Conditions 73F and humid.
I had been planning on doing my VQ in a few weeks. However, I found myself signed up for Convergance after arriving back in Simpsonville from Tuesday’s Clinic. Only problem was fitting all my props in the Camry for the road trip back to Hartsville. It’s hard to top most Q’s done on Saturday. My first post as a FNG was probably the hardest and most memorable by Lil’ Sweet. A dual circuit was in order. Felt the need to give a little more attention to my instructions. So a whistle seemed to be appropriate for the task. I had been called “Naked and Afraid” for removing my shirt after Tuesday workout. Well it was time to see how the PAX reacted after a few beer keg slams, block sliders and merkins.
Introduction of myself to the 20 Pax who were on time. The mission of F3 is to plant,grow and serve small men’s workout groups for the invigoration of the male leadership community.
- 20 SSHs
- 15 Imperial Walkers
- 15 Mountain Climbers
- 15 Reach Ins
- 10 Burpees OYO
Count off 1,2 for Dual Loop Session. Then Mosey to the Pond doing a series of exercises I often did at cross-fit. Lunges to Stop sign,then High Kicks,High Knees,Butt kicks and Cariocas to the Pond..
Separate in groups. 1 for Pond and 2 the Concrete pad. At the Pond for four stations for exercises with four sets After finishing set run to next station:
- Station #1 Merkins 50,40,30,20
- Station #2 Squats 50,40,30,20
- Station #3 Plank Jacks 50,40,30,20
- Station #4 Freddy Mercuries 50,40,30,20
At the Concrete Pad Six Exercises
- Pulling chain 30 yds. Down & back
- Bucket carry 30 yds. Down & back.
- Sledge hammer tires 30 yds. Down & back
- Jump rope 100 times. Run down & back
- Beer keg slam 20 times. Run down & back
- Block sliders 30 yards. Down and back.
Switch to next location after finishing sets of exercises or when whistle sounds. Most of us finished up two rounds on starting point and one on the alternate. Mosey back to WZ for Marys.
- Combos 2 Flutter Kicks,4 Leg Raise, 8 LBCs
- Combos 4 Flutter Kicks,8 Leg Raises,16 LBCs
- Combos 8 Flutter kicks,16 Leg Raises,32 LBCs
- Combos 16 Flutter Kicks,32 Leg Raises,64 LBCs
Completed after YHC had a little problem keeping the totals right on each round. Disclaimer came after exercise so a few threats of liability and lawsuits surfaced. #Learning from my mistakes.
Nameorama and Anouncements:Credos to Oliver Segars and F3 Hartsville for helping pay for opposing team Conway’s meal on Friday. Our team came through with the money.
Devotion: Overcoming Fear to Take Leadership
There has always been some apprehension of leading a Q. Specifically the fear of leading Hartsville F3 in physical activities and then giving a devotion that will have some meaning. Since I started F3 in July 2017 there is always something new that I take from each post both spiritually and physically.These Bible verses tie in how trusting in God’s plan for overcoming those fears:
“So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” Deuteronomy 31:6.
“For God did not give us a spirit of fear,but of power,love and a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 With God on our side we are unstoppable. We do not have to live our lives in fear but rather,we can rest in knowing that God has a plan for us. As his people, he will allow us to prosper.
Well I had a great experience doing the Q. In order to grow in your life you must take on challenges that often cause some level of discomfort .I have been to multiple cities and AOs that have F3. F3 Hartsville has always been helpful and encouraging.Thanks for all the support.