“Zima doesn’t run…”

THE SCENE: 73*, 98% humidity

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Aye

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH IC x25
Daisy Pickers IC x15
Imperial Walkers IC X15
Small Arm Circles IC x10 (+ reverse)

THA-THANG:
Descending ladder: start with 20 LBCs, run the length of the field (~50 yards), do 19 LBCs, run the length of the field again, do 18 LBCs… down to 1 LBC. PAX held plank until all in. 

Next, we paired up and did some exploring – Dora 123s. While partner one was doing the prescribed exercise, partner two ran down to a marker (30 yards), did 10 SSH, then backwards ran back to swap.
Exercises:
100 Merkins
200 BBSs
300 Squats

After that, YHC picked a point 15 yards away and we did sevens: Carolina Dry Docks and Monkey Humpers.

Tiger Lily’s and Beef Log’s watches noted that were ran ~2 miles today at Neverland.

MARY:
Toucan led Freddie Mercury’s
Beef Log led Hello Dolly’s
Tiger Lily led Flutter Kicks

Work was done here:

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
Five PAX (0 FNGs): Beef Log, Toucan, Liberace, Tiger Lily, Zima (QIC)

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Three things we need to make sure of each and every day as HIM:
1- Forgive and allow people to earn your respect
2- Correct behavior with love – affirmation with accountability
3- Handle your responsibilities

Circuits at Neverland

Date: 07/02/2019

AO: Neverland

QIC: Tiger Lily

PAX: Fugitive, Beef Log, Ice Cube, No Fuego, and Zima

THE SCENE: Beautiful morning at the shiniest AO in all of F3 Memphis. It was not crazy humid out, just enough to ensure that Zima had no dry spots left on his shirt for the COT.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

WARM-O-RAMA:
50 SSH IC
25 BBSU IC
40 SSH IC
20 BBSU IC
30 SSH IC
15 BBSU IC
20 SSH IC
10 BBSU IC
10 SSH IC
5 BBSU IC

THA-THANG:
Two rounds of a six station circuit with a small lap before each round. The sandbag carry was to the end of the parking lot and back as the timekeeper. When the sandbag got back, everyone rotated. Continue until everyone has done each station. The stations consisted of the following:

Round 1:
Dips, Overhead Presses with a fake M1, Squats, CMU Curls, Mericans and Sandbag carries.

Round 2:
Front raises with a fake M1, Lunges, CMU Triceps Extensions, Incline Mericans, Calf Raises and Sandbag carries.

MARY:
Hurricane Hoedown from 1 to 7, with 30 seconds of plank to get us to 6:15.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
6 PAX, no FNGs

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
If you are not getting better and content being where you are, then you are really going backwards. Everyone around will continue to move forward so you need to strive to get better and push yourself everyday. This can be physically, spiritually, emotionally or relationally, but each day commit to working on one aspect and get a little bit better.

MOLESKIN:
Great morning for my final KOTB at Neverland. The mumblerchatter was great, Zima commented on my stature and someone (other than YHC) said RESPECT after Zima during the COT. We did Mary on the new turf of the playground which will be a great place to do all the work-outs once it is officially open.

40 Minutes of Hell with the Lost Boys

THE SCENE: A cool yet moist 67 degrees.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Yep
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH IC X20

DAISY PICKERS IC X 15
THA-THANG:
Moseyed around the short side of the running/walking trail.

Partner 1 performed the exercise while Partner 2 backpedaled 50 yards and performed 1 rep of Bobby Hurley, Burpees, or SSH before jogging back and switching out with Partner 1.

Exercises:

  • Mountain Climbers for total of 150
  • Squats for total of300
  • BBS for total of 150
  • Shoulder press for total of 300
  • Imperial Walkers for total of 300
  • Merkins for total of 150

MARY:
Didn’t have time, may try next time.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Five PAX: Softball, Ragequit, Beef Log, Zima, Fugitive (QIC)
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Power of Team Work and Perseverance.   I recounted my career and how at many times choices were made at the expense of family time, but with perseverance and team work all those goals once thought un achievable are finally coming to fruition.  Never give up!

A light-n-breezy day at Neverland aka Super 21s suck and we love them

THE SCENE: A moist 70° at Neverland

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Duh

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH IC X25
Daisy Pickers IC x15
IW IC X15
Arm circles IC x10 (+ reverse)

THA-THANG:
Moseyed down to the big gazebo for AMRAP for 30 seconds each (5 rounds, no breaks):
– Step-up/step-downs
– Squats

Then moseyed over to the stage for Super 21s
1 Merkin / 1 BBS
2 Merkins / 2 BBS

21 Merkins / 21 BBS

PAX ran up the hill to the light pole after rounds 10, 15, 18, and 20 as a break. Wasn’t much of a break. For those keeping count that’s 231 Merkins and 231 BBSs. If / when finished, PAX held plank while waiting for everyone to finish. 

MARY:

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Six PAX: Choker, Beef Log, Fugitive, Liberace, No Fuego, Zima (QIC)

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Stay in your lane. In a recent 43 feet podcast, Dredd suggests the common goo-nation notion of getting outside of your comfort zone is poor – that if we do what we naturally excel at, we can be more effective HIM. You need to go deeper, but stay in your lane.

Backblast Minimalism

THE SCENE:
A cool 70ish degrees.  The sky was a little lightningy, but far off and unaccompanied by thunder.  Let’s do this.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
Welcomed & disclaimed.

WARM-O-RAMA:

Not today.

THA-THANG:
Ruck Merkin/Squat Mile(s)
Ruck up and move.  Stop every 1/4 mile to perform 25 ruck merkins.  After two rounds my back was really feeling the ruck swings we did at Tuesday’s workout, so I Omaha’d and let each PAX decide between Merkins and Squats after each 1/4 lap. 2 miles and 200 reps were completed.

MARY:
Nope.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
4 PAX:  Choker (QIC), Liberace, Ragequit, Tiger Lily

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Take a look at the “Screen Time” or “Digital Well-being” app on your phone.  Then join us in the #freedtoread channel as we work through Digital Minimalism.

MOLESKIN:
When you do Ruck Swings (or Kettlebell Swings), do them properly.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Nope.

Non-traditional Deck O Cards

Date: 05/28/2019

AO: Neverland

QIC: Tiger Lily

PAX: Beef Log, No Fuego, Tree Hugger, and Zima

THE SCENE: Humid enough that Zima did not have a dry spot on his shirt (but then again that is not that humid)

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

WARM-O-RAMA:
31 SSH IC
16 Daisy Pickers IC
14 Imperial Walkers IC
Quad stretching

THA-THANG:
See photo attached. As a group, draw a card and depending on color perform the exercise listed. Continue down the list and repeat as many times as possible. We completed one and half times down the list.

MARY:
Incorporated into Tha-Thang

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
5 PAX, no FNGs

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Complacency – YHC discussed an incident that occurred during Operation Enduring Freedom where several Seabees had gotten complacent and as a result ended up KiA. YHC challenged everyone to fight complacency in everything that we do and continuing to push to do the hard things in life.

MOLESKIN:
Solid work and great to see everyone pushing themselves today. This workout was a great way to suffer together and continue to push each other.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
See the announcement channel in Slack.

Indian Bearcrawl Madness at Neverland

THE SCENE:   71 PERFECT degrees! The song of early morning Northern Mockingbirds ushered in the cracking dawn. Just enough dew on the grass to make it refreshingly cool. Nothing could ruin this!

…sept for that 80lb sandbag over there.   🤦‍♂️

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:   👌

WARM-O-RAMA:

  • SSH x20IC
  • Quick Feet/High Knees
  • ISW x10IC

THA-THANG:
150 yard Indian Bearcrawl over to the gazebos and back with PAX working together to transport an 80lb sandbag. 15 burpees and 20 BBSU were performed upon arrival at the gazebos and again upon return to STARTEX. 

Rinse and repeat changing mode of travel to Crabwalk.

Rinse and repeat again using Lungewalk.

Total: 450 yards of travel; 90 Burpees; 120 BBSU

Next PAX formed a circle and AMRAP Merkins while one traveler transported the sandbag 65 yards to the other gazebo. Once gazebo is reached traveler yells “switch” and PAX shift to AMRAP Squats until traveler returns. Rinse and repeat until all PAX have Transported the sandbag.

MARY:
Flutter Kicks x30IC

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
7 Pax, 0 FNGs:   Zima, Bobsled, Beef Log, Rage Quit, Fugitive, Ice Cube, Soulja Boy

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
No specific words. Q lifted various prayer requests from the PAX.

MOLESKIN:
YHCs first Q at Neverland since Christmas Eve. What a blast!

Ice Cube and YHC have some reconciling to do after this mornings Smokefest. Sorry, bro…

Zima always buys the Q’s nitro at Crave so sign up y’all.  ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️

YHC still hates the new WordPress editor.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Passport is on Q this Friday. Make it out. 

11’s + Crazy 8’s

THE SCENE: 70s and muggy

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER yep

WARM-O-RAMA:

20x ssh, iw, dp, arm circles

THA-THANG:
11’s to start – broken down burpess which included 1 merkin to 10 jump squats. Cycled thru until we did 10 merkins and 1 jump squat.  Crazy 8’s was a team building exercise . we did 5 burpees together and the ran to the endzone. the we rinse and repeated that and added another exercise until we had done 5 burpees, 10 squats, 15 mountain climbers, 20 ssh, 25 flutter kicks, 30 calf raises, 35 merkins, and 40 Freddy Mercurys. we didnt have time for mary and we were smoked.

MARY:
no time

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
9 PAX: Animal, Bob Ross, No Fuego, Ragequit, Zima, Ice Cube, Flobee, Fugitive, and Toucan

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Bringing up the past

MOLESKIN:
Insert any personal comments, notes, devotion content, etc.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Prayers for Bob Rosss, Fugitive’s daughter, and No Fuego’s mom

Azimuths and Compasses

THE SCENE: Clear, quiet, and a comfortable chill.  Nice enough to crack the windows on 40 without getting cannibas smoke in the minivan from wake and bake communters.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: disclaimed w/o the ‘getting paid’ phrase as Zima buys me Nitro and I didn’t want to lie.

WARM-O-RAMA:
8 ct body builders IC x 10, Mt. Climbers IC x 20, 8 ct body builders IC x 10, Mt. Climbers IC x 20.
THA-THANG: A ‘4 corners workout’ with flags marking off the Cardinal directions (accurately), N (360 degrees, not 0 in this case) – 36 squats, E (90 degrees) – 9 Burpees, S (180 degrees) – 18 overhead presses w/ paving stone, and W (270 degrees) – 27 curls w/ paving stone.  Compass rose radius approx. 10 m.

  • PAX paired up and chose a flag to start.
  • Once rep count was hit, PAX bear crawled to the center of our compass rose and bear crawled to the next compass point rotating clockwise.
  • Objective:  complete 10 total circuits for a total of 90 Burpees, 180 presses, 270 curls, 360 squats
  • Completed:  4 1/4 circuits

MARY:
Flutter kicks, IC x 20, ABCs, AH IC x 20, Boat/Canoe x 1 min., Low Plank 30 sec.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
8 PAX, 0 FNGs; Zima, Soulja Boy, Bob Ross, Anklet, Beef Log, Tree Hugger, Bobsled, Tomb Raider
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Death is now.  The choice is here.  Lay your life down.  Your heartbeats cannot be hoarded. Your reservoir of breaths is draining away.  You have hands, blister them while you can.  You have bones, make them strain-they can carry nothing in the grave. You have lungs, let them spill with laughter.  With an average life expectancy of 78.2 years in the U.S., I have around 250,000 conscious hours remaining to me in which I could be smiling or scowling, rejoicing in my life, in this race, in this story, or moaning and complaining about my troubles.  I can be giving my fingers, my back, my mind, my words, my breaths, to my wife and my children and my neighbors, or I can grasp after the vapor and the vanity for myself, dragging my feet, afraid to die and therefore afraid to live.  And, like Adam, I will still die in the end.  

Living is the same thing as dying.  Living well is the same thing as dying for others.”

excerpt from ‘Death by Living‘  N.D. Wilson

MOLESKIN:
Decreasing the distance between compass points and the central axis would have allowed us to increase our circuit count.  Switching up our movement from bear crawl to crab crawl may have livened things up also.

The whitetails were really checking us out from the tree line.  I can only imagine what they were thinking.  Probably not much different from what the lady was thinking as she pulled in to begin her early morning walk.

The NE Kingdom HIMs are legit!  Get out there and meet them.  Congrats to Bob Ross for securing a scholarship to the U of M.  I hope to have you grace my classroom down the road.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Please be praying for Beef Log’s son and their family as they are suffering and struggling currently.

Convergence at the Barracks for Memorial Day Monday, 27th.

Finish what you started: Tortoise and the Hare BOMBS part II

THE SCENE: A cool and comfortable 58° at the shiniest AO.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Aye.

WARM-O-RAMA:
Imperial Walkers IC X25
Daisy Pickers IC x20
Arm Circles IC x10 (+ reverse)

Since YHC’s running ability is currently hampered due to injuries, no running. So instead, we bear crawled the length of the field and back (200 yards). Choker wasn’t sure if YHC was serious, and some random grumbling ensued. This pleased YHC.

THA-THANG:
Buddy up with one coupon between each pair.

Partner #1 grabs coupon and starts walking while partner #2 does first exercise on the list and then chases down Partner #1. When he catches his partner, they swap: Partner #2 takes the coupon while Partner #1 does the same exercise. Coupons were either 60# or 80#.

Repeat until all exercises have been done 5 times BY EACH partner.
– 20 BBSU (200 per pair)
– 25 Squats (250 per pair)

MARY:
Choker led some uncountable number of flutter kicks for the minute or so we had before we ran out of time.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Choker, Wall Builder, Soulja Boy, Fugitive, Ice Cube, Tree Hugger, Orange Julius, Zima (QIC)

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Finish what you started. Tiger Lily started the Tortoise and Hare BOMBS (w/ coupons) workout Friday but only made through the BOM before time ended the workout – today we finished what we started. In life, we often attack new projects with eagerness, but the grind of finishing the job can wear on us and we can let things sit idle, unfinished. We need to be better – finish what we start and do it to the best of our ability.

MOLESKIN:
GREAT work by the HIM that posted this AM. It was quite encouraging working alongside the PAX today.

Tortoise and Hare is a fantastic WOD – probably too long even for a Mothership Q, but it blasts everyone equally. Definitely a good way to modify Dora123s or similar.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Nuffin.