6/15/21 WILD KINGDOM
PAX: Patchy Adams (Hate), Vandelay (Respect), Mufasa, Arm Bar, Speed Square, Gator, Crab Cakes, Boomerang, Strokes (Respect), Thomas, Moon Man, Kielbasa, Packer, Overtime, Yodel, Doppler, Tonight Show, Dog Fish, Barn Door, Cheap Seats, FNG Big House, FDIC, Escobar, Next Year, Life Line (Hate), Blades of Glory, and Fine Print.
Co-Q – Patton and Slick
It was YHC 1-year F3 anniversary and it could not have been a better day. We had a beautiful sunrise, we were able to (at times when Slick wasn’t beating us too bad) watch a hot air balloon launch, the birds were singing, and the bugs were annoying. I was very excited to see how I would compare to the last time Slick led this same workout; he was the Q on my first post at Wild Kingdom 1 year ago. I have to say I was very pleased with my ability to hang this time even milking an injured left calf, ask me about it when you see me, old man issues. Slick and I took turns going through the mission statement, core principles, moto, and disclaimer. We were very happy to have an FNG Big House join us.
SSH – 10 IC
WIND MILLS – 10 ISLOWC
TAPPY TAPS – 10 IC
CHERRY PICKERS – 10 IC
PRE – PRE-THANG: X2
5 AIR SQUATS
5 BONNIE BLAIRS IC
5 MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS
MOSEY: WEST TO EAST
PLANK UNTIL SIX IS IN
THE THANG –
2 MAN GRINDER
OVER TO BOTTOM OF HILL AND BACK
RD 1 – MERKINS
RD 2 – ALT LUNGES
RD 3 – SUMO SQUATS
RD 4 – MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS
POST – THANG
20 – DIAMOND MERKINS
20 – MERKINS
20 – WERKINS
20 – ALLIGATOR MERKINS RIGHT HAND FORWARD
20 – ALLIGATOR MERKINS LEFT HAND FORWARD
AMERICAN HAMMERS RANCID STYLE
The Step to Others
We wander and think
No one will ever find us.
And lifting our sorry head,
We are next to each other.
We imagine that so many conditions are prerequisite to finding love, when all that is required is that, like a man stepping from a boat to a dock, we step over the small gap that exists between us. Often there is nothing to prepare for, nothing to set up in advance – just step over what separates us and to land in what is before us.
But, giving in to our fears, we widen the gap by creating conditions that must be filled before stepping toward another. This is how we invest in the building of credentials and lifestyles and bank accounts that are often the distractions from simple and essential need to be held. In this way, we move up and down and around, but seldom straight into what will give us love.
To know love we must do more than understand, we must land and enter. Before we step, the gap to others seems like a canyon. But stepping anyway, the separations we move through look so much smaller once crossed. Often the thing feared, once crossed, turns out to be an unexpected bridge from which we can see who we were and who we are becoming.
This passage is what I read a year ago. It’s fascinating how the same reading / inspiration you pulled from a year ago can change based on where you’re at in life.
Personally, I’ve been struggling the last few weeks with being weighed down by where I’m at with my job/career and being in some darker moments overwhelmed by what seems like a canyon in front of me.
This passage has given me some resilience of hope that this moment will become a bridge to who I am becoming and to honor this time and be receptive to this moment vs being overwhelmed of anchored in negativity.
YHC thanked the PAX for the love and support they have shown me over this past year. I am a better husband, father, and friend than I was before, and I have F3 to thank for that. I asked the PAX to lean in, show up, be there for your brother. Give an attaboy, keep it up, great job, tap on the should to another Pax during the beatdown, as it means more than words can say to a guy that is struggling just to keep his head up.
I asked the PAX to lean in, lock shields, join a Shield Lock, go to coffee, be present, and keep showing up. We have something special going on and all you have to do is take that step.
I thanked the PAX for taking a step forward into the unknown and sharing this time with me.
In a Ball of Man YHC took us out in prayer.
6/15/21 WILD KINGDOM