3 Years. 3 Stops. 500 Reps.

QIC: Chappie

Date: 2/16/19

When YHC chimed in to volunteer to Q on this date, he had a couple things in mind. 1) That it would be near his 3-year manniversary, and 2) It would also be near the Daytona 500. With that he had to adjust after realizing it was a Saturday workout, not a Thursday as he initially thought. (The plan was to use the traffic circle at H.O.B. in Milton as a mock track for our own sort of “Daytona 500.”)

Enough said, the PAX met in Georgetown at the Aegis AO for a Saturday workout celebrating YHC’s 3-Year Manniversary. Thanks to all the HIM who posted and a special welcome to FNG Mrs. Doubtfire. Great to have a new brother among us! And, yes, we’ll drop the “Mrs.” Reeeelaaax! In honor of FebNG and assuming the credit for bringing the FNG, Vanilla executed 2 Burpees as we circled up.

Here’s how the rest of 3 years, 3 stops. And 500 reps went down:

Warm-O-Rama:

  • SSH – 18 IC
  • Imperial Walker – 10 IC
  • Smurf Jack – 15 IC (No, YHC cannot start Smurf Jacks in the Seal Jack position.)
  • Calf Raises – 30 (TI), 30 (TO) OYO (plantar fasciitis prevention?)
  • Cherry Picker, Crab Flipper, Hairy Chigger – 15 IC
  • PC Merkins – 10 OYO

The Thang:

PAX were gathered at the edge of the traffic circle. Each man ran a timed lap of the circle for “Pole Position.” Tclaps to Vanilla for winning the pole at 29 secs. The Pole Winner would be the first to run steps at our 3 COP’s (Circle Of Pain) along the workout route. Plus, each man was supposed recall his own pole time at the end of the workout and execute the corresponding number of Burpees. YHC conveniently forgot about that by end of workout. There’s always tomorrow.

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Mosey to 1st Stop — Steps on backside of County Bank

Pole Sitter (Vanilla) commences to run up steps & back down while other PAX did Seal Jacks, switch out with next PAX. Rinse & repeat until an accumulated 500 Seal Jacks are completed. Oh, come on! It was only approximately 72 Reps/PAX

YHC shared 1st portion of 3rdF Message:

3rd MANNIVERSARY: Three years ago this weekend I went to my first F3 workout after my buddy Wade (Nunchuk) put the EH on me to check it out. I want to share a few things I’ve gained from F3–things that kept me coming back: FITNESS – This is the “why” for any man who comes to an F3 workout. This one speaks for itself, but here’s where I came from: Spent just short of 12 years in the ARNG, and always stayed in great shape. I had that carrot (APFT) to motivate me. But I got out in April 2001. That’s 15 years with only a few short bursts of exercise BUT NO FITNESS. F2L (Freed to Lead) notes the difference: F3 “…is about fitness, not exercise…we’re far more focused on staying in shape. Getting in shape is a sprint fueled by the enthusiasm of a change for the better, but staying in shape is a marathon sustained by discipline and near-maximum effort virtually every day of a man’s life” (36). “Train yourself…”

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Mosey to 2nd Stop — Steps on front of ARNG Armory

*Pit Stop: Dragon Crawl, NAPA parking lot

2 PAX at a time, Vanilla & Nugget got us started running up, then back down the steps to switch out with PAX doing Merkins. Rinse & repeat until an accumulate 500 Merkins is completed.

YHC shared the 2nd portion of his 3rdF Message:

FELLOWSHIP – This is “why” any man keeps coming back. At the first (and every subsequent) workout all the other men kept encouraging me; they kept encouraging one another! In a matter of terms, each was saying, “Brother, you’re the reason why we’re here” (F2L 20). Afterward we all went to coffeeteria, and I knew I’d found something I’d been longing for–the camaraderie experienced that day. I’d found a group of men serious about locking shields and serious about going steel-on-steel like Prov. 27:17: “Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” Through F3 I’ve gained deep friends in SC, here, and deep bonds in a lot of other places. The common problem that F3 solves (and why men keep coming back) is that men “forgot how to make friends.” “We could make friends when we were boys. We watch our sons do it now. Somehow, by the time we’re adults, we lose our grasp on that elemental skill” (F2L 50). To be honest, it’s an even greater challenge for me as a pastor, so I found F3 to be the perfect solution for curing the embarrassing problem of loneliness. Again, this is the common problem among men–not just among pastors. It’s also the reason we need to PROTECT and PROMOTE the 2ndF more. “Because the fellowship acts as the glue for F3, protecting and promoting the 2ndF is critical. Erode the fellowship and the PAX will come unstuck from the workout” (F2L 25). In another portion of F2L you read this: “Life..is all a mountainside that you either climb up or slide down, a little bit every day…F3 may be a better way for you to keep climbing. The plateau thing? That’s a myth” (F2L 38). Personally, F3 has helped me to keep climbing!

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Mosey to 3rd Stop – Steps on Side of County Admin Building:

*Pit Stop: Lt. Dan from power pole to power pole

Pole Sitter commenced to Bear Crawling up, then Crawl Bear down the steps, then switching with next PAX. Rinse & Repeat until an accumulated 500 Squats are completed.

YHC shared the 3rd portion of his 3rdF Message:

FAITH – Some of you may think the 3rdF (the way we do it) is BECAUSE I’m a pastor. But I want to tell you the ratio is significantly offset between the number of PAX who are pastors and those who are not. Many of the AO’s out there operate just like ours. The faith YHC personally expresses is NOT part of my life because I’m a pastor. I’m a Christian man first (God just happened to call me as a pastor) and my contribution to the 3rdF’s we have, gives me (each of us) an opportunity to share where true and lasting strength and leadership comes from. As far as the overall mission of F3, “To plant, grow, and serve small workout groups of men for the invigoration of male community leadership,” I keep coming back because I’m NOT a born leader. Leadership is a skill developed by learning and exercising leadership. I’ve continue to gain so much from others’ (yours) thoughts, insights, AND exercise of leadership. F3 has sharpened and invigorated me personally as a leader. And I hope to be able to say I’ve offered you the same in return, so that we’re all better leaders in our homes, workplaces, and communities in which we serve. For 3 years now different aspects of the Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith have taught me that “despite our easy lives, we need something hard to do, something to reach for” and so this incubator of leadership has trained me and been a catalyst for pushing through hard stuff in life. But where it counts most, I’ve learned to be a better husband and father. THAT’S WHY I KEEP COMING BACK!

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Mosey return to AO at the traffic circle

2 Minute Abs to wrap up the workout – 20 secs each non-stop (AMRAP) :

  • Knee to Elbow Crunches
  • Flutter Kicks
  • Scissor Kicks
  • Dying Cock Roaches
  • Gas Pumpers
  • American Hammers

That’s the deal. 3 years. 3 stops. and 500 reps (in honor of Sunday’s Daytona). Honored to Q and glad to be able to keep at it after jumping in as an FNG 3 years ago. Here’s to another 3, at least! Appreciate all the PAX posting and making the workout worthwhile. Appreciate all you guys.

Number-Rama – 7 PAX including FNG, Doubtfire

Name-O-Rama

COT/BOM

  • Announcements: Crayons & FNG’s, bring ’em. Crayons accepted until Friday 2/22 when we’ll ruck them to Milton PD to contributed to Faryn Adams’ collection to give to child patients at AI and other local hospitals. Remember, crayons are worth 1 Burpee/box and FNG’s are worth 2. Time is ticking, let’s get those crayon’s
  • Prayers: Chairman’s mom, Brenda; other requests concerning some HIM in PAX’s lives who are facing health battles

Chappie, out!

Aye!

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County Seat Crawls

2/9/2019

QIC: Vanilla

AO: Aegis: Georgetown, DE

PAX: Chattahoochee, Circuit (FNG), Fireplex, Fish Camp (FNG), Hideous, Leatherman, Ruxpin, Summit, Vanilla

Temperature: 28 F

Summary: With 2 FNG’s in tow, and nearly double digits for the first time in Georgetown, 9 PAX sharpened iron in the county seat!

Warm-O-Rama

SSH – 20 IC

Seal Jacks – 20 IC

Smurf Jacks – 20 IC

Cherry Pickers – 20 IC

Windmill – 20 IC

Windshield Wipers – 10 IC

Rearview Wipers – 10 IC

Mosey to Georgetown Elementary for the thang!

The Thang 1: “Chappie Challenge”

PAX lined up along sidewalk 1 on near side of school front yard. Bearcrawl to sidewalk 2, mosey back to start, complete 30 merkins – OYO. Bearcrawl to sidewalk 2, Lt. Dans to sidewalk 3, mosey back to start, complete 20 Merkins. Bearcrawl to sidewalk 2, Lt. Dans to sidewalk 3, Dragoncrawl to sidewalk 4, mosey back to start, complete 10 Merkins.

Mosey to Library for The Thang 2!

The Thang 2: “Descending Curb Crawl”

Complete 10 Derkins, bear crawl to opposite curb for 9 Irkins, Crawl back to initial curb for 8 Derkins…rinse and repeat descending to 1.

Break for Third F: “Catch People on the Bounce”

QIC is currently reading “Everybody Always” by Bob Goff. The book challenges us all to love, literally everyone, regardless of their difficulty or what they’ve done or are currently going through.” A particular excerpt spoke deeply to me last night and I decided to share with the group. I believe that F3 is the perfect brotherhood to catch one another on the bounce…If you don’t know what I mean, read below:

“There’s one last thing the instructor told us in class. He said if the main parachute doesn’t open up, and the reserve parachute doesn’t either, you’ve got about 45 seconds before you hit the ground and make your mark. I was  surprised and a little grossed out when the instructor said hitting the  ground isn’t want kills you. Every bone in your body will break, of course.  But after you hit the ground,  you’ll bounce – and it’s the second time you  hit that kills you as the broken bones puncture all your organs I know that is kind of graphic, but it’s true. 

I’m a lawyer, so with this information in mind I figured I needed a strategy. Here’s mine: if none of the parachutes open up, when I hit the ground, I’m going to brag the grass and avoid the bounce. What is true in skydiving is true in our lives. It’s usually not the initial failure that takes us out; it’s the bounce. We’ve all hit the ground hard at work or in a relationship or with a big ambition. Whether we had a big, public failure or an even bigger private one, the initial failure won’t crush our spirit or kill our faith; it’s the second hit that does. The second hit is what follows when things go massively wrong or we fail big, and the people we thought would rush to us create distance instead. The express disapproval or teat us with polite indifference

If we want to be like Jesus, here’s our simple and courageous job: Catch people on the bounce. When they mess up, reach out to them with love and acceptance the way Jesus did. When they hit hard, run to them with your arms wide open to hug them even harder. God wants to be with them when they mess up, and He wants us to participate.”

“Everybody Always” -Bob Goff

Mosey back to AO for The Thang 3!

The Thang 3: 11’s of Box Jumps & Dips

PAX split into 2 groups at each planter of the GTown Circle. PAX completed 10 Dips at initial planter, ran across circle to opposite planter for 1 Box Jump, back to initial planter for 9 dips, back across for 2 Box Jumps…rinse and repeat until you’ve gone from 10 to 1 on Dips and 1 to 10 on Box Jumps. Total reps for each round always equaling 11.

Ended with Number-Rama, Name-O-Rama, & COT/BOM

Named our FNG’s. Welcome Circuit & Fish Camp!

Humbly Your QIC,

Vanilla

Name-O-Rama!
Fish Camp!
Circuit!
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A ‘chance’ of snow …..& WBOC

6 degrees , snow covering everything …. and look who wanted to interview us again! WBOC!


Warm up 

SSH – 22 

Cherry Picker- 15

WindMill- 15

Imperial walker- 15

Moroccan- 22

After the warm up we took a quick break for an interview with WBOC who happened to be out at the circle on this beautiful snow covered morning.

Now that that is over….. Let’s get to it-


There is 1 weighted pack that is to be carried on each mosey by pax. Switching off as needed.  


Mosey to point 1 

each workout will be broken up with random PAX pick of SSH, arm circles or lunges. 


50 dips 

50 merkins 

75 squats 


Mosey to point 2 

50 dips 

50 merkins 

75 squats 


3rd F – https://www.iequip.org/2018/08/23/accepting-the-responsibility-of-a-leaders-trust/


Mosey to point 3 

50 dips 

50 merkins 

75 squats 


Mosey to point 4 

50 dips 

50 merkins 

75 squats 


Mosey back to circle 

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Bear Crawls, Crawl Bears, Iron Mikes’; OH-MY!!!

1-26-2019

QIC: Ruxpin

AO: Aegis, Georgetown DE

PAX: Leatherman, Chappie, Semi, Waterfall, Ruxpin

Warm-O-Rama: 25F Beautifully calm but frost covered Gloom. SSH-20 IC, Horseshoe Crab Flipper (Cherry Picker)-20 IC, Windmill-20 IC, Moroccan Nightclub-20 IC, Plank Shoulder Taps-20 IC.

Thang Part-0.5: G-Town Circle broken into 0.25 cent pieces. Lt. Dan to 10 Bench Dips; Butt Kicks to 10 Bench Dips; Lunges to 10 Bench Dips; High Knee to 10 Bench Dips.

Thang Part-1: Mosey to Library (0.5ish miles), 1 set of 11’s curb to curb, Bear Crawl to Erkins to Crawl Bear to Iron Mikes’ (squat thrust w/merkin).

Thang Part-2: Mosey to Middle School (0.25ish miles), 1/2-3/4 speed Jail Break (fast Mosey) to 2nd light post then Nur back to start 4x. Stopping at 2nd light post for 50 SSH 1x, 40 Squats 1x, 30 Merkins 1x, 20 Big Boys 1x.

Break for 3rd F; 3 Lies men believe about themselves (All Pro Dads) It all happened in twenty seconds. Nick Foles was the starting quarterback for the Rams, who had just lost two games in a row. He sat in a game planning room with quarterback coach Chris Weinke, and backups, Case Keenum and Sean Mannion. Suddenly Head Coach Jeff Fischer burst into the room. He thanked Foles for his service but announced he was no longer the starter. After that, the Head Coach left as quickly as he entered, leaving Foles blindsided. By the end of that season, just two years after being selected for the pro bowl, Nick Foles had lost his love for football and decided to retire. Game Over. How did he go from that moment to being Super Bowl MVP just two years later? He shares in his book, Believe It: My Journey to Success, Failure, and Overcoming the Odds, The 3 Lies many men believe about themselves. Lie 1: I Am What I Do: Believing this lie will make you (in your mind) as good as your last performance. If you win, you are a winner. If you lose, you are a loser, plain and simple. This lie was at the core of Nick Foles’ belief. He felt as good about himself as his last game. When he realized that he was not the sum of his successes and failures he finally experienced freedom. Regardless of his performance, he came to realize that God loved him unconditionally, and that was his true identity. After that, football was no longer about achieving a sense of self-worth. It was just about using his God-given gifts to play the game. Lie 2: I Am What People Say About Me: Believing this lie will make you as good (again, in your mind) as the last thing someone said to you or about you. This causes a lot of men to abandon their authentic self in favor of someone they think others will accept. They end up creating a person they think others want. It’s posing, rather than living. Are you in constant need of affirmation? When someone says something negative about you, does it send you spiraling? We are all in need of encouragement, and certainly, negative feedback hurts. However, until you can be honest and embrace who you are you will be a shell of a person. Lie 3: I AM What I Have: Believing this lie will make you as valuable as the sum of your possessions, your name, or sphere of influence. It will make you greedy because we can never have enough to feel full. It will make you fearful and anxious to hold on to what you have. And it will make you insecure as you compare yourself to others. Your wealth (or lack of) and your job (or lack of) does not define you. The amount of power or influence you have on society (or lack of) does not define you.

Thang Part-3: School parking lot next to bike rack; Over the Wall to 10 LBCs wash, rinse, repeat 5x. Mosey back to Circle (0.75ish miles).

Number-Rama, Name-O-Rama, COT.

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ALL-RIGHT

1/19/19. Nugget on Q. Georgetown, DE.

Warm up. 25 ssh. 25 windmill. 20 cherry pickers. 20 mt climbers. butt kick half way round georgetown circle, butt kick other half.

A. abs-100 heel touch. 80 lbcs. 60 reverse crunches. 40 flutter kicks. 20 big boys.

L. legs-lunge half way around georgetown circle. jump squat other half. wrestling squat side shuffle around half circle, switching sides at half.

L. legs-100 step ups on bench.

R. run-mosey to georgetown middle.

I. interval-basketball suicides down 9 stripes of parking lot. mosey back to circle.

G. get…

H. huge- 48 dips, 24 hand release merkins. 12 tricep extension push ups(suckers). then 30 dips, 15 merkins.

T. talk-3rd F on alright vs all right. James 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

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Catch Me If You Can, William Wallace!

1/05/2019

QIC: Vanilla

Warm-O-Rama

SSH – 20 IC

Seal Jacks – 20 IC

Smurf Jacks – 20 IC

Crab Jacks – 10 IC

Plank Jacks – 20 IC

Cherry Pickers – 20 IC

Mosey to Soccer Field at St. Michael The Archangel

The Thang 1: “Catch Me If You Can”

PAX Partner/Team Up. Once PAX does an exercise while the other PAX NUR’s around the soccer field. Once PAX completes the exercise, He sprints to his teammate and they swap duties. Rinse and Repeat until full lap around field is complete. PAX Completed 4 Laps with the following exercises: Round 1: 5 Burpees, R2: 10 Squats, R3: 10 Diamond Merkins, R4: 10 Big Boys)

Break for Third F: Disruption (F1)

Back at it…

The Thang 2: “William Wallace”

PAX back into teams. 1 PAX runs from sideline to the other sideline and performs a chosen exercise while the rest of the PAX are in plank. That PAX returns to his corner and alternating PAX run to opposing sideline to complete the same exercise. 3 Rounds of exercises were completed: 10 Merkins – High Plank, 20 Big Boys – Crab Plank, 10 Burpees – Forearm Plank.

Mosey back to the AO w/ 6 minutes to spare

The Thang 3: “Mary-Go-Round”

PAX had the chance to pick a Core Exercise (Mary), upon completion of called exercise, PAX ran a lap (Go-Round), came back for the next core exercise called, etc., etc. Scissor Kicks, 6 Inches, Flutter Kicks

Ended with Number-Rama, Name-O-Rama, & COT/BOM

Humbly Your QIC,

Vanilla

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Total body 2018 wrap up

Capri lap around circle 

Warm-up

WindMill- 12

SSH- 29

Cherry picker- 18

Squats- 12

Merkins- 29 oyo

Moroccan NC-18 


Mosey to Napa-

 Mini Merkin madness –

20reg 20 wide 20 hand release20 ranger  20 reg 


Mosey to school – for sake of wet feet we used parking lot.

Nur to light pole 1- 15 squats 

Lt dan back –

 Nur to light pole 1 – 15 squats 

Side shuffle to pole 2 – 20 flutter kicks 

Side shuffle back to pole 1 ,  Lt dan back

 Nur to pole 1 – 15 squats

 Side shuffle to pole 2 – 20 flutter kicks 

Sprint to pole 3 – 25 ssh 

Sprint back to pole 2 ,Side shuffle to pole 1 Lt dan to start. 

Nur to 1st- 15 squats 

Side shuffle to 2nd -20 flutter kicks 

Sprint to pole 3- 25 SSH

Karaoke to pole 4- 30 merkins 

Karaoke to 3rd. Sprint to 2nd, Side shuffle to 1st , It dan to start. 

Mosey to library – 

Toy soldier set 

American Hammers- 25 

Pax choice ab – 4 count Freddy 


Wosey during 3rd F
– Setting goals vs resolutionsSet the goal. Layout a plan. Forget the goal and Work the plan.You need Mentor  and a coachOften there’s a difference. Know the difference but seek both. 


Mosey to courthouse lot – 3corners – 

1st corner- 10 burpees

 Nur to 2nd corner 

2nd corner- 50 merkins (20 reg, 15 diamond, 15 wide ) 

Lt Dan to 3rd corner 3rd corner- 100 lbc – nice steady pace  And 50 dips 

Bear crawl To sidewalk. 


Mosey to circle for COT 


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5 on 12/8/18

5 PAX braved the 18 degree starting temp , but it didn’t take long to warm up! 

Warm up- 

Capri lap around circle, 

SSH-30

Cherry Picker- 20

Imperial Walker- 10

SSH- 15

Windmill – 10 


Mosey to Stop 1- church lot.
1-5 burpees Lt Dan

 2- 5 burpees Lt Dan 

3- 5 burpees Lt Dan 

4- 5 burpees Lt Dan 

5- burpees. Lt Dan 


Mosey to stop 2 – school 

Start at first sidewalk with 12 merkins 

Side shuffle to next sidewalk

8 merkins Side shuffle to next sidewalk 

18 merkins NUR back 

12 merkins Side shuffle 

8 merkins Side shuffle

18 merkins Side shuffle

NUR back 12, 8, 18 with mosey in between

 12,8 18 with mosey in between 

12, 8 , 18 karaoke  in between sets 


3rd F -Responsibility as father. And HIM 

https://www.allprodad.com/10-things-scripture-says-about-being-a-father/


Mosey to stop 3-library. 

1- Toy soldier set

2- 6 inches till someone gives 

3- pax ab pick 

4- 25 American hammers

 5-  toy soldier set 


Mosey back to circle 
Name A Rama COT 

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Tres Amigos Reforzar

Date: 12/1/18

QIC: Chappie

Three PAX (Tres amigos) posted on a fairly mild morning to bring in the 1st of December by “Stepping up” (reforzar). You’ve heard the phrase, please pardon my French, well this is YHC’s shot at Spanish, which he doesn’t know, but if you do and his is wrong, just go with it. The type of workout was more of a slow-burn but it’s theme was stepping up: Stepping up in the workout and stepping up our 2nd F game a bit. Allow me to esplain…

THE WARM-O-RAMA:

  • SSH – 10 IC
  • Imperial Walker – 15 IC
  • Cherry Picker – 18 IC
  • Flying Squirrel – 10 OYO
  • Peter Parker – 10 IC

Mosey around the County Admin Building to the STEPS on S Bedford St. side

THE THANG:

Each PAX:

  • 10 Calf Raises – 1 PAX does calf raises, runs up/down steps, switches with next PAX
  • Mike Tysons – Other PAX did Mike Tysons while calf raises and step runs were complete – AMRAP 
  • Rinse & repeat 3 rounds (Tres amigos)

Mosey to STEPS in front of National Guard Armory

All PAX:

  • Jump steps to top, run down – 50 American Hammers (single count)
  • Jump steps to top (wide legged, thanks Summit), run down – 50 E2K (each leg)
  • Crawl Bear steps to top, run down – 50 Gas Pumpers
  • Jump steps to top in reverse, run down – 50 American Hammers (double count)
  • Jump steps to top, run down – 50 E2K’s
  • Jump steps to top, run down – 50 Gas Pumpers
  • Crawl Bear to top, run down

Mosey down Front St. to W. Laurel to the STEPS on the backside of County Bank. (Steps. Anybody seeing a theme? …reforzar.)

Each PAX:

  • 1 PAX run up/then down steps, then switch with next PAX
  • Squats – AMRAP
  • Merkins – AMRAP
  • Rinse and repeat 3 rounds

At this point, we took a breather for the 3rd F:

Tomorrow is the first Sunday of Advent , so I figured I’d share a message about Christmas for our 3rdF. (Advent = Coming. Christmas season celebrates the anticipated birth of Christ and it anticipates Christ’s 2nd coming). One of the most well-known Bible verses in connection to Christmas is found in Luke 2:14, which says, “GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST, AND ON EARTH PEACE AMONG MEN WITH WHOM HE IS PLEASED.” 

I didn’t become a believer until I was 21. Growing up my only church experiences were on Christmas Eve. I still remember the ambiance and PEACE of those services, the smell of hot-cross buns baking, and the PEACE of my family going to church together–there was peace, everyone got along. Christmas is about peace!

In Basic Training we were sent home for what is known in the Army as Christmas Exodus. While it felt “wrong” to go home for a break half way through Basic Training, it was a time of PEACE…peace was the sense. Even our 1st SGT and Senior Drill Sergeant came in peace, as they were assigned to take several of us to the airport. Guys who were normally yelling and barking orders at us, were actually friendly while taking us to the airport. It confused us a bit. But, then again, Christmas is about PEACE.

At Christmas men/women tend to act differently towards one-another…we tend to act in PEACE. Romans 12:18 says, “If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.” That verse tells us that PEACE is not just for Christmas time. In fact, Christmas is about the “child born to us,” who, according to Isaiah 9:6-7, was to be called the “Prince of Peace.” That means PEACE is a practice which is derived from God Himself through faith in Christ. What’s interesting is that Christ Himself later said, “I did not come to bring peace, but a sword” (Mt. 10:34). So how do we reconcile that with Luke 2:14: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.” First, we cannot rely on things which bring both false and temporary peace (that’s NOT the peace Christ is author of). He came to give us peace with God, with heaven, and in our very souls and consciences; peace with the Holy One whom we Wholly offended by our unholiness! So, secondly, God’s peace (true peace) is LIMITED to those who are recipients of His grace–those who receive him by faith in Jesus Christ. As the saying goes: “No God, no peace. Know God, know peace.” Christmas is the celebration of the very birth of peace and the source of peace WITH GOD. And if any HIM is going to be a man of peace himself (not JUST at Christmas), it must start by him first being a follower of peace personified. That should give us something to think about as we go through this Advent/Christmas season. Christmas is about peace.

YHC had announced along the way at each STEPS pain station that there was a plan in mind. Here’s where the plan was announced: We need to step up our 2nd F game a little. YHC challenged the PAX to make it back to the AO in 3 minutes, and if we did we were cutting the workout at 45 mins. in order to partake of some 2nd F.

We made it back with a minute to spare…looks like we’re going to get some coffee!

COP:

Number-Rama/Name-O-Rama/Announcements/Prayer

BOM

Ending 15 minutes early was the plan all along. PAX are generally so busy Saturday mornings after workouts that too often the 2ndF Coffeeteria is neglected. YHC figured out a way to subvert that tendency: Cut the workout at 45 mins and go from there. YHC declared he was buying coffee and breakfast for the Tres amigos, so off we went.

Mosey to Georgetown Family Restaurant.

Coffeeteria

P.S. – Keep an eye on the check. YHC was going to pay, but Fireplex stole it and wouldn’t give it back! Come to think of it, keep an eye on your Weinke when he’s around! Seriously, thanks to Fireplex for covering breakfast. And thanks to both Fireplex & Summit for good conversation over breakfast (i.e. the rest of y’all missed out–the Fartsack will do that to ya!). Good fellowship guys!

Honored to lead!

Chappie, out!

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The Semi “colon”


Warm up
20 Seal jacks
15 Cherry picker
20 SSH
15 Windmill
10 Imperial walker

The Semi “colon”

Mosey 1 block north from circle, 1 block east, and 2 blocks south to Domino’s.

Wall sit – 10 count
Bttw merkin

10 count from each HIM for 2 rounds, total of 8 bttw merkins

Mosey to firehouse

Plank – 10 count
Merkin

10 count from each HIM for 2 rounds, total of 8 merkins

Mosey to school parking lot

3rd F

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.
1 Peter 5:6‭-‬10 ESV
A good affirmation that you are not alone in your struggles. There is season for everything. God will restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

SEMI’S “Suicides” consisted of nurs, jailbreaks, bear crawls, side steps, woseys, moseys, and LT. Dangers (Thanks Chattahoochee) back and forth across width of parking lot.

Mosey to old napa store

5 burpees mosey around building, 5 merkins mosey around building, 5 squats mosey around building for 2 rounds.

Wosey to 1 block from AO, then jailbreak the rest of way in.

toy soldier set
30 lbcs
20 k2e per side
15 big boys
Mosey around circle for 2 rounds

Finish with AYG high and low plank switched at Q’s call.

 

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