The Unicorn

  • Workout Date - 06/21/2016
  • Q In Charge - Zoila
  • The PAX - Electric City(!), Sponge Bob, Iceman, Earthmover (WD), Lotion, Katina, Satisfry (WB), Flay (kinda), Domer Simpson, Spackler, Grit, PETA, Latke, Zoila (YHC)
  • AO -

There’s been some chatter on the twitter lately about my a) ability to keep commitments, b) frequency of Q’ing,and c) my appearance and attire (not so much relevant to F3, but just thought it should be recognized….okay its mostly DM’s…and its mostly not about MY appearance and attire….).

For the last year or so, Tuesdays and Thursdays have been challenging, but recently that has changed and I have actually posted at Main Thang lately, which has been awesome.  It’s a great AO for those who haven’t had the pleasure.  And if I’m going to be posting here, I might as well Q every once in a while.  It’s different than my “home” AO of Aces Wild.  Aces is usually fewer people and it’s more running than anything else, with some quick pain stations worked in.  I get to Q all the time over there (when I do actually get out of the fartsack), and it’s usually fun and easy because it’s basically just running around the neighborhood.  Main Thang, on the other hand, needs a plan….unless you’re just going to Thunderbird Hill for a Jacob’s Ladder.

As Satisfry predicted, I could barely sleep last night I was so excited.  I was mostly excited because there was a lot of chatter about me fartsacking today’s Q, so I thought it would be a good idea to get there early, park out of sight, and hide so that everyone thought I actually did fartsack, at which time I’d make a grand entrance to the applause of the crowd.

The SF was planted by someone who I couldn’t make out in the dark and from a distance of 25 yards.  The following transpired…

The Conditions: Decent.  68 degrees Fahrenheit, humid, clear.

The Thang: The deal was that Flay was also coming up with a Q just in case I fartsacked, and my plan was to wait until Flay had put that plan in action before popping out of the shadows.

0515 – Pax are standing around.  SF is planted.  Some light chuckling.

0516- See above

0517- YHC sees some pax doing SSH in cadence, time for action.  Pressed play on Return of the Mack by Mark Morrison and we’re off.

Mosey north on Main Street to the metal bars outside of the Wells Fargo building, plank with feet up while we wait.  On the way we passed General Butt Naked (who sometimes posts to Lucy), and “Richard” attempted a flying EH on another guy jogging around downtown.  Mosey into the Wells Fargo courtyard, grab some wall.  Wells Fargo was my first job as a banker in Greenville.  This is essentially the first time YHC looked at the pax, b/c at the beginning I just ran thru the COP.  Guess who fartsacked??  FLAY!

Dips x20

Derkins x20

Single file, indian run.  Mosey north out of the courtyard, right on Washington, right on the alley, into the Spring St Parking Deck.  IR up the deck to the top floor.

SSH x20

Hey look its Satisfry, he found us.  He’s 10 minutes late.

Burpees x10 OYO

Down the stairs on the Spring Street side.

Single file, IR, east on McBee Street, right on Mordecai, into the Independence Bank parking lot.  Independence Bank is the second job as a banker in Greenville.

7’s on the staircase, Fairy Jacks and Merkins.  5 more Fairy Jacks and 5 more Merkins.

Single file, IR, north out of the parking lot, left on Washington, right on Church, left on Coffee Street.  Into the United Community Bank parking lot.  United is my third (and current) bank job in Greenville.

Over to the “side yard” with the statue.  Partner up.

Dora 200-300 (later amended to 100-200 for time) of Derkins and Dips.  Partner is to get themselves to the statue and back however they see fit.  I saw Bear Crawls, Lunge Walks, Broad Jumps, Running, and Walking.  You vs You.

Everybody, Dips to failure.

Single file, IR, west on Coffee Street, left on Main, all the way down Main back to the SF.  Oh wow, look who’s here: FLAY!  Apparently he’d gotten to the SF at 530 (old starting time) and had been moseying around downtown looking for us (or so he said…).

3 MOM.

Windshield Wiper x10

LBC x30

Freddy Mercury x20?


Ye Olde Moleskine:

All in, we got somewhere between 1.5-1.75 miles.  I like the Indian Run because it keeps the pax together and is challenging.  Hope everyone enjoyed the Q.  It was fun to plan and execute.

We listened to a Mo Money Mo Problems station on Pandora.  2Pac, Biggie, and Ice Cube were played.  The other songs were irrelevant.

Awesome mix of pax today.  This is the first time I’ve ever posted at MT where there wasn’t at least one HateHate.  Several old timers that pre-date my time in Greenville F3 were there (started May 2014): Electric City, Grit, Sponge Bob, Flay, Satisfry, Earthmover, Domer.  At least two redwood originals: Iceman and Latke.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m extremely thankful for “new” pax that are doing great things: ACA, ATM, GCOD, Caliendo, Whisper, Bambi, etc, but it’s also very cool to be around guys who posted when there was only 1 (or 2 or 3) AO’s in town.  This F3 thing may catch on after all.

At some point, someone’s bare gluteus was visible.

The title is Unicorn because Iceman claimed that a Zoila Q is more rare than Unicorn.  That will have to change, but I’m glad he found it important enough to witness in person.

My arms hurt.

Prayer Requests: Spicoli and his “last ditch” efforts with cancer; his M and 2.0; Caliendo’s recovery from the car accident.  A special prayer and discussion from Domer on orphan care/foster care/adoption.  Over and over again the Bible tells us to care for the fatherless, the widow, and the sojourner (alien/foreigner).  As Christians, we have been shown great mercy, and adopted by our Heavenly Father, it is our duty to joyfully seek ways in which we can help the widows and orphans among us.  Whoever’s reading this backblast, please take a second to pray with me for orphans in our areas, and ask God to show us how we can help them.

Romans 8 says:

“Therefore dear brothers and sisters, you have no obligation to do what your sinful nature urges you to do.  For if you live by its dictates, you will die.  But if through the power of the Spirit you put to death the deeds of your sinful nature, you will live.  For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.  So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves.  Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children.”

To summarize, if not for God’s Grace, we are fatherless, and as He adopts us into His perfect family, so should we also find ways to support the adoption of the earthly fatherless.


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