AO: Paradise Island at Paradise Regency
December 9, 2020. 5:15 AM
Q: Vandelay. Thanks to Co Qs Slow Pitch and Gunner to allow us to properly Socially Distance.
Weather- 39 balmy December degrees, with 54% Humidity
The PAX: No FNGs today.
Gunner, LPC, Sparty, Two Step, TC (Respect), Saul, Slow Pitch, Ice Tea, Griswold, Tater Tot, The Plague, Cataracts, FDIC, Uncle Rico, Splinter, Jean Claude and Charlie, Biff, Hashtag (Hate), Peer Pressure, Tenderfoot, Mac N Cheese, Toto, Lucky Charms, Khakis, (Respect), Blue Chip
The Mission was given:
The Mission of F3 is to plant, grow, and serve small men’s workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership.
5 Core Principles: 1) It’s free; 2) open to all men; 3) always held outdoors; 4) peer led in a rotating fashion; and 5) ends in a circle of trust.
Vandelay indicated that he wasn’t a professional, but he couldn’t vouche for the Co-Qs. The PAX numbered into 3 groups to keep us away from each other. Slow Pitch led group 1 on the normal route. Gunner led Group 2 on the normal route in reverse (not running backward). And I led group 3 on a modified version with some meandering in order to not cross the other groups. We were mostly successful.
Now the below is what was either planned or executed by my group number 3. I can’t confirm what was actually done by groups 1 and 2 although I have faith in my carefully selected Co-Qs that things went smoothly as planned on my note cards.
Yoga Back Stretches – Downward Dog and Howl at the Moon – Alternating x5
Windmills 12 IC
Big Ones 12 IC
Merkins 20 CT
There really is one Thang at Paradise Island and that is a solid run. As mentioned above we had 3 groups running 3 different directions with station stops decided by the group Q.
Exercises at the stops included:1. LBCs – 75 2. Dying Cockroach – 50 IC3. Plank- 100 CT (Not completed by Group 3)4. Leg to Ledge Sit-ups – 40 (Modified to 30 by Group 3)5. Sprint and Back Pedal – 2 Mins
Early arrivals did American Hammers til Group 3 was fully present.
NUMBER OFF, NAME-A -RAMA :
ANNOUNCEMENTS:• December 26 there will be a distance run planned for further CSAUP prep. Various options will exist for all levels. Jean Claude will have details on Twitter.• TC announced that Queen Service is entering final stretch and they are looking for PAX to assist with incentive donations.• CSAUP – January 2 – You know the drill. It is 2021 BTW.
PRAYER REQUESTS:• Remember Huffy’s family who recently lost his grandfather• Mac N Cheese’s grandfather had a recent COVID + test. • Keep Wait Time and M in prayers during loss of his Father-In -Law.
Set Aside Fear to Turn Hardship Into Grace
I have heard a few people mention disappointment in that Christmas will not be the same or things will be different this year. For sure that will be the case- but Christmas will still come. Whatever that means for you- you should be ready. For me- that is receiving Christ. We need to be bearers of the light in the Gloom that others perceive as darkness. Demonstrate Grace in the face of adversity.
YHC closed in prayer. YHC then led Q-Source discussion on Courage, which was my distinct privilege.