Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

What’s In A Name


With the time change firmly in our past, 34 warriors and 1 FNG were greeted with sunny skies and 70 degree weather. With 3 minutes to spare before go time, YHC hastily arrived and we headed out in the gloom for a beatdown that went something like this:

COP / Warmup: Imperial Walkers x10 IC (which I mistakenly started out doing Imperial Squat Walkers until corrected). Cherry Pickers x10 IC. Russian Soldiers x10 IC. 10 Burpees OYO.

4×50’s. Run 1 loop, do 50 merkins. Run a 2nd loop, do 50 squats, Run a 3rd loop, do 50 LBC’s. Run a 4th loop, do 50 Monkey Humpers. Plank until done with Swirly leading.

Burp-n-Pull at the Rusty Cage. Mosey to the Rusty cage where it was a little darker than I considered. Yet like brave warriors, we pushed through. Do 1 pull-up, run to the fire hydrant, do 1 Burpee. Run back. Do 2 pull-ups, run to the fire hydrant, do 2 Burpees. Pyramid up until you reach 5 and then pyramid back down. Hardywood led us in some Mary as we waited for the PAX to finish.

Dora at the Amphitheater. After a lot of mumble chatter from Wilson about the amount of running, we went to the Amphitheater for a Dora. The running part was up and down the Amphitheater, with the exercises being 100 Merkins, 200 Squats, and 300 LBC’s. Plank until done with Swirly leading.

Burp-n-Merk at the Carillon. We wrapped up our time at the Carillon where we ran across the field and did 1 traditional Burpee with 1 push-up at the bottom. Run back and a do 1 Burpee with 2 push-ups at the bottom. Pyramid up until 5. Plank when done.

Mosey back to the flag for 60 seconds of Burpees OYO. Number-a-rama. Name-a-rama. Gomer Pyle took us out. SOJ won the Ghost flag.

Announcements. This coming Saturday’s DogPile workout will start 1 hour later at 7am. There is talk of a pre-workout launching from ET’s. Look for a preblast for details. I think there were other announcements, but I forgot. So add them in the comments section.

NMS. This was my first DogPile queue and I was grateful to lead you fine men on a running heavy beatdown. I like to keep my queue’s simple: Run, ground-n-pound, repeat. I appreciated the friendly mumble chatter, especially from Wilson. So I partnered with him on the Dora so we could suffer together. Thanks to Swirly and Hardywood for helping me out at the end with Planks and Mary while we waited for the PAX. You guys are great leaders. It was great seeing Greenbow back after the birth of his son.

We also welcomed an FNG from New Market, also named Wilson (real name). I apologize to all as my naming leadership is pretty poor and today was no exception. It didn’t help that Wilson kept yelling at me to hurry up and choose. With no good names flowing out, I postponed the decision until we had a more fruitful discussion at ET’s, where we discovered that FNG is a dancer. This led to proposals like Swayze (Dirty Dancing), Carlton (Fresh Prince of Bel Air), Danny Kaye (Christmas Vacation). Hardywood lobbied for Carpetbagger (Northerners who come to the South). As a fan of Christmas vacation, I’m going with Danny Kaye.

The time at ET’s was full of laughs, hot coffee, and tasty (albeit slightly overpriced) food. The new CSAUP challenge was also issued at TYA’s table to anyone who could row 2000 meters in 7 minutes. Circle K is 0 for 5, but Swirly is ready to step up to the batter’s box (in more than one way) next.

Have a great weekend and see ya in the gloom!



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  1. Great Q, Ollivander! I had 3.4 miles on my Garmin. I have never ever seen anyone complete 50 squats as quick as Bodos! I was expecting Hardywood to finish them first and rake off on the loop but Bodos looked like a freakin jackhammer! Well done to my Dora partner Pavoratti! The name you are looking for is T-Swifty, Honeydo’s grown up 2.0

  2. Nice Q Ollivander! Wilson can say what he wants…I, for one, am a fan of the run, ground-n-pound, repeat beatdowns. Already looking forward to your next one.

  3. Olivander,
    I love you! Mean it, but I am disappointed, just disappointed! Carlton was good. Not sure I get the Danny Kaye reference, but you are the Q and we shall call Wilson Danny Kaye. Just like Heix will forever be Blue Balls and McRib will always be Kevin Bacon, Danny Kaye will always be Carlton! What a great beat down! See ou all in the gloom.

  4. That was a brutal Q, great job! I had to keep moving today to avoid falling asleep today. I’m going to enjoy a few beers tonight in celebration!

  5. Born runners Q with lots of running…today’s workout did not disappoint. Run, exercise, run…whew!! Nicely done, Ollie. Love the Danny Kaye reference as well.

    Bodo’s was clearly juicing today. On the Dora, he crushed it…never seen anything like his speed on the steps. Thanks for partnering.

    Good times at ETs.

  6. Great Q for “back from f3 paternity leave” I’ll tell you tomorrow whether I’m feeling it. As of tonight, just excited to be back. Missed you guys!

  7. Swirly (F3 Corporate) on

    Well done Oli – atta baby – strong work… Love the Vacation clip…
    Well done guys – breakfast club then dogpile – we got us some miles in!
    ET’s as always = Boom !
    See y’all in the gloom…

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