THE SCENE: Cloudy, about 50 degrees
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
25 Side-Straddle-Hops, 15 Second Squat, 10 Burpees, 30 Second Squat, 10 Imperial Walkers, 45 Second Squat, 10 Cherry Pickers, 60 Second Squat
Mosey to Stop Sign at Northeastern Corner of Administration Bldg. Men will dive into teams of two. We will do Doras. While one partner runs to end of sidewalk, does 10 merkins, and runs back, the other partner will be working on exercises with a set of bricks. The partners then switch positions. Here are the exercises to do with the bricks:
- 100 overhead presses
- 100 curls
- 100 triceps
- 100 punches where both hands = 1
- 100 rows with hands at each side
- 100 wings up
- 100 wings down
- 100 winds out
Mosey to perimeter trail. We will do 20 American Hammers at grassy area by the trail.
Mosey to foot of Mt. Everest. We will do 20 Big Boy Sit-ups, 20 Hello Dollies, and 40 Baby Crunches in cadence. Then we run up Mt. Everest. At the top, men alternate between Squats and Baby Crunches until all men finish.
Mosey back to pile of bricks at the Northeastern Corner of Admin. Bldg. We will do 20 Box Cutters. Then, men grab bricks to take to my car at the AO.
Mosey to the parking lot with islands that is located south of the northern ball fields. We will alternate between Bernie Sanders and Sprints between each cone of the parking lot. There will be four cones places around the parking lot. At each cone we will stop to do 15 Merkins. Rinse and repeat.
Mosey to start of mini-cardiac. We will Bernie to the Green Park Sign then sprint to the AO.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Fourteen men, no FNGs but we did have Gus visiting from Memphis to honor the birthday of four years of him being in F3 at the place where he got started.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
— Albert Schweitzer
Infants and toddlers form an attachment to loving parents. Studies have been conducted showing that young toddlers will show confidence when near their parents but be wary and even cry when a stranger approaches if the toddler is alone. With secure attachment, the feeling of comfort that the toddler has with a loving parent allows the toddler to feel safe enough to then move from the parent and explore the outside world. Have you ever watched a young toddler explore? The toddler will move away from the parent, viewing objects and people with curiosity – but the toddler will also look back to the parent to make sure they are there – and, finally, the toddler will hurry back to the parent, just to be acknowledged, to get the parent’s affection, to be touched. After that, the toddler will move away again to explore the world. This pattern will occur again and again over the course of minutes. Studies have indicated that toddlers who have this type of attachment, which shows their need for the parent in order to continue to explore, are more likely to be confident adolescents and adults.
Certainly, as adults we have gained autonomy and independence. But, I feel that adults also have that same need for some type of attachment – just at a different level. We need some type of human base. As Bruce Springsteen says in his song called “Human Touch”:
You might need somethin’ to hold on to
When all the answers, they don’t amount to much
Somebody that you could just to talk to
And a little of that Human Touch.
As men, most of us have found or are looking for some kind of mate. The marriage of two people not only provides us with love but it gives us a sense of security – a stronghold. As men it is also important to have a group of others to connect to. The 2nd F of F3, fellowship, is a strong influence for us. For me, I find that having the socialization with you brothers in F3 actually helps me to get out and explore my world. And it gives me comfort to also know that I can come back a few days each week to reconnect. Just as a toddler reconnects with the parent, adults need to reconnect with caring adults. That connection not only gives us energy, it gives us courage. In F3, we talk of locking shields together. But because we lock shields in workouts and fellowship, each of us are better equipped to carry on with the challenges we must face in other settings. As Albert Schweitzer indicates, the connection with our fellow men ignites the spark within us that keeps are own flame going.
The Faith aspect of F3 is also important here. Because the Faith aspect connects us to an even higher power, a sustaining light, a light that will not fail us. It gives us purpose, direction and strength. And there is something about knowing that our brothers are also uniting in this connection that makes it the more powerful. Indeed, “each of us have cause to think with great gratitude” of what has “lighted the flame within us.”
Prayers for the health of Choir Boy’s mother-in-law and Lillydipper’s wife with their thyroid surgery. Prayers for Choir Boy’s mother who also has a problem thyroid or hypothyroid. Prayer’s for Hooker’s daughter, Emerson Grace Gentry, who was born five weeks premature and is still in the hospital at this time. Prayers for our nation and world at this time of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Convergence and 3rd F at JUCO on March 28.