You can’t Get there from Here, You Have To Go Someplace Else First.

One of the things that F3 has helped me to change is in my planning.  I used to think that I did my best when I didn’t plan and procrastinated.  As if the sudden pressure to get done on time brought out the best in me.  F3 led me to change this, and in drastic fashion.   I always have a plan, a playlist, and a purpose.  I often sleep in my workout clothes, and always have the coffee pot on a timer that greets me with the aroma of Folgers ( #NotASnob) before the alarm goes off. I even park my car going the right direction.  It was in this fashion that I greeted yesterday, and left for the AO at 640 when it was only 10 minutes away.

Turning  off of 77 onto Barrniger, I am .05 miles away.  And the road is closed. The GPS is trying to take me around the closure via Gastonia.  Well, maybe not gastonia, but definitely not in a manner that will allow me to arrive on time.  And so, I relied on my training– and by training, I mean that i have watched all of the movies in the Jason Bourne series so many times that I think I can do anything anywhere anytime.  Like get to the park by 6:59.


Thank God for Treadstone.

COP: The Standard. Because my training tells me that 20 SSH, 20 IW, 10 Sharon Towers and 10 Merkins in cadence are the perfect means to start a beatdown.


Mosey to the phenomenal turf of Revolution park for partner assisted suicides using the BLIMPS method. Partner 1 runs to the  10 ,20,30,40,50,then the other 40 and returns while partner 2 does Burpees, Lunges, Imperial Walkers, Merkins, Plank jacks, and Squats.  Grapevine claims this is called the Dr. Kevorkian and that I owe Starfish a royalty. Royalty Shmoyalty. Sue me and see if i care.

Upon completion, plank.


Mosey to the bleachers for 11’s doing foot hook situps and LBC’s.   This was done due to a snapchat post from Curlee showing the difficulty in assembling his new swimsuit from Ikea ( Tab a wouldn’t fit in Slot B, if you know what I mean).

Mosey–and by mosey I mean walk 10 feet– to the base of the hill behind the bleachers for a round of Modiefied Thor.  1 burpee at the bottom, 4 maktar Jye at the top.  Keep that ratio  till you have done 5 burpees then come back down.  Good Golly Miss Molly that was a lot of Maktar Jye.


Mosey to the stone wall for Aiken legs aka aching legs.  20 jump ups, 20 squats, 20 bulgarian squats. 3 times.  mary while you wait on the 6.

Mosey to the playground for more partner work, this time pull ups while your partner runs. 3 rounds

Mosey to the field for more partner assisted suicides, this time just Mary stuff. Same distance, but just called Mary.


NMM: This is an awesome AO. I know we are trying to draw a local crowd which isn’t happening yet, but we need to stay here just for the awesome A.O.

Random notes:  First time I met This Slice. I was disappointing.   Dredd always makes him sound like such a big deal in his BB’s but quite frankly, he was disappointing. I hadn’t seen Snowden in a long time– i think i named him but I have named so many I can’t remember them all.  He did not disappoint me. He went to Duke, and Duke never disappoints.

Lynchpin wore no Virginia apparfel . First time ever.  This might be clinical and require meds.

RopeAdope did not opp himself, and we need to get him a certificate.  Grapevine ran his yapper non stop, which is to be expected.  Mr. Mustard is a friend of Kenny Loggins, which is super cool. D.A. called me stupid. SOuth Beach said i was weak.  Ya gotta love Silver Bullet.   Pipeline is moving the ENTIRE men’s shelter to his backyard.   Feel Good wore a parka.  GAAP was almost late but it  wasn’t his fault– Terry Gross was in the middle of a really good interview and he needed to hear the end.

Yorkie is the nephew of Feel Good and plays football for the Butler Bulldogs.  He is a Defensive Tackle and a solid hunk of muscle.  Hence, Yorkie.  Makes me giggle.

Announcements:  Curlee needs help feeding a group of folks on 4.20.  Pipeline needs help for the BBAll tourney on 4.21.  Feel Good needs help with mentors at the harvest center.  dm me for details and I will hook you up.


Playlist is here:


Stay Strong brothers.  Stay strong.


4 thoughts on “You can’t Get there from Here, You Have To Go Someplace Else First.

  • March 25, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    That’s cold Rev… ice cold. I’ll try to do better next time…

  • March 26, 2018 at 11:09 am

    Dredd would never oversell anything! Solid lead Rev. The amount of Maktar Jye was extreme! Combining that with the burpees, was a complete burnfest.

  • March 27, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Slice can’t be oversold. Best minivan in Metro.

    Also, just this AM, he stopped dead in the middle of the street at the Accountability Run and just stood there. Still beat me by the end. #WhoDoesThat

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