Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Homecoming Q-ueen


“Now you must free yourself from sloth,” my master said, “for sitting down or lying under covers, no one comes to fame, without which whoever consumes his life leaves such vestige of himself on earth as smoke in air or foam on water. Therefore get up, overcome your panting with the spirit which wins every battle if it does not sink with its heavy body…”

Dante’s Divine Comedy, CANTO XXIV – Vanni Fucci, 46-54

A stunning 15 bodacious beauties assembled on The Forge stage as this year’s Homecoming Court nominees. Many judges gave favorable nods towards young DTH, who’s recent heroic return from abroad carried the momentum of juicy gossip, but the ever-stunning Hardywood vied for the crown with dazzling popularity and charm. As the nominees pranced about stage, warming up for the talent show ahead, the sun broached the horizon and a temperate 70 degrees indicated the time had come. BANG! The starting gun fired, and off they twirled and skipped with dynamic energy to contend for the honor.


Mosey to the Knoller Coaster:

  • SLAUGHTER START with Bear crawling the 3 knolls, and completing x5 Burpees at the bottom and top of each knoll (x35 total)

Mosey to COP #1 in front of the School:

  • Welcome & F3 Disclaimer
  • DQ’s x10 IC
  • Imperial Soldiers x10 IC (that’d be an Imperial Walker alternated with a Russian Soldier… )
  • The Opus x10 IC
  • Freddie M’s x50 IC

Mosey to the Amphitheater for COP #3:

  • Dora the Explorer
  • Partner up to complete the following:
  • x100 Derkins
  • x200 Box Jumps
  • x300 Mountain Climbers (2-ct)
  • While one partner hammers Dora reps, the other Explores the area to lay hands on x1 tree, x1 stone, and x1 metal  object before teturning to relieve their partner (each time the runner mist find a DIFFERENT tree/stone/metal)
  • ABC’s for the SIX

Mosey to Field for COP #4:

  • No Cheat Merkins
  • DTH’s x10 IC
  • Over-Unders! …nope, AUDIBLE, too intimate for COVID… 
  • Merkins x10 IC

Mosey BTTF:

  • Copperhead Squats x10 IC
  • Cherry Pickers x10 IC
  • Carolina CD’s x10 IC
  • Nancy Kerrigan’s x10 IC
  • Protractor of Variable Degrees
  • Kimchi Twists x10 IC
  • Plank 6” HOLD IT, a few times


  • Counterama # 15
  • Namerama (Welcome ALIBI!)
  • Announcerama (see Comments)
  • ROGER ROGER took us out in Prayer


  • The annex of Richmond City stretched the legal limits to host a whopping 15 fartsack escapees protesting the return of DTH. There were some laughs as DTH knocked off the cadence rust (the F3PNG PAX were less about the cadence and more about the beatdown). We had the honor of welcoming a Doublemint FNG, birth named Dontae Buck, to the finest PAX in the land. Dontae is a budding lawyer, so nicknamed “ALIBI”. Welcome brother! Two new DTH originals made it into today’s beatdown, the “Imperial Soldiers” will need some getting used to, while “Dora the Explorer” produced a solid burn. YHC definitely felt the love this morning – you guys have no idea how much I missed your camaraderie. Thank you!!!

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. ***July 4th CONVERGENCE at NOTOLL – 6-7am
    ***SUMMER 2020 CHALLENGE will be going into effect soon …details coming!
    ***RETREAT August 27-30 at Windy Gap (Asheville NC), lots of F3 guys in attendance – connect with Greenbow for details
    – Vinny’s move to C’ville 😭
    – EF Hutton’s father’s post-op recovery
    – Shakedown’s recovery and return to F3
    – Flange coworker (Jen) lost her battle to cancer, prayers for family/community
    – Bodos joining clergy rally this evening, prayers for peace and justice, coming alongside those in our community who are in pain
    – Last Call’s family putting down their 14 year old dog – will be particularly tough on his daughter
    – Roger Roger job transition

  2. WHEW! Nice return Q! Welcome back brother! Alibi – great to meet you!

    FYI the retreat is not F3 sanctioned or F3 exclusive, but would love to bring a bunch of F3 brothers! There will be some there from NC & SC. Plenty of free time, good food, reasonable cost. First time I went, I had no idea, but I really had not “rested” to take time with God & bothers in a long time..

  3. DTH – This was a long time coming and man is it good to have you back in the gloom! Your enthusiasm for adding complexity to the simplest of exercises is so good you should put it on a resume.

  4. Great to be back out in the gloom (aka beautiful morning) with the good men of F3. Grateful for the safe return of DTH; not so grateful for the beating he dished out! 15 is not a usual number for the Forge, even during “normal” times…wow! Great job men! Good having Alibi and hope to see him back out.

  5. Great to have you and your family back DTH.

    Beatdown looks like fun. See you out there soon!

  6. Poor Alabi, what a workout to get started with!
    Great to have you back, DTH! The left side of my brain was atrophying in your absence, i need those highly technical count cadences to keep me in shape.