Stooopid Beatdown

Conditions:  58F, Clear – perfect

Commentary:  Earlier in the week, YHC checked the Q schedule for the Pre-Easter Saturday convergence and noticed that no-one was listed.  Recalling that last Saturday, the Great Hartsville F3 Region only posted 8 faithful Pax, YHC figured that the turn out would be lower and thus - low pressure.  Many would be out of town or otherwise occupied with the holiday weekend.  How hard could this be?

Much to YHC's suprise 18 faitful Pax took the DRP and posted for a beatdown mix of running and pain stations.  While no FNG's posted we welcomed back BagBoy and W-4.   YHC had intentionally planned more than enough for the Pax and since mummblchatter discract's YHC's cadence calling - much running and OYO work was in the plan.  For #accountability we would work through the session in partner-pairs  #battllebuddies

Disclaimer and Warm Up

  1. SSH X 20 – IC
  2. IWs X 25 – IC
  3. Windmills X 20 – IC
  4. 5 Burpees OYO
  5. One lap around war zone – stop at each corner: 15 merkins, 15 air squats, 20 merkins, 20 air squats

The Thang:  Each Pax gets a partner and a cinder block or cylinder.  The partner team would run between the two pain stations that were set up:  Pain Station #1 was at the War Zone with Cinder Blocks and Pain Station #2 was at the planters on Carolina Ave by the Y.  We started with each partner running from the cinder blocks to the planters in opposite directions around the block.  Partners were to meet at the planters to complete exercise 1 and the prescribed reps - but they could not start until both partners had arrived at the station.  Once exercise 1 was completed, partners would continue around the block in opposite directions to the cinder blocks to complete exercise 1 and prescribed reps.  Same rule applied:  Don't start until both partners are present.  Then - rinse and repeat until each pair got to the end of the exercise list or when we ran out of time.

Cinder Block Station

  Exercise Reps
1 Curls 40
2 Overhead Press 35
3 Chest Press 40
4 Goblet Squats 40
5 Kettle Bells 30
6 Burpees 20
7 Flutter Kicks – 4 count 40
8 Leg Lifts 25
9 Freddie Mercuries -4count 40
10 Big Boy Sit Ups 40

Planter Station

  Exercise Reps
1 Decline Merkins 35
2 Tricep Dips 35
3 Step Ups 35
4 Plyo-Incline Merkins 35
5 Carolina Dry Docks 35
6 LBCs 40
7 Box Cutters 40
8 Mountain Climbers – 2 count 40
9 Plank Jacks – 4 count 35
10 Lunges – each leg 35

YHC ended up with GroundBlind as his partner.  The man-beast nearly killed me with his no-stop, 110% all the time, take no prisoners performance.  A few times, I heard him mutter "come on old man, we haven't got all day."  Nevertheless, despite YHC acting as Groundblind's flesh anchor, we quickly  pulled out in front of the pax and led the way followed closely by several other teams.  Throughout the session, YHC enjoyed meeting other pax running between stations and hearing words of encouragement like:  "Dumbest Q ever,"  and "Where did you get this idea?"  Judge Judy nearly took YHC out 3 or 4 times when passing with his rugby moves.

We made it to exercise #8 before YHC called time and signaled to the Pax to return to the COT.

6MOM - Pax did Flutter kicks on the 6 and then, we finished the hour:

BBSU X 20 - IC

Flutter Kicks x 25 IC

Merkins X 25 IC


  1. MudRun is in May – sign up – join a team. This is the SuperBowl of F3.  We have 26 signed up so far...
  2. Benchwarmer commented that we need to try to minimize the wear and tear at the WarZone. We need to start forming up at the far end of the field to reduce damage to the grass.
  3. 3rd F – April 29th Christmas in April - still need volunteers - Contact Italian Stallion
  4. Fudger needs our prayers - he heads to imminent death at the Greenville GoRuck Tough next weekend.

Devotion:  Easter Is for Second Chances

By Greg Laurie - Apr 8, 2011

But he said to them, "Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him. But go, tell His disciples—and Peter—that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, as He said to you."  Mark 16:6-7

Do you need a second chance today? On the first Easter morning, Peter needed one. There in the Upper Room, he had insisted that he would never deny Christ. But just as Jesus had predicted, Peter not only denied the Lord, but he denied Him three times. The last glimpse Peter had of Jesus before His crucifixion was in the glow of the fire in the high priest's courtyard, where he actually made eye contact with Jesus. And then he went out and wept bitterly.

What kind of look do you think Jesus gave Peter when their eyes met? Do you think it was one of those I-told-you-so looks? Do you think it was one of scorn, as if to say, "How could you betray Me?" I don't think it was either one. I think it was a look of love, a look of compassion that said, "I still love you, Peter." And I believe that is why Peter went out and wept bitterly. He had failed the Lord so miserably. He probably thought there was no hope for him.

But then a message went out from the empty tomb that Jesus had risen, followed by these instructions, "Go, tell His disciples—and Peter. . . ." It was not, "Go tell the disciples, including Peter, James, and John. . . ." It was just Peter, because Peter needed a special word of encouragement.

Do you need encouragement today? Maybe you have fallen short. You didn't plan on it, but it happened. And like Peter, maybe you ended up with the wrong people in the wrong place at the wrong time, ultimately doing the wrong thing.

God gave Peter a second chance. And He will give you one, too—because Easter is for the person who needs a second chance.


Great work by all Pax as each man pushed for his partner.  The total block length is about 1/2 mile.  So each pax ran between 3 and 4 miles in about 40 to 45 minutes.  Several pax probably sprinted or ran hard for each quarter mile half-block run.


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