THE SCENE: About 60 or so and clear. Not a pool in sight.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: I’m not a professional. COVID distancing. Cell Phone ICE. Repeat of my VQ (small modifications)
All of these are OYO but started by the Q:
3 x Inchworms forward (moving arms only)
3 x Inchworms backward (moving legs)
3 x Toe Touch Squat and Reach (3 each arm)
3 x Werewolf (downward dog to upward dog back to downward dog = 1 rep)
3 x Stationary lunges forward (3 each leg)
3 x Stationary lunges left
3 x Stationary lunges right
3 x Stationary lunges backward (3 each leg)
3 x Merkins (hold plank)
3 x Diamond Merkins (hold plank)
3 x Wide Merkins (hold plank)
5 x Tempo Merkins (recover)
From the AO to Freshman Hill past the coupon pile, Double Applesauce (aka 2-column) Falling Indian Run doing Burpees until you reach the back of your line and fall in.
Individual Competition: Exercise then Mary
33 of each of the following and once done do the corresponding Mary exercise until the Q calls recover:
||Mary until Q calls done
|Lunges touch ground w/hands
|Down dog to up dog
|Starters (like Monkey Humper but the toe of one foot is directly behind the heel of the other). Do 33 each leg forward
Team DORA Competition: (teams of 3 were did not turn out as well as it did last year)
1 person running or at Station 1 / 2. Rotation is as follows:
Station 1, run up the stairs and back down to Station 2, Station 2, run to Station 1
||(Bent Over) Rows
I said this last time but I really mean it for Team Dora – next time we do Team DORA I’ll probably still have 2 stations but more reps per exercise and maybe fewer exercises at the station and/or variations, writing it out linearly what each team should do. All feedback is still welcome!
Repeat Double Applesauce Falling Indian Run(Do-ah-diddy variation) but you can fall off and just get in at the back of the line. S/O to Erector for pushing it and doing burpees the whole way back which encouraged me to do some too!
One dealer’s choice – Dart Gun led about a million (okay actually 30) hello dolly’s and the Q led 18 LBC’s (both IC) until the 6:15 alarm sounded on my watch.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
19 PAX. No FNG’s but welcome Dumpster Dive from Shamrock!
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
I cannot believe it has been a year since my VQ! Over this past year so much has changed. God saw 2020 coming but I can tell you He has been faithful every step of the way. From physical distancing (I’m not being antisocial with anyone in these trying times!) to the coming election to Zoom calls ad nauseum to being so thankful for what God is doing in and through all the chaos and confusion it has truly been good in spite of all the trials that have come.
God and His Word never change. Just as last year, how important it the Bible is hasn’t changed and seems to only increase when it seems the earth beneath us might move any moment now. As we know, God’s Word NEVER returns void. So again, to emphasize the importance of putting the Word in our hearts and our minds and letting it fill us, I recited from memory Colossians 3:1-17 (this is why we did 3 and 33 of everything today ICYMI):
If, then, you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, you also will appear with Him in glory.
Put to death, therefore, what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, & covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming. In these you too once walked when you were living in them, but now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its desires, and have put on the new self which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its Creator. Here there is not Greek & Jew, circumcised & uncircumcised, Barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all and in all.
Put on then as God’s chosen ones, holy & beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing songs and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the Name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
God’s Word is so important to us we should prioritize it over everything. We should take it in slowly, daily, and consistently. It should be more precious to use than anything and we should fight to put it before us so we are changed by it and have it ready at all times when we are under spiritual attack or temptation from anywhere. It does so much for us (2 Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 4:12, Psalm 119:9-11, and many more).
One additional note I want to personally reiterate from 5k’s “Window Shopping on Hardin Valley” Q on Wednesday: “Log Speck” applies here. I haven’t been intentionally churning over and over and memorizing the Bible like I was at this time last year.
3 questions to consider about God’s Word:
1. Are you prioritizing time in the Word and with Christ above all else?
This means over breakfast, lunch, sleep, Netflix, even F3 and working out. Nothing is more important than Christ’s Word.
2. Are you memorizing Christ’s Word so it is always with you, dwelling in you richly?
-Next up on my list to memorize is Ephesians 1:15-23 and James 1 (all 27 verses). These have been on the list for some time but just as I would say I’m not going to let it discourage me, don’t let something you haven’t done that you should do discourage you!
-There are many tips and tricks to memorization I’d be glad to discuss with you (just ask!), but the main thing is just like F3: show up and do it! You’ll get better faster from just reading and trying to memorize while asking God to bring your heart into alignment with not only loving His Word but a passion for the verses He puts on your heart to memorize – and if you don’t feel a zeal for God’s word then start with verses about treasuring God’s Word like Psalm 119:11, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, and Romans 10:17 to chew on them over and over and get the flavor so that you crave His Word like your favorite food!
-Fast from other things and devote time to the Bible. This is huge when we feel like home and work and life all blur together in 2020. Take intentional time to just be along with the Bible. 5 minutes, a half day off work, even a yearly weekend retreat to spend time with God’s Word are possible if you plan them.
3. Are you talking about God’s Word with people in your life?
With your wife, your kids, your small group, other F3 HIMs, friends, & coworkers. Unsaved and nominal. And of course and most importantly with God Himself through praying His Word back to him!
Praise for my friend Sam’s 5th surgery post-accident going well. Prayed for Brenda, Chris, and Steve. S/O to Booster for sending us a message from the airport about reading backblasts while he was heading back to Ktown.
-F3 JUCO Pre-order shirt deadline is October 24th, 2020 (that’s tomorrow if you’re reading this the on the day this workout was done!)
-In lieu of the F3 Brolympics this year we’re having a Convergence at #the-asylum and ICYMI F3 Knoxville will have a new Nantan. Come and see who our new Knoxville PAX leader of VAPE will be!