THE SCENE: Clear, temps in 30’s.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
20 Side-straddle Hops, 10 Rockettes, Right and Left Leg Stretch, 10 Windmills, 7 Baby Arm Circles forward and backward, 7 Wide Arm Circles forward and backward
Mosey to sidewalk trail that leads off of northernmost parking lot. We will do 14’s all the way to where the trail intersects with the entry road near the northern gate of the park. For the 14’s we will bear crawl on light, run four lights, then lunge one light and run four lights the entire trail to the roadway.
We will next do 20 Hello Dollies as a group.
Go across street and we will start Nickel, Dime Quarters on the trail, going past Mt. Everest and until the trail hits the road going out the western gate of the park. For the Nickel, Dime, Quarters we run one light and stop to do 5 of an exercise. We next run two lights and stop to do ten of the exercise. We then run five lights and stop to do 25 of the exercise. We repeat the pattern with the other listed exercises. The exercises are as follows:
- Squat jumps
- Big Boy Sit-ups
Mosey up roadway from west entrance, heading east. Stop by hill near stop sign. We will do sevens from the bottom of the hill up. We will start with one Shoulder Tap (each shoulder) on bottom of the hill and six Burpees on top of the hill.
Mosey to grassy area across road from outdoor chapel. As group we will do 20 American Hammers.
Mosey to ball field closest to entryway of the Northern Ballpark. We will break into two teams and relay around the ball field, each man running once around the bases.
Mosey to CMUs at northern ball park parking lot. We will do following exercises with CMUs then Bernie Sanders to other curb of parking lot and sprint back between each listed exercise.
- 20 Overhead presses
- 20 Curls
- 20 Rows
- 20 Bench Presses
- 20 Curls while sitting
- 20 Triceps while lying on back
Next, we will lunge with CMU’s across parking lot stopping at every other parking space to do 5 incline merkins with hands on CMU. We will then mosey back, stopping at every other parking space to do 5 dips with hands on CMU.
Mosey back to AO
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Seven men, no FNG’s.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Jesus is speaking in the following verses from Matthew 23: 5-12. He starts out talking about the Pharisses:
They do all their deeds to be seen by others. For they make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long, 6 and they love the place of honor at feasts and the best seats in the synagogues 7 and greetings in the marketplaces and being called rabbi[b] by others. 8 But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all brothers.[c] 9 And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven. 10 Neither be called instructors, for you have one instructor, the Christ. 11 The greatest among you shall be your servant. 12 Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
I thought of these verses in light of the recent news about the college admission scandals. You have probably heard the news. Investigators have been investigating and are planning on prosecuting many people across the nation, mainly parents of students, who have used all kinds of means to fraudulently get their children into elite universities. The fraud has come in all kinds of forms such as: paying off proctors to change the answers on ACT or SAT tests students took so that they would have higher scores or paying off coaches to have students admitted as a certain kind of athlete (e.g., volley ball player) when the student was not actually a ball player. In many of the cases, the students weren’t even aware their parents were paying others off to get them into the school.
The reasons for the fraud varied but often seem to relate to status. These students were usually not dumb people. They could have made it into a large number of colleges. But their parents wanted them to be in ELITE colleges.
We live in a society where status has become an Idol for too many people. In the process, people forget what true dignity is all about. Men in our nation need to understand, to become ensconced in, to be fed on honor, valor, respect, and dignity. They need to be surrounded by men who reflect those virtues. That is one of the things I love about F3. I am surrounded by brothers who are working hard to become models of those concepts. The F3 philosophy, the F3 lingo reflects those virtues and although we admit to falling short of being perfect, our brothers strive to achieve those virtues. Let us keep striving. Let us be role models and leaders in a society that needs, that aches to have those virtues lived out by its leaders.
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