The mission of F3 is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership.
Conditions: 57 degrees, mild
FNGs: 1 (Next Chapter)
COP: SSH x 20 IC, TTT x 15 IC, Mountain Climbers x 15 IC
PAX performed Indian Run all the way to playground located off S. Walnut St. (corner of Richardson Ave). Broke up into 6 groups and rotated through the following 6 stations.
Tricep Dip on Mary Go Round, Toe Taps on bench, Step ups on Picnic Tables, Pull ups on monkey Bars, Ab tucks on swings. Air Squats in Middle
Circuit 1: 20 reps at each station, bear crawling between each station, 20 WWI sups together in middle.
Circuit 2: 15 reps at each station, bear crawling between each station, 15 WWI sups together in middle.
High intensity run back to flag, stopping at different intervals to include Mary.
1st Interval: 20 heel taps on Q, 20 mosquito slappers IC.
2nd Interval: 15 High Crunches OQ, 15 LBC’s IC
3rd Interval: 15 WWI OQ, 15 Indian SUP OQ
Mary: Performed at intervals along our way back from playground.
Numberama, Namerama, Announcements, Pledge, COT
Devo: Walked through section 3 of book Stepping Up by Dennis Rainey. This section walked through Adolescence (what the author calls the wilderness years). Introduced a quote from Winston Churchill that said “Courage is moving from failure to failure and never losing enthusiasm.” I discussed that in order to never or rarely lose our enthusiasm in life’s circumstances, we have to have a deep seeded ‘why’ for how we live out our days. I also challenged PAX that if this ‘why’ was built on you or you as the center, it will wax and wane with life. Our why should be outside of us, to outlast us, long after we’re gone.
Author describes adolescence as 2 parts. Where the child pushes back and where the parent pulls out. He challenges the reader to ‘press in’ rather than pulling out of our kids’ lives when they exhibit that behavior. Author stated that during this season, our child ultimately needs to be taught 5 things. 1- How to assassinate selfishness / pride. 2- Apply fundamental convictions and character qualities to real life issues. 3 – Have a relationship with us (intentional fatherhood) 4 – Need to be around other men who are doing it right (manhood) and 5 – We can’t allow teenagers to remain in adolescence too long.