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BackBlast 013 – Growing Pains V1

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A beautiful June morning eventually greeted 8 eager PAX, including 1 FNG, as we arrived at the park adjacent to the zoo.  An odd feeling of gratefulness struck the Q as all of us beasts milled about so freely, in such close proximity to those animals behind the bars who are less fortunate than us.  […]

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BackBlast 012 – “Feels Like the First Time”

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As we arrived at our new Thursday AO ‘Hospital Hill’ the PAX quickly realized why the grass is so green. GRCC waters the field, via sprinkler system, prior to sunrise. No worries, we post outdoors, rain or shine (or sprinkler system), heat or cold. Core Principles recited. Disclaimer given to 8 PAX including 1 FNG […]

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BackBlast 010 – The AM gloom – Getting s*#! done!

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PAX: Roid Rage (Q), MAD COW, Forrest, Pac-Man, Belushi Standard disclaimer and core principles. Shout out to Dungeon Master! Hopefully you feel better soon! WARM-O-RAMA Roid Rage’s Q dose of lexicon knowledge: AM: The portion of the day between midnight and noon when most of what is going to get done does get done. FUPA: The […]

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BackBlast 008 – The Murph

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Spongebob suggested we do The Murph on Memorial Day, so with collective leadership we did. – Spongebob the idea, Radio the scoresheet, the pax agreeing on the partner format, and YHC facilitating, we made it happen. The Pax: Spongebob, Radio, Hollow Point, MAD COW, Dungeon Master, Pac-Man, FNG Forrest, FNG Bobby Flay, Ridgecrest (QIC) The […]

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BackBlast 007 – Hidden Treasure Hunt

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Our original AO John Ball Park, home of our zoo, has already given us some good workouts, but it has plenty of unexplored terrain. The park has a funicular and a giant lock ness monster statue in its pond, but those were not on the agenda for today – there was other fun to be had. […]

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BackBlast 003 – Twisted Deck of Cards

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6 Pax, including 1 FNG and 1 long time no post showed for a twisted game of cards led by VQ Hollow Point. Pax: Ridgecrest, MAD COW, Dungeon Master, Stockton, FNG – Belushi, QIC – Hollow Point. Disclaimer & Core Principles were reviewed, and the deck of cards workout was introduced. Each suit was associated […]

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BackBlast 002 – Confucius Say

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5/9/18 – Confucius Say “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius They say you will always remember your first…and my first VQ was no exception. I spent close to 1.5 hours researching exercises on F3nation.com to try and give the men at F3 Grand Rapids […]

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BackBlast 001 – Launch Day

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Five pax from F3 Lake Effect (our Mitten state brothers) rolled into the parking lot of the AO at 0645 on a picture perfect morning, eager to help us get off the ground. Six Grand Rapids area pax rolled in just before 0700 and just like that F3 has expanded its reach further, and a new […]

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4.25.18 BackBlast – Stairway to Heaven

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Four Pax including one FNG put some solid #legday work in ahead of the official F3 Grand Rapids launch. Some of this #foundation work has involved scouting out AO’s and Stairway to Heaven is a good one that offers plenty of pain in each of its 148 steps. Pax: Q: Ridgecrest, Roid Rage, MAD COW, […]

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Core Principle: Rain or Shine

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The #Preblast for this past Saturday morning’s workout promised COLD, WET, and SANDY. It delivered. As the alarm clock went off at 5:30, that momentary thought went through my head of – it’s cold (34 degrees), raining, and I’m driving an hour to spend an hour out in that mess. If my workout plan would […]