I continue to be amazed by the gifts that F3 gives me.  Sure, it’s a great group of guys, we support each other through thick and thin, enjoy the occasional second F.  And we work out — hard.  But sometimes something special happens in the gloom.  That mountaintop moment happened to YHC today courtesy of Chong Li and Bob Vila, who taught me the valuable life lessons of proper merkin form and how to pick a partner when you’re standing in a shoulder-to-shoulder line, respectively.  Gentlemen, thank you.  I am eternally grateful.

26 PAX, including 1 FNG (Gizmo) and a visitor from Charlotte North (Omaha) brought the get-down to Midtowne in this installment of F3 – North Hills Park.

SSH x 20, GM x 20, Sir Costco arm circles x 20/reverse, merkin x 20 (mumblechatter), CDD x 20, Sisyphus descent with “no man left behind” ascent.

Head to ball field, line up perpendicular to back fence for merkins x 20, low slow flutter x 20, high plank to low plank x 20, heels to heaven x 20, wide grip merkins X 20, LBC x 20, plank jack X 20, six inch leg holds (5 count each PAX), frog plank x 20, Freddy Mercury x 20.

Bear crawl to fence, plank, then return.

Merkin x 15, low slow flutter X 15, ski abs x 15, wide grip merkins x 15, heels to heaven x 15.

Crab walk to fence, plank, then balls to wall, 5 count each PAX, down the line.

People’s choice (crab walk or bear crawl) back.

Follow me back down Sisyphus for “no man left behind” ascent, circle up for COT:

New workout, Lourdes of Discipline at Greenway entrance off Oxford Rd. by Catholic Church.

Bowling Thursday nite – 2nd F opportunity – sign up now.

Omaha asked that we be in prayer for our F3 brothers who are out due to serious illness or injury. 

YHC read James 5:13-16 and I challenge myself to be mindful of all the struggle and strife in places like Gaza, Iraq, etc.  To be able to worship freely — and wake up early to work out in a city park — is something that’s easy to take for granted but unfortunately isn’t the norm in many parts of the world.

Countrywide took us out in style.

The Prayer of Faith

13 Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. 16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.