F3 Knoxville

Rusty Math

THE SCENE: Couldn’t be prettier
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER Choirboy is a lawyer, so I’m going to say we’re covered
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH, Windmills, Crawdad’s arrival (not an exercise, but certainly a ritual), BACs+OHCs, reverse and repeat
THA-THANG:
We took the Moseytown train up to the old Rockpile (RIP), where midnight elves had created Blockhenge. We tore it down and beat our arms and shoulders to death. We crawled like bears, we ran like I guess Bernie Sanders would if he could, we lifted CMUs in every way we could.

Moseyed over to Grinch’s Hill, which honestly is way worse than Hardship Hill. We were raising money for Operation Enduring Oatmeal, which is a charity that tries to get Jinxy’s order right at Panera. Squat and Merkin 11s. Proton swept us to the Cloud.

Rusty is a math genius and just for us, he invented a new way to concieve numbers and counting.

Box Baby Boxes at the cloud, followed by a visit from Jack freaking Webb, whose superpower is changing the density of air. He does not make it lighter I’m afraid.

We took Skunk Alley to Cardiac and by then it was time to take it to the house.

MARY:
There’s no  Marys in Operation Enduring Oatmeal
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
6 dudes with busy Saturdays…Proton, Crawdad, Hawk, Rusty, Choirboy, and YHC
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Excerpt from “This is Water” by David Foster Wallace, in honor of graduation season
MOLESKIN:
Grateful to be out there with these men.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Apparently some other F3 guys are running around somewhere today. Best of luck to you!

Highway 45

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

  • SSH
  • Tempo Squats
  • Baby Arm Circles (Forward/Reverse)
  • Cherry Pickers
  • Merkins

THA-THANG:
Went down to the oval parking lot – 9 light poles total on the perimeter of the oval. 1 Lap for each of the following exercises, stopping at each light pole and doing 5 reps of the exercise (total of 45 reps each lap):

  1. Burpees
  2. Flutter Kicks (4 ct)
  3. Diamond Merkins
  4. Jump Squats
  5. Mountain Climbers (4 ct)
  6. Star Jacks
  7. Wide Merkins
  8. Hello Dollies (4 ct)
  9. Carolina Dry Docks
  10. Victory lap for the ones who finished

Back up to the AO for bear crawls across the parking lot, stopping at each line to do 1 Merkin. Back across the parking lot with lunges, stopping at each line to do 1 squat. Then, reverse lunges across the parking lot with bear crawls on the way back.

MARY:
Just enough time for one set of American Hammers

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
27 HIMs – no FNGs

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Make the most of the day you’re given. It’s easy to look ahead to the next weekend, next vacation, next milestone, etc., but God has given us today. Today is a gift – be intentional with it.

Circuit Work

THE SCENE: No rain but humid
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • SSH
  • Tempo Squats
  • Baby Arm Circles (Forward/Reverse)
  • Cherry Pickers
  • Merkins

THA-THANG:
Circuit with 6 stops – 2 exercises at each stop; first lap is 15 reps of each exercise, then decrease by 1 each lap (14, 13, 12…..)

  1. Iron Mikes (4 ct) / Big Boy Sit Ups
  2. Flutter Kicks (4 ct) / Supermans
  3. Merkins / Jump Squats
  4. Derkins / American Hammers (4 ct)
  5. Bench Rows / Tricep Dips
  6. Overhead Press / Bicep Curls (w/ the CMUs)

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
38 HIMs including 1 FNG – Welcome ‘Goober’

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Crucifixion Love is the love that Christ showed us. He loved us even though we didn’t deserve it. His Love for us was not predicated on us first loving Him.

Reciprocation Love is loving someone because they’ve first loved us or loving someone with an expectation of something in return. Examples: 1) I’m going to unload the dishwasher so that my wife will notice and that will hopefully lead to sex later on tonight. 2) I’m going to help out with the kids this morning so that my wife will let me go golfing next weekend (and if she says ‘no’, I’ll remind her of how helpful I was with the kids the other day). 3) Or maybe it’s simply that you’re hanging out with someone or being friendly towards them because you’re expecting something in return – you hope to close a business deal, be seen in a certain crowd, you want them to approve of you, etc….

Although we’ll constantly fall short of it in our fleshly bodies, we are called to love others with crucifixion love. Love others even when they don’t deserve it. Love others with no expectation of anything in return.

THE ENDLESS WARM-O-RAMA

THE SCENE:  60s and almost too nice
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Merkins x30, Air Squats x30, 6inch LBCs x30, Burpees x10, MCs x30, Merkins x30, SSH x30, Flutter Kicks x30,  Burpees x10, Monkey Humpers x30, Merkins x30, Smurf Jacks x30, Pickle Pounders x30, Burpees x10, Freddy M’s x30, Merkins x30, Jump Squats x30, Hello Dollies x30, Burpees x10, Merkins x25.

THA-THANG:
Once nice and loose, .mosey to soccer field for grinder.  PAX performed exercises at each end of field, running to and from continuously while one PAX performs farmer’s carry with two CMUs around entire field.  (Everyone got to do the carry once).  Exercises:

  • Hold Squat 10 sec, do 10 Squats
  • Run to other side
  • Hold 6inch Merkin 10 sec, do 10 Merkins
  • Run back to Start
  • (Repeat at 20 sec, 20 reps and 30 sec, 30 reps)
  • Start over at 10 sec, 10 reps when complete.

MARY:
Mosey to Playground – find a place to hang.  Body Hang on bar x30 Sec, drop and perform Flutter kicks x30; Hang 30 sec, Hello Dollies x30; Hang 20 sec, MCs x30; Hang 20 sec.  Burpees x 21 for UNC Charlotte hero who gave his life to save others.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
10 Strong
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
As men, we were created to work.  Since God tasked Adam to tend the Garden of Eden this has been our purpose.  Proverbs 24 reminds us of the pitfalls of laziness.  We can drum up all kinds of excuses as to why those dishes can wait or the laundry can hold off or why you just need a few more hours sleep.  Sleep is blessing, a gift from God but not something we should value so much we live for it, or idolize it. Work hard at everything you do!
MOLESKIN:
N/A
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
HH and other get-togethers coming up. Stay tuned in to Groupme.

Columbian neck tie mission complete

THE SCENE: 45, windy and crisp w a slight drizzle
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Tempo squats x10

tempo merkins x10

proton Parker’s x10

jog the grinder a few times

imperial squat walkers x 23 ic
THA-THANG:
Mosey to the base of kiddie slope for Columbian neck tie

  • Run to the first cone run back to base and do 1 neck tie
  • Run to cone 2, run back to base for 2 neck ties
  • Continue until up to 20th cone , run back for 20 neck ties
  • Total of 220 Columbian neck ties and close to 4 miles of distance covered

MARY:
None
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

14 pax
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
God will give you more than you can handle but he will be there to help you get through it.
MOLESKIN:
At the halfway point during the workout, I  hit a wall, I went dark and thought to myself , this is too hard , I don’t know that I can complete all 20 cones… I knew that we had 20 cones but a few only saw 17-18 cones, which created some mumble chatter once they saw that there was more to do ! Seeing ALL THOSE cones lined up the hill really puts your mind in a place you don’t want to be. Knowing what we went through today , suffering through the workout, we or let’s say I found a way to get through and complete the planned workout. Last time we tried , we fell short of time. We fell short on official F3 time but were so close to completing the mission ! I really appreciate everyone staying a few minutes past so we could complete the workout! Everyone persevered through the workout ! Thank you and rest assure, we won’t need to do it again now that we finished what we started!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.