Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Prom Pain… 25 years later…


The morning was 70 and partly sunny… 8 fighters stormed into the Atlee High School parking lot for a fun fest that went something like this…

Mosey around the parking lot and back out parking lot entrance to the neighboring building.

COP – ALL IC – 20 SSHs, 5 merkins, 20 imperial walkers, 5 merkins, 20 copperhead squats, 5 merkins, don quixotes, 5 merkins, 20 LBCs, 5 merkins, arm circles.

Mosey to the far end of the parking lot.

Curb Crawl – 11s 

Bear crawl across the parking lot, 1 hand-release merkin. Crab crawl back across the parking lot, 10 heels-to-heaven… continue for 11s…

Mosey to the front of the parking lot

Construction Zone Running & Exercises

Partner up. One partner exercises while the other runs up the construction area toward the yet-to-be-completed bridge (about 2/3 of the way up) and back. The other partner exercises. 50 merkins, 100 WWII sit-ups, 50 merkins. Each partner did the full set of exercises.

Mosey to the SF

30 flutter kicks IC

Numerama, Namerama, Announcements, YHC took us out


  • Summer challenge
  • 2018 Reese Strong 5K is a few months away
  • 2019 Reese Strong 5K is a few more months away


YHC’s older sister has reminded him that June 12th was one of the worst days of YHC’s life… It was on June 12th, 1993 that a girl smashed YHC’s heart after the junior prom. YHC was kinda dramatic back in the day and the memory has taken on a life of its own.

YHC’s goal for today’s workout was to dish out the same level of pain that he felt on that fateful day 25 years ago!

The PAX took off running toward the News 12 van (election day!) and made their presence known early. YHC led the PAX to some new territory “off campus” at the neighboring building. Mumble chatter was light at first and everyone noticed that Lab Rat wasn’t present or maybe only YHC noticed that…

The curb crawls provided all kinds of surprises. Spit and Spike noticed a frog at the end of the parking lot as they bear crawled toward it. The frog eventually leaped toward YHC’s spot and then was gone. The sound of more frogs in the background led some to believe that we might be under attack by a swarm of frogs soon but that never transpired.

A new section of road is being built on Atlee Rd and it involves a sizable elevation gain toward the bridge that will eventually go over the railroad tracks. YHC had in mind to make the PAX run up and down the road after seeing someone jog on it a few weeks ago. Mission accomplished. The PAX seemed to enjoy conquering new territory and getting a nice view of the surrounding area. Spike wondered if the police would arrest but then realized that he could blame the two pastors present for the decision to run on the new road. YHC let SLASH know that he could hide in the port-o-john if needed since it was halfway up the hill…

Emoji was full of crazy energy. Some things never change. Kit Kat was a silent assassin who went to work and killed the workout. Spit dominated the hill and left everyone in the dust.

YHC revealed the June 12th theme at the very end of the beat down. It may not have been as painful as having someone crush your high school heart but it was still painful. Maybe one day I’ll get over it but it may not be until June 12th, 2043 (the 50 year anniversary). I hope to still be attacking the F3 workouts at that point with my brothers in the gloom!

The Carpenter



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  1. Great beatdown Carpenter! Those 11’s with crab walking were no joke. It was great to take things off campus today. That gave me some ideas for future Q’s.

    Glad to see Kit Kat and Pick 2 regulars again. Also there was a Wheelie sighting today! DaVille Gear in full force.

  2. I purposely altered my route to go past DaVille hoping to see the PAX! Looked like you were having fun trespassing. Though Spike could out run any cops if needed.

    I’ll be back in regular attendance in July. See you then!