Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Stay Thirsty my Friends


23 eager pupils of the Gloom Grammar School posted in time for the bell to ring and begin another study on self discipline under the tutelage of the Great Teacher (Yahweh). Some of the usual class clowns were present to lighten the mood in spite of their peer DTH attempting to keep order. Here follows the provided assignments for the day:


Mosey to Grass Circle for COP #1:

  • Welcome & F3 Disclaimer
  • SmurfJacks x10 IC
  • DQ x10 IC
  • Body Builders (8ct Burpee) x10 IC
  • Hairy Rockettes x10 IC
  • DTH’s x10 IC
  • Wilson’s Stretch
  • Leg-up Merkins x5 IC (each side)

Mosey to Carillon Field for COP #2:

  • DirtyMacDeuce – Bear crawl the length of the field, stopping at each quarter to complete x12 reps of the following: Carolina Dry Docks, Lt Dan’s, & WWII’s
  • ABC’s for the SIX

Mosey to Policeman Statue for COP #3:

  • Circle up for Captain Thor IC
  • x1 WW2 then x4 AmHam …escalate 2:8, 3:12, 4:16, 5:20…all the way to 10:40

Mosey to Fountain Lake for COP #4:

  • Pause mosey twice for the SIX, doing x30 Mtn Climbers & x30 SSH’s
  • Partner Up at the Lake
  • Alternate Partner Carries between lights
  • Each light – x5 Booyah Merkins
  • Audible #1 after 1/3 to perform x3 Burpees at each light
  • Audible #2 after 2/3 to perform x10 LBC’s each light

Mosey BTTF:

  • Flutters x20 IC …x3 sets
  • APD’s x20 IC
  • Freddie M’s x20 IC
  • Wilsons, Fudds
  • Merkins x10 IC
  • …some other stuff…
  • Tempo Merkins x10 IC
  • Plankercises
  • Close out with SSH’s


  • Counterama #23
  • Namerama
  • Announcerama (see Comments)
  • YHC took us out in Prayer


  • A fine day to finish the DTH 1 year anniversary week of Q’s, and YHC would like to give a special shout-out to our class clowns – Wilson, Upchuck, Handshake, and Greenbow for their tireless efforts to keep YHC from taking himself (or the workout routines) too seriously. YHC has a weakness to overthink, try to control, or become too easily frustrated with himself or others when things aren’t going according to plan. DTH apologizes. We are all students of the Holy Spirit’s leading and brothers in arms – to grow stronger for one another and anyone else on our path. Stay thirsty my friends!

About Author

Joined F3 at NoToll 9/25/18. Started The FORGE 4/4/19. Fealty to SOJ. Follower of Jesus Christ. Pediatrician. Missionary. Husband to the M since 2005. Papa to a couple awesome 2.0's "Oreo" & "Banjo".


  1. Great workout this morning DTH, 8 count warmup routines are an inspiration and over multiple attempts will be mastered by the group. I track my workouts with my iWatch and we burned 790 calories today. Was glad to be part of the wrap up of your year anniversary week tour. Way to go everyone, see you in the gloom! CB

  2. Congratulations on 1 year DTH. I’m glad to be on the list of class clowns. You bring your own spin/flavor to traditional workouts. Keep up the great work.

  3. Sorry I missed it men.

    Your driving and also leaning leadership attitude is something for all of us to emulate – you are unafraid of trying something new and keeping what sticks.

    Leading men in workouts is one thing. Leading men in all aspects of F3 and being someone to emulate while nurturing other leaders is else something else altogether.

    Happy 1 year anniversary TH.

    Gitty up.

  4. No apology needed, but I receive it. Hahahaha..

    Love you brother, appreciate your leadership and push to bring our potential to the surface. Your getting Draper out there is how I found this group 51 weeks ago!! Appreciate that you were so excited about it from the start that you were asking DD and getting him to tell others about it!
    (Spoiler alert, my 1 year anniversary is Thursday at 45MOM.)

    Also, I agree with corned beef above, I was just telling you how i get ~550-600 calories on a bootcamp and ~750 on a run.. Today’s beatdown clocked in at 740 (!)

    Great job bringing it for this past year.. looking forward to many, many more!

  5. Congrats on a year! The class clowns helped to brighten the gloom for me. My favorite was “how do bears do this all the time?”

  6. Good workout and Q, gentlemen. Solid work today. Congratulations on the year, DTH (aka Dr. Ted Henderson). Way to jump in and make a commitment to yourself and to the group.

    YHC objects to being a clown – merely was informing a local preacher that his congregation might have been infested with marsupials and other vermin.

    Nice to partner with Bulkhead on the partner carry…Flipper is waiting for your call.