As everyone (no one) knows, October 26th is National Pumpkin Day. So, YHC planned a Spooktacular, orange gourd-themed #BeatDown that he hoped was worth the price of admission. A cool, 40-degree morning welcomed the PAX of 33 (great to see Pusher visiting from The Fort) and after brushing the dust off the F3 Mission Statement and disclaimer, we popped our #DRP and went of into the gloom to get better, Here now is a retelling of the events…

Mosey from #ShovelFlag to Pisgah Church cemetary for:


SSH x 20 IC

5 Burpees OYO

Imperial Walkers x 20 IC

4 Double-Merkin Burpees

String Rippers x 10 IC

3 Triple-Merkin Burpees

Sun Gods & Unwind x 15 IC each

2 Quadruple-Merkin Burpees

Monkey Humpers

1 Quintuple-Merkin Burpee

Double Applesauce Mosey from the Church to the Country Park Gate. TClaps to the PAX for the speedwork; noticed! After bombing on the comedy stage (get it?! Pump… Kin?!) YHC tried to recover with instructions for the Halloween-themed beat down. The jury is still out:

  1. Teams of 5
  2. All teams start at the “Graveyard” with each team member picking an exercise to AMRAP until relieved.
  3. One team mate sprints to the opposite end of the island to the Pumpkin Patch where cinders were waiting.
  4. 10 reps of the first exercise on the list then sprint back up the island to relieve a team mate of his choosing
  5. All team mates switch to a new exercise (AMRAP) while the new runner take sof to the Pumpkin Patch
  6. Rinse & Repeat

    BONUS: 1-at-a-time, teams were invited to the BAT (Big Ass Tire) Cave for team tire terror before choosing its next victims.

The Thang:

“Grave Yard” (AMRAP)

Dying Cockroach

WoJo Squats




Plank Jacks

“Pumpkin Patch”

Goblet Squats

Kettle Bell Swings

Jack Webbs

Overhead Press


Bench Press

“BAT Cave”

Tire Flip (1 per)

Box Jumps

Tire Flip (1 per)


Tire Flip (1 per)


Tire Flip

(1 per)

Step Ups

*grab the rope and drag the BAT from one side of the lot to the other, rotating through the Team.

Time was called and we Double Applesauce Moseyed back to the shovel flag. Snooki called #jailbreak at about 40 yards from the shavel flag (TClaps, brother… you’ve increased your endurance 4-fold since Saturday’s Nightmare! RESPECT). Circle up for:


Freddie Mercurys x 20 IC

Cindy Crawford x 15 IC each side

Chilcutt Pickle Pushers (never gets old) x 20 IC

American Hammer x 30 IC

YHC took us out


Convergence Details: 7AM launch. 1 hour beat down… it will be EPIC! Park down by the Country Park Gate. And, get to EHing that FNG you’ve been considering. Reach out to an MIA or a #Cotter that you see “from time to time.” Two years of F3… give it away!

“Spooky” Playlist: can be found HERE

Palmetto Relay: Interested in running? We need 1 more guy. Reach out to Hush Puppy via Twitter: @F3HushPuppy

Men of F3, thank you for trusting me with your #DRP, thank you for inspiring me to get better in many ways and thank you for the reminder to be unafraid of the success I can have when I believe in myself. For those moments when the sifter starts to shake, I’ve got the Sky Q and each of you.


Tommy Boy

PAX: Bedbug, Bodett, Bourne, Boone’s Farm, Hoser, Wojo, Scooby Doo, Schnitzel (RESPEKT), Snooki (RESPECT), Everest (RESPECT), Polo, Slumlord, Xerox (RESPECT), Thurmanator (RESPECT), Drizzle, Stinky Cheese, Nomad, Ozone, Hush Puppy, Jitterbug (RESPECT), Fromage, LYnda, Hazmat (RESPECT), Minnie Mouse, Long Time, Stage Fright, Swayze, Norwood, Snowflake (RESPECT), Sacked (RESPECT), Pusher, Wicked

QIC: Tommy Boy