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F3 RVA Celebrates Earth Day: News at 11


Four tree huggers brought their gardening gloves and shovels to Forest Hill Park in honor of Earth Day 2018, and it went something like this:

Mosey to the planning area to establish the day’s activities and celebrations. YHC was so excited to be one with mother earth, that he may not recall all that we did, but here is what YHC recalls:  SSHs / Helicopters / DQs / Imperial Walkers.

Mosey to the Playground: pull-ups (5) / Derkins (10) / Incline Merkins (15) / Dips (20) / LBCs (25) x 3

Mosey down the hill, grab rocks, mosey back up to green space beside the lower tennis courts. Circle up. Ring around the rosie merkins (great way to be one with mother earth), PAX picks up rocks for overhead slams (sorry mother earth) 5 x at each rock. Back down for another round of ring around the rosie merkins. One more set of overhead slams (we mean no harm, mother earth).

Leave rocks, time to express our one-ness with mother nature.  Nine trees. Hand release merkins (5) / WWIIs (5) at each tree. You could taste the worms. On your six. Mark Spitz joined us to plant a few sapplings. Flutter kicks – ouch.

Time to get to work. These trees won’t plant themselves. Partner up. Wheel barrow a load of mulch to nearby tree. Drop the mulch (touch the tree) and return the wheel barrow (backwards). Switch up and deliver a second load of mulch.

PAX was really feeling the earth day love. Different partners. Plant (touch) a tree. 7 /5 / 3 / 1. Partner does SSHs. Hardywood was so taken by the sunrise that he forgot to count. Is happens to all us tree huggers, bro. Don’t sweat it. Peace and love!

Rinse repeat (modified). Plant (touch) more trees. On your own. 5 / 3 / 1. 5 merks in between just to ensure the PAX was one with the earth.

Army crawl to nearby tree – 40 yards of one-ness.

Back to the flag. Ring of Fire. 3 burpees while PAX sits in plank and admires once again all that mother earth has to offer.

Hardywood took us out.

Congrats to Spit and his #Colonial200 brothers (sorry if YHC is leaving anyone out). It got Swirley’s competitive juices flowing – wow! Time for an F3RVA squad to field a team for next year.

Great start to the week (and remember to recycle)!




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  1. Swirly (F3 Corporate) on

    Way to work guys – great way to start the week!
    Enjoyed the mossy back Sippy !
    See y’all in the gloom..

  2. Great job gents! This is a great way to start the day. The backwards wheelbarrows were no joke. Make it a great one fellas.

  3. Great and creative Back blast, Vinny! It looks like the beat down was just as creative! Good job guys!

  4. Thanks Kubota. Monday is always the hardest day to get out, and always the best day to get out.

  5. Hot Potato Qs are always the toughest, but always make for a great workout. Makes Mondays a nice start to the week. Thanks gents for making it happen.

  6. Creative backblast, Vinnie. It was a good mix of exercises today. The birds were singing too in celebration.