F3 Knoxville

Wallz ‘n’ Crawlz

THE SCENE: Warm enough that it’s not cold, but also cool enough that it’s not hot. Clear enough that it’s not cloudy.

SSH x25 IC
Cherry Pickers x8 IC
Travoltas x10 each side
Mtn Parkers x15 IC
AGT (AKA Failure to Launch) xLucky7
Crabettes x15 IC

Grab a handful of cones and mosey to the main quad.
One hand and one leg up on the wall, 20x merkins OYO.
Mosey to the covered entry, bear crawl down the stairs, then mosey around up the ramp and back to the wall.
Other hand and other leg up on the wall, 20x more merkins OYO
Repeat mosey

Now that everyone is familiar with the running portion, partner up for Dora-style:
50 8-Count Body Builders
100 6″ LBCs
150 Star Jacks
Running partner hops over the wall slalom style between about 6 cones set up on the wall, then bear crawl the stairs and back
Plank for the 6 when reps complete

Mosey to the back of the maintenance building for Rock the Block Merkins:
Plank up on 2 landscape CMUs. Follow Q instructions on rocking the block to rest on various faces, with a merkin after each rock.
30 CMU curls
30 CMU Tri-ext
20 CMU Squats

Mosey back to the AO, stopping about halfway for 20x BBS OYO

Got a little time for the old gal.
30x Flutter Kicks IC
20x LBCs IC
15x Side Crunch each side IC

13 PAX for the beatdown proper, plus a few more snagged some ruckin’ miles and made it to the AO just in time for the word
John 21
So, everyone knows today is the day after Easter. What did the disciples do after the resurrection? Kinda looks like they just sat around waiting for Jesus to show up and tell them what to do. In the meantime, I guess they got bored because Peter said, “Hey, I’m going fishing”. He did something. Something good, something positive, and it sound like he put his heart into it. BUT, as soon as he realized the Lord was the one calling from the shore, he dropped the good thing he was doing, stripped off anything that would hinder, and went hard after Jesus. If you’re not sure what to do, what you’re being called to, be patient, do good, and do it with all your heart as to the Lord. But don’t get so caught up in doing that you miss His call when it comes!
What a morning… 12 PAX for the Elevation Challenge, 13 for the beatdown! Three weirdos killed the ruck so bad, they had time to finish a yoga routine, then get all cold and stiff before the beatdown…
Abridged – Thursday May 9th – Proceeds to OEW. Come out and support wounded veterans!

Persistence of Memory

THE SCENE: A lovely morning with just enough chill in the air to keep you from sweating too bad.

25x SSH IC
10x Cherry Pickers IC
10x Tennessee Rocking Chairs IC
10x Hindurkins IC
15x Mountain Parkers IC

Brought the memory game out once more. That’s some dang durable cardboard!
Managed to clear a little more than half the board before time ran out.

Super-fast Mary ‘cuz we just have a little time!
20x LBCs IC
20x Hello Dolly IC
10x Side Crunch IC (each side)

5 Project regulars were very welcoming to this guest Q… Even after I stole it from Snaggletooth…
Today’s word lifted from My Utmost for His highest – the one from last Saturday:

What To Do When Your Burden Is Overwhelming

As we work together, we get closer. The same happens as we cast our burdens on God… Not that we cast them away entirely, but we shoulder them together and in so doing become closer.

Only 2 more AOs that have not seen the memory cards… Look out Equalizer and Quacken!
Prayers for Trolley’s wife and family – related to today’s word! He knows what we need!

Does your Abacus go to 50?

THE SCENE: Warmish cool. Or coolish warm. Like 50 or something.

SSH x50 IC (4ct)
TN Rocking Chair x15 IC
Squats x50 (single count)
Mountain Parkers x15 IC
Crabettes x15 IC (I think it was 15… Lost count watching everyone flail about like a pack of drunken baby giraffes…

Mosey to the upper soccer field. Man, it looks too dark. Keep going to Watt Rd field.
50yd forward roll burpees
50yd crawl bear back

Mosey to concrete bleachers
20x Giant Step-ups (3 steps up, 3 steps down = 1 rep)

Charge up the hill to the upper field. Guess it’s not that dark after all.
50yd Broken Wheelbarrow (switch w/ partner as needed)
Burpee Backward Broad Jump back (shortened it up a little on audible)
50yd regular wheelbarrow – Each partner completes 50yd before switch

Mosey around to the base of the hill
5 rounds:
Sprint up to the top
Mosey back down
10 merkins
Flutter kicks 4 the six

Mosey back toward where it looks like Frosty and Tank are unloading.
Oops, NVM they’re leaving.
Well, we made it to the bleachers so knock out six more Giant Step-ups

Mosey back to the AO. Grab tents and tables from Frosty and Tank, scatter distribute to the fields.

Ring of Fire – Leg pushdown style
LBCs x20 IC
Row your Boat
Side Crunch x15 IC each side
Flutter Kicks x20 IC

10 HIMs for the full beatdown. Special guest appearances by Tank and Frosty
Talking to my daughter the other day… I forget what it was we were even referring to, but I playfully told her she was being lazy. She said, “No, I was being tired!” I told her, “Tired is a feeling, lazy is a choice.” There’s often a poor choice that goes along easily with what we’re feeling at any time. As guys, we have a tendency to suppress feelings and try to ignore them as we make choices. However, some time ago I took a class on “Emotional Intelligence”. At the time, I thought it was kind of stupid because we took a lot of time looking at emotions, then at the end we went into how making decisions based on emotions was a bad thing. I thought, “Hey, of course. Why did we spend all that time on emotions when we’re supposed to just ignore them like I was already trying to do.” It wasn’t until later that I realized the subtle difference between trying to ignore emotions and recognizing those emotions and realizing in the moment how they are trying to affect your decision making. As Eph. 4:26 puts it, you can be angry (and recognize that you are), but choose to sin not.
Happy birthday to Abacus – Thanks for sharing part of your 50th birthday with us!
Prayers for Cornhole as he defends his thesis choice this week! (He wouldn’t tell us where this was going to be happening for some reason…)

160lb Pain Train

THE SCENE: Upper 30s… Otherwise unremarkable.

Quick warmup lap around the park – 5 HIMs sharing 2x 60lb and 1x 40lb sandbags… no shoulder carry allowed. Front, suitcase, etc…
After the warmup lap, carry sandbags up to the turf field.

Circle Burps (Ruck on)
Stand in a close circle with one 60lb bag.
Pass bag around the circle.
One burpee immediately after you pass the bag.
Try to be back up before your neighbor throws the bag your direction…
10x around the circle each direction

Sandbag Pull-through line (Ruck on)
Plank side by side along the top of the penalty box, 60lb bag on the corner.
Pull through along the line.
As soon as you pull, get up and go to the front of the line.
Repeat across the penalty box, then reverse at the other end and come back.

160lb Pain Train (Ruck on)
Fasten all 3 sandbags end-to-end. Hook to ruck molle with tow strap.
Bear crawl width of field, towing sandbags.
Bernie back, dragging sandbags by strap.
Waiting PAX repeat 10-10-10 Merkins, Squats, and Curls

Cool-down by finishing up the lap around the park.

None today
5 HIMs
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch. And don’t sexually harass your coworkers.
The day started with some grumblechatter about the no-shoulder-carry lap. Fortunately or unfortunately, that was forgotten after the Pain Train…
Upcoming events: Butters Q tomorrow!

Lake View Schmake View

THE SCENE: Low 30’s and clear, giant moon in the sky.

SSH x25 IC
Cherry Pickers x6 IC
TN Rocking Chair x15 IC
LBAC x15 each way IC
Failure to Launch x8 IC
Mountain Parkers x15 IC

Mosey around toward the Matterhorn, but stop just after the entrance to Lakeside Tavern.
Boo Boo Bear Crawl up the treacherous slope, switching legs halfway.

Continue on to the rock, and pair up in groups of 3. One PAX at the rock, one at the bottom of the hill, and one runner between. With each visit to the top or bottom of the hill, do next exercise until relieved.

Top exercises:
Carolina Dry Docks

Bottom exercises:
Iron Mikes
Side Lunges

After 2 rounds, return the way we came, audible to regular bear crawl back down the hill.

Just before the AO, stop for 10x Hand Release Derkins on the guardrail OYO.

Nice visit with Mary this morning:
50x 4ct flutter kicks
2 rounds Row your Boat
15x LBCs IC
15x Side Crunch each side IC

13 PAX at the Pound today, including special guest from Charlotte area Kilowatt
Waiting for our house to sell has been a real test of patience. We are learning to wait on Him, not just with a passive “doing nothing” kind of waiting, but seeking Him to try to understand His will for us. If you’re waiting too, try to seek God during that time rather than just passively waiting as though you’re waiting on a bus or something…
I realized as I stood up from an exercise at the top of the hill that I should have swapped the up/down exercises. Same work, but we would have gotten to enjoy the view out over the lake doing the standing exercises vs. the ones where you’re just looking at the ground!
Don’t forget to sign up for Hardship Hill! Also, Habitat opportuinity in Alcoa this weekend, and Convergence/3rd F on March 30!.