F3 Knoxville

The Speedway Joker

THE SCENE:

It was an unusually warm and muggy morning at the Speedway and some Jokers came to play a card game.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Gathered at flag.

SSH 20x

Cherry Pickers 10x

Baby Arm Circles 10x forward 10x backward

THA-THANG:

Moseyed around the track and then around the playground. Ended at the playground where I put all of my cards on the table. The Pax would pair off and each member would draw a card to reveal the number of each exercise they would accomplish. Number cards = number of exercises on card, Ace = 10 exercises, face cards = 15.

The exercises in order:

• Merkins

• Big Boy Sit-ups

• Dips

The Pax that drew the card would start on those exercises in order while his partner ran a lap around the playground (drew a 5 = 5 merkins, 5 BBS, 5 dips, then draw another card). When the runner Pax returned, he would take over and finish out the “hand” that is partner was on and then draw another card. Then rinse and repeat.

The Twist:

when a Joker was drawn, that pax would yell Joker and everyone had to stop and do 20 burpees.

MARY:

Moseyed back to AO where we circled up and did

• Little Baby Crunches = 1 min

• Plank = 30 seconds

• Stargazers = 1 min

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

“Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.”

‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭5:1-2‬ ‭NLT‬‬

As Christians, we are called to show Gods love. It is so important in our day and age to lead by example. Lead the way Jesus leads, by love! We need to love one another, love the outcasts, love the people that are hated, love the oppressed, love the marginalized, love the minorities, love the people you disagree with, etc, the list can go on and on. But we need to love as Christ loved!

As a group of men, we have to lead by example, we have to stand up and show Christs love. It is extremely important that with all of the division, hatred, bullying, etc, that others see Christ through us. The easiest way for a stranger to see Christ in our life, is by love!

You never know how impactful one act of kindness/love can have on someone who is having a bad day, week, month, or year! By showing love, you could possibly change their outlook on their struggle or bad situation. So do something nice for a stranger today! Show Gods love! It could be buying food or coffee in the drive thru for the car behind you, opening a door, smiling at someone, letting a car turn in front of you when you are in traffic, genuinely asking some one how they are and how you could help or pray for them, the list is endless! But by doing one little act of kindness we can show Gods love, little by little! Remember, there is good out there, so be the change that you want to see in the world! Show Christ’s love!

Be Love!

MOLESKIN:

Trousers – job situation

Doppelgänger – grandfather

Rep Sleepy – daughter

Burnout – wife pregnant

Master – wife pregnant

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Bible study at Food City – Wednesday at 6am led by Doppelganger and Cow Patty.
  • Work day at Cerebral Palsy Center – August 6 starting at 7am.
  • Run with HOPE on 8/20.  Shenanigans is putting together a team.  Sign up to support Hope Resource Center.

 

Speedway Kraken in the Storm

THE SCENE:  “It was a dark and stormy (morning)!”  We were soaked to the bone but it kept us cool!

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

WARM-O-RAMA:

Gathered at the flag.
SSH x20; Tie Fighters x10 each leg; Cherry Pickers x10.
All done IC.

THA-THANG:
Moseyed down the parking lot to other side of church in the pouring rain where the 8 stations of the KRAKEN were set up in a large circle around the parking lot.  Pax spread out at different stations and as they completed the exercise, they would run the whole circuit before going to the next station in a clockwise rotation.  Rinse and repeat.

Kraken stations were as follows:

  • 10 hand release Merkins
  • 20 mountain climbers (2 count)
  • 10 Iron rockets (2 count)
  • 20 leg lifts
  • 10 Carolina dry docks
  • 20 Imperial storm kickers (2 count)
  • 10 Burpees
  • 20 crunchy frogs

MARY:
Moseyed back to the flag.  We didn’t have a whole lot of time left so we just held squat for time.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Proverbs 11:10-11
“When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices; when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.  Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is destroyed.”

We all have “cities” that God has placed us in charge of: our employees, our families, our circles of influence.  Through our actions and our words, we can build up and bless our “cities” or we can destroy them.  We can tear down people and destroy them with our words and inflict generational curses on our children, or we can be a blessing to them and build them up and help them to prosper.

Let’s choose to lead our “cities” well today and build them up through our words and actions, so that they will see Christ in us.

MOLESKIN:
Rep Sleepy’s mom – in hospital.
Pennies – traveling to Florida this coming weekend.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Bible study at Food City – Wednesday at 6am led by Doppelganger and Cow Patty.
  • Breakfast at Rep Sleepy’s after Saturday’s beatdown.  Sign up on Slack.
  • Work day at Cerebral Palsy Center – August 6 starting at 7am.
  • Run with HOPE on 8/20.  Shenanigans is putting together a team.  Sign up to support Hope Resource Center.

Crazy Tennis

THE SCENE:  It was very nice.  High 60s and cool.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x20, Windmills x10, Cherry Pickers x5
THA-THANG:
Doing this thang together!

Mosey to the bottom of the parking lot where cones are set up in a large rectangle.
First corner – Crunch Frog x15, Box Cutters x15, BBS x15, run to second corner
Second corner – Imperial Walkers x30, Flutter Kicks x30 (2-ct), American Hammers x30 (1-ct), run to third corner
Third corner – Freddy Mercury x40, LBCs x40, Plank Hold (together) 40 sec, run to fourth corner
Fourth corner – Imperial Walkers x30, Flutter Kicks x30 (2-ct), American Hammers x30 (1-ct), mosey around church back to field next to playground

4 corners of field next to parking lot
First corner – Burpees x15, Spiderman Merkins x15 (1-ct), Bernie to second corner
Second corner – Merkins x30, Mountain Climbers x30 (1-ct), Bernie to third corner
Third corner – Overhead Claps x40 (1-ct), Shoulder Taps x40 (1-ct), Bernie to fourth corner
Fourth corner – Carolina Drydocks x30, Plank Jacks x30 (1-ct)

MARY:
Circle of Pain, Superman hold for time
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Outhouse, Master, Trousers, Shenanigans, Halfday, Doppelganger, Cow Patty, Burnout, Pennies, Hoosier, Grouch
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Isaiah 41:13 – For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.”

As I have been going through the book Voice of the Heart with some fellow followers of Christ, we are looking at what it means to allow your emotions to make you a better person.  Seeing those emotions for the good that can come out of them as they allow you to understand why you feel the way you feel.  I am constantly reminded, especially this week with looking at anger, that all emotions and feelings are good when viewed from a proper perspective.  Jesus had a righteous anger when he turned over the tables in the temple.  Anger is not a bad thing even though the world tells us that anger is bad and we should suppress it.  We should see it for what it is and understand what it means from a deeper perspective so we can properly communicate with our loved ones about what we are feeling.  As men in this world, we are too often taught that we need to suppress our emotions and just pull life up by the boot straps and keep going.  YHWH has much bigger plans for us and stifling our emotions only hurts us more.  Fear, anger, shame, loneliness, and so on are not problematic and they do not make us any less of a man.  Being part of F3 makes me realize that we do not have to go through life alone with no support.  We have earthly brothers and a Heavenly Father who have our back in the darkest of times.  We just need to be willing to reach out and ask for that help.  I am the guiltiest of all in not asking for help even as I speak these words.  My default is to do it myself and not bother anyone because they all have their own stuff to manage yet I may be one of the first people to offer help when someone needs it.  I challenge all of us to lower our guard a little and be willing to ask for help even as you are yelling inside that you don’t want to do it.

A Day of CMU Casualties

THE SCENE: Beautiful cool morning with the Smoky Mountains showing off in the background (once the sun came up)
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Cherry Pickers, Shoulder stretches, back and leg stretches, “Let The Bodies Hit the Floor” (planks, merkins, donkey kicks).
THA-THANG:
Modified Flora

Dora’s lazy, mean stepsister. All pax partner up, and grab a CMU.

100 Merkins – P1 does 10 with feet on CMU. P2 holds plank with feet on his CMU. Flapjack. 

Murder Bunny to cone, then CMU Bear Crawl Back. 

200 Little Baby Crunches – P1 does 20 LBC holding CMU high on chest. P2 holds legs 6″ off ground, and extends arms w/ coupon over chest. Flapjack.

Lunge to Cone, bear crawl back

300 Goblet Squats – P1 does 25 goblet squats. P2 lowers to bottom of goblet squat w/ coupon, and holds. Flapjack.

Sprint to cone, Bernie back

Rinse and Repeat

MARY:
We had 2 broken CMUs so we did burpees for those. Then we did calf raises, shoulder and leg stretches until time ran out.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
14 total
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Read from Proverbs 31 10-31. It talks about wives and how they should act, but there is a message for husbands as well. We need to lead them. The heart of her husband trusts her and he sits among the elders. He is caring and kind and make sure to set the tone for his family. Control his temper and PRAISES his wife.

MOLESKIN:

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Breakfast at RepSleepy’s house coming up 7/16/2022.

We have work day at the cerebral palsy house 8/6 at 7:00am.