The Long Way to the Soccer Field

AO: The Widowmaker

When: 01/11/2020

QIC: Sculley

PAX (14): Ha Ha, Mayhem, Devito, Cookie, FNG - One D, Saint2O, Stroller, Casper, Birdie, Hoochie, Special K, Ball Boy, Lefty


14 Pax abandoned the fart sack for a glorious 60 degree January morning.  During the preruck, it was shaping up to be a 3rd principle day, but we were blessed with a 1 hour window of dry weather.  YHC couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate such perfect conditions than “40-Minutes of Hell”.


FNG Matt rolled in right at 7AM just in time for the disclaimer.  If he was wondering what he had gotten himself into, it wouldn’t take long to find out.  Aye!

We started out with a short mosey to the upper lot for a round of Mary.

  • 20 SSH IC
  • 15 Windmills IC
  • 10 Hillbillies IC

Then we took a quick mosey in the direction of the Widowmaker.  Mumble chatter about burpees along the way, but YHC kept the wraps on what was coming.  A few sighs of relief as we did a fly by of the Widowmaker to the parking lot by the grass soccer fields for a round of Bat Wings to get our shoulders nice and toasty for The Thang.

The Thang:

Mosey to the front soccer field.  Mumble chatter about possible BTTW and YHC’s circuitous route.  Nope – – – “40 Minutes of Hell”.  After a quick introduction including mention of Nolan Richardson’s track record and how we were coincidentally doing an Arkansas inspired beatdown on the day we had an FNG from Arkansas…. the fun began.

Partner up.  While P1 is doing AMRAP of each exercise, P2 would NUR to midfield, do a Bobby Hurley and then return.

Exercises were:

  • Burpees x 150 – a real crowd pleaser
  • Squats x 300
  • BBSU x 150
  • Sun gods x 300
  • Merkins x 150
  • Imperial Walkers x 300 (Alpha count)

Props to several pax who made it to a bonus rounds of Plank Jacks x 150 and LBCs x 300

At 40 minutes, we put an end to the fun…. and then the search for FNG Matt began.

5 Minutes for Mary

  • The Dolly
  • Rosalita
  • Freddy Mercury
  • American Hammer
  • Dying Cockroach

The Long Way to the Soccer field completely disoriented FNG Matt.  Pax were coming up with some interesting name ideas while we sent out several search parties and found him in the opposite parking lot.  No man was going to be left behind today.


Welcome Matt / One D (One Direction)! YHC is continuing to take collections of summer clothing for Chimbote.   Next Saturday will be the last chance to drop off any clothing at Widowmaker – Kids, Mens, Womens, etc.  Ha Ha announced the 2nd annual Barkley 5k to be held on 2/1.  Prayers for an end to the fires in Australia and healing for our brother Zohan.

Naked-Man Moleskin:

Props to Nolan Richardson for being the only mens basketball coach to win an NCCA, NIT and Junior College national championship.  It’s fitting he should have an F3 workout dedicated to him, and it definitely lived up to it’s name this morning!

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