THE SCENE: Misty, in 40’s
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
20 Side Straddle Hops, 15 Plank Jacks, 10 Windmills, 10 Rockettes, 10 Cherry Pickers
Mosey to parking lot near entry to northern ball fields. We will split into partners of two men each to do Doras. One partner will Bernie Sanders to cone, then sprint to end of parking lot. At end of parking lot he does two burpees. He then does Bernie Sanders to cone and sprints back. Meanwhile, the other partner is working on exercises with CMU’s. The exercises are the following
- 100 Overhead Presses
- 100 Curls
- 100 Rows
- 100 Squats with CMU at chest area
Mosey to beginning of Serpentine Sidewalk located between north ball fields and outdoor chapel. We will do 14’s (do listed exercise for one light then run for four lights) to where sidewalk hits perimeter trail or from perimeter trail back to roadway if it is next exercise on list). We will do three exercises and, therefore, will end at perimeter trail. All men who finish first on any exercise and run will do baby crunches until last man arrives. Here are the exercises:
- Bear Crawl
When we are through with above we will do 20 Hello Dollies (four count) as a group.
Mosey on perimeter trail to cardiac hill. At cardiac hill we will run up hill doing the following exercises at each turn:
- Turn 1: 20 American Hammer
- Turn 2: 20 Big Boy Sit Ups
- Turn 3: 20 Decline Merkins
- Turn 4: 20 Bench Raises
Rinse and Repeat
Mosey to bottom of mini-cardiac.
We will do 20 Merkins at bottom of mini-cardiac, then run up and do 20 Carolina Dry Docks by gate. Rinse and repeat.
Mosey to AO.
20 Flutter Kicks (four count); 15 Shoulder Taps (both shoulders = 1); stretch of each leg and slow toe touches, slow back bends.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
12 Men, no FNG’s. Finger Paint was with us but has yet to be tagged for the post.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM
God had created each one of us as special, unique individuals. As the apostle Paul claims, we each have individual gifts. But he also remarks that these individual gifts we have serve the whole community. In this way, we are all part of the body of Christ.
From 1 Corinthians 12:
4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5 and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; 6 and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. 7 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 8 For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11 All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.
12 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves[d] or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.
14 For the body does not consist of one member but of many.15 If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell? 18 But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. 19 If all were a single member, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts,[e] yet one body.
There is a song by the group Fleet Foxes that I particularly enjoy. It is called Helplessness Blues. Here are the lyrics in the beginning of the song:
I was raised up believing I was somehow unique
Like a snowflake distinct among snowflakes, unique in each way you can see
And now after some thinking, I’d say I’d rather be
A functioning cog in some great machinery serving something beyond me.
We are each of us unique. Each one of us is different – in body size, strength and endurance levels; in age; in the backgrounds we come from; in the types of jobs we have; in our politics; in our dreams for the future. But as the great poet John Donne proclaimed, “No man is an island unto himself.” We have a need for our fellow man. And when united together, we give service to something that is greater than ourselves. I often feel that with the men of F3. It is sometimes difficult to put into words. But by getting up in the morning to be here with my friends, my brothers, I am not only serving myself but something beyond myself – something that brings me, brings each of us, closer to what God created us for – and, therefore, closer to God.
Hardship Hill in May!