F3 Knoxville

The Rinse and Repeat Merit Badge

THE SCENE: Clear skies, temperature 53 F, humidity 77%, winds SSW 2 MPH
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH, cherry pickers, baby arm circles FTU&BTD.
THA-THANG:
Starting from Grinder, mosey to the concession stand via Indian Run with each lead HIM receiving and carrying 20 pound weight. Stop at concession stand for flutter kicks IC as a regroup.  Continue to tennis courts for bear crawl OYO from gate for length of first net and crab walk OYO length of second net.  Lunge back to gate and start flutter kicks until regrouped.  Exit tennis court to retaining wall of greenway bridge and do ten Derkins OYO.  Cross bridge and begin explanation tour of OYO exercise stations along the Rinse and Repeat.  Scatter Pax to stations and initiate exercise.

  • WWII sit ups – ten
  • Squats – twenty
  • Merkins – ten
  • Monkey humpers – twenty
  • Dips – ten and Grady Corns – thirty  = Do both to relieve congestion at the bench for the dips.
  • Burpees – ten
  • Rinse and Repeat above by running back to WWII sit up station.

MARY:
Hello Dollies.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat.  Just get on!
MOLESKIN:
ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Figure Eight

THE SCENE: Temp of 30 but felt like 24 (according to my weather app)
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x20 IC
Windmills x10 IC
Cherry Pickers x8 IC
Mosey over to the track
THA-THANG:
We did a figure eight on the track. Starting about halfway down one of the straight sides you burpee broad jump about halfway across the field. Run to the cone on the other side and go halfway around the track doing the exercises at each cone (see below). When you get back to the starting point, bear crawl about halfway across the field and run the other half of the track to start again (making a figure eight!). Rinse and repeat for time.

  • Cone #1 – 30 Ankle Touches (2 Count)
  • Cone #2 – 20 Squats
  • Cone #3 – 15 Dry Docks
  • Cone #4 – 10 Burpees
  • Cone #5 – 20 BBS

MARY:
Mosey back to the basketball courts. That’s all we had time for
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
4 Men this morning
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Self Discipline has been on my mind a lot lately. I listened to the audio book Atomic Habits by James Clear recently and he talked about changing your identity. One example for me is that I want to complete two Motus triathlons this summer. My goal should not be to finish the triathlons, but to become a triathlete. When you change your identity, it changes how you do things. Now when I go to do something unhealthy, I think about whether or not a triathlete would do that. Because I am a triathlete and a triathlete wouldn’t do whatever it is I want to do, I don’t do it. This works no matter what your goal is. Want to quit smoking? Identify as a non-smoker. A non-smoker doesn’t smoke and that’s what you are, so you don’t smoke. Want to run a marathon? Then identify as a runner and do what runners do. So far it seems to be working for me!
MOLESKIN:
Today is Good Friday. Try to take some time to think about what that means to you. Happy Easter!
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
See the service opportunities channel in slack. If we have enough interest maybe even make one for Blount County? Let’s continue being HIMs outside of the gloom.

Arsenal stroll through the park

THE SCENE: Cold and wet
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Mosey to Pearson Springs and did some SSH, cherry pickers, and side lunges along the way.
THA-THANG:
Under the pavilion do:

  • Squats x 5
  • Step ups x 5
  • Dips x 5
  • Go to parking lot and the first space line do a merkin
  • Run loop
  • do x 10 everything in the pavilion
  • go to parking lot and do a merkin at the first line and side bear crawl (if that’s a thing) to the next parking spot line and do x 2 merkins
  • run loop
  • do everything under the pavilion x 5 until you max out at 20.
  • increase your line by one each time doing the Merkins at each line along the way.

MARY:
Mosey back to AO stopping to do BB, LBCs, tempo decline BB along the way. Once at the AO do WW2s and instead of ABCs we did 123s up to 20.  Finished with LBC until time is called.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

9 came out this morning

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Today is a good day to try.
MOLESKIN:
Insert any personal comments, notes, devotion content, etc.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.

Totem Pole (Climbing up to get down)

THE SCENE: Bit nippy but glorious morning before the storms come.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

50 Side Straddle Hops (again)

Little Baby Arm Circle (forward and backward)

Single Mosey Lap
THA-THANG:
Totem Pole Style Workout.

  • 5 Merkins, run a lap
  • 5 Merkins, 10 Dips, run a lap
  • 5 Merkins, 10 Dips, 15 Squats, run a lap
  • 5 Merkins, 10 Dips, 15 Squats, 20 Big Boys, run a lap
  • 5 Merkins, 10 Dips, 15 Squats, 20 Big Boys, 25 Lunges, run a lap
  • 5 Merkins, 10 Dips, 15 Squats, 20 Big Boys, 25 Lunges, 30 Step Ups, run a lap
  • 5 Merkins, 10 Dips, 15 Squats, 20 Big Boys, 25 Lunges, 30 Step Ups, 35 Dry Docks, run a lap
  • 5 Merkins, 10 Dips, 15 Squats, 20 Big Boys, 25 Lunges, 30 Step Ups, 35 Dry Docks, 40 Ankle Taps, run a lap
  • 5 Merkins, 10 Dips, 15 Squats, 20 Big Boys, 25 Lunges, 30 Step Ups, 35 Dry Docks, run a lap
  • 5 Merkins, 10 Dips, 15 Squats, 20 Big Boys, 25 Lunges, 30 Step Ups, run a lap
  • 5 Merkins, 10 Dips, 15 Squats, 20 Big Boys, 25 Lunges, run a lap
  • 5 Merkins, 10 Dips, 15 Squats, 20 Big Boys, run a lap
  • 5 Merkins, 10 Dips, 15 Squats, run a lap
  • 5 Merkins, 10 Dips, run a lap
  • 5 Merkins, run a lap

MARY:
Flutter kicks and LBCs to wrap it up

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Love my time here in Alcoa F3.  It has been over 3 years of hot, snowy, frigid, downpours and few perfect temp days of hard workouts but I loved every minute of it.  Going to miss the amazing history lessons from Hammy, trying to keep up with Snorkel, Veep’s odd funnel stories, beer rucks, heart felt messages from Drifter, carrying bowling balls, turkeys, and swords around like it’s normal, dressing up as Mario with Snorkel as Luigi, Waxjob Hill, The Educator, Mt. Crumpet, Hellbender Bend,  and I am going to miss all the encouraging words by each and every member that passed my way.  See you all in the gloom some day soon.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Welcome FNGs Boots and Opie.

Running, Bear Crawls, and Legs Oh MY

THE SCENE:   41 out but we dont let no cold stop us. 

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Indian Run with 15 pound plate from Grindstone to Oval Office. The Pax was very pleased when they got handed the plate. Far better than a CMU. 5 Inch Worms once we got to the track.
THA-THANG:
Red Bachetta- 1 Rd- Pax started on goal line. Ran to yard marker and completed exercise as listed. Run back to start. Hold plank till 6 finished.

  • 100 Yrd Line- 100 SSH- 1Ct
  • 75 Yrd Line- 75 Mountain Climbers- 1ct
  • 50 Yrd Line- 50 LBC
  • 25- Yrd Line- 25 Merkins
  • 10 Yrd Line- 10 Burpees

No Mercy Mile-

Pax started mid part of near straight away. Jog to start of the turn on back side, bear crawl the full turn. Start Jog after turn to mid point of backside straight away. Mid point 25 Merkins. Jog to front side turn. Lunge full front side turn. Jog to mid point of front straight away. 25 Squats. Rinse and Repeat. We got about 1 and1/12 laps completed.

MARY:
One Round of Bruce Lee: 20 Reps- American Hammer, Leg Raises, LBC’s, Heel Touch, Crunchy Frogs, 100’s

BBS for time- 30 seconds to finish.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
This month I’m trying to express more gratitude for the things i have in my life. While we all can be grateful for F3, what it has done for us and the PAX, i challenged the pax to think of other things we are grateful for.

  • Smuggler-My wife and the change she has made in my realatiohsip with my daughter. We have gone through some hard times, a lot due to my own bad relationship decisions. However my wife has come in and been an amazing force in my life and has made a world of difference.
  • Pinocchio- His son, being a new father has given him a new perspective on life.
  • Veep- His job and the the ability that has provided him to do things for his family.

Take time to let those around you know you’re grateful for them.

MOLESKIN:

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Napster’s final two Q’s are on Friday and Saturday. We need to pack it out!