6/30/2023 – The Brick Yard
Location: Stinson Park
PAX: 8 – Shingles, Bob Sled, Woody, Caruso, Vanilla Ice, Polaroid, Bloodshot, Invictus.
The weather was looking very grim the last few days and this morning turned out no different. We had the normal intro under the pavilion near the normal gathering spot.
0500 – Pre Run – None.
0530 – QIC kicked off the morning with the description of F3 – Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith. Five Core Principles – Free, Open to ALL Men, Always Outside, Lead in a rotating fashion, and Ends in a Circle of Trust.
Credo – Leave no man behind, but leave no man where you found him.
The Mission of F3 is to Plant, Grow, and Serve small workouts groups for the reinvigoration of male community leadership. There were no FNG’s present, nonetheless, QIC noted he was not a fitness professional so the PAX should modify the workout as needed.
WOR – To avoid the rain and lightning, we moseyed to the parking lot just North of the park and would remain there for the rest of the morning.
15 SSH, 15 Imperial Walkers, 10 Big Ones
Pre-Thang – 3-man Grinder with coupons 3 man teams split up with 1 pusher and the other two at either end of the designated side of the parking lot. One end was AMRAP merkins and the other side was AMRAP squats. The PAX who was pushing was carrying a coupon and would pass it off as they got to each end. We did this for about 6 mins before the first OMAHA.
The Thang – 3 Stations, 1 push group
Station 1 – PUSH – 10 Blockees
Station 2 – R&R – 10 Overhead Thrusts, 15 American Hammers, 20 Coupon Lunges
Station 3 – R&R – 10 Squat Thrusts, 15 LBC’s IC w/ coupon, 20 Kettle Bell Swings
Station 4 – R&R – 10 We Are Not Worthy’s, 15 Goblet Squats, 20 Alternating Coupon Merkins
All groups got through each station 2 times before OMAHA was called at 0605.
MARY – 2 rounds of American Hammers
Bobsled’s step daughter, Emma
Blood Drive 1776 at the Pit and Oracle
Polaroid’s M’s friend who has brain cancer
Woody’s friend, Rich, who passed away
Woody’s M’s daughter for good health
Our fellow PAX, 12 gauge, for improved health
COT – A Story on Perspective
I was coming home from a business trip a few years ago and was in a time crunch because my layover got delayed and I had to hop on the work computer to submit my timecard for the week. It was kind of frustrating to deal with little delays that were keeping me from getting to my next flight since I had to walk a long way across the airport to get to my next terminal. Then, I saw a few airport fire trucks driving across the tarmac to the back of my plane. It was at that point I spotted the hearse vehicle also roll up to the back of the plane to have a coffin loaded into the back of the hearse. I had no idea that I was flying on what was most likely a flight of honor. My mind immediately switched from frustration about first-world issues to feeling deflated that I was complaining about such little things when a family had just lost a loved one. I realized my situation was not that serious or important as compared to the family who was bringing home a loved one they had lost and that I was thankful for being able to get home to my family on time.
Prayer – YHC
Aye! – Invictus
Coffee at Roast.