The mission of F3 is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership.
Conditions: Warm and Wet (insert joke here), mid-50s with steady drizzle
FNGs: Buddy Mann – Bandwagon – One Bar’s cousin
COP: 15 SSH, LBAC OYO forward and backward, small and large
PAX were instructed to mosey over to the block pile, grab a block and meet by the road. This was greeted by some mumble chatter where YHC reminded the guys that I’m AOQ of a running group. They reminded me that this was not that group but was a boot camp.
After gathering by the road, we began an Indian run with blocks to the park down the road and awaited further instructions.
After all PAX arrived at the park, we circled up and counted of into 4 groups. Each group started on a different set just to spread us out a bit. But each group did the same rotation AMRAP generally in the same order. Some groups altered due to the bottleneck at the bars.
10 Kettle-bell swings
15 Overhead presses
20 Curls for the Girls
25 Squats with or without the Block
After 3-5 rounds, PAX gathered the blocks, moseyed back to the AO and stowed them returning to the flag.
YHC remembered at this point that I heard a train while we were playing at the playground. We all know what that means. “This one goes to 11.” So we all did 11 burpees OYO.
Mary: no time for Mary
Namerama: Bedpan, Weewoo, Dabo, Onebar, Bandwagon, Corn Fed, Redo, Friar Tuck, Sophia, Flash, Prayer Request, Hacker, Urkel
Pledge and COT
Announcements: Anniversary party coming up Jan 13 at the Yacht Club in Summerville
Devo: YHC was inspired by a Facebook post I saw earlier in the week and that became the basis for this morning’s devo. It wasn’t the first time I’ve seen it, but it’s always a good reminder.
A pot of boiling water softens a potato. That same post of boiling water turns a raw egg into a hard-boiled egg. Two objects. Same pot of boiling water. One softens and gets mushy. The other firms up and gets harder. What’s the difference?
What they’re made of.
So how do you respond in your life when the heat gets turned up? It’s going to happen or may already be happening. Do you turn mushy and cower? Or do you bow up and fight through it? A lot has to do with how you prepare before the heat gets turned up.
Redo added some thoughts about happiness vs. joy. Happiness can be impacted by external factors beyond our control. Joy should be internal where nothing can take it away (other than our own reactions).
Dabo added that we should also look at our obstacles as opportunities. It makes it easier to fight through them if we see them as chances to prove or strengthen ourselves.
What are you going to do today to prepare yourself for the boiling water in your life?
Moleskin: So the regulars at The Ditch are starting to get smart. They realize that there are a certain number of normal blocks to be passed out before we have to turn to the remaining beast blocks. When we venture over to the cage, I’ve started to noticed that no one wants to get to the cage to soon. If you get there too quick, you get saddled with a beast block once the normal blocks are all gone since we do the “take one and pass it down” method of distributing blocks. We may need to start slipping a random beast block in the mix just to keep these guys honest.
What ends up happening is that if you have to return to your vehicle for any reason and leave your normal block unattended, you could return to find that it has grown while you had your back turned. I won’t name any names (other than the title), but they know who they are.