THE SCENE: 72* and humid, basically no wind
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
Imperial walkers x10
Monkey humpers x10
Calf raises x10
Shoulder taps in plank x10
Four count merkins (hand release) x10
Mosey short half lap around the World’s Fair lawn and back to the sidewalk adjacent to the convention center. Five cones set up in a line, spaced 12-15 yards apart for Bear With Me. Bear crawl between cones, knock out exercises at each cone. Recover mosey back to start and plank waiting on the six.
- 20 pickle pounders
- 20 merkins
- 20 squats
- 20 Carolina dry docks
- 20 flutter kicks
Rinse and repeat for two rounds. On the third round, Q called an audible: lunge walk between cones and cut reps in half.
Quick 10 count and mosey towards L&N. Everyone grab a nice brick (really big stone paver) from L&N and jog it over to the war memorial. Routine was supposed to be descending ladder, running through entire list of exercises, then repeating taking off the bottom exercise. We only got through two rounds, but they sucked enough. After each round, we ran the parking lot, up the stairs and back. Exercises as follows (sit ups and merkins without stones):
- 40 curls
- 35 sit ups
- 30 merkins
- 25 goblet squats
- 20 front raises
- 15 Lion kings
- 10 Mr. Spectacular
Again, got through two rounds. Which was painful enough after Amazon’s Saturday boulder beatdown. I’ll definitely come back to this stone workout and run it from the beginning.
We did two rounds of 10 curls and 10 overhead tricep extensions, dropped our pavers off where we got them, and moseyed back to the SP for Mary.
Sit ups x15
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
6 strong: Bilko, Slim Shady, Drive Thru, Postman, Passport, Abort
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
We always have discussions about being High Impact Men in F3. At times, I’ve struggled with what that looks like for me and how I can have any impact, let alone high impact. I came across a quote that made me think about the impact my F3 brothers have had on me, most of which were probably unaware because they were simply being themselves. Quote reads: “The awakened man has stepped away from living a life ruled by his mind and ego-self and is consciously connected to his heart. He is not embarrassed to reveal his true colors. He is redefining age-old beliefs of what a real man is, and by his example, calling other men to wipe the sleep from their eyes.”
These men that I am fortunate enough to be surrounded by in the gloom have unknowingly caused me to wipe the sleep from my eyes. They have shown me small things and large which I have picked up, either consciously or not, which have improved my life and my relationships with people in my life. My hope, and my way of having high impact, is to take the things they have shown me and pass them along to others. Aye!