Golf and games

THE SCENE: Dark and hit
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

20 x ssh, dp , iw 2 short lap mosey
THA-THANG:
I lost my paper but I can can tell ya about the game. 2 exercises in 5 mins. Start at 12 reps and alternate between exercise and defend. 12 reps of each then 11 etc.. ice cube smoked everyone

MARY:
None
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
8 pax Flobee, Beef log, Toucan, Birds are real, Ice cube , Choker,Tree hugger and Fugitive
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Endure the pain
MOLESKIN:
Insert any personal comments, notes, devotion content, etc.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.

F3 Memphis 2-Year Anniversary Celebration

It was a special honor to lead 116 of the greatest HIM in the F3 Memphis Region this gloom out at their 2-Year Anniversary. Thank you Soybean and the rest of the PAX who decided to remove themselves from the fartsack to join YHC and celebrate this epic milestone. There were also 29 PAX who came early for a Ruck and others who PreRan.

At 0700 we took a mosey over to the FedEx Event Center Circle and began with the F3 Disclaimer and the following:

WARMUP

We began with a quick warmup by performing the following in cadence: Side Straddle Hops, Imperial Walkers, Low Slow Squats, Merkins, 10 6-Count Burpees.

THE THANG

We began this morning by taking a short mosey over to the back of the FedEx Event Center on the lake side at the concrete ledge and benches for a series of the following in cadence: Irkins, Dips, Step-Ups, and Derkins (Regular first and then wide armed).

Then we took a short mosey over to the Music Pavilion to kick off the football season with a little bit of summer conditioning. We did 7-Burpees, 7-Merkins, & 7-Squats 7 times. When we were finished we felt like all we wanted to do with football was sit on the couch and watch.

Looking at my watch we still had 19-Minutes to go. Ugh!

Then YHC asked the PAX mosey back towards the COT to continue the workout near there. At this point we performed a series of 11’s with Star-Jumps (Bombjacks) at the top and Pike Merkins (CDD’s) at the bottom.

The final short mosey took us back to the COT for the countarama, namarama, FNG Naming and most importantly BOM.

All PAX did awesome today. It was a great morning to be with you all. I appreciate the warm welcome and great hospitality.

Great work was put in by all PAX in attendance today. You all have something to celebrate today. Good health and great brothers to lean on. Now go out and spread F3.

MOLESKIN

Today we discuss a lot about the Mission of F3, the 5 Core Principles and the F3 Credo. They are listed below:

Mission:

Our mission is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.

5 Core Principles:

  • Are free of charge
  • Are open to all men
  • Are held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold
  • Are led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion, with no training or certification necessary
  • End with a Circle of Trust

F3 Credo:

Leave no man behind, but leave no man where you find him.

Discussed with the PAX was the D2X which is where your Dolphin and you Daffodil align with each other. For more on this take time to read about it in Freed to Lead.

Dolphin-The Task a person was born to do best.

Daffodil-The people-group each person was born to Serve.

D2X-The Task formed by the intersection of a person’s Dolphin and their Daffodil.

Every man has a D2X. What each of you must to is to determine what your Dolphin and your Daffodil are and do your best to ensure those two intersect to make the most IMPACT in your community. Aye!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Read Your Newsletter.

PRAYERS/PRAISES

Prayers and praises were shared and lifted up by YHC.

Berm or bust

THE SCENE: A cool but moist 69°

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Yup

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH IC X25
IW IC x20
Daisy Pickers IC x20
Small arm circles IC x10 (+ reverse)

THA-THANG:
AMRAP for 30 seconds each (5 rounds):
– Merkins
– Flutter Kick
– Carolina Dry Docks
– WWI Situps

Next, several pax will farmer carry dumbbells or two CMUs out and back 200 yards (total distance) – they will start and finish as a team. While those PAX are carrying, the rest will do AMRAP exercises while awaiting their return.

AMRAP exercises:
– SSH
– Monkey Humpers
– BBS
– Squats
– Alternating 5 Merkins / 5 Carolina Dry Docks
(repeat as needed)

We almost completed two full rounds before the bell rang at 6:15.

MARY:
Built into the WOD.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
34: Bob Ross, Mudpants, Photoshop, Puddle Jumper, Big Combo, Krueger, Geppetto, Bullwinkle, Yard Sale, Beauty Shop, Lancelot, Miracle Ear, The Dude, Rage Quit, Gomer, Tomb Raider, Pillsbury, Topanga, Gun Show, Bailout, Chuck E Cheese, Searcy, Tree Hugger, Napster, Houdini, Choker, Snookie, Birds Are Real, Mardi Gras, Drifter, Big Top, Philips (FNG), Ice Man, Zima (QIC)

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
#f3counts – do the work; thrive, don’t just survive

MOLESKIN:
First time at the Berm and was QIC, lots of open space to do many terrible things…

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Someone needs to get the Ghost Flag from the Annex – it can happen as early as tomorrow…

Range Day with our new Bear Gun!

THE SCENE: An upper 60ºs morning with a wonderful fog to give today’s AO, or gun range, the perfect lighting. I knew we were going to get to shoot a new gun so it was hard for YHQ to not let the excitement show. Shorts weather but sleeves also acceptable here at the very military uniformed Cockpit.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Safety is always rule one at the range. So it was properly delivered as one shot to the center of the 10 ring!
WARM-O-RAMA:

You could taste the electricity in the air at this point. YHQ told the PAX a new firearm is waiting for our enjoyment and they were energized!

  • SSH IC x25
  • Arm Circles IC x10F then x10B
  • Daisy Pickers IC (SLOW AS GOD INTENDED) x10
  • Imperial walkers IC x15
  • Merkins OYO x 10
  • Mosey to the long range target of the walking track (far park bench). During this leasurly stroll our youthful PAX were hungry for a higher caliber run. So YHQ sighted in our target and fired them toward it. They ran with a joy that seemed it could last forever, but that ammo was going to run out shortly.
  • Upon arriving at the far target all PAX completed
    x20 Derkins and
    SSH IC x25
  • Mosey back to StartX for
    x10 Merkins and
    SSH IC x15

THA-THANG:
I expected more confusion since this was a 5 step operation but these were trained firearms experts who understood immediately how this set of excercises would mimic the firing of a gun. As soon as the range went hot, with a well curated soundtrack of gun themed tunes, the PAX turned this into a weapon of mass destruction!

The Bear Gun – A set of exercises that mimic the operation of a gun with the PAX traveling downrange as the projectile and striking a target. Then reload and shoot again based on PAX magazine capacity.

  • Hammer x10
  • Burpee x1 (shout “bang!” on jump)
  • Bear crawl to target
  • Exploding Jump Squat when you hit target
  • Reload = Lunge walk alternating with sprint
  • 12 round Mag was the call but this was too much powder. We did x5!After the first four shots one PAX ran off to splash (no proof says the PAX) and all the PAX looked like they were a bit sore from the recoil of this new weapon. Clearly we were all out of ammo!

    So a short reload was needed and over at the Pavilion the PAX produced

  • SSH IC x15
  • Carolina Dry Docks x20
  • Wall sit x 2min
  • Merkins x10

    Sprint to Short range target (yellow poles at end of parking lot) then back to StartX.

  • SSH IC x15

With our PAX looking like they had loaded up again, we returned to the range to continue firing The Bear Gun. Another PAX splashed 2 shots in and by the 3rd round it was clear our magazines (and Time) would only allow an 8 round capacity today.

MARY:
Gomer lead us in a full-auto flutter kick for 60seconds and then the bell rang.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
(5 PAX 0 FNGs) Tree Hugger, Gomer, Pillsbury, Choker, GunShow (QIC)
(2 splashes – one disputed)
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Having HIMs on every side made it easy to remind everyone that we need to be passing on and pouring into the next generation of family and community.
MOLESKIN:
Oh the Bear Gun will return soon! “Just let me know when so I can Q somewhere else.” means it was well loved! I think this may be the official traveling Gun Show from now on!
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Several mentions of sick 2.0s, next weekend’s travel for the GF morons, a praise for good medical reports and YHQ forgot to mention the 2 year anniversary.

Suicide 7s

THE SCENE:  Comfy 74 degrees with high humidity in NEVERLAND “Playground of Dreams”

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:  Welcomed and made sure no one paid for the fun.  Provided disclaimer.

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH IC x 25

Imperial walkers IC x 15

Hairy Rockettes IC x 10

Arm circles IC x 10 (+ reverse)

Mosey around lot, shuffle left length of lot, shuffle right back to start, backpedal, sprint to start.

THA-THANG:
Cones set at 15, 30 and 45 yards

  • Bear crawl Merkins to 15 and back (should get about 20 Merkins in)
  • Mosey w/ CMU above head to 30, do 30 tricep extensions, mosey back with CMU overhead
  • Mosey carrying CMU to 45, do 45 squats, mosey back carrying CMU
  • Rinse and repeat X 2 for total of 3 sets

Suicide 7s (was going to be 11s, but time not on our side); modify to burpees/BBS no CMU

  • 6 blockies
  • Sprint to 15 touch the line, sprint back to start and do 1 BBS w/ CMU
  • Sprint to 30 (touch line), sprint back and do 5 blockies
  • Sprint to 45 and back, do 2 BBS w/ CMU
  • Rinse and repeat until you do 1 blockie and 6 BBS w/ CMU

MARY:
About 7 min remaining…

  • American Hammers IC x 20
  • Zima:  WWI Situps IC x 20
  • Tree Hugger:  Flutter Kicks IC x 15
  • Hello Dolly IC x 15
  • Soybean:  Gaspumps IC x 15
  • American Hammers IC (sort of…) x 12 (Q getting gassed…<1 min left)
  • American Hammers (to the overwhelming tune of U-S-A!) x 6

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
10 PAX (0 FNG):  Wall Builder, Tree Hugger, Slots, Soybean, Zima, Choker, BirdsRReal, Softball, Ice Cube, Beef Log

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Something I think about quite bit:  Consistency.  Am I the man I claim to be?  Are we the Christian men we claim to be?

  • In our private moments
  • in our interaction with our spouses/kids
  • in our interactions with co-workers
  • at church
  • on our roads in Memphis (Lord, Help us!)

If one were able to witness our behavior, our speech , our tone in all these and every other instance, what would he see?

I’m not talking about perfection.  No one will be perfect.  But are we consistent?  Is our behavior/speech/tone consistent with followers of Christ, or the world?  When you are tested today — and you will be tested — how will you respond?

I challenge us to consistency.

MOLESKIN:
THANK YOU to each HIM that came out to Neverland this morning for my first Q.  I had a blast…and I’m sore.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
None.

Route 264

THE SCENE:
July in Memphis; more humid than something really humid.  There was a nice breeze, but not enough of one.  I arrived just as a solo Commie finished his early ruck.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:
Welcomed.  Disclaimed.

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x20 IC
Daisy Pickers x15 IC
Imperial Walkers x15 IC
Windmills x15 IC
Little Arm Circles x10 IC (each direction)

THA-THANG:
Route 66:  Cones were set out at every-other light pole.  Mosey along the path, stopping at the cones to perform the exercise.  1 rep at the first cone, 2 reps at the second, etc.  Full lap equals 66 reps.  We made four laps, thus Route 264.

Round 1:  Burpees
Round 2:  BBSU
Round 3:  Squats
Round 4:  Merkins

MARY:
Nerp.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
10 PAX: Choker, Commie, Miracle Ear, Orange Julius, Puddle Jumper, Test Tube, Too Tall, Tree Hugger, Wall Builder, Woodpecker

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Inspired by Croissant’s gentle rebuke at the end of Saturday’s Mothership workout, I shared a couple of excerpts from the CANDOR section of the QSource:

An Effective but un-Virtuous Leader keeps the hard Truth from his followers. He justifies his lack of Candor by couching it as a form of protection. He lies (by misrepresentation or omission) to his followers because (he tells himself) they cannot handle the hard Truth. He convinces himself that the Pain and Disruption of knowing the Truth are Hardships that only he can bear, when the reality is that he lacks the strength of character required to deal with other people’s un-Happiness.

Telling the hard Truth is only one half of Candor. The other half is hearing it. For a Leader to be Virtuous, he must be able to handle the Truth. If he can’t, than no one will be willing to tell it to him. Handling hard Truth well requires the discipline over one’s emotions that comes from Preparedness.

MOLESKIN:
Love having consistent double-digit attendance at the Morg again!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
8/9 – City Ruck Tour – details and registration here.
8/17 – 2nd Anniversary Convergence, 0700-0800 at Mothership

Rucks on

THE SCENE: Beautiful 60 degree morning with clear skies.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

Disclaimed
WARM-O-RAMA:

We put our ruck sacks on.
THA-THANG:

5 laps or 2.5 miles around the track at the Cockpit.

MARY:

No Time.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Tree Hugger, Choker, Orange Julius (QIC)
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Psalm 91:11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;

Whatever happens, nothing shall hurt the believer; though trouble and affliction befall, it shall come, not for his hurt, but for good, though for the present it be not joyous but grievous. Those who rightly know God, will set their love upon him. They by prayer constantly call upon him. His promise is, that he will in due time deliver the believer out of trouble, and in the mean time be with him in trouble. The Lord will manage all his worldly concerns, and preserve his life on earth, so long as it shall be good for him. For encouragement in this he looks unto Jesus. He shall live long enough; till he has done the work he was sent into this world for, and is ready for heaven. Who would wish to live a day longer than God has some work to do, either by him or upon him? A man may die young, yet be satisfied with living. But a wicked man is not satisfied even with long life. At length the believer’s conflict ends; he has done for ever with trouble, sin, and temptation.

MOLESKIN:

Joined by Soulja Boy who provided PLC. SB never Fails!
ANNOUNCEMENTS:

See Slack

Watership Down in Neverland

THE SCENE:  Brutiful. 70˚ and narry any humidity.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER  Did it. Done.

WARM-O-RAMA:
Chatty fellers Zima and Tiger Lily are. Not distracting at all for this PAX who is amazing at cadence. Arm circles x 20, Reverse AC x 20, DPs x 10 IC, IWs x 20 IC

THA-THANG:
Tote our CMUs and 4 water jugs (44lb each) to path above amphitheater.

Water up, Water Down
Set up PAX in 2 teams, Half of each team to bottom of hill.
1 PAX from each team carries 2 water jugs (44lbs each) to top of hill while remaining PAX do AMRAP Squats w CMU/RUCK/Sand Bag until handoff of jug.
Once jug gets handed off, the next PAX carries it back down and continue handoffs until each PAX has carried jug up once and down once.

RINSE and REPEAT with Merkins for waiting PAX.

Mosey to pathway at base of upper hill.

Bucket Brigade
Line up at base of hill in same teams from Water Up.
PAX stand shoulder-to-shoulder leading uphill.
Lowest PAX (on hill, not Tiger Lily who is height challenged) passes ‘bucket’ (44lb water jug) up to his teammate, who passes it along the line. Once you hand off object, run up to end of the line to receive object again to work jug up the hill. Once at top, repeat going back down. First team done does 5 Burpees, losing team does 10
Burpees.

3 rounds (Round 1 – 3 vs 4, Round 2 – 4 vs 3, Round 3 – 3 vs 3) Tiger Lily’s team of 4 won first round. Photoshop’s team of 4 won second round. Tiger Lily’s team of 3 beat Photoshop’s team of 3 by a STINKIN LOT!

Mosey back up hill to START and lose the jugs/CMUs/sandbags/ruck.

Mosey to the NEW and IMPROVED Playground of Dreams

Descending Ladder of Sorts

Lap around playground. 10 LBCs, 10 Squats, 10 Merkins.
RINSE and REPEAT with one less each time.  End with 1 each of LBC, Squat, Merkin.
Zima slayed it and finished first!

MARY:  1 minute of American Hammers (20)

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
7 PAX ( 0 FNG ):  Beef Log, Zima (AOQ), Tiger Lily, Tree Hugger, Ragequit, Softball, Photoshop (QiC)

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Do hard things.

An interesting map is on display in the British Museum in London. It’s an old mariner’s chart, drawn in 1525, outlining the North American coastline and adjacent waters. The cartographer made intriguing notations on areas of the map that represented regions not yet explored. He wrote, “Here be giants,” “Here be fiery scorpions,” and “Here be dragons.” Fortunately, explorers ignored his warnings—and discovered whole new continents as a result!

The cartographer’s notes did not reflect truth—they reflected fear. In our own lives, it’s not actual giants, scorpions, and dragons that keep us from doing hard things. It’s the fear of them. Once we take that scary first step with God’s help—and keep going forward—we’ll experience the bigger, more fulfilling life God has in mind for us.

Fear is the fence that keeps us stuck in our comfort zones. To be fair, we usually feel fear for a reason: often something is outside that should make us afraid. The problem is when we just sit there.

We wait.  And we wait.

Why? We’re waiting to stop feeling afraid before we attempt anything. We’re often afraid to try something new because of painful past experiences. We tried stepping out before, and it blew up in our faces. We poured everything we had into something we cared about, and our efforts fell short. We don’t want to embarrass ourselves again.

The truth, though, is that if we’re waiting until the fear and feelings of inadequacy go away, we’ll never venture outside our comfort zones. Until we take a step in spite of our fears, none of us will ever truly be able to do hard things. If we want to continue to grow and learn for the rest of our lives, we must beat these fears—not by making them go away, but by recognizing that there is something worse than discomfort, worse than the unknown, worse than failure. The worst thing is to never try at all.

God is ready to work through us, even with our limitations.
Instead of worrying about future fears, we can, as Corrie ten Boom wrote,
“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”

How could your life be different if you chose to do hard things by stepping outside your comfort zone?

Prayers:
Beef Log – biopsy for Amy (his M), pray for benign and nothing to worry about
Tiger Lily- Pray for final prep for move and the road trip to WA

MOLESKIN:
I love the camraderie that the NEK PAX have with each other. Z and TL were just chattin it up the whole time and giving this Inner Looper the friendly tease. Loved every minute of it.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
F3 Memphis Anniversary on August 17 at Mothership.

Putting Out Fires

THE SCENE: 81˚ feels like 88˚. Perfect day for putting out fires.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER Done and done well.

WARM-O-RAMA:

Arm circles x 20 IC, Reverse AC x 20 IC, DPs x 15 IC, IWs x 20 IC

THA-THANG:
Mosey to Gazebo as Start point bringing CMUs and a Water Cup.

EXERCISE 1

Putting Out Fires
(supposed to be teams for competition, but with 3 PAX, did as a team)

1 full 5 gallon jug of water at start and 1 empty 5 gallon water jug 15 yd away.

PAX 1 as Fire Truck, lifts CMU while PAX 2 fills water cup from full jug and places on CMU to balance and carry said water without spilling to empty jug for ‘putting out fire’ (Any spilling earns 5 penalty burpees)

PAX 2, as Ladder Truck, carries another CMU and does rows with it, walking alongside PAX 1. PAX 2 takes cup from PAX 1 to start filling the empty jug.

PAX 3, as Pumper Truck, carries a full 44lb water jug alongside PAX 1 and 2.

Once water in cup is transferred into water jug at end, PAX return to start point. PAX with CMUs continue doing rows and 3rd PAX carries the 44lb jug.

At start point, PAX swap roles and RINSE/REPEAT process attempting to transfer all the water from one jug (source) to other jug (fire).

PAX transferred about 1/2 of the water before time ran out to start next exercise.

EXERCISE 2

11s at Land of Plenty parking lot
(10 day rule on ground fries, although they appeared to be on day 11)

1 BBS, bear crawl across parking lot, 10 Merkins, backpedal to start
Rinse & Repeat adding one BBS, and subtracting one Merkin each round maintaining the 11.

MARY:
No time left.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
3 PAX (no FNGs): Tree Hugger, Soulja Boy (AOQ and coffee addict), Photoshop (QiC and PBC/ABC addict)

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Stranger Things

Perseverance, Strength, Endurance, Grit…These are all words that most everyone wants to have describe them. We want to be tough, to be able to handle whatever life may throw at us, and there is nothing wrong with that desire. In fact, those are all good things to aspire to! However, Peter reminds us at the beginning of his 4th chapter that the path to those things spiritually is often through suffering. That sounds cruel or depressing, but it’s a fairly universal principle we see in lots of other areas of life.

If you want a muscle to become stronger, you don’t coddle it or never let it see pain or hardship…. any “fitness expert” who tells you that is trying to take all your money. To make a muscle stronger you make it suffer! You make it burn, make it strain, make it apply more force than it ever has before – and after all of that pain and exhaustion, your muscle recovers in the following couple days, and is left stronger than it was before. This should not surprise us, but this if often how God strengthens our “spiritual muscles” as well.

The reason Peter says that “whoever suffers in his body is done with sin,” is not to call us to some sort of weird self-inflicted physical punishment to overcome our sins. (You would think that goes without saying, but history has had a handful of groups interpret it this way) No, what Peter is saying is that if you have endured hardship, trusted God to lead you through horrific situations, or – in the case of his specific audience – been physically tortured for following Christ, then your faith will have been strengthened to such a degree that sin will have lost its grip on you. To be honest, the times I reflect on when sin had the biggest hold on me were the times I was most comfortable in my life and my faith. Pursue Jesus, be a “stranger” in this world, take some heat for it, wrestle and struggle and endure some tough times for the sake of living like Jesus would, and Peter promises you will find sin has a much weaker grip on your life.

MOLESKIN:
Although Soulja Boy is ‘Not a Professional’ for workouts, he is most certainly a Professional PLC + PBC gent with his Tupperware® and Cold Brew w/additives.

Syllable Saving is a real thing as Trugger and SoBoy know. Thanks to SB for the actual name for that.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Forgot to mention, but F3 Memphis anniversary workout event is August 17 at Mothership.

Independence Day Convergence

THE SCENE: Warm. Shorts weather. Lots of PAX.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:  Everyone was welcomed and disclaimed with the exception of Chuck E Cheese who showed up as we were beginning our march and YHC forgot to additionally disclaim him. I’ll do better next time.
WARM-O-RAMA:

Moseyed to First Formation. Ran IC in a 3 column formation while YHC called cadences. Cadences were When I Say One, When My Granny, and I Can Run All Day. A tire with a bottle water was also pulled while PAX were running IC or moseying, and was rotated as necessary.
THA-THANG:

After running IC to our first station, PAX were asked what year our country declared its independence. PAX answered correctly and avoided the penalty.

We then spelled “America” with:

  • ATMs (Alternating Shoulder Taps ICx20, Tempo Merkins ICx10, Merkins ICx10)
  • Monkey Humpers ICx20
  • Energizer Bunnies ICx10
  • Red Bull Smurf Jacks ICx10
  • Imperial Walkers ICx20
  • Carolina Dry Docks ICx10
  • ATMs ICx 10-5-5

Mosey single file approximately 200 yards and performed alternating shoulder taps until all-in. PAX were asked what country we were declaring independence from and who was their king. Most PAX answered England/Britain and got King George, but our youngest PAX out there, Prime Time (12), gave the exact answer of King George III. No penalty.

Mosey to Beaver Lake and began 11s on the hill next to the lake. The method of travel down hill was the Bear Crawl, Derkins at the bottom, Backwards Run to the top, and Bobby Hurleys at the top. Performed exercise for approximately 7 minutes until Q called time.

Mosey to the beginning of the Tour De Wolf. PAX circled up and performed Merkins in a rotating fashion, one after another, until all in. Q asked the PAX to complete this sentence from the Declaration of Independence: We hold these truths to be self-evident…

All PAX completed the first half of the sentence of “that all men are created equal,” but paused thinking that was the end. Lipton confidently finished out the sentence with a resounding “That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among them are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” No penalty.

Mosey to flags.

EndEx

MARY:
No time, but boy did I have some planned.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
53 PAX. 2 FNGs. Lynx, TLC, Croissant, WannaCry, Chucky E Cheese, Mardi Gras, Sonic, Searcy, OP, Tree Hugger, Dopey, Gun Show, Beetus, Tiger Lily, Rosetta Stone, Reaper, Blart, Chioccetti, Shy Guy, Teacher’s Pet, Lipton, Hot-N-Ready, Slots, Tremor, Ike, Lazarus, Snowman, Beauty Shop, Halpert, Jail Bait, Black Diamond, Nature Boy, Mud Pants, C-Lo, Soybean, Steinbrenner, Sparky, Pops, Hollywood, Pirtle, Skids (Skids100?), Hello Kitty, Ratio (FNG), Gut Check (can’t tag), Prime Time (can’t tag), Ice Man, Rainbow Warrior, Dial Up (Dial-Up?), Big Top, Photoshop, Sully, Paralegal, Grimace
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Talked about this grievance from the Declaration of Independence:

Grievance 19[edit]

“For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offenses:”

Summary[edit]

On the fifteenth of April, 1774, Lord North introduced a bill in Parliament, entitled ” A bill for the impartial administration of justice in the cases of persons questioned for any acts done by them in the execution of the laws, or for the suppression of riots and tumults in the province of Massachusetts Bay, in New England.” This bill, known as the Administration of Justice Act, provided that in case any person indicted for murder in that province, or any other capital offence, or any indictment for riot, resistance of the magistrate, or impeding the revenue laws in the smallest degree, he might, at the option of the Governor, or, in his absence, of the Lieutenant Governor, be taken to another colony, or transported to Great Britain, for trial, a thousand leagues from his friends, and amidst his enemies.

The arguments used by Lord North in favor of the measure, had very little foundation in either truth or justice, and the bill met with violent opposition in parliament. The minister seemed to be actuated more by a spirit of retaliation, than by a conviction of the necessity of such a measure. “We must show the Americans,” said he, ‘ that we will no longer sit quietly under their insults; and also, that even when roused, our measures are not cruel or vindictive, but necessary and efficacious.” Colonel Barre, who, from the first commencement of troubles with America, was the fast friend of the colonists, denounced the bill in unmeasured terms, as big with misery, and pregnant with danger to the British Empire. “This,” said he, “is indeed the most extraordinary resolution that was ever heard in the Parliament of England. It offers new encouragement to military insolence, already so insupportable. By this law, the Americans are deprived of a right which belongs to every human creature, that of demanding justice before a tribunal composed of impartial judges.”[17]

The text of the bill contained the following:

In that case, it shall and may be lawful for the governor, or lieutenant-governor, to direct, with the advice and consent of the council, that the inquisition, indictment, or appeal, shall be tried in some other of his Majesty’s colonies, or in Great Britain.[18]

YHC talked about the Americans refusing to accept that they might have to return to England to stand trial in a foreign land among men who were not their peers.

Men today are facing powers that want to pull us back to places we don’t need to or want to go. Surrounding ourselves with other men to hold us accountable, to help us move through things that will pull us back, and to make us better is what F3 is about. We’re not just here to get better physically, but to grow spiritually, mentally, and emotionally, and to not let the things of the past pull us back.

MOLESKIN:

Moseying with such a large group over a long distance presents challenges, and trying to challenge each individual at the level they’re on is also difficult. Running IC at the beginning of the workout and having slower runners up front to set the pace both pushes the slower runners, but also allows better runners to warm up (or pull a tire if you’re lucky). It also keeps runners together and helps with motivation. Definitely not something that should be used all the time, but it’s a good tool to know and have with larger groups.

I appreciate TP and others bringing Gatorade and water out today. It was hot and we ran a lot, but we didn’t have any heat casualties.

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Dads +2.0s Saturday at 0700. If you have questions, Slots has probably already asked it in the Mumblechatter.