The Point

  • When: 10/12/18
  • QIC: @f3FlankSteak
  • The Pax: 420, Cuddy, Deuce, Faulkner, Kevorkian, McRib, Peeping Tom, Sandbagger, Unicorn, Winthorpe, Plan B, Gander, Stye, The Offering, Doorknob, Black Dog, Schrute, FlankSteak (QIC)

Pax of 18 for a gorgeous Friday at the Point.  Weather was perfect and temps were falling as we went.  YHC arrived at the Gazebo at 05:29 and 30 seconds.  No FNG’s so we got right to it:

  • SSH IC x 30
  • Imperial Walker IC x 15
  • 1 Burpee
  • Windmills IC x 15
  • 2 Burpees
  • Sobriety Sun Gods x 10 (forward/backward changing feet)
  • 3 Burpees
  • Elbow Plank Jack IC x 15
  • 4 Burpees
  • 20 LBC
  • 5 Burpees

Mosey to entrance of Union Point Park where we lined up for an Indian Run up S. Front Street towards History Center.  Stopped at intersection with Craven for 15 Merkins.  Stopped at intersection with Middle for 30 Merkins.  Stopped at intersection with Hancock for 45 Merkins.

Enter History Center overflow parking lot where we partnered up.  Partner A sprint up and back parking lot twice while Partner B performed an exercise (AMRAP) and then flap jack.  The exercises performed were:

  • WWI sit ups
  • Star Jumps
  • Low Country Crab
  • Overhead Clap (I meant to do with squat but bumbled those directions)

Upon completion mosey up Hancock to Broad, right on Broad to traffic circle, right on E. Front and left on Pollock. During mosey we stopped 3 times for the following sequence of exercises:

  • 5 Burpees
  • American Hammer IC x 20
  • Squats IC x 20

On Pollock we lined up on one end of street where we performed 7’s with Merkins/Plankjacks with Bear Crawl to other side of street and Crawl Bear back.

Mosey back to Gazebo for:

  • LSF IC x 20
  • LBC x 50
  • Boxcutters IC x 20

It was great to be back at Union Point Park and the Gazebo.  Cooler weather was a welcomed change.

Ingrown to head up small clean up effort Saturday morning.  If you can join let him know.  No other known work at this time.  So, sign up for 8 Days of Hope (Oz will be there)

As always an honor.  Ingrown on the Bear tomorrow.  Aye!

The Point

  • WHAT: The Point
  • WHERE: Union Point Park
  • WHEN: Friday 10/12/2018, Hard Start 0530; Hard Stop 0615
  • WHO: Any man or FNG
  • WEATHER: falling temps
  • WHY: gazebo is ours
  • PREVIEW: Out and about. Union Point Park appears to be open so plan on meeting at the Gazebo. If for some reason it is closed, meet at Convention Center overflow lot.

Dirty Bird/Bushwood Combo

  • When: 09/19/2018
  • QIC: @f3FlankSteak
  • The Pax: Unicorn, Winthorpe, Bitcoin, Plan B, Gander, Black Dog, Door Knob, Rick Mahler, 420, II Fingers, Acolyte, Corn Fed, Faulkner, Gypsy, Kevorkian, Lil Wayne, Morning, Oz, Peeping Tom, @f3FlankSteak (QIC)

20 showed up for a Dirty Bird/Bushwood combo.   I didn’t have time to scout the new AO so it was a bit of an adlibbed  affair.  Started off with

  • SSH x 25 IC
  • Cotton Pickers x10 IC
  • Sun Gods x 10 IC forwards/backwards
  • Imperial Walkers x 15 IC
  • Monkey Humpers x 15 IC
  • Downward Dog stretches

We took an indian run around the school and then to the tennis courts behind the school.  Pax lined up on one sideline and we performed the following:

3 Merkins IC – sprint across 4 courts to other sideline for:

3 squats IC
6 Merkins IC – sprint back to other sideline for:

3 Burpees OYO
6 squats IC
9 Merkins IC – sprint back to other sideline for:

3 American Hammer IC
6 Burpees OYO
9 Squats IC
12 Merkins IC – sprint back to other sideline for:

3 Monkey Humpers IC
6 American Hammer IC
9 Burpees OYO
12 Squats IC
15 Merkins IC – sprint back to other sideline for:

3 Plank Jack IC
6 Monkey Humpers IC
9 American Hammer IC
12 Burpees OYO
15 Squats IC
18 Merkins IC – sprint back to other sideline for:

We then went back down the line, sprinting back and forth between sidelines as above until we finished with 3 Merkins IC

Then we took a short mosey over to the back wall of the school for Peoples Chair.  5 count down the line. Repeat with 5 count down the line with air presses.

With some time still on the clock we partnered up. Partner A did LBC’s while Partner B took a lap around the school. According to Gander a lap is .25 miles.

Now with time almost up we moseyed back to traffic circle for:

  • LSF x 20 IC
  • 007 courtesy of Winthorpe
  • Superman/Banana courtesy of Acolyte
  • Boxcutters x20 IC

As always a pleasure to lead!  We discussed the need to get out and help those in our community and PAX who need post-Flo assistance.  Thanks Bubble Guts for getting it started with email from last night.  And Orin Scrivello (who?) for already getting it done.  Looks like the Plan will be to meet at my office at 10:30 Friday morning to get out and help downtown residents.  If any one know of those in particular that need assistance please reply to BG’s email.  Pyro has requested help Saturday – which we plan on doing after the Bear.  Again, feel free to park at my office if needed.  We know that Cuddy, CornFed, II Fingers, Purdy Mouth, and Honey Wagon also have significant flood issues.   Look for opportunities to help them.

YHC took us out in prayer!

Tomorrow’s Point will be held at Epiphany – led by Unicorn.  We can discuss logistics of clean up assistance after the beat-down.

Dirty Bird and Bushwood Combo

  • WHAT: The Dirty Bird
  • WHERE: Epiphany Upper School
  • WHEN: Wednesday 09/19/2018, Hard Start 0530; Hard Stop 0615
  • WHO: Any man or FNG
  • WEATHER: non-issue
  • WHY: You need this
  • PREVIEW: The Dirty Bird is it for Wednesday. Due to continued clean up at NBGCC there is NO Bushwood. So meet at Epiphany Upper School traffic circle and away we will go!

Friday at the Point

  • WHAT: The Point
  • WHERE: Union Point Park
  • WHEN: Friday 9/7. Gather 5:25. Hard Start 5:30. Hard Stop 6:15.
  • WHO: You know who
  • WEATHER: It will be fine
  • WHY: You need it
  • PREVIEW: clear eyes, full hearts... As best I can tell MS riders don't check in until Friday afternoon. So we should be good. Plan on meeting on field in front of the gazebo. If closed to cars we should be able to park in Convention Center overflow lot across the street.

Takin’ It to the Streets

  • When: 08/15/2018
  • QIC: @f3FlankSteak
  • The Pax: II Fingers, Blue Hawaiian, Bubble Guts, Faulkner, Kevorkian, Lil Wayne, Morning, Oz, Peeping Tom, Shocker, Sputnik, Swiffer, Unicorn, UTC, WinthorpE, Kung Fu Dog from Nintendo, Bitcoin, Goose, Gander, Stye, Purdy Mouth, Maytag, Pyro, Paddington, @F3FlankSteak (QIC).

Pax of 25 showed up on another warm morning.  Fresh off vaca I felt compelled to Q – but I definitely felt the time off.    No FNGs so we jumped right into:

  • SSH IC x 25
  • High Knees IC x 25
  • Morning arrived a few minutes late, so at this point and upon his arrival we did 5 Burpees OYO.
  • Cotton Pickers IC x10
  • Merkins IC x 10
  • Plank Jack IC x 25
  • Down Dog Stretch

We then went on a mosey out of the club, right on country club road, left on country club drive, left on Greenwood, right on country club road and then right onto #11 fairway.  This is approximately a mile.  We stopped each tenth of a mile for burpees.  Starting with 10 at first stop, 9 at next stop, 8 at next stop and so on.  End result was one mile and 55 burpees.

On #11 fairway we found some lit cones.  We partnered up with Partner A performing an exercise and partner B headed to either near or far cone and back and then flap jack.  The following were performed:

  • Partner A – LBC, Partner B – sprint to far cone and back.
  • Partner A – Plank Jacks, Partner B – Bear Crawl to near cone and back.
  • Partner A – Overhead Clap Squat, Partner B – Crab Walk to near cone and back.
  • Partner A – Merkins, Partner B – Lt. Dan to near cone and back.
  • Partner A – Plank, Partner B – sprint to far cone and back.

We then moseyed under the club for  peoples chair and BTTW 5 count per man.  Completing the Blue Hawaiian Lap we returned to parking lot for Mary:

  • LBC x 50
  • LSF IC x 15
  • Box Cutter IC x 13 (hard stop at 6:15)

Great  job today pax!  Everyone crushed it.  My time off had me struggling to keep up!  We also avoided several vehicles and other obstacles.  Thanks to those who brought out the headlamps.  Can’t believe we are already back to the dark mornings.  F3 Dad’s camp this weekend.  For those not going, Purdy Mouth will be trying to look pretty Friday night at the new City Stage (formerly City Laundry) at 7:00pm.

YHC took us out in prayer!

As always, an honor.


  • WHAT: Bushwood
  • WHEN: Wednesday 08/15/2018, Hard Start 0530; Hard Stop 0615
  • WHO: Any man or FNG
  • WEATHER: looks good
  • WHY: Why not?
  • PREVIEW: Takin' it to the streets - dark again in the am so bring a headlamp if you got one.

Who’s the Q?

  • When: 07/25/18
  • QIC: @f3FlankSteak
  • The Pax: II Fingers, Acolyte, Blue Hawaiian, Cuddy, Gypsy, McRib, Mr. Roboto, Unicorn, Winthorpe, Bitcoin, Plan B, Goose, Gander, Stye, FlankSteak (QIC)

Weatherman called for 100% rain (maybe storms) at the 05:00 – 06:00 am time slot.  He was wrong.  A little drizzle on YHC’s run over but as clock hit 05:30 it had stopped.  15 men fought off the urge to stay in the fartsak and we jumped right into:

  • SSH/Burpee – consisted SSH x5 IC followed by 2 Burpee, rinse and repeat x5
  • Imperial Walker x 15 IC
  • Cotton Pickers x 15 IC
  • Plank Jacks x 15 IC
  • Monkey Humpers x15 IC
  • Down Dog Stretch

Since the weatherman indicated dicey conditions I planned on staying close to Clubhouse so we started off with some BLIMPS.  Here’s how it went:

  • 10 Burpees / Blue Hawaiian Lap / 10 Burpees
  • 15 Lunges both legs /  Blue Hawaiian Lap / 15 Lunges both legs
  • 20 Imperial Walkers /  Blue Hawaiian Lap / 20 Imperial Walkers
  • 25 aMerican Hammers 4ct /  Blue Hawaiian Lap / 25 aMerican Hammers 4 ct
  • 30 Plankjacks 4 ct /   Blue Hawaiian Lap / 30 Plankjacks 4 ct
  • 35 WWI Situps /  Blue Hawaiian Lap / 35 WWI Situps (option to end at 25 and do 5 Burpees)

Mosey under the club and partner up.  As a partnership, complete a called total number of an exercise –   Partner A performs exercises IC while Partner B performs an alternative exercise.  Flap Jack.

  • 200 Merkins IC in groups of 20 while other partner performs People’s Chair against a column or wall.  Alternate after each set of 20 to reach 200.  Thanks McRib for calling Merkins while I was sitting in the People’s Chair.  I remember a day (long ago) where you could hardly do 10 Merkins!
  • 100 LBC IC in groups of 50 while other partner performs 6 inch leg raise.  Again, thanks to McRib for calling LBCs while I was leg raising.

Running short of time we moseyed back to the employee parking lot for

  • Boxcutters IC x 20

Bombed out and the clock hitting 06:14 YHC called it a day.

Announcements – Hump Day Happy Hour at 05:30 at Thirsty Bruin.  Shirt order open until 8/2.

Closed in prayer.  Always an honor!



Who’s the Q?

  • WHAT: Bushwood
  • WHEN: Wednesday 07/25/2018, Hard Start 0530; Hard Stop 0615
  • WHO: Any man or FNG
  • WEATHER: Wet
  • WHY: Need this
  • PREVIEW: No one signed up to Q - so you're stuck with me again. If no lightning we will be out and about. If lightning under the Club. SYITG