F3 Knoxville

Boosters Last Stand

THE SCENE: 70 or so in the gloom
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • Cherry Pickers (IC) 4 CT X 10
  • Baby Arm Circles (forwards) & Michael Phelps (OYO)
  • Baby Arm Circles (backwards) & Michael Phelps (OYO)
  • 5 burpees (OYO)
  • 10 Tempo Squats (IC)
  • 10 Hand release merkins (OYO)
  • 20 Side Straddle Hops (IC)
  • 50 Curb Calf Raises (OYO)
  • Karaokes & Sprints
  • Mosey – Double Wide Indian Run

THA-THANG:

Don’t Act Like A Sophomore on the Hill 

  • Get into groups of 3
  • Partner 1 does AMRAP merkins while Partner 2 runs up Sophomore Hill while partner 3 at the top does AMRAP squats
  • Rotate throughout each position; rinse & repeat
  • Mosey to the junkyard

Be a Junkyard Dog

  • Stay with your same partners, same structure
  • Partner 1 does 10 CMU reps Overhead Press, Triceps extension, Curls & bentover rows as many rounds of the lifts as possible until partner 3 gets down the stairs
  • Partner 2 runs up & replaces Partner 3 who has been doing Big Boy Situps
  • Rinse & Repeat
  • Mosey to big parking lot

Light Pole to Pole

  • 5 burpees & sprint to the next pole, 5 more burpees
  • mosey to AO

MARY:

Judge Judy led us in 75 (or 500) flutterkicks

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

26 HIMS and 1 FNG – Nutmeg

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Jeremiah 29:11 “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”

Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

We know these words but do we always believe them or have doubts?  Sure we have doubts.  We’re human.  We have doubts, fears, etc.

I started at JUCO in October 2017.  I weighed about 270 and was out of shape physically and spiritually.  I’ve lost 40 pounds since that time and I’m much stronger physically and spiritually.  While I don’t and never will have all of the answers on this Earth, I know more about myself and how I should live my life because of each of you.  Your witness.  Your love for your families and each other is inspiring.  Your willingness to share, be open and vulnerable out here is awesome.

During my first time or two out here, Bartman had me out here in the pouring rain doing burpees and bear crawls down the stairs.  I thought “what the heck am I doing here.”  I don’t remember his closing BOM that day but I really liked it.  Me, him and Shooter circled up, put our hands on one another and prayed and I promise I felt closer to God in this parking lot than I had in a long time in a church pew.

As some of you know, today is my last day at my job as executive director of a cancer charity.  It’s been an honor to build that charity and help more than 7,000 families over the last 5 years.  But I felt it was a time for a change.  I prayed about it.  Shortly thereafter, a couple of consulting opportunities came up so I turned in a 3-month notice and it was the fastest 3 months of my life.  I’m sad, happy, relived and nervous.

I went to Oklahoma last weekend and had a hard time sleeping.  On Monday, I met Sarah McLean who was diagnosed with breast cancer at 25.  A couple of years later she felt like she should start a charity since she had learned so much and wanted to help others battling breast cancer.  She prayed and God told her no, not now so she continued to work at a church and had 2 kids. She then got breast cancer again.  After she healed, she prayed and God told her she was ready.  She shared her story, her faith journey and she wept as she told me about one of her board members dying in her arms.  I was ugly crying.  It wasn’t pretty.  We stood up and hugged.  At that moment, I knew God put me in the right place to help her charity in addition to the other one I will be leading in Oklahoma City.

While I don’t know exactly what will happen in my life, I know God has it under control and will lead me where I need to be.

Ecclesiastes 3

There is a time for everything,

and a season for every activity under the heavens:

a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot    a time to kill and a time to heal,     a time to tear down and a time to build,

a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,

5   a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,

a time to search and a time to give up,   a time to keep and a time to throw away,

a time to tear and a time to mend,    a time to be silent and a time to speak,

a time to love and a time to hate,     a time for war and a time for peace

There’s a time for everything and my time as executive director has come to an end.  When I started at JUCO, we were averaging 2-5 people.  We’ve grown so much but not because of me.  God brought you here for a reason.  I needed F3 and still do.  We all need F3 and there are men out there asleep that should be here right now.  There are men out there worried about their kids, their marriage, their job that could use us in his lives.

Today I’m stepping down as AO Q for JUCO.  I’m going to be travelling quite a bit.  So, I’m proud to say Judge Judy is taking over as AO Q.  He’s a great person, smart, funny, a leader, a lawyer, a husband and father, a great friend and has the coolest name out here.  Abscess is taking over next week as lead of all F3 Knoxville and he’s asked me to help him on some special projects so I’m not going anywhere.  I’ll actually be here all week next week so get ready to wagonwheel to get me at the back!

MOLESKIN:

It’s been an honor to lead JUCO for the last 19 months!  We’re in better hands now with Judge Judy.  Whether you are an FNG or been around for years, we’re all brothers and I want you to know I would do anything for any of you!  Thank each of you for helping me try to become a better person!  God bless each of you and your families!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Dunkin
  • Sign up to Q
  • 3rd F Convergence next Saturday on August 10th at 7:00 a.m. at the Big Ball followed by breakfast/testimonials at Redeemer Church

1776 Patriot Games

THE SCENE: 70 and a bit humid…a great day in the gloom!
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • 50 Overhead Claps
  • 50 High Knees
  • 50 Side Straddle Hops
  • 50 Moroccan Nightclubs
  • 50 LBCs
  • 50 Merkins
  • 1-Mile Mosey

THA-THANG:

  • 50 pullups on the rails
  • 50 squats
  • 50 step-ups on the benches
  • 50 Plank Jacks
  • 50 Dips
  • 50 Leg Scissors
  • 50 Shoulder Touches
  • 50 American Hammers
  • 50 Lunges
  • 50 Mountain Climbers
  • 100 Yard Bear Crawl
  • 76 Burpees (38 per partner)

MARY: 
Part of the Q
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

Commission, Erector, Gump, Judge Judy, Kenjo, Kick-Flip, Mandolyn, Snaggletooth, Spotter, Stye, Trolley, & Booster

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

There is different kinds of love but they are all important. I celebrated my wedding anniversary yesterday. Like many of you, I married WAY OVER MY HEAD! My wife is a great person with a big heart and tons of patience! I can and do learn a lot from her. There’s also brotherly love like we have for our friends. There’s God’s love for us even though we sin and fail everyday. We should strive to love others like God loves us.

Ephesians 5:25-33: “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, …”

1 Corinthians 13:4-5: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”

1 Corinthians 16:14: “Do everything in love.”

Psalm 143:8: “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.

John 15:12: “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.”

Ephesians 4:32: “Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.”

1 John 4:12: “No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.”

MOLESKIN:

Thanks Stye for offering to babysit my kids yesterday so Lora and I could go on a date. We’ll take you up on it when we’re not so tired and just want to stay home and sleep!!!
ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Farragut 4th of July parade tomorrow at 8:30
  • F3 Father Child Camp September 6-8

Hooker’s Private Carl Cowan Park Tour

THE SCENE: Nice day in the gloom!
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • Mosey to AO
  • Cherry Pickers (IC) 4 CT X 10
  • Baby Arm Circles (forwards) X 10 & Michael Phelps (OYO)
  • Baby Arm Circles (backwards) X 10 & Michael Phelps (OYO)
  • Tempo Squats (IC) X 10
  • 10 hand-release Merkins (OYO)
  • Mosey

THA-THANG:

Jungle Gym

  • 10 pullups & 10 squats
  • rinse & repeat X 5
  • Mosey to trail

Trail Head 

  • 3 rounds of 20 CMU overhead press & 20 CMU curls 

Trail Run

Other End of Trail

  • 25 calf raises & 20 Merkins
  • Rinse & repeat X 5

Trail Run

Trail Head Part 2

  • 20 CMU tricep extension & 15 CMU curls
  • Rinse & repeat X 3

Jog around paved path by AO X 3

MARY:

  • Superman 20 (IC)
  • Flutter Kicks IC 4 CT X 50
  • Hello Dolleys X 20 4 CT
  • Side Crunches X 20
  • 10 burpees (OYO)

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

Hooker & Booster…and a snake

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

I’ve been praying for direction and clarity with work. I shared these same scripture a month or so ago. I received clarity and have submitted my resignation at work for August 2. I feel at peace for the first time in a very long time.

1 Corinthians 2:9 – “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”

Philippians 4:6-7 – “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

Proverbs 3:5-6 – “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.”

1 Peter 5:6-7 – “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.”

Psalm 56:3 – “When I am afraid, I put my trust in You.”

Proverbs 16:3 – “Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and He will establish your plans.”

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Sign up to Q at the Equalizer

Parking Lot Stripes

THE SCENE: 63 and awesome in the gloom!
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • 20 Side Straddle Hops (IC)
  • Cherry Pickers (IC) 4 CT X 10
  • Morrocan Night Club (IC) X 15
  • 10 Tempo Squats (IC)
  • 10 hand-release merkins (OYO)
  • 4 easy Sprints
  • Mosey to large parking lot across campus

THA-THANG:

  • 10 Merkins & 10 Squats, run to first parking stripe & run back
  • Rinse & repeat to next stripe, etc. all the way to the next light pole

 

  • One HIM does CMU Farmer Carry in each hand while PAX does exercises together while they walk/jog 120 yards or so – Burpees, 8-count Body Builders, Big Boy Situps, LBCs, Freddie Mercury, Squats, Lunges, Calf Raises
  • Mosey to AO

MARY:

  • One-legged Erectors (each side)
  • 20 merkins (IC)
  • 10 burpees

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

5K, Archie, Chaco, Commission, Erector, Guano, Gump, Snaggletooth, Spotter, Stye, And Booster

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Proverbs 13:20 Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.

John 15:12-3 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 

Proverbs 27:17 As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.

MOLESKIN:

My wife just celebrated her 30th high school reunion and mine is this weekend in Texas.  It’s made us think about our long friendships with people but also think about our more recent friends that are so important to us.  For me, I know the HIMs I’ve met in F3 would do just about anything for me just like I would for them.  Friendships are important and can take a lot of work and effort but they are important so let’s all try to be better friends and be intentional with our relationships with old friends and new ones!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

I’m out for a week. Commission has the JUCO flag.

Please remember to find a date to Q in June!

Under Construction

THE SCENE: a great day in the gloom!
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • Cherry Pickers (IC) 4 CT X 10
  • Morrocan Night Club (IC) X 10
  • Baby Arm Circles (forwards) & Michael Phelps (OYO)
  • Baby Arm Circles (backwards) & Michael Phelps (OYO)
  • Windmills (IC) X 10
  • 5 burpees (OYO)
  • 10 Tempo Squats (IC)
  • 25 Side Straddle Hops
  • 50 Calf Raises
  • Sprints
  • Mosey

THA-THANG:

Under Construction 

  • AMRAP overhead press w/ CMU while partner does sprints; switch
  • AMRAP curls w/ CMU while partner does sprints; switch
  • AMRAP tricep extensions w/ CMU while partner does sprints; switch
  • AMRAP bentover rows w/ CMU while partner does sprints; switch
  • AMRAP squats while partner does sprints; switch
  • AMRAP big boy sit-ups while partner does sprints: switch
  • AMRAP burpees while partner does sprints; switch
  • Rinse and repeat for 30 minutes
  • Mosey

MARY:

  • Flutterkicks
  • Side Crunches (X each side)
  • Big Boy Sit-ups

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

Archie, Creamsicle, Erector, Guano, Gump, Judge Judy, Kenjo, Rocket, Snaggletooth, Spotter, Waxjob & Booster

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Just like the parking lot at JUCO that will be under construction the next 18 months, we are under construction in our lives every day.  Being under construction isn’t just the physical construction like me losing 40 pounds in the last couple of years.  Our spiritual construction is critical to our development as a HIM.  Some days, I do a decent jobs but most I do not.  That’s why it’s so important in F3 to lead, support, encourage, listen, etc. each other.

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. – Romans 12:1

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.  – 1 Corinthians 10:31

…but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. – Isaiah 40:31

For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. – 1 Timothy 4:8

I can do all this through him who gives me strength. – Philippians 4:13

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Hardship Hill is coming up this weekend
  • Sign up to Q
  • We will probably have a convergence at the Asylum on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day