What have I learned in 5 years of F3?

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  • When: 07/07/2023
  • QIC: Saigon Sam
  • The PAX: High Pitch, Outhouse, Untouchable, Thriller, Powerball, 3 Peat, DDay, Felony, Inside Out, Bert

YHC greeted by 10 Pax in the humid gloom of the Pool Party AO including my buddy Thriller visiting down range from Florence, SC.  5 years ago I was invited to workout by my buddy, Backup, in Wrightsville Beach, NC.  I didn’t realize how out of shape I was until I made a short run to the beach for the beatdown.  I was the six and was completely gassed!  I also didn’t realize how much I missed the camaraderie of other men especially when doing something difficult physically.  I made a commitment to get back in shape.  At the suggestion of my buddy, I began exercising everyday both at home and during travel with a plan to join F3 at home.  I ran into Dollar Bill at a party a few months later and he invited be out to Badlands.   Since then F3 has become a huge part of my life!

Warmup – we Mosey’d to the beach stopping along the way for Imperial Walkers, Low Slow Squats, Hillbillies, Merkins, Mountain Climbers and Toy Soldiers.

The Thang

First we circled up and did a Jack Webb.  1 merkin + 4 overhead press kneeling, all the way up to 10 +40.  Amazing how hard weightless overhead press can be!

Next we did 11’s with Burpees and Bobby Hurley’s sprinting between about 50 yards or so to get the cardio up. Plank for the six and watch the sunrise.

We Mosey’d back stopping at the intersection for some Monkey Humpers facing traffic!  Some poor bastard got the opportunity to start his day by seeing a bunch of respecters twerking😂

We finished the mosey back to the COT just in time.

I shared with the Pax that during the past 5 years the thing I learned the most was the power of consistency and contribution.   Showing up no matter what and doing my best.  Some days are better than others but I am always better (physically and mentally) after an F3 workout.  Second, was making small contributions along the way make an impact. Q’ng a workout, volunteering for service work or lending an ear to a buddy in the parking lot after a workout.

I heard this on my morning devotional regarding the story of Jesus feeding the masses by taking a small contribution of loaves and fishes.  I’m grateful and relieved that all I have to do is offer up my little contribution, and trust that God will multiply it.

I love F3 and love the brotherhood I have found!

SYITG & Semper Fi


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