F3 Knoxville

pretty simple routine

Big Ball
Workout Date: 1 Jul 2019
QIC: Abort

THE SCENE: 75* and humid, perfect for watering the sidewalk with sweat

Moroccan night clubs x25 IC
Tempo lunge x10 IC
High knees x25 IC
OH claps x25 IC
Static stretches – middle, left, right for 20 sec each
Fairly simple this morning, mosey out of start point and over to the amphitheater.  Routine is the eight exercise escalator.  Do the first exercise, run a lap out of the amphitheater (heading away from start point), left across pedestrian bridge, left by the Big Ball and back around the pond to the amphitheater.  Do first exercise and add an exercise each lap.

  • Plank jacks x20
  • Merkins x20
  • Box jumps (or step ups) x15
  • Pull ups on Big Ball x10
  • Lunges x20
  • Burpees x5
  • Dips x20
  • American hammers x20

Had to call an audible at lap 4 (the loop was too long).  All things stayed the same except the loop was to run out the flat part of amphitheater, turn right and run up the ramp to go to the high side, do inverted rows instead of pull ups, then run down the other side and return to the amphitheater stage.

No time for Mary, the escalator took too long.
5 strong in the sweat box: Cowbell, The Voice, Misfire, Amazon, Abort
Friday was the 14th anniversary of Operation Red Wings, which led me to look up lessons learned from that event (depicted in the book and movie Lone Survivor).  Marcus Luttrell detailed one of his experiences not of those events particularly, but it stuck with me.  That is, that we have a tendency to put ourselves in a pecking order by comparing ourselves to those around us.  “That guy can lift more, he can solve the Pythagorean theorem faster, etc etc.”  In Luttrell’s case, during Hell Week of his BUD/s course the strongest swimmer in the class tapped out.  His immediate thought was, if that guy can’t make it, there is no way I can make it.

But courage, grit and determination are much harder to quantify to allow you to place yourself in a pecking order.  Just because someone might be more talented, doesn’t mean you can’t beat them.  The man that is hard to beat is the one who won’t quit.
Continue praying for Carrot and his 2.0, and for Crawdad and his M.