• When: 9/11/17
  • QIC: Duggar
  • The PAX: Bublé (Kotter), SnoopDogg, Red Bull, Rose Bowl, Disco, Leprechaun, Detention, The Wreck, Monty, Whiskey

11 Pax gathered in The Gloom for a little playtime. YHC-led an off-the-cuff beatdown on the recently installed jungle gym set that had been begging for a Q to use it from the day its foundation was first set in the ground. Frankly, YHC isn’t too sure that it should be referred to as a jungle gym set…that may be the equivalent of saying that YHC listens to Books on Tape…just one of those small tells about how old you really are…as it bares little resemblance to the clunky, accident-inducing contraptions that inhabited the school playgrounds when YHC was just a 2.0. Instead, this thing is more like a mini American Ninja Warriors course, save there’s no pool to splash down into.


Perfect. Just plain perfect.


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.

The Thang

When YHC arrived at The General, there were a few things YHC noticed. First, Cruiser was not already there with Shovel Flag planted, performing his usual Pigeon stretch. Second, Camp Gladiator must be cycling through a new class, because YHC noticed they all had name tags on, as they jogged by. Third, with Britney on IR, there was no AOQ to ensure that a Q was ready to lead the Pax, so YHC stepped up.


  • SSH x 21 IC
  • Seal Jacks x 21 IC
  • Cross-Squat Jacks x 21 IC
  • Plank Jacks x 21 IC

After a short Jack Off, we stepped off for a Black Snake tour of the neighboring streets, before passing through The Quad on our way to AstroWorld. The Pax paired up for a few Dora-like exercises, including: 50 Pull Ups, 100 Ski Jumps, 50 Australian Push Ups, 100 Travolta Merkins, and 150 Peter Parkers (Red Bull was knocking these out so quickly, YHC thought he was doing Mountain Climbers instead).

Smoked, the Pax returned to the SF to close out with COR/NOR/COT

CountORama and NameORama

11 Pax. No FNGs…though Bublé had been gone so long (Welcome back, Kotter), he practically qualified as an FNG. If you watch the NOR video, you’ll see how he struggled to remember what to say, when to say it, and even recall his own F3 Call Sign! Still, Bublé, it’s great to have you back, Brother!!


Bublé gave a heart-felt testimony about just how impactful F3 has been on his life, both before and after Harvey, and how lucky the Houston Pax are to have Brothers of the Gloom they can Lock Shields with. Then, in addition to giving thanks for that and our many other blessings, SnoopDogg reminded us that it was the anniversary of Sept. 11th, so we kept those lost and/or impacted by that fateful day in our TAPs.

  • We’ve got to do a better job at filling the Q Roster. While YHC was more than happy to step in to Q, we’ve got to make sure that we’re constantly rotating who Qs and encourage every Pax member to step up to lead a WO. 
  • Every Pax member should commit to reading Freed to Lead (FTL), as well as learning both the Mission Statement and Core Principles, which, ripped straight from the Nation’s website, are:
    • F3 is a men’s workout group, with the mission to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership. Our workouts:
      • Are free of charge
      • Are open to all men (FiA is a similar organization for women)
      • Are held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold
      • Are led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion, with no training or certification necessary
      • End with a Circle of Trust


Upcoming Area of Operations (AOs):
  • Boerne – Sep 16th
    • Launch-Q : Hannibal in San Antonio
    • Get with The Bishop for details
  • Katy – Oct 7th
    • Launch-Q : Camo
  • Austin – Oct 28th
    • Launch in the AM / Capital Ruck Tour in the PM
  • Humble/Kingwood/Atascocita area – End 2017
    • Launch-Q : Cruiser
  • Sugar Land – Early 2018
    • Launch-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 chance to lead.

= Duggar