A Spartan send-off


Up the hill from the lot to Sedgefield Middle school, 10 burpees

Around back of the school, over the wall, 20 squats

Walk the handrails, down the steps and over the fence to the track to the low wall, 20 dips

Over the fence, down the hill to McDonald Ave, 20 derkins off the curb

Grab a coupon, 20 curls

Up the hill to the school, 10 burpees and repeat circuit until COT.


Everyone got in 5 laps, some got in 6:

50+ burpees

100+ squats

100+ dips

100+ m/derkins

100+ rock curls

~3.5 miles.




My first post was at Sparta around 4 years ago.  It was a FaSoLa-led beatdown where I was originally named “Match” for reasons long forgotten.  At around 9am an email went around, where FSL pulled executive/Q privilege and renamed me Mariah.  There you have it.  As far as I know, FSL was never seen again.  As a Sparta regular since that day, for me there is nothing more Spartan than the periodic and often ceremonial running of the Mr. Bo.  So today we ran it.  Most of us got in 6 laps, and those who even remotely followed instructions got in a solid full-body workout.  Snoop showed up to Sparta for the first time and with a shovel flag.  So, I guess we were official today.


23 pax pushed themselves all morning, with Lee, Mr Bo and Curly presumably out-front the whole time…YHC was squarely in the middle of the pack today, so really don’t know.  Strong work by Doobie, Redd Foxx (who’s Apple Watch played a well-curated sound-track of Mariah Carey, RHCP and Snoop Dogg(??) for our pleasure), Belair, Pate, and Teaser.


That will be my last Q and post in F3 Metro for a while, so appreciate the show of support all week and this morning.  As YHC closes out my time in Charlotte, I know I’ll never have a group of brothers like you again, and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it so Thank You.  See ya’ll when I’m back in town and post, which will hopefully be often.


Thanks Double-Nickels for the take-out and kind words, and to Sparta management for the keys.




7 thoughts on “A Spartan send-off

  • June 8, 2018 at 11:04 am

    We should have wrapped you in a towel and threw you in the SMS dumpster while chanting your name. Then set it on fire…A real Spartan send off!

    Good luck with the move and I’m sure we will see you back in town often, try to keep the NOLA diet under control so you can keep up when you visit us. We will miss you brother!

  • June 8, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    The Mr. Bo is always a beast. Great way to close out your farewell tour, and I guess a great (#sucky) way for me to clear the cobwebs this morning after a few too many cold ones last night. Voorhees was your man right on the heels of Lee this morning. Those guys were killing it as usual. Good luck with the move, and post when you are in town. Make sure you work on your ax throwing as well. You will be missed!!

  • June 8, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    I’m proud of you Mariah. Some (Skyline) had their doubts we’d ever see you again after that first beating at the hands of FSL, yet here we are 4 years later & you’ve Q’d three times over the last week. Maybe it’s the free Gatorade talking but I, for one, will be sad to see you go. Good luck on the next chapter…

  • June 8, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Longest. Farewell. Tour. Ever.

    Geez, leave already!

    Take care, homey.

    • June 8, 2018 at 5:42 pm

      I’ll be back next summer for my “Mariah Returns and Sings the Hits” come-back tour…that’s how us divas do it, Fish.

      Just kidding, I’m totally done with you clowns.

  • June 8, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    Best wishes Mariah! Enjoyed working out with you over the past few months. Today sucked.

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