THE SCENE: Low 30s, clear, full moon in the sky (the halo arrived towards the end of the workout)
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
Some stretching and 1 SSH
Mosey to the splash pad
My family gave me the official F3 Workout Deck for Christmas, so we did that. Each card has a different exercise, and the reps are determined by the card: 1-10 = the number on the card plus 10 (e.g., a 2 = 12 reps, a 5 = 15 reps, etc.), J,Q,K = 25, and Aces = 100 (we drew 2 aces). We made it approximately 75% of the way through the deck. I would list all of the exercises that we did, but it might spoil the surprise for others as to what all the deck contains. Needless to say, we did some cardio, some core, some legs, and some merkins.
Mosey back to the AO
We just had a little time for Mary, so we did 20 boat/canoes and about a 12-second plank before time.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
On 1/4/20, I led the first Saturday workout in 2020 at the Asylum. I wrote this in my back-blast for that workout:
It is a new year and a new decade and no one knows what it holds. It could be the year that someone is added to your life, or it could be the year that someone is taken away. It could be the year of the promotion, or it could be the year of the demotion. It could be the year of kindergarten, or it could be the year of graduation. It could be the year of the big win, or it could be the year of the big loss. Regardless, you don’t need a resolution, you need a constitution, a foundation. On a big scale, it should be God, your family, your friends, etc. But, it can be anything that grounds you. It can even be as simple as the F3 workouts. The asphalt, concrete, and grass do not change, and they are always there waiting for you whether you have a good day/week or a bad day/week. They are checkpoints after good times or bad and before whatever lies ahead. If nothing else, start there and build. Have a good new year but not just for what good fortunes may come your way during the year but based on what you keep your eye on and focus on while the year goes by.
I certainly did not know (nor could I have imagined) how 2020 was going to play out. It has been a year of a whole lot of something and a whole lot of nothing at the same time. It’s been a long year and one that has hardly existed. I’m usually reflective at New Year’s, but this year is different. The usual events are not there to reflect on.
But, it has been a good year to get back to those basic foundations that I mentioned in January. I’ve spent more time at home and with my family. I’ve attended more F3 workouts thanks to my telework schedule. I’ve prayed a lot.
A lot people are happy to end 2020 in favor of 2021. Those people need to be careful. We should not wish our lives away in hopes of better days to come. Find the joy now. If you can’t find any, then look harder. If you still can’t find any, then make some. We have to live the days we are given as there is no guarantee of tomorrow. Also, things are not going to change just because the year changes from 2020 to 2021. Things will change with positive attitudes and actions.
When you look back on 2020, look for the good and don’t dwell on the bad. As you look forward to 2021, look with hope and with the intention of doing something positive with it.
Prayers for Ribbed, his wife, and his family and for 2021.
Coming up: polar plunge and Asylum CSAUP