Noise-cancelling mittens

November 12, 2019

WHEN: November 12, 2019
PAX: Bright Idea, Mothman, Cricket, Jinx, Nescafe, Splashback, Dueling Banjos
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YHC expected increased numbers today since many Chatham PAX are in pursuit of the esteemed Chatham Six Pack badge (not to be confused with the BC Six Pack. More on that at:

So while I committed to keeping the Rabbit a running workout, I mixed in some familiar, bootcamp-esque running work for visiting PAX/non-regulars. I put out the call to wear gloves and the chatter began. It started innocuously enough but ended with shitty, shitty pavement” cat videos, and noise-cancelling mittens for our cranky BC neighbors. Read all about it at:


  • SSH x 20 IC
  • Good Mornings x 10 IC
  • Butt Kicks, Jinx style x 10 IC
  • Runner lunge stretch and holds (each leg)
  • PAX Choice

The Thang

  • Ricky Bobby from AO to the Dog Park (1 mile). Leading PAX sets the pace for the run which I assumed would result in more sprints but the PAX were all in easy, peezy recovery mode today I suppose.
  • Fellowship jog from Dog Park to Wildwind (main segment into/out of Boulder Park area)
  • Bataan Death March around the Wildwind loop (3/4 mile). Last PAX does 5 burpees, sprints to front tapping next PAX along the way. Continue until finished loop.
  • Bataan Death March w/ Merkins around the Wildwind loop (3/4 mile). Last PAX does 10 merkins, sprints to front tapping next PAX along the way. Continue until finished loop.
  • AYG Wildwind to Cliffdale segment.
  • Mosey back to AO.


  • Final day to register for the progressive dinner supporting the Chatham YMCA. Dinner is Saturday night (no kids).
  • Frosty Rabbit challenge: RG3/Ironlung sponsored event challenging PAX to post 10 of 12 winter Tuesdays at the Rabbit (between Dec – February). Badge goes to those who complete. Sign-up sheet in progress.
  • Irregular Rabbit is on for Thursday. It’ll be on trails and wet and cold. I think Cricket may be solo.


I was recently asked –in a group setting– to name “something I love and why”. My immediate thoughts of course went to my wife, kids, family, friends, etc. But I thought I’d go a little deeper and offered up “F3” to an unsuspecting (unfamiliar) audience. My why started typically. I love the fellowship and the camaraderie. I’m stronger and fitter than I’ve been in years. I get the opportunity to lead and practice being an organized, thoughtful leader via the Q. But what it really boils down to is simple. It makes me a better person. I find that when I’m not posting or Qing regularly (fartsacking, busy, etc) I’m moodier, eat less healthy, don’t feel as sociable, bored, and yada yada yada. I believe F3 is truly transformative and works to make us all better humans; better people in our communities. And for that, I’m thankful for it and for all the PAX around us who contribute to that. Until next time. Aye.