Please forgive me.
The Barracks: 45 degrees with 100% chance of gloom
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Including what is the Mission of F3 | 5 Core Principles
CIRCLE OF PAIN:
FOLLOW ME…YHC led PAX around track 2 laps=1/2 mile
THA-THANG: Run. Stop. Exercise. Resume running. Rinse and Repeat.
YHC led PAX on a mosey about 1/4 mile.
- Stop at tiger statue #1. Perform 8-ct Body Builders x 25 OYO.
- Resume running to next tiger statue #2. Perform Prisoner Squats x 25 IC.
- Resume running to Highland Ave. and turn-around to return to tiger statue #2. Perform Burpees x 25 OYO.
- Resume running back to tiger statue #1. Perform Merkins x 25 OYO.
YHC led PAX on a return mosey back to STARTEX.
YHC led PAX on a victory lap around the track.
- Hello Dolly x 25 IC
- Flutter Kicks (tempo) x 25 IC
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
9; Monk, ISS, Tomb Raider, TOMS, Crayfish, Doc Hollywood, Teacher’s Pet, Snookie and O Positive.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
“GRACE and FORGIVENESS”.
YHC relayed a recent instance when his trust was violated and how it was up to him to forgive and offer grace to his offender(s). Not the other way around.
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!?!
YHC loathes running but loves this AO and the men who post here. He is making a concerted effort to be more intentional and show up consistently. The PAX came ready to work. I mean, who doesn’t love 8-ct Body Builders to get the blood pumping.
*Inaugural ELI GROW LEGACY Run/Ruck 8K in memory of F3-Memphis Bruce’s brother who passed away will be held in Tullahoma, TN on 11/3/18. Do the hard thing. Post.