F3 Knoxville

Yee Haw

THE SCENE: Perfect, damp and slightly chilly
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

My usual thing player

 

SSH

T Merk

T Squat

Baby arm circles

Cherry Pickers

THA-THANG:

Mosey to Sophomore Hill

4 corners for 3 sets (40, 30, 20, 10 reps each set)

SETS 1,2,3: Merkins, Monkey Humpers, BBS

11s at the nearby parking lot

Burpees and Peter Parkers (Thanks Rocket!)

 

MARY:
Lil bit of flutter kicks and Imperial walkers
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Marcus Aurelius

For not observing the state of another man’s soul, scarce was ever any man
known to be unhappy. tell whosoever they be that intend not, and guide not by reason and discretion the motions of their own souls, they must of necessity be unhappy.

MOLESKIN:
Good work guys, I was strugglin during the 11s!
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Sparkle

THE SCENE: Perfect
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

My usual thang ya know

SSH

T Squat

T Merk

High Knees/Butt Kickers

45 secs OYO stretch
THA-THANG:
Partner mosey to the blue court (Not the tennis court Sparky)

One partner wall sits while the other bear crawls to the other end and does 5 blockees, then runs back

Complete 5 cycles

Next we mosey’d to the lot next to the blue court.

11s blockees + dry docks

And that was ittttt

Small amount of Mary at the very end

MARY:

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
It was the anniversary of the invasion of Normandy. I shared two stories from a book (Feet of Clay) written by a POW that was freed in Poland by the Russians shortly after Normandy. The POWs witnessed civilians being murdered outside of combat zones. So, I wanted to share that not only should we be grateful for those that serve and sacrifice in combat, we should also be thankful that our communities are not torn apart by conflict. We are not stuck between two powerful nations with destructive ideologies like those in Eastern Europe (and of course elsewhere in the world).
MOLESKIN:

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A Moose what?

THE SCENE: 50s with shoooooooorrrt shorts
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x 15 IC

LBAC (Arm circles) Forward and Backward x 10 IC

Butt kickers and High Knees

30 sec OYO

Jabberin Jaw 30 sec

 

THA-THANG:

Teams of Two

W/ CMU Cycle AMRAP Squats, Curls, and Press while partner runs to end of the lot

 

At the end of the lot 20 merkins are done (then 18,16….)

Did some mary in there about halfway

Switched to BBS (NOT SQUATS) same as prior set

Some other baloney

CMUs put up and off to the tennis court

 

At this point, I had gone very far off my original plan, I said yes to the moment in the morning.

 

We proceeded to the exercises given by the PAX

Lunges, frog jumps, Tweet-Es exercise (EZ up?? get yo butt up without using your arms)

Hello Dollys at the very end with a lotttaaa eye contact

MARY:
She was in there
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
There’s a reason that we a have a tendency to notice and give our attention to certain things. For example, when I walk into a room, I do not begin to count the ceiling tiles, or the notches in the picture frames. We ascribe value to things around us. That being said, if something matters, you ought to pay attention to that. When it comes to people that I value, I have a tendency to ignore, or very passively pay attention to them. My challenge is to be better at the little things such as eye contact, providing feedback, actually listening and remembering what is being discussed. If you are not doing these little things not only are you not demonstrating that you value the other person, but you’re not embodying the virtuous values (Forthrightness, Compassion/Love, Graciousness, Gratitude… etc.)

 

Put down the project and ask someone how their day was…. you may be surprised what you find.

 

MOLESKIN:
Very Happy to be out there with you guys. Keep hustlin

 

Also, La-Z-Boy and Bartman are doing side bets before the workouts…. beware!
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HH

pavalon

THE SCENE: slightly chilly
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH IC x 15

T Merk IC x 10

T Squat IC x 10

Lil baby arm circles IC x 10

Cherry Pickers (with the short shorts on) IC x 7

Mosey
THA-THANG:
Insert information about the workout.

 

Lil merks and flutters at base of Maddercorn

  • Pavalon
  • 10 Pullups, 10 burpees, 10 BBS, then 9,8,7…..

Mosey to the tavern

5 turkish get up, 5 man makers at the top

Mosey back

MARY:
10 merkins OYO
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Sometimes life hands you what seems like a bad set of circumstances, but you must not get down and frustrated. Sometimes this bad situation is actually something good. A friend of mine received what was seemingly bad news, but now (not for sure) it seems like what was previously bad conditions are actually something better. So, roll with the punches life throws you filthy animals.

MOLESKIN:
Frosty smiled at the verrrry end
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Hardship Hill

Convergenec on the 30th

Karamazov!

THE SCENE: Chilly
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Usual for me

SSH IC

Cherry Pickers IC

T Squat IC

T Merkin IC

OYO Stretching
THA-THANG:
Insert information about the workout.

  • Mosey over to (Sophomore hill?) along the way we got some good livin in via flutter kicks
  • DORA action (100 burpees, 200 merkins, 300 squats)
  • Some more flutter kick and IC work in the parking lot next to sophomore hill
  • Some suicide action a lil down the ways as well

MARY:
Actually did Mary at the AO this time

 

The highlight was Cheatsheet leading us in some IC Merkins…. those got me good

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Karamazov!

A short quote from The Brothers Karamazov from Dmitri

“… I mean that’s where the trouble lies, for all the world is an enigma! And whenever I’ve occasion to wallow in the very deepest ignominy of lust (and that’s all I’ve occasion to do), I’ve always read that poem about Ceres and man. Has it set me on the right road again? Never! Because I’m a Karamazov! Because if I throw myself into the abyss I do it straight, head first and heels last, and am even glad that I’ve fallen in such a degrading posture and consider it flattering to myself.”

 

Interesting note, apparently there is a suggestion in the text that the name Karamazov is associated with another surname which translates to “black smear”

Dmitri is one of three brothers in the story who is a scoundrel that makes trouble constantly. This quote is a good summary of the conversation he has with his brother Alyosha. What struck me about this conversation and this quote particularly is the nature of Dmitri’s reaction to his realization that there are undesirable parts of him (perhaps necessarily so given it being suggested that he is born with them… I am sure there is plenty to be said of the symbolism here) More practically, I must ask myself what is my reaction to my confrontation with the pathological parts of my personality. I decided to share one with the group.

 

I have a complex relationship with both of my parents. Although there is little explicit conflict (arguing, overt petty actions taken, passive aggresiveness etc), if I am being honest with myself, there is some degree of resentment. The causes and the degree to which I bear it, I am not sure. What I do know is that I am responsible for this and cannot ignore it or accept it (like Dmitri). It is something to be recognized and wrestled with.

 

Side note: Chaco recommended Steinbeck’s East of Eden after the Q. I highly recommend it to everyone. It is a great read.
MOLESKIN:

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