Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Fall Classic Tribute – 2017 Style


A hearty 17 posted to NoToll for what will be a familiar sight at NoToll and SOT for the month of November…a Gumbo Q,  YHC planted the flag and off we went moseying to the back parking lot for COP, including:

  • 5 Burpees OYO for each of Alex Bregman’s (LSU product!) 5 World Series RBI, including the epic game-winning RBI with 2-outs in the 10th inning off arguably the best closer in baseball…BOO-YAH!
  • SSHs x25 for the number of runs scored in the aforementioned epic Game 5 that spanned Sunday into Monday and is YHC’s excuse for not posting at River Run – I should have just stayed up.
  • DQs x 10 S-L-O-W
  • Helicopters x15
  • Imperial Walkers x15
  • Tempo Merkins x10
  • LBCs x20

Pre-Game Warmups

Mosey to edge of the parking lot and form up in 4 lines for some customary baseball warm-ups:

  • Sprints the length of the parking lot – starting of course like you are leading off first-base and stealing second (or so I’m told). Wait for six and then head back.
  • High Knees down and then back
  • Karaoke down and then back

Game 6 Relay

Break into two teams – Astros (8 men) and Dodgers (9 men – a handicap since they are down 3-2 in the series).  Each team form a plank line in the corner of the parking lot.  First man in line sprints the perimeter of the parking lot back to the back of the plank line and next man takes off when first returns…so on through the line.  The Dodgers damn near won the relay despite the extra man as POSH was breathing down YHC’s neck the whole way around the parking lot.  Good thing YHC held off or else a decisive Game 7 Relay would have been needed to award the World Series (of F3 NoToll Relays) Trophy.

HR Box Jumps

Mosey over to the Pavilion for YHC’s favorite box jumps.  In honor of the record-setting 22 home runs that the Astros and Dodgers have already hit in this years Fall Classic, each PAX member found some bench and performed 4 rounds (one for each base) of 22 box jumps.  A 10-count plank breather between sets was offered up for those that wanted it.

Epic Game of Box Cutters

Pair off and together as a team perform 315 box cutters Dora Style – equal to the total number of minutes it took to play Game 5.  One PAX member runs the width of the field and back while the other performs box cutters – flapjack and repeato until you reach 315.

Cooldown Mary

Mosey back to the basketball court for 5 MOM, including Freddie Mercuries, APDs, Flutter Kicks and 5 more Burpees OYO.

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


  • November is breathing month and Merkin month – sign up and participate in the monthly challenges.
  • November 11 is the Hampton Roads 1-year Convergence.  Some guys are talking about heading down to reclaim the Ghost Flag….coordinate.
  • November 12 – Men’s 4-miler in C-ville.


A great group out at NoToll this morning.  A lively bunch with lots of encouragement during the Relay, though it quieted down a bit when the box jumps and box cutters came to town.  Kudos to the Dodgers team for smoking the relay and nearly overcoming the extra-man deficit.  I for one have NEVER seen Flashdance move that fast – way to push it brother.  Thankfully, YHC didn’t blow the save like the actual closers for the Astros seem to like to do, but I tell you I felt condensation on my neck from POSH’s breathe.  Good times!

I hope everyone has a safe, fun and happy Halloween!

Until next time…No More Gumbo for You!


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  1. Way to push fellas. Thanks for playing along with the theme. Have a great night and GEAUX Astros!

  2. Fun Q, Gumbo.
    Also fun to see the ISS at 88degrees on a clear morning during our final 5MOM. For all of you disbelievers: Boom!

  3. Great Q Gumbo. It was cool to see the space station! That’s twice now. Must be a South Side thing. Box jumps suck. Almost as much as running!

  4. Ive seen it twice as well…both times north side of course. Quit trying to claim the friggin space station! It flies around in space, for crying out loud.

  5. Nice work starting out the month of Gumbo, now which day are you making actual Gumbo, I don’t want to miss that. Good times with the relay, you did a great job making the teams even. Fun to see Flashdance fly like he was being chased.
    Another ISS sighting during Mary. Way to keep us in the loop DK, side note, I can’t believe you get those texts daily, I can’t stand the texts I get once a month.

  6. Its a slow process to make a good Gumbo. We are making the roux now. By the end of November, we will have a delicious pot of Gumbo….I GUARONNTEE

  7. And I missed the ISS again….nice work dudes. Sorry to miss but glad to hear Flashdance has that “extra” gear.
    See you at Dog Pile!