Fort Meigs Circular:
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 AM
Location: The Necropolis – AKA…Fort Meigs
PAX: 9 total – Venom, Casper, bourbon, Buttermaker, Woodstock, Tupac, Bambi (Q), Jennay, Flo
F3 Mission: Fitness, Fellowship, Faith; To plant, serve and grow men’s small workout groups, in order to reinvigorate male community leadership
Principles of F3:
• It must be free of charge
• It must be open to all men
• It must be help outdoor, rain or shine, hot or cold
• It must be peer led in a rotating fashion by men who participate in the workout, with no training or certification necessary
• It must end with a Circle of Trust (COT)
This Ruck started off with a bit of a Twist, The Q had requested extra coupons in the pre-blast invite…lessons learned is to also post it in the AO when you want PAX to bring something. Nonetheless the 4 coupons the Q brought were more than enough given the deep snow and ice cover.
The Q shared a couple of teamwork quotes: 1) “Individual commitment to a group effort – that’s what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.’ – Vince Lombardi, 2) “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” – Andrew Carnegie
The PAX circled up around the flag and and passed the coupons clockwise for a couple of minutes. After a while the Q stopped the rotation and recognized Buttermaker for his 100th post. The morning prior at the Gauntlet Buttermaker had indicated one of his favorite workouts were shoulder presses. Since we had packs and coupons shoulder presses were perfect. The Q called out that each person owed 100 shoulder presses on their own with either a pack or a coupon and that each coupon was also owed 100 shoulder presses. The PAX worked as a team to count off the coupons 100 shoulder presses and successfully celebrated Buttermaker.
From there the PAX gathered the flag and coupons and began headed to the Back of the field in front of Ft. Meigs, through the initial woods trail and to the first sledding hill. At this point the Q stopped the PAX to circle up and asked for suggestions for the best way to get the coupons to the top of the hill. Tupac suggested partner carries and there was some doubts expressed. The Q called out for partner carries of the coupons to the top of the hill. Despite the concerns this was actually quite easy. The Q reminded all that even ideas that at the time don’t seem promising could prove to be a success and to never discount any ideas without first considering them. From here we headed back down the hill and tackled several rounds of running up and down the hill with coupons changing hands.
The last time up the ill the Q attempted to orchestrate a team Merkin with the legs of the PAX in front of you on your shoulders. The ice wreaked havoc on this attempt and the Q abandoned this exercise. Instead 20 Merkins with packs were performed in cadence to a 2 count and the Q led the group back down the hill.
From there we continued on through the back trail around Fort. Meigs. Footing was tricky at times and the Ruck was slow going. Coupons continued to rotate every couple of minutes as called out by the Q. Once through the woods and into the clearing on the back side of the fort the Q noticed that Tupac had been injured and demonstrated a three person carry. One PAX took Tupac’s Ruck along with the flag, three PAX carried Tupac approximately 100 yards and all other PAX had coupons. Luckily Tupac recovered quickly and after 100 yards was able to again carry his own pack and take his turn with the coupons.
The Ruck continued back to the parking lot. We had covered approximately 2 miles and were a couple of minutes early so we finished with 25, 4 count flutter kicks and 25 chest presses in cadence.
Ended in a COT with Count-o-Rama and Name-o-Rama.
Jennay was the 6; EH’s by Mary Lou, Was not interested in F3 at first but decided togive it a shot, Loves the always changing workouts and camaraderie, Stays around for 3rd f and living third.
Bambi Led the Prayer and the following prayer requests were shared: Flo’s work team dynamics, Lent and for personal commitments, Safe Marci-gras and responsible decisions, Jennay’s sons tooth and Venom’s dad is leaving the ICU and for continued health improvements.