F3 Knoxville

Hello Darlin

SSH, Tie Fighters, Butts-Up, Preachers, etc.
Unlike CMUs, rocks found in the woods can’t be thought of as private property, and they don’t seem like huge threats to children’s safety. There happened to be some (rocks not kids), so we took them out for a shuffle.

We did the Hands Fast Ten, then over to the Caribbean.

Laps around the islands, 20-15-10-5 reps each lap, with and without our naturally occurring, non privately owned and totally harmless companions. Q has to admit that he cheated his reps on the hand release merkins. Let this be a lesson to everyone that if you can’t do it, you shouldn’t Q it. Conway got Ribbed pumped up, and I failed Kentucky by not playing “Borderline” by MDNA. She was next on the playlist!

Lesslie Newbigin said that rational doubt always rests on faith and not vice versa.

The Dark Side of the Gloom

THE SCENE: Low 60s and dry with a visible moon

118th day of the year – 247 left

SSH x 28 (4 ct)

Rockettes x 10 (4 ct)

Windmills x 10 (4 ct)

Little baby arm circles forward x 10 (4 ct)

Little baby arm circles backward x 10 (4 ct)

Some Michael Phelps

A little bit of this and a little bit of that

Mosey to the field near the tennis courts with the lights on (i.e., the light side of the gloom)

On this day in 1973, The Dark Side of the Moon album by Pink Floyd hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts.  It stayed on the chart for a record 741 weeks, which is 14 years and 3 months.  Think about that – it did not drop off of the chart until 1987.

Tempo squats x 14

Run to the other side near the playground where it is dark (i.e., the dark side of the gloom)

Tempo merkins x 14

Run back to the light side

Bernie back to the dark side

Mosey to the rock pile, get a rock, and mosey back to the dark side

Hallelujahs – merkin followed by a shoulder press with the rock.  We went to 10, so we did 1 merkin, 1 shoulder press, 2 merkins, 2 shoulder presses, 3 merkins, 3 shoulder presses, etc., adding a rep each time until we ended with 9 merkins, 9 shoulder presses, 10 merkins, and 10 shoulder presses.

Lunges with rock from the dark side to the light side

Jack Webbs – hallelujahs without the rock.  We did 10 again following the same pattern as before, just without the rock this time.

Lunges with rock from the light side to the dark side

Mosey to the rock pile to return our rocks

Mosey to the bathhouse

Battle buddy up

One buddy hangs from the bathhouse as long as he can.  When he reaches failure, he does merkins as long as he can.  When he reaches failure, he holds plank.

Meanwhile, the other buddy runs around Stonehenge to the picnic tables at the splash pad and does 20 decline merkins, 20 dips, and 20 incline merkins and then bear crawls from the picnic tables to the exit of the splash pad and moseys back to the bathhouse to switch with his buddy.

We only had time to do one round of this exercise, so each buddy ran once and hung/merkined/planked once.

Mosey to the AO for Mary

Boat/Canoes to the flashing of our AO light.  When the light was on, we held boat.  When the light went off, we held canoe.  We did this for about 2 minutes, and we only switched 3 times.  The light seems to stay on longer than it stays off.  Maybe someone will get the light fixed now.

8 HIMs

Talked about perspective.  We often focus on what happens without thinking about all of the things that could have happened but didn’t.  There are an infinite number of possibilities of things that could occur each day, good and bad.  Oftentimes, we focus on the good things that happened, the bad things that happened, or the good things that didn’t happen.  We also need to keep perspective and think about the bad things that didn’t happen and be thankful.

As an example, I told a personal story.  My family recently rode the Virginia Creeper.  After 3+ hours of biking, we exited at our bike shop right before the last bridge and cut through the gravel parking lot.  In the parking lot, probably 10 feet from the door (after 18 miles or so of riding), my daughter (7 years old) wrecked behind me, and I wrecked in reacting to her scream.  She was fine as was I, thankfully.  Later that day, I told my daughter that I was sorry that we both wrecked and that we didn’t finish across that last bridge and avoided the gravel parking lot and both of our wrecks.  Without hesitation, she told me that it was okay because the wood planks on the bridge were slanted and that we probably would have wrecked on the bridge and then fallen through the wooden planks and hit the rocks in the river below, which would have been worse.  I told her that she was right.  See, perspective.

Praise for good news following Ribbed’s wife’s scan and continued prayers for her recovery.  Prayers for Stripped’s wife, her recovery, and her follow-up visit today.  Prayers for Doubtfire’s mouth issue, his surgery on Friday, and his recovery.  Prayers for Brenden’s family in light of his passing.

None mentioned

Blessed by burdens

THE SCENE: Mid 50s slight breeze and drizzle

10 baby arm circles in cadence

10 reverse baby arm circles in cadence

10 cherry pickers in cadence

10 mountain climbers in cadence

10 merkins

25 SSH in cadence
6 stations 2 exercises at each descending ladder rep scheme 50-40-30-20-10. Each pax carries CMU from station to station and after last station carries it up mini cardiac before starting next round

  • Step-ups/big boys
  • Swings/ box cutters
  • OH Press/LBCS
  • Rows/Hello Dollies
  • Squats/Freddy mercuries
  • derkins/flutter kicks

14 pax no FNGs
“Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved” (Psalm 55:22). As men we carry a lot of burdens to provide and protect our concentrica. We can either allow that burden to weigh us down or we can use that to strengthen us. After God asked Jesus to carry a cross, we can carry a CMU representing our burdens.

Leg Day

THE SCENE: Asylum…clear but chilly

Lets do this thing

Cindy Gets Eaten by A Bear: partner 1 completes a round of Cindy( 5 table rows, 10 merkins, 15 squats) while partner 2 does the Bear Complex. Alternate for 10 minutes

Leg Day 2021 pyramid o pain

  • 10 pistols
  • 20 step ups
  • 30 weighted lunges
  • 40 weighted calf raises
  • 50 weighted butt touches
  • 40 sumo deadlift high pull
  • 30 back squats
  • 20 Bulgarian bench dips
  • 10 pickle pounders

RInse and repeat

Circle Merk to the Crue

Bring Sally Up squats

Jeremiah 2:13

God is waiting patiently for us. With Living water.  All we would ever need.

We…I…need to stop building our own cisterns that hold our own water. They will crumble and all will be lost.

Christ is right there for us. Always. If you seek him

prayers for our community and especially for Safe Haven
Gibbler no longer smells

Suicide Corner

THE SCENE: Mild and Springy.  Gloom rolling in.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: I am not a professional, but I have had my first Corona Shot.
This being my birthday, we did:

  • 49 SSH, IC.
  • 20 Moroccan Night Club + 19 T-Claps

To the base line

  • High Knees across the lot, mosey back
  • Butt Kickers across the lot, mosey back
  • Side Step across the lot, mosey back
  • High Skip across the lot, mosey back
  • Bear Crawl across the lot, mosey back.

Are ya warm yet?
We stayed at the AO today, but set up some suicides around the corners.

Do 4 reps at the first corner
Run to the 2nd corner and do 10 reps, run back to the start
Run to the 3rd corner and do 15 reps, run back to the start
Run to the 4th corner and do 20 reps, run back to the start

  • Merkins
  • Squats
  • Big Boys
  • Plank Jack (4ct)
  • Iron Mike
  • Hello Dolly (4ct)
  • Rocky Balboas (4ct)
  • Superman.

We did the Bicycle Race.  Of course we did.
16 strong
“You all know your injuries” past, present and future. But an injury doesn’t mean you can’t come out in the morning. An injury means “Modify If You Have To”, and if all you can do is walk, then we’ve all pledged that No Man is Left Behind so we’ll walk with you, or we’ll wagon wheel, or we’ll bear crawl alongside.  If you can’t do an exercise for what ever reason, talk to me, talk to others. I’m sure we’ll be able to come up with something suitably grueling that doesn’t involve shoulders, or hips, or knees.
Posting consistently is the name of the game, not what you do when you get here. Getting out of the Fartsack is the first step in mending the injury be it physical, mental, or spiritual. Just because you are injured, doesn’t mean you aren’t accountable.
Keeping the routine and doing one armed SSH for the last few weeks has helped me get over my shoulder knack.

The playlist is here
Bring drinks and snacks for Safe Haven