December 10, 2019

Bears at the Sandlot

Chilly with a wintry mix. Yesterday morning we were wearing short sleeves. Memphis weather is weird.

Done! With an emphasis on watching for slippery spots.


  • SSH x40 IC
  • IW x15 IC
  • Michael Phelps x15 IC
  • Hillbillies x15 IC
  • Daisy Pickers x15 IC
  • Arm Circles (forward) x15 IC
  • Arm Circles (backward) x15 IC
  • SSH x25 IC

We traveled to the bleachers for some pull ups, but on the way we did a slingshot bear crawl. PAX plank, while man in the back bear crawls to the front. Repeat til every PAX has bear crawled twice.

Partner up at the bleachers, and complete 75 pull ups. While Partner 1 is doing pull ups, Parter 2 does either flutter kicks or squats.

We traveled back to the parking lot, but to get there we did vacuum cleaners with our partner.

I planned to use the baseball field but called an audible because of the conditions. So in true Sandlot fashion, I created a makeshift baseball diamond with cones in the parking lot. Scotty Smalls would be proud.

  • Round 1: lunge walk to each base, perform 20 squats at first base, second base, third base, and home.
  • Round 2: bear crawl (modify with lunge walk) to each base, perform 20 carolina dry docks at each base.
  • Round 3: mosey to each base, perform 20 SSHs at each base.
  • Round 4: crab walk (modify with back pedal) to each base, perform 20 BBSUs at each base.
  • Round 5: another slingshot bear crawl, this time PAX perform AMRAP merkins til their turn to bear crawl.


  • Tempo Merkins x10 IC
  • Plank til 0615

6 PAX: MIB, Bottomless, Handsy, Barnum, Chioccetti, Easily Amused (QIC)

I recently accepted an associate pastor role at a church outside of Atlanta, so my family is preparing to move in February. There’s a lot we’re sad about – one of the things I’ll miss most is F3 Memphis. But we have family here in Memphis, so I look forward to posting when we’re visiting!

Because of all that goes into a move, there’s extra anxiety in my home. But over the past few years, my wife and I have done a lot of work to learn how to express what’s going on inside of us, i.e., what we’re feeling. Being able to identify what we’re feeling and have a common language to share is such a tremendous gift, especially in seasons like this one.

Unfortunately, it’s common in “manhood culture” to stuff emotions, but that’s not the way that God created humans to operate (if you’re skeptical, just read the Psalms!). Learn to be aware of what you’re feeling, and learn how to express what’s going on inside of you to trusted friends, family, and especially to God.

It’s not easy to post on a cold and wet morning like this one. But I’m always glad I did because posting in tougher conditions accelerates fellowship. I’m grateful for the friendships I’ve been building with these HIM over the past several months.

Handsy is on Q at Old Forest tomorrow!

Easily Amused
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