I haven’t posted in longer than I care to admit since the COVID stuff started. Showing up this am to Q Diablo felt great. Dry Rub and Les Nessman were there to greet me like I had never left. We started with the pledge then I gave a quick rundown of the plan. We would do my home ruck workout with some rucking in between exercises. I counted reps to myself and others did AMRAP. The exercises (approximately 25 reps) with the ruck were as follows:
Merkins (no ruck), upright row, standing chest press, squat, flutter kicks, bench press with flutter kicks. We moseyed for awhile and did a total of 3 sets of exercises.
On the way back to finish up, we were talking and I realized tmro is my 12 year anniversary since my colon cancer surgery. I mentioned one of the things I remembered about that was when some big woman came in my room on a particularly bad day for me. I am sure she could tell I was not doing well. I don’t know where the music came from (could have been TV or radio, heck she could have been singing) but she and I started dancing-just the 2 of us in the room. I guess she came to make my bed or something. I really believe she was some sort of angel-I know that sounds corny and farfetched, but I don’t know that I ever saw her again. She pulled me from a pretty dark place and turned my bad day into something that I now remember with a smile on my face. As I look back on that time in my life, I did not have F3. I did have some pretty solid friends considering I had just moved to town about 18 months prior. Those “pretty solid friends” are mostly-scratch that, they are ALL F3 guys now. They got me and my family through that tough time and continue to be a big part of shaping who I am today, along with all of you. Think about that for a minute. We have talked about Shield Lock, Concentrica, and a lot of other F3 things over and over. Not until you need, I mean REALLY NEED them, are they essential. Unfortunately, when you need them is not the time to start working on that. Keep that in mind when you lose your way with your F3 brothers. More importantly, think about that when your F3 brothers don’t post for a week…..or a month….. or longer. Reach out to them. Get them back out there even if it’s just for a little old ruck with 2 of your brothers. It might be the spark they need to remember why they need to be posting.