December 21, 2020

The Vicious Circle

Chilly with a sprinkle of warmth. No wind or rain, but the ground was wet. YHC made the decision to not use the baseball field and gun for the basketball court instead. Start move.




Slaughter Starter – 20 Burpees OYO


Double Dipped Route 66 De-constructed Hurpees. Add 1 rep at each light pole along the Wolf Trail through Arcadia for total of 66 reps (each way).

  • Hand Release Merkins on the way up, High Plank ’til all in
  • Jump Squats on the way back, Al Gore ’til all in

Daisy Pickers x 10 IC. Mosey to the perma-locked Basket Ball Court.

Vicious Circle. Pax line up single file and travel around the basketball court (baseball bases) via some mode of transportation. The last PAX in line runs to center court (Pitcher’s mound), performs the prescribed exercise, counts reps out loud, and then moves to the front of the line. Next PAX at the end of the line replaces him and the cycle continues until all PAX have taken a turn.

  • Round 1: 5 Burpees, Run
  • Round 2: 10 Bonnie Blairs(2 is 1), Lunge Walk
  • Round 3: 15 Monkey Humpers, Crab Walk
  • Round 4: 20 Squats, Bear Crawl
  • Round 5: 5 Burpees, Run
  • Round 6: 10 Bonnie Blairs(2 is 1), Lunge Walk

Hot N Ready mentioned to me how much he hated to love the vicious circle. Speaker told the PAX to hurry up before I changed my mind about doing a round 7.

Ring of Fire: Pax gather in a circle and hold Plank. Each PAX performs 1 merkin at a time, clockwise, once around the circle. Then 2 merkins. We got up to 7 before time got close. 2 of Germantown’s finest witnessed the glory of the Ring of Fire. If we only had more time we could have surrounded them with an epic display of monkey humpers.

Mosey back to the Flag

8 PAX, 0 FNGs


I literally saw the name of the exercise in the exicon, as I was planning the weinke, and then the COT hit me.
What’s a vicious cycle?
A vicious cycle is a negative series of events that build on and reinforce each other. If you can’t you can’t get a job without experience, but you can’t get experience without a job, then you are in a vicious cycle. We see other examples of this such as poverty in economics, diet and exercise, etc.
How do we get into a vicious cycle?
  • It starts with a negative event
  • This triggers an emotional response
  • Emotions get the best of us and we react with Anger and Frustration
  • These thoughts turn to thoughts of Revenge
  • If we act out this revenge, then we start to feel Guilt
  • Guilt leads to resistance which triggers an emotional response
  • And then the cycle starts over again
What can we do to get ourselves out of these vicious cycles?
  1. Know Your Purpose – Get clear on your true purpose in business and in life. You are far less likely to get stuck in a vicious cycle when you know your purpose and set out every day to live that out.
  2. Know Your Values – Understand where you stand on things. When you know where your lines are, it’s easy to know why you are having a negative reaction to something that happens to cross it.
  3. Know Your Vision – Establish a clear vision for your life so that when something does happen (and trust me, it will), you can respond in a conscious, constructive way.
  4. Know Your Vices – What behaviors do you default to when you are in resistance to a result you don’t like? Not sure? Ask your friends/family, they’ll know right away! Being honest with yourself about your vices will act as a smoke signal to stop and change direction before you create a fire.

Praying for Speakers M’s Parents who both have COVID right now. Also wrote a new prayer that I may memorize and start saying at all my COTs.

Landline F3 Prayer:

Gracious Father, we give thanks to you for all that you provide. Thank you for these men and for the leadership they bestow upon our community. Please hear all of our concerns and prayers, both spoken and unspoken, before you today. Grant us grace and peace, as we depart from this place and go our separate ways.  Let everything we have learned bear fruit in our lives, so that your light can shine upon others, through our actions.

In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

The Bauer is coming up. Sign up now to Q. Talk to Hobo. Also Ricky Bobby Ruck this Sunday, Tomb Raider is promoting F3 at Grace St Lukes drive through Santa event as well as Bless a Single Mom, Birds R Real is looking for help with a Foster Mom who has an Amazon wishlist, Bruce is looking for help with a church family that needs some tires for their car, and Boudreaux has filled up all slots for his Food Boxes.

Be that HIM! If I don’t see you this week. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your families. You are all a blessing and I appreciate each and every one of you. Thank you.

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