Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Gumbo’s Back on the Menu


Well hello again folks! 19 of my favorite men, including 1 FNG (Reservoir) broke free from the sack to welcome Gumbo back into the gloom on the lush and wet fields of NoToll…no better site for re-entry. It went a little something like this:

Mosey to the back parking lot for COP and wait a minute on the New Market Clown Car folks while I provide the disclaimer to our FNG.

COP, all IC, including:

  • SSHs x36 (1 for each day YHC was away from RVA)
  • DQs
  • Helicopters
  • Imperial Walkers
  • Copperhead Squats
  • Merkins
  • LBCs x36 again
  • Flutter Kicks


Triple Check with a 17-state Kicker

In teams of 3, Partner 1 does dips on the bleachers, Partner 2 planks on the field, while Partner 3 runs across the field, does 17 merkins (1 for each state that the Gumbo-mobile drove through in the family vacation) and runs back. Repeato x3

Logging the Mile(s)

Mosey over to Pavilion to log a “mile” that was representative of the 6,778.2 miles that I logged in my car to be exact (but who’s counting) as follows:

  • Lap around the field
  • stop at Pavilion for: 67 1-ct mountain climbers, 78 SSHs and 2 burpees
  • Repeato x4
  • Al Gore for the six

Slowsy back to the basketball courts for Mary


  • First hold six inches (or as much as you’ve got) until the SIX arrives.
  • Then, Hello Dollies IC
  • APDs IC
  • Freddie Mercuries in varying cadence from SLOOOW to fast and back to SLOOW.
  • 30 seconds of Superman

Back to the Flag for COT, Number-rama, Name-a-rama and YHC took us out


  • Summer Tour continues. Get to DaVille and SOJ and stamp your passport.
  • HDHH at Kuba Kuba 2 tomorrow – 6:00 p.m. for the run and Posh will be there at 6:45 for the drinks.
  • RAMM Gears Amateur Hour #2 this Friday
  • Labor Day convergence at Timberwolf at 0700 – DaVillians make your hotel reservations. Rooms go fast SOJ.


Oh, it was so great to be back in the gloom. And, to wake up at 0440 with butterflies and nerves about my Q — LOVE IT!

Great to have FNG – Tyler (Reservoir — because of his Midlo/SOJ routes) in the gloom for the first time all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, even better. Thanks for joining us Reservoir – come back soon and often.

It was also great meeting some new guys, including partnering with Fresh Prince as part of my triple-check group. That man can fly and destroyed the “Miles” workout. Way to go man. I look forward to catching up with you more and learning how you got your name.

I had a wonderful family vacation. Logged a lot of miles – both in the car and on the mountains. It was a great adventure, and I am so thankful to have the ability to do that stuff. Those memories will last forever.

It is equally as wonderful to be able to return to the Gloom with my F3 brothers after 36 days and instantly it feels like I never left. The fellowship and commaradarie and motivation reignites immediately. So blessed! Thank you all.

I look forward to finishing up the Summer Tour and catching up with all those I have missed for the past month.

Spread the positive energy we build every morning, men!

No More Gumbo For You! For today.


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  1. Great Q. Way to bring it through the whole workout. The Mary was extra hard for me this morning for some reason – maybe it was just me.

    My feet were hurting after all those SSHs and Mountain Climbers.

    Glad to have you back Gumbo!

    And welcome to Reservoir! Glad to have you out. You killed it this morning – most FNGs are sucking wind and ready to puke by the end.

  2. Excellent workout Gumbo, you never disappoint and worth the toll. Great to see my Dogpile and SOJ F3 brothers. Cheers and welcome back!

  3. Cant wait to hear about the trip! If there are any SOJ peeps who are planning to host davillians that night, I will take you up on that offer!