F3 Knoxville

Walls of Jericho

THE SCENE: High 50s and perfect

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH – 25, BAC – 10 , church lap

THA-THANG:
Walls of Jericho

  • Peoples Chair
  • Blockees
  • Diamond Merkins
  • Dips
  • Military style Merkins
  • Imperial Walkers
  • Lawn Mowers

MARY:
LBC

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Halfday, Cow Patty, Shoelaces, Grouch, Rep Sleepy, Streaker, Doppelgänger, Shenanigans, Doctor, and Trousers
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Read Joshua 6:1-5

God may ask us to do something that makes absolutely no sense to us, but it doesn’t matter. We trust His commands and the outcome is up to Him. He has called us simply to be obedient.
MOLESKIN:

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Holding on to what you have

THE SCENE: Crisp, cool May Morning with a full moon overhead
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • Hairy Rockettes
  • Windmills
  • Tempo squats
  • SSH
  • Moroccan Night Clubs
  • Cherry Pickers for Three-peat

THA-THANG:

  • Mosey to the pool wall
    • 5 wall-ups
    • 4 reps of 8-ct pulse merkins
  • Mosey to the playground
    • 5 pull ups
    • 10 box cutters
    • 10 heels to heaven
  • Mosey to the Amphitheater
    • 10 box jumps
    • 30 merkins
  • Mosey to the Library
    • 5 Decline Dry-docks
    • 10 bobby hurleys
    • 10 Iron mikes
  • Hold plank for the 6, repeat 3 more times
  • Unwind going backwards through
    • Amphitheater – 10 merkins, 5 box jumps
    • playground – 5 heels to heaven, 5 box cutters, 2 pull ups
    • Pool wall – 2 8-ct pulse merkins, 2 wall ups
  • RTF

MARY:
A few sets with some PAX leading
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

In an essay titled “Membership,” which is an excellent read or listen, C.S. Lewis begins by discussing (in context I won’t attempt to replicate) the “modern” tendency to eliminate solitude. He sees it everywhere, even in the University, where he experienced an undergraduate college of 12 men who knew each other intimately. Even “before the war,” he says, “the typical undergraduate society had come to be a mixed audience of one or two hundred students assembled in a public hall to hear a lecture from some visiting celebrity.” He laments “the crowd of busybodies, self-appointed masters of ceremony, whose life is devoted to destroying solitude wherever solitude still exists.” If one of the great minds of the past were to be born “today”, he would quickly be “cured”. “And even where the planners fail and someone is left physically by himself, the wireless has seen to it that he will be–in a sense not intended by Scipio–never less alone than when alone. We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and privacy: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.”

This line struck me. It’s something that I have been struggling with lately. The family is busy busy busy, and I am adding stuff on top, so I am tired. And in my weariness, I have sacrificed the one time of solitude left to me, the early morning, in the name of an extra half hour of sleep. If, at the outset, I had seen this as the cost of all the activities, I might have been more discerning, but rarely are we granted such insight. So now, I stand to rebuild a habit I once had, to take time each day in solitude to spend time in reading, contemplation, and prayer.

I bring it to you today so that each man might reflect on his own trajectory. I hope this anecdote might grant you time to guard yourself from losing a hard won habit that is on the wane. Remember that nothing in this world is lasting, but if we invest in maintaining something, it lasts a heck of a lot longer.

Matthew 6:19-20

19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where  moth and rust  destroy and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

MOLESKIN:
By my count, you ought to have more than 200 merkins and 20 pull ups. Finish up the plank and you’ll have a trident.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Shamrock AOQ change on May 25, Rampart Skeletor VQ on May 23rd, Rampart launch May 30th.

Q3—Just Playing Around

THE SCENE: Monday morning
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH*25

Rockettes *10

Cherry pickers *5

Grady corns *15

Baby arm circles *10

Reverse baby arm circles *10

Grady corns *15

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THA-THANG:

Bear crawl/crawl bear/crab walk/glute bridges at tennis courts

Grapevine/ski jumps at basketball court

Monkey bars

Box jumps/step ups around the edge of splash pad

Lunge to the top of the hill, sprint down

Incline/decline merkins on picnic tables, LBCs

Hanging V ups/pull ups

Curls triceps rows with rocks

Carolina dry docks

More curls triceps rows with rocks

Slide down slide

Tempo dips and squats

Back to AO

MARY:
Stretching and ring of fire

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

I love one specific part in the Bible story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, when the king gives them one last chance to bow down to his idol, and they tell him that God is able to save them from the furnace—“but if not”—if He doesn’t, they still are going to choose to follow God.

They beautifully show two companion principles that we each have to learn to balance—focused faith in Jesus Christ and complete submission to His will.

May we follow the perfect example of Jesus Christ as He prayed in Gethsemane “Not My will, but Thine be done.”  May our prayers help lift our hearts and desires to be in line with what God wants for us, for He loves us perfectly and knows what we need to experience to become our best selves.

Passionate 15 to 1

THE SCENE:

Partly Cloudy Temperature Humidity Feels like Wind Speed Wind Direction
62 ℉ 94% 63 ℉ 4.3 mi/h SW

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER.
Delivered as desired. I am not a professional.

WARM-O-RAMA:

Slow mosey to track.  On the way, 4 Cherry Pickers, 10 Happy Jacks, 10 Rockettes, 10 Windmills.

THA-THANG:

On the way to the bleachers each PAX grabs two light weights. Either 2.5 or 5 lbs each.

Rep counts of 15-14-13…3-2-1 for each of these four exercises. After the exercises, run to top of bleachers and back down. Then repeat four exercises with -1 rep count.
Merkins
Monkey Humpers
Big Boy Situps
Bent over Flys (using the previously grabbed weights).

Mosey to goal line on field. Every 10 yards
10 Tricep Extensions (with weights)
10 Lateral Flys
10 Donkey Kicks (10 each leg)
10 Chest Flys (with weights) Heels to Heaven Combination Move. On six, Arms and Legs toward sky. Fly movement with arms first, then Leg lower and raise second. That = 1.

No time left. Haul ass back to AO.

MARY:
No time for Mary.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
10 Brothers.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

 

MOLESKIN:
For our friend Mike and his battle with anxiety. For Selena and her decision to continue with her pregnancy. And for all of the families that have volunteered to step up and help her including the adoption of her baby. For all of those struggling with the issue of unplanned pregnancy. For all of those graduating and heading in to the real world. And for all the sick and suffering.  For the unsaid prayers in our hearts.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Flag handover Friday 5/25 at Shamrock.

The Naircase

THE SCENE: Beautiful morning
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

sshx2

mosey around park to show the stations

THA-THANG:

Dora style with a twist. One partner rolls a die to determine their exercise, the other does step ups until the partner returns. Exercises as follows

1) 5 sandbag over shoulder at grinder

2) 15 merkins at road

3) 5 burpees at pavilion

4) 10 BBS at bridge

5) 10 swing groiners at play ground

6) skip your turn, back to your partners roll

MARY:
No
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Use the TAGS on right-side to record PAX (BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOURSELF) in attendance. Be sure to select the AO in CATEGORY above TAGS and then delete these notes!
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
It takes discipline to be out here consistently. I’ve been lacking when I haven’t been on Q. Asked for help with accountability on this
MOLESKIN:
Insert any personal comments, notes, devotion content, etc.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.