F3 Knoxville

A Rainy VQ @ the EQ

THE SCENE: 40 & Rainy — Refreshingly Gloomy
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • SSHx20 IC
  • Baby Arm Circlesx30 IC
  • This & That
  • Michael Phelps

THA-THANG:

We took a page out of Choir Boy’s playbook and did a tabata workout this morning. We did eight 20-second sets of each exercise with 10 seconds of rest in between and a short, rainy jog between exercises.

  • Dips
  • Squats
  • BBS
  • Hand-release Merkins
  • Lunges
  • Freddie Mercury
  • Grady Corns

MARY:
Snuck in some American Hammers before 6:15

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

6 HIMs made it out this morning

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

My biggest temptation is to coast: in my fitness, in my marriage, my parenting, and my career. It’s so easy for me to put out fires, get to a comfortable place, and plateau. My F3 brothers do a great job of pushing me.

The challenge today is to identify where you’ve been coasting, give that extra effort, and go to bed tired— knowing you gave your full effort. We set the tone for the day by showing up this morning; now just keep it going.

MOLESKIN:

I really appreciate all my F3 brothers for pushing me and not leaving me where they found me.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Make sure to read the F3 weekly email.

The UN-Matched Game

THE SCENE: Cold. Very cold. But not too cold. But cold enough to be cold. But not really that cold. Kind of like cold when your cold and think it could be more cold but don’t want it to be colder. That kind of cold.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Mosey to the flag, 20 jumping jacks, 10 tempo push ups, 10 tempo squats.

THA-THANG:

Mosey to playground for three rounds of 5 pull ups, 5 burpees and 5 squats. Then…
Route 66 with shoulder tap merkins increasing at each cone by one. (11 cones, total of 66). Mosey back to the flag.
Time for the memory game!
12 Tiles  with two of each exercise for matching. Put the tiles face down and try and pick a match. If you get a match you do the exercise and toss the cards to the side. If you don’t get a match, you do both exercises and flip them back over.  After each turn, run down to the playground and do 5 pull ups and back.(we mixed it up a little and ran a lap instead on a couple of them)

MARY:
20 Flutters
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
8 pax
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”
‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭10:24-25‬ ‭

talked about our need for the church. Not the actual building, although important to be there, but being with other believers and leaning on each other, learning with each other and loving each other.
MOLESKIN:
Welcome back to the gloom Benchwarmer!  Your too close not to come more often.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
None.

Gentleness in Strength

THE SCENE: Low 40’s and too nice
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

LBAC f/b, Tempo Merkins, Tempo Squats, Calve Raises
THA-THANG:
Mosey the Running Path, stopping at each pole for either 5 Diamond Merkins + 5 Merkins + 5 Werkins, or 5 Narrow Squats + 5 Squats + 5 Summo Squats – QIC’s call.  (14 Poles total I believe)

Arrive at Soccer Field. Perform directed exercise/reps at one end, mosey to other end, repeat, mosey back and repeat, until 5 rounds of the exercise/reps are complete. We did Burpees x10, Jump Squats x20, Merkins x20, Monkey Humpers x30.

Mosey to Playground. Perform Grinder of 5 pull-ups, 10 Merkins, 15 Dips – Mosey short distance and do 2 8ct BBs, Mosey back and repeat until time called.

Mosey to Bridge. Perform Indian style Slowsy with PAX forming a line, shoulder to shoulder in Al Gore. Last man chooses exercise to the front (Bear Crawl, Frog Jump, Mall Walk, Burpee Broad Jump, etc.). Rotate thru until bridge is traversed. MARY:
Cosmo led some Flutter Kicks.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
13 Strong


CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
See Weekly Email (01/19). Spoke about the importance of cultivating the virtue of gentleness and the stumbling block that can hinder our gospel witness if we lack gentleness. “Blessed are the meek. They shall inherit the earth.”
MOLESKIN:
Some of my favorite HIMs showed up for this one, to include Toto. What a blessing it was to lead and fellowship with these men. Awesome group.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
N/A

A JUCO Invasion at The Equalizer

THE SCENE: An unseasonably warm January day with temps in the high 40’s
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
I failed to announce that I had a cell phone with me in case of emergency.  This is a new precaution that Q’s have been tasked with when leading the group.
WARM-O-RAMA:
-The Motivator from 11
-Tempo Squats
-Cherry Pickers

THA-THANG:
2 stations, at one station we did upper body work, then ran to the 2nd station to focus on the lower body.  We ran about .2 miles in between the tennis courts and the pavilion at the top of the hill.  We did one exercise, ran to the next station, and alternated until we ran out of time.  At the top we did 4 sets of 20, these were the exercises.  Merkins, Picnic table pull ups, and dips.  On the tennis courts we did 4 sets of 20 squats, calf raises, and then El Capitan’s across the width of the tennis courts.  We had the lights on at the tennis courts, and it made me realize how ugly the men of F3 really are.  No wonder we workout in the Gloom!  That is a joke, we are all amazing looking specimen.

MARY:
We began with a 10 count of Carolina Dry Docks, then the PAX got mouthy and it was recommended that we also do 4 sets of 20 of that exercise.  After our arms fell off at the shoulders, we did 20 flutter kicks in cadence, and 20 BBS as we ran out of time.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
We had a record of 15 in attendance at the Equalizer, the previous record was 13.  We had one FNG, who we named Gotcha. (Josh McMullen?, Age 28)
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
The Great commission, Matthew 28:16-20  The challenge was to go out and make disciples as Jesus commanded in the Great Commission.
MOLESKIN:
Prayer Requests:
Tank- Praise that his wife has some relief from the kidney stone that has been ailing her.
Wax Job – Pray for discernment about his Mother in Law that is suffering from Alzheimer’s.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Doubtfire on Q Wednesday, and Bartman on Friday.

Episode I was definitely the worst

THE SCENE: 50 degrees and clear
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Mosey around the island, SSH, Merkins, squats, plank jacks, tho and that’s and rockettes
THA-THANG:

mosey to the soccer field for a Star Wars episode workout. 9 episodes. Each episode has an exercise with a qty of 10.  Do exercise and run to other sideline on the field. Repeat 3 times  each episode. Episodes are… (i may be off some)

  • I – burpees (because it was the worst one of all 9 episodes, mainly because of Jar Jar Binks
  • II – Merkins
  • III – inch worms
  • IV – squat jumps
  • IIV – star jacks
  • V – BBS
  • VI – Burpees (because of the Ewoks)
  • VII- Merkins
  • VIII – shoulder tap Merkins
  • IX – ?

we stopped half way and came back to it later as it was getting boring.

Mosey to other side lot and did 7s  with pull-up rows and shoulder tap Merkins.

mosey to bottom field. Jumped over the wooden barrier fence at each post all the way to the end. Balance beam after that for a 1/4 of it.

Mosey to circle on field. Ring of fire. Hold plank as one member of the pax runs around jumping over each other member. Do one Merkin and add one every time you get jumped. Total of 8 rounds.

mosey back and try to finish the episodes till time ends.

MARY:
Sparky led the group in some Ab exercises and some Peter Parkers
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
8 pax in attendance
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

“We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭5:3-4‬ ‭

MOLESKIN:
The Q has had a good run without an injury but alas, all good things must come to an end. This Q is writing this backblast with 600mg of ibuprofen and a muscle relaxer in him. I figured out that I would rather do 100 burpees with the pax than watch them work hard sidelined with a back injury. Coffeteria was great with everyone attending. ANNOUNCEMENTS:
New Years Party this Friday.