A great day for a 5K
The Lair: 29 degrees with 100% chance of cold and dreary
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Including what is the Mission of F3 | 5 Core Principles
CIRCLE OF PAIN:
- BAC (Baby Arm Circles-FWD) x 15 IC
- BAC (REV) x 15 IC
- WINDMILLS x 15 IC
*YHC led PAX on a 3.1 + .1 mile jaunt
- Run to ‘old’ Collierville High School on Byhalia Rd (1.6 miles…Midpoint-turn around)
- Every 1/4th of the way:
- PAX stop and perform: SSH x 25 IC then resume run
- Turn around at Midpoint to make return back to Startex
- Every 1/3rd of the way:
- PAX stop and perform: Prisoner Squats x 25 IC
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
2; C-Lo and O Positive
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC referenced lessons learned while watching Full Metal Jacket. (1) Born to Kill or Love Peace-Not War. You gotta decide. (2) When the Commanding Officer goes down in the battle (arena of life) are you ready to assume the leadership? Are you putting in the work to develop yourself for “what’s next?” (fill in the blank) knowing that the success or failure is yours as the Leader?If not, why not? What are you waiting for? Don’t wait for someone to ask or something tragic to happen. Sua sponte.
Great day to excel. And that we did. Logged some milez. The gloom was perfect. #ABH
*3rdF ‘Bible Study’: Wednesdays at Einstein’s in East Memphis @ 0630
*Q Source Leadership Discussion: Fridays at Whole Foods in East Memphis @ 1130
THE MAN IN THE ARENA by Theodore ” O Positive” Roosevelt
“IT IS NOT THE CRITIC WHO COUNTS; NOT THE MAN WHO POINTS OUT HOW THE STRONG MAN STUMBLES, OR WHERE THE DOER OF DEEDS COULD HAVE DONE THEM BETTER. THE CREDIT BELONGS TO THE MAN WHO IS ACTUALLY IN THE ARENA *gloom*, WHOSE FACE IS MARRED BY DUST AND SWEAT AND BLOOD; WHO STRIVES VALIANTLY; WHO ERRS, WHO COMES SHORT AGAIN AND AGAIN, BECAUSE THERE IS NO EFFORT WITHOUT ERROR AND SHORTCOMING; BUT WHO DOES ACTUALLY STRIVE TO DO THE DEEDS; WHO KNOWS GREAT ENTHUSIASMS, THE GREAT DEVOTIONS; WHO SPENDS HIMSELF IN A WORTHY CAUSE; WHO AT THE BEST KNOWS IN THE END THE TRIUMPH OF HIGH ACHIEVEMENT, AND WHO AT THE WORST, IF HE FAILS, AT LEAST FAILS WHILE DARING GREATLY, SO THAT HIS PLACE SHALL NEVER BE WITH THOSE COLD AND TIMID *fart-sacking* SOULS WHO NEITHER KNOW VICTORY NOR DEFEAT.”
YHC leaves this here as a reminder on why we do what we do and the impact our actions have on our lives and the lives of those we hold dear:
Men should do hard things.
But, let’s face it-more often than not we don’t.
Men, with exception-albeit rarely-lack consistent fitness, meaningful male friendships and a defined purpose in our lives.
And we get hammered with life’s ups and downs and become complacent or just give up. We stop leading. We start thinking it’s just not worth the effort anymore. A hard truth is that an isolated man is a dangerous man-to himself, his family and to his community.
But we have 2 choices: Become the status quo or become High Impact Men (HIM).
So, let’s dig deeper into that. When men become the status quo-we become ineffective leading ourselves, our families and ultimately, our communities.
But for those who disrupt the status quo, what we call High Impact Men (HIM) become the strong anchors that our families and communities need.
So, where can men turn these days?
Take F3 Memphis as a good example.
With a proven track record of getting over 20,000 men across 20 states to step up into leadership roles, F3 Nation gives men a clear action plan to better themselves, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Free work-outs are provided. Open to all men. Held outdoor-rain or shine, heat or cold. Peer-led. Always ending in a circle of trust.
But what makes it effective and transformational is that F3 delivers on its promises by being accessible, providing men the opportunity to lead and fail in a safe place with no judgment, pushing men to their limits while encouraging them to modify as needed, providing an opportunity to build a healthy community to develop genuine friendships with other men, all while respecting one another for our similarities and our differences.
And the end result is evidenced by the men who commit to the process, core principles and come prepared to do the work.
Their lives will reflect healthier bodies (inside/out), more meaningful male friendships and a defined life’s purpose.
And for that we can all celebrate.
Iron sharpens iron. Aye!?!?