Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Dig The Damn Well


14 stud muffins shunned the temptress that is the fart sack and committed to making themselves better. Despite cooler temps in the Richmond metro area, it was a successful 70 and sunny at Batteau.

COP: SSH X 20, IW X 20, Lunges X 10, WWII X 20, FC X 20, HRM X 20

Mosey to tennis courts

FOUR SQUARE: The old Hardywood goto came out of the stables for the first exercise. Here’s how this works. On each round add a corner, then hit each corner as you make your way back to the start. So on round two you’ll do corners #1, #2, #1 then on round three you’ll do corners #1, #2, #3, #2, #1. Got it….good. This ended up being a ton of merkins and a helluva way to start a Monday.

  • Corner #1 10 shoulder tap merkins
  • Corner #2 20 wide grip merkins
  • Corner #3 30 decline merkins
  • Corner #4 40 regular merkins

Mosey to Spring of Success.

DORA: All of YHCs knowledge really boils down to three things; 1990s baseball trivia, rollerblading and that if you are gonna show up on a Monday…you are ready to bring it. The pax put on a show!

Partner up. One partner runs down the Hill of Ill Repute to the first light on the left and the second partner is completing the following exercises to a specific quantity in succession. Exercises are as follows

  • 100 Captain Thors
  • 200 Imperial Squat Walkers
  • 300 Two Count Flutter Kicks

Mosey Back To The Flag

Numberma, namerama and the greatness that is Flatline took us out.


You can order custom F3 Dr. Try Hard (or is it simply Try Hard) shirts here. It’s extra to get your own name on it. https://f3rva.org/2019/12/20/your-f3-name-shirt/

Oyster is the best and a beast. Not only has he organized the Winter Tour of 2020, word on the street is that he’s on the organizing committee of the Earth Day 5K and Reese Strong 5K.

MyFace & Tic Tac: Fact; there are way to many social media channels and 99% of the crap on them is mental Doritos. Fact #2; most people post only the things they want other people to see and most people do it from the toilet. If you are like YHC you justify some social media channels to stay in touch with F3 buddies. Honey Do has set up an F3RVA Slack channel.

Moleskin: YHC is borderline obsessed with the following book; Second Mountain by David Brooks (thanks to Bodos for the recommendation). If you are reading this stupid backblast then you will love this book. Do yourself and your family a solid and read this book.

Many concepts from the book resonated deeply with me and this one starts with a Parker Palmer quote; “If you can’t get out of something, then get into it. Brooks goes on to write. “If you can’t easily walk away from something , then the only way forward is to double down. When the well of love dries up, it takes an act of will to dig a little deeper.”

When all the things that used to work seemingly stop in their tracks or you get frustrated and tired, or even worse when you simply feel like your best effort leaves you stuck, sometimes the only thing to do is dig the damn well. As long as you keep digging, you’ll hit that eternal spring.


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  1. Swirly (F3 Corporate) on

    I’m digging buddy !
    Great Q !
    Way to work guys.
    See y’all in the gloom…

  2. Way to work fellas. After the annual holiday sabbatical to the motherland, I had this day circled on the calendar. Thanks for the big numbers today. It’s a privilege fellas!

  3. Decline merkins on a chain link fence. No way to make those easy. Christmas vacation was over early this morning!

    Happy birthday, my friend. 41 is no spring chicken. When do they make you re-take the driving test?

    Way to push, Flatline.