Battle Creek – 1.14.22

1 PAX @Hot Mic (Tribute) made the hard decision to become a better man by showing up on a day his brain did not want to be there.
Decided to forgo the standard F3 statements.
Warm-o-Rama
  • 100 SSH
  • 10 squats oyo
  • 20 BACs
  • 20 Back BACS
  • Willie Mays Hayes right, left, right, left
  • Runners Stretch left, center, right.
  • 10 Merkins OYO
The Thang: For Time
Reverse ladder of 20-15-10-5 as outlined below is what had been planned.
  • 20 – 60# ground to over the shoulder
  • 20 bag facing burpees must jump over the bag
  • 420 meter 60# burden carry (1 lap around community center)
  • 15 – 60# ground to over the shoulder
  • 15 bag facing burpees must jump over the bag
  • 420 meter 60# burden carry (1 lap around community center)
Unfortunately with me being the only one to show, there were no sandbags so had to modify to use my ruck.
Modified Reverse ladder: 20-15-10-5-10-15-20 with a ruck
  • 20 – ruck thrusters
  • 20 ruck facing burpees must jump over the ruck
  • 420-meter ruck (1 lap around community center)
  • 15 – ruck thrusters
  • 15 ruck facing burpees must jump over the ruck
  • 420-meter ruck (1 lap around community center)
  • Continue down the ladder and back up
This took right at 35ish minutes to complete.
 
Announcements:
  • See Slack Announcements channel
Prayer Request:
  • None
Moleskin:
Forgo faith disclaimer and moleskin changed from what was planned.
As men, humans really, we are always better off when we can do life together. Being there for each other and coming together as a community is vital for us to really be successful and for us to experience life to the fullest.
Sometimes however things do not go as planned. Sometimes you find yourself alone. It’s not a great feeling but sometimes that is life and there is nothing you can really do about it. When this happens how are you going to respond?
As hard as it was to even get here this morning my first thought was screw it, I’m just going to head over to #beaconhill. While that would have been beneficial that was not what I had committed to that morning. And while no one would have thought any less of me(I don’t think), how we respond or what we do when no one is around to see is what came to my mind.
While I do not claim by any means to have this perfected, I am far from that, but it is about doing what you said you would do and living in a way that builds upon what in my mind at least, is integrity.
When others are around, it easier to push because we want to at the very least give the impression we are not slacking off. In part, F3 is about preparing each of us for the day when things don’t go as planned.  The times we are forced to make a decision about sticking to a commitment we made, especially when we are alone and even if we would rather be someplace else. And, not just do the thing we committed to but give it your best effort, to push to the limits of what we are capable of when fighting the jester encouraging us to slack off.
As such, for me today was a lesson I needed to be reminded of in a way that tested whom I was going to be today.
Take a knee.
I appreciate the opportunity to lead just one today and be encouraged that today anyway the jesters of the gloom were defeated.
SYITG, Hot Mic Out!

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