6/24/20 Paradise Island Backblast: Embrace the Wound

| Paradise Island AO | Regency | 61 Degrees – beautiful day for a mosey with pain stations
PAX: Saul, Roadhouse, Hard Hart, LPC, Toto (FNG), Biff, Two Step, Sparty, Scraper, Swinger, Chichklets, Gunner, Splinter, The Plague, Slick, Gypsy (FNG), Tater Tot, Buns of Steel (FNG), Khakis, Blue Chip, Merch, Icy Hot, Slow Pitch, Blue Suede, Armbar, Smashmouth
Q: Grillz
PAX gathered at the shovel flags outside in the south Regency parking lot outside of Paradise. Grillz welcomed the PAX, shared the mission statement, core principles, and at the second pain station gave the disclaimer that he is in no way a professional and modifications were encouraged.
● Welcome to F3: Fitness – Fellowship – Faith
● Mission: Plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male
community leadership.
● Not a professional and modify as needed.
● Principles: Free of charge, open to all men, held outdoors, led in rotating fashion, end in COT
PAX moseyed as a unified group of 27 to the warm-a-rama location. From there maximum pain was delivered and deep wounds were created and healed!
Stop #1 (Parking lot) Warm-a-rama:
● 10 Tappy Taps (IC)
● 15 Imperial Walkers (IC)
Stop #2 (Regency park, top of hill) Pre-Thang Part 1:
Group 1:

  1. 15 Donkey Kicks as group (On Up)
  2. 10 Burpees with overhead clap (OYO)
    ● 20 Sun Gods – 10 each direction (IC)
    ● 20 Goof Balls (IC)
    Group 2:
  3. 10 Burpees with overhead clap (OYO) 4. 15 Donkey Kicks (On Up)
    20 Bobby Hurley’s (on Up) as a group
    Stop #3 (Regency Entrance, bottom of hill) Pre-Thang Part 2:
    Group 1:
  4. 15 Donkey Kicks as group (On Up)
  5. 10 Broad Jump Burpees (OYO)
    Group 2:
  6. 10 Broad Jump Burpees (OYO)
  7. 15 Donkey Kicks (On Up) 20 Bobby Hurley’s (on Up) as a group
    Stop #4 (Apartment parking lot by Pacific) The Thang Part 1:
    Partner Up:
    Man #1 Man #2
    Bear crawl (side to side) Plank Jacks until Man #1 finishes
    Switch and then plank for the six Stop #5 (Parking lot by office building) The Thang Part 2
    Partner Up:
    Man #1 Man #2 (Yogi Werkins)
    Bear crawl 4 parking spaces and back Werkin with alt. toe touch until Man #1 finishes
    Switch and then plank for the six
    Stop #6 (Paradise Parking Lot) 6MOM: Planned but did not complete as too much pain was delivered at other stations and time was short!
  8. Box Cutters x 15 IC 2. Flutter Kicks x 20 IC
  9. American Hammers x 10 IC every other person (5 count every other person) until 50 is reached
    COT:
    Count off, Name-O-Rama, Name any FNG’s, Announcements/Prayer Requests, COT, Prayer
    Three New FNG’s we welcomed: Toto, Gypsy and Buns of Steel (B.O.S)
    COT:
    “Every boy, in his journey to become a man, takes an arrow in the center of his heart, in the place of his strength. Because the wound is rarely discussed and even more rarely healed, every man carries a wound. And the wound is nearly always given by his father.” John Eldredge, Wild at Heart
    Father’s day is always kind of bittersweet for me. I grew up with a dad who basically skipped town when I was 8 and was only around for the highlights, but never put in the work. And while I have reconciled and resolved that relationship, I am still fairly distant from my dad. Calling only occasionally. I spent most of early marriage terrified of having kids – because I did not want to be the kind of dad I had. I did not want to wound them as I had been wounded. But the fact is, we are all wounded.
    So how do we heal the wound?
    “There are no formulas with God. The way in which God heals our wound is a deeply personal process. He is a person and he insists on working personally.” John Eldredge, Wild at Heart
    We can’t heal the wound alone. We need other men to show us the way, to build into our spirit. Often, we need help identifying the wound and then we need a safe place to discuss the wounds. Only once we have identified and acknowledged the wound can we begin to heal. Healing is not immediate, in fact it can take a lifetime. But the important thing is that you stay in the fight, that you remain engaged in the journey. Often our wound is dealt in areas where we are strong and naturally talented. The enemy is looking to destroy us and often uses our strength and pride against us.
    ′′A man needs a battle to fight; he needs a place for the warrior in him to come alive and be honored, trained, seasoned. If we can reawaken that fierce quality in a man, hook it up to a higher purpose, release the warrior within, then the boy can grow up and become truly masculine.” John Eldredge, Wild at Heart
    This is what F3 has been for me. A place to be authentic, transparent, and unashamed to present the reality of the person I was created to be. Embrace the brotherhood. Identify the wound. Submit your will to a higher authority. Be set free.

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