The mission of F3 is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership.
Conditions: Brisk and Chilly
COP: Stretching done before arriving
As early as records show (January 29,2018), this monthly fitness test has been a time honored tradition to test one’s progress and commitment at running “The Creek”. It is such a tradition that somewhere along the way the name changed from “Berner” to “After Burner” to “Berninator” to “Burninator”. Since we are already changing the names, it was decided to change the rules as well. Running the loop around the pond, start at a sub 11:00 min/mile. After one loop (1/2 mile) run a sub 10:30 min/mile then rinse and repeat. In the end if you run 4 miles you should be a sub 7:30 min/mile. If you run 5 miles, your last lap should be sub 6:30 min/mile.
The PAX completed the test, and final results varied, with Dr. Octopus finishing his last lap at 5:45 min/mile.
Pledge and COT
Announcements: Potential Thanksgiving Convergence and BC at fire station on Red Bank Rd
Have you ever been in a group of people and felt completely alone? It seems like so many men follow the same pattern. We spend years building the perfect community of close friends throughout high school and college. We find the perfect balance of people we can trust, people we can do activities with, and people who make us feel good about us. We structure our activities and possibly our education around where our friends are going to be, and what our friends are going to do. Then, life happens. We graduate, we get married, and we begin to scatter, mostly without regard to where our friends are; yet more based on the location of our jobs, our spouses, or the needs of our extended family.
Then we wake up one day and realize we don’t have any really close friends. At this point we realize the need for Christian brotherhood.
This is where F3 comes in place for me.
God did not design us to be alone. He designed us to be in community with other believers. Brotherhood is the relationship between brothers, especially brothers in Christ. So much can be learned and gained from a strong brotherhood or community of believers. It’s not only a great option for a believer; it’s almost mandatory to survive in today’s society.
Moleskin: We had varying paces, but everyone put miles under their feet. Huge shout out to Dr. Octopus who finished is last loop running a 5:45 min/mile. This is the same guy who as lost over 30 lbs the last year by running serious miles. He is currently training to run 26 miles for his 26th birthday next week. Great Job!