F3 Knoxville

Return of the Blocks

THE SCENE: High 40’s
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

25 SSH

Little this/that

Michael Phelps

THA-THANG:

Mosey with CMUs to Suckmore

P1 runs up Suckmore and does shoulder exercise alternating each round. Carry the CMU up and down each time.

30 upright rows

30 OH presses

P2 is alternating each round AMRAP until P1 returns.

Squats

Leg lifts

Alternating lunges

BBS

MARY:
1 minute of LBCs
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
9 brothers.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
I had nothing. Drifter stepped up and provided us with a nice Easter message from his recent study of Matthew. He spoke about certain flower up north that blooms early but is subsequently covered in snow. An allegory of Christ dying but leaving us with the hope of a new “spring” yet to come.
MOLESKIN:
I had a way worse routine planned. I’m thankful the blocks were returned so we could do my original idea. That bad one will probably be saved for the Burbs. I don’t want anyone to quit the Bomb Shelter…
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Habit help is likely being cancelled this week.

Convergence beatdown at Lakeshore Park next Saturday the 31st followed by 3rd F at the Outlook on the strip.

Mount Butterbilly

  • THE SCENE: Cool and Foggy (43 F)
    F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
    WARM-O-RAMA:

    Short run and then (15 SSH’s, 10 Tempo Merkins, 5 or 6 Hillbilly’s, and 10 Cherry Pickers) in the crosswalk leading to Mount Butterbilly.
    THA-THANG:
  • 11’s on Mount Butterbilly….(Burpees at the top and 2 count Mount Climbers at the bottom)….3ish miles of awful 🙁
  • Short run back to the grinder for some Tibata 30 seconds step up and 30 seconds of Merkins for 2 rounds each.

MARY:
Ab-Kraken (Flutters 20, LBC’s 20, BBS 20, V-Ups 20) about 1.5 times around.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Eleven Enjoying some Rich Living at the Bomb Shelter!  Backup, Butterfingers, Cable Guy, Dreamer, Hammy, Moses, Pinocchio Sake, Snorkel, Tinman, Woodshack,
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living.  We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon-instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.  -Dale Carnegie

One important source of unhappiness is the habit of putting off living to some fictional future date.  Men and women are constantly making themselves unhappy because in deferring their lives to the future they lose sight of the present and its golden opportunities for rich living.

-W. Beran Wolfe

Snorkel induced Sea biscuit

THE SCENE: 32 and clear
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Woodshack led the warm up, Snorkel called the thang!

squats, baby arm circles forward and backward, merkins, and some sort of ZUMBA stretch…
THA-THANG:
VQ did not show up or lets say that he showed up late for his Q. ALL GOOD! We did a quick warm up while waiting on butterfingers and went straight into a sea biscuit induced by Snorkel. Exercises were

  • 10 pull ups or bar pulls
  • 20 merkins
  • 30 big boys
  • run laps as per seabiscuit with exercises between

MARY:
Cable Guy led us in Boxcutters and american hammers
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
9 pax
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
LOVE ON YO PARENTS!!
MOLESKIN:

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.

10 Years After

  1. THE SCENE:   34 degrees with calm winds
    F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
    WARM-O-RAMA:

    Windmills x20, Overhead hand claps x20; Side scissor jumps x20; Cherry pickers x12.

Jog, karaoke, jog, skip across parking lot.

Indian run to Mt. Crumpit.

THA-THANG:
Phase 1.

7’s on Mt. Crumpit starting with 1 BBS at the bottom and 6 burpees at top.

Ascents were run, Bernie, run, run, Bernie, run.

Indian run back to AO

Phase 2.

Consisted of 4 Cell Blocks in a square pattern – each corner is 50 feet apart.

Starting at Alpha Block perform the first exercise.  Move to Bravo Block as directed and perform first exercise.  Continue to Charlie Block and Delta Block before returning to Alpha Block to perform exercise #2.  Continue until time is exhausted.

Alpha

  1. CMU Swings                   OH Carry
  2. Merkins                         Lunge
  3. SSH (4 ct)                       Inch worm
  4. Release merkins              Crab crawl

Bravo

  1. Mtn Climbers (4 ct)           Bear Crawl
  2. CMU goblet squat             OH carry
  3. Dry docks                       Lunge
  4. Flutter kicks (4 ct)             Inch worm

Charlie

  1. Plank Jacks (4 ct)             Crab Crawl
  2. Box Cutters                    Bear Crawl
  3. CMU clean/press             OH Carry
  4. Squat Jumps                  Lunge

Delta

  1. WWII Sit-ups                    Inch worm
  2. Shoulder taps (4 ct)          Crab Crawl
  3. Dips w/CMU                   Bear Crawl
  4. CMU Curls                      OH Carry

(Repeat)

MARY:
Box cutters x20, Flutter kicks x20, ABC’s to cash out.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
15 HIM’s, no FNG’s
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
I heard a song a few days ago by the band, Ten Years After.  The song didn’t get me to thinking.  It was the groups name.  I thought back to ten years ago (2009) – give or take a few months.  Memorable in many ways.  I remembered finding my wife, Julie, on the floor, blue in color. I remembered my stroke and heart surgery and the few warning signs I had a few weeks earlier.  I remembered Staff Sgt Jason Dalhke, 1st Battalion Ranger Regiment.  He was Emily’s and Travis’ (daughter and son-in-law) best friend.  Julie and I made full recoveries.  Jason was killed in action at the age of 29 in the mountains of Afghanistan.

I have been given the gift of the last ten years, as have Julie.  Jason, for whatever reasons God has, didn’t get to experience them.

So here I was a few days ago, not thinking “why” but thinking “what.”  Not why me.  Rather, what have I done with the last 10 years.  Sure, I can remember successes, failures, mistakes, joy, … all kinds of things.  Did I earn those 10 years?  No way.  I don’t believe that’s how it works.  Rather it made me think about the things I need to learn from the past 10 or whatever number of years.  I need to take what I have learned and build on it for the future.  I challenge each of you to think about the last 10 years and to think of the personal progress made – and the personal miscues experienced.  Then think about the way you have been able to build upon the past – hopefully in a positive way.

I intend to get into some follow up BOM talks in my upcoming Q’s.  We’ll see how that goes.  Until then, remember that in many ways our future is built upon our past.  First, though, we have to learn from it.

MOLESKIN:
Sake asked for prayer in an upcoming interview.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Habitat for Humanity work day for the Bomb Shelter is Saturday, March 9th.

Slip n Bleed

THE SCENE: 40s n cloudy
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

yep
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x 20

squats x 10 ic

merkis x10 IC

hill billies x10 IC

goofballs x10 IC(never again, its lame)

run to the tennis court. Side shuffle all base lines and run side lines
THA-THANG:

SLIP n BLEED(SLIP N SLIDE)

  • Partner up. P1 pushes 45lb steel plate(hairburner) while P2 does 10 merkins
  • Once P2 finishes, he runs to catch P1 and P2 pushes the plate. P1 one does 10 merkins
  • Every other time its your turn to do exercise, do 10 squats to mix it up.
  • we took turns pushing the plate around the park trail
  • Between partners, we pushed the plate half mile! It was a lot harder than I thought and I lot better than I thought! It was pretty brutal.
  • FINS slipped and his knee scraped the ground and was bleeding. Hence SLIP N BLEED!
  • once we completed the loop, we did BLACK JACK on the grinder
  • start with 1 Lunge(each leg) run to the end and 20 merkins.Go until you get 20 lunges each leg and 1 merkin, always equal to 21 aka black jack.

MARY:
James Bond

Hello Dolly(FIA version Bruce Jenner)

LBC

Side tri rises

Pickle pounders in honor of pinnochio spending time with his wife.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
11 pax
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Chase the Lion!
MOLESKIN:
Love reading Chase the Lion ! Keep living men!
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.