Likely the most humid and hot morning of the year, YHC was impressed to see about 7-8 pre-runners emerge from the gloom just prior to 5:30am. Some did 3 miles others did nearly 5. TCLAPS!
With no big workout planned for today’s beatdown, YHC decided it would be a great opportunity to KISS (keep it simple stupid) and instead focus on Q principles and leadership development.
After a quick disclaimer, we set off into the gloom with 15 total PAX including an NLB resident who would later become our FNG Shocker.
Head across the street to the little grassy area below the big parking lot. It was here that YHC gave the newer PAX insight into what F3 is all about….
It’s not a workout group. Do we workout, yup. It’s not a hangout. Though we do build brotherhood and fellowship. It’s not a religious group even though we believe in something bigger than ourselves.
It’s a leadership development group with the mission: to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership
The thinking is that if we get comfortable getting uncomfortable by leading in the gloom, that will lead to leading in other aspects of our lives. Our homes, businesses, churches, etc.
The first step in becoming a better leader in the gloom is to Q. So today’s focus was all about how to Q and what goes into it. If we do not push our fellow PAX to lead, we are letting them down and ourselves!
Prior to our first warmup exercise, YHC gave PAX instructions on how to count cadence.
Now with some practice under our belts, it was time for a game of 21’s. Doing SSH with the Q counting cadence to 5 and the PAX all having to count on their own to 21. Burpees were the penalty.
Head across the street to the quiet parking lot. Here I gave the PAX a few tips on routines during workouts. Keep them simple, easy to understand, speak loud, think about reps, etc.
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Upon conclusion, some PAX were instructed to do Mary for the 6. A big emphasis was placed on active recovery and not allowing PAX to stand around waiting.
Prior to our long(ish) trip back to campus, YHC gave the PAX the F3 Credo “Leave no man behind, but leave no man where you find him.”
We would circle back for the 6 as needed considering no man is left behind.
Back on campus we did BLIMPS, going up and down the hill with variation in between reps.