Cap’n Merkin Strikes Again. SMH
THE Blazing Saddle: 47 degrees with 100% chance of pain in the forecast
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Including what is the Mission of F3 | 5 Core Principles
CIRCLE OF PAIN:
FOLLOW ME…YHC led PAX on a mosey
THA-THANG: Heads or Tails
*OPTION 1: Heads
- PAX does Merkins x 25 OYO
*OPTION 2: Tails
- PAX does Bobby Hurleys x 25 IC
- PAX then runs 100 yards to F3 Shovel flag in the distant gloom and returns back to STARTEX
*YHC flips coin. Rotated flipping duties amongst PAX in a clock-wise fashion until ENDEX.
- Lil’ Babies: *Not yet submitted to Lexicon: Lay on right side in fetal position. Fully extend arms and legs. Rinse and Repeat x 5 IC. Flip over to left side. Repeat x 5 IC.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
3; Tomb Raider, U-Rock and O Positive.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC spoke of what it means as Believers to receive God’s grace and blessings in our lives. Illustrated the difficulty when the Lord wants to bless His children but so often we come to Him burdened and heavy-laden (guilt, sin, *fill in the blank here*) with our arms and hands full. We must lay our burdens at His feet. Only then can we be empty-handed.
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 and this event, GrowRuck 12 Memphis as good examples.
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.
Shared pain builds trust. Well done men for putting in the work this weekend.
Special thanks to
David Redding , Co-Founder of F3 , John Lambert , Seth Brown and the 2 Cadres , Cadre Daniel (F3:Linus) and Cadre Kevin who invested into these men this weekend.
Iron sharpens iron. Aye!?!
300 Merkins. 100 Bobby Hurleys. 1000 + yards run. Miserable but we are better for it.
*Q Source Leadership Discussion: Fridays at Whole Foods in East Memphis @ 11:30am.
*BrOLYMPICS between AO’s: 11/10/18/Sat @ Mothership @ 0700