Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Big Blue…A Sight for Sore Eyes


YHC pulled into the AO and spotted Big Blue and Rosie’s Pathfinder…finally, after two solo workouts (at least at the start), today there would be fellowship in the gloom.  Who am I kidding, its NoToll – other cars rolled in as 0530 approached, including a visitor from Hickory, NC (welcome back Tater Hole) and a clown-less clowncar from New Market (huh?).  The watch struck 0530 and, as Flatline would say, BOOM –

Mosey to the back parking lot for COP, all IC including:

  • SSHs
  • DQs
  • Copperhead Squats
  • Imperial Walkers
  • Merkins
  • LBCs
  • Flutter Kicks
  • Arm Circles


Evolution of the Burpee

Part I – Gather in the front corner of the parking lot as Corner 1 – perform 10 merkins, run to corner 2, perform 10 2-count mountain climbers, run to corner 3, perform 10 Bobby Hurley-style jump squats, run to corner 4, perform 10 Burpees, run to corner 1 and plank-o-rama for the SIX

Part II – those who were at 45MOM last week, knew this was coming – repeato with each exercise x20 – GO!

Bench-work Dora

Mosey to the pavilion and partner up.  One partner runs across the field and back while the other performs exercises.  Together, add up to the following:  50 box jumps or step-ups; 100 Derkins; 200 Dips

Field Work

Find a new partner and start with 25 PLTs each in front of the pavilion, then wheelbarrow across the field to the other side (either one guy goes all the way or switch as needed — Swirly KILLED it all the way across).  At the other side, 25 more PLTs each and then wheelbarrow back across (YHC almost spilled merlot — is that a bonus or a penalty if you do it to yourself??)

APDs as a PAX to catch our breathe

Court Work and MARY

Mosey back to the basketball court and line up on the fence.  20 Donkey-Kicks OYO, then Bearcrawl across the first court to the middle area and perform 20 box cutters, then bearcrawl back to the fence.

Freddie Mercury ROF – circle up and hold six inches (4.5 for Mr. Roper), when it is your turn, complete 10 2-count Freddie Mercuries.

Hello Dollies IC

American Hammers IC

Plank/Merkin ROF  with flare

1 minute of Superman – Hardywood killed the 80’s style background echo.

COT, Number-rama, Name-a-rama and YHC took us out.



It was brisk this morning but we got warmed up with the Evolution of the Burpee.  Not too much mumblechatter and NONE immediately after the wheelbarrows – damn that hurt.  YHC was gasping for air and nearly plowed the field with is face a couple times.  Way to push through fellas.  Thanks for letting me lead today.  I am always honored to lead such a fine group of men.

Tater Hole – thanks for joining us.  Much respect for killing it today.  You are welcome in F3RVA any time and we hope to see you back soon.

Own the day men!

No more Gumbo for you!


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  1. Way to work men. Oyster and Swirly – thanks for partnering up and pushing me along (literally wrt Swirly).

    Great job guys.

    Let’s start reaching out to SOJ and NoToll Kotters and get our numbers back up – especially as we near March and the end of the hibernation period.

  2. Was there a porta potty out there for the Bobby Hurley jumpsquats?! Lools like a solid beat down, Gumbo!

  3. Great Q, Gumbo. Great being back after a 2 week break due to flu. As Flatline says, wash your hands regularly gents.

  4. What a welcome back to reality. Thanks Gumbo, between the bench work, wheelbarrows and bear crawls my arms are now toast.