June 4, 2019

Extra Innings at the Sandlot

THE SCENE: Cool-ish and overcast. Perfect weather for a low-level minor league beatdown. There was a Handsy sighting, but he couldn’t stay.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Started to give. Realized Father Abe was walking up with two FNGs, so I hesitated, then disclaimed when they were within earshot.

Mosey to the rugby pitch! YHC heard groans from the back. 

SSH x20; Imperial Walkers x15; Prisoner Squats x10 (down on 1; hold for 2,3; up on 4); air chair overhead claps (the worst!)

Mosey through treacherous terrain to the bleachers/diamond. 

We came to play 9 today. Each inning consisted of:

  • 5 pull-ups
  • 10 jump lunges (2 is 1)
  • 15 merkins
  • 20 squats
  • In the diamond, sprint from home to the outfield grass, jog around the infield curve, sprint home

Repeat that 9 times. Jail Bait and Sir Mix-a-Lot led the pack. When they finished, they led some Mary in the outfield while waiting on the six. Teacher’s Pet showed up in the 3rd inning like a true Braves fan. 

We finished all 9 innings, but alas! The game was tied! Everyone completed one more inning, then we moseyed back to the shovel flag. 

Hold boat pose until all in, then did 1 minute low plank.

9 PAX: Sir Mix-a-Lot, Easily Amused, Jail Bait, MIB, Father Abraham, Teacher’s Pet, Soybean (QIC), Haggler (FNG), Courtyard (FNG)

I’ve been feeling over-committed and overwhelmed. I tend to say yes to things that “need” to be done, even when it’s not a strength of mine and I don’t really have time. This is a mistake! God has gifted each of us to uniquely serve in different ways, and we ought to focus on doing those things with excellence. Taking on too much and doing things I’m not good at just leaves me exhausted and stressed. 

It so happens that this week’s Q Source point is about Missionality, where Dredd discusses this exact problem. The entire article and podcast are well worth a read/listen. He ends the article with this quote, which is a great reminder:

“The graveyards are full of indispensable men and yet the Earth keeps turning. Just say no. Stay Missional.”

Article: https://f3nation.com/2018/05/06/missionality-q2-3-2/
Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/f3nation/missionality-q23-episode-49-43feet-a-leadership-podcast

Welcome Haggler (pawn broker) and Courtyard (met his wife staying in the same apartment complex)! Thanks to Father Abe for providing the tunes. 

Total reps for 10 innings: 50 pull-ups; 100 jump lunges; 150 merkins; 200 squats. Lots of running.

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