F3 Knoxville

Memorial Day @ Truck Stop

THE SCENE: 60’s, steamy

3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:

Own volition, watch the snot rockets, stay apart
WARM-O-RAMA:

20 SSH

20 imperial walkers

20 Rocketts

20 Merkins

10 Manmakers

20 mountain climbers

1 Lap around island
THA-THANG:
MRSA Field

5 Rounds of the following

  • 20 dips
  • 20 Incline Merkins
  • 20 Step ups (10/leg)
  • 20 Crunches
  • 1 lap around the field

To the outhouse

3 Rounds of the following

  • 10 Burpees
  • 20 curls (using the easy up bar)
  • Run to playground
  • 20 Squats

Back to AO – Mini Sea Bisuit for Time

  • 10 Burpees
  • 20 Merkins
  • 30 Squats
  • Run a lap around the field

Do the exercises, run 2 laps, exercises run 3 laps, all the way to 4 laps then start back down with the laps.  Do the exercises the same each time

MARY:
Insert information about any additional post-THANG work (if applicable).
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Use the TAGS on right-side to record PAX (BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOURSELF) in attendance. Be sure to select the AO in CATEGORY above TAGS and then delete these notes!
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Memorial Day is upon us.  This is the day we pause to remember all the veterans who have died serving our country.  Make sure to explain the significance of this day to your family and 2.0’s.  National moment of silence at 15:00 on Monday.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.”

James A. Garfield

“For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue.”

George S. Patton

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men lived.”

“Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.”
MOLESKIN:
Insert any personal comments, notes, devotion content, etc.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.

A Numbers Game – Truck Stop Edition

THE SCENE: Suspiciously chilly……character-building chilly.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

  • Welcome to F3: Fitness – Fellowship – Faith
  • My name is Steam and I’ll be your QIC this morning – thanks for having me.
  • Couple of things before we begin:
    • Not a professional
    • You’re here on your own volition
    • If you need to modify anything we do this morning – feel free to do it – but push yourselves and the men around you – we have some work to do.
  • No FNGs
  • Reminder of social distancing guidlines – 10 PAX present so that’s good


WARM-O-RAMA:

  • SSH: 11×4 IC
  • Rockette: 11×4 IC
  • Imperial Walker: 11×4 IC
  • Squat: 11×4 IC
  • Merkin: 11×4 IC
  • Baby Arm Circles: 10×4 forward IC // 10×4 backwards IC

THA-THANG:

[ The Truck Stop 500 ] 

  • Around the median of the AO parking lot
  • POC (Points of Contact)s:
    • Both ends of the median
    • Middle light in between the 2 ends
  • Each POC = 2 exercises – 25 reps each
  • Ends: SSHs & Squats
  • Middle: 4 count Merkins (Army) & Bobby Hurley’s
    • ^^^These sucked ^^^ – character was built and arms and shoulder were destroyed
  • 2 laps = Truck Stop 500

(Mosey up towards the fields)

(Every light = 5 squats —> 3 lights of this)

(Q gave PAX the choice of executing the Tunnel of Love across the soccer field or doing 11s – you’ll never guess which one was the unanimous decision…..)

[ 11s ]

  • Burpees & Squats
    • 1 burpee & 10 squats to start

(Continue Mosey towrds the playground by Watt Road)

  • Every light = 1 good merkin (good form)
    • 3x

[ Nickel – Dime – Quarter ]

  • 3 POCs within the parking lot off of Watt Road
    • 1st POC = nickel (5 reps)
      • 8 Count Body-Builders/Man-Makers
    • 2nd POC = dime (10 reps)
      • Hand Release Merkins
    • 3rd POC = quarter (25 reps)
      • Squat Jumps
  • Rinse and Repeat once

(Continue mosey around baseball field)

  • 1st light = 5 SSHs
    • 2nd light: 25 SSHs
      • 3rd light: 125 SSHs
        • 125 SSHs broken up into increments of 25 – with 5 incline merkins in between

(American Indian Run back to AO parking lot)

(10 minutes to go)

  • 1st 5 minutes:
    • Mirroring the Truck Stop 500 – at each end of the median in the AO parking lot = 25 squats
    • Slow mosey around to the other end
    • Hit 100 total squats or until 5 minutes is up
  • Last 5 minutes: Mary below

MARY:

[ Core 4 Finisher ]

  • Flutter Kicks: 25×4 IC
    • 5 seconds of rest in between
  • American Hammers: 25×4 IC
    • 5 seconds of rest in between)
  • Hello Dolly’s: 25×4 IC
    • 5 seconds of rest in between
  • LBCs: 25×4 IC

fin.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

10 PAX – No FNGs

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

The story of Jacob, Rachel, and Leah —> What happens when your will is Rachel but God’s will is Leah?

MOLESKIN:

The story about Jacob, Rachel and Leah (Genesis 29:15-25)

I’ve been listening and following some sermon series’s by a guy named Jerry Flowers in TX. I’ve really enjoyed his sermons and how they’ve challenged me to think and reconnect during this time. This one in question for the BOM today comes from his “Try Me” series, the first one actually – talking about the story of Jacob desiring and working 7 years for Rachel, but actually receiving Leah instead. Jerry had such an interesting and powerful take on this, that it was too good not to share, so let’s break it down. Here are some of my initial notes:

  • Jacob wanted Rachel so bad. So bad he worked 7 years for this woman. 7 years of hard labor for this woman. 84 months. I’m pretty sure I’ve never worked for a woman (or anything consistently) for straight-up 7 years> Married men – maybe/probably.
  • Jacob loved Rachel – but his desire to pursue Rachel was distracting him for what God actually needed him to focus on – Leah.
    • Jacob did not want Leah – he wanted Rachel. But he was given Leah. Unpack that mentally for a moment in real life.
    • BUT….when he was given Leah – he still chose to pursue Rachel – at the cost of 7 years of his life.

Now this part really gets me – I’ve never made this connection before and dang y’all….hold on.

  • Leah has a son named Judah with Jacob.
  • PAUSE – go to Matthew 1 to read the lineage of Jesus.
    • Matthew 1:1-2 —> ” The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, “
    • Fast forward through the lineage to verse 16 —> “and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called Christ.”

 

  • Without Judah being born by Leah, with Jacob, the lineage of JC isn’t complete. ………….

 

  • So check this —> Judah was the son of Leah –> the woman that Jacob never wanted —> but what he didn’t want, the Father needed —> it was so critical for Jacob to get Leah, because it brought in the Messiah
    • What Jacob didn’t want – the Father needed. Jacob Didn’t want Leah, but God needed Leah for Jacob’s life for a MUCH bigger purpose/story, then just working 7 years for a woman.

 

  • God’s will for Jacob’s life was always Leah – even as Jacob was chasing tirelessly, working extremely hard, and pursuing Rachel. The entire time. Even in those 7 years.

So the question has to be asked men – when we want Rachel for our life, but are given Leah, what do we do?

  • We might have worked for “Rachel” SO HARD – pursued and chased after it for so long – but what if God’s will in our life is actually Leah?
  • And a lot of times I think it’s easy for us (me for dang sure) to come to the Father saying “I wanted this” or “This is what I thought you had for me and wanted for me” or “Do you not see how much I have been working towards this?” – BUT if God’s will for our life doesn’t lie with whatever our “Rachel” is, it will die. Because sometimes when we’re focused on the wrong thing, God will allow certain things to die so we can focus on what’s going to help us to live – His will for our life. When God doesn’t have your attention – He will disturb what does
    • I mean – take a look around – our world is interrupted/disturbed. What has your attention?
    • For such a time as this – I think we are literally in the middle of this – an invitation to refocus our intention on what matters. The Lord is orchestrating this for a reason – and I think it has something to do with the invitation to refocus on me and come to me and find rest. Lay down your Rachel and let me bless your life with my will – “Leah” – whatever that may be.
    • Because what you may not want (this COVID situation, work situations, fill in the blank) – the Father may need to produce Judah out of your life and story for a much larger purpose.

So what is your Rachel, your Leah, your Judah? Maybe it’s still being fleshed out, maybe you’re in the middle of this wrestle like I am. I didn’t stumble on this sermon/message on accident I can tell you that. This hit home in a way I didn’t know home could get hit. 1000%. I’ve included the sermon link below, if you care to watch it – I hope it challenges and moves you as much as it did me.

Sermon link tied to the BOM —> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5O0f1FWO_hI

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

  • 2020 F3 Dad’s Camp: get in touch with Gibbler for more info. Great time for the kids!

 

  • 2020 Murph Challenge: Monday, May 25th –> Dog Pound AO – get in touch with Mayberry for any questions. “If not me, than who?”

 

  • F3 Hike: Saturday, May 16th – get in touch with Abscess or Steam for more info. There’s a cal event in the main F3 GroupMe – look for an event in Slack soon.

 

  • F3 Morristown Pre-Launch Q101/GrowSchool: Saturday, May 23rd – Frank Lorino Park, Morristown, TN – 7am. Clown cars and HIM highly encouraged to go if able

 

  • F3 Morristown Launch: Saturday, June 6th – Frank Lorino Park, Morristown, TN – 7am. Clown cars highly HIGHLY encouraged to show out for the initial launch Q for this new region we’re helping plant

7’s at the icearium acclivity

THE SCENE: Cold, clear, beautiful
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER – completed and added inexperienced
WARM-O-RAMA:

15 SSH

10 Baby Arm circle forward and backward

Lap around parking stalls

10 cherry pickers

10 windmills
THA-THANG:
Mosey to top of top of South Watt Rd – icearium hill stopping along the way to do

20 BBS, 10 side crunch left and right

  • stop and exercise at MBLP field #2
  • stop and exercise at MBLP filed 3
  • stop and exercise at baseball field along Watt Rd.
  • stop and exercise at liqour store parking lot
  • stop and execise at top of S. Watt Rod. acclivity

7’s from top of acclivity to retaining wall at base Burpee’s at top and imperial Walker at base (had to modify on 4th 5th and 6th run by decreasing distance to path and then light pole and then sign post – killer hill)

Mosey to MBLP field #3

Using the penalty box do merkins at each corner and traverse using different method between corners …

  • corner 1 – 20 Diamond merkins  – side shuffle to corner 2
  • corner 2 – 20 ranger merkins – lunge to corner 3
  • corner 3 – 20 wide merkin – broad jump to corner 4
  • corner 4 – 20 peter parkers – tunnel of love to corner 1 (lots of mumble chatter…)

Mosey back to AO

MARY:
Judge Judy led a flutter kick to 50 for about 90 seconds
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Judge Judy, Cornhole, Frosty, Biscut, Bartman, Mayberry, Swirlie, I-beam, Mustard, La-Z-Boy, Butters, Driftwood

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Nothing special other then you group of HIM, your contagious and prove everyworkout that we can go beyond our own limits – many thanks for always pushing one another

MOLESKIN:

That was much harder in the field then on google earth and paper – way to go men, you crushed it like no one else could have!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Pull-up bars Saturday at the Dog pound

52 Card pick up with Miles

THE SCENE: cool morning
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

cherry pickers 5X

right over left foot, touch your toes 10 sec

Left over right foot, touch your toes 10 sec

Mosey to the flag poll.
THA-THANG:
Played 52 card pickup where each suite is a different workout with two jokers. every 10 cars we run a lap.

  • Diamonds – dips
  • Hearts – merkins
  • clubs- v ups
  • spades- Plank Jacks
  • Jokers- 15 burpees

 

MARY:
Go around the large circle and get some legs and core work done. Some of the exercises included but not limited too:

  • captain thors
  • american hammers
  • hello dollies
  • SSH
  • freddy mercury
  • box cutters
  • merkins

 

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Use the TAGS on right-side to record PAX (BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOURSELF) in attendance. Be sure to select the AO in CATEGORY above TAGS and then delete these notes!
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Thankfulness, be thankful for those in your life. Especially Family. They are going be always be there and you need to be peach makers with them. Friends come and go but family never leaves us. let’s remember to be peace keepers in our lives.

Do or Do Not…There is No Try!

THE SCENE: Mid to high 30s with a less-than-desirable breeze
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • Overhead Claps x 50 IC
  • Rockette x 20 IC
  • High Knees Ring of Fire with Burpees

THA-THANG:
PAX moseyed to the path where we began a Route 66 with BBS at each light pole until we reached the bleachers.

At the bleachers we smoked 20 merkins, 40 squats, and 60 dips OYO.

We continued the Route 66 BBS until we reached the playground. We did a set of 11s with derkins at the bottom of the hill and burpees at the top. The catch is that each trip up the hill was a sprint “Pickett’s Charge” style with the whole PAX staying in sequence.

Following the 11s we moseyed on to the MRSA-laden soccer fields where we lined up on the base line. One PAX called out an exercise of choice and then side-shuffled along the boundary line while the stationary PAX performed that exercise. We did everything from side straddle hops to asphalt kissers.

We eased our way back along the Route 66 (with pistol squats this time) and paused at the bleachers for 20 merkins, 40 squats, and 60 dips.

MARY:

  • Plank 30 seconds
  • Hello Dolly x 20 IC
  • Plank 30 seconds
  • Flutter kicks x 20 IC
  • Plank 30 seconds
  • Box Cutters x 20 IC

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
“Do or do not. There is no try.” Yoda coined this phrase years and years ago, but I never stopped to think about what it meant until I listened in on F3’s 43 Feet podcast about time management. They suggested removing the word “try” from your vocabulary. It sounds incredibly simple, but I have found that saying “I WILL do something” in lieu of “I’ll try to do something” makes a tremendous difference in how much I promise, how serious I am about that promise, and how efficiently I spend my time.
MOLESKIN:

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Mark your calendars for pull-up bar install day at the Dog Pound. Contact La-Z-Boy with any questions. WE WILL DO PULL-UPS IN 2020!