Q: Maj. Payne
PAX: Wildcat, El Niño, Hightower, Popeyes, Early Bird, Winston, Horshack, Lazlo, Patchouli, Yard Sale, My Space, Bone, 3 mile, Kodiak, Rambler, Brown Bag, Floppy Disk, Infinity, Poe, Natty B’oh, Winklevoss, Ice Tea, Peanuts, Nano, Roddick, Flipper, Disco, Booking, Shake ‘N’ Bake, CableGuy, Fish Fry, citrus, Pop Fly, Landslide, Zeus, Toolbox, Traveler, Legacy, Old Bay, Maj. Payne, Rough Rider
FNGs: MillerTime, Turn2, Wolverine, BlueCheese, Duracho, Canolie – FNGs – Shogun, Orville, 1/4Pipe, & Smokey COUNT: 51
Maj. Payne –
WU: SSH, Imperial Walker, Willie Mays Hayes, Cherry Picker, Little Bitty Arm Circles forward and backward.
The Thang: 3 x (10 x burpees) EMOM; 3 x (20 x Merkins) EMOM; 3 x (30 x BWS) EMOM; 1 x (40 x LBCs).
Interim COT: Fitness is the 1stF in F3, and that is intentional. Some may feel that faith should come first, but a man must get right himself before anything else. He must be physically, mentally and spiritually prepared for anything that life throws at him so that he can effectively lead others. It’s like how on an airplane, the flight attendant always tells us in case of an emergency to place the oxygen mask on ourselves before helping a child next to us.
If we don’t take care of ourselves first, we will be ineffective for those around us.
Round 1. 20 Squat Jumps.
Round 2. Group splits into two at center of memorial. Bear crawl to each of the four tablets surrounding the memorial. At each tablet exercise a descending set of exercises / reps. Tablet 1. 40 Calf Raises
Tablet 2. 30 Squats.
Tablet 3. 20 Toy Soldiers
Tablet 4. 10 Merkins.
Bear Crawl back to center of memorial.
Round 3. Break into 4 groups. High/Low fireline toss/move 25 lb bags along edge of water feature.
COT: I want to talk a little this morning about the 2nd F this morning – Fellowship.
When I joined F3 about 18 months ago– I definitely did it for the fitness. It did help that the invitations came from friends at the time – but I was focused on my fitness. All that said, what has kept me hooked on this group has been the fellowship.
I did some exploring last night around the definition of ‘fellowship’ and also what it means relative to term friendship.
As I suspected fellowship definitions on the web were focused in two areas – “Christian” fellowship (and I have no doubt this influences F3’s definition here) and in context to higher education / research teams. These of course speak to communities of common interest. There were other references as well – specifically to Tolkien and “The Fellowship of the Ring”.
The closest non-secular definition I could find:
“Fellowship is a feeling of friendship that people have when they are talking or doing something together and sharing their experiences. Also, a company of equals or friends. A community of interest, activity, feeling or experience.”
What I really like in this definition here – is the use of the term friendship.
Friendship Defined: A state of enduring affection, esteem, and trust between two people. In all cultures, friendships are important relationships throughout a person’s life span. And I think most of you know that friendships – or the opposite – a life spent alone or isolated is just not good for you or your health.
Other aspects and principles about Fellowship that resonate with me:
1. We must choose to be involved with others daily because life is meant to be lived in community. 2. We can celebrate and enjoy life with others,
3. We can carry each other’s burdens, helping each other as we go through trials.
These definitions, principles and perspectives convey my fellowship experience with the F3 community – this community and my friendships formed / forming / to be formed through this fellowship have made my life better and richer – not only for me – but by extension my family.
I challenge each of you over the next three months to find a way to lean in on fellowship opportunities – participating or leading. Engage in a new CSAUP, reach out to some PAX you haven’t seen in awhile and grab some drinks, or offer to lead a COT where you are offering a little more of yourself to your AO.
The Thang: Memory Ladder
PAX split into groups of 5. PAX 1 says his name, a hobby, and an exercise to do 10 reps of. All PAX do that exercise. Then PAX 2 recites the previous name/hobby/exercise and add his own. All PAX do exercise 1 and 2. Then 1,2, and 3. Keep adding rungs until the “ladder” has 10 hobbies and exercises. Penalty for misremembering any piece of information is 3 burpees.
Mary: 25 American Hammers IC, 20 flutter kicks IC
CoT: Faith. YHC is moving today and reminded of the axiom, you can’t take it with you. Reminder to take stock of our attachments – are we too attached to material possessions, status, or pride? Are there bigger things we can attach to instead – family, faith, sacrificing for others? Consider how we can re-orient our attachments this weekend.
Final COT: Today we talked about Fitness, Fellowship and Faith, and how they all weave together to improve the lives of men, making them better brothers, fathers, sons, husbands and coworkers.
It takes all three for a man to get right, live right, lead right and ultimately leave right. I believe what we have in F3TheCapital is a result of divine intervention, and we will continue to grow as more High Impact Men step up to lead our continued expansion.
It’ll take every one of us to bring F3 to more men, who — Lord knows — need it. Men are really good at hiding their pain, and even those that look like they’ve got it together need F3. They may not even realize it until they start posting regularly. So keep pushing yourselves.
Keep planting, serving and and growing this thing we know and love — F3TheCapital. Aye!