How will you make your mark?
We moseyed around to the side of the building by the benches for the warm up.
15 Side Straddle Hops IC
15 Imperial Walkers IC
10 Windmills IC
10 Cherry Pickers IC
I spoke briefly about two men that made a difference in life as a youth. I was just 12 when my dad past away unexpectedly, but I was fortunate enough to have to gentlemen in my church who took interest in me and looked out for me, Wayne Johnson and Bob Roach. What they did for me may have been as little as a kind word on a Sunday morning or taking me to a HS basketball game on a Friday evening. On several occasions they made sure I was able to participate in Father/Son activities sponsored by the church. Even into my college years Wayne made is presence felt. He travelled for a living and whenever his travels took him close to my college town, he would look me up and we’d catch a meal together. Those two men left a positive mark on my life. How will you make a positive mark on our next generation of youth?
We moseyed over to York Road Elementary where we used the paved loop around what used to be a playground. The pax continued a slow mosey around the loop. One at a time, each guy would sprint ahead around the loop until they caught the group from behind and the next guy would go. Once the one caught up, he would drop down and hold a plank until the pax completed another lap around the loop. This continued until all had taken a turn sprinting.
We took a breather as I spoke some more about another person that has made a positive mark on my life. I’ve been doing F3 for a little over two years now. Early on in this F3 journey, someone … I don’t remember who exactly … spoke about the importance of having a Whetstone Partner. I knew that was something I wanted and needed. I was paired up with Samurai. Early on in our journey, we just kind of inched forward getting to know each other. We have gotten to the point where I’ve been able share deeper and I know I can count on Samurai to have my back, hold what we share in confidence and keep me accountable. How will you make a positive mark on your peers and people you come into contact with on a daily basis?
We moseyed back across the road where I had setup some cones to mark off distance for Burpee Suicides. We ran to the first cone, did one burpee and ran back to the start. Next round, we ran to the first cone – one burpee, second cone – two burpees and ran back to the start. This continued until we finally made our way up to all four cones.
We next made our way onto the large field in front of the school activity bus lot where we used a disc golf disc … NOT A FRISBEE … as a timing mechanism. I threw the disc and me all chased after it. Whoever got to the disc first called an exercise and told about someone that has made a positive mark in their life. This continued until each pax had a turn. It was great hearing the varied ways that each of us have been impacted by someone in their life. I closed it out by speaking about my mom and how she impacted my life. In the face of tragedy after losing my dad, she showed her three teenage children what it meant to pick up the pieces, move on and live a Christ centered life. It wasn’t always easy, but she did what she needed to do to keep our family together and be an example for us kids. How will you make a positive mark on your families.
We moseyed back to the AO for the COT.
We did the count-o-rama, video name-o-rama, shared some announcements and praises and prayer requests.
I closed us out with prayer.
Thank you, JAG for the opportunity to lead. As always, it is an honor and priviledge.
Anchor Bar out.