Tuesday October 12, 2021 | Lake Zorinsky AO | Wild Kingdom | Cool Morning 50 degrees and clear

PAX: Mr. Miyagi, Bubbles, Khakis, Tater Tot, Squints, Barn Door, Sasquash, Ketchup, Gator, Lincoln Log, Tee Ball, Mufasa, Fine Print, Blades of Glory, Chip N Dale, Vandelay, Thomas, Ozark, and Wait Time.
QIC: Wait Time

YHC welcomed the PAX to the darkest of gloom at Wild Kingdom. Celebrating the most important of holidays in F3Nation – National Kick Ass Day. After sharing the mission, principles and disclaimer (including…I am not your friend for next 45 minutes) the PAX moseyed to the parking lot for Warm-A-Rama.


SSH x 20 IC | Shoulder Taps x 15 IC | Half Pigeon | Merkins x 10 | Half Pigeon | Garland Pose | 45-degree squat | Garland Pose | 45-degree squat

Pre-Thang: The Steinl

Plank x 30 | Chilcutt x 30 | Merkins x 10 | Amazing Spider Man x 10 IC | Merkins x 10 | Plank x 30 | Chilcutt x 30 | Merkins x 10 | Amazing Spider Man x 10 IC | Merkins x 10

THANG: Kick Ass Hill Climb to “11”

PAX were organized in groups of four. At the top of the hill, the PAX did 10 HAND RELEASE MERKINS. After completing the HR Merkins, the PAX ran to the bottom of the hill and did 1 BURPEE. Each round was completed to 11 reps (9 Hand Release Merkins + 2 Burpees), (8 Hand Release Merkins + 3 Burpees).

Pax moseyed back to the shovel flag for 6MOM.

6MOM: Captain Thor (1 Big-Boy Sit-up: 4 American Hammers) Completed to 5 Big Boy Sit-up: 20 American Hammers.

Announcements and Prayers:

Prayers: Thomas’ father, Friend of Tee Ball.

Announcements: Watch the Q Schedule for launch of new sites and shovel flag passes. Next week, the shovel flag pass at Wild Kingdom will occur between Thomas and Mufasa.


I recently read the book “Wisdom at Work: The Making of the Modern Elder” by Chip Conley. The book is about aging and how one can be an intern (beginner’s mind) and a mentor (modern elder) at the same time in life. Conley ended the book with the poem “For a New Beginning.” Over the past week, I reflected on this poem while we celebrated the life of Nugent.

In out-of-the-way places of the heart,
Where your thoughts never think to wander,
This beginning has been quietly forming,
Waiting until you were ready to emerge.
For a long time it has watched your desire,
Feeling the emptiness growing inside you,
Noticing how you willed yourself on,
Still unable to leave what you had outgrown.
It watched you play with the seduction of safety
And the gray promises that sameness whispered,
Heard the waves of turmoil rise and relent,
Wondered would you always live like this.
Then the delight, when your courage kindled,
And out you stepped onto new ground,
Your eyes young again with energy and dream,
A path of plenitude opening before you.
Though your destination is not yet clear
You can trust the promise of this opening;
Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning
That is at one with your life’s desire.
Awaken your spirit to adventure;
Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk;
Soon you will be home in a new rhythm,
For your soul senses the world that awaits you.

This poem spoke to me. It is the poem of a sad clown seeing possibility. We never truly conquer sad clown syndrome. There are always a new beginning. May today be a new beginning for you.

Grace & Peace,

Wait Time

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