F3 Knoxville

Suicidal 66

THE SCENE: Warm. Like mid 70s.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

20 SSH

10 LBAC Fwd/Bwd

8 Imperial Walkers
THA-THANG:
Route 66 starting right off the Grinder. Half Pax went south and other half north. Run to 1st light pole and perform one rep of exercise. Run back to start. Run to 2nd light pole and perform 2 reps of exercise. Run back to start. And so it went up to the 11th light pole. Then start over with next exercise.
Exercises:

Burpees

BBS

Merkins

Lunges per leg

MARY:
LBCs for time.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
14 HIMs
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Hope everyone had a good 4th and spent a little time being grateful for our country, our freedom, our families and friends.
MOLESKIN:
I don’t think anyone got to lunges. That was the most mileage and calories burned I’ve ever gotten in 45 minutes.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Fat Amy strikes again

THE SCENE: Humid
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

yup
WARM-O-RAMA:

Plank, tempo merkins , plank, tempo merkins

squats IC, imperial walkers IC, Imperial squat walkers IC, body builders x5, lion kings x 5
THA-THANG:
Fat Amy WOD

50 Bench squats

10 body builders

40 big boys

10 body builders

Lunge to cone(60 yards), run small loop

10 body builders

20 lion kings

10 body builders

Bear crawl to cone(60yds), run loop

10 body builders

20 lion kings

10 body builders

Lunge to cone(60yds), run Loop back

10 body builders

40 big boys

10 body builders

50 squats.

MARY:
Captain Thor , we went to 10:40

cash out with ATMs!
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
22 pax including FNG upstate and 2.0s nightmare abs coconut
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
HIM, what is a HIM. We all know it’s a High Impact Man but a few things it takes to be such. HIM also means that we should be H.umble in how we act around others. We should be I.ntentional in everything we do and lastly we need to be M.entally tough. Put those together and we can be HIgh Impact men in our community . This is something that Detention talked about a couple years ago and it’s stuck with me ever since and want to keep sharing it with the pax.
MOLESKIN:
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ANNOUNCEMENTS:
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RWPS

THE SCENE: Steamy and a little wet
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Rockettes
Alt Lunge w/ Psoas Stretch
THA-THANG:

We moseyed around 2.5 miles in the area around duck pond, up the Educator and back stopping 7 times for PT.

10 Squats 4-ct IC

10 Sprinter Sit-ups 4-ct IC

10 Merkins 4-ct IC

MARY:
Did a few Burpee Sprints and alternated a few rounds of 10 Flutters and 10 Peter Parker’s with different people calling cadence because my voice was giving out after calling it the rest of the time.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
15 HIMs
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
One of my favorite quotes:

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

Hamlet – William Shakespeare

MOLESKIN:
140 reps of everything plus miles. Was a creepy suck.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Forgiveness

THE SCENE: 70 degrees F., 89% humidity, cloudy skies
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Insert information about the warmup.
THA-THANG:

Mosey to the fountain area just past Mt. Crumpit.  Split into two groups of six.  One does Route #1 while other does Route #2.  Groups switch after completion of their route.

Modified Route 66 #1

1 WWII, Run to 1st Light Pole, 11 Merkins, Run to Start

2 WWII, Run to 2nd Light Pole, 10 Merkins, Run to Start

3 WWII, Run to 3rd Light Pole, 9 Merkins, Run to Start

4 WWII, Run to 4th Light Pole, 8 Merkins, Run to Start

5 WWII, Run to 5th Light Pole, 7 Merkins, Run to Start

6 WWII, Run to 6th Light Pole, 6 Merkins, Run to Start

7 WWII, Run to 5th Light Pole, 5 Merkins, Run to Start

8 WWII, Run to 4th Light Pole, 4 Merkins, Run to Start

9 WWII, Run to 3rd Light Pole, 3 Merkins, Run to Start

10 WWII, Run to 2nd Light Pole, 2 Merkins, Run to Start

11 WWII, Run to 1st Light Pole, 1 Merkin, Run to Start

Alternate 5 WWII and 5 Merkins until Recover is Announced.

 

Modified Route 66 #2

1 Burpee, Run to 1st Light Pole, 11 SSH, Run to Start

2 Burpees, Run to 2nd Light Pole, 10 SSH, Run to Start

3 Burpees, Run to 3rd Light Pole, 9 SSH, Run to Start

4 Burpees, Run to 4th Light Pole, 8 SSH, Run to Start

5 Burpees, Run to 5th Light Pole, 7 SSH, Run to Start

6 Burpees, Run to 6th Light Pole, 6 SSH, Run to Start

7 Burpees, Run to 5th Light Pole, 5 SSH, Run to Start

8 Burpees, Run to 4th Light Pole, 4 SSH, Run to Start

9 Burpees, Run to 3rd Light Pole, 3 SSH, Run to Start

10 Burpees, Run to 2nd Light Pole, 2 SSH, Run to Start

11 Burpees, Run to 1st Light Pole, 1 SSH, Run to Start

Alternate 5 Burpees and 5 SSH until Recover is Announced.

 

Mt. Crumpit 7’s

1 Dry Dock / 6 Box Cutters

Order of ascent to top of Mt. Crumpit.

Run – Bernie – Run – Bear Crawl – Run – Bernie

 

Note: A few completed both Route 66 versions and about half of the Mt. Crumpit 7’s.  None felt cheated.

MARY:
Box Cutters, Flutter Kicks, LBCs
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
12 HIMs including FNG Veep – Welcome!
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
In 1989 I quit buying Exxon gasoline and motor oil although it was my product of choice before then.  I didn’t like the way Exxon handled the aftermath of the Exxon Valdez tanker spill along the Alaskan coast.  11 million gallons of crude oil along 1300 miles of pristine coastline with untold numbers of fowl and animals affected.  I didn’t think Exxon owned the problem.  Fast forward to 2010 and the BP Deepwater Horizon spill.  20 times the oil spill of the Exxon Valdez.  Although, not as readily available in this are, I continued to buy BP gasoline.  I liked the response I saw and I believed they were truly sorry for the accident. You see, we all make mistakes and, since companies are made up of people like us, companies make mistakes too.

Owning up to them and trying to mitigate the consequences is important to me.  I make purchasing decisions based on a lot of factors.  Most of them are private decisions and I don’t go public with them.  My boycott decisions can be long term, short term, forever, or a few days.  All can be reversed because I only have to convince myself and since most are private or limited broadcast, I don’t have to justify my change of heart.

Forgiveness is the key and I see far too little of that in our country and our world.  Sure, the offender needs to own up to the transgression and there needs to be remorse but the one offended needs to take the next step.

I’m certainly thankful that God shows us the way in these matters.  While we were hopelessly lost in our sin and transgression, He reached out to us by sending Jesus to suffer the consequences of our worldly actions.  He took the first step and made the next one, our step, so much easier and so much more healing in our relationship with Him.  For God so loved the world, and me, and you, that He took the first step toward forgiveness and everlasting joy for us.

MOLESKIN:
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ANNOUNCEMENTS:
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Lamar

THE SCENE: 74 degrees F, 82% humidity, partly cloudy skies.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH, Overhead/Out Front Claps, Imperial Squat Walkers, Plank Walk Outs

THA-THANG:

Meander mosey to Waxjob Hill

AMRAP:  8 Minutes Each Round/1 Minute rest

Round 1:  10 reps 3,4,5,6 Body Builder – Run Up Hill – 10 reps 1,2,7,8 Body Builder

Round 2:  10 reps 4 count Shoulder Taps – Bear Crawl Hill – 10 reps WWII Sit Ups

Round 3:  10 reps Carolina Dry Docks – Bernie Up Hill – 10 reps 4 Count Flutter Kicks

Mosey back to the Grinder

Round 4:  10 reps/leg Step Ups – Skip 40 yards – 10 reps Merkins

MARY:
Box Cutters, Windshield Wipers, LBCs

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Total of 21 including two young sons (Coconut and Nightmare) of 3 Rivers and FNG Palmetto (Darren Macy)
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
There was a lot of turbulence in the 1960’s.  They were marked by assassinations, a nuclear war threat, the Vietnam War, war protests, racial tensions, and a growing drug culture. I entered high school in 1966 into a newly expanded, air conditioned building in a small town 45 miles southeast of Houston, TX.  Lamar Consolidated High School was being integrated with the closing of A. W. Jackson, an African-American only high school.  With a student population of almost 2,000, things went very smoothly from my teenage perspective.

We are presently in a period that has some resemblances to the 1960’s when it comes to racial tensions.  In the 50 years since my graduation from high school, there have been far too many incidences that remind me of the deep rooted inequality and prejudices that still exist in our country.  Each time these incidences occur and at various other times I pull out a small clip from my wallet.  It is from March of 1970 and it has been in all of the wallets I have owned over the past 50 years.  It is a short letter to the editor of Newsweek magazine. It is titled, Absurdity and Insanity:

Well, I suppose that all of those white rioters in Lamar, S.C. (NATIONAL AFFAIRS, March 16), will go home, wipe the dust off their cars, shine up their “America, Love It or Leave It” signs, watch the evening news and be disgusted with the young revolutionaries, go to church on Sunday and, when election time rolls around again, vote for George Wallace who will protect them against all of these damn dissenters.         BOB MAYHAM

Given the events around the death of George Floyd, I decided to do a little research about the Lamar SC Riots and came upon an article about some of the black students riding the buses the day two of the buses were overturned by white rioters.  The article concerned a 50th anniversary gathering of several students.  Mary Timmons was 16 years old at the time and was in one of four buses stopped.  Hers was not overturned but I can only imagine the fear she must have felt.  A quick search on Facebook and I sent her a photo of the Newsweek clip and a personal note on Facebook Messenger.  I wrote on May 28th:

Dr Timmons.   I was reading about the terrible tragedy in Minneapolis with the merciless death of George Floyd. Similar travesties happens far, far too often. Each time I pull out this little short letter to the Newsweek editor from March 1970. I have carried it in my billfold since my senior year in high school, 50 years ago.  I was sharing this clip with a Facebook friend and giving her some background about it. Today in a Google search about the Lamar Riot I came across an article with your name in it. I thought I would share it with you. Much has happened in the past 50 years. Progress has been made but the rate of change has not been fast enough. You obviously endured great pain 50 years ago. May God’s grace continue to engulf you and help you be a light to others.

It wasn’t until June 8th that I receive the following:

Thank you so much Bob.

We never know whose lives we touch as we going through. God always has a purpose beyond our imagination. What we go through is not about us, but to help strengthen others during their time. I am so happy to be a witness in this hour we are in. I never thought fifty years later we would be facing the world of change. What is so beautiful is we have the world standing with us.

I was touched by her words.  Perhaps this time around we will get it right as a society, as a country, as incredibly blessed creatures of a loving God.

MOLESKIN:
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