Conditions: 45 with wet ground
BooBoo: Mosey to Ivy Hall, 10 merkins, 10 squats, sprint around loop, mosey to tennis courts, 20 BBSU
Duckie: 4 corners with 5 burpees at each corner followed by a backwards lap
Focker: 5 Pullups and 10 squats x3, 20 dips on picnic tables
Wally: mosey to Garbage Hill, Russian Twists at bottom, Merkins at top: 10-9-8-7
Misfire: mosey to shelter for 10-8-10-8-10: Iron Cross, bicycle, LBC, cricket climbers
Easy Street: 10 each merkins and lunges, sprint length of field, 10 each Jungle Bois and lunges, sprint length of field, 10 each burpees and lunges, sprint length of field, low plank for 10 count
Mosey to COT for plank until Misfire called “time”
COT: special word from Misfire
F3 – Fitness, fellowship, and faith. Some key ingredients to ditching the “new normal” nonsense we hear daily, which will also help us to build and make a strong AO regardless of the times or our circumstances.
Consistency. You have to be there as much as possible. Not once a month. Not every so often. It needs to be every Tues and Thurs. Make whatever accommodations with your M, your work, or whoever/whatever to make it happen. Its that important for you and your fellow PAX. It needs to be priority #1.
That consistent attendance does several things.
First, it creates, builds, and fosters the fellowship component of F3 that is the overall glue to this thing. You can’t develop your relationships with the PAX if you aren’t there to listen, share, complain, harass, embarrass, encourage, critique, etc.
Second, it keeps you tied into the pulse of the fitness aspect of the AO and individual PAX. Broadly, what have we been doing with the workouts, where are the gaps that can be filled, how can we change things up to keep it interesting? Specifically, how is each PAX getting better? What can we do to help improve weaknesses of each individual? How can we emphasize strengths? With the goal being to get the collective and individual fitness of the AO and PAX better.
The last item that goes hand and hand into this message is fulfilling your responsibilities when its your turn to Q.
Have a plan. Have too much to do. Make it hard. Make it fun. If you don’t put some thought into it, then it’s probably not going to be good. Research other backblasts, watch YouTube videos, ask around. Look inside and outside F3. Copy things you like. Try stuff that’s never been done.
While you are leading the workout, pay attention to everyone. Where can you push? Who is your point man that is leading the line? Where do you need to slow down? Who has the 6? Do you need to adapt with an FNG? Sometimes the great plan has to change based on the circumstances.
Lastly, and most importantly, DO YOUR BACKBLAST. No excuses. Get it out the same day. Don’t be lazy. You owe it to the PAX and your AO to get it done. It may be the only way a visiting Q has any idea what has been going on lately before his Q.
The bottom line is let’s not get stuck where we are. Don’t accept mediocrity. Keep pushing forward individually and collectively. You are either getting better or you are getting worse. There is no “new normal.” There are only new challenges that are placed at our feet to improve us as men and leaders.