• When: 10/9/2018
  • Workout Style: Boot Camp
  • QIC: Duck Butter
  • PAX: Blue Cross, Pasqually (OG), FNG “Wrinkles”, Suitcase (Respect), Monkey Wrench (Respect), Gert (Respect), 2nd Mile, Shroom, Lassie, Aflac, Birdman, Duck Butter
  • AO: Queen Ann's Revenge

PAX:  Blue Cross, Pasqually (OG), FNG “Wrinkles”, Suitcase (Respect), Monkey Wrench (Respect), Gert (Respect), 2nd Mile, Shroom, Lassie, Aflac, Birdman, Duck Butter

There wasn’t much crispness in the fall air at 0530.  After some overnight rain, Rotary Park was a little muggy and a lot wet.  With no time to make sure the PAX had their “B” shoes, original plans had to be scrapped and adjustments made.  F3 has certainly taught us how to build the road 43 feet ahead of us.  So build I did.  A quick drive, too lazy to run, over to Wi-Fi to make sure we could use the upper lot and YHC was ready for the arriving veterans.

10 Carterican veterans and FNG Wrinkles joined ole Duck for some good livin’ at THE QAR.  The “Plymouth Rock” of F3 Carterico.  The flagship.  Where the party started.  Where the legends like My T Sharp, Dipper, and Force said hello and then ultimately good-bye to F3.  A place where Vespa entertained everyone with an inability to do a side straddle hop.  I’ve laughed, cried, and certainly sweated in the QAR gloom.  As such, it’s always a pleasure and honor to be the workout Q at Carterican Mecca.

As per usual, Gert decided against early morning pleasantries, instead getting out of his truck and immediately complaining about YHC’s parking job and apparently taking up his spot.  Lassie rolled in blasting some Toto and Aflac was wearing only one sock.  Rumor is he dropped a deuce by the basketball courts.

With an FNG present, YHC was compelled to disclaim the PAX a little more than normal.  Sidenote for those still reading, modify the workout.  Don’t hurt yourself.  The point of this deal is to learn, and teach, how to lead.  How to be prepared when the shit hits the fan.  So, if you’re not coming because you can’t do 30 burpees, come back and do 10.  Like my man Teddy Roosevelt said, “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

And with that we were off on the mosey.  Most of the PAX thought we were moseying to Warmarama.  Boy were they wrong.  The PAX was off on the

Merkin Mile

.1 mile mosey, 10 merkins SC

.2 mile mosey, 20 merkins SC

.3 mile mosey, 15 merkins IC

.4 mile mosey, 20 merkins IC

Some observations during the Merkin Mile.  YHC’s head lamp is not bright.  It is crazy dark on the meth lab trail bridge.  The meth lab trail bridge is also slippery.  But did you die?

The merkin mile finished up down by the tree of life.  We recovered and then moseyed up to the upper lot for


20 SSHs IC

10 Cotton Pickers IC


10 Irish Potato Pickers IC

Sun Gods forward x10 IC, overhead claps x10 IC, reverse x10 IC, and overhead claps x10 IC

LHRKLN stretch, RHLKRN stretch

Hip raises x10

Side to side knee rolls x10

Yes my back hurts.  Yes I made sure I stretched during warmarama.  Sue me.

We headed to the long white line for

The Thang-Rack and Stack

Ole Duck loves to rack and stack some exercises.  So that’s what we did.  The PAX would complete the prescribed exercises at the south end white line, run three light poles and do SSHs until the six was in.  Run back stopping at the last light pole and then bear crawling back to the line.

Lap 1:  5 Burpees

Lap 2:  5 Burpees, 10 Prisoner Get-ups

Lap 3:  5 Burpees, 10 Prisoner Get-ups, 15 Merkins

Lap 4:  5 Burpees, 10 Prisoner Get-ups, 15 Merkins, 20 Squats

Lap 5:  5 Burpees, 10 Prisoner Get-ups, 15 Merkins, 20 Squats, 25 Plank Jacks

Shewl.  Smoked.  Thought about puking once.

With time waning we hurried back to the flag for


LBCs IC x20

LSFs IC x20

American Hammer IC x20

High Plank Hold 2 min


FNG Chris told us about himself.  He’s a three-tour veteran of Afghanistan and has retired from the USMC.  He’s kind of a big deal.  He works with Pasqually, but we aren’t going to hold that against him.  He has been named Wrinkles.  You’re going to want to ask why.  It’s a good one.

YHC took the PAX out in the ball of man.  Forever grateful for all the things that each day brings.


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