01/05/2022, 5:15 AM | Paradise Island | 8 (-14 real feel) degrees, 60% humidity

18 PAX: Arm Bar, Black Lung, Borat, Diddy, Ear Tag, Farva, FDIC, Gunner, Ice T, Icy Hot, Khakis, Slow Pitch, TC, Unicycle, Vandelay, Vanilla Ice, Water Boy, Yogi

QIC:  Animal House

4:45 AM​Pre-Runners — Black Lung, Borat, Farva, Gunner, Unicycle, Vandelay, Animal House

5:15 AM​Animal House welcomed the Pax to F3 – reminding them of the F3 Mission: Plant, Grow and Serve small workout groups of men for the invigoration of male community leadership.   

Animal House then covered the 5 core principles of F3.  1) Free of charge. 2.  Open to all men.  3) Held outdoors, 4) Peer led in a rotating fashion and 5) Ends with a Circle of Trust (COT). 

Animal House also informed the group that he was not a professional and that it is important to remember to MODIFY as needed. PAX modified as necessary throughout the workout.

It is the first Paradise of the year; my first Q at Paradise and I warned the PAX that I like Burpees. In fact, I like them a lot, they are fun.  

PAX moseyed to the bank parking lot

Station 1: Warm-O-Rama

• Side-straddle Hops – 12 count IC

• Cherry Pickers – 12 count IC

• Big Ones – 12 count IC

• Tappy Taps – 12 count IC

PAX proceed around Regency Lake

Station 2

• Burpee – 12

• Jump Squats – 12

• Merkins – 12

PAX proceed to bottom of hill

Station 3

• Burpee – 12

• Lunges – 12 (IC)

• Carolina Dry Docks – 12

PAX proceed to top of hill

Station 4

• Burpee – 12

• Monkey Humpers – 12 (IC)

• Ranger Merkins – 12

PAX proceed to Parking Lot

Station 5

• Burpee – 12

• Bobby Hurley – 12

• Overhead Seal Claps – 12

PAX proceed to Borsheims parking lot

Station 6

• Box Cutters – 12 (IC)

• LBC – 12 (IC)

• WWI Sit ups – 12 (IC)

PAX proceed to Paradise

Mary:

• American Hammers Rancid Style

COT:

Name-a-rama

Prayers/Announcements

• Coffeeteria: Wheatfields

• Q Source: Equipping, Matching a Team’s Members to its Mission

• Ear Tag and family

• Chiclets recovery

• All those that are ill or are dealing with loss

• CSAUP, January 29

• Kids, teachers returning to school

Message:

Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sowsgenerously will also reap generously. 2 Corinthians 9:6

12th Man

On Jan. 2, 1922, the heavily outgunned Aggies were facing the top-ranked Centre College Praying Colonels on the gridiron in the Dixie Classic in Dallas. An Aggie by the name of E. King Gill, a squad player for Texas A&M’s football team, was up in the press box helping reporters identify players on the field below — and what was happening on the field wasn’t pretty.

The Aggies found themselves plagued by injuries, with their reserves seemingly dwindling with every play. As Texas A&M Coach Dana X. Bible looked across his rapidly emptying bench, he suddenly remembered Gill’s presence in the stands. Bible waved Gill down to the sideline and told him to suit up. Gill ran under the bleachers and put on the uniform of injured running back Heine Weir, who had been knocked out of the game in the first quarter.

Gill returned to the sideline, where he stood ready to play for the entirety of the game. When the last play was run, the Aggies found that they had pulled off one of the greatest upsets in college football history, winning the game 22-14.

And Gill remained standing, the only player left on the team’s bench.

Gill’s willingness to serve his team in 1922 has passed down from generation to generation of Aggies for nearly one hundred years, as Texas A&M’s student section stands together during entire football and basketball games, a symbol of the 12th Man on the team.

The power of the 12th Man is echoed in the unity, the loyalty, and the willingness of Aggies to serve when called to do so. And it is the reason that Texas A&M has earned a name that embraces Gill’s simple gesture of service: Home of the 12th Man.

Like E. King Gill, lean into all facets of your life and be willing to serve when called to do so.  Bottom line, what you put into those actions will align to what you get out of it.  Again, lean in, sow generously and you will reap generously. 

Aye, brothers!  Keep accelerating!

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