February 17, 2021

Playing with Garage Furniture

THE SCENE:   Warming trend, up 15 degrees from yesterday.  Global Warming, whoops, I mean ‘Climate Change’ is for real.  The back shocks got a reprieve once I unloaded the 250 lbs of sand and bags.  Prince Ali stacked his bags and even Finch came with a new ruck. F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Welcomed, NO Disclaimer.   Crap, I don’t want…

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February 2, 2021

The Great Pyramids

THE SCENE:   0445 pre-action got us warmed up.  Dark and cool, quiet with a few dog walkers and one guy in UT orange from head to toe wearing a headlamp by the chin up bars. F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:  Welcomed. It’s a pleasure to know you and to be known by you (not in the biblical sense). WARM-O-RAMA:   Motivators (7),…

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January 25, 2021


THE SCENE:   Lots of trees. I had some company pre-rucking but they preferred fartsacking in the gazebo and smoking a stogy on the bench.  I should have EH’d them.  What are their names? and can we help them? F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:  Disclaimed, welcome the FNG (forgot). WARM-O-RAMA:   High knees x 10 IC, Butt kicks x 10 IC, Burpees…

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January 20, 2021


THE SCENE:  Still lots of cops out along Popular Ave.  Kept me 5 over for the second straight G-town AO commute day.  It was cold and frosty as I cruised around Riverdale school.  Nothing creepy about a mini-van driving around an elementary/middle school at 0435.  Passed Hobo on the road and as a formaility I asked him if he…

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January 12, 2021

Lace’em up

THE SCENE: Bismark, ND was warmer this morning.   Pre-BC BC started at 0445 with some ruck work to warm us up. F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Disclaimed despite the mumblechatter coming from four PAX surprised that YHC was on q. WARM-O-RAMA:  Motivators x 7, Deep stretching routine THA-THANG:  Sprints. 1 mile loop, 100% effort. No hanging with the 6. 30 yd sprints…

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December 29, 2020

Y’nzer HIIT

THE SCENE:   28 degrees, snowy.  Long dark drive down from the north to the well to do community of Swickley, PA along the Ohio River.  Not-a-sport fields and heated blockhouse restrooms greeted me.  I bet the Pittsburgh HIMs were looking to do work in that festive gazebo, nope not today.  Greeted by FIAB’s welcoming voice, not since October have…

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December 22, 2020

Shieldlock Q

THE SCENE:   Warm. Vengeance got his pre-ruck miles in, nice work!  No q or AO q, no problem.  Beauty Shop and I took over. F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:  Done with a dbl disclaimer as my depressed mood stemmed from the Steelers losing again. WARM-O-RAMA:  Burpees x 20 IC, Daisey Pickers x 15 IC, Tempo Squats x 10 IC, Tempo…

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December 19, 2020

Wheeler WOD

THE SCENE:  Dark, silent, and damp.  I thought I’d have to do this one solo but just when I was about to begin, 3 PAX came walking up the track and I rejoiced. F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:   Done. WARM-O-RAMA:  Flutter Kicks x 21 IC 2100 m run THA-THANG:   4 Rounds for time: 10 Pull ups 22 BBSUs 15 Merkins…

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December 16, 2020

Level Up

THE SCENE:   No snow or foxes in sight, both rare occurrences at the Barracks.  The absence of the ROTC community is also of note.  A pile of sandbags were already taking form as I dismounted my middle age suburban not-a-sport steed. F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Standard protocol, had to coax Prince Ali away from his audio book with some…

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December 7, 2020

Day of Infamy

THE SCENE:   Sam Cooper never looked so empty at 0515.  The Old Forest was pleasantly warm at 36.  I was thankful there was no frost and the pavement felt warm under my hands.  I tried not to disturb the man sleeping in the Gazebo as I scoped out the walking loop around the picnic tables. F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: …

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