The PAX. (Not pictured: Cheetah and Dri Prime who both had to leave early, and YHC who served as photographer)
The mission of F3 is to plant, grow, and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.
Conditions: Wonderfully cool (70 degrees), sunrise during the workout.
FNGs: One – welcome, Flat Tire.
- SSH x 20
- Burpee Battle starting at 7 burpees/minute
- Big Diff completed the round of 18 burpees/minute (a new course record!), for a total of 150 burpees in 12 minutes.
2 PAX at a time perform 5 pull-ups (each) on goalpost
Meanwhile, all other PAX complete 5 hand-release merkins on Q
- Rotate until all PAX have done pull-ups
- By the end, each PAX completed 5 pull-ups and 45 HR merkins
- Indian Run
Double file, 1.25 laps around track, stop at far goalpost
100 yard Jailbreak on Q
Walk back across field between jailbreaks
- Did 6 jailbreaks
- Tunnel of Love x 100 yards
- Divide into two teams, race against each other
- Team #1 completed the 100 yds just as time expired and were declared the winners.
- Team #2 had about 20 yards to go when time expired.
Namerama: Hard Drive, Dorothy Mantooth, Tackleberry, Stringbean, OG, A-Rod, Free Willy (respect), Fra-gee-lay, McDreamy (respect), Diopter (respect), Big Diff, Flat Tire (FNG – welcome!), Captain Ron, Thin Mint, Daisy, Klondike (respect), Cheetah, Dri Prime, Luigi
- Men’s Hike: Open to all F3 men. Interest meeting Aug 4 at 6pm at The Den (Freedom Church). Hike would be Oct 10-13. Contact Saget (Carson Orvin) or Olaf (Matt Brown) for more info.
- Tackleberry: Prayers for Stomski family; baby died 5 days after birth with no warning. Processing, searching for answers.
- Flat Tire: Fat tire biking opportunity. Sunday, July 28, 10am. Dirt patrol ride at Marrington Plantation off of Red Bank Road. Group ride with 14 mile loop. Flat Tire and his friend Skip will be there.
Pledge and COT
YHC has been re-reading a book on personal productivity called What’s Best Next (by Matt Perman), and challenged the PAX with three quotes from it:
1.) “We weren’t made to simply respond to stuff all day, but to take action and move things forward. If we don’t give attention to the discipline of personal effectiveness but instead let the flow of events determine what we do, we will likely fritter ourselves away doing all sorts of urgent things that come our way while never getting to the truly important things.” (p.21)
- Challenge: Take action and move things forward today.
2.) Efficiency is not the answer. “It doesn’t matter how efficient you are if you are doing the wrong things in the first place. More important than efficiency is effectiveness – getting the right things done.” (p.43)
- Challenge: Make sure you’re getting the right things done.
3.) Excluding God is the ultimate in unproductivity. “If you get everything you want in this life, but do it apart from God and receive no eternal value from what you’ve done, have you been productive? Not in the slightest. Productivity cannot be accomplished apart from Christ. ‘I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing’ (John 15:5).” (p.56)
- Challenge: Make sure the things you’re doing have eternal value and won’t die with you.
- YHC learned yesterday that The Jones should expect an influx of up to 30 PAX with the Tour de Charleston, so modified the workout to be couponless for simplicity. Everything seemed to work well. Each jailbreak + walk-back took about 2 minutes total. The PAX loved/hated the workout. 🙂
- Welcome FNG “Flat Tire.” Before we even got to the naming part of the COT, he spoke up during the announcements to share a fat tire biking opportunity, and thus was named. He’s a Coast Guard member who has a 10-month-old baby at home. Lives in Summerville. Captain Ron brought him.