Preamble: The Creek is the F3 Summerville/Goose Creek’s Monday/Wednesday running AO. We meet at Goose Creek City hall at 0500. Come out and see all of historic Goose Creek in the dark.
Weather: Low 70’s. Much better for the mile test.
FNG: One, Jared. Friend of Shortcake’s. Shortcake mentioned him coming out at yesterday’s Creamer run. This will be a fine introduction to the Creek and F3 Summerville/Goose Creek.
Disclaimer: Remember F3 is peer led and may have serious side effects which can hurt. Be careful. F3 is not liable in the event of injury or worse. Work hard, but know your limits.
The Thang: It’s the last Monday of the Month. Lets run the mile test!
We began by circling up around the Creek’s makeshift shovel flag. The Shame of F3 Summerville/Goose Creek. A lovingly, but poorly fashioned thing. Painted in the colors of Goose Crap. There we did a little through the tunnel, a little stretching and a little discussion of what was to come. I was pleased to see a decent sized crowd this morning. 12 in total. One FNG, as well as new Creek poster Scarecrow. Scarecrow started posting a week or two ago out at the ditch. This was his first group run.
I explained that we’d say on the course this morning. We’d complete a one mile warmup around the pond (2 laps). The first lap would just be a jog, then we’d do some stride sprints on the second lap. Once warmup was done we’d muster at the starting line. YHC sent runners off at roughly 20 second intervals to avoid trampling each other.
Not much to say about the mile. Run it fast! Do it as fast as you can!
Caviar (FNG): 06:26
Honey Boo Boo: 06:26
Wee Woo 08:30
Nice work by everyone here…. McFly ended up being our champion (obviously). YHC bested last month by 12 seconds. FNG made an impressive first showing. Honey BooBoo, I know the guy is fast. It was curious to see what the man would unleash. A 6:26 on tired legs apparently! Dutchess breaking the 7 minute barrier great job! Recount, incredible improvement here. Not just breaking the 8 minute mark but smashing it. Cowbell, two months has made a huge difference for this guy. Shortcake didn’t wear his watch…. I gave him what he told me he ran (somewhere between 8:00 and 8:10). Good job SC! Urkel making big strides as well with the 8:15! Weewoo, guy has been running with us about two weeks and making great improvements. Dunkin, amazing progress from a guy who refused to run 6 months ago. Scarecrow. Two weeks into F3, and busting out a sub 10 minute mile. Every single one of these guys ended up putting in 3+ miles on their feet today between warmups, the mile and the cool down.
We cooled down with another mile and a half or so around the AO.
Announcements: Summerville AO’s converging on Saturday’s. The Ditch is TBD but for now appears like it will continue to meet BAU on Saturdays. The Ditch Boot camp will run it’s monthly endurance test, the Swamp Fox on Thursday.
Prayers for people in Houston, (our FNG has family there dealing with the floods). Urkel’s son dealing with a fever.
Pledge – Successfully Spoken
BOM – Completed
Devo: Schedule your day and your week while thinking about the man you want to be, not the things you have to get done. Don’t neglect your responsibilities, but don’t forget to be intentional about devoting time for God, Family, reflection, and improving the areas of your life that need attention. Pulled this little nugget from chapter 2 of my study with Drumstick at the Goose Creek 3rd F Friday group.
FNG: Welcome Caviar! Caviar takes care of baby fish at a hatchery! We named him caviar because that is a job that affords him a very luxurious lifestyle which means he probably really enjoys eating caviar on toast points while acquiring his vast land holdings. Made sense to me. Good name. Can’t remember who called it out, but it was somebody to my right.