated and substantially needed.  See you all in the gloom.







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  1. It’s good to have you around, brother! 3 years of F3! Well done.

    I thought you were talking about me RE the banter, then you had to throw in “intelligent”….so never mind.

  2. Swirly (F3 Corporate) on

    Excellent BB and beatdown BT ! Happy F3 anniversary brother !
    Way to work this morning fell’as – great way to start the week..
    See y’all in the gloom…

  3. Great workout, and privileged to be part of your 3 year anniversary…sorry I didn’t get you anything.

    Got the estimate from David Word on the LR….scrounging for un-spent toll money as we speak.

  4. Sorry I missed you out there today BT. Your way with words, either written or spoken, are always motivational.

    Well done brother. Cheers to 3 years.