Circle of Trust

    • When: 07/20/18
    • QIC: Reborn
    • The PAX: Polymer, Roxanne, Turbine, Fryin’ Pan, Smiley Face, Magic Mike, Tecmo (FNG), Sapper, Capt. Kangaroo, Gold Plate, Hot Spot, Catfish, Bogey, PCH, Red October, River Rat, Homer, Sir Purr, Static, Trinity, Yoga Mat, Anchor Bar, Kenyan, Festafan, Reborn.

I have to admit that I was a bit nervous when Polymer originally asked YHC to Q at Petra. I had never Q’d here, and I really didn’t want the PAX to hate me after the WO. However, as the date closed in, I realized that I just need to be me and bring the workout just like any other workout I do. So, below is what we did and discussed: the F3 Disclaimer was stated and the 5 Core Principles were mentioned.


We performed the following in cadence: Side Straddle Hops, Imperial Walkers,  Low Slow Squats, Merkins, & Peter Parker Peters.

Then we took a short mosey around the parking lot performing butt kickers, high knees, shuffle, karaoke, and toy soldiers.


YHC decided a couple of weeks ago that we were going to do an old fashioned Pearls on a String workout today. So we took a tour of the AO by moseying for a while and then circling up every so often for some Circle of Pain.

We stopped a total of 4 times and the exercises we performed at each stop are below:

Stop 1: Merkins, Carolina Dry Docks, Squats, Apollo Ohno’s, & Freddy Mercury’s.

Stop 2: Wide Arm Merkins, Pike Presses, Lunges, Side Straddle Hops, & V-Ups.

Stop 3: Diamond Merkins, Table Top Dips, Lateral Lunges, High Knees (1-Minute), & Big Boy SitUps.

Stop 4: Blast Off Merkins, Low Slow Jump Squats, Butt Kickers, & Hello Dollies.

We took a mosey to a wall where we perfomed People’s Chair and Head, Shoulders, Knees, & Toes in Cadence.

After this, we headed back to the COT for some short Ab Lab and the following:


The Circle of Trust: According to the F3 Lexicon, this is the circle we form, usually at the end of a workout, where we do the countarama, namarama, announcements, & prayers & praises (which is usually done in a ball of man (BOM).

Trust: Reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc. of a person or thing;confidence.

How do you approach the COT? Do you come here with things of the day on your mind? Do you come to it with an open heart ready to listen or share? Do you mention prayer requests of other people? Do you ever ask for prayer for yourself?

I will have to admit that I have done all of them. However, ever since I went to a workout recently and the Q mentioned this, I had never really thought about it. The Circle of Trust is a place where we PAX can come together confidently knowing that we can share anything and it will not leave the Circle unless permission is given.

I challenge the PAX today to approach the COT each time with intention. Intentionally listen to others. Intentionally share with others. Intentionally place out there what is truly on your heart. I know that if this is done, you will feel less burdened each time.


CAH Guidance WO-Tonight at 1900 (7:00 PM).

F3 Dads-Saturday-0900.

Roving Ruck AOs (See PreBlast)

July Word of the Month – Sacrifice.

Read Your Newsletter.


Yoga Mat-Career Change.

Walker, Anchor Bar’s M, White Hat-Interviews.

Whitney-Soon to be Father.

Various Misison Trips in the Region.

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