F3 Knoxville

Pocket Q

THE SCENE: Brisk Late Fall Morning at the Asylum
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

The normal Merkins with some stretching mixed in.
THA-THANG:
It all started with some running, Indian Run style. Followed by a little Bataan Death March, Kabul Dirty Dozen and Egyptian Walk.  Finished off with Jack Webbs of course.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Proverbs 10:9 – “He who walks in integrity and with moral character, walks securely, But he who takes a crooked way will be discovered and punished.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Christmas announcements

Snow-No

THE SCENE: Cloudy, right at freezing, was supposed to be snowing, but just a light drizzle/sleet/winter mix that did change to snow during the last 15 minutes of the workout.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER  Check.

WARM-O-RAMA:

-15 Side Straddle Hops (4-ct), in cadence – Run across parking lot and back

– 8 Abe Vigodas (4-ct), in cadence – Bernie across and back

– 15 Grady Corns (4-ct), in cadence – Super Mario across and back

– 15 Tempo Squats (4-ct), in cadence

THA-THANG:

MOSEY up the Dragon’s tail to stop sign past the Rock.

  • 20 Imperial Squat walkers, 4-ct, IC

Partner UP!

  • Partner 1 Bernie’s to guard rail, runs to tree, 5 Jump Squats, run back
  • Partner 2 Alternates between 10 Deconstructed Burpees (doing all components of the Burpee separately) and 10 Froggy Jumps
  • R&R

Snowgazers: Catch 5 SNOWFLAKES ON YOUR TONGUE!  (this didn’t work out, seeing as there was no snow…)

MOSEY to Overlook/Coliseum:

  • SMEAR THE Q!
    • Get in a line, take a shot at hitting the Q with a Snowball. Everyone gets three tries.  Hit = 10 ct stargazer.  Miss = 5 Deconstructed burpees.  A hit to the face or groin = 10 Real burpees for all of us.  Do SSH while you wait your turn.  (again, had to modify this since there was no snow.  PAX picked 3 numbers between 1 and 10, another PAX secretly selected the number, if the number was picked, it was a HIT, otherwise a miss.)

Mosey to Roundabout. (RIGHT when we got here it started to snow… Arrrgh)

5/10/15s.  Partner 1 runs to curb and does 5x of 2 exercises, trades off with partner.  R&R with 10 x.  R&R with 15 x.  Partner not doing exercises is doing a slow mosey in the bullpen.

ROUND 1 Exercises: PLANK JACKS AND PETER PARKERS

ROUND 2 Exercises:  SMURF JACKS AND BOBBY HURLEYS

Mosey to AO.
MARY:
No time
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
9 strong
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Aristotle had a theory that men take on a particular quality by engaging in a particular behavior.  You’ve probably all heard the expression “You are what you eat.”  This might be altered to “You are what you do… over and over and over again.”

Aristotle: Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way… you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions

I’ve mentioned before that I’m not big on New Year’s Resolutions.  First of all, they set you up for failure, and then comes the wave of guilt if you don’t reach that goal.  Second, they’re temporary.  You may achieve whatever goal you set out to do, whether it’s to lose 10 pounds, abstain from alcohol for a month, save enough money to purchase a new couch, or whatever, but then what happens?  You go right back to your old ways.

A better approach might be to take a page out of Aristotle’s book and focus on Behavior rather than Goals.  By changing Behavior, you establish patterns that pay off with results and are more long term.  You become what you do.  Instead of setting a goal of losing 10 pounds, try to reduce your sugar and carb intake.  Instead of stopping alcohol cold turkey, use the “I’ll have one later” approach to delay the number of drinks you have.  Instead of saving for a new TV or couch, which, once paid off, may result in you going back to spending more than you need to, set up small automatic transfers of your pay check into a savings account.  And as HIMs, don’t think to yourself, “Gee, I’ll try to be more of a HIM this month”.  Instead, integrate acts of character, leadership, and positive encouragement to those around you on a regular basis.

MOLESKIN:
Prayers for Jetlag’s family and Jinxy’s family as they go through some health issues, prayers for Curveball’s parents who were not answering the phone recently, prayers for Abacus’ mom
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Triple birthday Hot Toddy Q this Saturday!

The Ice Cube Pavilion

THE SCENE: Breezy, Icy, and around 20 degrees
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Started wit some 30 SSH on the 4 count and then a mosey around the parking lot and tail of the dragon.  Too icy, so we went back to the pavilion.
THA-THANG:

Pattern of 1 Minute of one exercise followed by 30 seconds of another…

Exercises performed in no particular order

Burpees, Al Gore, Plank, Squats, Side S Hops, Overhead Claps, Front Claps, Run, Table Rows, Dips, Decline Merkins, Flutter Kicks, Box Cutters, Big Boys

MARY:
Alabama serenaded us in some OYO LBC’s and Gas Pumpers
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Focus on the small things.  The small things are happening every second.  Don’t over complicate what we are here to do.  1 Corinthians 13:13

Epiphany tour

THE SCENE: Gloomy fog, cold but very tolerable
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER 
WARM-O-RAMA:

25 SSH in cadence, 10 froggy squats in cadence, Tie fighters, Rockettes and 10 Merkins in cadence
THA-THANG:

  • 25’s at baby Everest with box cutters at the bottom and Grady Corns at the top (5 box cutters, 20 Grady Corns, 10 box cutters, 15 Grady Corns, etc)
  • Mosey to the Overlook, partner up. One partner does AMRAP, other partner runs a lap, then switch.  Exercises were Merkins, Jump Squats, Big Boy Situps, Burpees
  • Mosey to the small pullup pavillion, sprint the last 100+ yard through the parking lot
  • In the small pullup pavillion, 5 pullups, 10 merkins, 4 pullups, 10 merkins all the way down to 1 pullup
  • Mosey back to the AO, sprinting through the last parking lot.
  • Cash it out with ATM’s.
  • MARY:
    Freddy Mercury for the last 30 seconds or so
    COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
    and Newton!!!
    CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
    Though it may be time to take down your Christmas light, choose to keep your light glowing with the joy of Christ’s presence with you
    MOLESKIN:

We prayed for:

  • Asylum member Cloud9 – for his health
  • Sawdust and his daughter – for her upcoming baptism

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
No announcements.  Was generally thought to be a tough workout but Newton really crushed it.

FIVES

THE SCENE: 30 degrees and clear. The calm before the storm to come!
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH, Imperial Walkers, Daisy Pickers, Calf Raises, Hamstring Stretch, SSH
THA-THANG:
Turned on some tunes and started with an Indian run mosey. Once we were nice and warm we did a quick circle of pain with squats before jumping in to the main event:

FIVES. Find a partner to stick with the whole time and then follow the instructions:

Start with the first exercise. After each round, run a lap and then add an exercise:

  • 5 Burpees
  • 10 Merkins
  • 15 LBCs
  • 20 Bonnie Blairs
  • 25 Mt. Climbers
  • 30 second plank
  • 35 American Hammers
  • 40 SSH
  • 45 BBSU
  • 50 Squats

MARY:
Due to some overplanning, no one even managed to finish the main event so we didn’t have time for Mary today.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Frizzles, G-6, Postman, Huffy, Magic Mic, Fixer Upper, Air Gretzky, Secret Shower, Wedding Singer
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Just a reminder about the 5 core principles:

  • Free of charge
  • Open to all men
  • Always held outdoors
  • Peer led
  • Ends in a circle of trust

F3 is much more than just a morning workout. Take advantage of the ability to step up and lead!