F3 Brunswick

Watershed Wallop

Thu., Mar. 9, 2023

Getting Stronger

Thu., Mar. 9, 2023 / 05:45 am - 06:30 am / Lake Brunswick

Scratch n Sniff


15x OH press
15x squats
15x curls
15x DLs
15x merkins
CHOICE OF: 1 lap around the parking lot OR 100 jump rope jumps
(We completed 6 rounds, for a total of 90x of each exercise)


60x leg raises


I heard this David Wallace quote on a Jocko Willinik podcast, then read the full speech, and pulled another good quote from it.

“There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says “Morning, boys. How’s the water?” And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes “What the hell is water?””…

There are these two guys sitting together in a bar in the remote Alaskan wilderness. One of the guys is religious, the other is an atheist, and the two are arguing about the existence of God with that special intensity that comes after about the fourth beer. And the atheist says: “Look, it’s not like I don’t have actual reasons for not believing in God. It’s not like I haven’t ever experimented with the whole God and prayer thing. Just last month I got caught away from the camp in that terrible blizzard, and I was totally lost and I couldn’t see a thing, and it was 50 below, and so I tried it: I fell to my knees in the snow and cried out ‘Oh, God, if there is a God, I’m lost in this blizzard, and I’m gonna die if you don’t help me.’” And now, in the bar, the religious guy looks at the atheist all puzzled. “Well then you must believe now,” he says, “After all, here you are, alive.” The atheist just rolls his eyes. “No, man, all that was was a couple Eskimos happened to come wandering by and showed me the way back to camp.”

Sometimes you’re so deep in the trenches of the day to day, you can’t see the forest from the trees, have the clarity to see the situation from a different perspective, or have the perspective to give someone else who is struggling some grace.

Pause, breathe, look around, accept, appreciate, act!