MY People….

Eight Pax, took the Daily Red Pill (DRP) this morning and got better because for it.

The Pax: Squirrel, Neo, Scout, CPT D, Lego (visiting from Lexington SC), Beano, Josey and we welcomed in Hadrian (FNG Rob)

The Thang:    Break into groups of four pax. At the whistle (4 min) move to next station 

Group 1 – Playground – Abs

  • 20 Swing knee tuck                                    
  • Plank 1 min                                     
  • 20 Swing Fall Out
  • Plank 45 sec

Group 2 – Wall – Legs

  • 20 Squats
  • 20 Lunges..10 each leg
  • 20 Bulgarian Split squats
  • 20 Lateral Step Downs, ea side

Group 3 – BB Court – Chest

  • Mucho Chesto (10 x Merkin / 10 x Wide Merkin / 10 x Ranger / 10 Stagger Left / 10 Stagger Right)
  • Rest 30 sec
  • Mini Chesto
  • Rest 30 sec

ALL – move to BB courts for some:  Seal Clap Merkins to 10

Scout was chosen to lead us down to the Fire Department for some Bruce Lee.  He mumbled something like….“For Fart Sake”.  Maybe it’s some kind of warrior war cry or sob or…something.

  • 30 WWII Situps
  • 30 Rosalita’s
  • 30 Heel touches
  • 30 LBCs
  • 35 Peter Parker – Parker Peters IC

Lego led us up the hill and back to the Tennis Courts

AROD!!  So pair up.

Partner 1                                                                          Partner 2

300     Side Straddle Hops                                                Bearcrawl

200     Monkey Humpers                                                  Jog to other end & back

100     Hand Release-Release Merkins                         Crawlbear

Finished off with 20 penalty Burpee’s

Announcements/Prayer requests: Thanks to all of you who have come out these past days to join in the fun.  It has been an honor to lead such a group of men.

100 Moore Men (virtual via YouTube), Prayers for everyone tending to Roadhouse & his upcoming procedure as well as quick healing, For CPT D’s mom who broke her foot and Lego’s father who’s working through a broken heart and health issues.  We appreciate you Lego for coming back and being part of our extended F3 family.

Captain D lead us out in prayer



My original plan was to write a Moleskine about rucking and a funny story of me winding up on my back in a stream…turtling.  Then, as my M and I were enjoying some wind-down time, we watched a television show called Heartland the other night.  We enjoy the simplicity and wholesomeness of it.  Toward the end of this episode a character writes about her most memorable moment and it got me to thinking about memorable moments.

YHC acknowledges I have led an amazing life to this point.  I’ve watched two beautiful children grow up.  I’ve been been able to journey alongside one of the most amazing women God has put on this planet and she married me!  I’ve also found the gift of walking life with my daughter.  There are so many memorable moments it’s hard to catalog them all.

I pulled my thinking for this Moleskine to the past several years.  Through observation of the past it was realized my memorable moments weren’t from the accolades given or things I’ve seen and done.  It was the people around me who lived life in some of the best moments…I’m talking about MY people – my F3 brothers.  Some of my most recent memorable moments have been forged by getting EH’d to come to F3 Sandhills…the day I got MY people.  You are the men who have nagged me to get out in the Gloom, to do more Merkins and concentrate on form, to participate in Completely Stupid and Utterly Pointless (CSAUP) events.  You men have proven and shown time and again that your hearts are in the right place…even when you’re cussin’ me.  

It’s said, “You don’t get to pick your family” for if most could many would have made other choices ;-)…but when you’re adopted into the F3 family, the opposite is also true.  Through headlocking someone  the pax get to pick you.  Maybe it was meant to be or maybe it just sort of happened, but one thing I’m certain of is that one of my most memorable moments was when these people…became MY people. You have walked, jogged, ran and Burpee’d through life as friend.  

There is a destiny which makes us brothers; none goes his way alone. All that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own.

~Edwin Markum




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