8 PAX posted at 0600 #TheHogg for a bowel quivering beatdown. It began with YHC barely escaping the work crew changing out the port-a-john. Surely, this set the theme for the day.

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

Glorious. 62F, faint whiff of horses and their meadow muffins floating in on the light breeze. Cowboy up, it’s rodeo time in H-Town!

Warm Up:
Mosey to the St Theresa back parking lot, with Agility Drills: Side Shuffle (R/L), Back Peddle, Butt Kickers, High Knees.


  • SSH x 40 IC
  • BLIMPS – instructional style (more an instruction in how not to count than on the contents and progression of the BLIMPS). Let’s just say YHC tried to go 1-6 through BLIMPS. Explanation in TheThang.

Tin Soldiers out of the parking lot, hang a left across the Bridge to Nowhere, between the softball fields, across the Bogg at the Hogg with some elevation change (at The Hogg that means a big ditch).

Brief stop for 10 burpees and the second Code Brown of the day. As we moseyed onward to Memorial Speedway, somewhere along the way the third Code Brown quietly evacuated the premises.

Hindenburg BLIMPS

The PAX arrived at Memorial Speedway (0.2 track) and YHC explained the Hindenburg BLIMPS routine for the day: do the exercise and run lap, RnR until the BLIMPS is done (the apparent subject-verb disagreement is killing me). This elicited a moderate degree of #MumbleChatter about how this exercise was going up in flames, going over like a lead balloon, etc…let’s get to it:

  • 10 Burpees OYO, run a lap
  • 20 Lunges (each leg) OYO, run a lap
  • 30 Imperial Walkers (each side) OYO, run a lap
  • 40 Merkins (OYO), run a lap
  • 50 Plank Jacks (OYO), run a lap
  • 60 Squats (OYO), run a lap

Massive T’Claps to The Bishop, Britney, and other fleet of foot PAX who got some burpee extra credit work prior to planking for Six.

Indian Run

IR back to Bushwood Country Club. Each PAX got the chance to sprint three times. Locksmith, among others, took no prisoners and was really pounding the pavement. Good work, boys!

Mosey back to the parking lot via the Garden of Tranquility to pick up a Frisbee from YHC’s vehicle. No doubt the PAX were expecting, dare I say hoping, to meet up that fine lass Mary to finish up the session. Whammo!

Whammo Animal Crawl

  • Each PAX takes a turn throwing the Frisbee. All PAX sprint while it’s in the air. When the Frisbee hits the ground, the Thrower calls an Animal Walk. RnR until all PAX have thrown (8x today).
  • Another round of Whammo. Throw, sprint until Frisbee lands, but no Animal Walk – the PAX had earned a little mosey to the Frisbee. (8x)
  • Finish up with a long throw and sprint back to the Shovel Flag.

With a few minutes left, tongues hanging out, and more PAX gathering for the 0700 it was time to bring this party to a close.

CountORama and NameORama:
8 PAX, no FNGs.

Announcements: Usual reminders: MD Anderson Run on March 25; Spartan Race on May 21 (and a non-CSAUP in Houston coming up); F3 250; and, getting on Twitter (more below), and downrange notifications as Spring Break is approaching.

TAPs: YHC’s M is off of bed rest and I thank the PAX for support over the last month.

YHC took us out with thanks to the Sky Q.

Ye Olde NakedManMoleskin
YHC could not bring himself to put a WHAM! video in this post, although it was awfully tempting. Think about it. Use your imagination. Now: I hope you’re not dancing like George Michael in your cubicle right now. (Dancing like Terry Crews is OK)

Kotter to The Bishop who has been battling a sore ankle. Good work today, Bish.

Quote of the day goes to Brittany. At the conclusion of the Hindenburg BLIMPS, he was overhead saying, “That sucked at the start and it just kept getting worse.” Aye! #CrowdPleaser. YHC has already devised a modified version for the 45-minute weekday sessions.

YHC can’t recall who threw the Frisbee into the big ditch, then called a crab walk (can’t see where you’re going) which ended in a downhill crab walk through a forest of fire ant hills, but I seem to recall it was the same PAX who boasted of his Frisbee prowess in the parking lot. #JustSayin

If you’ve never been elated to do a Kangaroo Hop, then you’ve never experienced the Whammo Animal Walk. T’Claps, Brexit.

There seems to be some debate about the true definition of “TBQ”. I’m not a lawyer and I usually opt for the Hampton Inn over the Holiday Inn Express so I won’t wade into it. But no matter how one cuts the mustard, or the cheese, YHC thinks the PAX get the picture. And it’s not a pretty picture. But it’s a heckuva #DRP. Next week, let’s drop this subject and talk about the azaleas in bloom. Aye!

I’m guessing we did about 2.5 miles of just plain running today, a little on the low end of the usual 0600 #TheHogg session, plus 20 sprints of varying lengths. While the distance may not be impressive, the intermittent intensity and resilience of the PAX certainly was. Good work, brothers.

Is it me, or is Memorial Speedway substantially shorter than it was in October when F3 started #TheHogg?

Quick Reminders
EH #SadClowns #ABH

Spartan Race. Come on and do the locomotion. https://www.spartan.com/en/race/detail/1880/overview?filter=sprint

Key info / How to sign up:
• When: Sunday, May 21, 2017
• Where: Reveille Peak Ranch |105 CR 114 Burnet, TX 78611
• Event Q: We need one for the F3 Houston PAX. #leadership opportunity. Who wants it?
• Registration Info:
• Event: Spartan Sprint (NOT the Super)
• Heat: Sunday Morning, 1115-1200 Heat
• Team Name: F3Texas
• Password: Fish61

Separately, there is a Houston Spartan Race right around the corner.

@F3_250. 250 workouts (of any kind >30 minutes) in 2017. @F3_250 #accountability #F3TwoFiddy

Twitter & F3Nation website: Sign up to stay informed and bust b@llz. #CommunicationIsKey #VirtualMumbleChatter

TBQ: Short for Total Bowel Quiver

Thank you for the opportunity to lead.