The numbers don’t lie. There were 26 men who vacated the fartsack and attended the F3 workout that morning. A group of High Impact Men looking to live third behind their creator and their community. In order for men to be high impact they must be sharpened by other men and that is exactly what we did that weekend. Below are my thoughts after the weekend and what it all meant to me.
Heading into the weekend I did not have any expectations as this was my first time in attendance. The weekend is very well put together with the right mix of levity and spirituality. There was definitely some fun and sleep was hard to come by, especially in my cabin. On Saturday morning I got to workout with the men below and it was amazing. What an opportunity to share F3 with some brothers. On Saturday night I sat and listened for 15 minutes. Nothing happened! This concerned me and encouraged me at the same time. First I was concerned that God and I were so far disconnected that we were not to have a conversation. That could very well be the case. The encouragement came when someone said to me that maybe God did not have anything to say to me. Ok, errrr ….. not sure that helps. Then I was asked if it seems like the devil is trying to ruin my plans. The answer is yes. My friend told me that the closer we get to God the closer the devil gets to us. I tell you all of this to encourage those who did not have a conversation with God that evening. Maybe there was nothing to say. Continue to seek his face and humble yourself. Amen.
After the weekend I feel rejuvenated and alive. That weekend relly put things into perspective for me and I can’t wait until next year.
P.S. For those who do not know me I am in the front row on the right with red and black kicks on.
A log in and of itself is just a piece of wood however, this log is so much more. This log will become a good friend to many of you, me included. It is called the HOF, or Hall Of Fame Log for the very simple reason the log will be engraved with the names of F3 Lehigh Valley’s Hall of Fame class.
So how do you get your name on the HOF Log? Post to 50 workouts, that’s all. Oh and there is the actual 50th workout. At that workout the log, appropriately named Lady Glittersparkles, will accompany the newly minted HOF entrant throughout the workout.
This log must never touch the ground during the workout and the HOF entrant must always be touching the HOF Log. If the HOF Log touches dirt there is a special reward for ALL the PAX, Burpees! The first time the log touches the Big Ball the reward is 10 Burpees. For each additional touchdown there are 2 Burpees added (10 + 2 = 12). At the end of the workout the HOF entrant will receive a certificate and a lot of pats on the back.
How do we track the number of workouts? On the website is a “tag cloud“. The number next to your name is increased each time you post to a workout (as long as a Back Blast was written). It is your responsibility to notify Flame before you get to 46 post so the Log can be engraved.
What if the Backblast was not posted? Contact the Q of that workout.
When does the counting start? It already has. When F3 Nation went away from one website and we started our own. The numbers have been accumulating since the middle of July.
How long will this take me? If you post to 3 workouts a week it will take 16 2/3 weeks to complete.
I pray that you will embrace the suck of this challenge and rise to the occasion. Sound off in the comments below and let everyone know who is in.
This idea is being repurposed in the Lehigh Valley from the Hampton Roads (VA) Region. The picture is from their Twitter account.