New Trail & 10 Mile “prerun”

THE SCENE: Warm, Muggy
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
Done. Done.

WARM-O-RAMA:
10 x Daisy Pickers IC
Knee Pulls
Stretch OYO

THA-THANG:
One classic Green Mile loop to make sure no one came late. Then explored the new trail. Took it to trail end, and headed to Endex.
It was exactly 4 miles. As if I planned it. I didn’t.

MARY:
NA

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
5 PAX (O Positive, Sparky, Speaker, Nature Boy, Watchita)

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
It’s been said plenty, but can’t be said enough. Cherish the moments with your M and 2.0. Put you phones down, have real conversations with your M.

MOLESKIN:
Just a causal 14 miles for OP, Sparky, Speaker and Nature Boy.  Let me know when you guys need a pacer for your next half marathon, I’m good for the last 4 miles!

Use your blinker and mind your business

THE SCENE: Lovely
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER—-
WARM-O-RAMA:

ssh, quick 90×3 warm up
THA-THANG:
We covered a lot of ground looping through trials, bridges, gavel roads, greenway sections, on top of the old dump and ended with 4 sprints across the pedestrian bridge over the Wolf River.

MARY:
NA
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Speaker, Nature Boy, Billy Blanks, Slots, OP, U-Rock, Croissant, Farmer, Sparky-Q
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
New position has me driving from Gtown to downtown daily. 240 is a nightmare and I let it affect my mood the first few weeks.  Now I focus on my driving a block out all the other inconsiderate drivers. If you mind your business and use your blinkers you probably won’t get shot.
MOLESKIN:
The sprints at the end really got the endorphins rolling.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.

Laps around the pond

THE SCENE: Humid
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH-25 IC, Shoulder press-10 IC
THA-THANG:

Laps around the pond are approximately 1 mile.

4 laps and a lot of squats and monkey humpers

  • 1 lap followed by 10 squats and 10 monkey humpers
  • 1 lap followed by 20 squats and 20 monkey humpers
  • 1 lap followed by 20 squats and 20 monkey humpers
  • Last lap followed by more squats and monkey humpers

MARY:
American Hammer-20 IC
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
8 PAX, Gus, O-Positive, Big City, Billy Blanks, Watchita, Tomb Raider, Napster, and Nature Boy
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Deceleration in your fitness, fellowship, and faith. Be careful and reach out to your shield lock for help or other PAX. God Bless.
MOLESKIN:
Good conversation during our run.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
None.

Sucker. Punch.

THE SCENE:
Green Mile; sixty-somethingish degrees and threatening

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

WARM-O-RAMA:
Follow me.

THA-THANG:
Start run.

Counter-punch to Slots’ untimely remarks that Old Ballz has lost his step=3 Hill Repeats (3 up/3 down) IC at garbage dump.

Resume run.

Slots’ watchful eye prophesied more hill repeats near Hyde Lake. 5 Hill Repeats (5/5) IC.

Resume run.

No prophet coulda seen this coming.  Indian Run up the really tall hill (.6 mile) near the place, formerly known as The Kitchen.

Mosey down really tall hill.

Resume run.

1 last Hill Repeat (1/1) at garbage dump.

Finish run.

  • MARY:
    • Ain’t nobody got time for that.
    •  
    • COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
      4; Slots, Speaker, Squeegee and O Positive (YHC)
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    •  CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
      Life is full of tall hills and sucker punches.  Expectations change. Circumstances may dictate digging in and fighting through the suck, because that is what is required of us HIM. Relate this to your marriage, raising kids, workplace, fitness.  It is so important we see things through and FINISH STRONG. We all have limits…if we have reached them…and still need help or encouragement or accountability…REACH OUT to your brothers!!!
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    •  MOLESKIN:
      So good to have Outerlooper, Slots, join his brethren this morning.  We put in miles. Ran hills. Mumble-chattered profusely. Except during the sucker punch Indian Run.  Nobody said a word.  It was epic.  Hope Slots learned a valuable lesson, ‘loose lips sink ships’. LOL  We were gonna hit those hill runs regardless. Prayer lifted up for our brother,  Big Perm, who recently  suffered a personal loss.  Proud of the PAX who showed up today to do work and FINISHED STRONG, followed up with some PLC together.
    •  
      • ANNOUNCEMENTS:
        See: Preblast

Celebrating Moms by Getting Better

THE SCENE: 58 and overcast…nearly perfect
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Done
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • SSH x 20 IC
    • Abe Vigoda x 10 IC
  • Daisy Pickers x 10 IC
    • Mountain Main Poopers

THA-THANG:
Run 2 miles down greenline

AMRAP Merkins for 2 minutes

Run Back

MARY:
AMRAP BBSU for 2 minutes

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
7 PAX – Speaker, Squeegee, Croissant, Big City, Pirtle, O Positive, Bailout

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
It’s Mother’s Day…Some of you may not have a mother with us anymore.  Whether you do or don’t , I am going to ask you to take a few minutes today and write them and a hand written note.  If you have them with you, get it to them as soon as possible.  If they’ve already left us, still take time today to reflect on them and write a letter to them.  Let them know you appreciate them.

MOLESKIN:
I hate running.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Green Mile goodness

THE SCENE: Gorgeous as always
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

4 miles
3 stops for irkins/dirkins x 15

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
6 PAX
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Where are you accelerating? Always be accelerating.
MOLESKIN:
Cujos are a great way to spice up the workout. Never trust a dog named buttercup though. 

Running and Merkins

THE SCENE: Sunny and 70ish
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH IC x 25

Merkins IC x 15

THA-THANG:
4 mile run

  • 25 Merkins at mile 2
  • 30 Merkins at mile 3
  • 30 Merkins at completion

MARY:
N/A
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
8 PAX (Meter Maid, Pirtle, O Positive, Speaker, Billy Blanks, Nature Boy, Royal Caribbean, Pops)
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Don’t underestimate the power of reaching out to guys that haven’t posted in a while. It makes a difference.
MOLESKIN:
Good mumblechatter, Pirtle saw a wild cat of some kind, Royal Caribbean looked strong.

Not the normal Green Mile

THE SCENE:

Gorgeous Easter morning

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER  

Disclaimed


WARM-O-RAMA:  N/A

THA-THANG:
Only a 4 mile run.

  • 25 merkins every half mile (200 total)
  • no bobcats were seen at the bamboo fields
  • 8  climbs up the old dump hill through ankle tall wet grass
  • discovered where all the deer hangout during daylight

MARY:
N/A
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
8PAX

Bailout, Speaker, Pirtle, Pops, Nature Boy, Squeegee, Orange Julius, Sparky-Q

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

99% is not good enough. It’s the 1% that will slap you in the face as a cruel reminder of life and it’s ways.  Stay sharp at all times or pay the price.

MOLESKIN:
I was not happy with myself or some of my recent actions and unfortunately 7 other PAX paid the penalty along with me.  My physical self abuse was inevitable but to have my F3 brothers there with me was priceless.  The hill at the end totally sucked but it didn’t keep my boys for blasting up it with all out effort.  I’m smiling just thinking about it.

Nice to meet Bailout and see OJ at the GM.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Keep Pirtle’s family and Bailout’s wife in your prayers as they are both dealing leg surgeries and the long road of recovery.

Green Mile’s Alternate Route

THE SCENE: 60 Degrees, a break from Saturday’s all day rain. A lot of puddles.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
Welcomed. Disclaimed.

WARM-O-RAMA:
1 Minute Stretch OYO

THA-THANG:

4 Miles through the neighborhood
10 SSH IC
10 Hillbillys IC

Route:
https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2466649264

MARY:
N/A

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
9 PAX

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Being intentional with the time with family. Past couple of months my M and I have been traveling a lot for work, and a lot of times our travels overlap. Because our time is so limited these past few weeks, we have tried to be very intentional with our time together. Putting phones down, spending time outside with 2.0 now that the weather is nice. Why does it take work travel to make us realize that we need to be intentional when we our with the family? Let’s cherish every moment this week with our families, regardless of what else we have going on.

MOLESKIN:
Green Mile was flooded, so made up a route on the drive to the AO.  You don’t notice the hills in the car. There was no turning back this morning, 2 miles out and 2 miles back in. T-Claps to RC! Also T-Claps to Peeping Tom who completed 345 this week + preruck every day + The Green Mile Victory Lap.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
N/A

Rainbow Pancakes (4-7-19)

THE SCENE:
Went from a pretty nice morning to storming.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
All welcomed; disclaimer given.

WARM-O-RAMA:
Daisy Pickers x10 IC
Arm circles x10 IC
Reverse arm circles x10 IC

THA THANG:
1.08 mile run.  We were cut short by lightning.

MARY:
None

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
5 PAX (Pirtle, Speaker, Nature Boy, Royal Caribbean, Meter Maid (QIC)).  No FNGs.

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC and his Sunday School class took part in Meet Memphis on Saturday – an annual day of service with First Evan’s Memphis Ministries Partners.  Meet Memphis is Cheesesteak’s baby, and he does a great job planning it.  The group spent the day with the congregation at Christ’s Community Church.  During lunch, the pastor of Christ’s Community Church reminded us that our true home is Heaven, and that we are ambassadors for Christ during our time on Earth.

MOLESKIN:
Donations for Pirtle’s van are being matched this weekend.
Congrats to Nature Boy on a well-deserved promotion.
Prayers for Speaker as he explores new career opportunities.
Thanks to Speaker for treating the PAX to breakfast at Perkin’s.
Royal Caribbean won coffeeteria with the Rainbow Pancakes.