13 PAX + 1 Runner were in attendance. It was 56 degrees and clear. This is officially Day 5 of The 12 Days of Pothole and the 4th Day Pothole was there for the 12 Days of Pothole.
(just go with it – it’s easier if you don’t ask questions)
1. Through The Tunnel x 10 IC 2. Overhead Arm Claps (OAC), normal x 20 IC 3. OAC, hips to chest, x 10 IC 4. OAC, full rotation x 10 IC 5. OAC, chest to out front x 10 IC 6. Merkins x 10 IC 7. Imperial Walkers x 10 IC
1. Line up in a single file. Mosey around the fenced area of the track and to the block pile. 2. Grab a block and head to the track. 3. STH (formerly known as the Cusack) to the pull-up bars, leave your block on the track, do 5 GOOD pull-ups, pick up your block, continue STH back to the start point. Low plank on your block waiting for the six. 4. Audibled with Curls until the six returned. 5. Squats x 20 IC 6. Partner up with someone of equal height. Partner 1 stands while Partner 2 assumes the sit-up position while holding his block to his chest. Partner 1 stands on the feet of Partner 2 for bracing. Partner 2 sits up and hands his block to Partner 1, lowers back down, sits back up and takes the block, lowers back down. That’s 1 rep. R&R x 10 for each PAX. 7. BBSU x 20 OYO 8. Traditional Iron Cross. Partner 1 stands while Partner 2 lies on his back and grabs the ankles of Partner 1. Partner 2 lifts his feet up and touches the hands of Partner 1. Reps x 20 OYO. Switch. 9. Repeat partner block sit-ups x 5, each PAX. 10. BBSU x 10 OYO 11. Repeat Iron Cross x 10, each PAX. 12. Leave your block and mosey 1 lap. 13. Return your block and circle up in the parking lot. 14. OAC, normal x 10 IC 15. OAC, hips to chest x 10 IC 16. OAC, chest to front x 10 IC 17. Merkins x 10 IC
Starting next Tuesday, April 13 at 0500, the return of Legacy. The pre-boot camp meeting should allow for PAX to make it that can’t stay after. We’ll reconvene near summer to decide if this method continues to work.
1. Continue to remember Slim Jim in your thoughts and prayers and his family. 2. Speedo is still on the mend. Also continue to pray for his father who is battling cancer as well. 3. The ENTIRE Haigler family. Derek’s parents, his grandmother, his son, Kristen, Damon, Nick, and the many relatives and friends that he was a part of. 4. Remember the unspoken needs for prayer. We all have that dark corner that we don’t like to talk about in front of others. Prayer for those that have needs and how God might use you in some way.
John 15:13 “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.“
F3 lost one of its own to a sickness we still can’t quite understand. During that time that Derek “STH” Haigler was battling his internal struggles, many of us had the blessed opportunity to talk with him – on numerous occasions. After we lost him, a common question that kept popping up was: “Did I do enough?”
I’ve asked myself that question many times. The answer, is yes.
We ask God to work His will through us. We have prayed that God would help us to be better fathers, husbands, sons, and friends. We’ve answered that call even when you don’t see the results you were expecting.
In this verse, the Bible is both literal and figurative. There really is no greater love than laying down one’s life for another. In those times, it happened a lot. Jesus held this close to heart all the way to the cross.
There’s no doubt that any of us would sacrifice ourselves to save another. I would do it for any of you – just as I know you would for me. However, it’s not as if we are faced with that challenge on a daily basis. So the Bible also means this figuratively. When you give yourself up for the sake of others, you are giving up your life for someone else. When you forsake your own needs for the sake of others, you make a difference.
Several times, I stayed after boot camp and talked with Derek. I was late for work, but somehow, I knew he needed that. I’ve taken calls and answered texts for others that had something they needed to get off their chest. I’m not suggesting that you constantly put everyone else above your family, but you just know when someone needs you and you find a way to make it work. I’ve needed many of you over the years that I’ve been in F3 – and none of you have let me down. You matter. You made a difference. You gave up a piece of yourself for me, and it meant something.
So yes, you did everything you could do. Even if you prayed for him in the confines of your car on the way to work. When you joked and bantered with him. When you patted him on the back and said, “good job, brother.” You did all that God needed you to do.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: be someone to somebody.