THE SCENE: A warm, humid, and classic Knoxville, TN morning. Mid 70’s.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Check yo’ self before you wreck yo’ self.
SSH x20 IC
Cherry Pickers x 10 IC
BBS x 10 IC
Baby arm circles x 10 IC
This morning we took a few trips down Route 66. PAX were instructed to partner up with someone that they did not know prior to joining F3.
The new park path beside where we park was the starting point for Route 66. Starting at given light pole, there were 10 more light poles up the hill. We started at light pole 1 and did 1 rep of an exercise..then ran to light pole 2 and did 2 reps..etc. until pole 11. Total reps for one circuit = 66. PAX were also given a discussion assignment for each circuit in order to get to know their partner a little better.
Circuit 1: Exercise = burpees; discussion = first car
Circuit 2: Exercise =BBSU; discussion=favorite movie
Jog to different part of trail across parking lots at top of hill and did circuit’s 3 & 4 Route 66 style.
Circuit 3: Exercise = jump squats; discussion = favorite local restaurant
Circuit 4: Exercise = merkins; discussion = favorite vacation
After 4th circuit, PAX mosey to bottom of Everest. Sprint to the top of the hill to grab an infamous rock from the rock pile.
Few workouts with the rock (squats & shoulder press IC).
Mosey back to AO and finished with 1 set of starfish crunch abs IC while 6 caught up.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
33 PAX (2 FNG): Pringle, Dugger, Big Mac, Worm, Cheat Sheet, Casper, Walkabout, Pac Man, Moneybags, Code Brown, Fabio, Cosmo, Carney, Cat Gut, Ribbed, Bunny, Hot Tub, Umbro, Compost, Dilbert, Repeat, Charmin, Quickbooks, Lights Out, Slim Shady, Possum, Enus, Pusher, Pluto, Guano, Gremlin (FNG), Flopper (FNG), Edit (QIC).
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
We talk an awful lot about being authentic, real, genuine, etc. But what does that look like? How do we take action in our every day routine of life and live that out with our neighbors, co-workers, friends, and spouse?
The answer is simple really. Take interest in those who around you. Talking with your battle buddy about your first car, favorite movie, restaurant, and vacation was no accident. Of all the conversations from Wednesday morning, why do I remember that Charmin’s first car was a ’83 Subaru 4 door hatchback, and Repeat’s favorite restaurant is Seasons?
When we change up things that are normal, like working out, sweating, breathing hard, not talking, and substitute it with genuine conversation, we remember. It’s novelty. It sticks out like a sore thumb!
Use that model for your every day conversations with the lady in the drive thru window, cashier at the gas station, waitress at lunch, your wife when you get home, your parents when they call you. Take interest in their interests. Instead of “how was your day?” how about.. “What was the most exciting thing that happened to you today?”
When we take interest, we invest in relationships, and life becomes that much more rich.
Prayers were requested and lifted up for Slide Rule’s mother passing and family. Please lift them up in this time of transition with peace, love, and comfort.
Make sure you add your miles to the July challenge! Rep it hard from the Asylum.