F3 Knoxville

The No Q Q There will be burpees

THE SCENE: Not so humid, almost cool
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: First, some discussion.  Nobody signed up to Q. Charmin takes the Q 
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH (4ct) x 50; 5 burpees OYO; Cherry Pickers x 6; one lap around the AO parking lot; little of this here and that there.
THA-THANG:

  • Mosey to the bottom of the dragon
  • Route 66 up the dragon – burpees
  • back down to the bottom and 25s (merkins and LBCs x4) till the 6 arrives
  • Route 66 up the dragon again – jump squats
  • back down to the bottom and 25s of Carolina Dry Docks and Flutters (4ct)
  • Mosey to Circus Maximus
  • 5 burpees into a sprint to the other end.  Then 10 squats and slow mosey back.  Repeat
  • Mosey to Baby Cardiac.  Bernie up with 3 burpees at the top, back down with 10 Merkins at the bottom
  • Back to the AO

MARY:
One round of Howling Monkeys, one round of Merkin Ring of Fire, with everybody holding at 6 inches every other set of 5 Merkins, one round of Jump Squat Ring of Fire
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Because I had not planned to Q, I didn’t really have anything inspiring lined up.  The word is:  We need more guys to step up and Q.  Who can commit to once a month?  We’ll provide plenty of help and will co-Q with you.  It’s not that hard.
MOLESKIN:
Carney says go see “The Game Changer” movie.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:

How do you spell B*E*A*T*D*O*W*N?

THE SCENE: Cool, low humidity, most beautiful sunrise in Knoxville
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

25-4ct. SSH, Cherry pickers, Moroccan nightclubs, Baby arm circles forward and back.

THA-THANG:
Mosey to trail

B: Burpees – Route 66 style

E: Everest on Everest up to stump (see Exicon for description of exercises), run up rest of Everest to road.

Mosey to Pier behind KUB substation

A: ATM – 1 round

T: Tammy Wynette

D: Dying cockroach (2 sets, 10-4 ct.)

O: Obama (8 rounds for 8 years)

Mosey to main lawn.

W: Wilt Chamberlain

Mosey to parking by restrooms

N: Newtons Cradle (10 – 4 ct., 3 rounds)

Run up small hill to AO

MARY:
Crawdad led box cutters, Gus led shoulder blasters until time.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Remember that God is greater than our fears, insecurities, and what we understand.  Too often we put Him in a box that we comprehend, but He is so much more.  The relationship is similar to what we have with children where they have a very limited and sometimes skewed perspective of the world.  That is how we are to God.

MOLESKIN:
Isaiah 55:8-9

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
None

Don’t be a JackAss- you get further in life with a positive attitude

THE SCENE: 

72* Clear 97% Humidity
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

You’re here on your own volition…

WARM-O-RAMA:
20 x Side Straddle Hop Seal Claps
THA-THANG:

  • Half of you pick up a weight(Burden) to carry to Lower Baseball Field Lot when tired pass of to your brother(lesson is we help carry our brothers’-burdens together
  • Stop at lower lot and participate in Trolly’s Grid (in honor of Trolly at JUCO) 3 Merkins at every star-Run,  2 BBS at stars-Lunge, 3 jumpsquats-bear crawls,  2 burpees- broad jump…RR
  • Mosey w weight to playground parking lot stop and do 11s w Dive Bombers/Carolina Dry Docks
  • Mosey w weight to Pavilion Wall exercise is BoKnows- do wall sits while hold weight while battle buddy does High knees for 100+ count then switch x 2
  • Mosey back to AO w weight circle up do curls/triceps/squats w weights

MARY:
Hello Dolly x 20 Box Cutters x20

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
35 Strong w 2 FNGs
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
You get more outta life by maintaining a positive attitude!
MOLESKIN:
Don’t be a JackAss cuz no one will like you!
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Prayer

Beyond Hot with J-Lo VQ

THE SCENE: Heat Index above 100, miserable Humidity and Partly Cloudy (Until we got onto the grass for set 1)
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

15 x each:

⁃ Side straddle hop

⁃ Cherry pickers

⁃ Knee Hug

⁃ Arm circles

THA-THANG:
Mosey to Open Grass area:

EXERCISE “DIRTY 30”

⁃ 30 – Squads

⁃ 30 – Sit-ups

⁃ 30 – Flutter kicks

⁃ 30 – Mountain Climbers

⁃ 30 – Push-ups

Mosey to Edge of Baseball fields

  • 1.25 minutes American Hammer

Mosey to jogging path at bottom of Cardiac Hill

  • 1.5 Minutes of Lunges

Mosey to Base of Cardiac Hill

  • 1.5 Minutes of Bobby Hurleys

Mosey to near top of Hill

  • 1.5 Minutes of Merkins

Mosey to Path by Mini-Cardiac

  • Regular Plank – 1 minute
  • Right Arm Up Plank – 1 minute
  • Left Arm up Plank – 1 minute
  • Right Arm + Right Leg Up – 30 Seconds

Mosey To bottom of hill – Bernie to AO spot

MARY:

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Our purpose in life is the very meaning of our way of existence and without knowing this we often suffer, ignorant of our own significance. We fall prey to the illusion that our lives don’t matter and we have no connection or impact in the world around us.

ISAIAH 46: 10-11:

10 I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is to come. I say, “My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.” 11 From the east I summon a bird of prey; from a far-off land , a man to fulfill my purpose. What I have said, that I will bring about; what I have planned, that I will do.

MOLESKIN:
Pray for @Hooker’s Grandmother and for @Flashback’s Grandmother
ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Whiskey, Soft Beds, and Buttermilk

THE SCENE: Perfect. Low 70s, nice breeze, sunny

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER Check


WARM-O-RAMA:

  • SSH, 20 IC
  • Bolt 45s (15 top ½ squats, 15 bottom ½ squats, 15 full squats)
  • 5 PCMBs OYO
  • 10 Plank Jacks (4-ct, IC)
  • 10 Windmills (4-ct, IC)
  • Baby Arm Circles Forward (x10, 4 Ct, IC) and backward (x10, 4 Ct, IC)

THA-THANG:

  • Mosey to grassy field below Admin building.
  • RECTANGLE OF DEATH!!!! (Q was not too original with the name…) Cones set up in rectangle.
    • Run suicides on long sides, but Bernie Sanders back to baseline instead of turning around. Run to ¼, ½, ¾, and full length.
    • Short sides, Burpee Broad Jumps (3 jumps then a Burpee)
    • Do exercise listed at the corner. Do 5 reps of each exercise the first lap, then 10, then 15
      • Corner 1: Mountain Climbers (2-ct), Tempo Squats, Iron Mikes (both legs =1) (5x/10x/15x)
      • Corner 2: Hand Release Merkins, Carolina Dry Docks, and Shoulder Taps (both shoulders = 1) (5x/10x/15x)
      • Corner 3: Star Jumps, Smurf Jacks, Bobby Hurleys (5x/10x/15x)
      • Corner 4: Big Boy Situps, American Hammers (2-ct), and box cutters (4-ct) (5x/10x/15x)

Only did two laps… too many other fun things to do.  Plus these were hard as heck and Q was out of breath.

  • Mosey to CMU pile.
    • CMU Farmer Carries!
      • Line up on Curb. Take turns lugging two CMUs around perimeter of parking lot.  Rest of PAX will be running back and forth across parking lot doing merkins at one end and squats at the other.  5x/10x/15x, rinse and repeat.  Keep repeating until everyone has carried the CMUs.  Tank, Lillydipper, and maybe one other PAX I’m forgetting volunteered to team up and do an extra lap to keep company with the last person to carry the CMUs, exmplifying the sacrifice and No Man Left Behind philosophy of F3.  Tank did it while battling calf cramps.  Beast.
      • Hat tip to Judge Judy!
  • Get a partner. One partner runs straight normal, the other Bernie Sanders up Baby Cardiac.  Switch half way up.  At top do 10 patty-cake merkins.
  • Mosey to AO.

MARY:
No time.  Barely made it back to the AO.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
13 strong! (J-Lo and Thunderstruck not tagged)

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

I recently revisited the book Lonesome Dove, which truly is a Great American Novel, and has countless memorable quotes and words of wisdom in it. It’s a tale of an ambitious (but tragic) cattle drive undertaken by two ex-Rangers-turned-cattle-ranchers, Gus and Call, from Texas to Montana.  During the drive, a woman companion on the trip, Lorie, a gentle soul who has led a difficult life surrounded by men who take advantage of her, is abducted by Comanches and is treated brutally while she is prisoner.  She survives and is rescued, but has many scars, both physically and psychologically.  She decides she needs to strike out on her own and finally realize a dream of hers to travel to California and start a new life.  In a letter that Gus writes to Lorie when she sets off, he says: “You see, life in San Francisco is still just life. If you want any one thing too badly, it’s likely to turn out to be a disappointment. The only healthy way to live life is to learn to like all the little everyday things – like a sip of good whiskey in the evening, a soft bed, a glass of buttermilk, or a feisty gentleman like myself.”

The message is pretty clear… The grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the fence. If you’re always looking ahead, you will miss the enjoyment of the present.  If you are always chasing a dream, you will not realize the simple pleasures of the present that are Gifts from God.

    • Take pleasure in the simple things.  Life is what you make of it.
    • The trap we often fall into is looking at someone else’s situation and thinking that I wish I had what they have.  The reality is what they have may not be as good as it appears as we stand in our field looking across at theirs.
    • Phillipians 4:11-12 And I am not saying this because I feel neglected, for I have learned to be satisfied with what I have. I know what it is to be in need and what it is to have more than enough. I have learned this secret, so that anywhere, at any time, I am content, whether I am full or hungry, whether I have too much or too little.

MOLESKIN:
Several members of the PAX have friends and family members battling serious illnesses.  We are thinking of them and keeping them in our prayers.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Nope.