Back Blast: Humility
AO: Main Stage
Pax: Yogi, Tony the Tiger, Speed Square, T-Ball, Nitro, Black Jack, Sister Act, Mulch, Cuban, FDIC, Firewalker, Baby Shoes, Gear Tag, Holy Water, Fine Print, Skiddz, Dylan Casey (FNG! – Truck Stop), Green Thumb, Ruxpin, Escobar, Big House, Cole Melia (FNG! – Fizzy), Pit Stop, Tonight Show
QIC: Tonight Show
Conditions: Dark, 61 degrees, and sweat in buckets. This was truly a perfect morning in the gloom.
YHC welcome 24 outstanding HIM to the gloom this morning. The mission, core principles and disclaimer were dispensed. There was an additional disclaimer. If you don’t like the music, YHC doesn’t care!! 😉 Lead the next beat down and you can pick the tunes!
Pax took a mosey around the parking lot and ended right back where we started at the shovel flags. This was foreshadowing that it was going to feel a bit like Ground Hog’s Day for most of the morning. Wam-a-rama consisted of the following:
- Hillbillies * 20 IC
- Imperial Walkers * 20 IC
- Tappy Taps * 20 IC
- Tater Taps * 20 IC
The pre-thang(s) started exactly where we physically started, by the flags, with a set of Batwings.
- Sun gods forward * 20 IC
- Sun gods backward * 20 IC
- Seal claps * 20 IC
- Overhead claps * 20 IC
Note: Chinooks were conspicuously missing.
Next, pax moseyed over to the hill to the south of the stadium fence and took on what YHC affectionately called the Sparty special. (Loved this after being introduced to it on Saturday at Dragons Lair)
- 20 sec Bernie Sanders up the hill
- 10 sec monkey humpers
- repeat * 6
- It was definitely starting to feel like Ground Hog’s day
After the pre-thang(s) the pax moseyed into the stadium on the track where YHC laid out The Bill Murry.
- 10 burpees
- 10 merkins
- 10 squats
- 10 big boy sit ups
- run 1 lap around track
- Rinse and repeat
It was the same thing over and over for a total of 1 mile for most/all pax. (Just like… Ground … well you get it.)
After most pax had gotten in a full mile, Omaha was called and it was time for 6 minutes of Mary!
- All pax completed 5 rounds of Jack Webbs in 1:4 ratio
- Rosalita * 30 IC
I have needed to hear this a lot lately so this COT was mostly for me though I hope it spoke to others as well.
“Be tolerant with others and strict with yourself.” ~ Marcus Aurelius
But you have to be disciplined with yourself, and your reactions. If someone acts ridiculous, let them. If you’re acting ridiculous, catch the problem, stop it and work on preventing it from happening in the future. What you do is in your control. That is your business. Be strict about it.
I really spent time reflecting on what I would do if I was being strict with myself which led me into my faith system and I shared from Romans 12:9-16.
9 Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. 10Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. (Note: what would it look like if we tried to outdo one another in showing honor?) 11Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. 12Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation (Note: Hasn’t the last 18 months been full of tribulation? Was I hopeful and patient?), be constant in prayer. 13Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.
14 Bless those who persecute you (Note: Ouch this one hurt.); bless and do not curse them. 15Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. 16Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. (Note: This last one especially hit home. As soon as I start thinking I’m wise or “know” something I should put on humility and confirm what I REALLY know.)
The world today is giving us a lot of reasons to disagree with each other and focus on being strict with others and not ourselves. Brothers of F3, I implore you to go outside your front door with the intention of being strict with yourself and tolerant and helpful with the people right outside your front door. Think of the difference you could make if you did just that.
There are several events going on around F3. Be sure to stay plugged into Slack for all the details.
Plague hosting a suicide awareness run at his new property
Mufasa looking for a spotter to monitor for hole-in-ones at the hole he is sponsoring for 2 club conundrum.
Kudos to pax that have supported Rollbar for his JDRF ruck. Both those that donated and have offered to ruck with him.
There were some heavy TAPS this morning. Keep in prayers those suffering from the loss of loved ones or that are suffering illnesses.
YHC really enjoyed the morning. The weather was amazing and the pax were too. Pax were in great spirits and mumble chatter was at just the right level so something was going just right. 🙂 As I reflect back I feel like the luckiest guy alive to have been introduced to F3 so early and to have been able to meet and workout alongside some outstanding men! Keep accelerating!
Always proud to be part of this group