• When: 11/29/17
  • QIC: Britney
  • The PAX: H-Bomb, Boring, Britney (YHC)

3 PAX descended on The Marathon for an exploratory beatdown.  Well, YHC was the only PAX onsite, with 2 shovel flags, until 5:28, when Boring made his debut at F3 Houston’s infant AO.  H-Bomb came in hot, well, actually late, so we got right to work…


F-o-g.  We couldn’t see anything.


YHC is not a professional instructor #IPlayOneOnTV.  F3 workouts are voluntary and free of charge #YouAgainstYou.  Modify as needed.  Notify the Q of any serious medical conditions #PushYourselfButDontHurtYourself.  Aye!

The Thang

A brief warm-up around the shovel flags

  • 26x SSHs, IC
  • 10x Abe Vigodas, IC
  • 5x Burpees, OYO

Let’s mosey around the track to show Boring what he’s been missing…stop at 2nd concrete benches

  • 20x Incline merkins, CC
  • 10x Single-Leg Step-Ups (each leg), OYO
  • 10x In-n-Outs, IC

Mosey to the 3rd set of concrete benches

  • 10x Incline merkins, IC
  • 10x Single-Leg Step-Ups (each leg), OYO
  • 10x Cantilever Leg Lifts, IC

Mosey over to Mt. Olympus (elevation = 5′) for a Jacob’s Ladder with Bears!

  • Bear Crawl to the top of the mountain
  • 1x Burpee
  • Run down to the foothills
  • RnR x7, increasing burpees x1 each time

Exploratory mosey over to the vacant parking garage across the street

  • Climb the stairs to the roof (6 stories)
  • Suicide run to every parking lot line on the incline portion of the roof
  • 1 if by land…2 if by sea
    • Bear crawl (land) to 1st parking lot line, 1x merkin
    • Crab walk (sea) back to start, 2x LBCs
    • RnR x5, going to farther line each time and increasing reps by 1x merkin / 2x LBC each round
  • Run down the stairs to the ground level
  • Parking garage run up the ramps, full floors, to the roof
  • Run back down the stairs and back to the shovel flags for CoT
CountORama and NameORama

3 PAX.  0 FNGs.  Although it was Boring’s first visit to The Marathon!  Spread the word!

  • TAPs for Karim “Smokey” Rashid, a colleague of YHC’s, who received a heart transplant on Thanksgiving.
  • TAPs for Boring’s daughter, who’s learning to deal with Crohn’s Disease.
  • YHC took us out.

The Marathon keeps delivering gifts to the PAX who come to play.

  • Parking garage
  • Basketball court
  • Benches
  • Mountains
  • Grass
  • Tennis court
  • Parking lot
  • What’s next?!

Boring seemed to enjoy his visit enough to return.  Most importantly, he learned that The Marathon isn’t that far away!  Nearly the same distance as to The General from outside 610 in Bellaire.  Come say hi!


Get your F3 TX and Big Wheel patches from Britney.  These are great for your rucksack or any Velcro-backed surface you may have lying around.  And just in time for the holidays!  F3 TX = $5/ea.  Big Wheel = $10/ea (to honor our fallen brother, proceeds will go to his wife, Jessica, and family).

*December Merkin / LBC Challenge*
Merkins = 50 + 5x the day
LBCs = 100 + 5x the day
Total = 4,030 merkins + 5,580 LBCs for the month of December!
If you enjoyed November’s burpee challenge, this should really satisfy your holiday cravings for extra credit!  Seriously, this sounds like a lot, but these are basic exercises anyone can accomplish.  Push yourself!  Don’t fall behind – catching up wasn’t a lot of fun for the burpee challenge.  Aye!

*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.


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.

Thank you for allowing me to bring the pain…
– Britney