3 years ago Mouth-2-mouth drug a 270+ lb sad clown to something called F3 and as it worked out Mouth-2-mouth ended up Qing at a location(Firehouse AO) he had never been at to help the men there get in a good workout.
Flash forward to today and that former sad clown is now 210 lbs and soon to be the subregion Q for the Dawson area. I cannot thank him enough for encouraging me to start my F3 journey.
This morning I got there for the pre-ruck and quick setup, Mouth-2-mouth got there early for the BD so I circled back to pick him up and we walked/rucked till everyone else started rolling in.
SirMixalot and Mantooth got there right before the start time and Better call Saul arrived to set the number at 5.
Mouth-2-mouth called out a 15 second warning to get us started, then it was time for the festivities to begin.
Moseyed to the regular spot
Moroccan Night clubs
Michael Phelps (OYO) were done
In honor of my first BD I attended with F3, It was several rounds of 11s, every anniversary Q has to have 11s, sooo.
At the mound
10 Lunges alpha count or Kodiak count, as they are called in the Cherokee region
Top of the mound 3 raven merkins(1merkin,1Diamond merkin, 1 ranger merkin)
Back up and pay the toll each time.
After 3 rounds an audible was called to switch to 3 regular merkins
A snide comment was made about needing to modify for the Cherokee PAX, aka Mouth-2-mouth which may come back to haunt me later, but it was soo worth it.
Next up, to note the fact we never go it alone and are there to encourage one another, we did modified DORAs at the stairs
2 PAX ran the steps while the other 3 did merkins then we switched the 3 PAX ran the steps and the other 2 did merkins
After that we did the same with squats and BBSUs
Last thing was the feather, brick truck concept that as we face things
Feather- gentle nudge/ subtle push to change direction
Stopped at one speed bump
At the next speed bump
Brick- Then next nudge/chance for course correction is going to be more complicated and hurt more.
10 Squat jumps
10 Rocking horses
At the speed bump near the flag
Truck- This one will take you off your feet and cause much straining and pain, so this one had to hurt.
We started to go another round but with time running out and a slight tinge of compassion by me, we modifed
3 Happy Jacks (3 SSHs, 2 BBSUs)
3 Absolutions (To much to recap here, but you know it is not easy)
3 Banthas (1 BBSU, 4 Crunch frogs)
point was made since some PAX stated they felt like they got hit by a truck.
I also mentioned that we do not face the situations/problems alone we have other PAX/HIM there to help us out/encourage us.
With a bit of OT in the BD was done and on to the CoT
For PAX traveling
Better Call Saul’s friends premature baby that was born Monday, several weeks early
For my dad, his recovery and my sister taking on a lot of the load tied to his care.
Shared my journey and how over the past 3 years so much has changed and over time all of us will see growth because we do not rise to the occasion, we fall to the level of our preparedness. We need to continue to strive to be the best we can for the ones that are around us, and as far as I have come, there are many other areas I need to improve/focus on, we should always be moving forward/working to be the best we can, and know that as far as we have come there is always miles to go and we should celebrate the victories but work on improving to be the men our Ms. 2.0s and the others around us, need us to be.
Prayed the on to coffee time
Thanks to Mantooth to heading up to Starting line, it was great meeting him. Also I am very thankful/grateful that Mouth-2-Mouth introduced me to F3, and how even after the BD he was encouraging me/helping me to be better at Qing. We get better as we are bold enough to call each other out and encourage one another to improve and humble enough to know that the encouragement is meant to help us along the journey.