Battalion – 9.29.21

An Adventure: There and Back Again
An Underoos beatdown8 HIMs purchased a non refundable one way ticket to Battalion
@Pancreas (Nant’an) @Commodore @Veronica @Soul Glo @ragdoll @Heidi (1st F Q) @Three’s Company @Underoos (YHC)
  1. F3 stands for Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith.
  2. The Mission of F3 is to plant, grow, and serve small men’s workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership.
  3. State your name and explain that you are not a professional.
  4. 1st F Disclaimer: Exercise at your own risk and modify as necessary. (*Side note: we have gotten in the habit of saying, “We modify to avoid injury, not to avoid work.” This can be said as an addendum to the main disclaimer, but should not replace it.)
  5. The 5 Core Principles of F3 workouts are:
 Free of charge
Open to all men
Held outdoors – rain or shine, heat or cold
Peer led in a rotating fashion
Always end in a Circle of Trust
The F3 Credo is: “Leave no man behind, but leave no man where you find him.”
SSH x 12
Merkins x11
Mosey to sidelines, exercise, MOD to other side, exercise. (Modified to goal post instead of all way, gratitude vocalized by PAX)
Merkins (Bear Crawl) 2 CT Shoulder taps (Crawl Bear)
LBC/BBS (crab walk) Capt Hammer (Crab walk backwards) (skipped for time)
Air Squats (Imperial Walkers) No Surrender (Politician)
6:10-Mosey back for Mary til time
3rd F Disclaimer: F3 does not endorse any specific faith, but asks that you look to a power greater than yourself and respect the faith and prayer of the Q.
@Yaris moving and collection
TN Tussle
Grey Ghost
Prayer Requests
@Commodore and @Jalisco injuries
@Blackout and @Offsides emotional healing
Today, your exercises had you looking forward and occasionally glancing back. It’s the same way when you drive and move forward.
The reason your windshield is bigger than your rear view mirror is because what’s in front of you is much more important than what you’ve already passed by. Yet, there can often be an involuntary pull to stay affixed to that what was. For a lot of us, we don’t just use the rear view to glance at what may be approaching that we don’t expect. We stare. We get lost in it. We begin to forget what direction we’re actually travelling in. This isn’t hard to do. Your windshield isn’t that far from your rear view. We convince ourselves that, even though we’re looking at the reflection of something in behind of us, it’s the forward direction. It can certainly have a tendency to look a lot like what’s in front of us. While what’s back there is integral to your journey, the beliefs that have been created as a product of those travels are limiting to who you really can be. They have created the singularity that is exactly the definition of the past; there is only one option in the past – the option that was. We’ve done what’s back there, we know what it’s like, we’ve been through it before. We want to stay there because we know what it is. We allow our past to shape who we are right now and that’s it; we end it there. We don’t grow. We don’t get bigger. We don’t see new challenges. We don’t open our Hearts. Yes of course your past plays a part in your present and your future. But, the part it plays is not the one whereby it dictates any timeline beyond what it already was. The part it plays is that moment of reflection as you glance into it to remind yourself that you can be as much of it, or as little of it, as you choose.
The path we travel down doesn’t stop whether we’re looking at the broad expanse of view through the windshield or the compact back facing mirror. Though, when we stare into our rear view with our foot still on the gas, the inevitable happens. We either hit what we didn’t see or we pass by beautiful opportunities in our life because we were too busy trying to navigate a road we’ve already navigated.
If you focus on the past, you’ll stop accelerating.
Above text is an excerpt from a post on

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