• When: 7/20/2017
  • QIC: JR Ewing
  • The PAX: Brexit, Beta, Polywog, Scalpel, Fire Ant (FNG), Camo, Stakeout (R), Gemini, Whiskey (R), Two Dinners, Backhoe, Fresh Price, Jump Seat, Temp (H), Shoog, Britney, Guitar Hero, Pace Car, The Wreck, Hammertime, Inferno; Core-ronation Crew: Jackrabbit (R), The Bishop (R), Cruiser (RR)

Apologies to Frank Sinatra’s classic “It was a very good year”

Two thousand seventeen

It was a very good year

It was a very good year for LBCs

And monkey humpers

We ran between the lights

Under the Memorial gloom

Two thousand seventeen…

24 PAX including 1 FNG (Fire Ant). We ran 1.3 miles, if you track such things. #Sweatfest


Clear, warm, humid. Lightning in the distance. Sky like a South Carolina flag.


YHC is not a professional. F3 workouts are voluntary and FREE – you are here voluntarily #YouAgainstYou. We are running in the dark on uneven surfaces – be careful. Modify as needed. Use good form. Notify the Q or rest of Pax of any serious medical conditions #PushYourselfButDontHurtYourself.

The Thang

Circle up at Shovel Flag

  • SSH ic x17
  • IW ic x17
  • Grass Grabbers ic x17
  • Abe Vigoda ic x17 #WeirdCadence

Mosey to the pool parking lot via Haskell

  • High Knees for 17 seconds
  • Butt Kickers for 17 seconds

Climb over the Barricade

Divide into pairs (Group A and B). Group A mosey to the west side of the parking lot, Group B to the east. Line up across from partner.

  • Sevens (merkins and LBC) total of 28 merkins
  • Sevens (lunges and squats)
  • Agility Drill – run two laps along the pipe centerline #MakingFriends

Mosey to the lost park – find a place along the retaining wall

  • Dips oyo x17
  • Step ups – both legs oyo x17
  • In and Outs ic x17
  • Dips oyo x17
  • Step ups – right leg x17
  • Step ups – left leg x10
  • Step ups – left leg x7
  • Derkins ic x10
  • Derkins ic x7
    Recovery Mosey to the parking lot

Fire ants! Our FNG had terrible luck and stepped into a fire ant mound. Thanks Camo for making sure the pesky varmints were removed as quickly as possible. #NicknameOpportunity

  • Agility Drill – hop along the parking lot pipe centerline and dodged parked cars. I kind of galloped – not sure how the PAX managed it. They looked sweaty at the end.
    Recover at park bench

Double Applesauce back to the shovelflag along Memorial Loop

Someone calls jailbreak. So much for Indian run  .

  • Plank for the 6 (including the Q)
  • Burpees oyo x7
  • LBC ic x17
  • Rosalita (with correction on form) ic x17
  • Monkey Humpers oyo x17
  • Burpees oyo x10 – thanks Britney

CountORama and NameORama

24 PAX including 1 FNG (Fire Ant).


FNG named Fire Ant

Cruiser TAPs for sil

Brit – Shirt order and patches. See mudgear site.

TClaps to Inferno for f3houston.com. Also, Inferno recognized as region Q for Comz (Thanks Whiskey for following Rogers Rules of Order. #Parliamentarian)

PAX noticed that most exercises were in 17 reps. Why? The year 2017 is a little over half done. You still have time to exceed your goals for the year. Make 2017 great!

Hydration Challenge – try to drink same number of ounces of water as half your weight in pounds (i.e. Drink 100 oz. for a 200 lb. man). For reference 6 bottles of water is around 100 ounces. Speaking of hydration…

Thirsty Third Thursday (TTT) – Join us starting at 5:30 tonight at Kirby Ice House, 333 Eastside Street, Houston, TX 77098.

YHC took us out. A true Ball of Men, not a circle. #ShouldersPlease Prayers for those in recovery and recovering. Prayers for calm hearts, clear minds, to be better husbands, fathers, business men, leaders. Giving thanks Hammertime style. Led an echo prayer where the PAX repeated:

“As iron, sharpens iron, so one man, sharpens another.” #Proverbs27:17
“God first, others second, I am third.” Amen


Upcoming Area of Operations (AOs):

• League City – August 5th
• Katy – Oct 7th
AO-Q : Camo
• Humble/Kingwood/Atascocita area – End 2017
AO-Q : Cruiser
• Sugar Land – Early 2018
AO-Q : Inferno
Start EH’ing your friends and family for these upcoming AOs!!

Get with the above AO-Qs if you are available to help support these AOs.


For those few of you who have not yet signed on – get onto BAND today, either via smartphone app (links here: apple / android), or via the website. This is our new preferred Comz Channel going forward – download it and join the band called “F3 Houston” to get all the info on F3 Houston. Here is where you can learn who are the upcoming Qs, sign up yourself to be the Q, read our Backblasts for each WO, learn details of our next CSAUPs, and as usual, make fun of the guys in the Pax in general with some good ol’ Mumble Chatter.


Thanks for the opportunity to Q this morning. I learned a lesson or two about handing a large crowd. Great problem.  I had to throw out parts of my overly-complicated plans on the fly. Splitting the PAX into two groups to go on opposite sides of the pool parking lot worked pretty well. It didn’t make sense to the PAX though. I think this is that the F3 Lexicon calls honeypotting:

HONEYPOTTING: To communicate in ways that increase confusion. (This could happen with contradicting or unclear messages.) Examples: “Count off by threes, now pair up.” “Tighten up and spread out.” “Start at the stop sign.” Etc.

There wasn’t a natural advantage to pairing up in A-B. I didn’t communicate any reason for the partner. In hindsight, I would have asked the partners to encourage each other. That may have helped give the pairs a purpose. I saw some high fives as partners passed, so the PAX figured it out.  Good work men!

Also, I was shredded physically before we completed the workout. Glasses fogged. Sucking wind. Thanks Britney for challenging me to finish out the last of the 17 burpees. I might have let that set go incomplete.

I appreciate the PAX for your enthusiasm!

JR Ewing