THE SCENE: It was very nice. High 60s and cool.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
SSH x20, Windmills x10, Cherry Pickers x5
Doing this thang together!
Mosey to the bottom of the parking lot where cones are set up in a large rectangle.
First corner – Crunch Frog x15, Box Cutters x15, BBS x15, run to second corner
Second corner – Imperial Walkers x30, Flutter Kicks x30 (2-ct), American Hammers x30 (1-ct), run to third corner
Third corner – Freddy Mercury x40, LBCs x40, Plank Hold (together) 40 sec, run to fourth corner
Fourth corner – Imperial Walkers x30, Flutter Kicks x30 (2-ct), American Hammers x30 (1-ct), mosey around church back to field next to playground
4 corners of field next to parking lot
First corner – Burpees x15, Spiderman Merkins x15 (1-ct), Bernie to second corner
Second corner – Merkins x30, Mountain Climbers x30 (1-ct), Bernie to third corner
Third corner – Overhead Claps x40 (1-ct), Shoulder Taps x40 (1-ct), Bernie to fourth corner
Fourth corner – Carolina Drydocks x30, Plank Jacks x30 (1-ct)
Circle of Pain, Superman hold for time
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Outhouse, Master, Trousers, Shenanigans, Halfday, Doppelganger, Cow Patty, Burnout, Pennies, Hoosier, Grouch
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Isaiah 41:13 – For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.”
As I have been going through the book Voice of the Heart with some fellow followers of Christ, we are looking at what it means to allow your emotions to make you a better person. Seeing those emotions for the good that can come out of them as they allow you to understand why you feel the way you feel. I am constantly reminded, especially this week with looking at anger, that all emotions and feelings are good when viewed from a proper perspective. Jesus had a righteous anger when he turned over the tables in the temple. Anger is not a bad thing even though the world tells us that anger is bad and we should suppress it. We should see it for what it is and understand what it means from a deeper perspective so we can properly communicate with our loved ones about what we are feeling. As men in this world, we are too often taught that we need to suppress our emotions and just pull life up by the boot straps and keep going. YHWH has much bigger plans for us and stifling our emotions only hurts us more. Fear, anger, shame, loneliness, and so on are not problematic and they do not make us any less of a man. Being part of F3 makes me realize that we do not have to go through life alone with no support. We have earthly brothers and a Heavenly Father who have our back in the darkest of times. We just need to be willing to reach out and ask for that help. I am the guiltiest of all in not asking for help even as I speak these words. My default is to do it myself and not bother anyone because they all have their own stuff to manage yet I may be one of the first people to offer help when someone needs it. I challenge all of us to lower our guard a little and be willing to ask for help even as you are yelling inside that you don’t want to do it.