February 1, 2020

Black Ops down the Rabbit Hole

THE SCENE:  Stepped outside the domicile at 0515 to hear the robins and feel the spring breeze.  Good morning February! Clown cared with Beauty Shop to Yardsale’s neighbors house.  Lit up the front of that house with the headlights before making a speedy roundabout get away to the correct drive.  This was followed by a leisurely commute through G-town…

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January 19, 2020

30, 20, 10 sprints in Sparky Wood

THE SCENE:  Cool and quite in the dark woods as I walked the mile loop with my side walk chalk.  I had gotten there early and with the aid of my head light I marked off 30, 20, and 10 m sprint distances.  I”m glad no one walked up on me as I drew the lines on my hands…

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January 7, 2020

Yinz’r Routines and ‘Remember the Duck’

THE SCENE:  Cold with the hope of warm.  Lipton almost collided with me on his jog over. I had to swerve my bicycle just to avoid him. F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: I am a professional archaeologist not a fitness and wellness instructor.  Our currency in the gloom is sweat and pain.  We will make a down-payment today. WARM-O-RAMA:   Deep…

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December 26, 2019

“An Ode to 20/19” by the Berm PAX

THE SCENE:   60’s, unnatural.  Reduce your carbon footprint.  Do we want Manhattan, Florida, and California under the ocean? F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:  3 F’s, mission statement, 5 core principles detailed.  No payment = No professional WARM-O-RAMA:    deep stretching routine, quads, hammies, shoulders  IC THA-THANG: 1 mile run, time hack 10 minutes.  1 Burpee for each second over.  Our…

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December 12, 2019

Get the Ruck Up! or as Zima would say, “Those aren’t army crawls, get your butt down!”

THE SCENE:  A cold silent ride to the NE Kingdom in my plastic/aluminum composite Minivan steed.  Thankfully, Jiggly Puff and Chaperone were pre-rucking and greeted us with week old FNG smiles before riding away pre-BC. F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: YHC (topless with St. Jude medal around neck); “Welcome to F3 where bonds of Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith are formed…

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December 2, 2019

Running, Ropes, and Running

THE SCENE:  I followed Squeegee in only to see him drive past the parking lot.  I bet he thought there would be a lot of PT.  He reluctantly turned back around and pulled up once he realized I was behind him and had recognized his truck.  Too late to go on a solo run in solitude.  The Willie Lohman…

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November 13, 2019

“10 PAX enter. 1 PAX leave.” Thunderdome at the Levee

THE SCENE: Temps in the teens, felt like the ‘tweens’.  The respite from the stiff wind of yesterday was welcome.  I could hear the deer moving around at 0515 but quickly retired to the warmth of my vehicle for another welcome 10 minutes. F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:  I’m not responsible for lost digits, lost appendages, frostbite, nor pneumonia. You…

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November 4, 2019

The Great Pumpkin Patch

THE SCENE: I knew it was going to be a glorious morning when I inadvertently put hair gel on my toothbrush at 0500.        PAX reluctant to get out of their vehicles.  It was like they had denied the fartsack at the last possible second. F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:  Done once, the late arrivals can sue me…

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October 31, 2019

Pearls around the ‘lake’

THE SCENE: If it was February then 41 degrees would have felt great.  Since it was October, it did not.  Impressed by the two dog walkers in the rain and wind when I pulled in at 0515.  However, Soulja Boy and I had sole use of Aycock Park when the bell tolled 0530. F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:  Done as…

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