I hate running

9 pax posted in the morning. Warner Jay-z IM Daisy crabyPo Humdinger Popeye Pew-pew Meistro


Arm circles x10 reverse x10 IC, Grass pickers x15 IC, Leg stretches OYO, Meistro lap

Thang 1

Mosey over to the front side of the pool- 3 light poles 1 burpee, Run back 2 then 2 burpees– ending in 10 burpees completed and a ten count

Thang 2

Mosey to the tip. Half of the group- Catalina wine mixers-4 of them/ other half 8 box jumps each group complete each station twice

Thang 3

Mosey to the stairs– stairway to seven. Start with 1 squat, down the stairs, then 1 Irkin– to 7

Ring of fire in the big shelter house– 10 squats-al gore, 5 merkins- plank, 10 dips- hold starting position.

Thang 4

Mosey to happy place for a leg blaster and a motivator from 7

Ending with an 1 1/2 lap Indian run around petting zoo


LBC IC x25, low and slow flutter kicks IC x10, American hammers


Good number out this morning. Burpees seemed to be the theme for today. And nothing like a little mumbling about the motivator being out of place today and not in the beginning.

U Can’t Touch This

Weather 13 with steady winds about 20 mph and windchill below 0









Maestro lap

Arm stretches

Leg stretches

Mosey to stairs


Stair Dora

One partner runs stair lap other partner does exercises to 100 merkins, 200 squats, and 300 LBCs


Dips and merkins (or squats and lunges) from 20:1 to 10:11 running from main shelter to caboose between exercises 

Mosey to cars


Dealers choice Mary:

Flutter kicks IC x25

Pickle pointers IC x25

V ups x12

American hammers x20

Windshield wipers IC x8

Crunchy frogs IC x10



Cold and windy morning had the PAX coming out of their cars slowly. When everyone got out around 5:29 it became apparent we were without Q. Took a Maestro lap to give the Q time but it only summoned its namesake. Group put their collective slowly processing heads together to come up with a workout during stretching. First priority was to try to get out of the wind, so mosey to bottom of stairs. Run to the top of the stairs was like a smack in the face with the wind. Discovered there that MC Hammer must’ve loaned his parachute pants to Piper. First lap of Blackjack was to 10-29 but that modified to the caboose. Some PAX modified arm work to leg work after a particularly tough arm week. Even with modified run close to 2 miles for the workout. Group will be giving consideration over the weekend to appropriate punishment for fartsacked Q. 

Triple Triple Triple – Revisited

8 PAX posted in the moist 47F gloom for a Triple Triple Triple beatdown.
IM, Wapner, Jay-Z, Maestro, TipToe, Bambi, Piper, Popeye

Mosey the long way in the rain to the shelter large shelter house

Thang: Triple Triple Triple

3 rounds of 3 exercises 3 times through, 1 minute per exercise

Round 1: Merkins, Squats, LBC’s
Round 2: Butkis, Flutter Kicks, Curb Alberts
Round 3: Plank, LBAC’s, Lunges

Bonus Round: Chumbawampee


Mosey long way back to flag.  No Mary.

It was a moist morning so decided to do the Triple in the large shelter house.  No one wanted to get out of their cars this morning but 8 of us popped out at 5:29.  During round 1 it was quickly realized shoulders hadn’t recovered from the last few workouts.  Lots of mumbles during flutter kicks with even more mumbles during little baby arm circles.  Discussion ensued on whether the extra 10lbs of water in our shirts was making it harder or if it sucked this bad last time.  Bonus round had everyone sucking for air.

Blocks, Box Jumps & More

Weather 31 and clear









Crabby PO

Wapner QIC


Abe Vigodas IC x10

LBACs IC x20

Arm stretches 

Sprinklers IC x15

Grass pickers IC x10

Willie Mays Hayes OYO

Tempo squats IC x10


  1. Blocks at the barn – 20 block curls, farmer carry two blocks around flag and back, 20 skull crushers
  2. Legs at the tip -10 box jumps, 10 step up and through to high knee (each leg)
  3. Circuit at the pool – 10 crunchy frogs, 20 mountain climbers (4 count), 30 LBCs, 40 SSHs

Mosey from one station to the next around the petting zoo and repeato repeato 

Block Mary:

Wall sit with block

Flutter kicks IC x25

Block presses IC x10

Hello Dolly IC x15

Block presses IC x10



Q scouted location ahead of time and yesterday’s heat wave melted enough snow off of the road to allow for a circuit around the petting zoo. Shovel flag came in handy at the tip to clear some snow for box jumps and step ups. Clear and calm morning was quickly forgotten working through a simple but quite effective workout with a surprising amount of cardio. One PAX was even sighted stripping off an outer layer but thankfully stopped there. Enjoyed the last reprieve before the weather rolls in – will be a fun one on Monday!


So this is what cold weather feels like

12 PAX posted in the 7F gloom for some High Intensity Interval Training.
IM, Crabby PO, Jay-Z, Wapner, Pew Pew, Huffy, Piper, Popeye, Humdinger, Maestro, Gas Man, Daisy

Warmup: Skipped the Maestro lap do to ice.
20x SSH
Stretch everything
10x Side to Side Squats
10x Lunge/Drop Lunge each side

Mosey (without falling) to big shelter house

Thang: HIIT x 8 rounds of 2 exercises 4 times through each exercise
Jump Lunges, Squats
Dips, Merkins
Wide Mountain Climbers, Jump Squats
Crunches, Leg Lifts
High Knees, Calf Raises
Hand Release Merkins, Plank Jacks
SSH, Single Leg Squats
Burpees, Butt Kickers

Slowesy back to flag

Mumble:  Definitely a cold morning but luckily had no wind.  Great turnout with 12 guys.  Almost doubled the temperature with the number of men that showed up.  Heavy complaining during the HIIT until around 5 or so.  Either everyone just gave up and settled into the inevitable or just rain out of air to complain.

Diddly Squats

10 Extremely excited PAX, including 1 FNG, posted in a tornado for a “fun” running workout.  26F with 23mph winds.
IM, Bambi, Daisy, Wapner, Crabby PO, Jay-Z, Piper, Popeye, Pew Pew, FNG

Maestro Lap
6x Plank walkouts with Merkin
10x Shoulder Pretzels front
10x Shoulder Pretzels behind the head
15x Tempo Squats
Leg Stretches

Mosey a few feet to the north side of pool.


Diddly Squats x8- Run to the stop sign (.15 miles) at your own pace. When first PAX reaches it, everyone turns around and runs harder back.  First one back to start gets to choose an exercise.  Repeat until you are out of time.
Exercises – 25x LBC’s, 25x Flutter Kicks, 25x Freddy Mercuries, Bruce Lee cycle 20 reps each, 10x Burpees, 1 minute Plank, 15x Tempo Merkins

Slowesy to Flag

2 times through Bruce Lee’s at 20 reps each except do 100x 100’s

Definitely a windy one today.  The first turn around on the diddly squats was brutal.  Lots of mumble from Jay-Z about just repeating the same thing over and over.  Surprised he could talk since he could barely breath.  ~2.75 miles completed by Piper.  Thanks Daisy for the new run exercise name.

Rite Aid Guest Q

Weather 35 and rainy







Pew Pew

Crabby PO 


Rite Aid (NE TN) QIC



Maestro Lap

SSH x 39 IC

HR Merkins x 10 IC

Imperial walkers x 39 IC

HR Merkins x 10 IC

Hillbillies x 39 IC

HR Merkins x 10 IC

Prisoner squats (slow) x 39 IC

Merkins x 9 IC


Mosey to steps close to shelter house #1


Crawl bear up the two flights of stairs x 1


Mosey to shelter house #1


1 Burpee then gasser to shelter house #2 for 40 HR merkins, then mosey back to SH#1

2 Burpees then gasser to shelter house #2 for 40 LBCs, then mosey back to SH#1

3 Burpees then gasser to shelter house #2 for 40 jump squats, then mosey back to SH#1

4 Burpees then gasser to shelter house #2 for 40 Rocky Balboas IC, then mosey back to SH#1

5 Burpees then gasser to shelter house #2 for 40 hello dolly’s, then mosey back to SH#1

6 Burpees then gasser to shelter house #2 for 40 Carolina dry docks, then mosey back to SH#1


Dealers choice Mary

Flutter kicks x 40 IC

American hammers x 40 IC




This is what I shared with the pax of F3 IronHorse on my recent 40th BDQ.  It is equally applicable to the men of F3 Frankfort.  Keep up the good work fighting the good flight against complacency


What might have been.

Were it not for F3, I might have given in to my gluttonous self.  It’s a continual battle, but I’m winning now.

Were it not for F3, I might have put all of my eggs in my career basket.  That’s not happening, and I’m grateful for that fact.

Were it not for F3, I might have been a worse role model for my kids in the area of self-discipline and taking care of my earthly body.  I’m in the best shape of my life, and my kids are watching.

Were it not for F3, I might not have loved my wife as deeply, nor she me.  Our marriage is stronger than ever.

As I reflected on my current lot, I was quick to understand that F3 is the conduit.  Y’all are the wiring.  And the wiring is what carries the voltage.  It’s because of you that I’m hitting 40 in my prime.  And for that I’m very grateful.  Thanks for your investment in me.  Thanks for showing up here at the butt crack of dawn day in and day out.  Thanks for challenging me to work harder than I would on my own.  And thanks for encouraging me along the way.  God knows we need it. I love you all and count you as blessings in my life.  Thanks for celebrating 40 with me. Here’s to many more F3 years.