Overcast clouds, 27°F, Feels like 22°F, Humidity 80%, Wind 4mph from WNW

PAX: Ear Tag, Feeny, Simmons, Uncle Jesse, Milo, Black Tuesday, KOA, Low Flow, Zorro, Squeaky Clean, Baby Shark, Ditty, Swiper, Sweet Roll, Knobs

QIC: Knobs

Core Five Principles with the PAX:

• Free of Charge

• Open to all men

• Held outdoors rain or shine

• Led by men in rotating fashion

• End in CoT; I am not a professional so modify as needed

Mission of F3 is to Plant, Serve & Grow small workout groups for the invigoration of Male community leadership! No FNG’s today so we’re gonna bring it! Credo is to Leave no man behind, but leave no man where you found him! No FNG’s today so let’s mosey for WarmARama & Pre-Thang.

Before we took off running, I explained the route and what I needed the PAX to do. You have an option as runners. Choose 3 mile or 2 mile loop but you must be done by 5:54 and meet on the corner of Halleck & Lincoln Rd.

At 5:32 the PAX took off running on their predetermined route. The Sugar Rays set the pace and took off like a lightning bolt, while YHC was definitely the ‘Six’. Our pace was perfect for the chill in the air and the mumblechatter mostly consisted of over dressing for the run.

At 5:54, the PAX gathered at the corner of Halleck & Lincoln for ‘The Gauntlet’! For this part of the run, the PAX would pick a partner or two to run the ladders. impression they thought I was seriously nuts. Since I had placed the cones out earlier and it was still dark, the PAX were not aware of what they were about to get after. I explained that they will sprint to the first cone and jog back to the rally point, then sprint to the second cone and jog back to the rally point and repeat this process two times. Each cone was strategically placed about 25 meters apart so the last run was about a 150 meters, which doesn’t seem like a long distance but it’s a gasser! The group was then broken up into 3-4 PAX so we could easily and safely sprint to the cones. Also told them we would do this NASCAR style, which meant you would sprint down the right side of the road, do a left u-turn and jog back on the other side of the road in order to avoid any mid sprint collisions. As the sprints started, I made my way down the line turning on the lights for all six cones so that they knew where they were to turn around. It didn’t take very many sprints into the wind for our legs to start burning and the air in our lungs to feel cold and heavy. As hard as these sprints were, the PAX were so encouraging motivating. It was such an amazing and uplifting moment to watch all your brothers pushing through their struggles together. The PAX wanted to continue to pushing themselves and others past their perceived physical limits.

6:08: Knobs called Omaha and it was apparent the PAX were pleased with that decision. We collected all the cones and lights so we could mosey as a group back to shovel flags.

6:11: We arrived at the shovel flags and took deep breath in a sigh of relief that we had finished. All PAX had worked significantly hard and we’re absolutely gassed after this beatdown. With YHC’s head being incredibly foggy we breezed through announcements (blood drive) and prayers, then moved onto the CoT.

CoT: noun

1. 1.
the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc.

Are you ready to make a commitment to yourself?

We make commitments everyday.

Sometimes it seems easier to keep our commitments to others. It’s probably because we don’t want to let them down or have them think poorly of us. If we didn’t come through, we’d probably feel a bit guilty, too.

What about making commitments to yourself? What goals are you going to commit to?

Making a commitment to achieve a goal, big or small, is the same as making a commitment to someone else. It’s an agreement you make with yourself. But now, there’s no one to disappoint but yourself.

To what are you going to commit yourself?

Staying committed to achieving your goals, especially in the face of adversity, can be difficult. It’s sometimes easier to just let ourselves down. There’s a sense of obligation when we make a commitment to someone else. We should have that same sense of obligation to ourselves.

Making a commitment to achieving a goal may mean giving up something else. Maybe you don’t go out with your friends as often or spend as much time with your family as you’d like. Or you don’t join all the clubs you’re interested in, or play on a sports team. That’s just the way it is.

No excuses. Excuses are giving up before you even begin. Keep your goals in sight and commit to them—and to yourself—no matter what.

What are you committed to?

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