“Leadership is Influence. Nothing more. Nothing less. Just because someone has a title, doesn’t mean that person is a leader. When it comes to identifying a real leader….The proof of the leadership is found in the followers.” -John C. Maxwell
37 strong attacked another Hot Potato Q at Dogpile in the chill this morning. At 0600 when the conditions finally became 70 and Sunny, we were off. Let’s mosey!
COP (at near traffic circle) (Kubota):
Helicopters x 15
Don Quixote x 10
Imperial Walkers x 15
SSH x 20
Scorpion Kicks x 15
Freddie Mercury’s x 15
****Time to honor one of our brothers, Gomer Pyle, his Dad, and Fudd’s parents who are all on a mission trip in Honduras. They are partnering up with Friends of Barnabas to help make a difference in the lives of Hondurans. Time for us to partner up and make a difference in our fellow brother’s lives*****
2×25 sets each partner of Wilson’s Dying Boxing Cockroaches
2×10 sets each partner of Plerkins
Time to pass the Q to: 2nd Lieutenant Soot stationed in Fort Lee, VA. Soot comes from Knoxville, TN F3 Pax.
On road outside of circle complete 10 Hand Release Merkins and bear crawl to other side of road for 1 Carolina Dry Dock. Crawl Bear back for 9 HRM’s and you get the point. Modify to lunges instead of Bear Crawls if needed(yes, it was needed).
Pass the Q to ABBA:
To the amphitheater for Ascending Box Jumps:
1 on bottom step, 2 on next step and so forth until 18 on last step.
Variety of exercises led by Dr. Try Hard outside of amphitheater to wait for the six.
Pass the Q to Tobit:
To the field for Four Corners:
Corner 1: 10 Burpees
Corner 2: add 20 WW2’s
Corner 3: add 30 2-count American Hammers
Corner 4: add 40 2-count flutter kicks
Run the long side of fields, carioke the short sides.
Pass the Q to, none other than, Lab Rat:
Mosey back to traffic circle for:
I can’t even explain what we did, but I do know that if you did it like Lab Rat explained, then it was hard! If you laughed and didn’t take it seriously, then it didn’t help you any.
Q passed back to YHC for 5MOM (variety of people called upon)
Malpractice 20 x Jerry West’s
Opus 20 x SSH
Oyster 20 x Rosalitas
Bodos 20 x Merkins
Time up, back to the flags!
Numberama, Namearama, Announcements and Handshake took us out with a nice prayer!
Sign up for Breaking Bread! 4th Sunday of each month. Sign-up on the Q sheet. You will not regret it!
Get your personalized shirts that DTH took charge of. Go to F3 wear/Mudgear on the F3 Nation website
Growruck needs you!! YHC wishes he could lead by example here, but he cannot participate in Growruck, but you can!! HoneyDo is doing a great job of putting this together and we need some F3RVA pax to sign up. Corporate is looking at us! See HoneyDo if you need more details.
“Show you can lead a team to victory and you will have shown you can positively influence your followers and organization” -John C. Maxwell
YHC would have added “Family” to the end of that quote, but nonetheless, John C. Maxwell makes great points about leadership. This Pax is the “team” that he speaks of and we are looking for nothing less than “victory” when we wake up early, post to workouts and lead by example. We have so many great leaders among our group and the best way to show that and to get it out of you is a “Hot Potato” Q. Some may be getting tired of these since we have now done two in a row at Dogpile, but YHC thinks that they are among the hardest to lead and they are freakin’ hard workouts! Back to back Hot Potatoes have given a lot of different Pax members a chance to bring out their leadership skills. Everyone has to be ready and has to bring their “A Game” with them, because you never know what you are going to have to do, for example, Yoga! I mean, just look at Lab Rat’s leadership. He took a chance with this Pax by calling out Yoga and everyone listened and did what he proposed (though there was some Mumblechatter, it was mostly quiet.) Again, if you did it correctly, it was hard. If not, then hit Love Hill! It was great to have Soot with us and to lead us. Thank you for your service, young man! Also, thanks to ABBA and Tobit who agreed to take the potato and lead by example. Thanks to Oyster, Malpractice, Opus and Bodos for calling out cadence and to Swirly and Dr. Try Hard for keeping things going in between exercises with planks and other exercises. HoneyDo has shown his leadership skills in taking the reigns of Growruck. Let’s try to support this and him as best we can!
Man, isn’t it great to LEAD! To see others following you and doing what you propose is a great victory for you and a great victory for the team of F3RVA. If you haven’t Q’d yet, what are you waiting for? We WILL follow you and it WILL help you in all other aspects of your life.
Welcome to FNG’s Soft Serve and General Flea. Soft Serve was formerly (Olaf) but was changed on the flag run back to ET’s. He likes all things hard, so there you have it! General Flea is a Civil War re-enactor and bassist, so there you have it!
Breakfast Club Run had 9 strong this morning and 5 shovel flags flying. (Kubota, Swirly, Flatline, Lab Rat, Vinny, Soot, Shakedown, Hardywood and Ollivander) Come join us! It’s a great experience!
Ruck Crew had 5 strong this morning (Spit, Marmaduke, Honeymoon, Recall, Sippy Cup)
Extra credit it there if you want it on Saturday mornings!!!!
All, I enjoyed leading this Hot Potato Q this morning and hope you have a great rest of the weekend!
“All it takes is all you got!” -Hardywood