THE SCENE: 50 and a little drizzly. Perfect!
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Administered
Knee Tap Merkins x 10 IC
Quick mosey – stop for flutter kicks
Quick mosey – stop for Hello Dolly
(Hat tip to Waxjob – he led this Q two years ago)
Mosey to the Tomo courtyard with a couple of stops along the way.
Split into 2 teams. Each team has an list of exercises.
One die with numbers 1,2,3.
One team rolls the die. That’s the number of laps up the stairs and back around.
While that team runs the laps, other team works through the exercises until laps are completed.
When entire team returns from laps, other team rolls.
When list is complete, set up a cone as a counter and start again.
See how many times each team can work through the list.
- 15 Merkins
- 15 4-ct Monkey Humpers
- 15 Carolina Dry Docks
- 10 Iron Mikes (each leg)
- 20 Flutter Kicks
- 10 Squat Jumps
- 20 BBS
- 10 Burpees
- 20 4-ct Mtn Climbers
Mosey to the guardrail for 15 chest-tap merkins + 25 dips
Then to the big lot. Sprint to 10 islands, stopping at each for a burpee
Single file shuttle run back to the flag. Every 10 seconds, front man falls off and does freddy mercury until the back of the line passes. As you pass the man on the ground, shout out his F3 name.
Sleeping hillbillies L&R IC
Boat and canoe – Waxjob Classic
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
17 for the bootcamp + 2 rushers
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Almost 2 years ago, I came to my first JUCO F3 bootcamp and Waxjob led that awesome workout. I was hooked – and JUCO has been a special part of my life ever since. The Word this morning was about how unique and special this group is…
Early in the biblical story of Daniel, the nation of Babylon besieges Jerusalem – plundering the Temple of God and kidnapping some members of noble families. Among the captives brought back to Babylon, where they would be taught to rule like Babylonians, were Daniel and his three friends; Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. Once in captivity, they were given Babylonian names in order to conform to the culture; Belteshazzar, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego – and they were placed into service of Babylon’s King Nebuchadnezzar.
Two years later, Nebuchadnezzar had a nightmare and issued a threat to his sorcerers and counselors (whom Daniel/Belteshazzar was then among), “Tell me what my dream was and what it means – or you’ll be torn limb from limb and your houses destroyed…” Picking up in Daniel 2:17-18, “Then Daniel went home and told his friends Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah what had happened. He urged them to ask the God of heaven to show them his mercy by telling them the secret, so they would not be executed along with the other wise men of Babylon.” . Daniel urged his friends to pray with him in his time of need. Did you catch what Daniel called his friends? When he needed true friends, Daniel found the men whom he knew in a special way. He had a history with these men, and he called them by the names that few others in Babylon knew them as; Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah.
At JUCO, we call you by another name and we know you as few others do. The only people who call you by your F3 name are the men who come out in the gloom with you…and they know you as a man who pushes himself to be better each day. Those men do burpees in the rain with you…they sweat with you… they challenge you…they pray with you…. It is such a unique and special thing, and I don’t know of a better group of men out there. Nowhere else do you see men doing what we do out here.
My challenge this morning was simple: To get all the benefits of F3, be engaged with this unique tribe. It’s not about showing up for workouts, but about really having a community of men to live your life with. If you’re not now, then how? Start by sticking around after the photo to talk with another HIM about something besides the workout – family, life, struggles, victories, vacation plans – whatever… Text some of these men throughout the week. Post something on Slack for all of us to see. Share a meal with another HIM – preferably including your families. Live life together.
F3 JUCO is a special community of special men. I’m grateful to know you all and want to you feel like part of a unique team.
Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.
Prayers for Booster’s father and mother-in-law. Prayers for Sty’s employee.
Cosmo is the Trivia King.
Keep the donations for Safe Haven coming through the end of the month!