F3 Knoxville

An Ode to Rocky I

THE SCENE: 73 degrees of pure East TN humidity.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x 15

Imperial walkers x 10

Little Baby Arm Circles x 20 (10 both ways)

THA-THANG:
Mosey to Mt. Crumpet via the water fountain.

– Round 1

– 10 merkins at the bottom, bear crawl to the top.

– 10 BBS, mosey to the bottom.

– 10 burpees at bottom, bear crawl to the top.

– 10 squats, mosey down.

-Round 2

– 20 merkins at the bottom, bear crawl to the top.

– 20 BBS, mosey down.

– 20 burpees at bottom, bear crawl to the top.

– 20 squats, mosey down.

– Round 3

– 30 Merkins at the bottom, bear crawl to the top.

– 30 BBS, mosey to the bottom.

– 30 burpees at the bottom, bear crawl to top.

– 30 squats, mosey down.

– If additional rounds needed, add to the exercise by 10. Rinse and repeat.

MARY:
– 20 LBC’s OYO.

– Plank until time ran out.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
17 Hims.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Jesus says in John 15:2 – “Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.”

The point of what I believe Jesus is driving at is that God the Father has to prune us or cut some things out of our lives if we are going to remain connected to the vine that is Jesus.  This pandemic, this global trial, is something that we shouldn’t waste, but rather ask God to use this time to show us some idols or sinful patterns that we need for Him to cut out of our lives.  It reminds me of when Rocky Balboa has gone several rounds with Apollo Creed, and he asks his trainer Mick to “cut him,” to open up his eye so he can see to finish the fight.  To be a HIM that is effective in this world, in our homes, and in our churches, we need God to do the same thing.  We need him to cut out and remove sin so that we can go the distance and finish the fight in a way that glorifies Him.  We need to invite God to do that through repenting of sin, and trusting that Jesus died to atone or pay for the sin in our lives.  Yes, when God starts working in your life, sometimes that is going to involve pain, but pain usually accompanies most things that are worth doing.  God bless you men, and see you soon.  Soli Deo Gloria.
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Suicidal 66

THE SCENE: Warm. Like mid 70s.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

20 SSH

10 LBAC Fwd/Bwd

8 Imperial Walkers
THA-THANG:
Route 66 starting right off the Grinder. Half Pax went south and other half north. Run to 1st light pole and perform one rep of exercise. Run back to start. Run to 2nd light pole and perform 2 reps of exercise. Run back to start. And so it went up to the 11th light pole. Then start over with next exercise.
Exercises:

Burpees

BBS

Merkins

Lunges per leg

MARY:
LBCs for time.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
14 HIMs
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Hope everyone had a good 4th and spent a little time being grateful for our country, our freedom, our families and friends.
MOLESKIN:
I don’t think anyone got to lunges. That was the most mileage and calories burned I’ve ever gotten in 45 minutes.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Fat Amy strikes again

THE SCENE: Humid
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

yup
WARM-O-RAMA:

Plank, tempo merkins , plank, tempo merkins

squats IC, imperial walkers IC, Imperial squat walkers IC, body builders x5, lion kings x 5
THA-THANG:
Fat Amy WOD

50 Bench squats

10 body builders

40 big boys

10 body builders

Lunge to cone(60 yards), run small loop

10 body builders

20 lion kings

10 body builders

Bear crawl to cone(60yds), run loop

10 body builders

20 lion kings

10 body builders

Lunge to cone(60yds), run Loop back

10 body builders

40 big boys

10 body builders

50 squats.

MARY:
Captain Thor , we went to 10:40

cash out with ATMs!
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
22 pax including FNG upstate and 2.0s nightmare abs coconut
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
HIM, what is a HIM. We all know it’s a High Impact Man but a few things it takes to be such. HIM also means that we should be H.umble in how we act around others. We should be I.ntentional in everything we do and lastly we need to be M.entally tough. Put those together and we can be HIgh Impact men in our community . This is something that Detention talked about a couple years ago and it’s stuck with me ever since and want to keep sharing it with the pax.
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RWPS

THE SCENE: Steamy and a little wet
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Rockettes
Alt Lunge w/ Psoas Stretch
THA-THANG:

We moseyed around 2.5 miles in the area around duck pond, up the Educator and back stopping 7 times for PT.

10 Squats 4-ct IC

10 Sprinter Sit-ups 4-ct IC

10 Merkins 4-ct IC

MARY:
Did a few Burpee Sprints and alternated a few rounds of 10 Flutters and 10 Peter Parker’s with different people calling cadence because my voice was giving out after calling it the rest of the time.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
15 HIMs
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
One of my favorite quotes:

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

Hamlet – William Shakespeare

MOLESKIN:
140 reps of everything plus miles. Was a creepy suck.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Lamar

THE SCENE: 74 degrees F, 82% humidity, partly cloudy skies.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH, Overhead/Out Front Claps, Imperial Squat Walkers, Plank Walk Outs

THA-THANG:

Meander mosey to Waxjob Hill

AMRAP:  8 Minutes Each Round/1 Minute rest

Round 1:  10 reps 3,4,5,6 Body Builder – Run Up Hill – 10 reps 1,2,7,8 Body Builder

Round 2:  10 reps 4 count Shoulder Taps – Bear Crawl Hill – 10 reps WWII Sit Ups

Round 3:  10 reps Carolina Dry Docks – Bernie Up Hill – 10 reps 4 Count Flutter Kicks

Mosey back to the Grinder

Round 4:  10 reps/leg Step Ups – Skip 40 yards – 10 reps Merkins

MARY:
Box Cutters, Windshield Wipers, LBCs

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Total of 21 including two young sons (Coconut and Nightmare) of 3 Rivers and FNG Palmetto (Darren Macy)
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
There was a lot of turbulence in the 1960’s.  They were marked by assassinations, a nuclear war threat, the Vietnam War, war protests, racial tensions, and a growing drug culture. I entered high school in 1966 into a newly expanded, air conditioned building in a small town 45 miles southeast of Houston, TX.  Lamar Consolidated High School was being integrated with the closing of A. W. Jackson, an African-American only high school.  With a student population of almost 2,000, things went very smoothly from my teenage perspective.

We are presently in a period that has some resemblances to the 1960’s when it comes to racial tensions.  In the 50 years since my graduation from high school, there have been far too many incidences that remind me of the deep rooted inequality and prejudices that still exist in our country.  Each time these incidences occur and at various other times I pull out a small clip from my wallet.  It is from March of 1970 and it has been in all of the wallets I have owned over the past 50 years.  It is a short letter to the editor of Newsweek magazine. It is titled, Absurdity and Insanity:

Well, I suppose that all of those white rioters in Lamar, S.C. (NATIONAL AFFAIRS, March 16), will go home, wipe the dust off their cars, shine up their “America, Love It or Leave It” signs, watch the evening news and be disgusted with the young revolutionaries, go to church on Sunday and, when election time rolls around again, vote for George Wallace who will protect them against all of these damn dissenters.         BOB MAYHAM

Given the events around the death of George Floyd, I decided to do a little research about the Lamar SC Riots and came upon an article about some of the black students riding the buses the day two of the buses were overturned by white rioters.  The article concerned a 50th anniversary gathering of several students.  Mary Timmons was 16 years old at the time and was in one of four buses stopped.  Hers was not overturned but I can only imagine the fear she must have felt.  A quick search on Facebook and I sent her a photo of the Newsweek clip and a personal note on Facebook Messenger.  I wrote on May 28th:

Dr Timmons.   I was reading about the terrible tragedy in Minneapolis with the merciless death of George Floyd. Similar travesties happens far, far too often. Each time I pull out this little short letter to the Newsweek editor from March 1970. I have carried it in my billfold since my senior year in high school, 50 years ago.  I was sharing this clip with a Facebook friend and giving her some background about it. Today in a Google search about the Lamar Riot I came across an article with your name in it. I thought I would share it with you. Much has happened in the past 50 years. Progress has been made but the rate of change has not been fast enough. You obviously endured great pain 50 years ago. May God’s grace continue to engulf you and help you be a light to others.

It wasn’t until June 8th that I receive the following:

Thank you so much Bob.

We never know whose lives we touch as we going through. God always has a purpose beyond our imagination. What we go through is not about us, but to help strengthen others during their time. I am so happy to be a witness in this hour we are in. I never thought fifty years later we would be facing the world of change. What is so beautiful is we have the world standing with us.

I was touched by her words.  Perhaps this time around we will get it right as a society, as a country, as incredibly blessed creatures of a loving God.

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