THE SCENE: 33 degrees F, Partly Cloudy
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
SSH, Cherry Pickers, Inchworm Merkins, Little Baby Arm Circles
Jog across grinder, skip across grinder, bear crawl to CMU storage and claim one.
Mosey with your CMU on the Block Party circuit while stopping at the following 20 stations:
- Bent rows x24
- On the shelf x6 each side
- CMU toe tap x67
- Squats x24
Road Block merkins, x18
- Clean and press x12
- Roll over merkins x6 each of 4 CMU ends
Run to Springbrook fountain w/o CMU and then return to retreive CMU
- Dead lift x6 per arm
- Triceps extensions x12
- Dips x24
- Straight arm overhead lift x12
- Upright rows x24
- Burpee press x12
Interlude: Mt Crumpet count off by 2’s.
#1 run up, #2 farmer hold – switch.
#1 Bernie up, #2 farmer hold – switch.
#1 bear crawl up, #2 farmer hold – switch
- Curls x24
- CMU swing x12
- Overhead press x12
- Lawn mowers x12 per side
- Squat press x12
- Lunge to grinder with CMU
Box Cutters, Floor Wipers, Flutter Kicks, LBCs to cash out.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Total of 15 HIMs including Knoxville visitor Umbro.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
When I first started with Alcoa, Inc in 1974 the Engineering and Maintenance Manager was Dick Taylor. In his late 40’s, Dick was three levels of management above me and reported to the Operations Manager. Dick was sharp, energetic, smart, confident, experienced, driven, and demanding. He was also introverted. Like many of us, we are often required to function out of our personality comfort zone. Dick did and he did it well.
Dick had the habit of touring around the plants to maintain a pulse on things. Often he would show up in an engineer’s office, say hello, and take a seat. And he would be quite. We have heard of the pregnant pause. This seemed longer. When it happened to me the first time, I was taken off guard. What did he want? Why was he in my office? What should I do or say?
In short order I started telling Dick what I was into from a work perspective. I talked about the projects that were consuming my time. I asked for any advice he might have. After that we might get into a little conversation about life things outside of Alcoa, Inc. Dick used these impromptu meetings to touch base, to learn some details, to connect with his entire staff. Over a period of 5 years, Dick probably stopped in 3 or 4 times. Each one got easier and more beneficial to me. Perhaps for Dick also.
Years later I looked back at the time spent with Dick and it hit me that this is a good way for me to spend time with God. Instead of Dick sitting across the room from me, what if it was God that just came in and sat down. I know, He was there all the time, just like He is here as I type this. But the difference is that I act like He is in front of me. There are certainly things I need to tell Him; not for His sake since He already knows it, but for my sake. By telling Him, I can bounce things off of Him, ask Him for advice, and understand His will for me. I need that kind of relationship with God and I know He wants that from me.
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