F3 Gastonia

Fitness, Fellowship, Faith

Day: July 4, 2018

Honey Do List

14 PAX showed on  a brutally hot Tuesday at Midoriyama. 97 degrees on the truck as I got out. Fresh off of a beach vacation I knew I was going to pay for all the food I ate. Man it was good stuff though!


SSH x 20ic

The Thang:

I had everyone pair up in groups of 3 and gave them a honey do list of places and exercises they needed to get worked off as a group. These were scattered from one end of the park to the other. I told everyone to get it done and meet back at the flag by 6:15. I intentionally added more than they could accomplish but everyone gave it a heck of a try. I chose the wrong group of beast to tag along with fresh off of vacation! But if you want to get better you need someone to chase.


Announcements-most is late news now


Prayer Request-DL going to China, Friends that have lost loved ones, Friends and loved ones battling sickness

Pledge-Thanks for the reminder


Several intentional things today. 2 or 3 to a group Matthew 18:20. Honey do list Ephesians 5:25 and 28. The list was likely impossible to complete but we don’t just lay down and give up, we persist and keep trying.


Murph on the Fourth

Ok, after hours of smack talk and proper democratic voting for a time start for PrisonBreak, the Murph will start at 5:30. I know, YHC and Sparky had moved it to 6:30 to allow that apparently much needed extra hour in the sack for some. Then, after a last minute schedule change for my M’s work, the that decision was retracted. Oh the whining that came with it.  Especially from Sister Act. Anyway, a few Folsom PAX hit the clown car to the Fort for their convergence, but Midoriyamas finest filled in nicely.

YHC arrived early to map out a mile which allowed for some EC. Towards the end of my run, the headlights start rolling in. After a little chit chat and trash talk we clock in.

No FNGs(as of yet)


SSH, Hillbillies x10 IC


Wheres Sparky? Oh well, if he shows, he can catch up.

Mosey a mile, finish at start to hit the bars at the play ground. 5 Pull-ups, 10 Push ups, 15 squats= 1 rep. Total 20 reps for 100, 200, 300. We saw a runner in the distance thinking maybe a PAX showing up for what was the 6:30, but it wasn’t. Little did he know, he would soon become an FNG.  All pushed hard and knocked out the hard stuff. Time to finish up with the second mile. The Men were gassed from the humidity but all were willing. As we start out, the fore mentioned runner, just happened to be heading in our direction. “Hey man, want to join us? We got a mile to go.” The response, “sure.” Jumping right on, he finished it out with us. Way to push men! Whole Murph, except for the weighted vest in just under 1 hour.

Brief introduction and explanation of F3 to the FNG. He had mentioned he saw the metro guys at the men’s shelter where had volunteered recently. He had just moved to Dallas for work. After some more chit chat…………

Announcemencts. It’s Independence Day!

prayer requests lifted



Thank you men for the continued sarcasm that I just can’t get enough of? After a few posts in other regions, YHC sees something different in the Gastonia region that I haven’t seen elsewhere. True brotherhood, not saying others don’t have it, but it is “Real” here! It’s amazing and a “Blessing” as Recharge(FNG) proclaim once he was received in, to be a part of not only a group of HIMS, but a movement to build more of them. Happy Fourth!

MW out!

We Have Questions!

3:45 – wake up, brush teeth, pee.
3:50 – check GroupMe, send message. Huck is up, Roadie wakes up.
4:02 – arrive at Folsom.
4:05 – roll out.

5 HIM from F3 Gastonia went to the Fort’s convergence and we came bearing gifts…in the form of 2 FNGs.

Sargento and HIPAA did the bootcamp. I am sure it was tough. We saw them after. They survived.

Roadie, Huck, and I went on a ruckin’ adventure. We rucked. We ran. We picked things up, we put things down. We had questions. Our questions were not answered.

Now, let’s see if AT posted with Cape Fear.

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