This morning we gathered to put in work. We had a new site and a new purpose for this AO.
As such it seemed relevant to review the 5 principles of F3.
- Be free of charge.
- Be open to all men.
- Be held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold.
- Be led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion, with no training or certification necessary.
- End with a Circle of Trust.
Once we had that under our belt, disclaimers were disclaimed and we had out COP: All ICx10
Low Slow Squats, Imperial Walkers, Hillbilly Walkers, Tempo Merkans
Mosey to the School and grab a partner for some DORA 123- Cumulative totals: 100 merkans, 200 squats, 300 LBCs
Here we discussed the first three principles in more depth
Mosey around the building to the other parking lot and grab a different partner for a little bit of Angry DORA- Cumulative totals: 50 burpees, 100 V ups, 150 Fly Merkans (1 wide and 1 diamond= 1 rep)
Here we discussed the final two principals in more depth
COT- We got over two miles of bootcamp in today. We also renamed the AO. BTC stands for “Be The Change” because we hope that is can be the catalyst to build into success for all men.
Families and our Nation were lifted as needs.
Thanks to everyone who showed up today. While discussing the 5 core principals I asked the group “If F3 is for all men, what does that mean? How long does it take to make a man?”
Answers varied. The one I like the best was “As long as it takes”.
We are all a member of this group because someone saw the need in us. Someone poured into us.
Since joining I have worked out in rain, snow, sleet, hurricanes, 90% humidity, and temperatures over 100 degrees. The experience has made me stronger mentally and physically.
There was nothing that acted as a barrier. No fees. No doors to walk through. No certification required.
Just showing up is it.
Just showing up allowed me to be sharpened.
Just showing up exposed me to other viewpoints.
Just showing up qualified me to be a part of a community based on improvement.
I am constantly impressed by the ability of the men of my community to show up. And that is how we make a difference.
When someone is sick, we show up.
When someone is hurt, we show up.
When someone needs and ear, we show up.
When someone needs sharpening, we show up.
When one of our brothers has a need, we show up.
This AO presents us with another opportunity to show up.
Where did you post this morning?
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