5 years ago, YHC was fat, unhappy, and all things Sad Clown. My first BD was a convergence with over 100 pax from F3 Cherokee and some Alpha. I got beat down for an hour straight, and loved it. Tuesday I showed up to Big Greek, and I haven't looked back since. F3 absolutely changed my life.
Looooooong mosey (like Cookie use to do) over to the Big A parking lot. Circle up for the following, all IC.
5 Pain Stations for 5 years. Strung together like a string of pearls.
First one.... Burpee Apocalypse! Then mosey on over to the Hill.
Second... Hill sprints. Sprint to top, perform exercise, jog down, plank for six. Repeat 4 times. Exercises at the top were: Low Slow Squats, SSH, Imperial Walker, Wolverines. Finish with a quick round of intentional thinkers, then mosey over to the Curved A parking lot.
Three... Catch me if you can. Partner 1 Nurs around the parking lot while Partner 2 completes 5 mercans then chases down Partner 1. Flap Jack. One lap or this then mosey to the Long A parking lot.
Four... Mercan Broad Jump from one end of the pickle to the other. Mercan ladder with 3 spaces of broad jump in between. First line = 1 mercan. Broad jump 3 spaces. Second line = 2 mercans, broad jump 3 spaces. And so on. I think we got up to around 14 mercans. Mosey up to the road.
Five... finish off with monkey humpers on the sidewalk during morning traffic. THIS was the highlight of my year so far.
mosey back to the flag for a perfect 5 MoM. Boom. Done.
Sadclowns. Region growth. All the good stuff. There is a hole and we must continue to fill it!
We are so blessed to have F3 and one another in our lives and to be able to get out here and do these hard things. After just one month away, I find myself slipping quite easily into sadclowndom. Not just fitness-wise, but specifically the lack of connection to other men. That part is so easy to take for granted. The fact that we do hard things while connecting as men, only makes our bonds stronger and conversation better. That connection is what I miss most, and having it back for just 45 minutes this morning was an ABSOLUTE treat. It felt like that first day in the gloom back in 2019. Throughout the years, that overwhelming feeling faded for me personally as I began to take it for granted, even though we discussed it from time to time. So I urge everyone to really think about it, feel it, and appreciate it for a moment or two today.
Outside of that - Here's my big 5-year take away - Just sign up for hard things. If you know you can do it, whatever it is, then pick something different. Follow your brothers into the depths of their insanity. You'll figure it out, and you won't be alone. You will grow personally, and together.
Enjoyed it. SYITG soon.