F3RVA
Always 70 and Sunny
F3RVA
Always 70 and Sunny

F3 10-Year Anniversary Beat Down

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182.6 score days or 10.005479520548 years ago, 34 PAX brought forth a new thang, eventually called F3. Do the math, and today is the 10-year Anniversary.

The leaders were smart enough to create a devastatingly simple (only 5 rules – no more, no less) and intentionally decentralized structure (they knew that men won’t listen to anyone from The Home Office anyway) which would grow like a starfish (that is, when a piece breaks off, that small piece grows organically and separately into an entirely new being, unique in its own right).

Just over 6 years ago, that Thang came to Richmond, and it has developed on its own into F3RVA. Since then, the weather has been, according to Andrew Frieden, consistently sunny and 70, day and night, summer and winter. A mental and physical Climate Change, if you will. The PAX celebrated the 10-year Anniversary with the following:

Lap around the track.

Circle up:

20 mercans
20 hello dollys
20 mountain climbers

Lap around the track.

Circle up:

20 wide grip mercans
20 little baby crunches
20 squats

Lap around the track.

Circle up:

20 diamond mercans
20 flutter kicks
22 side straddle hops (10% more to celebrate 10 years)

Mosey around the perimeter of MMES to the “hill” on the Mary Munford soccer fields (it’s hard to see in the dark, but YHC assures the PAX that, as long as you believe the Earth is round, the “hill” is there).

Jacob’s Ladder from the center of the fields to the outside of the fields, starting with one burpee and going up to 5.

Mosey around the remaining perimeter of the school to the school wall along the track. Line up against the wall for People’s Chair. 30 seconds.

Long speeches, confetti, balloons, ridiculing of PAX members (mostly the Q), etc. to Mark the End of the Repeat of the First Workout, all lasting approximately 10 seconds. (TYA asked YHC to note that the First Workout took place at Plymouth, Massachusetts.) Today’s rendition took 20 minutes. As OBT noted in his summary earlier this week, in retrospect, the first workout was easy. And, for the PAX today, it was.

Yet, the PAX persisted.

Triple Check:

1st Man: Bear crawl the basketball courts. Run back.
2nd Man: Flutter kicks
3rd Man: Side-straddle hops

Mosey to the Tennis Courts for UpChuck’s All Four Corners. (Some PAX noted that it’s just “Four Corners.” YHC disagrees. YHC has added a twist to it, named it after himself, and trademarked it. “UpChuck’s All Four Corners,” just like The Temptations or The Four Tops, the modern version has its own brand). And, in the words of Daffy Duck,”It’s mine. All mine. All mine, mine, mine, mine, mine.” Two rounds.

Round One: Stop at each of the four corners. Do the following:

Corner One: 10 mercans
Corner Two: 20 WWIIs
Corner Three: 30 Monkey Humpers
Corner Four: 40 Flutter Kicks (in the spirit of decentralization, every PAX decided OYO whether 1, 2, or 4 count)

Round Two: Stop at each of the four corners. Do the following:

Corner One: 10 mercans
Corner Two: 10 mercans AND 20 WWIIs
Corner Three: 10 mercans AND 20 WWIIs AND 30 Monkey Humpers
Corner Four: 10 mercans AND 20 WWIIs AND 30 Monkey Humpers AND 40 Flutter Kicks (in the spirit of decentralization, every PAX decided OYO whether 1, 2, or 4 count)

Mosey The Long Way around the School and BTTF. Circle up for 20 of Frederick Mercury’s Bicycle Crunches.

Number-am-a, Name-a-ram-a, YHC took us out.

Announcements:

Two options for workouts tomorrow:

Santa/Satan’s Hill at 7 for a beat down. Word is Wilson and Roscoe will each Q a group.

Run at Mary Munford at 7 a.m. Old Faithful, aka Lockjaw, will have the Q. (For those newer to the group, Lockjaw once Q’d RAMM for an entire year). YHC thanks TYA for his positive encouragement of Lockjaw.

TYA is starting treatment this week. You got this. Also, as YHC understands it, this is an experimental treatment allowing the patient to pace constantly around the treatment room while receiving radiation. Let’s hope it goes well.

Prayers for Fudd & Family, for TYAs niece, and for Bone Thugs family, all of whom are current COVID patients.

10 years in the books. What a great gift given to all of us. Here’s to keeping it healthy and to building our F3RVA community.

UpChuck spits the bit.

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  1. Thanks for letting me lead, fellas. Good to see Partridge, Last Time, and Swipe Right as well as catch up with the Regulars. Nice to partner with Handshake and Hitchhiker. Happy New Year.

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