The mission of F3 is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership.
Conditions: Low 70s. Beautiful morning for a work-out
COP: TTT x8, Finkle Swings, LBAC
Pax grabbed a block, made a block pile and paired up; Den only Pax with a more seasoned Pax. YHC brought a can of weinkes to play Four Corners. Each weinke listed the 4 exercises to be completed and indicated if blocks were needed, the tempo, and any other special instructions. Men would complete all 4 corners, drop off their tired weinke and grab another to hold during the next round. Round 1 was a 10 count of each exercise, Round 2 a 20 count… Rinse and repeat until time or weinkes were all spent. Time was called and most teams got 4-5 rounds in.
Mary: Got enough in The Thang!
Namerama: Urkel, Uga, UsedTo, Saget, Muscadine, Mr. Feeny, Alice (Respect), Ducky, Training Wheels, Elmer Fudd, Flex Seal, Sofia, Olaf
Pledge and COT
Announcements: Obstacle Course Challenge by Dorchester District 2 on Saturday. Family event at 0930 and challenge course at 0830. Ruck for Hunger, November 12th. Prayers for those affected by Hurricane, Training Wheel’s brother’s bachelor party and F3 men hiking this weekend.
YHC had devo lined up, but God led him to make it personal by sharing about his marriage and separation. The workout tied in with this by giving 2 examples of lessons/mistakes that YHC has learned over the last couple of months:
- The exercises on each corner isolated a certain area of the body: Corner 1 – Arms/Shoulders, Corner 2 – Legs, Corner 3 – Core, Corner 4 – Cardio (heart)
Sometimes, a workout focus on one body part and this can lead to total exhaustion of that area. Some of the best workouts exercise the entire body at the same time. Our lives are the same way. We need to find balance between our work, family, marriages, and personal wellness. There are always seasons of busyness where one area requires more attention, but we can’t ever neglect an area completely or it will create issues with all of the other areas.
- Each team had their own weinke which different than the other teams. Some had harder exercises, some had different cadences, and others even doubled the counts. Pax couldn’t tell if they were ahead or behind other teams because the workout was random for each team.
So often we compare ourselves to others in both positive and negative ways. Sometimes we get down on ourselves because we aren’t as good as someone else or don’t have what they have. Other times we pump ourselves up because we are better off or not as bad as someone else. Everyone must follow the weinke that God has given them and not to stress about the things they can’t control.
Moleskin: Olaf: The Pax really encouraged YHC after the workout and throughout the morning. This led to an additional thought: Many times we have issues in our lives because we don’t share our weinkes with others or don’t understand the weikes that others have. We are upset when they aren’t doing mountain climbers with us when their weike is instructing them to do burpees. It’s important in our lives to have people that see our weinkes and will work out alongside us or support us in what we are doing. This is doubly important in marriage to make sure that Men and their Ms are playing from the same playbook. So don’t be afraid to show your weinke off.
Urkel: Olaf has shown a concerning interest in the pax’ weinkes. Other than that, he’s done a great job in leading the running AO and the BC. This was a well thought out Q. Lots of variety. Hit all the different muscle areas so as to not wear out one specific area. Great job tying it all in with his devo.