Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Five, Ten, Fifteen, then down the Slide we go!


Four warriors stepped onto the frozen tundra of Atlee High School for a 24 degree snowy beatdown.  Wait a minute, Helix is in shorts and a t-shirt.  It must be sunny and 70 again in F3RVA!  This is what occurred.

Mosey to bus loop


  • 40 SSH IC
  • 10 Don Quixotes IC
  • 15 Arm Circles (10 small, 5 big) IC / Reverso
  • 10 Ball Dippers IC
  • 10 Merkins IC
  • 10 Angles Knee Bends IC
  • 10 Foot to Hand Mountain Climbers IC
  • 10 Merkins IC
  • 20 LBCs

Mosey to Chickahominy Track and Partner Up

  • Activity #1 – Partner Carry around the track.  Every time the partners rotate, both partners do 25 merkins and 25 Freddie Mercuries.
  • Activity #2 – One partner jogs around the track while the other does burpies.  The partners have to complete 100 burpies combined.

Mosey to playground

  • Activity #3 – Each Pax member will rotate between the following exercises for 8 minutes.
    • 5 pullups
    • 10 merkins
    • 15 jump squats
    • go down the slide

Mosey back to the VSF

COT – Numberama, Name-o-rama, YHC took us out.


When YHC signed up to Q for this date about a month ago, he didn’t anticipate a snow day.  Because the parking lots were basically ice skating rinks, it was much safer for the Pax to head over to the snowy track and playground than to try to exercise on the pavement.  The following were general observations from today.

  • 50% of the Pax members had bare knees.  Although that percentage is acceptable in most nano-regions of F3RVA, it is not acceptable in Daville.  As we observed with Helix, it was sunny and 70.
  • How cold does it have to be for Helix before he puts on long sleeves?
  • Not sure if it was the temperature, but during Name-o-rama, Wheelie confused his last name with his F3 name.  YHC doesn’t believe he officially changed his actual name to Dave Wheelie.  Wheelie quickly corrected this but it was funny.
  • Even though the Pax was in continuous motion, the mumblechatter was strong throughout the workout.

The highlight from today was the slide.  As YHC gave instructions for the 5 pullups, 10 merkins, 15 jump squats rotations, Spike suggested to end each rotation by going down the slide.  The slide is probably around 12 feet long and does not appear to be designed for 6 foot adults.  The last 4 feet of the slide was covered in snow.  After all 4 of us went down the slide, the snow was finally knocked off thanks to Helix who shouted as he got a shirt full of snow.  Once the snow was gone, this allowed Helix to get so much speed that he flew several feet off the end of the slide for a crash landing.

YHC feels truly blessed with the opportunity to lead with such a fine group of men.  Great job to all Pax members today!

Gotta Run!



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  1. Phonics, that workout was just cruel. Totally aligned with the that-which-does-no-kill-us philosophy. In sum, it rocked!

    I can’t decide which is harder: 100 burpees with pipeline run in sweltering heat, or 100 burpees in the snow with track run.

    Wheelie, it was great partnering with you today. I totally get the last name debacle. I have found that I can’t pronounce my last name in sub-freezing weather, so I don’t even try.

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