THE SCENE: Memphis summer just keeps delivering. Humid as all get out. Although a rare, fresh cut of the Berm grass reduced shoe moisture.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER delivered in riveting fashion
SSH x 20 (last 10 in silent count)
Penalty Burpees x10 for failing to count correctly
Imperial Walker x 10
Hillbillies x 10
Daisy Pickers x 10
Mosey to the track for a merkin mile! At quarter mile mark, partner up. Partner A holds plank while partner B does 10 merkins. Partners complete a total of 40 merkins. Repeat every quarter mile.
Partner CMU curls. Partner A holds CMU above his head. Partner B does reps of curls. Curls only count if CMU is above partner’s head. Complete a total of 150 reps.
Indian wall sit – hold wall sit position while PAX on the end runs around the building (sprinting encouraged!)
11s – Derkins + BBSUs
Hello Dolly x20
Freddie Mercury x20
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
6 – Krueger, Black Widow (Willy Loman from Nashville), Searcy, Ups, Shoestring, Speaker
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
“Your direction, not your intention, determines your destination.”
I keep thinking about this phrase (its written on my office wall at home) and how it seems so simple. There’s 2 ways that it affects me. When I desire to make a poor choice (say drinking too much), doing whatever it takes not to make that choice sets me in a good direction that I can build on. Also, when I don’t desire to make a good choice (say sleeping in instead of posting), digging deep and finding a way to get moving in the right direction leads to more good choices in the future. Bottom line: intentions don’t matter. Just do it!
YHC is feeling beat down after 2 Qs this week but also encouraged by the surge of new PAX that are making the decision to get better on a regular basis. From #FreedToLead – hard = play, easy = work. The harder I attempt to make my workouts, the more fun they seem to be. As AOQ, finding men to Q is an interesting challenge. At times it can be frustrating, but this week I learned to take the patient route. I want men to step up because of what it will mean for them and will continue to push men to rise to the occasion.
It was really encouraging to see Black Widow post. What an incredible community F3 is to be a place where a man knows he is welcome despite having never been before. We shared good stories and acted like old friends after the workout.
YHC was also thoroughly encouraged by two HIM – Lil Nicky and Shoestring. Lil Nicky rucked despite minimal sleep and having a big meeting this morning. Shoestring posted for 30 mins of beatdown prior to same early morning meeting. So often, we look for reasons not to do what needs to be done. These HIM found a way to put in the work despite a legit excuse not to.