The mission of F3 is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership.
Conditions: 71 degrees
Every month the men of Seismic gather to run the Hero, the AO’s monthly endurance test, in honor of a hero to one of the PAX. This month, Pretzel shared this story of his hero, Sonny Carroll.
Sonny Carroll was born in 1924, the only child of my great aunt Virginia and great uncle Ernest. He was part of a mine detection unit in World War II and was killed on Normandy Beach on D-Day in 1944. Although he died more than 28 years before I was born, I grew up hearing stories about him and have always felt like I knew him. The terror that must have consumed those young men – teenagers – as their landing craft approached the beach is unimaginable, and Sonny (and the tens of thousands of his brothers in arms on that day) have always epitomized bravery and courage to me. I tell my sons that bravery and courage aren’t acting in the absence of fear, they are acting in the face of fear in order to do what’s right and just.
The Hero Workout:
– 20 Tire Jumps
– 20 Overhead Presses
– 20 Block Swings
– 1/4 Mile Run
– 5 Pull-Ups
Results: Timing error on the Q during the workout. Additionally, YHC forgot to get everyone’s results on site which led to gathering them via multiple social media platforms and no chance to discuss in person. These are the results shared by the PAX. I’ll say two things, 1) Old Flame and Suarez were nearly a circuit ahead of YHC so there is no way I had more circuits than them, and 2) there can be no 5.6 as there are only 5 exercises in one circuit. YHC will do better collecting this info next time. Ultimately, it’s all about you did compared to last time. These men pushed it today and it was awesome.
Fanny Pack: 5.6
Old Flame: 5
High Stick: 5
High Times: 5
Numberama, Namerama, Announcements, Pledge, COT
Devo: God is sovereign over all nations. In good times and bad, no matter who is president, we can trust that God is control. Nations will rise and nations will fall over the course of history, but God will still be sovereign over all.
Moleskin: This was a good day. Everyone pushed and a few saw improvements over their time last month. YHC did have a timing error this morning which may have added or subtracted a minute or two from our time. We can put this one down in the records books with an asterisk, but ultimately the effort was there. The best part of the morning was seeing a group of fellas take off for one more 1/4 mile run with 2 1/2 minutes left. Thanks to Old Flame for leading that charge. Thanks to Pretzel for sharing the story of Sonny Carroll with us today. It is a great reminder of the bravery of the Greatest Generation and the sacrifice that so many made for our freedom, and for the freedom of our allies.