F3’s mission is to plant and grow small free workout groups for men. We do bootcamps and we run. If you’re reading this you already know that.
F3 is a peer led workout. I’m a Q, but I’m not a professional. Please, be careful, know your limits and workout smart. Don’t get hurt. F3 is not liable in the event of injury or worse.
Weather: Mid 70’s, humid like it always is. It was also dark.
YHC arrived about 10 till and waited the arrival of the PAX. I surveyed the landscape and felt good about today’s run. I’ve been dealing with a nagging hip injury and it was feeling pretty okay today. It’s also officially the first day of Marathon training so the plan was a simple straightforward run on the agenda today. The PAX started rolling in one by one and I was happy to see the group gathered around. The Creek has been posting some solid numbers lately. I mentioned the plan to the group. One of the runners was unfamiliar with the route so Stringbean, being a gentleman agreed to make sure to accompany. I checked to make sure everyone was lit up or wearing reflective gear and we took off. We all started off roughly together. After about a mile McFly and I pulled a little ahead and looped back to close the small gap between us and the pack following. No one was setting a blazing pace, but I wanted to keep the group relatively tight. Spent a little time talking with Dutchess who is relatively new to the Creek, but has been posting fairly regularly, so I was happy that I got to know the guy a little better.
After a while the group made it’s way back to the AO. I was really pleased to learn that Urkel had accomplished a milestone that day. He mentioned that he had a goal to finish the run at <10 pace and pulled it off. Urkel was walk/running that distance two months ago, so I was very impressed with his improvement. It’s an honor to run with these guys and see them get better and better week in and week out. T-Claps to Cowbell who continues to post and improve with his running.
Pledge, and announcements. Humpday checked the pulse of the group on possibly shifting the Saturday bootcamp at the ditch up to 0600 instead of 0700. Group seemed open to the idea, more to come. Drumsticks 3rd F study on Fridays. Ditch AO 2nd F coming up in a couple of week.
Prayers and Devo:
F3 is a group that inspires strong bonds between the PAX. But on the flip side of that, I sometimes find myself guilty of not maintaining relationships with old friends due to the busyness of life. I encouraged each of the PAX to think about their friends and family and reach out to someone that you know may be struggling with pain in their lives.