Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Early 3 year anniversary


12 warriors landed in the Atlee high school parking lot for an early 3 year anniversary celebration that went something like this…

Mosey past the bus loop to the front of the middle school.

COP All IC – 50 SSHs, 25 LBCs, 25 crab cakes, 10 hand-release merkins (HRMs), 20 copperhead squats, 10 don quixotes, 10 helicopters, arm circles.

Mosey to the bus loop.

11s with running variety – Count off by 2s. All begin with 1 HRM. The 1s start by running forward around the outer bus loop. The 2s start by running backward around the inner bus loop. 10 two-count mountain climbers on the far side. Switch the bus loop each time. Continue until the 11s are completed.

Mosey to the flag

MOM All IC – 20 two-count american hammers, 20 freddie mercuries, 10 two-count flutterkicks, 20 HRMs

Numberama, Namerama, Announcements, YHC took us out.


YHC initially signed up to Q this workout thinking that it was the 3-year anniversary of DaVille and also of YHC’s time with F3. Spit looked up the date and discovered that it was actually 3/22/16. Close enough…

YHC led the PAX to the front of Chickahominy Middle School because that is the location that the F3 app showed for DaVille three years ago (and still does today). The mumblechatter was at a normal level, including Emoji’s exclaiming, “MY FAVORITE” when YHC called for Don Quixotes.

YHC then led the PAX to the bus loop because that is where his first F3 workout took place under the leadership of Circle K. The PAX engaged in a mix of bus loop runs – running forward around the outer loop, running backwards around the inner loop. The PAX groaned after the halfway mark of the inner loop because of the incline. YHC didn’t plan on the surprise Bernie Sanders as part of the loop.

Spike absolutely crushed the 11s. Spit and Helix were not far behind. MayTag was a warrior and demonstrated the grit that all early F3 participants need to show in order to grow in strength. The old quote, “The workouts do not get easier but you will get stronger” applied today for him and many others. The PAX did not disappoint with their tenacity.

It may not be the official 3-year anniversary but it is close (10 days away). I can’t thank God enough for the gift of F3. It has given me an outlet in the midst of many intense and stressful years. I have discovered new friends and I have rediscovered my love for outdoor adventure, even if it is in a parking lot. I am truly grateful for F3 and all of you.

The Carpenter


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  1. Great workout The Carpenter. Creative! Backwards running really gets you going. Best way to pump up the volume before sitting on a plane all day.

  2. Great Q Carpenter! Way to fight those your cold to lead this one. Thanks Helix for keeping me on pace during the 11’s.