Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

“Good things come to those who wait….but only the things left by those who hustle.”


You know those guys who get into a position of no real authority at all (think mall cops, meter maids, first time Q’s), and think the rules don’t apply to them?  Those guys disgust me. 

As I write this extremely delinquent back blast, the thought has occurred to question F3’s intelligence as a whole to give this responsibility to guy they nicknamed Probation, but I digress.  This morning Handshake informed me there’s also a rumor circulating that Swirly can pick off a field mouse from 300 yards away with the right rifle and from that distance it’s hard to tell the difference between my head and a field mouse.   

So 14 warriors showed up at Dogpile this past Saturday for a dual Q with Hitchhiker and YHC at the helm, and this is how it went down.

First, Hitchhiker requested we number off, 1 & 2.  Hardywood requested we all brush up on our Korean so we continued with “Hana” (1) and “Dull” (2).  Hitchhiker took his Magnificent 7 and here’s the story as I heard it:

First, they moseyed through the Bump House to get to the crop circle East of the Virginia War Memorial Carillon Tower for some warm-ups, about a mile run.

The warm-ups were as follows:

Arm circle x10 (both direction)

DQ x10

Helicopters x10

American Hammers x20

LBC x 20

Merkins x10

Second, polar bear crawl to intersection, 10 LBC at the intersection, run down the hill, 10 burpees, Bernie Sanders up the hill, and 10 merkins.  3 rounds.

Third, they moseyed to the long field in front of the Carillon tower.  Then it was Dora with one partner run to the end of the field and back while the other partner was doing the following: WWII x100, American Hammers x 200 (2 counts), LBC x 300.

Lastly, they moseyed to “mixing bowl” behind the Amphitheater. Total 11s. 10 burpees and 1 merkin on one side, run into and out of the mixing bowl to the other side, repeat the same exercise, and ran back to the other side, did 9 burpees and 2 merkins. Due to time, we ended up doing up to 8 burpees and 3 merkins.  At the beginning of the exercise, Bodos asked Hitchhiker, “Are you mad at us?” To which he responded “No! I was soooo happy to be outside and exercise with PAX in a gorgeous weather during the Stay-At-Home period.”

They moseyed back to the flag.

Probation’s Lucky 7’s:

I took my crew of 7 hard charging heroes for warm-ups in the grass circle next to Caroline tower ( I know there’s probably a cooler term for that location I’ll be made aware of shortly). 


Being that this was my first Q, starting off strong was important.  In my mind we were to start with side straddle hops.  After sounding off, there was some confusion as to what I actually said.  The PAX insisted I said merkins, not side straddle hop, which was their excuse for all dropping to the merkin position while I remained standing.  Sensing the spirit of mutiny building, rather debating I apologized and moved on.  A potentially terrible situation was avoided and instead a symphony of sweat ensued that looked a little like this.


15 side straddle hops

15 Imperial Walkers

15 3 count LBC’s

15  Kimchi’s

15 Merkins

Thang 1

Taking the field in front of Caroline Tower we did 7 rounds running up and back, doing 7 reps every 25 yards on the way up:

7 Merkins

7 Mountain Climbers

7 Squats

7  WWII’s

Mosey to Fire Hydrant

Thang 2

Pairing up, partner one elbow planks at fire hydrant while other partner runs to pull bars and back, doing the following workout at the pull-up bars.  This was done for….wait for it……7 rounds:

7 Pull-ups

7 Squats

Mosey to stone wall:

Thang 3:

Partnering up, 1st partner did donkey kicks while other did merkins.  Went for 4 rounds due to time.

The entire PAX converged at the flag for Ring of Fire.  7 reps of the exercise of choice, we went through 13 exercises. 

We had a FNG, Laughing Gas’s son, who was given the incredibly awesome name of Cobra Kai.  Welcome Cobra Kai.

We ended with me using a website to randomly generate a bible verse for the group.  It was Matthew 6:34:  “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own.”  Bodos closed us out in a prayer.


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  1. Swirly (F3 Corporate) on

    Great BB – well done guys – sorry I missed this one – was moving my daughter out of her dorm and back home ….
    See y’all in the gloom..

  2. Handshake (aka Elbow Bump) on

    Probation, great job with your VQ. At least the beatdown itself was timely 😉

  3. Glad I avoided the wrath of Swirly that Handshake warned me about for being late on the BB. You’re were missed on Saturday, hope to see you soon.

  4. You mean the beatdown you gave me this morning for not posting the back blast? Yeah that WAS timely, and deserved.