March 15, 2023|AO- Paradise Island| mid-30’s and a slight breeze
24 PAX: Retweet, TC (Respect), Total Eclipse, Low Flow, Slow Pitch, Sven, Grillz, Honey Stinger, Wait Time (Respect), Edison, Tin Cup (Respect), Grease Fire, Invictus, Tight Lip, Merch, Khakis (Respect), Tater Tot, Oompa, Bovine, Lansbury, Toadstool, Hindsight, The Plague, Mother Goose (QIC)
5:15 AM- Recited meaning, principles, and mission of F3 and gave disclaimer; no FNG’s.
The PAX were instructed to run east along the trail at whatever pace they chose, then turn around after 20 minutes and return to the shovel flag. Paces varied so individual mileage spanned from 3.5 to 5ish.
1. Low lunge to half-split each leg x2
2. Downdog to pigeon each leg
3. Cobra to child’s pose x2
Totally forgot announcements and prayer requests.
The theme of the day was “I’d rather be honest than impressive.” I heard it on a yoga video and it stuck with me. I don’t even know if it should be cited to anyone of note. The Q Source discussion to follow the beatdown was going to focus on the Jester, so I thought it was fitting.
If I am being completely honest about myself, and not concerned with how impressive I may or may not be to others, I have a lot to work on. I need to be more honest with myself and those closest to me regarding behaviors–both positive and negative. I need to stick to commitments I make. I’m really good at coming up with plans for self-improvement, and not so great with the follow through. As an example, I shared with the PAX that I had a strong desire in 2023 to get much more into cardio. I was going to pre-run more and start posting at the running AO’s. Today’s beatdown was only my 2nd run of 2023…
I haven’t been posting much lately and there isn’t really an excuse for it, even though I have plenty that I come up with. I was reminded today how much I receive from the men of F3. They fill me with love, energy, positivity, and (most importantly) accountability.
Here’s to good days and better tomorrows!
Blessings and SYITG,