THE SCENE: 33 degrees F, 97% humidity, overcast skies
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
SSH, Cherry Pickers, Little Baby Arm Circles, Overhead/Forward Hand Claps
Run to Dalton Street and then down to the base of Waxjob Hill for a set of 7’s. Started with one BBS at the base and 6 Burpees at the top. Each time was Bear Crawl up and Mosey down.
Three stations using CMU’s
Station 1 (Touch It)
- Incline Merkins – x17
- Toe touches – x17/foot
- Decline Merkins – x17
- Dips – x17
- Crossover Planks – x17
- Bobby Hurleys – x17
- Shoulder Taps – x17
Run length of the Grinder and return to Station 1. Bear Crawl with CMU to Station 2.
Station 2 (Lift It)
- Bent Rows – x12
- CMU Swings – x12
- Squat to OH Press – x12
- Dead Lifts – x12/arm
- Triceps Extension – x12
- Curls – x12
- Goblet Squat – x12
Run length of Grinder and return to Station 2. Overhead carry CMU to Station 3.
Station 3 (Throw It)
- Two hand CMU push throws toward West direction. Throw six times. Retrieve and OH carry back to Station 1 then run length of the Grinder.
Return to Station 1 and repeat stations 1 through 3.
Flutter kicks, box cutters, LBC’s, ABC’s (capital letters), LBC’s
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Total of 18. No FNG’s.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
I try to read two books a year. I just made it under the wire in 2018 when I finished “Everybody Always” by Bob Goff on December 30th. In the book Bob mentions that he recognized each of his 4 children’s 10th birthday in a special way. His question to them was, “where do you want to go?” His 4th child is an adopted boy from Uganda who had been mutilated by a witch doctor in that country. His genitals had been cut off when he was 8 years old and left to die. Charlie at age 10 wanted to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. After a few days they made it to 16,400 feet when Charlie decided he could not go any further. At that point Bob holds a ceremony and gives Charlie medals for his efforts. Medals for bravery, for effort, for strength. He proclaimed him a Mountain Climber. Bob Goff finishes Chapter 23 with this encouragement:
The most important part of our ceremony wasn’t what I said or all the medals. It was what I didn’t say. You see, I didn’t tell Charlie how far he had to go. I said, “Charlie, look how far you’ve come.” People who are becoming love celebrate how far the people around them have come. They’re constantly asking the question, “Where do you want to go?” Then they help the people around them get there.
Go do that with the people you love, including your enemies. Don’t talk to them about their failures and the dark places they’ve been. Talk to them about who they’re becoming and the bright hope that is their future. Speak truthful and wise words over them. Bring a few medals too. As you put the last one on their chest, look them in the eye and tell them, “Look how far you’ve come.” Knowing that the journey you and I are on never really ends, we can ask the people we love one of the most important questions ever conceived.
“Where do you want to go?”
I personally want to add that I see a lot of this going around with the Bomb Shelter HIM’s. Sometimes we even intuitively know where our partners in the gloom are going. We are there for them and we help them get there.
Continued to lift Derrick up in prayer as he endures a long recovery from an auto accident We added Tony for surgery recovery and also Rainman from F3 Knoxville.
Partnership construction with Blount County Habitat for Humanity has been cancelled for this Saturday. A reschedule for late February is anticipated.