Showing up with a bang

    • When: 04/19/18
    • QIC: Bill Nye
    • The PAX: Reborn, Herbie, Waterboy, Gauge, Ryder


The Tavern is one of my favorite AOs so I was excited when the opportunity to Q came up. Between wanting to get more miles and an injury it has been quite a while since I posted at the tavern, so today I broke out some of the greatest hits.
Tha Thang:
Jump squats- IC
Merkans- IC
Burpees- OYO

Mosey to the Wheel of Misfortune for some B.O.M.B.S.:
Burpees, Outlaws, Mountain Climbers, Big Boy Sit-ups, Squats- 10 of one exercise. Run a lap around the building before the next set- a real crowd pleaser!

Mosey to the building for a little partner ab lab:
One person runs up the stairs, bear crawls or lunge walks across the top, runs down. This is the timer. The other is working on their abs while waiting. The partners will then switch positions.
American Hammers, Big Boy sit ups, Crunches, Dying cockroaches

Mosey back to the AO for 3 rounds of 4 corners. Corners 1 and 3 are merkans, corners 2 and 4 are jump squats. Round one we did 5 reps at each corner, round 2 was 6, and round 3 was 7.

Followed by a little light reading and then some music. Sally at the start of a workout= tough. Sally at the end= something wrong with the Q.

However, no one complained that they didn’t get enough of a workout today. Great work by all who posted. Thanks for following me around this morning. I had a blast!

I think that the reason this F3 thing resonates with me (and so many others) is the connection, openness, and light that is found in the gloom. It is our opportunity to share, trust, and grow. When we join the group we are not passive consumers, we become active builders. F3 is deeply entrenched in the concept of leaders leading leaders. All men take part. All men step up. All men Q sites. Most men write backblasts.
How many men have said “This is the thing that I didn’t know I needed”? I know I have heard several men say it. I personally have experienced it.
I read a poem a few months ago that has really resonated with me (posted below). Near the end, it outlines how self-empowerment enables those around us to rise with us. A confident leader can inspire men to work harder. It only makes sense that two confident leaders who are totally in sync and working towards a common goal can cause even greater inspiration.
If this is true, what is the result of 6 men leading one another? A dozen? In the Rock Region we have several hundred men on our roster. All of whom are going to impact each and every other one.
The question is not “Will you leave a legacy?” the question is “What will your legacy be?”
Who have you impacted today? History is written by those who show up.
What kind of impact can you have from your bed?
The men of this group have helped me to see the world in a different light. Sometimes the only thing they have to do in order to have this impact is to show up.

Reborn- A stud and a HIM. Thank you for leading. Thank you for encouraging. You are so freaking quick and you look at ease running a sub seven pace. One day I will catch you, but it is going to take me a while to get there. And on that day you are going to continue to have words of encouragement. One of the things I appreciate most about you is your focus on lifting up everyone around you. Thanks for your work.

Waterboy- You always bring something different to the workout. While your mumble chatter is not the loudest or most prolific, it is profound. I appreciate your hard work. I appreciate your staying positive. I appreciate your presence. Thanks for your impact.

Gauge- You always manage to work hard, make it look easy, and have a smile. You have been a part of the Rock Region far longer than most. It is great to see someone who can stay focused and effective in the region. Thanks for your endurance.

Ryder- You have slimmed down and sped up. I remember our first pre-run where you were burnt after a mile and we had to turn around and walk back to the AO. That will not happen again. You have worked and worked. It is an inspiration to many, even if you don’t know it. Thanks for you effort.

Herbie- It is easy to be faithful and positive in times of prosperity. It is difficult to be tested. The tests you are enduring currently are beyond what most of us have to tackle. And yet here you are. Focused. Positive. HIM. I know it is hard. But you have proven to be emotionally strong and mentally focused. What you ask for in the COT is always the right thing. Never self-serving. Always driving yourself to be better and showing others the way to view the world. Thanks for your example.

I am constantly in awe of the men I post with. Thanks for helping me get better. I really didn’t know what I was getting into that first day.

Our Greatest Fear —Marianne Williamson
It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.

It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fear, Our presence automatically liberates others.

—Marianne Williamson

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