Archives: Burpee Cornhole and the Hampton Roads Hall of Fame

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  • QIC: Priorities
  • The PAX: Dreamliner, Funny Car, Sunshine, Scully, Half-life, Screen Door, SubMac, SpaceMonkey, Triple Option, Bachelor Pad, Priorities
  • It was a bittersweet morning at StinkHill for YHC’s finale Q before soon departing for the greener pastures of sunny California.  This was not a good bye but just a see you later as YHC will certainly be back and will always feel at home in F3 Hampton Roads.  As any Navy man knows, it is near impossible to avoid Norfolk forever and as I succeeded for the first dozen years of my career, I will almost certainly be back and give up on my folly of trying to avoid it.  As Half-life said, (we’ve done this a half a dozen times since our college days as 1 or both of us was departing for a new ship or leaving for deployment or what have you…) I’m not losing a friend, just changing the interval of when I see him (paraphrased…).  I see it, not as losing my F3 family, just extending the time I go between posts.  Maybe I’ll be making the weekly commute back across country to post on Saturday mornings, you guys are worth it!

    It’s getting a little emotional around here so let’s get to the workout!  We started with a bucket brigade to get Lady Glittersparkle up to the top of the hill. (The lovely Lady Glittersparkle is a 5’4″, 53.2 pound freshly cut log of unknown wood type from SubMac’s front yard) She has some new features as SubMac has worked tirelessly to carve the F3 logo into the end of her and it looks awesome.  Pictures to come I’m sure. It was also announced that Lady Glittersparkle will also serve as the F3 Hampton Roads Hall of Fame.  Upon your 50th post at an F3 Hampton Roads AO, you’ll get your name carved into the log to remembered for all time!  So far that distinguished honor belongs only to our F3HR founder, leader, Nan’tan and hero, Dreamliner and to YHC as today was his 50th post.  SpaceMonkey and SubMac are not far behind!

    Back to the workout… again…  A Priorities Q wouldn’t be complete without some rock Olympics around the methane pole.  Hilarious moment of the day was watching Scully and Half-life try to do SSHs, Imperial Walkers and Don Quixotes while holding a 50+ pound log.  (5 Burpee penalty if she hits the ground as always…)  After Scully and Dreamliner tried to hijack the Q by doing more than 10 reps during the dealer’s choice rock Olympics, we were back on track with an Indian Run to the other methane pole and the longest, hardest portion of stink hill.  Here, the pax paired up and performed a Dora with the run portion being down to the bottom of the hill and back up.  Also, each team would in turn take Lady Glittersparkle down and back as well.  Of significance during this event was Dreamliner being noticeably winded and seemingly on the verge of a merlot splash.  YHC’s lifelong Q goal of actually tiring out Dreamliner is complete!  On one trip up the hill with the log, I saw Dreamliner coming down and made it my personal goal to beat him to the top.  As I neared half way, I heard the footsteps fast approaching.  To my surprise it was Bachelor Pad (respect) screaming past me!  Nice work BP!  So Dreamliner is in fact human, good to know!

    Once each pair got a change to carry Lady Glittersparkle down and up twice, the warm up was over and we were off to Scully park for the main event!  Burpee Cornhole!  The rules are simple.  With you  and a partner on the same side, you throw all 8 bags.  For every bag you miss the board it’s a burpee.  For every bag on the board, it’s a burpee for the other team.  For every bag in, it’s 3 burpees for the other team.  Then the other team gets a chance to throw.  Whoever did the least burpees when one round was complete was the winner and stayed on their board or moved up the line.  The loser ran to the end of the line of boards to find another opponent.  For the last round, the best records were paired up together for the final showdown and the winner (of course) was Dreamliner, getting his 2nd wind after the Dora.  The loser was proudly YHC and Funny Car.  I’ll make up for my poor showing as I’ll have other chances to show off my corn hole skills throughout the weekend.

    As time was up, it was back to the flags. Numbers and names and some words of thanks from YHC. You can probably contact Dreamliner for some video records of my words of wisdom but it boiled down to a thank you for the change in my life over the last 6 months and for giving me a family to always come back to.  I truly cannot thank you enough.

    Lastly, the pax presented YHC with an F3 flag with a signed message from each of the pax.  There’s still time if you missed your chance to sign the flag, just post later this week. Truly honored to carry that flag onto the launch of F3 Monterey some day!  We concluded with the BOM with YHC in the middle. (quick side note, 10 sets of hands on your shoulders after a brutal workout was really heavy! Made me feel good you all couldn’t hold your arms up any more!!)  Some of the kindest words YHC has ever heard about himself.  Thank you Brothers.

    Some announcements for the upcoming weeks:

    • There is a new tuesday workout at Mt Trashmore at 0530.  Get some Virginia Beach!!
    • June Quad P is twofold, Big Boy sit-ups – the goal is 5,000 and secondly, the pax to have the most tweets, retweets and likes that tag @f3hamptonroads is the winner.
    • Funny Car’s 2.0 qualified for the state championship in the 800 meters next weekend!
    • Scully’s 2.0 is literally the most exciting thing going on in professional sports until the NBA season starts this week.  He hit another bomb for the Dodgers last night!
    • Wednesday morning bible study led by SpaceMonkey starts next week after Bear Country.
    • Your last chance to workout with YHC will be Thursday at QuackQuackHonk.  The Priorities family hits the open road Friday afternoon!

    Once again, I can’t thank you all enough for your friendship, fellowship, motivation and availability over the last 6 months.  I will miss you all and will be back as soon as I can.

     

    Priorities Out.

     

    F3 Hampton Roads