Comanche turns 2!
YHC invited Dark Helmet to guest Q our 2nd anniversary beatdown. We had 45 men post this morning to see what he had in store. I believe he didn’t disappoint. It was a good beatdown. He made us run around a bit in front of the school, then the parking lot behind the school next to the fields, then on the fields, then back to the side playground, and finally back near the front of the school to close us out.
Now, let’s focus on the other important stuff.
Dark Helmet reminded us about the mission of F3, which is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership. He reminded us of the core principles of F3: all F3 workouts are (1) free of charge, (2) open to all men, (3) held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold, (4) led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion, with no training or certification necessary, and (5) end with a Circle of Trust.
F3 is more than just a workout group. F3 is a community. F3 is a community of men who need all three Fs in their lives at some point. All men need to focus on their Fitness. All men need Fellowship. And all men need Faith, defined as a belief in something outside oneself.
I also want to address something Heatstroke brought up during COT: #F3MentalBattle. As you know, mental health is something I struggle with on a daily basis. It is a never-ending battle. Some days are good, some days are bad. Thankfully, I’m in counseling and I have an amazing M who loves and supports me. Nevertheless, knowing I have my F3 brothers by my side makes this battle easier. Over the past 6 weeks or so I’ve had many more good days than bad.
I’m telling you this because I know I’m not the only one who is struggling. The important thing to remember is to communicate with someone when you are struggling. Be honest with them. Encourage others to do the same. Listen when others reach out to you. One of the worst things you can do is laugh at someone when they reach out or tell them not to get emotional. It doesn’t help. Trust me.
Finally, Dark Helmet talked about a few different resources from F3 this morning. He is a big part of the F3 podcast and I recommend you check this out. Q Source is also something to look into. Talk to Practice. He’s in charge of Q Source for MECA. There’s also Whetstone. I can’t remember who’s the Q for this in our region at the moment. I’ll get that info to you.
We’ve got a lot of great things going on at Comanche and some great things to look forward to. Several are already signed up to do the Savage Race on May 19th. Go here to see how you can sign up. This is going to be a great 2ndF event. We also got together for happy hour almost two weeks ago. This will become a regular thing.
I’ve gone on long enough. Thanks for being an incredible AO. I’m proud to be part of Comanche!