Well that sucked.
The Land of Never: 54 degrees with 100% chance of gloom
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Including what is the Mission of F3 | 5 Core Principles
CIRCLE OF PAIN:
- CAROLINA DRY DOCKS x 14 IC
- OVERHEAD CLAPS x 14 IC
- PENNY HARDAWAYS (just like Bobby Hurleys but different name) x 14 IC
THA-THANG: B.O.M.B.S. RUN (PART 1)
B=8-ct Body Builder (5)
O=Draw letter O while laying on back (10)
M=Mtn Merkin (15)
- .25 miles in=All In…perform B.O.M.B.S.
- Resume run.
- .50 miles in=All in…perform B.O.M.B.S.
- Resume run.
- .75 miles in=continue run then Bear Crawl/Crawl Bear up steep hill
- Endex with walking wounded
THA-THANG: FIELD OF MISERY (PART 2)
- PAX all lined up on line
- PAX Bear Crawl 50 yards W to E
- Whenever Old Ballz (YHC) yelled ‘Old Ballz’, PAX would stop dead in their Bear tracks and perform Merkins x 10 OYO
- Upon reaching E marker, PAX returned to W startex by performing Bear Crawl 360 (exactly as it sounds…bear crawl rotating 360 degrees while moving E to W)
- PAX crawled 100 yards and performed 100 Merkins
- FLUTTER KIX x 14 IC
- BOX CUTTER (Build the box) x 14 IC
- BOX CUTTER (Open the box) x 14 IC
- STAR GAZER x 14 seconds IC
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
6; Fugitive, Backseat, Tiger Lily, Ragequit, Zima and O Positive (YHC).
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC cited COT from Bruce Wayne earlier in the week that left an impact on him, personally so YHC wanted to share it today:
Paraphrase: Real brothers walk with you when the rest of the world walks on you.
YHC challenged himself and the PAX to be an encourager to someone in need today, this week, often. Be intentional. Be that somebody.
Nasty lil’ beatdown at Neverland with the PAX. Ragequit was a beast. Fugitive didn’t surrender. Well done, brothers.
*3rdF ‘Bible Study’: Wednesdays at Einstein’s in East Memphis @ 0630
*Q Source Leadership Discussion: Fridays at Whole Foods in East Memphis @ 1130
*Wreath Laying Ruck on 12/15/Sat…see Bruce Wayne for deets
*Virtual (but with real milez) 10K Race Across Scotland on 12/16/Sun…see YHC for deets
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 as a good example.
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.
Iron sharpens iron. Aye!?!?