AO: Hard Knocks University Bootcamp - Wednesday
Number of Pax: 18
Pax Names: Bing, Brutus, Cavallino, Chilipepper, Condenser, Crabcakes, Drake, Goob, Hardhat, Lobstah, Mugsy, Pincher, Props, Pudge, Ripken, Stagecoach, Trump, Wolverine,
Number of FNGS: 0
Weather: upper 60s
Condenser, Ripken and YHC headed off on a pre-ruck and had great conversations about believing/not believing, mink oil and redeeming 3:44. More to come on that.
5:15a struck, disclaimer was stated, core principles were shared and the mission statement was recited with intention. The mission of F3 is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership.
The mosi began as we headed behind Publix in the opposite direction as normal, stopping in the back for round 1 of COP including
- SSH IC x10
- LBCs IC x10
- Moroccan Night Clubs x20 IC
- Flutter Kicks x10 IC
- HELLO Dolly x10 IC
Continued the mosi in front of Dunkin for the second round of COP
- Windmills x10 IC
- Leg Stretches
Today called for 4x rounds of 4 corners, each adding an exercise for each round. Exercises included LBCs, LBCs/Squats, LBCs/Squats/Merkins, LBCs/Squats/Merkins/SSH. The mode of transport along the long stretch was carioca with a flip flop midway. Mode for the short stretch was bear crawl.
The Pax pushed hard and pushed one another with grand amounts of mumble chatter through-out. We were also graced with copious amounts of terrible dad jokes as shared by Pudge.
Indian Run back to our starting point to be concluded with a round of Mary, all in-cadence.
- Big Boy Sit-ups
- Burpees (Thanks Chili)
- and a few others that I can’t recall at this time – this was a trend for today
In order to best live the mission of invigorating male community leadership, we dissected the word INVIGORATE – meaning to ENERGIZE or create MOMENTUM. How do we energize Male Community leadership? One opportunity is to spread F3 to men who we know are in need of F3, but the other is to reach back out to those men who have participated but feel as if they don’t fit in, or can’t keep up with the men of F3. Our credo is to make sure we leave no man behind, but leave no man where we found them. As leaders, it is imperative to meet men where they currently are, so we can then lead them on a path of acceleration. If we welcome a pax back and not carry them along, they will get frustrated and not continue to accelerate. Reach out to a man who you have not seen before. Offer to join them where they are and take joy in watching them accelerate. There is plenty of benefit and joy in watching another man become unlocked. In this, you turn F3 outward to help other men versus inward, helping yourself.
Kudos to the men present today, as many of them were praised for their work of reaching out to others to encourage them, check on them, and ultimately invite them back out. It is this encouragement and love that is needed and should be sought for all men.
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- GrowRuck – lend a rucks are available to be ordered – Pax support team is being assembled – See Stagecoach
- Gator Wilderness Run
- Sup n Run
- Lots of praises shared for men who are encouraging others on their path of acceleration. Stagecoach, Pincher, Cavalino, your efforts and dedication are paying enormous rewards for many people!
- Props family member
- Mugsy’s job situation – prayers answered
- Mugsy’s friend’s cancer surgery that was a success – prayers answered
To conclude the beatdown, BOM was re-introduced to the pax and we joined together, laid hands on one another and gave rightful thanks and praise in prayer!
It is always an honor to lead this amazing group of men and to invigorate male community leadership alongside each and every one of you!