F3 Knoxville

Jail Break with a Parting Gift from Your Q

THE SCENE: Slight chill in the air. APPARENTLY, there’s a nice moon this morning, I don’t know, ask Aladdin. A nice, soft glow from a newly fixed street light. 

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

Not a professional. Here on your own. Know your injuries, but don’t tell me. Modify. COVID-ish rules? 

WARM-O-RAMA:

Little Baby Arm Circles Forward/Backward x10

Windmills x10

THA-THANG:

JAILBREAK @ THE EQUALIZER!! 

  • “Oldest” F3 HIM picks a card (has been coming to F3 the longest)
  • Jailbreak to the location on the card
    • Wagon Wheel with the six
  • Complete exercise on the card
  • 10 count while next “oldest” HIM chooses a new card
  • Q has the right to veto a card (if the location is too close to the current location)
  • Locations and exercises:
    • Splash Pad 
      • 30 Dips 
      • 30 Incline Merkins
    • Flag Pole 
      • 30 Dips 
      • 30 Plank Jacks 
    • Dock
      • 30 Incline Big Boys 
      • 30 Squat Jumps 
    • PlayGround 
      • 1 Round of Rocky Balboas 
      • 30 Smurf Jacks
    • Stonehenge 
      • 1 lap of Walking Lunges 
      • 30 Side Straddle Hops 
    • Tennis Courts 
      • 1 Bear Crawl Lap 
      • 10 Imperial Walkers @ Corners 
    • Basketball Court
      • 30 Jump Shots 
      • 30 Monkey Humpers 
    • Return to A.O. 
      • 30 Pickle Pounders 

MARY:

Let’s just stretch on our own. Everyone gets to keep the card of their “favorite” location from the Jailbreak. Souvenirs will NOT become a normal thing at a Blindside Q

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

8 HIMs no FNGs (thank goodness, because I only had 7 cards to hand out)

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Counsel (Right Judgment): With the gift of counsel/right judgment, we know the difference between right and wrong, and we choose to do what is right. A person with right judgment avoids sin and lives out the values taught by Jesus. The gift of truth that allows the person to respond prudently, and happily to believe our Lord. 

Counsel is the perfection of the cardinal virtue of prudence. Prudence can be practiced by anyone, but counsel is supernatural. Through this gi4 of the Holy Spirit, we are able to judge how best to act almost by intuition. Because of the gi4 of counsel, Christians need not fear to stand up for the truths of the Faith, because the Holy  Spirit will guide us in defending those truths.  

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Close the week out strong!

Remembering Scripture and Remembering Dung Beetle’s

THE SCENE: A nice, crisp 50 a clear.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Cherry Pickers x 7, Little Baby Arm Circles x 10, Little Baby Arm Circles Backwards x 10, Apollo Ohno’s x 10, Tempo Merkins x 10, 10 BBS.

THA-THANG:
Mosey to the Big Parking Lot, do a moving workout to each line and do 20 calf raises at each line.

  • Walking Merkins (Alligator Merkins)
  • Lunges
  • Bear Crawl
  • Frog Jump
  • Frog Jump
  • Bear Crawl
  • Lunges
  • Walking Merkins

Mosey to the coupon pile, take the coupons to the parking lot and partner up

  • One partner does a coupon push to the opposite parking lot line and then dung beetle’s back.
  • The other partner runs up the hill, does 1 burpee and then runs back.
  • When they meet, they do 10 curls.

Put the coupons back and keep the same partners

  • One partner runs and does 3 pull ups.
  • The other partner holds a wall sit or plank.

Mosey back to the flag

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
James 1:22-25 says, “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.”

Unfortunately, as fallen humans, we forget things. We are told one thing and then minutes later we forget the thing we had been told. Not necessarily intentionally, we just tend to forget things. So, we do different things to help ourselves remember. We write things down, we put it on a calendar, we put it on a sticky note, we repeat it back to people. And I think we can do similar things with Scripture. Because so often, like James says, we hear the Word or read it and then instantly forget it and think about other things, therefore we cannot do what it says. So, I wrote down a few things that help me remember what I read. It’s not extensive, but I got 4 things that help me remember Scripture.

  1. Write it down and meditate on it throughout the day. Put it on a notecard and put it on your desk. Meditate on it, mumble it to yourself to remind yourself of what you read and how you can use it in your life.
  2. Memorize it. This is similar to number one, but the more we read a verse, then we can memorize it and hide it in our hearts.
  3. Sing it. This one is a little different and can be awkward, but it helps because remembering a tune is a lot easier than just remembering a sentence. So, my wife now has a song for Psalm 23 and sings it every now and then.
  4. Have a partner to talk to about Scripture and to encourage you in working to remember what you’ve read.

THE SCENE: Brisk morning at the Arsenal
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSHx10
THA-THANG:
2 part workout  started with 11s from the basketball baseline to the sidewalk at the top of the AO with T merkins and BBS. Second part was a mosey on the greenway, stopping at every 4th light post for pt

  • 10 burpees
  • 20 4 count flutter kicks
  • 30 squats
  • 40 shoulder taps
  • 50 calf raises.

repeated on way back to AO

MARY:
Dealers choice of abs
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
6 including a 2.0, Webelo
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
The 4 minute mile was considered impossible until Roger Bannister ran it in 3:59.4. That record only lasted for 6 weeks before someone broke it. Sometimes impossible is an artificial barrier. Once broken, progress can be made
MOLESKIN:
Insert any personal comments, notes, devotion content, etc.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.

Next Right Thing

THE SCENE: 70 and Sunny in the Fake Gloom
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER Did it
WARM-O-RAMA:

Little of this, that, and the other.  SHH, Cherry Pickers, and Rockettes of course
THA-THANG:

Rounds of:  Squat Jumps, Lunges, Iron Mikes, Tempo Squat, Apollo Ono, Bridges, CLIMB THE HILL and then 4-ct Box Cutters, Big Boys, 4-ct Freddy Mercury, LBCs, 4-ct American Twist, 4-ct Flutter Kicks

Battle Buddies: 250 Side Straddle Hops, 200 Calf Raises, 150 Squats, 100 Push Ups, 50 Burpees

Rounds of: Diamond Push Ups, 4-ct Mountain Climbers, Carolina Dry Docks, Wide Push Ups, 8-ct Man Makers, Motivators (Starting at 5), RUN ACROSS THE FIELD then, 4-ct Box Cutters, Big Boys, 4-ct Freddy Mercury, LBCs, 4-ct American Twist, 4-ct Flutter Kicks

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Recently I’ve been pretty overwhelmed with life.  Some good problems to have, just a lot of stuff.  My wife told me, “You know what Ana says – just do the next right thing.”  It made sense to just take one step at a time.  I can’t tackle everything at once.  Chip away at it and everything will be OK.  A few days later I was complaining again about all that’s going on and my wife says again, “You know what Ana says – just do the next right thing.”  At that point I asked, “Who is Ana?”.  My wife replies, “You know.  Ana.  From Frozen II.”

Sometimes wisdom comes from the strangest places.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Charity kick ball tournament coming up.  Pele will post details in Slack.

Stepping Up

THE SCENE: 45
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: DONE
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x15
Tempo Squat x10
Tempo Merk x10
Mtn Climber x10
Moroccan x10
OH Clap x10
Projectivator x8
Mosey to Parallel bars for 5 dips/5 lunges each leg
Mosey to Pool Wall for 5 wall-ups/5 squats
Mosey to Playground for 5 pull-ups
Mosey to Recruiting Center to pick up 1 CMU/pax
Mosey to Tinseltown Side Stairs

THA-THANG:

HEAVY STAIRS: 1 CMU/10 reps of each exercise, then top of stairs – WITH OR WITHOUT CMU
1. 10 Single-arm Rows each side
2. 10 Lunges each leg
3. 10 Good Mornings+10 BBS
4. 10 Uneven Merkins each side
5. 10 Kettle swings+10 Calf raises
6. 10 Incline merks+10 pliomerkins (single count)
7. 10 Thrusters+10 Squats
8. 10 Curls+10 Overhead Press
9. 10 V-ups+10 Flutterkicks (4-ct)
10. 10 Tri Ext+10 Basilisk

Return CMU to Recruiting Center
Mosey back to Shovel Flag

MARY:
PAX Choice: Hello Dolly, something else, and Row-Row-Row Your Boat

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
LUCKY 7: Biohack, Kickflip, Mathlete, Rocket, Waxjob, Snaggletooth, and FNG Cliche

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

I shared this morning about how I asked my work for a sabbatical leave. On the 10th anniversary of our senior pastor, I asked our Personnel Committee to grant him a sabbatical leave. On the 10th anniversary of our student minister, I asked our Personnel Committee again to consider granting the same to him. And so on my 10th anniversary last month, I also asked for myself.

What is a sabbatical and why is it important? It is an extended time of leave – mostly in academia – every 7 years for rest, but often for reading/studying/writing. For me, I’m connecting it to visiting family in Hawaii, but I also wanted time for reflection and reading, extended time in prayer and seeking counsel to look at the last 10 years of service, revisit my sense of calling, and to dream about what the next season may hold. This is for spiritual reflection and health.

2020-2021 has been one hell of a year for everyone: global pandemic, national violence, political turmoil, isolation, interrupted routine, and the list goes on for each person’s circumstances. My soul needs time and space.

Sabbatical leave was not granted necessarily but I informed my pastor that I was prepared to take my own PTO in addition to my vacation for extra time away from my post. And someone from my team is willing and able to fill in for me. Talk about “invigorating male community leadership” – a page right out of the F3 Mission.