13 Pax posted for an Inferno of a 1776 workout on this anniversary of our nation’s birth.

Weather was what we have all grown accustomed to and just wet enough to keep us breathing hard.

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

Mosey around the back of St Theresa – with butt kickers, high knees, side shuffles, and back peddle …but wait, (stay sharp) don’t stop at the back parking lot, keep going back to towards the SFs.

Circle up around the SFs for:

  • SSHs x25 IC
  • Merkins x15 IC
  • SSHs x20 IC

Let’s Mosey a little to the adjacent field just passed the trees yonder, and line up.

At this point after noticing a bit too much silence as we knocked out the following exercises, Duggar brilliantly provided us some much needed soundtrack during the balance of the day’s WO… mostly USA-inspired theme songs.

  • Walking Imperial Walkers across the field (approx 35 each way)
  • Little Baby Armcircles x 25 IC, then flapjack opposite direction (for 200 total both ways)
  • Walking Imperial Walkers back down the field
  • Little Baby Armcircles x 25 IC, then flapjack opposite direction

Rinse & Repeat 5 times

  • Walking Imperial Walkers across the field
  • Partner up for Big Boy Situps x 15
  • Walking Imperial Walkers back down the field
  • Partner up for Big Boy Situps x 15

Rinse & Repeat 5 times

  • 10-count break
  • Let’s Mosey to stretch out a bit…

Once we ran about half a mile around The Hogg’s usual sights – and we approached our usual 0615 hrs cutoff time, everyone agreed we were having such a good time we decided to continue the WO and close out the hour (since it was a holiday and nobody heading to the office).

At this point, we ran back and picked up all the SFs to run with them on El Camino Royal in formation with the flags. We stopped for a few pain stations throughout:

  • Derkins,
  • Dips,
  • SSH, and
  • a single Big Boy Sit-up (needed to get us to 76 total**)

…and I also remember thinking about Burpees, but can’t honestly remember if we actually did them – since towards the end The Bishop pointed out what song came on our setlist…

It was a sight to behold when during one of our pain stations above, the national anthem of the United States of America blared over our speakers and we all stopped in our tracks to honor our flag and our nation – on this of all holidays. Even a few other runners stopped with us in honor.

** For those counting at home, we completed:

  • 1,000 Little Baby Arm Circles
  • 700 walking Imperial Walkers
  • 76 Big Boy Sit-ups
  • For a total of 1776 exercises + all the bonus work we completed throughout the total 2.75 miles!

Even though it was a Tuesday, since it was a holiday we went to an impromptu Coffeeteria. It was a beautiful morning, and great way to start the day. Thank you all again for the chance to lead this amazing group of men.

CountORama and NameORama
13 Colonies… errrrr PAX, 0 FNGs (Let’s keep up the EH)

TAPs once again to Cheech and his family – reminder if anyone wants to contribute to his family: https://www.givesendgo.com/cheech. Let’s keep safe out there – grow eyes on the back of our heads, and always assume cars DO NOT see you out there. #SafetyFirst

TAPs to Ace who is going through a tough time, Fire&Ice’s granddaughter remains in our prayers as her health improves, and to Brexit’s friends who continue their tough challenge for a great cause. Learn more about what they are putting themselves through “to end modern slavery” here: https://youtu.be/Og7qOQLVEaA.


F3 Gears– Get with Beta to get involved in the F3 Cycling WO going forward. Likely keep repeating each Sunday afternoon for about 1-2hrs.

Capital Ruck Tour: Saturday October 28th > Austin, TX 1700 – 2400, ~20 miles > Details here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/capital-tour-2017-austin-tx-tickets-32076969078?aff=efbeventtix

GrowRuck Texas > 1st Quarter of 2018

Second F > Fellowship > Thursday, July 20th at Kirby Ice House > 1730 hrs, be there!

Anniversary Convergence – All PAX Welcome: As we approach our 1st Anniversary of Launching F3 Houston this coming Fall, pencil in Saturday, Sept 30th on your calendars for our Convergence Celebration.  Details will get ironed out as we get closer, but SAVE THE DATE for now – All PAX are Welcome for this critical birthday.

Upcoming Area of Operations (AOs):

  • League City – August 5th
    • AO-Q : TP
  • 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 preferredComz 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 letting me step up this morning!