The Powder Keg Block Party with a 6-pack and Sally

Q.I.C.Slug
The PAXTea Bag, Inspector Gadget, Swift (WB), Cabin Fever, Brown Shorts, Quaker, Gluten (WD), Boomhower, Gutshot, Keystone, Slug
Workout Date01-26-15
A.O.

-11 men broke free from the fartsack to take part in YHC’s VQ.  Cabin Fever almost succumbed to the fartsack but decided against it and came into the parking lot on two wheels after our warmup and halfway through the Indian run.  YHC learned a lot from his first Q.  Time management is key!  My workout was geared more toward a Saturday’s workout I suppose since I had to pull a few audibles and skip a few things to get the most out of my workout.  I’ll just have to put them in my bag for next time!  Here is what went down

Warm-Up:

SSH IC x 20

Imperial Walker IC x 20

Copperhead Squat IC x 20

The Thang:

Mosey to building corner and began Indian run around building to lower parking lot and up to the shelter

Here YHC had made up an exercise that wasn’t in the playbook.  This one I dubbed the 6-Pack. 1 pullup 5 Merkins, – 2 pullups 2 Merkins…up to 5 pullups 1 Merkin then back down in a similar fashion back to 1 pullup 5 Merkins.  (similar to 11’s but total is always 6).  Several Moans were noted during this one.

Next Mosey to the shelter to pick up blocks (coupons) for the block party.

-21 Guns (or 7’s) with a 5 second hold at each halfway point

-Skull Crushers x 15

-Couldn’t find a name for next exercise so I dubbed it the Squirrel (squat with a curl at the same time) IC x 15.  It got quiet on this one.

-Romanian Deadlifts IC x 15

-Bent over lat pulls IC x 20 (QIC checked his clock here and decided to audible and omit last planned block exercise)  Mosey to lower stairs in parking lot.

Time for Jacob’s Ladder 2:1 ratio (2 calf raises on curb at bottom of parking lot, run up parking lot 3 levels to Building and 1 burpee, back down to bottom for 4 calf raises then to top for 2 burpees.  Continue to 20 calf raises and 10 burpees).  I did these for Seal in honor of my first Post where he introduced me to Jacob (my version of payback) but Seal didn’t show.  Maybe next time.  Again, YHC checked his watch and had to stop routine short at 18 calf raises and 9 burpees (16 and 8 for some) to make sure I had time to get in my next treat.

For the finale I will give Meter Maid (Anderson) credit for the idea.  He told me he called this next exercise on Saturday and it was a smoker.  After hearing about the exercise I had to try it, not only to give the PAX a proper burn but to see if I could complete this routine.  I like a good challenge.  I decided to read the WORD to the PAX for some encouragement before announcing the upcoming exercise.  I read Romans 5:3 and emphasized the “Glory in your sufferings” part.  Then I Q’ed music to Bring Sally Up Bring Sally Down.  Words do not describe the pain that ensued for all involved.  No mumble chatter was to be heard, only strange grunting and moaning sounds.  Doing this right after the Jacobs ladder was the game changer (as if the exercise by itself wasn’t hard enough).

COT:

Announcements:

-1-31-15 – 2nd Anniversary Convergence at Legacy (this coming Saturday).  No workout at Powder Keg this Saturday.  Meet at Marathon at 6:15 to carpool to Legacy.

-Drifter Race is capped, no more entries allowed

-NEEDED – Q’s for next 7 or 8 workouts are open.  Consider stepping up to Q (otherwise I will be forced to bring Sally back to Powder Keg again 🙂 )

-Feb. 28 Hartsville launch.  Gadget, Footloose and Blue Hawaii plan to go if anyone else wants to join

-Discussed giving back to our AO’s that we borrow from.  Talked about a cleanup/trash pickup for letting us use their site.  If anyone has any ideas bring them to the table.

-Discussed possibly doing periodic Saturday workouts at Walmart parking lot for more exposure.

Prayer Requests:

-Boomhowers friend Sandy had a stroke a week ago but seems to be doing great in recovery considering circumstances.  Continue to keep him and his family in your prayers and pray for healing.

-Harley Dill (fellow church member to Gluten) was sent to Hospital for observation after having trouble with his vision.  Harley is the camp superintendent at Camp McCall.  Keep him and his family in your prayers and pray for positive test results.

-Poodle’s father-in-law had surgery, he is in recovery.  Keep him in your prayers.

 

Closed out COT with a reading of the WORD.  circled up and read Colossians 3:5-17.  recommend you read if you were not in attendance.  Good challenge for each other.

YHC is thankful to have a great group of guys to workout with.  To quote the Freed to Lead book “Once he posts, he is done with the silent workout buddy.  Now he will have real men to push him, who will call him out when he starts to backslide and who keep up the mumble chatter in the back of the PAX”.

F3 to Haiti 2015

The mission of F3 is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership. It’s a wonderful mission that has seen great success in the past couple of years.

The idea of “community” may prompt much discussion. Is it our neighborhood? Our town? Our city? Or, is it any group of people with a common goal? A church? Our office/work place? Our family? F3? All of them?

Most would agree there is a great need to develop, improve and invigorate male leadership in Charlotte and across the United States. During my years with F3, I have seen what the accountability and brotherhood within the group can accomplish. F3 has played a role in strengthening marriages, helping men reduce or eliminate medication because they have lost so much weight, and supporting men as they work towards becoming stronger spiritual leaders in their homes and workplaces.

As a group, we’ve donated tens of thousands of dollars to various charitable organizations. We have opened the door for men to meet others and find a place where they gain a sense of belonging/fellowship. I know I have found several genuine friends in F3.

However, this need for male leadership does not stop at our nation’s borders. In fact, I believe that there is just as much (or greater in some cases) need for this type of male leadership in other countries as well.

This past September, I travelled to Haiti with ten of my F3 brothers. We experienced a culture that lacks male leaders known for their integrity. Often times in Haiti, the men play little, if any, role in caring for their children. Violence in the form of domestic abuse or rape is not uncommon. Joblessness is the norm, and even if jobs were available, many men in Haiti are not literate or lack the skills required to hold down jobs successfully. Many don’t know how to drive.

During our week in Haiti, we learned about the true needs of this country (the poorest in the western hemisphere). Yes, they need financial help in the way of food and material possessions. However, what they really want are jobs. What they need is accountability. What they absolutely crave are relationships with God and a place to learn what it means to be a leader in their families and churches in order to do their part to reverse the lessons they learned as boys.

We met one such group of men. There were six men enrolled in a men’s discipleship program through the mission organization we were there to serve. These men met every day for Bible study, meditation, fellowship, trade skills training, and spiritual and emotional encouragement. Most of these men live in Haiti’s tent cities. At least one is homeless, sleeping in his church at night. But every morning, these guys got themselves up and traveled up to an hour and a half to get to this discipleship program. These men made the necessary sacrifices to attend this program in the hopes of creating a better life for themselves and their families. They formed a brotherhood (much like F3) to encourage accountability and were turning into leaders for their families and in their communities.

While we were in Haiti, we stayed at a guesthouse owned by this ministry. In addition to the F3 Team, there were various other staff and missionaries from around the world staying there. Every morning we were up and in the driveway by 6:00 AM in order to post before our day’s work began. Our host leader posted with us each morning. (He originally told us that he doesn’t exercise and might post once. He posted every day.) It was an odd sight in Haiti when the twelve Americans were up before the sun, running, doing merkins, dips, burpees, etc. along the streets and fields in the neighborhood we stayed. By mid-week, one of the other missionaries from Haiti staying in the house joined us. The next day, the son of the guesthouse manager joined us. On the last day, a missionary from Zimbabwe joined the PAX. We started with eleven F3 brothers and finished with fifteen from three different nations. It was a pretty cool community.

Along with meeting these different men, there was plenty of time spent on construction projects, visiting orphanages, and learning about the Haitian people. Aside from the need for accountability and male leadership in Haiti, another lasting impression for me was the amount of joy and thanksgiving the Haitian people have despite their perceived lower quality of life. Within the slower lifestyle, away from the technology and distractions we take for granted, they spend much more time reading, in prayer, and with each other than I do in my life. Since our return, I’ve come to evaluate my life differently and have adjusted my priorities. I do my best to keep my life simple and avoid over-filling it with things that may not matter down the road. I do my best to not hurry as much.

There were many lessons we took away from the week. We are looking forward to a continued perspective change I’m sure we’ll have after our next trip. Mostly, we look forward to catching up with the men that are in this class of the discipleship program, meeting the men in the next round of the program and EHing as many as we can to post with us.

We have two weeks booked in September (9/13-9/20 and 9/19-9/25) and we would like you (from as many AOs as possible) to join us. If you’re interested:

 

Thank you,

Frodo (from MECA)

It's Official – Daniel Island Is Going Live 3/7/2015!

Q.I.C.Chicken Wing
The PAXCalling On All PAX in the Charleston, Summerville, and beyond to come out and support F3's expansion into Daniel Island.
Workout Date03/07/2015
A.O.

As the Starfish model expands into 2015, F3 is planting a Shovel Flag on Daniel Island, SC. It is on tap to be one of the best Area of Operations (AOs). We will be starting the first workout Saturday, March 7th at 0700. The AO will be located at Governor’s Park, off of exit 24 from 526, with a current working name of “The Proving Ground”, you will leave this workout feeling both challenged and accomplished! Governor’s Park has plenty of parking, and this AO has a diverse set of obstacles and space for the Qs to get creative. Be sure to bring your friends, co-workers, and neighbors, and continue to spread the word. Interested? Send your name, email, and cell phone number to f3charleston@gmail.com and we will add you to the distribution list to keep you informed of our latest news.

About F3. F3 is a series of boot-camp style workouts that began in Charlotte, N.C., in 2011.

The mission of F3 is to plant, grow, and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership. All F3 workouts operate under a set of five core principles.
F3 workouts are always: free of charge; open to all men over age 17; held outdoors, usually in the early mornings, rain or shine, heat or cold; led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion, with no training or certification necessary; and end with a Circle of Trust.

To learn more about F3 visit http://f3nation.com/ or view the video from our F3 Columbia brothers located at http://youtu.be/dWj2LW9Nl3E.

  • The F3 website is www.F3Nation.com. On the website, you can find schedules, articles, and “backblasts” — summaries of each workout. Click on the “Where is F3” tab at the top of the home page and under “Nomads” click on “All Nomad Backblasts.” Also, the “Lexicon” link in the black section at the very bottom is helpful in deciphering terminology you might have heard this morning. The backblast from your first workout will be posted soon, if not already.
  • Twitter is the “official” communication tool of F3 Nation. You can follow F3 on Twitter: @F3Charleston and @F3Nation. It is highly recommended that you follow the Twitter feed for any last minute information (as well as entertaining banter).

Daniel Island is prime pickings for all of the Sad Clowns who do not even know that they are Sad Clowns yet!!  Let’s starting EHing PAX!

Are you rowing the boat?

This past week I attended my company’s conference that focused on 2015, but also had a lot of great motivational speeches to get us ready for the upcoming year.  My absolute favorite presentation was a video on employee engagement.  Something about it just screamed familiarity, not just with my company but with any organization you find yourself in.

(Video link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4nwoZ02AJM)

The key to this video was the metaphor about a boat full of 10 people that represents any typical organization.
In that boat:
3 people are rowing like crazy
5 people are along for the scenery
2 people are trying to sink the boat

I instantly drew a connection between this metaphor and where we are at today.  We have a small group of guys who are putting a lot into keeping the workouts going/growing, communications being SOLID, finding new #sadclowns, and keeping events planned to keep interests high.  Fortunately, we don’t have any sinking the boat.  Since the workouts are voluntary, if you don’t like it, you can leave.  No commitment, no loss.  However, we do have those along for the scenery.  There are an infinite amount of reasons why some may fall into that group.  Some of those reasons are good reasons (work/family balance is way out of whack).  This is for the group that’s along for the scenery, yet internally, is screaming to be in the group of rowers…

We are here for YOU.

At Swamp Rabbit, we say it at virtually every BOM…we are aiming to get stronger Physically, MENTALLY, and SPIRITUALLY.  So let’s do it.

Ask yourself, what do you need/want to work on related to leadership?

Look at F3 as your “testbox” to work on that skill.  As we all know, there is no progress without practice.  F3 is a place where you can step out of that “comfort box”.  No Judgement, no financial risk, all progress.  (DISCLAIMER:  The PAX may give a couple jokes as feedback, but know that it’s the absolute WORST that could happen.  Then you come back the next day and all has moved on.)  Sorry, I said the Worst is that you have a couple of jokes made.  The Worst is if you don’t do anything to progress.

SUCCESS IS AN INVESTMENT. We always are good at saving money on oranges, lightbulbs, and toilet paper (I’m a fan of Costco’s Kirkland Brand).  But we rarely invest in ourselves to get the return.  I PROMISE it will give you a return.  Take that LEAP….Q a workout, or 2, or 3, Q a CSAUP, Talk at F3 Connect, raise some money…whatever is your passion.  FOLLOW IT.

Our mission is to Plant, Grow, and Serve small workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership.  We never said it was just to get fit (although bikini season is going to be awesome).

If this speaks to you but you don’t know where to start, don’t let that be the reason that you hold back.  Talk to a Q after a workout, email f3swamprabbit@gmail.com, or just grab someone that you’ve seen Q before.

Anybody that has Q’d/led will tell you that they were nervous when they first started ‘rowing’.

SPECIAL THANKS to all of you who work tirelessly to keep F3 running.  I’m thankful everyday for the change you’ve promoted in me just by your leadership by example.

Best Laid Plans: PowderKeg People's Chair Psalm 90 Matthew 6:19-34

Q.I.C.Gluten
The PAXSteamer, Ukillis, Seal, Hook & Ladder, Brown Shorts, Cabin Fever, Slug, Overdraft and WD Gluten.
Workout Date1/22/2015
A.O.

“Biting off more than you can chew” could be one description for YHC’s best laid plans, but Romans 8:28 reminds us that everything happens for a purpose to those who love God and are called according to His purpose… some things, like not one but two flyovers, outside our control eat up some time that we could have spent in the People’s Chair, but YHC did encourage the PAX to find time today to read the two scriptures listed. Better yet… do you own personal version of a People’s Chair while you read these two passages. I didn’t say it this morning, but to borrow from a mentor “I know just how much of GOD you got!”. It’s true! I know this because when I direct that statement to others, the answer is in direct correlation to how much of GOD you want. So as profound as it might seem, it’s a safe proclamation! Consider for yourself, “How can the rest of my life be the best of my life?”. Now starting position – that would be the People’s Chair and access to these two scriptures to ponder – move, exercise!

WARM-UP:  Counted off in 3’s for a Triple Applesauce Mosey to ‘Court’ around the dark side of the church for BLIMPS: BOYOx6, Lungesx7 to the right in our COP(circle of pain), about face and Lungesx7, Imperial Walkers ICx8, Mericans IC x9, Plank Jacks IC x10 and Squats (single count) x15.

The THANG: Triple Applesauce Mosey from Court to Block-o-rama for Block Pass x9 clockwise & reverse, Block Pass counter clockwise x9, 7s to 21 of curlz, low, hi and full range, overhead press with buddy doing Rockettes IC x10, Tricep extensions, single count x10… return coupons and continue around to Picnic Shelter for 11s of dips & derkins.

Digressed to a general mosey with instruction to stay close together across parking lot and down to lowest level steps for Joe Hendrix. Before we could even start this part of YHC’s ‘plan’ we all saw “de plane, de plane” 10 burpee salute! Now… JH lower steps backward bear crawl w/ backward sprint to next set of steps. Hook & Ladder spotted the 2nd flyover… he was right! Another 10 burpee salute! Okay… now JH middle steps backward bear crawl w/ lunges to next set of steps. Now JH tougher upper (2 sets of) steps backward bear crawl w/ crab walk to next set of steps. Recover w/ countdown from 10 by a member of the PAX.

REPEATO: from middle steps to front entrance. After completing, this left us enough time to mosey back to SF for what was to be an adaptation of BLIMPS to CHAMPS for 6MOM.

6MOM: Crab Cakes IC x6, Heels to Heaven IC x7, audibled due to no curbs switched ACC to IW IC x8, Mericans IC x9, Plank Jacks IC x10 and finally, Squats single count x15. Fineto!

COT/BOM: Counted off for 9 veteran PAX. Sorry that CHAMPS became chimps. There’s probably a lesson on humility there! Announcements gave mention to convergence of 31 at Legacy for 2nd anniversary of Swamp Rabbit Region, Drifter 6k sign-ups are capped, encouragement to take someone you are EH-ing to The Farm. Overdraft shared concern for daughter (4th grade) and the ‘first (crush) boyfriend and all the stuff that concerns dad as their children grow up and Ukillis shared a concern for a co-worker; YHC led us out in prayer asking GOD for wisdom as we consider making the rest of our life the best of our life.

 

 

PreBlast – Swamp Rabbit Movie Night

Join us for F3 Movie night – American Sniper

american sniper

When – Sat, 1/24
Time – 7:20 (I would strongly suggest buying tickets early or even on line). I plan to be there around 6:45 and will reserve as many seats as I can.
Where – Regal Hollywood 20 (Woodruff Rd)
Why – Great chance for 2nd F. And it’s been too long since we’ve done this.

Let me know who’s in by HC’ing in the comments.

Iceman

Pre-blast: 2015 Quarry Crusher Race

Quarry CrusherPax – the time has come to step up to the challenge!  This is a great opportunity to push yourself for either a 5k+ or 10k+ beatdown.  Regardless of your physical condition, I GUARANTEE you will feel this one the day(s) after.  Lets Rock the Quarry with f3Nation.  This event is being promoted nationally through The Active Times – http://www.theactivetimes.com/must-run-spring-races-2015

Registration – http://quarrycrusherrun.com/registration/

Discount Code – f3 ($10 off!)If you register by 1/19, additional $5 discount

A Convergence bootcamp will be planned that morning for a pre-race doubledown – details to follow

Gorillas In The Mist

Q.I.C.Hook & Ladder
The PAXBrown Shorts, Gut Shot, Slug, H&L
Workout Date01/12/15
A.O.

Not sure if t was the wet cold or the launch of “The Farm” that had our #’s down but 4 mighty warriors came out of the mist to discover that they can push through the suck and become better men.

And it began with…

SSH X 20 then a shot mosey to the shelter with a pit stop at the block pile to gather coupons.

At the shelter we were blessed with..

Hillbillies, Imperial Walkers, Boat/Canoe, Superman, and some Windmills to get the temple stretched out.

Time for the Fun…

*Mountain Climbers IC X 10 IC

*Hillbilly Squat Walkers X 10 IC

*Dan Taylor up to 5

Legs are burning now time for a little arm workout…

*Block Webb up to 13

*Shoulder Taps

Bring it all together for a cornucopia of fun with some

*B.L.I.M.P.S

*Step ups 10 each side

We then dropped our coupons off at the pile on our way to the parking lot for some curb crawl(starting at one parking curb we bear crawled straight across the lot to the next and then performed one merkin on the curb crwl bear back to the first curb and merkin rinse and repeat)

Serpentine mosey through the lot back to the shelter for Mary

Rosalita, Dolly, Box Cutter, Reverse Box Cutter, and a little more Boat/Canoe and Superman since Slug was late to the party and missed out on those in the beginning.

A few more Merkins just cause YHC needed them for todays #10kF3merkins count (13 IC and 10 hand release)

COT and Announcements

1/31 Convergence for Swamp Rabbit Birthday Bash at the Legacy 0700hrs

As always it was fun but the #mumblechatter was nil  Going to have to push a little harder next time.

 

What happens when half your PAX Q?

Q.I.C.Brown Shorts, Quaker & YHC, Gluten
The PAXSlug, Tea Bag, FNG Wes King - Cabin Fever (WB), Brown Shorts (Q1), Quaker (Q2) and Gluten (WD)
Workout Date01/10/2015
A.O.

It gets interesting… a “triple q” for a pax of six. Something perhaps an FNG will likely not soon forget. You’ll have to revisit that with him with a “What was most memorable about your 1st F3 experience, Cabin Fever?” question. Here’s how the early hour in the PowderKeg gloom went down:

Brown Shorts led off getting us circled up…

WARM – UP

SSH, IC x 25 oh yeah, and for the benefit of our FNG the standard disclaimer that we are not professionals and to modify as necessary since boot camp style workouts are not the normal routine for most (yet) and that while the exercises don’t get easier, you do get stronger. We don’t desire any one to get hurt when we are just all trying to work together on getting better!

Imperial Walkers, IC x 25 was followed by Wind Mills, IC x 25… there may have been another and it might not have been in that exact order, but then again, this was without a “Wienkie” and a short mosey to ‘Court’ followed that took us away from the parking lot where we initially gathered.

The THANG

After leaving the familiar space near the SF Brown Shorts led us to a an area well suited for ELEVENS of Dips&Derkins combinations that always equal to 11! 1+10, 2+9, 3+8, 4+7, 5+6, 6+5 and so on… plank till we all completed and then another mosey around to front church entrance.

It then became apparent that we would focus on our core that often reminded  some of us of an extended 6MOM with a painful quantity of in cadence exercises that included LBCs, Flutter Kicks, Reverse LBCs and finishing up with holding our heels suspended off the ground SIX INCHES for a period of time that left our core silently screaming for this Q to complete his countdown from 10 just a little bit faster.  Thank you Brown Shorts, sir! It may have been at this point that he passed the Q appropriately on to Quaker! Where might he lead us? A mosey to the brick (block) pile!

After the PAX picked out their block buddy to throw in some weight resistance, Quaker didn’t waste any time demonstrating  one of his personal favorites from an ‘on your SIX’ position. It is similar to Heels to Heaven only you press your block buddy as part of the experience. Fairly certain we did at least 15 of these together IC. We also did SEVENS of CURLZ lo to mid, mid to hi, lo to hi until we had 21 total. Then we got in some standing presses overhead with some leg kick outs as well as some tricep extensions of a quantity that was in the 10 to 15 range or a sufficient amount that left us pleased when Quaker said we could return our blocks to where we found them. Then it was mosey time from the shed area back to ‘Court’ where I’m fairly certain we did more ELEVENS

These ELEVENS were of a different sort… the Lunge&Squat variety with combinations that always equal to 11! 1+10, 2+9, 3+8, 4+7, 5+6, 6+5 and so on… plank till we all completed and then a short mosey to a Ring of Fire (ROF)holding a squat position while in sequence each ‘link’ did five reps of ply-o squats moving in order to the right until the ring of fire was completed. Then another mosey to the next ROF where we planked until one if the links in the PAX did 5 reps of Merkins passing on the the link to our right until the ROF was completed. Then another mosey to eventually led us around the church again down to the bottom stairs where Quaker announced a Joe Hendrix which was a backward bear crawl up the steps with holding a plank while we waited for the PAX to complete the lower section of steps.  After the mid section of steps it was mountain climbers(?) and after the upper final section of steps it was SSH. Once we were all finished with the Joe Hendrix, Quaker was asking “How much time do we have left?” There was still about twenty minutes to go.

Quaker led us to front parking lot where we took up the crab walk position.The goal was to crab walk 10 spaces. This was done together until Quaker called an audible after a majority of these were completed with the PAX pretty much smoked! Quaker passed the Q onto YHC, who called on us to finish up with a Jack Webb 1:4 ratio of merkins to air presses up to 5:20 and then reverse back down. Some of the PAX thought we should have been finished once we reached 5merkins & 20 air presses, but no, we suffered through together all the way back down to 1:4 and we were all willing to complete the COT/BOM right where we finished up with old Jack Webb.

COT/BOM

Amazing how splitting up the Q three ways seemed to make the hour seem longer than 60 minutes. All were encouraged for coming out during another day of upper teens frigid cold weather, but well before the time we finished no one was complaining about the cold. Announcements were made with mention of The Farm AO for F3Anderson on Mondays at 5:30am. Reminded everyone of the COT being a safe place for our F3 Brothers to be transparent and respect that confidentiality when shared unless otherwise permission is given to share as a matter of a prayer concern of opportunity to share as a praise of joy to be shared. While finishing up it was noticed that several vehicles were arriving on the Marathon Church Campus for Boy Scout Pack Meeting. Later learned that Brown shorts was able to EH 3 of the men before he left. That’s an opportunity met head on that models the “I am 3rd.” mantra of F3! Thanks Brown Shorts for not missing that opportunity! Also thanks to Slug for the manner in which he has embraced so quickly the ideals of F3. Slug has 3 workouts in this week! He comes by himself the first time without an invite or sponsor from PowderKeg. His second workout Slug brings a friend. His 3rd workout out he brings another friend and was responsible for half the PAX on this Powder Keg Saturday workout! That’s an awesome thing for Brown Shorts, Quaker and YHC to see take place. We are glad that Tea Bag and FNG Wes King (Cabin Fever) are our F3 Brothers! It was a different kind of experience, but one we won’t soon forget! Look forward to next time. See you in the gloom!

Pre-blast: Swamp Rabbit 2nd Anniversary Convergence

Q.I.C.Redwood Originals: 1 Direction, Latka, Nippler, Mary
The PAXEVERYBODY
Workout Date01/31/15
A.O.

Hard to believe we’re hitting the DREDDed terrible twos, but, lo and behold, it’s upon us! On 2/2/13, 11 Rabbits and 3 stalwart members of F3 Metro and Area 51 converged on Legacy Park to kick off this thing called F3 Swamp Rabbit.

We’re gathering at the original spot where AP, Tiger Rag, and Belk first helped us to plant our original shovelflag, and on the (almost) original date. Unfortunately 2/2 falls on a Monday this year, so we’re celebrating a couple days early on Saturday in the interest of maximizing participation. Here are the details:

What: F3 Swamp Rabbit 2nd Anniversary Convergence

Where: Legacy Park

When: 1/31/15 0700-0800 (Coffeteria at Greenfields to follow)

Who: Anybody and everybody involved with F3 Swamp Rabbit. We’d also like to extend a special invite to our brothers at F3 Spartanburg and F3 Anderson if they can make the trip.

How: By land. By sea. By air.

Why: Milestones are cool. Let’s get together and recognize this one.