Throwing Middle Fingers In the Air

11 men took it out on themselves at Ranger last week.  This is what you missed:

The Thang:

Mosey to the Castle, with bear crawl through Charlottetown tunnel (it’s there, let’s use it, people)

Jacob’s Ladder, Revised Standard Edition, with escalating burpees at the top and at the bottom (1-1, 2-2, …7-7), 7 times up the stairs #InigoMontoya #56burpees #CompleteSuckfest

Mary whilst we wait

To the ramps, with escalating burpees at both ends, all the way to the top and even the #LittleBittyBabyRamp on the far end, #Rampscapades #72more

More Mary

Down the stairs and out…return bear crawl through Charlottetown tunnel #symmetry

Some plank-o-rama at Park Dr.

Escalating burpees at each light pole (I said “light”) up Park Dr. to the next stop sign (at Park Dr.), #21burpees

Back to lot for COT

Naked Moleskin:

Running in, YHC gets an angry middle finger salute from Thin Slice sitting in his car.  No hello, no good morning, no fist bump, no High Five Wednesday (where’s FW?), just a straight MF “salute” to YHC.  Oh, well, allow me to retort!  I was thinking about just chilling with a bunch of Toe Touches, Imperial Walkers, LBCs, half-ass lunges and Little Baby Arm Circles following by mosey skipping back-and-forth on the parking lot (AMRAP) with 10 counts every minute on the minute, but now I guess I have to change my plans.  Well, since it’s never cold when you are doing burpees (#truthnugget), let’s just do a bunch of these, shall we, add in some running and verticality, and let’s see how it goes.  Verdict:  #sucktastic of course … and I never felt cold once.

Maverick was killing it out there…K-I-L-L-I-N-G it.  I held him off as long as I could on the original Jacob’s Ladder, but Lap Traffic (you know who you are) held me on the downside of trip #4 (#humblebrag), and it was over.  Apparently, the training you get at the Naval Academy works.  T-claps, America, t-claps.  Anyhoo, Mav and Curly were out front for the Rampscapades episode, with STH, Slice and Checkpoint not too far behind.

Great to see some non-regulars – Baracus, Doobie and The Show – at Ranger.  T-claps to all of you for coming out.  (SFox will be reaching out to you to order some F3 Honor Boxes.)  Baracus showed up because he rode with STH, who said they were going to Atlas (#mightbetrue).  Doobie said he showed up just because hated the person who was Q’ing at Bandit soooooooooo much and didn’t even want to look at that poor excuse for a man, much less a Q and settled for YHC instead (#nottrue).  The Show said he showed up to give Hillary crap for HC’ing to the New Year’s Convergence and then not showing up (#100%true).  (Hillary, of course, took it like a man and admitted it.)  Outstanding…as always with F3, come for the fitness, but stay for the ridicule.

Thanks for the keys, CMD.  Blessed to be with and lead this crew of men.  Until next time…


“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement and success have no meaning.”  —Benjamin Franklin (the historic one, not the F3 one)

3 thoughts on “Throwing Middle Fingers In the Air

  • January 8, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    Even with my old man memory I can still remember the days when I used to be able to drop Maverick after he ran out of steam in 30 minutes. Not sure what is going on up there but somehow he has got the stamina now and I just can’t keep up with him. However, it has been a nice few weeks whenever partner carries were called as he happily carries his old man around for most of it.

  • January 9, 2018 at 10:18 am

    And a well deserved salute if you ask any of the PAX. In fact, after the 7’s call on the stairs, I think the argument can be made that a double bird was in order.
    Maverick will be missed… Beastmode indeed.

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