F3 Knoxville

Blowin’

THE SCENE: 47 degrees F, 97% humidity, beautiful skies
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH, Bulldogs, Imperial Squat Walkers
THA-THANG:
Mosey to the Fountain with a CMU.  Split into two groups to take one of the two paths up the trail.

Route 66 Comin’ and Goin’

1 to 11 Merkins after running up

1  to 11 thrusters after running down

Use light posts in the following sequence: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 to use as the 11 markers.

Mt Crumpit Dora

Pair up and complete the following at the trail while partners alternate running up Mt. Crumpit and doing two burpees on the back side of  the tree.  (Too much prescribed to do.  Better suited for an hour long Saturday.)

50 Blockees

100 Decline Dry Docks

150 CMU Swings

200 Bench Presses

150 Bent Rows

100 Curls

50 Blockees

Mosey back to the Grinder with CMU in tow.

MARY:
Box cutters, flutter kicks, Chest presses
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
15 HIMs and 2.0 Webelo
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Bob Dylan is one of my favorite song writers and he is one of the most prolific.  He wrote “Blowin” In The Wind” in 1962 and while most of his questions are unanswerable, there are a few that literally hit me between the eyes.  Here are the lyrics.

“Blowin’ In The Wind”
How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, and how many times must the cannonballs fly
Before they’re forever banned?

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind

Yes, and how many years can a mountain exist
Before it’s washed to the sea?
Yes, and how many years can some people exist
Before they’re allowed to be free?
Yes, and how many times can a man turn his head
And pretend that he just doesn’t see?

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind

Yes, and how many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes, and how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, and how many deaths will it take ’til he knows
That too many people have died?

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind

Lyrics by Bob Dylan 1962/1963

My prayer is that God gives me the eyes to see, the ears to hear, and the heart to respond.

MOLESKIN:
Hammy is having meniscus cleanup surgery on the left knee tomorrow morning.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
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Ring of Fire

THE SCENE: Nice and cool
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH, Tempo Squats, Tempo Merkins and a nice warmup lap around the AO

THA-THANG:
6 stations were setup at the grinder, AMRAP the movement until the PAX at the last station sprints to the over-sized CMU’s and does 5 of the following Merkin pull throughs, American hammer on a 2ct and squat thrusters. Bernie back then rotate stations.

7’s on waxjob hill after that.

MARY:
Forward leaning rest position for time
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
drifter, hundo, waxjob, rep sleepy, waterfall, postpone, taco, hammy, knapsack, swerve, moses, t-bone, neighbor, toad, radioshack, clothesline, espy
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Consistency is key. Do we feel like doing it every day? No. Do we do it anyways? YES.
MOLESKIN:
Prayed for Taco’s daughter and her health care plan meeting at school.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Welcome to @Knapsack (Chris Redding)

The Perfect Game

THE SCENE: 55 degrees and the ground was wet after some rain last night

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER


WARM-O-RAMA:

Cherry Pickers x5; Little Baby Arm Circles (F&B) x10; Line up on baseline and lunge to next line then inchworm back

THA-THANG:
PAX grab their CMUs and mosey to the baseball field to find cones set up at all 9 positions and both benches

Explained that a perfect game in baseball is getting all 27 outs without allowing a base runner so we would do 27 reps of each exercise at each location except right field. Only other rule is to keep your CMU with you at all times.

  • Pitcher – CMU Swings
  • Catcher – CMU Thrusters
  • 1st Base – CMU Curls
  • 2nd Base – CMU Overhead Press
  • 3rd Base – Iron Mikes (2-ct)
  • Shortstop – Blockees
  • Left Field – Big Boy Situps
  • Center Field – Hand Release Merkins
  • Right Field – Run Lap Around Field
  • Bench 1 – Step Ups
  • Bench 2 – Dips

PAX did 7s on the hill next to the field after completing the perfect game. Bodybuilders at the bottom of the hill and WW2 Situps at the top.

Mosey back to the Grinder

MARY:
Rotated between doing Flutter Kicks and Little Baby Ab Crunches until time

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
12 HIMS and 1 2.0 this morning

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.” 1 Corinthians 9:24

What are we doing to make sure we win the race? Just like it takes discipline and training to win a race, we need to be disciplined and be training to lead in the race of life. We win that race by being the leaders that God intends us to be. We must first lead our families, then lead in our churches, workplaces, and any where else God places us. We can lead by example even if we don’t have a title that would indicate that we are in charge. We can do everything to the best of our abilities no matter whether someone is watching or not.

MOLESKIN:
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Mega Pax Roulette

THE SCENE: Just on the low end of warm. Enough to get a good sweat going
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Motivators from 7, Merkins IC 10, Side plank each side, reverse plank leg raise 10
THA-THANG:
Split PAX in 2 groups. On the big lower loop, send one group one way and the other in the opposite direction.

  • Whenever you meet someone running the opposite direction, stop and do side straddle hops
  • Whenever you pass a pair of guys doing side Straddle hops, call out an exercise for them to do 40 reps of.
  • Whenever you complete 40 reps, continue on your run

MARY:
10 imperial squat walkers, 10 hand release merkins, 10 plank leg lifts, 10 hello dolly, 10 leg lifts, LBC for time
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
13 PAX
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
This exercise was a little bit like my story. I drifted into F3 completely by accident. Since then, I’ve had an amazing group of guys who have build me up in different ways and even helped me through a deep struggle with pornography. The circle was the first time I made that struggle public and it was the first time I really began to heal. Not saying anyone needs to, but you all should know that if ever you do need someone to help you with an internal struggle, we are all out here wandering in the wilderness with you, and whether you need help or your giving the help, reach out to one another.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Prayers for thos facing loss in our group, and praise for the answers to prayers in our group!

CMU Modify

THE SCENE: Partly cloudy, 30 degrees (record low for April 22nd), 88% humidity
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Side straddle hops, Bulldog drill, Baby Arm Circles, Jog length of the grinder, Skip back.
THA-THANG:
5 Rounds (2 minutes work, 1 minute rest)

10 burpees over CMU followed by CMU shoulder press AMRAP to the two minute mark.

Waxjob Hill 7’s

Merkins at bottom, WWII Situps at top. Finish early – alternate 5 Merkins & 5 WWIIs until entire PAX completes the 7’s.

5 Rounds (2 minutes work, 1 minute rest)

10 bench jump ups or 15 step ups followed by CMU Russian Swing AMRAP to the two minute mark.

(Modification: The CMU tended to get very heavy so Bent Rows, Curls, Presses, and Lawn mowers were substituted on some of the 10 total rounds.)

MARY:
Box cutters, Big Boy Sit ups, Flutter Kicks, LBCs
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
15 HIMs plus one 2.0 (Webelo)
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
The nations supply chain has been severely disrupted due to Covid 19.  That hasn’t gone unnoticed by a patient individual like myself.  My whole working career was spent in manufacturing so I understand the fine balance that exists in getting inventory levels right and meeting delivery targets.  I admit that not all my finest traits have shown through when an item I have ordered takes weeks to receive rather than days I have come to expect.  Recently I was taking to Nadine about an item on order for my truck from the company she works for.  I placed the order in early March and initially was told that it might take 15 to 20 days to receive.  6 weeks after order date she tells me that it will take another 6 or more weeks to receive.  My response surprised Nadine.  I had a little bit of a chuckle, told her that I understood that the entire nation is trying to climb out of a disruptive supply situation, and my light hearted response with her told her that I was not upset about it.  She stopped me in mid sentence just to tell me how much she appreciated my attitude.  Too often she is on the wrong side of a phone conversation from an angry customer.  I told her that I was sorry she had to be exposed to that kind of abuse and we ended our phone time with goodwill coming from both sides.  Actually, she made my day as she felt I had made hers.  Kindness and love isn’t required but it sure makes life more bearable.

The exchange with Nadine reminded me of a verse from 1 Peter 4:8 “Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.”  Our loving God cared enough for us that He sent His Son, Jesus, and Jesus loved us enough to die for us to cover a whole lot of multitudes of sins.  The least we can do while on this earth is recognize this and pass it along in all types of way – even during short phone conversations.

MOLESKIN:
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