AO: Hamer Time - Thursday

When: 02/17/2022


Number of Pax: 14

Pax Names: Bing, Blade Runner, Bluegrass, Crabcakes, Curds, Defib, Fireball, Goob, Lancelot, Mr. Clean, Olympus, Pincher, Spinal Tap, Tight End,

Number of FNGS: 1

FNG Names: Tight End

QIC: Goob

The BackBlast:

Weather- 61 and lovely

YHC rolled up around 4:50 and noticed two unoccupied vehicles and 1 occupied sheriff deputy vehicle.  Two things were possible- two PAX were out running already OR they were detained in the back of the sheriff’s car.  YHC shrugged his shoulders and went for his own pre-run of the bridge under the moon.  Luckily, about 3/4 of mile into the bridge, YHC saw Defib and Spinal Tap approaching- no arrests today.  Upon returning to the parking lot at approximately 5:10am, their were a healthy 12 people in attendance with one FNG!  Bluegrass rolled in shortly thereafter and at 5:13:45, Fireball rolled in on 2 wheels- impressive in a Mini Cooper.

At 5:15, the 5 core principles were stated properly thanks in part to the FNG and the gloom’s path unveiled.  The prescription today was 1 Figure 8 loop, run out of the neighborhood, 1 full bridge repeat to the end of the sidewalk and back, and if time allowed, 1 small loop back inside the neighborhood.  3 ruckers were in attendance and rucked the bridge.

Speeds varied and 2 swift PAX (Blade Runner and Pincher) completed the small loop portion.  Everyone else completed the 5.25 mile path.  About 1 mile into the figure 8, Bluegrass said he knew it was serious when the shirts came off.  “Shirts off runners are serious runners.”  The ruckers completed a full bridge repeat.  Fitness and fellowship were had in droves.

We had an FNG, Justin, who is a NP at SMH and played many recreational sports growing up.  The name could’ve gone either direction but  in the end (see what I did there), his high school football position was the winner.  Welcome Tight End.


  • Ragnar team being put together
  • March 12- Raider Rise-n-Run 5K at Bayside
  • April 30- Sup-n-Run at NBP
  • Wild Pax is only like 9 months away!


  • Defib states the hospital is nearly under control again and staff morale is high.  Praise God.  Also, praises to those who continue to work in our hospitals.
  • Spinal Tap’s brother is struggling to finish up chiropractic school.  Be it the stress, the workload, or something else- prayers for both him and for Spinal Tap to help out the best he can.
  • Fireball is facing work hurdles.  Be with him, his team, and the patients the care for.
  • Goob is appreciative of all the support from his F3 brothers.  Prayers now requested for Ben’s family left behind- Ann, Micah, and Lucas as they transition into a life without their husband and/or father.

It’s always fun boys.  Goob.  Out.

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