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.

Crucible Recovery Run

THE SCENE: Cool and Crisp!
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH-25 IC, Slow Daisy Pickers-15 IC, Mountain Climbers-15 IC
THA-THANG:
4 laps around the pond with PT

  • Lap 1 plus 25 Flutter Kicks IC
  • Lap 2 plus 10 Tempo Merkins led by FNG
  • Lap 3 plus 15 LBC IC
  • Lap 4 plus 15 Hello Dolly IC
  • PLC

MARY:
Done during the run
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
5 PAX and 1 FNG, Speaker, Steinbrenner, Watchita, Sparky, and Royal Caribbean
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Be grateful for your family, friends, and your shield lock. My oldest son came out and Crushed the run and PT. His F3 name is Royal Caribbean.
MOLESKIN:
It felt good to run with family and friends! God is good!
ANNOUNCEMENTS:

KOTB

The Man in the Woods

THE SCENE: Occasional sprankles. Dark. In other words, perfect conditions for some fitness, fellowship, and faith.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Done

THA-THANG:

A few PAX had HC’d but were not there at 0630. We took a courtesy lap counter-clockwise around the lake. Then we headed down the trail towards Shelby Farms. We met a large mob of deer, maybe 10 of them, grazing on the trash grass on the landfill. We turned around at Walnut Grove and headed back, then made another lap around the lake, pushing the pace on the last quarter mile or so. We ended up at an 8:57 pace, 3.96 miles. 

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

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC heard an older, faithful man this weekend teach on pastoring. He was encouraging us to not neglect our communion with God. Then he said, “Don’t come at people with a mind; come at them with your heart.” As men, it’s tempting to do this in pastoral work and it’s also tempting to do this in your marriage and parenting. Don’t come at your wife and kids with just your mind. They need your heart – your care, conviction, and love. 

MOLESKIN:
Good conversation about, among other things: smoking steaks, Pirtle’s family and his new run-only lifestyle, living with a seal, ridiculous trail runs, and the Crucible. Major TCLAPS to Watchita for being the first and only PAX to run the Green Mile immediately after joining Club 345.

As we were enjoying our coffee, Slots jogged up from the Greenway trail. He alleges that he was there 5 minutes late. He made a lap around the lake to find us, but alas, he went the same direction, so we didn’t meet. Then, he headed down the Greenway. He saw lights coming his way and assumed it was us, so…he hid in the woods to surprise us. Unfortunately, it was two cyclists. Realizing his error, he sheepishly emerged from the woods in front of them so as to not startle them. They probably assumed he was hiding a body. Then, he ran up behind a Japanese couple and yelled at them! This is what we’re like running alone. Never run alone. It’s too much for one man to handle.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Crucible is Saturday. Pancake breakfast after the Crucible.

Negatives

THE SCENE: 36 degrees and Springy
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x 15
Merkins x 10

THA-THANG:
4 laps around the lake. 1 mile each time. All we gotta do is run faster each lap. 

1st lap: 9:20. 25 pushups OYO to make sure we are working a few more muscle groups
2nd lap: 8:28. A bit faster than planned which will make 3rd lap a bit of a challenge. 25 pushups OYO to think of a good plan.
3rd lap: 8:18. Whew, left ourselves a manageable last lap. 25 pushups OYO.

Time challenge: Beat 8 min mile pace or pay the penalty!
4th lap: 7:29. 

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
2 PAX (0 FNG)
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

M (Q1.5)

Specifically,
“Halfway is not good enough when it comes to the M. It is not a football game where husband and wife meet at the fifty yard line for the coin flip. The HIM must drive the ball the full length of the field and stay in his wife’s red zone, regardless of whether she even breaks the huddle. To the Sad Clown focused on balance and fairness, this seems unfair and out-of-balance. Perhaps, but that’s what Acceleration requires when it comes to the M.”

MOLESKIN:
I thought I was going to have to go it alone and then Nature Boy showed up. What a beast. He’s supposedly “just getting into running” but turns in times that suggest otherwise. Negatives is a fun + hard workout and the pushups give it just enough to take it up a notch. That last mile was fun. We probably should have pushed for a sub-7. Next time!

No Rest for the Weary.

THE SCENE: Green Mile, 63 degrees and cool

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:

WARM-O-RAMA:

Al Gore until all arrived

THANG: 

  • Slingshot Indian 4 Mile Run:
    • Guy in front set pace.
    • Single file.  After a PAX would lead he would then drop into 2nd when new PAX took lead.  That way the rotation would work and everyone got their turn at least once.
    • (About every 3/4 miles) approach cross street and PAX would fall in and do Squats OYO AMRAP until PAX in rear caught up and automatically assumed the lead and set the new pace.
    • Rinse and repeat.
    • At 2 mile mark, pause for 75 Squats OYO
    • Resume run until ENDEX.

MARY: 

  • N/A

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
5; Slots. Nature Boy,  Cheesesteak, Billy Blanks and O Positive (YHC).

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

PERSEVERANCE and STRESS

Just because GOD answers your prayers is not time to rest.  His test of endurance is infinite.  Get Right.

MOLESKIN:

  • Old Ballz was not ready for these young whippersnappers.  Been under the weather all week but this was just what YHC needed.  Grateful for the HIM who pushed YHC, covered the 6 with him and circled the wagons to make certain the buzzards hadn’t gotten ahold of YHC all while holding him accountable. So glad we had some new faces today.

#ISI

Good weather

THE SCENE: 39 and rainy. Any colder and it would’ve been snowing. 
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
THA-THANG:
Right on Shady Grove, right on Yates, right on White Station. 4 miles. 
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
3
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
How do you define good weather? I was preaching to the choir today, but I’d encourage you to expand your definition no matter what it is. Specific challenge: when you look at the weather app, use it to dress appropriately not to dictate your plans. 
MOLESKIN:
Park Bench – holy moly. His wife gave birth while en route to the hospital. What a story. 
I’m really glad we started the green mile in the gloom of winter. It has already paid dividends and we’ll be ready for more brothers to show up when the weather gets “better”. 

Numerous add-on miles were completed today, some brothers met at Chicfila and ran somewhere, Park Bench was on the trail early and Sparky got some pre and post run mileage in for about 60 miles today or something. 

4 mo miles

THE SCENE: A chilly, misty Sunday morning
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
THA-THANG:
2 miles down the trail
25 x Step-ups (cuz there’s not enough hills by the river)
2 miles back

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Matthew 25:14-30. The parable of the talents. Focus on what you control and are responsible for, stop looking at those below and feeling good about yourself and stop beating yourself up because someone else is doing better. 
MOLESKIN:
The PLC is getting a little out of hand. 100% retention and it lasted over an hour. Seriously though, I love this Sunday workout. It’s different than the typical F3 experience, and complementary. 

Bobcat Hunt

THE SCENE: 37 with light rain
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER -quick claimed
WARM-O-RAMA:

oyo — 5/7 for a 6.5 mile trail Pre-Run
THA-THANG:
2.25 mile run to the bamboo fields and back. (4.5 total)

*no bobcats were spotted this morning but we did see a couple dozen deer,  a large flock of black birds and one proud buck.

We carried a 12 pound medicine ball the whole time.

In order to pass the ball you must stop for 20 squats and then catch up to the group.

The catch-up run was great for getting the heart rate up.

MARY:
N/A
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
7 PAX – 0 FNG

Sparky-Q, Forrest, Speaker, Nature Boy, O-Positive, Squeegee, Meter Maid

I almost overlooked the cot and nor due to my excitement for the plc and chocolate milk.

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
This week was the first week since early 2018 that my head was free from the noisy cloud of sadness that I had become too familiar with thanks to some family drama. Time was the ultimate healer but how I responded and how my faith grew during the process is what I most proud of. I am certain that the 3x F’s are responsible for my growth so I thank you all!

All of this was realized while prepping for this cot. I was going to include some life lessons learned from bamboo since we ran through it. I’m glad I didn’t go there.

MOLESKIN:
Today was a lot of fun and some great chatter was mumbled.

MeterMaid was in beastmode logging pre and post milage.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Prayers for some of our brothers that are facing stressful times and are about to make some big decisions regarding their occupations.

Forrest’s in-laws are dealing with a string of deaths in the family. Please keep them in your prayers.

Sunday Runday

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

Stretch on your own
THA-THANG:
PAX ran two miles together. Stopped for 20 step ups on ledge and 20 squats OYO. Ran two miles back to Startex .

MARY:
None
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
7 PAX, Nature Boy, O Positive, Pirtle, Shoestring, Pops, Squeegee, Sparky
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Setting high expectations for your family and friends. Sometimes the expectations are unrealistic and we are let down when they are not met. Be more thoughtful of the individual and their capabilities.
MOLESKIN:
Prayers for Sparky and Pops.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Crucible is coming. Train!