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32 came from across the RVA converged upon Heartbreak Ridge for their first 2019 post.

Honeydo:  COP of SSH, Don Qs, Merkins, Scorpion Kicks, Flutterkicks, Hillbillies.  Grab 2 Cinder blocks.  10 Deep Merkins on your Cinder blocks.  2 laps of Catch me if you can with 1 man carrying 2 blocks.  20 Overhead presses.  10 Sit & Press.

Handshake:  Head to Pemberton ES Bus Loop.  Wheelbarrow up and back with Merkin at each pole.  Crab Walk up hill while other man Flutterkicks.

Mr Holland:  Drop coupons back off and head down to Heartbreak hill.  Triple check-ish of Jerkins, Bernie Sanders up heartbreak hill, run lap with 5 Burpees at the 50 yard line.

Atilla:  Hot Lava Shimmy then 4 corners on blacktop:  10, 15, 20, 25 WWII Situps.  Back to Flag.  TYA took us out.

NMS – Despite Kubota’s lobbying to start at 5:30 the 7:00 crowd was strong with 32 pax including FNG Swinger.  Flipper got an early start at Spider Run apparently.  Several PAX were sweating off  the previous night excesses and not at 100% (including YHC).  Each PAX grabbing 2 Cinder blocks was a little much, had Fudd been there he’d ask us to build him another shed with them.  It is good to get some use out of all that fancy new material that the Henrico Co. meals tax we are paying for.

Handshake must’ve been gunning to have someone spill Merlot with his Wheelbarrow/Merkins.  Not sure he accomplished that goal but guessing some pax were close.  Then why not burn the shoulders up more with a good 100 meter crab walk? Swiper lamented on the run back that between the Cinder blocks, Wheelbarrow, and Crab Walks that this morning was not the day to forget his gloves.

Mr Holland said muddy shoes be dammed, we were going to the Jerkin Gym which was muckier than ever.  On the 4  Corners Jville blew the PAX away, hitting Respect hasn’t slowed him at all.

Mr Holland treated the PAX to coffee for those making it to Starbucks.  Pretty sure we won’t be asked back there, definitely not the same as ETs but still good times.  If you want to put a goal down in writing put it in the comments below.  For today those posting, 31 of us can enjoy we are tied for 2019 Big Data with Swirly.

YHC arrived home and talked with a neighbor while cleaning up from our combined NYE party.  She asked how many men where there and when I said 32 she said “That’s amazing” and you know what she’s right.


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  1. Great job to all the guys who Q’d, and to Swinger, who enjoyed an hour long hot potato Q beat down as his first post. You crushed it!

  2. I tweeted earlier: 200 posts in 2019.
    …And may my weight never again approach that number.

  3. Swinger – way to go on your first F3 beatdown, uphill wheelbarrows and crabwalks aren’t seen everyday but you’ll be surprised how fast you can adapt and overcome if you make a beatdown a habit.

    Honey do – my first convergence and first heartbreak ridge ?

  4. How truly fortunate I am to have the opportunity to kick off the year with all of you knuckleheads. Thanks fellas!

  5. Great morning. Goals are to free up my shoulder, kick the grow rucks ass, lift more heavy stuff, maybe a marathon, and of course continue to better myself physically, mentally, and spiritually. Happy New Year boys

  6. That was a great way to start the new year, thanks for taking the lead Honeydo!

    My goal this year is to get to or over 200 posts and increase my Q ratio. I’d like to sprinkle in some other F3 events too.

  7. Swirly (F3 Corporate) on

    I had a few beers the night before but Uh I thought I was there ??
    Way to work guys – Happy New Year !

  8. My bad. Fixed. Maybe get facial recognition for pictures to prefill in PAX list? It’s 2019 guys…