YHC woke up at 4am to the sound of rain and thunder. This was going to be a great day.
YHC has noticed a few things over the course of 2+ years in F3:
- Belding will NOT post in rain, cold or heat.
- Most pax pay too much attention to weather reports.
- It almost NEVER rains during a workout.
It’s true. Rain will come before. Rain will come after. Rain almost never happens during a workout. This theory proved true today. That did not prevent a body of water slightly bigger than Lake Superior from forming in the K-Town parking lot, however. YHC started to get excited.
Then YHC showed up at the GridIron parking lot. Nothing. No cars. Crickets. YHC got nervous. After firing off a couple of posts on GroupMe and seeing no reaction, YHC sent a text to GreenAcres, a stalwart of F3Hartsville and a GridIron Redwood.
YHC-“Where are the GI boys? I’m the only one here so far.”
GA-“Shit…I’ll be there in a min. I was fartsacking. People get there late though.”
Just at that moment, YHC received another text string from FreePee, our newest pax:
FP-“What’s the plan when it’s raining?”
YHC-“Work out and get wet. Bring a towel.”
Just at that moment, Goldilocks came in on 2 tires and parted the seas as he drove his stinky truck through the deep end of the K-Town parking lot. Love Bug performed a perfect power slide docking maneuver. GA drove his john boat over from his house. FreePee added extra lifts to his RedRowzee-esque Jeep and splashed water on the upper deck of the stadium.
YHC was once again excited.
Four corners-Squats, Merkins, Monkey Humpers, Mountain Climbers
Between corners-On the long side, we sprinted, ran backwards, did the electric slide and grape vine
Short side-Lunge walks, Dancing in the rain, Rockettes
GA was bitching about form while we were doing Merkins, so YHC took the opportunity to demonstrate perfect handstand push-ups. Goldi stood in awe, jaw agape. Being rather modest, YHC demurred when FreePee asked YHC to do one-handed handstand push-ups. Maybe next time FreePee. Maybe next time. It’s not about me.
FreePee was having none of this Rockettes business and chose to stay well behind the other pax, nervous about what might come next. Thankfully the stadium lights were on and Bo Norris was not present, so he was safe.
LoveBug kept complaining about his vaginitis. Goldi offered to rub it, which I think really freaked out FreePee. He will learn soon enough that Goldi only has the noblest of intentions. Caution is the better part of valor, however, so FreePee gets a free pass.
YHC felt the need to implement the lessons of the Ab Challenge from last month. YHC failed to participate in said challenge, being already a Greek god.
6 inches for 10 count. (The GI pax suck at counting)
We then commenced to do box cutters, but only moving when YHC told them to. This is a listening skills exercise (The GI pax suck at listening)
10 count at each station of the box cutter. (Reference above re: counting ability)
Flutters x 20 IC
Goldi did a great job of counting, but never lifted his legs. LoveBug struck a “Forestry Calendar” pose, resting on one elbow and casting suggestive looks at FreePee the whole time. Evidently he was feeling better after Goldi attended to his issues. Very uncomfortable.
Christmas in April is coming. Mutt has made a sign up sheet. It will be distributed soon to all the AO’s.
We are working on a leadership project with Cypress Adventures to design, build and implement an OCR.
F3’s mission is to develop leaders in the community. YHC has observed that we are becoming somewhat insulated as a group. When we go to parties, we hang out together to the exclusion of others in the room. This is a normal milestone in the history of any group, but it is not a place we need to stop. It is time for us to become uncomfortable again and look beyond ourselves to find that SadClown who is desperate for what we have to offer. Most of our recruiting efforts have been directed toward former F3 pax who have fallen away. While we don’t want to forget them or give up on them, we cannot use them as an excuse for failing to reach out to the new guy. True leadership in the community must happen IN the community. We cannot replace the community. Rather we must enter INTO the communities around us. Let’s renew our efforts to step out and talk to a stranger. Perhaps you dread that more than burpees, but YHC can promise it will pay bigger dividends in the end.