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October 2020

Welcome FNGs!

47 FNGs since last newsletter. Welcome!
You guys can find a ton of info in the section Helpful Links at bottom of the newsletter.

FNG/Kotters Day/Q School 201

F3 SOB (Ballantyne) is hosting a 'New Guy' (FNG) and 'Old Guy' (Kotters - welcome back) Day at da Vinci. This is an opportunity for you to grab your neighbor or yourself and get out in the gloom. We hope to see you there. Stick around after for some fellowship during coffeeteria.
  • Location: da Vinci - PetSmart parking lot in Blakeney
  • Date: 10/10/2020
  • Time: 6:30 am - 7:30 am
  • Style: Bootcamp
After the workout we will be hosting a Q School 201 session. Are you interested in becoming a Site-Q? Are you a current Site-Q and never attended 201 before? This session is for you. Come see how you can give back by taking responsibility for a workout.

Thankful For F3 - Cooter2

2 years ago, I was diagnosed with a very rare cancer called a Sarcoma.  It presented itself as a lump above my left knee and baffled my doctors.  But this story doesn't start there.  It starts 6 months earlier when I finally manned up and began posting F3 workouts just before my 40th birthday.  I was fat and out of shape from the previous 15+ years of working a desk job and raising a young family.  After that first post, I couldn't walk straight for several days, but over the next 6 months I got into great shape.  F3 was about to help carry me through the hardest time of my life.  I just didn't know it yet.  

A routine doctor's visit turned into an MRI that turned into a surgery that resulted in a cancer diagnosis.  It was a scary time.  The next 9 months included radiation treatments, multiple surgeries and procedures, a surgical infection, 7 weeks of antibiotics and too many physical therapy sessions to count.  I couldn't post for about 6 months.  But I was determined to get back out in the Gloom.  So, I started by posting workouts that didn't require running like Gumby (stretching) and Meathead (kettle bells).  Then I moved on to the Fishing Hole (aka: The Old Man Workout) where I could walk from station to station while not losing sight of the PAX.  Then someone gave me the idea to ride a bike between stations, so that's what I did for the next several months.  It was a long road, but a year and a half after my last surgery I ran my first (ever) 10k at the F3 Impact Local race.  

The support, motivation, encouragement, accountability, and friendship I've received from the PAX has been life changing and I wouldn't be where I am today without F3 and of course the grace and mercy of God Almighty!  Maybe you will remember my story the next time you invite a buddy of yours to an F3 workout.  Storm clouds could be brewing in his life and he just doesn't know it yet.  SYITG!


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