43 of Richmond’s finest men appeared before dawn’s early light to start their Saturday in a way that most people only dream of! YHC needs a new watch but Kubota kept me up to speed. 0555, warning declared….”Hot Potato Q.” 0600……let’s mosey.
COP—x 12 Don Quixote’s. x 15 Copperhead Squats (PAX did not like YHC cadence, go figure), so quiet time. x 10 Burpees. x 12 LBC’s, x 5 Burpees. Enough. Let’s get this party started. Mosey to The Lawn.
Partner Carries with Merkins—> Partner carries for 30 steps and each partner x 15 Merkins. Switch and repeat. Down The Lawn and back. Q handed over to Wilson but Wilson was carrying a backpack. Try again. Q handed over to Hitchhiker, who stated, “What to do now?” Hitchhiker handled the call well and over to the amiptheatre the PAX went.
Incline Merkins and Dips…..a few practice exercises and PAX directed….row 1=x 17 Merkins and x 1 Dip, row 2=x 16 Merkins and x 2 Dips. Continue set count up the rows til x 1 Merkin and x 17 Dips completed. Or as rumor has it, something like that! Q handed over to Seymore. Back to The Lawn.
Hoops Challenge…..Seymore lead the PAX in a few basketball drills, including charge and down we went. Several minutes to feet slides, rapid fire foot stomps, and charges and Q handed over to Sippy Cup. Mosey over to the stage.
Rocky Prep Work…..Sippy Cup instructed PAX to form a circle and lead us in shadow boxing. Many jabs, hooks, upper cuts, and skull crushers later….lead with both L and R foot had PAX ready for the ring. Q hand over to EF Hutton. Mosey back to roundabat circle.
PAX circles up. Q picked an exercise-started with Monkey Humpers. One PAX member picked to run around the circle and the PAX member directly opposite chose to run too. Run in clockwise motion. Q picked several exercises while PAX awaited their turn to sprint the circle. Modified Duck, Duck, Goose. With 3 to spare, Q handed back to YHC and time to see the flags again.
Number-ama, Name-r-ama, Announcements: Shakedown lining up a Pint-Wood Derby race at Ardent-stay tuned! Puppy Pile next Saturday-see Ollivander.
YHC took us out!
NMS- 0530 gathering at EF for 1.8 mile run to Dogpile was outstanding. Seeing those flags fly as we trotted down Cary Street made YHC heart fill. That was the reason YHC woke up early for extra credit. And the run back, taking up the R lane of Cary Street with cars and buses honking their horn. No better way to start Saturday!!
YHC tried to mix up cadence in a funny way….fail….so burpees silences a crowd!
Hithhiker- just grab the Q, keep us moving, and great job! Seymore, Sippy Cup, Bootleg, and EF Hutton-oustanding work and way to make Dogpile awesome this morning!!
Back blast title was decided at the wonderful 2nd F. And boy, did F3 RVA take over this morning. All tables in use but one! And the PAX brought so much dirt we helped sweep before we left. Anyway, Handshake sure was moving around the circle that someone may have compared him to Jackie Joyner. Handshake, perfect compliment!
Men, way to start your Saturday and weekend in a perfect way. As YHC reflects from this past week, YHC was humbled again by all Q’s and reminded how special and unique F3 RVA is. Complacency may set in but do not let it settle, for we have been given a gift and blessing. YHC was reminded that with flags held high and an awesome group of men and 2.0 out to work our mind, body, and spirit.
YHC is PROUD of F3 RVA. Continue to make the weekend superb!
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