With today being YHC’s 1 year anniversary in F3, I was glad to be able to Q the Tablesetter for the first time. After surveying all surrounding streets last night, it looked like Shepard and Evans would still be our best bet despite having some patchy spots lingering. YHC arrived about 5:20 with Gert hot on my heels to find Twitty already there ready for his 7th post in a row for he New Year. T-claps bro!! As a few more PAX rolled in the 2 minute and 1 minute warnings were given. At 5:30 the mission statement was given and with the ice still on the ground the disclaimer was skipped (as noted by Ron Burgundy) since YHC assumed if you were crazy enough to run on ice then you knew the risks. With that we were off to the Big Rock fountain for warmara.
SSH IC x 25
Deebo shows at this point–skipped the obligatory Burpee penalty so I’ll text him to give me a few at some point today.
Sungods forward and reverse IC x 10
Windmill x 10 IC
Imperial Walker x 10 IC
Leg stretch right over left and left over right.
On to the thang:
The PAX will run from the fountain to 17th street stopping at each corner for Hand release merkins x 5 and prisoner squats x 5. At 17th street we circled up with the six, who were basically all together and made our way to the St. Eg’s parking lot. The PAX partnered up for wheelbarrows with stops at each parking place for a merkin from the wheelbarrow position, 10 spaces in all. Both parners bear crawl back to the start, rinse and repeat with the partners switching position.
With the PAX breathing a little heavy and quite warm by now we headed back to 8th street with each corner stop now consisting of hand release merkins x5, squats x 5 and adding WWI x 5. We planked up briefly at 12th street to get the PAX all back together.
Once we made it to 8th street we headed on to the fountain. YHC was thrilled to see we still hand about 9 minutes left for some more so we partnered back up for a quick dora.
Partner 1 runs down to 8th street, across to Shepherd st for the whole triangle block while partner 2 does the exercise.
First was 50 plank jacks IC, then 100 LBC SC, and finally 200 squats with our six hitting the fountain stoop for each rep. With 90 seconds left we basically did a jail break to the flag.
Mary was a quick stretch of:
Downward dog x 10 ct with alternating legs up, standard plank x 10ct, low plank x 10ct, downward dog x 10ct and cobra stretch x 10ct.
With today being YHC’s one year anniversary I have reflected on this past year with the PAX. It has been one of the best things I have ever done and am glad Devlin MacGregor and Flanders drug me to that first ruck last January. I remember my first post after that Sunday ruck the following Tuesday at the QAR with Steamer on the Q. I almost died. The one thing I keep remembering was the encouragement as we ran a rack and stack up and down the soccer field coming from Deebo, Jang, BlueCross, Madoff, and I am sure others that day. I have had lows and highs with F3 as I still am way away from weight loss and endurance goals I have set for myself but also know that last year this time I would have never been able to do some of the workouts we do today. I thank each of you for helping me along this journey as well as supporting me in my role as 3rdF Q. I keep trying to remember that the first F is the bait and switch for the 2nd and 3rd F’s. I challenge us all to reach out to some PAX who have fallen off this past year and encourage them to get back out, not out of guilt or pressure but because we all know what this thing we call F3 can do to us and in us if we will only let it.