F3 Knoxville

Celebrating 2 birthdays better than 1

THE SCENE: Low 40s with extra gloom
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH, 4ct, IC x 49
THA-THANG:
In celebration of the Q’s birthday (49) and High Heels’ birthday (54), the following exercises were performed as follows:  7 sets of 7 exercises (49 total), with 6 sets of 9 exercises (54 total) sandwiched in between each set of of 7.

  • At the AO, line up on curb for Rocky Balboas, sprint to other side for Merkins, run back, rinse and repeat.
  • Mosey to the Cloud for box jumps and dips
  • Mosey to Baby Everest with Squat Jumps at the bottom and Hello Dollys (4ct) at the top.
  • Mosey to the Pavalon for table rows and calf raises.
  • Mosey to the bottom of Cardiac.  Run to the top of Cardiac with 9 man makers somewhere (choice of the Pax) in between.
  • Mosey back to the AO.

MARY:
Howling monkeys, with each Pax doing one monkey humper in turn with the other pax holding position around the circle till 49 is reached.  Then do it again till 54 is reached.  Now, on the 6 for hands of time, counting to 49 and then to 54.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Revisiting the Q’s BOM from last year, it focused on getting out of my comfort zone and trusting God more.  (Phil. 4:13 and think about Paul’s level of discomfort with his mission).  Taking stock of last year, I’m disappointed in the difficulty I showed to trust God with decisions that might get me out of my comfort zone.  I need to do better.
MOLESKIN:

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Another 12 Days (and a Yule Log)

THE SCENE: Unseasonably warm!
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Maybe?  Code Brown was in charge of that and perhaps skipped over some of it.  No FNGs so we’d heard it all.
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH IC; practice some Manmakers and a Fireman Carry.  Wish Hot Tub and Gibbler well as they took off like scalded dogs to do a little marathon training tour of the Asylum.  Let’s move.
THA-THANG:
4 volunteers strap in the harness to pull the Yule Log to Circus Maximus.  We use a rotation of volunteers to pull the Yule Log a half lap around at a time, at each stop, we celebrate the Days of Christmas cumulatively as follows:

  • Day 1:  Manmaker;
  • Day 2: Iron Mikes, 4 count
  • Day 3: Jump Squats;
  • Day 4: Smurf Jacks;
  • Fiiiivvveee Buuurrrrpppeeeeeees!
  • Day 6:  Hello Dollys (4 ct, IC)- led by Carney;
  • Day 7:  Merkins (4 ct, IC)- Led by Code Brown;
  • Day 8: Mountain Climbers (4 ct, IC)- led by Double Wide;
  • Day 9: American Hammers (4 ct, IC)- led by Rainbow;
  • Day 10: Big Boy Sit-ups (IC)- led by Honeydew;
  • Day 11: Carolina Dry Docks (4 ct, IC) – led by Pom Pom;
  • Day 12: Partner up and Fireman Carry twelve steps each.
  • Mosey back to AO (with Yule Log in tow)

Bunny takes over and whips us like mules up Baby Everest.  Our distance runners rejoined the PAX and took a turn pulling the Yule Log up.  Manmakers at the top:  Rinse and repeat.

MARY:
Somebody put Cat Gut in charge for a brutal 5 minutes of Boat/Canoe.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Christmas isn’t about bright presents in flashy wrapping.  God’s ultimate gift of love and grace through his Son came in very humble wrapping.  With that in mind, we should be able to celebrate Christmas in any situation.  Also, this day in history:  The counter-offensive known as the Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes Forest.  Those involved certainly spent Christmas without anything fancy or shiny.
MOLESKIN:
Prayers for Pinto and his family and Junk, Junk’s wife, and their family.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Second F gathering at Tank’s house on Jan 3.  M’s are invited.

Ladders and Sh@#ts

THE SCENE: Nice and cool.  Almost spitting snow.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Warm up burpee ladder:  10 4 ct SSH, IC; 2 burpees OYO; 10 BAC forward IC; 4 burpees OYO; 10 BAC backwards; 6 burpees OYO; 10 Imperial Walkers IC; 8 burpees OYO; 10 tempo squats IC; 10 burpees OYO.
THA-THANG:

  • Mosey to Circus Maximus for Merkin Ladder.  Run (not mosey, run!) 1/4 lap at a time, add 1 merkin at each stop up the ladder till you reach 10 merkins.  Then 1/4 lap back down the ladder to 1 merkin.
  • Mosey to Cardiac for the cardiac ladder:  10 SSH at the bottom, Bernie to the first curve; 10 SSH + 20 Carolina Dry Docks.  Bernie to the 2nd curve.  Repeat SSH and CCD, add 30 4 ct Freddy Mercurys.  Sprint to the top.  Repeat SSH, CCD, Freddy Mercurys.  Add 40 squats.
  • Mosey to bottom of Baby Everest for Jimmy’s (Jacob’s big brother) Ladder.  Run Baby Everest and do a Man Maker.  Add a Man Maker each time you run to the top, topping out at 7 Man Makers.

MARY:
Hurricane Hoedown ladder.  Sitting flutters with hands over head x 7; reclining flutters x7, regular flutters x7.  Repeat x6, then x5, etc. all the way down the ladder.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Even in dark days, there are things to be thankful for.  From Abraham Lincoln’s proclamation establishing a recurrent Thanksgiving on the last Thursday of November, at a time when our nation was more divided than it has ever been:  They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.
MOLESKIN:
Prayers for Cheatsheet’s daughter
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Need supplies for the VA home, please!

Ai-CAN Legs and Bro-CAN-back Mountain

THE SCENE: 60ish and cloudy.  No rain yet!
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x20; Now grab 2 cans each from Charmin’s food drive box; Imperial Squat Walkers x 20; Tie fighters x 11 each way; line up on the baseline curb for some Rocky Balboas. All in cadence.
THA-THANG:

  • Mosey to the Cloud for some Aiken (or Ai-CAN) Legs:  20 squats, 20 box jumps, 20 Mary Katherines, 20 Rev. Lunges, rinse and repeat.  Stop midway for 10 burpees (10 burpees every time someone drops a can!)
  • Rest with Flutter kicks IC x 20.
  • Mosey to the Pavalon and partner up.  20 step ups on the tables while the partner wall sits with cans held out. Rotate out. Rinse and repeat.
  • Mosey to bottom of Baby Everest (or is it Little Cardiac??).  Vote to hold on to the cans for the remainder of the workout.
  • Bro-CAN Back Mountain:  Doras with your partner.  One partner Bernies up the hill (back pedal) and then runs down while the other is doing SSH or Moroccan Night Clubs (250 total for each exercise).
  • Back to the Cloud for Can Ups:  Grab a bench, plank position with cans in front of you.  Place one can up on bench from plank, then merkin, then other can up on bench, then merkin, then one can back down on ground, merkin, and other can back down on ground and merkin.  That’s 1.  Do 10 of those.
  • Mosey back to AO

MARY:
Code Brown led in some Canned Thors, then some Canned Dollies
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Food drive message: “Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up, ‘Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?”  John 6:8-10.  We never know what small thing will lead to big miracles.  Have faith and great things can happen from even the smallest gesture.

MOLESKIN:
Prayers for Pacman and his wife as she goes to Vanderbilt for evaluation of eyesight issues.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  1. Last week for the food drive!  2) Brolympics on Nov. 9.  Sign up now!!

8 minute abs, and solving baseball problems

THE SCENE: Maybe it’s starting to cool down?  At least a little?
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x 20, CP x 5, Imperial Squat Walkers x 10.  Short, to the point.
THA-THANG:
There’s a pattern here: Run up the hill to the top of the Dragon, and down the dragon and then back to the AO, talking out our issues as we go.  Upon hitting the AO, we have 8 min of work, 1 min for each exercise, doing as many as you can.  Then run again.

  • First 8 minutes is Abs:  gas pumpers; Freddy Mercurys, side crunches left, then right, V-ups, LBCs (with a 2 sec hold at the top), flutters, American Hammers
  • Next 8 minutes after run down the dragon is arms and shoulders:  (Grab a CMU for some of these) Merkins, Overhead press, In-outs (or back and forths – not sure what to call these.  Move the CMU into your chest and then straigten the arm out and then back against the chest, so on and so forth), Curls, Carolina Dry Docks, Lat pulls while on your six, and more Merkins.
  • Next 8 minutes- Head to the Cloud this time for leg work.  Really, after the run, we only have a few minutes, so call audible, do about 45 seconds each of box jumps on the benches, squats and lunges.  If we’d had time, we would have included step ups, mountain climbers, more box jumps, Iron Mikes and a couple of other leg exercise I can’t remember.
  • Recover to the AO.

MARY:
None, no time.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Life is so much better, easier, nicer when we show grace to others.  God has shown us the ultimate grace.  How we treat others is not about who they are.  It’s about who we are.  Gibbler’s addendum:  the brother of murder victim in Dallas, who demonstrated tremendous grace in forgiving the person who shot his brother, is the ultimate example.
MOLESKIN:
So, we want home run and strike out celebrations in baseball and maybe a shorter season.  Also, we are tired of the hypocrisy of rich celebrities taking up the mantle of climate change while flying around in private jets and living in gigantic mansions.   Those were some of the discussions on the mosey.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: