Who are you?

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  • When: 09/25/19
  • QIC: Sofa
  • The PAX: Twig, Bloomer, Airbags (R), Wasted, Detour, Dollar Bill, GNC, Gump, Deuce, Bada Bing

  • Nothing like waking up 4-5 times in the middle of the night worried about fartsacking through my VQ, but have no fear I was there 5:05am!
  • Theme of the day: who are you and what do you do?  Think about when you meet a new person, whether it’s a new neighbor, an FNG here at F3 or a new co-worker.  Think about how you would answer when they ask who you are or what you do.  We’ll get back to that later. 
  • Warm-up (15 of each)
    • Side-straddle hops
    • Michael Phelps
    • The Merkin
    • Little baby arm circles forward
    • Chinook
    • The Reacher 
  • The Thang
    • Mosey to bear crawl alley
    • Inch worm with 1 push up in between to the bleachers
    • 2 sets of 20 dips & 2 sets of 20 step ups (each leg) follow by 25 merkins OYO; plank for the 6
    • Lunges back to 1st flagpole, ice-skaters to the parking lot
    • Mosey to football field parking lot (adjust for karoakes, high knees & butt kickers)
    • 4 corners, 20 merkins/20 big boy situps while rest of team does exercise of teammate’s choice
    • Mosey back to first parking lot
      • 3 teams run buckets full of sand around cones while rest of team does exercise of runners choice, losing team did 10 burpees, 2nd place team did 5 burpees
      • Winning team’s cone moved further away and 3rd place team moved closer to allow for better competition in 2nd round, 2nd and 3rd place team did 5 burpees
      • Mosey to the outhouse: 10 diamond merkins/10 flutter kicks/10 merkins/15 LBCs/10 wide grip merkins 
  • Final merkin count 105 (15 during warm-up + 20 during inch worms + 20 at bleachers + 20 at 4 corners + 30 at the outhouse)
  • Too many of us define that by what we do. My message is that you are not what you do, do not let it define you.  When someone dies, generally you do not talk about what a great accountant, or salesperson or doctor or lawyer they were.  Occupation will be a footnote in the stories told about you.  Focus on what sports announcers would call the “intangibles,” or the things that really matter.  You hear “he was a great husband, father, son, brother or friend.  He loved to golf or run or things like that.”
  • Everyone needs 5 homes, one for their hands (a job), one for their mind (their hobbies or passions), one for their heart or their relationships, one for their body (the literal place to live) and one for their spirit or a faith community.
  • So next time someone asks what do you do, instead of responding with your job, respond with “for fun or for money?” Jobs & careers are important, but don’t forget what truly matters.  Make time for your families, your friends, and your hobbies and passions.

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