THE SCENE: Felt kinda warm. Sauna-ish. Lot of moisture.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
All 4ct in Cadence: 20 SSH, 15 Knee Taps, 10 Imp Walkers, 5 cherry pickers.
Slingshot to Mount Suckmore: Partner 1 carries 2 CMUs toward mount suckmore. Partner 2 does 10 burpees and then runs to catch partner 1. Switch jobs then rinse and repeat.
At Suckmore: reps are 5, 10, 15, 20, 15, 10, 5 (if you can make it that far). Curls and CMU swings at the bottom. Big Boy Sit-ups and 2ct Knee taps at the top.
Run back to AO. At AO Block overhead for 20 4ct Flutter kicks, 20 4ct hello dolly, 20 4ct superman, 20 4ct squats.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
3 seemingly unrelated things: My Dad, My Mailbox, and Aristotle.
My Dad. My Dad is a really hard worker, and there were many a day where he was working long hours at a labor intensive job and would come home and put in even more hours of back breaking work on various things around the house to make it so we could live a good life. I’m super grateful and learned more from him and internalized those lessons probably even more than he realizes. For example, I worked all day on a dang mailbox this weekend.
My Mailbox. It seemed like every single step of putting this mailbox together was thwarted in one way or another. Even stuff that used to work kept breaking down and I don’t know why. So I had to problem solve almost every step. And even though I didn’t do it exactly the way my dad would do it, upon reflection, I see a lot of his lessons helping me get the job done and sticking with it until it was finally done.
Aristotle. For all the virtue of my Dad’s work ethic, there were some points where he takes it too far. He still has a hard time turning it off. He often has literal beaver instincts and cannot rest until he’s fix this thing or other and often over fixes it to the Nth degree. That’s why Aristotle comes to mind. He said that ever virtue lies between two vices. There is the vice of slothfulness and then the vice of overworking yourself. There were many times that my Dad lost out on really good family opportunities because he simply couldn’t set aside his work. I find myself slipping into that too. Letting projects so consume me and frustrate me that everyone in the family feels my frustration and can’t have a good time.
I think we all need to take a lesson from these 3 things. 1) perseverance is needed and best learned from those willing to endure suffering with us and for us. 2) use the lessons our parents gave us and pass them down to the benefit of the next generation, even if that means they are simply able to put a mailbox together. 3) find the amount of work and the amount of rest that is appropriate for you, your situation, and your family. Work is important, but it isn’t everything.
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Don’t forget about the July 2 convergence and the 2.0 workout on June 25 at 8:15am at the Bombshelter.