- Jitterbug (R)
- Lady Bird (R)
- Iceman (R)
- Mr. Kotter
- Le Pew (Q)
As we gathered and prepared for the WO there was some mumble chatter about nuclears. I believe it was Iceman who mentioned that they were growing in popularity around town – that made me glad. 😏
After disclosures the music began playing and we got after it.
- Nuclears – starting at 10
- Toy soldiers – 10 in cadence
- Downward dog
- Mosey to the rock bridge
During the mosey I asked Mr. Kotter to hold the speaker and he kindly obliged. I told the Pax that the set list was all classic rock – the Pax was glad. 😏
At the rock bridge we each grabbed two rocks and started into overhead press:
- Two sets
- 15 in cadence the first set
- 10 in cadence the second set
Rocks were replaced and we moseyed back to the covering. My watch calculated the total mosey was 1.2 miles.
Admittedly, I wasn’t very creative with my weinke and recycled the Tabada. Iceman, Jittebug and Lady Bird had been through it so they were glad. 😏 Drysdale and Mr. Kotter were excited. 😃
Tabada: 25 second on, 10 second rests. 8 sets, 5 workouts.
- Hernia Bulgers – Giddy up!
- Skull Crushers/Bench Dips
- Bent Over Rows
- Bench Press / Reverse Flutter Kicks
The reverse flutter kick is a brainchild of Devitto. This is a great back exercise and when we did them, the Pax was very glad. 😏
Each Mary exercise was decided by and led by each member:
- Iceman – flutter kicks.
- 50 in cadence
- Le Pew was glad 😏
- Mr. Kotter – V-Ups
- 15 in cadence
- Lady Bird – 1 minute plank
- Drysdale – LBCs
- 20 in cadence
- Jitterbug – Gas Pumps
- 20 in cadence
That brought us to time and the COT.
Intentions were put out for the healing of Iceman’s son who is recovering from an ACL injury. Also, for the families of our fellow F3 brothers who have loved ones who have recently passes away or are currently battling illness.
I asked that these intentions and all those left unsaid be lifted up to the Sky Q, then delivered Teddy’s “Man in the Arena.”
With all the division in the world President Roosevelt’s words still ring as true as ever. “It’s not the critic who counts…” I encourage everyone who reads this to ask himself: are you in the arena, or in the audience? It’s easy to cast aspersions, judgements and vitriol when you’re in the audience because you have no risk. When in the arena you not only carry the burden needed to perform, but also the weight placed upon you by the critical eyes of the crowd.
Being in the arena means you are proactive in your life, helping those you can with the skills God has given you. It means controlling what you can, and impacting real change.
The critics are those that are often bystanders in their own life. Accomplishing little themselves, but quick to judge the decisions the players are forced to make sometimes in the blink-of-an eye.
F3 puts you in the arena. It surrounds you with men that are players in their lives and their communities. We encouraging each other to be better, and proactively seek out others that need friends, support, strength and leadership.
I’ve said it before and will as long as there is breath in my lungs: I’m so proud to be in the arena with the men of F3.