• When: Workout date:11/30/17 –  St Andrew’s Day
  • QIC: Haggis
  • The PAX: SnoopDog, Bullseye, Whisky (R), Wishes (R), JR Ewing, Fresh Prince, Red Bull, Stakeout (R), Locksmith (R), Hbomb, KFC, Britney, Leprechaun, Camo, Backhoe, CC, Gemini, Beta, Haggis

19 PAX posted at the Hogg for a St Andrew’s Day inspired beat down.  Lots of bad (but good effort) Scottish accents going around this morning


Lovely Scottish summer day – 61 degrees, clear sky, low humidity


YHC is not a professional. F3 workouts are voluntary and FREE – you are here voluntarily #YouAgainstYou. Modify as needed. Notify the Q or rest of Pax of any serious medical conditions #PushYourselfButDontHurtYourself.  Q is carrying a phone.

The Thang

Q donned his tartan ‘Jimmy’ hat with ginger locks, as the PAX circled up around shovel flags, including a new custom designed St Andrew’s Day Saltire


  • Merkins x 15 IC
  • Lunges x15 IC
  • LBC x 15 IC
  • Tin Soldier x 15 IC

Mosey D.A.S to the parking lot at the rear of the church, and pair up.

‘Celtic Charge’ burpee sprints.  Pairs face off across width of parking lot. Both partners drop and do 1 x burpee, then sprint to the opposite side of lot (with a Highland battle cry if desired), crossing in the middle. Repeat 15 times.

‘Lion Rampant’, partner shuttle sprints.  Partner 1 conducts ‘Kilt Lifters’ (AKA Hill Billy Mountain Climbers), while Partner 2 sprints half length of lot and back, then full length of lot and back.  Flapjack partners.  For the second rep Partner 1 conducts LBC, while Partner 2 sprints half length of lot and back, then full length of lot and back.  Flapjack partners.  10 count then rinse and repeat.

Mosey D.A.S to the center of the grassy patch beside the shovel flags

‘Saltire of Pain’. PAX mosey D.A.S to first corner of the saltire.  Circle up.  10 x Saltire Merkins OYO (each count of Merkins consists of 4 Merkins changing position each time to form a cross).  10 x X-Cross situps IC.  Mosey D.A.S back to center of saltire, then Bear Crawl to the next corner of the cross.  7 x Saltire Merkins OYO.  10 x X-Cross situps IC.  Mosey D.A.S back to center of saltire, then Kilt Lifters to the next corner of the cross.  5 x Saltire Merkins OYO.  10 x X-Cross situps IC.  Mosey D.A.S back to center of saltire, then Lunge Walk to the next corner of the cross.  10 Burpees OYO, 2 x Saltire Merkins IC.  10 x X-Cross situps IC.  Finish Saltire by D.A.S Rapid Mosey round the border of the Cross.

Jail Break / Highland battle charge back to shovel flags.

CountORama and NameORama

19 PAX with zero FNGs


TAPs shared for Britney’s friend recovering from heart surgery, KFC and his daughter Ava, Cruiser and his family (especially during the holiday season) – question asked if there was still a plan to cook meals for Jessica and the boys.

Closed in BOM by giving thanks for the strength we have been given, that makes us the men we are today, and by asking for guidance to help us be the men we want to be tomorrow.


It was an honor and joy to be able to celebrate Scotland’s national day, St Andrew’s Day, with this great group of HIMs this morning.  I didn’t mention it during my ramblings this morning, but St Andrew was one of the first disciples, and on martyrdom, refused to be crucified on a regular cross, as he deemed himself  unworthy to be crucified on the same type of cross as Jesus, and instead was bound to a X-shaped cross (hence St Andrew’s Cross / Saltire).  He became the Patron Saint of Scotland around 800AD when on the eve of battle, and heavily out numbered, Pictish King Angus during prayer, vowed that if he was granted victory, he would appoint St Andrew as the Patron Saint of Scotland.  On the morning of the battle, white clouds forming an X shape in the sky were said to have appeared.  This gave the small army of King Angus great assurance that they were marching into battle with divine power by their side, and they went on to sweep aside the enemy.  King Angus was true to his word, and made St Andrew Patron Saint of Scotland.  The white X shaped clouds sitting in the bright blue sky also provided inspiration for the design of a new Scottish flag – white saltire on a blue background…..

As discussed in COT, there are no specific traditions associated with St Andrew’s Day – Hogmanay/New Years = PARTY, Robert Burn’s Day = Haggis & Whisky, but nothing specific for St Andrew.  One trait apparently associated with the Scots (when not battling and pillaging), is kindness of heart.  Taking that in hand, I would like to propose a new tradition for November 30th…. we should all demonstrate kindness of heart, and do something nice for someone else – make that person’s day better.


*November Burpee Challenge*  FINAL DAY – get them while they’re still hot!!
> 20 burpees + the day = Nov 1st 21 Burpees, Nov 2nd 22 Burpees = 1,065 Burpees for the month of November.  Keep track on Band.  Push yourself. #NotTooLateToStart… start getting ready for December’s Challenge!!!

*F3 Texas GrowRuck*
> Officially in Houston the last weekend in February. Get your hallpasses now and block that entire weekend for all THREE Fs.

*Houston Spartan Sprint*
March 24th, 2018 – EBERLY RANCH, CHAPPELL HILL TX – More details here.

*Austin Spartan Sprint – All Texas Pax Convergence*
> May 20th, 2018 – REVEILLE PEAK RANCH, BURNET TX – More details here.


Lang may yer lum reek
slàinte, Haggis