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Everyone Loves a Good Redemption Story

F3 Waxhaw is no stranger to stories of injury-related workout tragedies.  Whether it’s the infamous “calf heart attack”, pulled back muscle, hurt shoulder, can’t get through a workout without visiting a porta-john, or a six-foot-high all black hidden speed hump we’ve all seen them.  Yet there are times when redemption comes along to make us all feel just a little bit better about the workout we now call F3 Waxhaw.

Redemption can take place.  Take for instance the 2016 UNC Tar Heels Basketball team.  They suffer a crushing loss in the national championship game from a last second three pointer.  Fast forward to April 2017 and their redemption story is complete in Glendale, Arizona as they cut down the nets as National Champions.  Nothing could be sweeter.

Take the 2007 New England Patriots.  Perfect season, team of destiny? All of America is rooting for them.  Nothing can stop them, right?  Total gut blow loss to the Giants in the Super Bowl XLII.  One they probably still cry themselves to sleep about.  Don’t even think about mentioning the name David Tyree in New England.  Fast Forward to the 2011 season and redemption can be theirs with another Giants matchup in the Super Bowl XLVI.  Perfect redemption story as they stop Ahmad Bradshaw from making a 6-yard game-winning touchdown with 57 seconds left in the game, Patriots WIN and Tom Brady, NOT Eli Manning is named Super Bowl MVP.  Redemption is theirs!

May 17th, 2019 I was pre-running at 5:00am before my Floater Q when I took a turn down Arbor Dr.  It was dark, I was running on the left side of the road and I totally bit it on a nasty beast of a road hump.  Took two huge chunks out of my knee that are still scarred up and 3 months later I still can’t kneel on my right knee without pain.  Could today, August 22, 2019 be my redemption story?  Could I, with the PAX’s help, come face to face with the Arbor Dr. beast?

18 men and 1 half man made it out to downtown Waxhaw this morning.

DiCCS were given (Disclaimer, Cell phone, CPR, Safety)

Mosey across Main St. to the Cupcake Queen parking lot to circle up

Warm-up:

  • Side Straddle Hop x 20 IC
  • Merkins x 10 IC
  • Imperial Walkers x 20 IC
  • Calf Stretch x 15 seconds, flapjack

The Thang:

Mosey to the side of South Main Street BBQ

  • Run down S. Providence St. stopping at the 4 side streets and stop sign at McCain St. for 15 Merkins, 75 total.
  • Circle back for the six

Mosey to Wall on the side of South Providence School

  • 10 Mike Tysons on wall
  • Run Bad Idea hill to cemetery
  • 20 Squats
  • Run Bad Idea hill back to school wall
  • 10 Mike Tysons
  • Run Bad Idea hill back to cemetery
  • 20 Squats
  • Circle back for the six

Mosey to cemetery for quick speech on not taking life for granted and living each day to the fullest. PAX seemed motivated and fired up after hearing these words.

  • 30 LBCs
  • 10 Burpees
  • Run to death trap speed hump for 20 Monkey Humpers
  • Run to stop sign at Old Providence Rd.
  • 20 Squats
  • Run back to death trap speed hump for 20 Monkey Humpers
  • Run back to cemetery
  • 10 Burpees
  • 30 LBCs

Mosey to top of Bad Idea hill

  • 20 single count speed skaters
  • Run Bad Idea hill to school wall
  • 10 Mike Tysons
  • Run Bad Idea hill back to cemetery
  • 20 single count speed skaters
  • Run Bad Idea hill back to school wall
  • 10 Mike Tysons
  • Circle back for the six
  • Plank

Mosey to start of S. Providence St.

  • Run up S. Providence St. stopping at the 4 side streets and stop sign at South Main Street BBQ for 15 Carolina Dry Docks, 75 total.
  • Circle back for the six
  • Plank

Mosey back across Main St. to the AO, few minutes left.

  • 20 American hammers
  • 10 Big Boy sit-ups
  • 20 American hammers (single count)
  • 10 Big Boy sit-ups
  • 30 American hammers (single count)
  • 5 Big Boy sit-ups

Done!

MOLESKIN:

Redemption was in the air today, how sweet it is!  Everybody, myself including conquered the Arbor Dr. speed hump beast.  Not only did we tame the dragon but we totally mocked it with our Monkey Humpers butt shaking in its face.  Now I know how Tom Brady felt after finally defeating Eli Manning in Super Bowl XLVI.

In all seriousness most of us have had our struggles with injuries over the years and it’s tough to not be out there in the gloom with everyone else.  If you are healthy take time to enjoy the suck of being out there and if someone has been out for a while reach out and encourage them to come back out because it’s not always easy to come back after taking time off.

Bad Idea hill really sucks and felt worse than normal today, maybe it was the humidity. Everyone did a great job pushing though the workout and staying together.  There was a nice breeze when we made it to the cemetery and I hope everyone enjoyed the temporary break from the soul crushing dead air.  I have to give credit to Bread Bowl for coming out to what he had to know (unless his dad didn’t tell him) would probably be a run heavy workout.  Keep pushing and coming out little man.

Thank you for the opportunity to lead at what is actually my favorite sight location. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • TONIGHT – Clyent Dinner is moving tonight only due to school event at Cuthbertson.  It will be located at the largest of the 16 Lawson clubhouses.  2306 Lawson Drive. Starts same time at 5:30pm and post workout hoppy hour will still be taking place!
  • Take group photos to send to marketing after every workout and send to directly Zinfandel
  • 8/24/19 – THIS Saturday F3 WUC Adopt-a-Downtown Waxhaw Clean Up sponsored by F3.  8-10am and park at the church where we meet for Floater (Waxhaw United Methodist Church).  Bring rakes, dustpans, backpack blowers, and people.
  • 9/2/19 – F3 Waxhaw convergence at Cuthbertson High School.  Sign up link on GroupMe to help with all aspects of the convergence.
  • Goodfella is probably still concerned with everyone staying hydrated with the heat and humidity.  Please hydrate and hydrate often.  If concerned, scared, and unsure of your current hydration status please send pictures of your urine color directly to him for analysis (multiple pictures throughout the day is not only acceptable but encouraged).
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