AO: Paradise Island
Date: October 20, 2021 5:15 AM
Conditions: 55 F @ 5:15, Clear Skies
PAX: Chucky, Sven, Skipper, Cataract, Stitches, Fincal, Samples, Vadalay, Captain Planet, Icy Hot, FDIC, Blackjack, Swinger, Cosmo, Biff, Waterboy
I recited the mission:
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.
I assured all that I am not a professional at this so please modify as necessary.
“We’ll do it live”
We ran the classic Paradise route. Warmoramma was at the normal parking lot. We counted off, 15 PAX. Rules of the day.
● At each stop the first number picked an arm exercise for 20 reps. ● The second number picked a leg exercise for 20 reps. ● The thirst number picked an ab exercise for 20 reps. ● At anytime the current number could call out “We’ll do it live” and the Pax did 10 burbees.
We stopped at 5 locations.
I recently read a book called “4000 weeks, Time management for mortals”. 4000 weeks refers to the length of an average lifetime. I thought this book was interesting because it was less about how to be more productive with your time on earth and more about enjoying and being present for the short amount of time we are on earth.
I actually have “death” count on my phone that tells me roughly how many days I have left on earth. Today is 18,374, meaning I have 18,374 days left of life.
We often hear that life is “short”, but we rarely actually quantify that the amount of time we actually have left and put it in terms that our brains can understand. We know how long we’ve lived but don’t think about how much time we actually have left.
I think we have to look at our very brief time here not in terms of what we can get done or what we can acquire. We are here for such a short period of time, those things really don’t matter. But what the death counter does is help me focus on today and to actually be “here” for the individual moments of my life and have appreciation for life in the moment.
I hope all of you can enjoy this moment and the rest of your moments on day 18374.