Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

The Pearls of Stratford Hills


Six warriors, pure and true, embraced the rain for something new. With every breath precious, and precious time finite, these warriors of the gloom dug deep and won the fight:



  • Parking Lot Loop
  • Circle up for Variable IC Reps
  • Parking Lot Loop with movement exercises
  • Complete one set of BLIMPS:  x5 Burpees, x10 Lunges (ea leg), x15 Imperial Walkers (2-ct), x20 Merkins, x25 Pole-Smokers, x30 Squats
  • Note: YHC chose to replace the usual x25 Plank Jacks with x25 Pole-Smokers, which in the absence of poles was simply leg lifts (hands under tail)


  • Run a loop through YHC’s “Oxford” neighborhood, stopping frequently (usually in a pool of lamp post light) to complete x2 components of BLIMPS, before moving on (Burpees/Lunges, RUN, Walkers/Merkins, RUN, etc).
  • Variable movement exercises were called randomly as well between some stops (Bear Crawls, Broad Jumps, Bernie, etc)
  • The tour also included bear crawling on either side of YHC’s house …good job not waking the fartsacking Cooper…

Mosey BTTF for COT:

  • Counterama # 6
  • Namerama
  • Announcerama (see Comments)
  • GARBAGE PLATE took the PAX out in Prayer

NMS:  Having Thugs back in the Bootcamp Gloom after a long BRR training hiatus was a very special treat. Welcome back bro!!! YHC brought something simple but effective to give a little variety to the usual Forge routines, and my core is telling me that the switch to do Non-pole-Smokers was worthwhile. Apologies again for gassing ya’ll toward the end… Thanks as always for letting me lead – it’s an honor to have you guys in my life!!! SYITG, YHC, DTH


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Joined F3 at NoToll 9/25/18. Started The FORGE 4/4/19. Follower of Jesus Christ. Pediatrician. Missionary. Husband to the M. Papa to a couple awesome 2.0's who love Puppypile.

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  1. – Bone Thugs shared his hopes to get off CPAP, which per sharing on Slack just now is prayer ANSWERED! Way to put in the hard work brother!!!
    – Thugs also requested prayer for his family (his parents now caring for his niece), and prayers for current job interview in final stages (new job with Va529 will vastly improve quality of life and time w family).
    – !!!VQ ALERT!!! Mr Rogers will Q at Dogpile this Saturday!
    – F3 RVA Retreat and Cornhole Tournament this Saturday afternoon

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