THE SCENE: Dark, mostly cloudy, 71 degrees F, 93% humidity
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
SSH, Imperial squat walkers, Peter Parkers, Little baby arm circles. Mosey to the bottom of Waxjob Hill.
Waxjob Hill 7’s
Burpees at the bottom
Bear crawl up hill
4 count flutter kicks at the top
Run down to the bottom
CMU SET at the Grinder
x12 each (or as noted) competed sequentially.
Bent Rows, Swings, Triceps Extensions, Upright Rows, Squat Press, Curls, On The Shelf (6 per side), Lawn Mower Pulls (12 per arm)
Run down path to junction with Alcoa Road
Calisthenics at Alcoa Road
x12 each completed sequentially.
Merkins, WWII Sit-ups, Shoulder Taps (4 count), Iron Mikes, Dry Docks, SSH (4 count), Get Ups, Body Builders (8 count)
Run back to Grinder and continue AMRAP. Most completed two rounds.
Completed two rounds of 10 Pull Ups and 10 Box Jumps.
Protractors, Box cutters, LBCs.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Total of 21 HIMs including 1 FNG (Mitten – Mike Hanlon). Good to have a couple back at the Bomb Shelter after a break.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
April 1974, after touring Alcoa’s TN Operations, I was sitting across from Bill Mueller. He offered me a job prior to my flight back to Beaumont and the last few months of college. He is the reason I moved my wife to East TN two weeks after our marriage. Bill was a good manager. He wasn’t flashy. He was kind. He was giving. He had high expectations. He was a teacher. He had my back. He went before me. He protected me when engineering layoffs came in 1975. I wasn’t one of 7 mechanical engineers let go.
Bill’s personal life was tough. His wife Donna fought brain cancer for several years and the surgeries and radiation left her with significant mental and physical limitations. Bill pulled extra duty raising their three children. He never complained. He only provided his love, patience, and care. He was devoted to Donna, Jeff, Julie, and Jayne.
Bill gave himself to Habitat in his retirement and has over 100 builds under his belt. His final one was called the Bill Mueller Build. Bill died last Saturday at the age of 91 and was buried yesterday.
I use Bill as an example of someone who has gone before me. Someone who has made my path straighter and less difficult. We all have these kind of people in our lives. Sometimes we realize it. Many times we don’t. As Cap’n Crunch said after our F3 Convergence, “we all need Paul’s in our life.” Bill Mueller was one for me.
Today I encourage us all to reflect on the Bill Muellers in our lives and to give thanks. Better yet, if your Bill Mueller is still alive, call him up and let him know just how much he means to you.
Prayers for Daniel, a friend of Flash, as he give the eulogy at a funeral tomorrow. Prayer for guidance, reconciliation in next steps as one of our HIMs faces the prospect of divorce.
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