The 3rd Annual 1776 Patriot Games are right around the corner. July 4th, 7am at Adventure Park. Be sure to post and strive for either Patriot or American Eagle status! This is the CSAUP of the year for the Pax and you don’t want to miss out, Aye!
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Pax: Bing, Pincher, Trump, Dogo, Brutus, Sniper, Ripken, Cotton Tail
The Pax assembled in the parking lot of Wawa and awaiting the return of Sniper and Ripken who set off early for an additional lap down to Fruitville and back. Possibly a safety recon mission as they came back reporting skunk and dead dear along the way. There was a moment of silence held to honor the fact that Brutus has removed the newspaper and briefcase holder from his bike.
The pax set off and it was clear they meant business today. Trump and Brutus hammered their way along on their hybrid and mountain bikes as the rest of the pax filled into tight formation for a solid 22-24 MPH jaunt down to Fruitville. Once there, a few laps to pick up the 6, and then right back in formation to University and Concession. Max speeds of 28-30 mph were spotted on this ride, and all got back to Wawa safely for COT.
A great ride and YHC is already looking forward to next Tuesday!! Thanks for the solid push today!
As always, honored and humbled to be a part of this amazing group of HIM.
Announcments: The Unspoken usual ones – Fellowship night is Thursday
Prayers/Praises: for safety and an amazing Pax.
Weather Summary: Humid Temperature: 82° (28C) Humidity: 80%
Pax: Bing, Pincher, LG, Dirt Dart, Ozzy, Bird Hole, Smudge, Peach Fuzz, Prime Time, Uptown Girl
Another beautiful sunrise in SW Florida, a rare site, but a norm in St. Petersburg. Pincher, LG and YHC arrived via clown car and were greeted by some eager pax. It was going to be a good but sweaty gloom. It was also great to welcome Bird Hole, a recently relocated Pax from Charlotte and Uptown Girl, a fellow Mustard Seed Nantan from F3 Lehigh Valley.
Disclaimer was shared along with a review of the 5 core principles, and off we went for a mosey including butt kickers, NUR and carioca x2.
We then entered the tennis courts to take up refuge for the remainder of the beatdown. COP included:
It was time for the Thang. After the subtle request from Pincher for no arms and chests while arranging clown car details, it was time to honor Wilt Chamberlain and his 100 point game. Having to use some creativity as a basketball court was not available, we lined up on the end of one tennis court and ran about 100 yards to the end of another. At each of the court we did the following:
The pax was good and warmed up so it was time for the next level thang. It was time for some Hindenburg BLIMPS. The pax would do a set number of exercises on EACH corner of the tennis court (4x), running between each corner. The exercises and quantities were as follows:
Due to time constraints, we modified the count on the plank jacks and rounded out the hour with Salsa Dips/Squats. The pax put in an amazing effort and surely got stronger through-out the hour, even with some of the LBMs that were witnessed (little baby merkins – Great line Bird Hole).
YC encouraged the pax to continue disrupting the status quo and to push those around them to do the same. Give away this gift of F3 to men we know need it.
Always honored and humbled to lead this great group of men.
Weather: Humid and Mostly Cloudy Temperature: 75° (24C)
Pax: Sniper, Cotton Tail, Bing, Pincher, Doggy Paddle, Brutus, Trump, Ripken
It was like Christmas morning for many of the Pax today. Our long waited F3 Nation Cycling kits were delivered by Santa, or the USPS drivers, yesterday. Many selfies were shared on the GroupMe channel, but I’ll spare you from seeing those. With so much excitement, many of the pax arrived at 5:30 for an early start, circling back at 6a to pick up the rest of the pax. It was great to have Doggy Paddle with us, a Pax from F3 Aiken/Augusta, GA. It was also a great opportunity to learn the ins and outs of a cycling AO as they are preparing to launch one in their region. Hopefully group selfies will be improved by then!
The pax headed out in their fancy new outfits, with varying speeds, but all pushing their limits as we always do. A lot of good conversation and mumble chatter was had. As the pax spread out, the leaders doubled back to pick up the six and bring the pax back together again. Sniper had to leave at 6 so he headed out, but was sure to get his inaugural sweat done in his father’s day present to himself. The remainder of the pax did between 18 and 30 miles on the day. A great time was had by all!
Always an honor, and just wish there was more time and more days in the week to ride.
Weather: 70s and humid
QIC: Doggy Paddle and Bing
Pax: Trump, Barron, Lambeau, Pincher, Messy, ShamWow, Manziel, McNugget, Lancelot, Big Mac, Jimmy Dean, Cochrane, Mr. Clean, Goob, Doggy Paddle, Bing
As the clock struck 5:15, it was time to start up another great week in the Suncoast. We welcomed two guests, Doggy Paddle from Aiken, SC and Cochrane from Louisville Kentucky and looked for our fearless portable Jesus (Rowdy) who was scheduled to Q Battle with Doggy Paddle, but he was deep in slumber, nestled in his fartsack. To his credit, he misunderstood the timing of the Battle and thought it was on Saturday. Have no fear, we jumped right in and battled none-the-less.
After a short mosi, the pax circled up for COP including:
Doggy Paddle up first on the Q Battle. Indian Run with a dead seal around the parking lot. With 14 in line (2 walkers) this took a few laps, but the pax enjoyed strapping the dead seal across their backs while sprinting to the front. But it appears that some pax have trouble running while handing off dead seals. We will be sure to work on this in the future.
Next up was another circle of pain but with coupons. Pax would hold an Al Gore squat while three different coupons were passed along. Coupon #1 – 10 lbs plates x10 – overhead press. Coupon #2 – 30lbs Ruck Sack – 10x Overhead Thrust. Coupon #3 squats/salsa dips with the dead seal.
It was time to hand if off to YHC, and my inspiration struck while we were doing the coupon circle. It was time to mosi over towards the hockey court (rink) for some more stationary pain. Up first was Captain Thor x10. 1 big boy situp x 4 American Hammers – Up to 10 Big Boy Sit-ups and 40 American Hammers. Much Mumble Chatter was heard. Next up was Jack Webb, because we hadn’t used our arms enough. 1 Merkin x 4 overhead claps up to 10 Merkins and 40 Overhead Claps. This took us to 6:00a on the dot. There was a vote that YHC won the Q battle, but unfortunately the pax were unable to lift their arms to vote.
Tclaps to the Pax who also stepped up for a post run, including Barron and Messy, two of the 2.0s in attendance in this early gloom. Runners were Jimmy Dean, Bing, Pincher, Manziel, Trump, Barron and Messy.
Honored and humbled as always.
Weather: Upper 70s
Pax: LG, McNugget, Scrum, ROTC, Bogata, Yamaha, ShamWow, Sparky, Dash, Pincher, Rowdy, Recall, Drake, Manziel, Big Mac, CottonTail, Bolt, Wofford, Haka, Aquaman
Many of the pax ended our 3rd F discussion as the remainder of the pax arrived for a Bing Saturday gloom beatdown. After sharing the disclaimer with our 2 FNGs along with discussing the mission of F3 (No, Pincher, it ISN’T beat Bing!) we took off for an extended mosi including NUR, butt kickers, carioca x2, one of which went long because I forgot we were doing it, and then we ended back at the echo chamber for COP.
Seeing we circled up nicely in the rink, we started with 1 round of starfish. Starting in the middle of the rink, we would do 3 exercises in each face-off circle and then lunge walk to each other face-off circle, always returning back to the center before advancing to the next circle. The 3 exercises included Carolina Dry Docks, LBCs and Salsa Dips. Salsa Dips plus lunge walking was a lovely combination.
Next up was the card competition. 21 cards were placed on the basketball court. The challenge was explained as this: Each team must send a runner out to the basketball court to retrieve 1 card. Each card contains two exercises. The exercise with the count must be executed by ALL TEAM MEMBERS BEFORE GETTING the next card. While the teammate gets the next card, the remainder of the team does the other exercise listed. The running path included staying on the sidewalk and shell trail and then a full lap around the hockey rink. For the first card retrieval, the teams were to plank until their return. There is 21 cards, the team that gets 11 wins!
The exercises included:
Nothing beats the fact that team 2 ended the Thang by retrieving the 25 burpee card on the last retrieval. It was also amazing to see Dash take off to grab a card with lightning speed and then lead his team in cadence for a 25 count of mountain climbers.
Timing was perfect as we only had 1 minute of Mary that included side planks for 60 seconds. Welcome to Bogata (F5), Haka and ROTC. Haka came to attend the 3rd F without really planning to attend the 1st F, but couldn’t pass up the fellowship he was witnessing. ROTC came to us after learning about us at the SUP n RUN race a few weeks ago. He is clearly a great young man who will make a great impact on the PAX. Thanks to F5 for sharing Bogata with us and we look forward to seeing him often.
Always an honor to lead this great group of HIM and even better when we get to welcome 3 FNGs!
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