Shovel flag in ground for PAX of 22 at Fletcher next to a parked car with an open trunk. Only Honey Do makes the connection, I think he did at least. No such bird called the Commodore, it’s a shame since that would make things easier. There is a Kiwi bird, so on your next order ask for a picture first just in case you want fruit. Thank you Wiki. Several out of towners posted, word has apparently traveled about Ball Bearings. Several hellos, you can never have too many hellos. One was there that I didn’t notice till COT, wish it was earlier but it was very dark. Hello there Munson.

The Thang:

Warm-up jog to the upper field

Good Mornings x 10, Mountain Climbers x 15, Sir Fazio Arm Circles x 10 F&R, Merkins x 15

Line up at end of the field. Walking the Plank L&R x 15, Low Plank Hold x 15, Plank Jacks x 15

Partner Up: Partner 1 runs length of field and back, Partner 2 performs AMRAP, Tag and Rotate……exericises were Squats, Diamond Merkins, Imperial Walkers, Carolina Dry Docks, Arms Straight Out,  Wide Arm Merkins, Arms Straight Out, SSH, LBCs, WW2 Sit-ups & Iron Cross

People’s Chair x 20, Balls to the Wall x 20

Full field and back wind sprints as a group x 2

Jack Webs to 11

Jog to bottom of Hamburger Hill. Jacob’s Ladder to 5 ascending with Burpees

Mary: Knee-ups x 15, Dying Cockroach x 15, Boat/Canoe x 15 and that is all…..

(If you’ve read this far I forgot to mention almost all of the PAX had 2 bricks with them the whole time plus a GoRuck approved 6 brick wrap weight for one pair. Might alter your perspective on the set)

COT with Lord’s Prayer lead by Floppy Disk

QOD Shared (thank you for the headlamp so I could read it):

“Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!” – Francis Scott Key

Naked Moleskin:

– This morning might be the last 60 degree one for some time, you never know in the Carolinas though. Google the name in the title, you’ll have a song in your head for the rest of the day but it’s a good one IMO. Au Pair does a mean Iron Cross….with bricks, Chong Li missed the opportunity to be impressed by him for the first time. #pandastrong MacGruber pushed it hard like Larry Bird, YHC noted #TWSS Floppy Disk whined, made it fun but ho hum. Vector Victor & Gutterball partnered up for the brick block and did not whine, T-claps. Mr Furley & Mr Hand did not partner up, but it’s a nice image for the future as I see Costco tweeting a picture of the pair already in 3,2,1……Orwell’s iPhone autofills “knuckledragger” when he types a “k” now, oh well. 

-Welcome FNG Pergo, quite a morning to embrace the suck for the first time. Also great to see Lee from F3 Charlotte Metro while in town, check out a past Ranger BB for the “Lee 500″…’s a party.

-One’s a toy and 2 is a family. MWonk is headed in to deliver baby #2 today for the Wonk family, prayers for a safe arrival into God’s world. Prayers also for Howard & MHoward in Kenya, Hojo, for PAX with injuries as well as the unspoken.

-Order your F3 Raleigh Winter Pack on Mudgear site. F3 Connect meets 11/5 from 11:30-12:30 at Mia Franscesa in North Hills, the topic will be LinkedIn. Sign Up! Thanksgiving in Raleigh will be Laurel Hills @ 7am, no Heavy Metal or The Judge. If you are running the Turkey Trot we’ll coordinate a pre-run/post-run gathering, details coming. The Arena is set for Nov 21st @ 2:30pm, mark it down and be there.

-Bricks are fun, they build things to last. Taking 6 and packing them in a GR1 grants you admission to an unforgettable experience. The gloom is as glorious as always, but not the same without White Shoe. Get strong brother, miss you out there. #F3Strong #GoRuckTough

-As always it’s an honor and blessing to be with the great men of F3, this morning was fun.

-Getting a Facetime request from a creepy guy with long black hair going by the name Ricky, guess I should answer since he’s in the area only once a year. Can you sign off if you were never signed in? Think about it…..