Always 70 and Sunny
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Tomorrow Isn’t Guaranteed – But Today’s Beatdown Is


29 Fall Lovers posted at 45 MOM for the annual gathering of the changing of the seasons. The air was cool and crisp, and it went down like this:

Mosey to COP. Lineup and army crawl across the field.

COP: Helicopters IC / Invisible Jump Ropes IC / Arm Circles IC / 5 burpees OYO / LBCs IC. Mosey to the tennis courts.

THANG 1: Super Dora. 200 Merkins. 400 SSHs. 600 Flutter Kicks (single count). Timer runs to the end of the 4 tennis courts and back.

THANG 2: 4-Corners. 10 burpees. 10 burpees. 10 burpees. 10 burpees.

THANG 3: Tug-O-War. Teams of 4 squared off round robin style. 4 rounds for each team.

MARYWWIIs IC waiting on the six. 60 seconds of pain – six inches – Swirly count. 5 burpees OYO.

YHC took us out.

Announcements: CSAUP this Sat. 7:00 a.m. Shelter One at FHP. See TYA. Hammers and Ales 11/10. See Viral. Coat donations on Saturdays. See Marmaduke.

NMS: YHC arrived on the scene in time to set up the tug-o-war under cover of darkness. Swirly knew something was up. No one else was there. PAX poured in and by 5:27, at least three clean white shirts were spotted. Nope. Not here. Not today. 5:30. Time to go. Mosey to the COP field. Thanks to our three bretheran in white, army crawl start – one side of the field to the other. Get out your Tide sticks, boys.

YHC had no idea how long the Super Dora would take, but on this cool, crisp morning the PAX blew through it. Solid mumblechatter throughout. I guess next time we’ll hold the Merkins for the 600.

Tug-O-War was solid as always. Teams were uneven, but NBD. The point was to duke it out, and that we did. Thank you Kubota for lending the rope.

Welcome WACO. WACO advised that he is a man of many hats. As was David Koresh. Flange (who brought WACO) advised that he is a wedding planner. David Koresh was ordained (close enough). David Koresh was a student. WACO is a student. YHC liked Wedding Planner initially, but upon reflection, felt it did not run deep enough. WACO may run to deep, but it sticks.

On the way out, YHC shared that we lost an acquaintance yesterday – Rich Tandler of NBC Sports Washington. I didn’t know him well, but knew him, and had shared several beers with him over our love for the Redskins. Yet another reminder not to sleep in. To go and get it, because you never know when your turn is up. YHC was thankful for all that the morning brought, even the white shirts.

Res Ipsa Loquitur – The Beatdown Speaks For Itself


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  1. Thanks for the opportunity to lead men. Posting today had special meaning. Each day I try and bring special meaning to the workouts. We all should. As BT pointed out during Second F, this time of the year is extremely busy. We all need to “stop and smell the roses.”

  2. Well said brother! A great reminder.

    Nice beatdown too. I’ll be sure to breakout my white Hooters shirt that I won from Wilson’s Golf Tourney next time Vinny is Qing…that should lead to some fun.

    Great job guys.

  3. Great Q, Vinny! I would still be there trying to push out 600 Merkins! Just in case anyone was wondering, team #1 went undefeated on the tug-o-war…we may have had the extra body? Welcome to WACO. I didn’t do a great job explaining that he officiates weddings for close friends, but I think everyone got the gist of it.

    Thanks for the reminder to embrace each day. Have a great day, men!

  4. Well said Vinny and great beatdown! I always enjoy a trip to 45 MOM. I like the idea of 600 Merkins but let’s take out the SSH next time. People are going to start thinking you are The Carpenter! 😉

  5. Swirly (F3 Corporate) on

    Awesome morning for a beatdown !
    Great job guys.
    True words – Vinny.
    See y’all in the gloom.

  6. Great beatdown Vinny…as usual!

    45MOM is not part of my usual F3 routine…but I showed up today thinking it was Flange’s VQ. Guess I misread the Q sheet…glad I did!

  7. Oh baby! Great Q Vinny and welcome Waco. Today was a solid beatdown. Make it a good one fellas.

  8. Terrific and impactful close there Vinny. Really put things into perspective.

    WACO!?…Well done…vast improvement.

    (Welcome WACO and many returns.)