“Jesus did hard things and so should you!’

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  • When: 04/08/2023
  • QIC: Saigon Sam
  • The PAX: CPEHHH, Jobu, Banjo(RR), Carl (RR), Wasted (R), Mayday, Mervin, NameTag(R), LeftTurn, Crossbar, Son of Sam, SpaghettiO’s, D-Day (R), Roxbury, Green Machine, Home Alone, Mr McAllister (R), Rawlings, Armstrong

After a quick 2.5 mile dolly with D-Day, Crossbar and CPEHHH, YHC was greeted by 19 eager Pax and an amazing sunrise on Mickler Landing Beach!

Welcome to F3 – F3 stands for Fitness, Fellowship and Faith

  • No FNG’s
  • Disclaimer recited
  • Mission of F3 recited

Big thanks to Rawlings for his initiative of OG week!

Message of the day to finish OG week was “Do Hard Things! “ taken from Michael Easter’s weekly email.  He featured a sermon from Jackie Woodside, therapist and executive coach during the week and preacher in Sunday’s, as we lead up to Easter.

“The idea that challenge creates positive change is a theme found in all faiths.

“The paradox that I feel is not talked about or embraced often enough…,” is that to embody and live (like) Christ also means that sometimes we have to do hard things and embrace the suck.”

Life used to put hard things in our path often. But, as you know if you read The Comfort Crisis, we live in a world where it’s far easier to avoid hard things. We can exist in a bubble where we can avoid physical, mental, and emotional discomforts.

While we don’t really do hard things anymore like our ancestors did, we more often experience the notion that ‘life is hard.’ We are so stressed and overburdened all the time. Life expectancy among young people continues to decline due to ‘deaths of despair.’ The answer to this conundrum, I believe, is to embrace doing hard things. Jesus did hard things, and so should we.”


  • SSH 15X in cadence
  • Tempo squat 10x in cadence
  • Arm circles forward and back, Moroccan night clubs
  • Walkout to merkin 5X OYO last one stay on plank – Recite F3 principles and Credo
  • Hillbilly 10X in cadence
  • Mosey together down the beach for a warmup, butt kickers, side shuffle, toy soldiers, high skip, on return line up for increased pace gradually on our way back to the shovel flags.

More from Michael Easter’s message:

Jesus of Nazareth lived a deeply uncomfortable life. In fact, he taught his followers they could expect discomfort if they lived as he did. Jesus wasn’t walking hard roads for bragging rights or even self-actualization; he was working to bring compassion, healing, and dignity to marginalized people. Jesus said he ‘came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many’ (Matthew 20:28). He truly sought to relinquish his comfort for others.”

The Thang:   

Break into teams:

  • One pax bear crawl to close cone picks a card from deck, sprint back to pax, do the workout on the card until cards are gone.
  • While Pax are retrieving the cards remaining pax do SSH or invisible jump rope.
  • Reps – Card+10, Royal 25, Ace 30, Joker 10 Kraken Burpees
  • First team to complete all exercises on cards wins.  Losing team does 5 surf-burpees.

Pax line up on the flags facing the surf:

  • 11’s –  Surf-burpees, Bobby Hurley’s at the flag.

Line up in a straight line on the dune line interlocking arms.

  • Together, lunge walk to the surf.  
  • Everyone on your 6 facing the surf for flutter kicks x 15IC.  

For remaining time broke into teams and played ultimate football.  Awesome time and no one got hurt!


Heading into Easter weekend, here are four lessons we can learn from him.  Do what terrifies you (do not fear, Trust God), live simply (don’t be anxious), speak truth as Jesus did, Embrace solitude.

  • Countarama
  • Namearma
  • Name FNGs
  • Announcements
    • Workout on 4/22 downtown before Sandlot-Jax kickoffs. It will be by led F3 Nation president @darkhelmet like last year down by the stadium at Veteran’s Wall at 7am with coffeeteria to follow.
    • On the general slack channel is the BOGO for Sandlot Jax if interested in attending.
    • We also will be having our anniversary convergence on 4/29 at Boondocks.
    • HardNocs will meet at the Nocatee YMCA on Saturday 4/15 0700
  • Prayers and Praises
  • Prayers for men who have fallen away from F3 to come back and for Son of Sam and his fiancé Lilli as the expect the birth of Tatum this upcoming week.
  • Prayer from YHC’s devotional:
    • The Bible is filled with three-day stories…
    • Abraham was willing to sacrifice Isaac, until an angel offered a ram … on the third day.
    • Joseph’s brothers were thrown in prison, and were released… on the third day.
    • Esther fasted and prayed against a genocide, and the king changed his mind … on the third day.
    • The obvious question is, why a day in-between conflict and resolution? Why isn’t every three-day story a two-day story?
    • Discipleship unavoidably involves waiting. Jesus is victorious! But we await the full and complete experience of His victory. So on Saturday, I become aware of all the redemption I’m still waiting for, all the redemption our world still awaits. And I wait … but I wait with hope, sure that resurrection is always coming.
  • And now, as I prepare to take this time of prayer into the coming day, the Lord who loves me says in Isaiah: “They who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31
  • Pax performed Pledge of Allegiance

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