THE SCENE: The gloominess of the Berm was in full force this morning. The temp was a toasty 77 degrees and the humidity was a nasty 92%. We decided as we were sweating, the Earth was sweating as well.
F3 WELCOME & DISLCAIMER: The PAX was welcomed to the Berm and the disclaimer was read aloud, as the VQ had no idea how things would turn out.
-10 Forward arm circles
-10 Reverse arm circles
-10 Imperial walkers
“One More Round” in honor of Rocky…and America. Dr. Scholl’s VQ.
Round 1 – 5 burpees and a Mosey
Round 2 – 5 burpees, 10 Merkins, and a Mosey
Round 3 – 5 burpees, 10 Merkins, 15 LBC’s, and a Mosey
Round 4 – 5 burpees, 10 Merkins, 15 LBC’s, 20 Dry Docks, and a Mosey
Round 5 – 5 burpees, 10 Merkins, 15 LBC’s, 20 Dry Docks, 25 Squats, and a Mosey
Round 6 – 5 burpees, 10 Merkins, 15 LBC’s, 20 Dry Docks, 25 Squats, 30 Hello Dollies, and a Mosey
Round 7 – 5 burpees, 10 Merkins, 15 LBC’s, 20 Dry Docks, 25 Squats, 30 Hello Dollies, 35 American Hammers, and a Mosey
Round 8 – 5 burpees, 10 Merkins, 15 LBC’s, 20 Dry Docks, 25 Squats, 30 Hello Dollies, 35 American Hammers, 40 Second Elbow Plank
Round 9 – 5 burpees, 10 Merkins, 15 LBC’s, 20 Dry Docks, 25 Squats, 30 Hello Dollies, 35 American Hammers, 40 Second Elbow Plank, 45 Side-Straddle-Hops
COUNT-OFF and NAME-O-RAMA:
12 PAX and 1 FNG
FNG was donned the name “Christmas Tree” and was a rockstar today.
CIRLCE OF TRUST/BOM:
We, as a whole, are anxious people. We worry about so much that we walk around completely overwhelmed and fearful. We fear lack of control, even through we don’t do well with control when we have it. We, as men who are God’s children, can find strength, peace, and freedom in not having control. God has control. Praise Him for that!
Matthew 6: 25-33
25 “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? 27 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?
28 “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, 29 yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. 30 And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?
31 “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ 32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. 33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
As it was my VQ, I honestly had no idea what to expect. I didn’t know if the PAX would find it difficult or easy, fast or slow, organized or not. An awesome group was present for the worst the Berm had to offer. We had some Berm regulars, some guys from Old Forest, a couple of rambling men, and a FNG. The workout started and I feel confident we were all humming “Eye of the Tiger” in our heads. It was a workout that began kindly, and ended with a rock-hard body blow that even Rocky couldn’t deny. By the end, I was far too delirious to hum any song at all. It felt terrible, but it felt great as well.
It was, to me, what F3 is all about. We stayed together, pushed each other, and had fun. We did hard stuff before most people were awake. We couldn’t have completed it without each other.