• When: 2019-12-21
  • QIC: Grave Digger
  • The PAX: Cyclops, Head Gear, Argyle, Kenwood (R), Bambi, Paper Jam, Nick, Mercy Rule, A&B (R), Slumlord, Orange Spot, Knozit (R), Notebook, Knuckles, Field Goal, Soaker, Cheers, Meatball, Wild Hog, Bing, Grave Digger


21 of F3 Lexington’s finest men dropped the DRP and posted in hopes of “(M)aking (S)aturdays (G)reat (A)gain”. Overall Saturday numbers have been inching down over time so YHC set out to change that trend by inviting these men to come together with the only goal being “FAILURE”. As noted by Puck, anyone can fail so what did they have to lose? As expected, these guys rolled in ready to work and looking for a good time. We accomplished all of the above today. Thanks to everyone for #MSGA.

Conditions: Upper 30’s and partly cloudy

Disclaimer and Prayer

Slaughter Starter – 20 burpees off the drop.

Circle up for COP.

***All exercises X 20 IC***
Side Straddle Hops
5 Burpees
Through the Tunnel
4 Burpees
Imperial Walkers
3 Burpees
2 Burpees
Mountain Climbers
1 Burpee

Follow me to the breezeway for…
Lunges for failure
Lunge the length of the breezeway and back until failure.
Perform core exercises until the last man stops.

Follow me to the flagpole at the front of the school for…
Merkins for failure
Perform merkins until failure.
Perform core exercises until the last man stops.

Follow me to the courtyard at the front of the school for…
Big Boy Sit-ups for failure
Perform Big Boy Sit-ups until failure.
Plank-o-rama until the last man stops.

Follow me to the breezeway in front of the gym for…
Burpee Broad Jumps for failure
Burpee Broad Jump back and forth through the breezeway until failure.
Perform core exercises until the last man stops.

Follow me to the brick pile near the track for…
Merkin / Shoulder Press w/Bricks Ladder
Perform 1 Merkin and 4 Shoulder Presses.
Then 2 Merkins and 8 Shoulder Presses.
Ladder up to 10 Merkins and 40 Shoulder Presses, or until time is called.

Return bricks to brick pile, then run across campus back to the shovel flag.
Somehow, we covered roughly 2 miles including exercises today.

Circle up for COT and BOM

-12/24 Nativity Ruck @ Urban Legend – 5:00 am
-1/1 New Year’s Day Convergence at our house. Meet at the track parking lot at 6:00 am. Preblast: https://www.f3midlands.com/lexington-sc/2020-new-years-day-f3-lexington-convergence

Prayer Requests
Argyle – sister in-law
*Praise* Head Gear’s niece, Scarlet continues to improve.
Cheers – mother in-law
Orange Spot – friend lost 2 of his military brothers in a helicopter crash.
All unspoken

YHC has been thinking a lot about failure lately. This time of year lends itself to stress over time restraints and being so busy. It lends itself to reflection on how the year went and how well you’re doing from a career standpoint. It lends itself to reflection on how well (or how poorly) you’re doing as a husband, a father, a friend and a brother. These thoughts can a make a guy feel pretty badly about himself if he lets it… if it consumes him.

As we moved through each station today, with the result being failure, YHC noticed that some guys, YHC included, fell a little short at various times of giving 100% effort. Maybe it got uncomfortable. Maybe that portion just wasn’t their strong point. Maybe it just wasn’t their day and they weren’t feeling it. We all fell short of giving 100% at some point and we failed. At the end of the day it didn’t matter. It impacted only one person… that guy. We were able to walk away knowing that we let ourselves down, but no one else felt a thing. Things are different in the real world though. Giving less than 100% impacts everyone around us so the stress of falling short is compounded. This leads to guys feeling it more. Maybe you get depressed. Maybe you give up. Or maybe you recognize where you’re failing and give that extra little bit and make some changes.

If you haven’t seen or heard from one of your brothers in awhile then maybe there’s a reason. Maybe he’s going through a tough time. Maybe he isn’t feeling it anymore. Maybe he needs a friend, a brother, someone to confide in. And maybe you should pick up the phone, or shoot him a quick text, or invite him out for a cool one, or lunch. You never know what that might mean to him. The bottom line is life is full of failure. Things are never as bad as they seem, and life is just tough to do on your own. Are you your brother’s keeper? I hope so.