THE SCENE: 51 with a surprise shower during warm-o-rama.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
SSH IC x20
LBAC IC x10 forward, x10 backward
Tempo Squat IC x10
Cherry Pickers x5, K-town cadence
To the coupon pile
Everyone pick a handheld pair you can do a lot of reps with.
Q grabs the biggest rock in the stack and “shares” it with the nearest guy.
The PAX sets out around the grounds
- small rocks = perfect Curl-Press-Tri
- BIG rock = overhead hold
When the big rock carrier needs to trade, everyone does:
10 Squat Jumps
40 Rocky Balboas
Next PAX takes “The Burden” and off around the grounds again.
Continue until time for Mary
Ran out of time.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
We just did an exercise called “Share the Burden.” How easy was the exercise overall? How easy did it feel to carry the big burden when everyone else was throwing up small rocks? What happened when you got tired? Some folks have a tendency to quit as soon as things get hard to avoid public failure. Did you give it up right away like those people? Those people don’t get up at 5am to work out in the cold!
No, your pride kicked in and you pushed as hard as you could. You tried to do more, some of us more than we should. You knew there was more work to do after, but you still pushed harder. If you knew you had more in the tank, and you were carrying the burden so the next man didn’t suffer, good for you.
But what about the rest of us? How much of your push was not wanting to be embarrassed? Not wanting to look weak? How many of us risked injury just to save face, or to not stand out?
Yesterday we lost a PAX. He was 36, a husband, father of two, a pastor in our community for 8+ years. He spent his ministry life actively reaching out to others to relieve them of some of their burden. We should all do the same.
But, I don’t need to tell most of you to help others, most of us are good at it. We often consider ourselves ready to share someone else’s burden. We volunteer to jump in and help when someone else needs it. We feel good about helping out a brother, or a neighbor, or a family…especially when the need is dire.
But what do we do when WE are the ones struggling, the one failing? Do we jump out and announce it? Do we volunteer for help? Do we look to share our own burden? Or do we hide, struggle on, and fake it?
When I last checked, the F3 GoFundMe for Cardinal’s family was over $33K…in 12 hours, basically just from F3. That shows tangibly what the PAX around us are ready and able to do. So do NOT rob them of the opportunity to serve. When you allow others to share your burden, you invite them into sharing blessing as well!
Don’t struggle in silence, don’t just try not to look like a screw up. Do not push harder when you are flailing and dragging yourself, your family or your business down. Ask for help. Ask the SkyQ, ask your pastor, and ask an F3 Brother, or two or three or four. You can’t lock shields with yourself, so look around, share your burden with the dude walking next to you, and work harder TOGETHER! Share the burden AND the blessing.
It was a pleasure to consider just how blessed we are to have each other. #ISI
Impromptu convergence, this Saturday, 1/14/23 in honor of Cardinal and support of Rampart.