THE SCENE: Perfect! Sunny, mid 60s, slight breeze… we will miss this when it’s 95 and humid.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
-20 SSH (4-ct, IC)
– 10 Windmills (4-ct, IC)
– 10 Plank Jacks (4-ct, IC)
– 20 Moroccan Nightclubs (4-ct, IC)
– Little of this and that
MOSEY to Amphitheater.
- JINXY’S FOUR AND A QUARTER. Start at bottom of hill, run to top of slope and do 25 reps of an exercise, return to starting position. R&R 4 times, totaling 100 of the exercise.
- Round 1: Carolina Dry Docks
- Round 2: Imperial Walkers (single count)
- Round 3: Lunges (single count)
MOSEY to field across from Area 51.
- LILYDIPPER’S FOUR CORNERS. Cones will be laid out in a square. Move around the square 3 times, doing the exercises listed, in order. Move to the next corner by the method indicated.
- CORNER 1: 20 Merkins/ 20 Shoulder Taps (4-ct) / 20 Bottle Openers (4-ct). Sprint to Corner 2.
- CORNER 2: 20 Box Cutters / 20 BBS / 20 Gas Pumps. Bernie to Corner 3.
- CORNER 3: 20 Star Jumps / 20 Bobby Hurleys / 20 Tempo Squats. Bear Crawl to Corner 4.
- CORNER 4: 20 Mountain Climbers (4-ct) / 20 Hurpees (Burpee without the Merkin) / 20 Plank Jacks. Skip to Corner 1.
MOSEY to Area 51
– 20 American Hammers, Run up slope to tree stump…
– 20 Pinto Twists, Run up to Street…
– 20 Rocky Balboas
MOSEY TO TOP OF SUMMIT
– PINTO’S GRINDERS! 4 STATIONS:
- BAT HOUSE: 25 SMURF JACKS
- BOTTOM OF STAIRS: 25 BBS
- BOTTOM OF SUMMIT: 10 Burpees
- TOP OF SUMMIT: 25 LBCs.
We didn’t have time to do the whole Grinder, so we did the top exercises (Smurf Jacks and LBCs) at the top of the summit, ran down, did the Burpees and BBS, then charged back up.
No time for the old gal…
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
This workout honored some of the Goats, which is the name we gave ourselves sitting around at the Board Meeting a few years ago when we were by far the oldest AO. In particular, I wanted to pay tribute to some of the guys in the DOUBLE RESPECT categories who were not able to join us this afternoon because of various ailments and injuries, namely PINTO, JINXY, and LILLYDIPPER. There are several reasons we use the term DOUBLE RESPECT title, and sometimes we tend to gloss over it, or simply yell it out automatically in the BOM. But these workouts are damn hard, and age makes them even more challenging, as I’ll be the first to tell you. So there’s respect for the fact that the older guys are getting out there and busting their rear ends side by side with the younger crowd. But also, these are the elders of our F3 community, and these three have been with the program longer than almost everyone else out here. They set the example of how it should be done, and they may not be able to keep up with the rabbits in the group in terms of pure speed, but after being in F3 for 3 years I can tell you that no one does it better. Their dedication to the tenets of F3 and in encouraging the next generation never flags. It’s important to them to pass that torch on to the younger guys. I remember Pinto getting on me for resting instead of keeping moving when I was standing in line to go down the stairs on the Grinder Circuit (“There’s no standing around! Keep moving!”). I remember Lillydipper telling me how great I was doing and encouraging me when we I was absolutely dying going up Cardiac for the first time. (And by the way… just watch Lilly when he moseys… he keeps running all the way to the stopping point, when 99% of the rest of us pull up 20 feet short and walk. ) And I remember Jinxy refusing to quit after pulling a leg muscle mid-way through his second lap on Hardship Hill a few years ago when I was running with him as a partner. Dude had one leg, but he kept on going. So thank you to our Double Respect warriors. Their age may be pretty high, but you know what? So is the dang bar that they set for the rest of us as F3 brothers. LONG LIVE THE GOATS!
Prayers for Lilly, Pinto, and Jinxy. Prayers for the Austin East Community as they try to heal following the shootings and violence they’ve experienced the past year.
Don’t forget to pick up something for the Safe Haven and World United Ministries charity drive!