The mission of F3 is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership.
Conditions: 73 and breezy, a perfect morning for a boot camp
FNGs: Carter Hayes – Alice, Josh Hayes – Duckie, Brandon Duncan – Beaker
COP: SSH – 15 in cadence, Don Quixote – 10 in cadence, LBAC OYO
We kicked it off with a little intro since we have a lot of new guys and some of the Summerville guys that joined us haven’t met them yet.
This being a new AO, it would be a shame if we didn’t break it in right. So we jumped right in with the Burpee Challenge. Started at 7 in a minute, most pax got to 11 or 12, we declared it a tie between Muscadine and Gru at 15 I think. Both were still going strong but we have more to do. Maybe they can settle it over an arm-wrestling match at some point.
Not only is it a new AO, but it’s in Moncks Corner. So YHC thought it would only be fitting that we tap into our country roots with a nice Tammy Wynette workout.
The pax were instructed to line up according to age oldest to the left, youngest to the right. Major Dad was asked to move to the end of the line because our oldest and youngest were a father-son FNG pair. So we needed to split those guys up. Major Dad was instructed to walk to the front of the line to meet his partner for the day. Other pax followed his example (he is our new nantan after all) and matched up with the next available pax from the other end of the line. Meet your man. You will stand by him this morning. All pax will be performing exercises continuously. You and your man will be doing different exercises. Every 10 reps, you switch exercises with each other. This will continue until you hit 200 reps each (100 of each exercise).
Having been paired up, one pax was instructed to mosey to the block pile for a coupon. And the song began (no music was involved in this AO):
1st verse: Squats with a block and merkins
2nd verse: Overhead presses and big boy situps
As each pair completed their reps, they would join other pairs to help them finish up. Plank until the six is in after the first verse and Al Gore after the second verse. We only had time for two verses so the other partner stowed the blocks and returned to the flag.
At some point during the Tammy portion of the workout, we heard a sound that is very familiar to most pax. That train runs way to close to The Den for us to ignore it. As most of you know, the Goose Creek AO’s have decided to do Summerville one better by doing 11 burpees for the train. Due to some peer pressure, mainly from our new AO Q among others, the new Moncks Corner AO performed 12 burpees for the train. Only time will tell if this was an anomoly or if it will become their new tradition.
Mary: The pax returned to the flag and YHC announced Mary. This was when he was reminded that he started his timer a little late and didn’t have the time he thought he did. So we skipped Mary today. Man I was looking forward to some American Hammers too. Oh well. Maybe next time.
Namerama: All In, Used To, Goober, Joker, Saget, Major Dad, Stalker, Glowstick, Wilbur, Beta Max, TKO, Stringbean, Redo, Training Wheels, Mack, Chewie, Uga, Mr. Feeny, Gru, Edison, Zaccheus, Muscadine, Olaf, Elmer Fudd, Flexseal, Alice, Duckie, Beaker, Urkel
Pledge and COT
Announcements: Welcome to the new AO, Major Dad stepped in to introduce the new AO Q to the group, Redo thanked those that were involved in the Share the Load event
Devo: The Four Most Important Lessons Only Failure Can Teach You
We all fail. No one enjoys it, but everyone does it. The real test is what we do in response to it.
- Focus on what’s really important:
- Often we fail because we’re trying to do too much. We do so much we can’t do any of them well. Use the opportunity to figure out what’s most important to you and focus on that area.
- Consequences help us make future choices
- We’ve all heard of the school of hard knocks. Most of us have taken a course or two there. Some may have earned their Master’s. There’s no better teacher than the consequences of mistakes or poor judgement. Accept and learn from the consequence. Move forward better from the experience or continue to make it. The choice is yours.
- Failure provides self-awareness
- Our failures can also show us the things we may not be as good at as we thought. But it can also he us find things that we are good at. It can allow us to see the areas where our talents can be more effectively used.
- Time is precious
- There aren’t many things as frustrating as realizing you’ve wasted your time. We should use that feeling as a reminder to make better defined and more responsible decisions. Doing that brings cherished memories instead of painful regrets.
Moleskin: This was YHC’s first experience with the launch of a new AO in the 16 months I’ve been involved in F3. It was an awesome experience to be part of. Lots of excitement and potential. Can’t wait to see what The Den brings to F3 going forward.
Welcome to Saget, Carson Orvin, the newest AO Q for F3 Summerville. You’ll do a great job. Looking forward to working with you.
Also, want to thank all of you guys that put in the time to bring F3 to the Lowcountry and give us this experience. When Boucher first asked me, I never though to would be getting up this early every day and doing some of the things we do. I appreciate everything that you guys have done to make this thing happen. And to everyone who continues to every day.