The Gloom is getting darker and cooler. Fall is the best time of the year, and I’m looking forward to both weeks of it here in Memphis. Mr. Wolf jogged by as I was planting the Shovel Flag. We exchanged pleasantries; nobody was accused of condescension or bigotry, so we’ll call that a win.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:
Full version for the first 3. Brief version for Tremor after he rolled up during the SSH. Nonexistent version for Speedy after he rolled up 5 minutes before the end of the workout.
SSH x20 IC
Daisy Pickers x15 IC
Hillbillies x16 IC
Arm Circles x10 IC (each direction)
F3 Golf: a series of 5 minute sets, with 1 minute of rest in between. Each set consisted of 2 exercises. The PAX would perform 12 reps of each exercise OYO, then 11 reps of each OYO, and so on until 5 minutes expired. At the end of each round, each person’s score would be the lowest number of reps that were successfully completed for both exercises. For example, if time expired while you were still working on 4 reps of exercise 2, your score for that round would be 5. Lowest score at the end of the Thang wins.
Set 1: Merkins/BBSU. Winners: 3 tied with 1 point
Set 2: SSH/Flutter Kicks. Winners: Gomer (1)
Set 3: Tony Hawk Burpees*/WWI Situps. Winners: Gomer and Tremor (10)
Set 4: Mountain Climbers/Squats. Winners: 3 tied with (1)
Set 5: Werkins/Monkey Humpers. Winners: 3 tied with (1)
Set 6: Carolina Dry Docks/LBCs. Winners: 2 tied with (7)
*I can’t let a Turd Q go by without incorporating Tony Hawk in some way. He puts the T in Turd.
Tremor and Gomer: 22
Gun Show: 41
Speedy: 8 (for the one round he actually showed up for)
Flutter Kicks x35 IC
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
6 PAX: Choker (QIC), DHL, Gomer, Gun Show, Speedy, Tremor
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
For the CoT I had planned to heap some praise on Speedy. But then he RUINED EVERYTHING by fartsacking 95% of my Q. Oh well, too late to come up with something else.
Somehow, Speedy came up with this crazy idea to get everyone hooked on post-workout bananas. Once this was in full effect, he had a bananaized version of the Gadsden Flag created and has been posting it at the Turd every since. Being a part of Memphis, the flag comes with a set of its own #MemphisRules. There are a number of different goals/challenges for the PAX to complete, and upon completion of each one that person gets to sign the Nanner Flag. Whoever has signed it the most by the end of the year gets to keep it.
This is such a great idea. It’s silly. It’s fun. But it serves a very serious purpose. It has given the AO a distinct personality. It encourages regular attendance. It incentivizes volunteering to Q. It drives PAX to get involved with all of the regional challenges/CSAUPs/etc. Stuff like that is what I think of when I think of F3.
Speedy is a top-drawer AOQ and we’re lucky to have him. When he remembers to set his alarm, that is.
Tony Hawk makes everything better. And by better, I mean much, much worse.