THE SCENE: Blue skies and temp about 70 degrees.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
20 Side-Straddle-Hops, 10 Bottle Taps, 10 Cherry Pickers, 10 Rockettes, 10 Tempo Squats
Mosey to Light Post by Lower Parking Lot near trail that goes towards Lyons Bend Gate Entrance. We will do Route 66 with the following exercises:
- Star Jumps
- Big Boy Sit-ups
- Iron Mikes with both legs forward = 1
We next will do 14’s with Bear Crawls (Bear Crawl 1 light and Run 4 lights in sequence) until we reach the road that goes to Lyon’s Bend Entrance Gate. Next, we will do 14’s with Lunges (Lunge 1 light and Run 4 lights in sequence) until we get to the bottom of Mt. Everest.
At Mt Everest we will do 20 Merkins, 30 Squats and 40 Baby Crunches. Then we will run to the road above the Summit.
Next, we will Mosey south on the roadway until it we are by the big tree as the road heads east toward the stop sign. We will run down incline by the roadway. We will then do sevens starting with one Hello Dolly on bottom of incline and six Burpees on top.
Mosey back to AO.
20 Box Cutters
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
9 men, no FNGs
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
I am a psychologist. I recently looked back on some literature discussing Eric Erickson’s research and theory regarding identity formation in human beings. Eric Erickson was a German Developmental psychologist who moved to the United States and taught at Harvard, UC Berkeley and Yale. In his theory regarding identity formation he stated that we humans go through various stages in life that help form our identity. One stage, which generally occurs in adolescence, but which extends into adulthood, is what he called the stage of Fidelity. You may have heard of the term “Identity Crisis.” Erickson was the first to coin it. The conflict the human deals with in this stage is Identity vs. Role Confusion. The individual grasps with who they are and what they want to become in their life. That question of “Who Am I” encompasses vocation, sexual, and religious factors, among others.
Some psychologists and psychiatrists, Donald Winnicott being one of the most prominent, also talk about struggle between the False Self and True Self in terms of identity formation. Winnicott theorized that we humans often take on the role of a false self in forming our identities – that identity relates more to what parents, teachers, or society wants from us than who we are authentically. Winnicott felt that we are less spontaneous and real when living up to our false self ideals. We are also more neurotic and psychological unfit when doing so.
If you look back on your adolescence you may remember your own struggles with identity development. You may, further, remember trying to fit in with the popular crowd, trying to be the cool guy in high school, not wanting to be considered silly or atypical by others. I can remember my son, Bennett (aka Puddle in F3) talking about changes that occurred for him during this stage. He was trying to “fit in” with the way he dressed, with sports he played, even with the music he listened to. He got to a point where he said “to hell with it”, I am going to be me. He started wearing socks with his sandals because, well, he liked to when it was colder outside. He later saw other people doing the same thing as him. He decided he disliked some of the music that high school kids were listening to. He found he liked Neil Young, Pink Floyd, stuff his Old Man liked. But in exploring further, he found Indie music with groups that were influenced by artists like Neil Young and Bob Dylan, and groups like Pink Floyd, but who were creating their own music of a different sort. He has led his Old Man (yours truly) to find and love some of these artists such as Jason Isbell, The Fleet Foxes, Band of Horses, Jack White, Raconteurs, and Shins. Bennett found in exploring what he truly liked that other friends truly loved this kind of music as well. And these seemed to be the kinds of people who were more passionate about music. I remember taking a group of his high school friends to see 70+ old Neil Young play in an outdoor concert near downtown Nashville. The kids were very into Neil Young as was this Old Man.
We continue to form our identities as we go further into adulthood. We face identity crises at work, in our love lives, and in our search for what makes life truly meaningful. Hopefully, we shed some of our false self skin in the process and get closer to our true natures that God gifted us with. We, after all, were created in God’s image. And, the Bible actually speaks of us shedding our false self skin, which it calls the “old self” , shedding what the world wants of us, and living out a “new self” which is what God created us for in the first place:
Collossians 2: 9-10: Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.
1 John 2:15-17: Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.
Prayers for Pinto’s mother who is very ill and may be entering the final phase of her life. Prayer for Pinto as well after injuring his ribs when moving some things for his mother. Prayers for Messi whose wife has had seizures and may have to be operated on in the hospital. Prayers for Squirtle’s ex-girlfriend whose 21-year-old daughter recently died of medical issues.