F3 Knoxville

The 52 Card Pickup at the Asylum

THE SCENE: A cooooollllll 22 Degrees
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

5 cherry pickers

30 Side Straddle Hops
THA-THANg:

Running to the Tennis courts

Using the sweat deck app 

  • diamonds where merkins
  • clubs were monitions climbers
  • hearts  were V ups
  • Spades were Star Jacks
  • Every 10 cards take a lap

MARY:
20 box cutters

20 scissor kicks
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
5 HIM’s
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Cry out to the Lord for in our weakness his power is made perfect.

Gentleness in Strength

THE SCENE: Low 40’s and too nice
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

LBAC f/b, Tempo Merkins, Tempo Squats, Calve Raises
THA-THANG:
Mosey the Running Path, stopping at each pole for either 5 Diamond Merkins + 5 Merkins + 5 Werkins, or 5 Narrow Squats + 5 Squats + 5 Summo Squats – QIC’s call.  (14 Poles total I believe)

Arrive at Soccer Field. Perform directed exercise/reps at one end, mosey to other end, repeat, mosey back and repeat, until 5 rounds of the exercise/reps are complete. We did Burpees x10, Jump Squats x20, Merkins x20, Monkey Humpers x30.

Mosey to Playground. Perform Grinder of 5 pull-ups, 10 Merkins, 15 Dips – Mosey short distance and do 2 8ct BBs, Mosey back and repeat until time called.

Mosey to Bridge. Perform Indian style Slowsy with PAX forming a line, shoulder to shoulder in Al Gore. Last man chooses exercise to the front (Bear Crawl, Frog Jump, Mall Walk, Burpee Broad Jump, etc.). Rotate thru until bridge is traversed. MARY:
Cosmo led some Flutter Kicks.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
13 Strong


CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
See Weekly Email (01/19). Spoke about the importance of cultivating the virtue of gentleness and the stumbling block that can hinder our gospel witness if we lack gentleness. “Blessed are the meek. They shall inherit the earth.”
MOLESKIN:
Some of my favorite HIMs showed up for this one, to include Toto. What a blessing it was to lead and fellowship with these men. Awesome group.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
N/A

A JUCO Invasion at The Equalizer

THE SCENE: An unseasonably warm January day with temps in the high 40’s
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
I failed to announce that I had a cell phone with me in case of emergency.  This is a new precaution that Q’s have been tasked with when leading the group.
WARM-O-RAMA:
-The Motivator from 11
-Tempo Squats
-Cherry Pickers

THA-THANG:
2 stations, at one station we did upper body work, then ran to the 2nd station to focus on the lower body.  We ran about .2 miles in between the tennis courts and the pavilion at the top of the hill.  We did one exercise, ran to the next station, and alternated until we ran out of time.  At the top we did 4 sets of 20, these were the exercises.  Merkins, Picnic table pull ups, and dips.  On the tennis courts we did 4 sets of 20 squats, calf raises, and then El Capitan’s across the width of the tennis courts.  We had the lights on at the tennis courts, and it made me realize how ugly the men of F3 really are.  No wonder we workout in the Gloom!  That is a joke, we are all amazing looking specimen.

MARY:
We began with a 10 count of Carolina Dry Docks, then the PAX got mouthy and it was recommended that we also do 4 sets of 20 of that exercise.  After our arms fell off at the shoulders, we did 20 flutter kicks in cadence, and 20 BBS as we ran out of time.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
We had a record of 15 in attendance at the Equalizer, the previous record was 13.  We had one FNG, who we named Gotcha. (Josh McMullen?, Age 28)
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
The Great commission, Matthew 28:16-20  The challenge was to go out and make disciples as Jesus commanded in the Great Commission.
MOLESKIN:
Prayer Requests:
Tank- Praise that his wife has some relief from the kidney stone that has been ailing her.
Wax Job – Pray for discernment about his Mother in Law that is suffering from Alzheimer’s.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Doubtfire on Q Wednesday, and Bartman on Friday.

All Truck and No Stop

THE SCENE:  mid 60’s and warm….weird weather for January

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • mosey around the island
  • SSH x 10
  • Squats x 10
  • Rockettes x 10
  • Tempo merkins x 10
  • Cherry pickers x ?  just do some ’till your ready.

THA-THANG:

  • Start out on the track.  Route 66 burpees at each light pole going the long route to the other side of the park.  13 poles total.  Lots of burpees
  • Kraken style run around the island with 6 stations.  Start with 5 Merkins and 5 Iron Mikes (each leg) at the first station and increase by 5 each lap. Reps = 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 at each consecutive station.
  • Mosey to the long hill by Watt Rd.  Battle buddy up for DORA 1,2,3.
    • 100 squats, 200 Big Boys, 300 Flutter Kicks
    • Partner A does exercises while Partner B runs to top of hill and does 2 Diamond Merkins
  • The short steep hill by the concrete bleachers was feeling left out so we stopped there on the way back to the AO.   Box jump up the bleachers, run to top of hill, do 5 burpees, come back down.
  • Mosey back to AO

MARY:

  • Dealers choice
    • BBS x 20 – Frosty
    • Peter Parker – Driftwood
    • American Hammers – Finger Food
    • Hello Dolly – Butters

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Frosty, Butters, Finger Food, Abort, Sparky, Driftwood, Amazon, La-Z-Boy, Mayberry, Charger, Bartman

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Shared some of the challenges I’ve faced this week with my son and the fact that no matter how much he pushes my buttons there is always some grace left in the tank to show him.   It’s a reminder of the grace that Jesus has shown me over the years.

MOLESKIN:

We hit the ground running and never let up this morning.  Great work from all 11 today.  Also, shout out to Amazon for being out in the gloom shortly after knee surgery.  Dude was giving 100% and modifying where he had too.  That was motivating!!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Pav-A-Lon

THE SCENE: It rained…before the workout
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • SSH IC x 15
  • Merkins IC x 10
  • Windmills IC x 10
  • Baby Cir Front/back x 10
  • Moroccan Night Clubs x 10
  • Front Claps x 10

Now that the shoulders are nice and warm.

THA-THANG:

  • 21’s Split Squats/Am Hammer until I lost count
  • Mosey to the bottom of Matterhorn
  • Grab a heavy rock – 10 Goblets, 10 Thrusters, 10 Domo Squats x 5 rounds
  • 20 Curl, Press, Tri x 3 rounds
  • Sprint to first light pole, lunge to the next on Matterhorn
  • 1 Merlin, 1 Dip, 1 Pull-up Ascending to 10

MARY:
N/A
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Last year my word for the year was Relentless. Things were coming at me hard and fast and stayed that way all year. From losses to job struggles, it was an absolutely relentless year. So this year, I’m more cautious about the word I’m choosing. This year it’s Celebrate! I hope that brings plenty of Celebration into my world and celebrate with friends and family whenever the opportunity arises.
MOLESKIN:

So… It didn’t rain. Hats off to Mayberry for directing everyone up to the Pav-A-Lon anyway. We started late, ended late and most of the Q was pieced together as went along. As always, great to be out with the HIMs in the Gloom.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: