THE SCENE: High 80s, more humid than the past few days, light breeze and some clouds made it almost bearable
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER Check.
The initial plan of 40 burpees was scratched by the PAX’s generosity in donating to a certain cause.
20 Side Straddle Hops (4-ct), in cadence, 10 Copperhead lunges/ 10 Copperhead squats/ 10 Steve Earles/ 10 Copperhead Merkins (all 4-ct, IC), 10 Windmills
Mosey to Stop sign at northeast corner of circle drive, 20 Rocky Balboas on the curb (4-ct). Mosey to CMU pile
- Battle buddy up. Grab CMU, 1 per pair
- Partner does modified suicide (HOP to first cone, run back, BEAR CRAWL to second cone, run back, BERNIE SANDERS to third cone, run back), while partner does the following (additive between partners) with CMU:
- 100 of each: SQUATS, ROWS, CURLS, OVERHEAD PRESS, TRICEPS PRESS
Mosey to base of Cardiac
- Cardiac PYRAMID :
- Run to first turn of Cardiac and back
- 10 Copperhead Squats
- 10 Copperhead Squats, 10 Mountain Climbers (2-ct)
- 10 Copperhead Squats, 10 Mountain Climbers, 10 Shoulder Taps (2-ct)
- 10 Mountain Climbers, 10 Shoulder Taps
- 10 Shoulder Taps
- Lunges until 6 catches up.
- Run up Cardiac, at each turn do 5 Burpees. At Top, do 5 Burpees and 20 bench dips.
Mosey to where path intersects parking lot:
- 20 BBS/20 LBCs/20 American Hammers (2-ct) (OYO)
Mosey to tree/shaded area at stop sign where we did the Rocky Balboas
- 20 BBS/20 LBCs/20 American Hammers (2-ct) (OYO)
Mosey to AO.
No time for good ol’ Mary.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
15 strong, including Gobbler (untagged) and FNG Deuce.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
I’ve always been a bit of a perfectionist, but particularly when it comes to sports. Everyone says “I like to win” or the reverse, “I hate losing”, but I tend to take that to another level. It’s gotten a bit better as I’ve gotten older, but I still have an incredibly hard time moving on when I lose or fail at something competitive. I was playing in Steam’s kickball charity tournament last week, and we lost a tight game that I felt we could have won if I had just sold out and dove for a ball in the outfield and made the catch, or gotten a “hit” when I was up with two outs and the bases loaded. It bothered me the rest of the day and all night. Had a hard time sleeping. Now, this was not the Super Bowl, the World Series, or an important match in any way, shape or form… This was a CHARITY. KICKBALL. TOURNAMENT., but I still thought I let the team down. When I was in college, I seriously considered going to a sports psychologist, because if my team lost at anything, whether it was soccer, basketball, or even if it was just playing darts at the bar, I felt it was my fault, and would go into a deep, intense funk. And when this happens, I try to tell myself, “It’s just a game”, but that never works for me. Almost nothing does.
The only thing that helps is if I take a deep breath, I consider how lucky and fortunate I am to have the gifts that God has given to me in my life, and to consider how %^&*$!! ARROGANT it is to get mad when things don’t go my way. We’re human. We’re flawed. We fail. Grow up and deal with it.
“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” Michael Jordan
Philippians 2:3-10 – (Writings from the apostle Paul, who is asking his readers to turn the focus from themselves to others. Humbling, self-sacrificing lives leads to exaltation from God).
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. 5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; 7 rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death– even death on a cross! 9Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth
Paul frequently addressed Jesus as divine. Paul is pointing out that Jesus could have pulled out the “God Card” and demanded that every person grovel at his feet, but instead of treating others as his servants, he himself becomes a servant to the people. He lived among us, suffered our mortal pains, came to this world in a humble way, and left it suffering a horrible, humiliating death on the cross. We have no right to wallow in self pity when we fail, or when we fall short in how we perform. We try our best, we give every effort to succeed, but when we fail, we must accept it with grace, learn from it, and move on. I will continue to try to take this lesson to heart.
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Third F this Saturday, with the convergence at Big Ball at 7:00 AM and 3rd F afterwards at 8:30 AM.