Northeast Tennessee

Guest Q Party of 9

Northeast Tennessee Starfish Qs

9 PAX (3 FNGs) put in hard work at The Swamp in Indy this morning.  No gloom was sighted.  YHC was invited by BrickYard to guest Q in my home state.  After wavering for a bit, I decided to get out of my comfort zone and show the men of F3 Indianapolis how we do things in Northeast Tennessee.

Weather: 74 and mostly sunny


Prayer – Rite-Aid


Mosey to basketball court

  • Motivator from 10 – The F3 Indianapolis pax hadn’t experienced the motivator before today.  When 10 became 9, the mumblechatter was extra strong.  The choice to offer a guest Q was definitely questioned.

Mosey to back parking lot

  • Merkins x 10 IC
  • Hillbilly Walkers x 20 IC
  • Merkins  x 8 IC
  • Imperial Walkers x 20 IC
  • Merkins x 6 IC
  • Prisoner Squats x 20 IC
  • Merkins x 4 IC
  • Shoulder pretzels x 25 IC
  • Merkins x 4 IC


Mosey to the hill (not a Northeast Tennessee hill…a Central Indiana hill…they’re different)


  • Jack Webb/Lieutenant Dan Hills
    • 1-2 JW up hill 1-2 LD back to bottom
    • 3-4 JW up hill 3-4 LD back to bottom
    • R and R to 10 of each – pick up the 6

Mosey lap around soccer fields

Modified DORA 1-2-3 (Buddy Up) – running short on time, so shortened the sprint to about 50 yards, changed merkins to 50 burpees given Qing with no burpees is illegal, and ended up changing squats to 200 to leave time for Mary.

  • 50 burpees (cumulative)
  • 200 LBCs (cumulative)
  • 200 squats (cumulative) – pick up the 6

Mosey back to cars (~1/3-1/2 mile) – plank for the 6


  • Heels to Heaven x 15 IC
  • Box Cutters x 15 IC
  • LBCs x 15 IC


  • Countorama
  • Nameorama

Prayer – Rite-Aid


I’ve said multiple times before, and I’ll tell any man that’ll listen, that F3 changed my life, and changed it for the better.  I’m pumped that F3 is changing lives in my home state of Indiana.  When BrickYard offered the Q, I initially said no thanks.  I didn’t know the AO, didn’t know the PAX, had multiple excuses.  I could have left no thanks at no thanks, but kept EHing myself.  I then offered to do part of it…sort of a compromise but still didn’t feel good about that.  I then texted our nantan and my friend Donatello to see what he thought.  He said simply, “Do it.”  So I messaged BrickYard again to tell him I’d do it.  I include this simply to point out that my nature is often to shy away from challenges and the unfamiliar.  I don’t think I’m alone in feeling that way.  Lots of guys struggle with this.  Yet, growth occurs when we’re stretched/challenged.  I was stretched and challenged today and am better for it.  I intend to use this as a teachable moment in my life; I won’t refuse a guest Q again.  Thanks to the men of F3 Indianapolis for what y’all are bringing to my home turf.  Thanks to the men of Frankfort (my former residence) who were willing to give F3 Indianapolis a test drive today.  Frankfort needs F3.  Y’all have the tools to bring it.  And thanks to my brother-in-law for letting the EH run its course.  You’re better for it.

Name Game

  • Matt Beardsley –> CPA, attorney, judge –> Judge Judy –> Judy per Rite Aid –> Indy Pax too nice –> Judge Wapner –> Wapner
  • Dan Troyer –> Band teacher, several other hobbies and interests –> Maestro (again…Indy Pax are nicer namers than NETN Pax)
  • Reston Rawlings –> works for PepsiCo –> they make Gatorade –> Waterboy –> Bobby Boucher –> Boucher

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