• When: 02/28/19
  • QIC: Rename
  • The PAX: BooBoo, Cream Cheese, Bar Crawl, Blue Rhino, Knock-Off, Hot-4-Teacher, Banjo, Tardy, Hostel, Tumnus, Postal, The Brownout, Rumblestrip, Third Wheel, Wingback, Goose, Adluh, Rename

Blocks by the Minute VQ

February at detention was dubbed #lockdown. All Detention PAX were asked to try and stay home and post at detention instead of traveling to other AO’s.
Blue Rhino laid out a challenge and promised a cookout if our numbers for the month hit a certain average. YHC HC’d at the beginning of the month to making all 8 Workouts.
I even hinted that if I made to all 8, I would finally lead my VQ early in March.
F3 Lexington is turning 5 this week. YHC wasn’t at the launch that morning, but I was an FNG the next week. I guess it was finally time to Q. I quickly reminded myself that I was kidding myself if I believed i would make all 8 (think I made 5), so I went ahead and committed to the VQ for the last workout of the month back in January.
The AVG number of PAX needed for the month in order for #meatfest to happen may have slid down from the original goal, but we still had a good showing. AOQ said we needed at least 7 PAX this morning for #meatfest to happen.
Banjo pulled into the parking lot, pulled up near the gathering PAX which numbered around 15-16 and asked if we had the 7 we needed. The large turnout must have convinced him he would miss out on the fun if he left, so he parked and joined us.

The Thang
Circle Up
SSH x 16 IC
TTT x 17 IC
IW x 18  IC

Mosey to Basketball court
Merkins x 21 OYO

Mosey to block pile
Carry Bricks to basketball court and line up on short side, dropping blocks. Turns out the Basketball court is square.
Bar Crawl asked if I wanted the Speaker for music, I told him to bring it.
Opened Spotify to find some music and the first thing I saw was the New Weezer Cover album, this should get the PAX mumbling.

Start by Sprinting to opposite side without blocks.
After each exercise is complete, sprint back to other side and recover.
The number of reps of each exercise was based on which minute of the hour the exercise started on.

Lunges x 24
Curls for the Girls x 25
BBSU x 26
Block Triceps Ext x 27
Flutter kicks x 28
Block Overhead Press x 29
Mountain Climbers x 30
Block Press x 31
LBCs x 32
Block Squats x 33
American Hammer x 34

The PAX were killing it and flying through the exercises much faster than I anticipated, so Rinse and Repeat
Lunges x 36
Curls for the Girls x 37
BBSU x 38
Tricep Ext x 40 (40 was a bit ambitious so 20 up and 20 down)
Flutter kicks x 42
Overhead Press x 44
Mountain Climbers x 48
Block Press x 48
LBCs x 52
Block Squats x 54

Return Blocks to Pile and Mosey to Flag
Line Jumps
Left Foot 57 seconds
Right Foot 58 seconds
Both Feet 59 seconds

The number of Reps may be off by a minute or two here or there


3/2: 5 Year Convergence at Graveyard 6:30am Preblast:  https://www.f3midlands.com/lexington-sc/f3-lexington-5-year-anniversary

3/9: Race Against Hunger https://www.runhard.org/pages/race-lighthouse.php
3/16: Lexington Race against Hunger. Register here: https://lrah2019.org
3/22-23: P200

F3 Mentor Program still going strong and always looking for additional men to be mentors. Just about any school close to you could use mentors.
Contact BooBoo, H4T, Rocking Chair, Tardy or Tardy. Just call Tardy, he’ll hook you up.

Blindside’s Daughter and Family
Postal- Big test today
Banjo – Wife having some tests today
Blue Rhino – Traveling to Texas for his Mother’s funeral

This was a statement put out by the Bishop of The South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. The world-wide UMC conference made some decisions this week that will impact the UMC church all over the world.
Taking out the UMC Specific language, I thought Bishop Holston’s statement applies to all when dealing with each other and the issues and differences we face in today’s world.

We need to work together in so many ways. We need to be in conversation with one another.

With the rapid pace of communication and today’s 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult enough to process all of the information coming at us – much less to be able to engage each other in calm, respectful conversations around that information.

We so often find ourselves polarized on issues. But the church brings together people who are different in so many ways, and our shared love of God and our desire to follow Jesus is enough to bond us together.

As Christians in the midst of chaotic times, we are called to remember who we are and whose we are, and to be witnesses to the love of Jesus Christ for the world. To be faithful in our witness to Jesus Christ, we are called to love the strangers in our midst – especially those with whom we don’t agree – as if they were Jesus.

This is our calling and our mission – even when it feels risky and frightening to do so.

At times like this, it seems there is so much that divides us, but we need to focus on those things that unite us – our mission and our ministry at home and abroad. We need to remember that we are God’s people and that we have a future with hope. We are just going to have to discern what that future is going to be – and how we move into it together.

In the days ahead, let us continue to pray. Let us go out of our way to talk with each other – especially those with whom we might disagree. Being in conversation will be much more powerful and much more needful going forward.

If we do this, I believe God will show us the way to go.

This is the church of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This is the church to which we have committed to give of our time, our talents, our gifts, our service and our witness.

First and foremost, we are trying to win people for the Kingdom of God. We have to find a way to work together, to be God’s people together, because I still believe that we are stronger together than we could ever be separately.

The church was not created for our pleasure; it was created for God’s purpose. that means remaining steadfast in our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

That is God’s purpose for us. With each step we take into the future, my hope is that we will claim our mission and engage together in this holy work.

Grace and peace,

L. Jonathan Holston