It was another beautiful, if slightly warm and muggy, Night at the Museum.
Appreciate the 6 PAX who rose to the occasion despite the threat of weather. This did lead to a minor modification so that we could stay near the vehicles in the event that we had to call it off (but of course we didn’t because F3 is always outside. We have posted in hurricanes and blizzards. A little tornado siren was not enough to scare us off).
Mosey to the track and take a slow warm up lap. A few minor stretches and then partner up for 200 meter sprints.
Partner 1 sprints 100 m and passes the baton to partner 2 who sprints back. First group to finish got to call an exercise. We did burpees, Sit ups, and squats.
Mosey back to the AO.
Plank up for the reading of 1 Peter 5:8-9
7s up the hill with burpees on the bottom and LBCs on the top.
Close out with a COP style close out- all X10 and IC
SSH, Seal Jacks, LBC, American Hammers, Merkans
1 Peter 5:8-9 says:
8Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.
All men struggle. It is the nature of life. And, it is not fair to compare one struggle to another. If you think that your burden is heavy, then it is. One may struggle with addiction, another with poverty, and another a receding hairline. All of these hit different people differently. While your opinion of each of these may rank them in dramatically different camps, you also know several men that would say that each of these is worse than the other two.
This month we discuss change. F3 has been the catalyst for great change in the life of many men in our community. Only by getting out and experiencing that change can we benefit and grow in all three Fs.
Get outside of your routine. Do something that challenges you. Go to a new AO. Lead a different kind of workout. Find the burden of your brother and talk about it. Open up. Help them carry it. Be a change agent.
Jesus would not have complained that being in a public airplane was like being trapped in a metal tube with demons. He walked among the sick, lame, and outcast. Because you cannot help these people if you hold yourself 30,000 ft above them. This is an example of struggle and change that we should draw from.
We need strong examples of this because each of us has a struggle. Everyone will need help at some time. But, when you lift someone else it will also raise you up.
Be nicer than you have to be.
Sometimes people may deserve the rough side of your tongue. If you withhold it you have shown grace, mercy, and empathy.
All of these are characteristics we should actively seek out. They are the marks of a true HIM.