F3 Knoxville

We are not done yet

THE SCENE: Perfect weather
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

The typical stuff
THA-THANG:

Mosey around the 1/4 mile track stopping for 10 pull-ups at playground, 20 4-count LBCs at gazebo and Suicides on 8 parking lines doing Bernie Sanders back to first line each time. Add one rep at each line. Lap 1) Merkins, 2) diamond Merkins, 3) wide merkins, 4) eagle merkins

I thought time was up but watch was wrong…….so……

extra lap stopping for 50 4-count shoulder taps, some ab exercise I forgot, another ab exercise I forgot, 10 Batman burpees, some V ups toe touches and combo of both

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
7 pax plus one future surgeon that ran early but had to leave for Memphis
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Opportunity in our lives to spread the good news and be a light unto others. I talked about the opportunity kids have to reach their student classmates. Opportunities to share are in places that we overlook on a daily basis. Seek them and be a light.
MOLESKIN:
Great to see Proton back in the mix. Added Shooter as he was there early for a run and had to leave to go be a doctor
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Convergence at big ball.

Walking with God

THE SCENE: Insert info about the weather, etc.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

20 Plank Jacks, 10 Cherry Pickers, 10 Windmills, 40 Above Head Hand Clappers (4 count), High Knees to end of parking lot, Butt Kickers back to start of parking lot.
THA-THANG:
Mosey on roadway toward gate entrance at Lyons Bend.  Stop on right side of road where walking trail hits road. 20 American Hammers.

Mosey to Cone that will be about 30 yards east on trail. We will do Route 66’s to cone that will be on trail east and then south on trail.  We will come back to starting cone after each Route 66.  We do four Route 66’s with the following exercises:

  • Mountain Climbers (4 count)
  • Merkins
  • Big Boys
  • Dive Bombers

Mosey west and cross roadway.  We will stop to do 20 more American Hammers.

Mosey on trail to bottom of Mt. Everest.  We will do the following exercises then run to summit of Mt. Everest and repeat the exercises.

  • 10 Burpees
  • 20 Merkins
  • 30 Squats
  • 40 Baby Crunches

Mosey to stop sign at northeastern corner of Admin bldg.  We will stop to do 20 Hello Dollies.

Mosey to Monument and then down the Dragon Fly to the shaded parking lot across the street from parking lot at entryway to Northern Ball Park.  We will have the following races across the parking lot with the man winning the most races getting a free breakfast from Lily:

  • Bear Crawl Race (small length of parking lot)
  • Hop Race (small length of parking lot)
  • Bernie Sanders Race (long length of parking lot)
  • Frisbee Accuracy Throw
  • Sprint Race (long length of parking lot)
  • If there is a tie between the winners (for example, five different men win the above events) then we will have a playoff with a Paddle Ball Accuracy Contest

Mosey to AO.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
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CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

What Does A Walk With God Look Like?

Have you ever wondered what taking a walk with God would be like?  What would he want to talk about?  How often would he glance at you as you walked along a path?  What would it be like to have Him in your presence?  Would it be comforting?  Scary?  Terrifying?  Wonderful?  Would God be gazing at nature as He walked along with you?  What would you want to say to Him?  What would you want to ask Him?  What if he touched you?  What would that be like?

In the Bible, we read of those who are awestruck in the presence of God.  They fall to their knees before Him.  Yet we also read of God being the great Comforter, the great Physician, the rock upon which we can lean and rest.

The Bible teaches us that God is always with us.  He is omnipresent.  As we walk along in our journey of life, He is there.  So if He is truly there, why not talk to him?  Why not ask Him what He is thinking?  Why not talk to Him about both the beauty and ugliness you see in this world.  Why not ask Him for his strong and steady hand?  Why not lead on him like he is your father, your Heavenly father?

I got the idea for this message when I was listening to Careless (Shawn Slate) deliver a sermon at Redeemer Church of Knoxville.  He talked about taking walks with his wife.  He commented that he tends to walk with a fast pace, rushing ahead, wanting to hurry up and get to whatever the destination is.  His wife, meanwhile, walks much more slowly, not so rushed, wanting to gaze at the scenery, the world around her.  Careless said he has learned more about walking with God by walking with his wife.  He has learned to slow the pace, take time to see the beauty of God’s world, and also take time to talk to the woman he loves and married.

I want to spend more time walking with God.  I need to take the time to do that with a slower pace in mind.  I need to truly focus on Him better when doing so, actually think of Him being in my presence, truly there with me.  When I pray, I need to think of Him reaching out to touch me.  It may raise some hairs on my head but it will also bring me closer to Him.  That’s what He wants.  And, when I think about it, that’s what I want to.  Furthermore, isn’t that what YOU WANT?  Use your imagination if you have to at first.  Expand your thoughts, think of Him with you, walking beside you.  Slow your pace for a while and converse with God.

MOLESKIN:
Prayers for Junk’s wife, for Thurnderstruck’s mother, for Crawdad’s wife, for Farva’s friend who died, and for Baby Smalls who was recently born.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Next 3rd F is August 10 at 8:30, Redeemer Church of Knoxville.

Sled 2.0

  • THE SCENE: humid, until it rained, then it was real humid
    F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
    WARM-O-RAMA:

    The pax had some quick stretching while we went through the different stations
    THA-THANG:
    7 pain stations consisting of:
  • 20 burpees 20 plank jacks
  • 30 sec electric chair 30 sec plank hold with rucks
  • 20 sandbag squats 100ft sandbag sled drag
  • 20 diamond merkins 15 COBRA merkins each arm
  • 20 squirls 20 bent rows with sandbag
  • 20 stocky balbowas 10 rep shoulder blasters with pre rocks
  • 20 bbs 20 v ups with pre rocks

Pax had 3.5 minutes at each station with a battle buddy to get AMRAP of each excersize

MARY:

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Part of a sermon from last Sunday, if we aren’t in Gods word consistently our default will become self worship. Truth is found in Gods word and we need to live our lives with the idea there is something bigger than us in this world. When we live as though we are the center of the universe it leads to a miserable and stale existence.
MOLESKIN:
We prayed for lady junk who is starting chemo soon and for tweet-e’s friend Kyle who is going through a 12 step program currently.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Pain with a partner

THE SCENE:  74 clear and humid
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH, Merkins, Stretch, tempo squat
THA-THANG:
Workout took place with a parter, working together to complete 10 of each listed exercise followed by one partner running up around Dwayne Johnson while the other partner ran around the island. The next set required a total of 20 reps of each exercise followed by a run and then 30, 40 and 50 before working back down to 40, 30, etc…

  • Burpees
  • CMU LBC
  • CMU Curl and Press
  • CMU Lunge

MARY:
Dry Docks, punitive burpees
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

Lean hard on your spouse or friend or family because when you fall down its important to have that strong, braided cord to pull you back up. When we see couples weathering through difficult times and keeping their focus on God, that should be a reminder to us about the importance of drawing nearer to our spouse and showing them grace.

MOLESKIN:
Great workout today, partners pushed each other hard and this ended up being a really tough one

Beyond Words

THE SCENE: Cloudy and very humid
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

20 Side Straddle Hops.  10 Burpees.  10 Tempo Squats.  10 Windmills.  5 baby arm circles forward and backwards.  5 wide arm circles forward and backwards.
THA-THANG:

Mosey to stop sign at southeast corner of Admin Bldg.  20 American Hammers (four count).

Mosey toward Northshore gate of the park.  Stop at shade tree near Area 51.  20 Hello Dollies (four count).

Mosey to the perimeter trail that crosses road near the Northshore Gate.  We will do Nickel, Dime, Quarters (running one light and stopping for five of an exercise, running two lights and stopping for ten of the exercise, and running five lights to stop and do 25 of the exercise) heading south on the perimeter trail and staying on the perimeter trail until it reaches the Southeastern Ball Park.  We will do the following exercises during our stops:

  • Merkins
  • Squat Jumps
  • Big Boy Sit-ups
  • Star Jumps
  • Dive Bombers

Mosey to the Pavilion by Southern Ball Fields. We will do Elevens at the picnic tables starting with one decline merkin and ten bench dips.

Mosey to the Outdoor Chapel

We will pair up into teams of two men each.  While one man on time runs around the chapel on the sidewalk the other man does bench dips.  Partners switch off after one circles the chapel.

Mosey on roadway back toward the Admin Bldg.  We will stop 1/3 of way their to do 20 Flutter Kicks (four count) and 2/3 of the way there to do 20 Bicycle Kicks.

Mosey to AO.

MARY:

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Eight men, no FNGs.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
BEYOND WORDS

Last Friday, I was reading a book when my wife, Jan, happened across the movie Steel Magnolias on television.  I had seen the movie back in 1989 when it came out.  I kept reading my book but as the movie went on I gradually cast the book aside and focused on the screen.  OK, my wife and kids make fun of me for crying at movies and I cried at this one.  The movie centers around a group of women who are friends played by famous actresses and a famous songwriter, Sally Fields, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, and Olympia Dukakis.  It also focuses on two younger women played by young actresses who would later become famous:  Daryl Hannah and Julia Roberts.  All of these women are bonded to one another and their bond becomes stronger over time.  They keep that bond, despite the quirkiness of each individual.  They also keep the bond despite the fact that they sometimes say idiotic, off-base or even hurtful things to each other.  But what they say counts, is relevant, and helps each of them to grow – they are not therapists, they are friends and the power of their love for one another GOES BEYOND WORDS.

In the movie, Sally Fields plays the mother of Shelby who is played by Julia Roberts.  Shelby dies of medical issues.  The friends are together at the cemetery after the funeral.  Daryl Hannah’s character is a simple young woman and a quirky religious fanatic.  She at first sounds trite when she says to Sally Fields, “we should all be rejoicing because Shelby is with our king.”  Fields gets pissed off at this saying “excuse me if I am selfish and don’t feel like rejoicing.”  But it is the simplicity and earnestness of Daryl Hannah’s character who, thereafter, touches Field’s heart.  Hannah talks about how Shelby had to fight to stay alive and about how her “body just couldn’t keep fighting any more.”  She apologizes for her simplicity but talks about how she views heaven as a better place with Shelby there.

In another scene in the cemetery, Fields is breaking apart with her friends, hurting, angry, questioning the unfairness of her daughter’s death, and screaming that she just wants to hit somebody.  The Olympia Dukakis character pushes her friend, a sort of curmudgeon character played by Shirley MacLaine, in front of her and says, “Here, hit this.  It will make you feel better.  Go ahead and sock her one in the face.”  MacLaine stomps off pissed while the remaining women, including Fields, break down laughing.

You then see the apology scene between Dukakis and MacClaine, a touching scene where Dukakis explains she was just trying to break the tension of the moment.  She playfully nudges MacClaine and MacClaine nudges back.  The two end up bumping each other off the park bench.  It is the simple, joking act of pushing each other back and forth that shows the love between them.

I bring all this up to say that as F3 brothers, as friends to one another, we do not have to always say the right thing.  If you care for your brother that care is gonna show through, no matter what kind of stupid thing you say to him.  It may be a silly joke, it may be a bopping of hands, it may be you placing your hand on your brother’s back during prayer time in the Circle of Trust.  Our connection between one another GOES BEYOND WORDS.  It is the being there that counts.

MOLESKIN:
Prayers for Tank and for two people who were killed by drivers under the influence of substances this past weekend.