• When: 11/06/17
  • QIC: Leprechaun
  • The PAX: Britney, DB, Mr. Rogers, Stakeout (R, WTF? guy’s in shape), Scalpel, Vlasic, Monty, Buble (Safety-Q), Whiskey (R), Detention, Duggar

12 PAX #The General overcame a Case of the Mondays and a Camp Gladiator Parking Blitzkrieg with a trip to the strip malls for a little Retail Therapy.


Record heat in Houston this November. 76 degrees and steamy.


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

The Thang

In the words of the immortal Jerry Reed, we got a long way to go and a short time to get there…quick COP:

  • SSH, IW, Reverse Lunges, Man Makers x10 IC
  • Moroccan Nightclub x50 IC

Mosey across Stella Link and head north, agility runs along the way (butt kickers, high knees, carioke R/L). Find the first stairwell for reverse bear crawls and Al Gore teamwork. The Safety Q intervened, pointing out that the stairs were too steep and METAL. He further pointed out that, down by the lice treatment center, the stairs were not as steep and concrete. YHC being a merciful and fastidious Q, we modified to the softer, gentler curving stairs. Whiskey, being a man of the cloth, promptly found the stairway to heaven, i.e., an elevator.

  • Round 1: Team 1 reverse bear crawl up while Team 2 holds an Al Gore. When Team 1 hits the mid-point, Team 2 starts on the RBC. Team 1 holds the Al Gore at the top. Together the PAX make take a lap.
  • Round 2: RnR with Team 1 / 2 changing roles.

Solid #mumblechatter – should’ve done Round 3 for the hilarity that would ensue. But, alas, we made our way east across the street to the next strip mall for:

  • Bear crawl, duck walk, crab walk, and jail break

Turning south Double Applesauce we performed a Bataan Death March back to Pershing and moseyed to the Playground for:

  • 10 pull-ups (modify with assist as needed). YHC hopes that Stakeout didn’t through his back out on my last nine…
  • Hammer Time Dora (modified): 50 half-bridges, 100 J-Los, 150 Pickle Pounders, with the running portion down to the Hall of Pain.

Mosey to the parking lot, politely sidestepping the Gladiators, and jail break to the Shovel Flags.

Finish up with 10 Man Makers.

CountORama and NameORama

12 PAX, no FNGs


YHC took us out. TAPs to those in Sutherland Springs.


Personal thoughts: I need to work on pull ups. And running. Among other things.

Lessons learned: (1) See above. (2) It’s really hard to pay homage to Al G. when you let go of the tree and try to hug the Cloud (which is really the Internet). (3) Enjoyed the new scenery up north at the mall (ooh, Mall of America as new name?) and #mumblechatter. (4) Detention is great misnomer – that guy is way too perky for detention. When YHC’s “friend” was in detention “once” in junior high, he was never smiling. Detention is always on the sunny side and I love it. Nevertheless, can someone please deliver this guy a beat down? Apparently it’s not within YHC’s bag of Q-tricks.

Deep thoughts: I saw a person in a tight gray t-shirt that said, in neon pink cursive script, “Everything’s bigger in Texas!” This should apply to the upcoming GrowRuck Texas in Q1. It will be awesome – ask any of the PAX that went to NOLA in June. Get your mind right and HC now. Strike that. HC now and then get your mind right. If you are nervous or on the fence, consider: The extra training over the holiday season will mean you can eat more of your kids’ holiday candy, and that will be good for them. Seriously, though, YHC was 3-4 months into F3 when Duggar EH’d me into the NOLA GrowRuck and – out of fear – I put in extra training from Feb-May. I won’t say it took my fitness “to the next level” because I’m still looking for the next level, but the shared goal among brothers of the gloom provided extra motivation to get after it when this hurt or that hurt, and in doing it all the 2F revealed itself. So do it.


  • Xmas shirts – see Band.
  • GrowRuck Texas is coming. Either late Feb or early March.
  • Burpee challenge – it’s not too late, but almost

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In Spanish, El Leprechaun is The
– Leprechaun