Suicide 7s

THE SCENE:  Comfy 74 degrees with high humidity in NEVERLAND “Playground of Dreams”

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:  Welcomed and made sure no one paid for the fun.  Provided disclaimer.

SSH IC x 25

Imperial walkers IC x 15

Hairy Rockettes IC x 10

Arm circles IC x 10 (+ reverse)

Mosey around lot, shuffle left length of lot, shuffle right back to start, backpedal, sprint to start.

Cones set at 15, 30 and 45 yards

  • Bear crawl Merkins to 15 and back (should get about 20 Merkins in)
  • Mosey w/ CMU above head to 30, do 30 tricep extensions, mosey back with CMU overhead
  • Mosey carrying CMU to 45, do 45 squats, mosey back carrying CMU
  • Rinse and repeat X 2 for total of 3 sets

Suicide 7s (was going to be 11s, but time not on our side); modify to burpees/BBS no CMU

  • 6 blockies
  • Sprint to 15 touch the line, sprint back to start and do 1 BBS w/ CMU
  • Sprint to 30 (touch line), sprint back and do 5 blockies
  • Sprint to 45 and back, do 2 BBS w/ CMU
  • Rinse and repeat until you do 1 blockie and 6 BBS w/ CMU

About 7 min remaining…

  • American Hammers IC x 20
  • Zima:  WWI Situps IC x 20
  • Tree Hugger:  Flutter Kicks IC x 15
  • Hello Dolly IC x 15
  • Soybean:  Gaspumps IC x 15
  • American Hammers IC (sort of…) x 12 (Q getting gassed…<1 min left)
  • American Hammers (to the overwhelming tune of U-S-A!) x 6

10 PAX (0 FNG):  Wall Builder, Tree Hugger, Slots, Soybean, Zima, Choker, BirdsRReal, Softball, Ice Cube, Beef Log

Something I think about quite bit:  Consistency.  Am I the man I claim to be?  Are we the Christian men we claim to be?

  • In our private moments
  • in our interaction with our spouses/kids
  • in our interactions with co-workers
  • at church
  • on our roads in Memphis (Lord, Help us!)

If one were able to witness our behavior, our speech , our tone in all these and every other instance, what would he see?

I’m not talking about perfection.  No one will be perfect.  But are we consistent?  Is our behavior/speech/tone consistent with followers of Christ, or the world?  When you are tested today — and you will be tested — how will you respond?

I challenge us to consistency.

THANK YOU to each HIM that came out to Neverland this morning for my first Q.  I had a blast…and I’m sore.


Watership Down in Neverland

THE SCENE:  Brutiful. 70˚ and narry any humidity.


Chatty fellers Zima and Tiger Lily are. Not distracting at all for this PAX who is amazing at cadence. Arm circles x 20, Reverse AC x 20, DPs x 10 IC, IWs x 20 IC

Tote our CMUs and 4 water jugs (44lb each) to path above amphitheater.

Water up, Water Down
Set up PAX in 2 teams, Half of each team to bottom of hill.
1 PAX from each team carries 2 water jugs (44lbs each) to top of hill while remaining PAX do AMRAP Squats w CMU/RUCK/Sand Bag until handoff of jug.
Once jug gets handed off, the next PAX carries it back down and continue handoffs until each PAX has carried jug up once and down once.

RINSE and REPEAT with Merkins for waiting PAX.

Mosey to pathway at base of upper hill.

Bucket Brigade
Line up at base of hill in same teams from Water Up.
PAX stand shoulder-to-shoulder leading uphill.
Lowest PAX (on hill, not Tiger Lily who is height challenged) passes ‘bucket’ (44lb water jug) up to his teammate, who passes it along the line. Once you hand off object, run up to end of the line to receive object again to work jug up the hill. Once at top, repeat going back down. First team done does 5 Burpees, losing team does 10

3 rounds (Round 1 – 3 vs 4, Round 2 – 4 vs 3, Round 3 – 3 vs 3) Tiger Lily’s team of 4 won first round. Photoshop’s team of 4 won second round. Tiger Lily’s team of 3 beat Photoshop’s team of 3 by a STINKIN LOT!

Mosey back up hill to START and lose the jugs/CMUs/sandbags/ruck.

Mosey to the NEW and IMPROVED Playground of Dreams

Descending Ladder of Sorts

Lap around playground. 10 LBCs, 10 Squats, 10 Merkins.
RINSE and REPEAT with one less each time.  End with 1 each of LBC, Squat, Merkin.
Zima slayed it and finished first!

MARY:  1 minute of American Hammers (20)

7 PAX ( 0 FNG ):  Beef Log, Zima (AOQ), Tiger Lily, Tree Hugger, Ragequit, Softball, Photoshop (QiC)


Do hard things.

An interesting map is on display in the British Museum in London. It’s an old mariner’s chart, drawn in 1525, outlining the North American coastline and adjacent waters. The cartographer made intriguing notations on areas of the map that represented regions not yet explored. He wrote, “Here be giants,” “Here be fiery scorpions,” and “Here be dragons.” Fortunately, explorers ignored his warnings—and discovered whole new continents as a result!

The cartographer’s notes did not reflect truth—they reflected fear. In our own lives, it’s not actual giants, scorpions, and dragons that keep us from doing hard things. It’s the fear of them. Once we take that scary first step with God’s help—and keep going forward—we’ll experience the bigger, more fulfilling life God has in mind for us.

Fear is the fence that keeps us stuck in our comfort zones. To be fair, we usually feel fear for a reason: often something is outside that should make us afraid. The problem is when we just sit there.

We wait.  And we wait.

Why? We’re waiting to stop feeling afraid before we attempt anything. We’re often afraid to try something new because of painful past experiences. We tried stepping out before, and it blew up in our faces. We poured everything we had into something we cared about, and our efforts fell short. We don’t want to embarrass ourselves again.

The truth, though, is that if we’re waiting until the fear and feelings of inadequacy go away, we’ll never venture outside our comfort zones. Until we take a step in spite of our fears, none of us will ever truly be able to do hard things. If we want to continue to grow and learn for the rest of our lives, we must beat these fears—not by making them go away, but by recognizing that there is something worse than discomfort, worse than the unknown, worse than failure. The worst thing is to never try at all.

God is ready to work through us, even with our limitations.
Instead of worrying about future fears, we can, as Corrie ten Boom wrote,
“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”

How could your life be different if you chose to do hard things by stepping outside your comfort zone?

Beef Log – biopsy for Amy (his M), pray for benign and nothing to worry about
Tiger Lily- Pray for final prep for move and the road trip to WA

I love the camraderie that the NEK PAX have with each other. Z and TL were just chattin it up the whole time and giving this Inner Looper the friendly tease. Loved every minute of it.

F3 Memphis Anniversary on August 17 at Mothership.

40 Minutes of Hell with the Lost Boys

THE SCENE: A cool yet moist 67 degrees.


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.


  • 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

Didn’t have time, may try next time.
Five PAX: Softball, Ragequit, Beef Log, Zima, Fugitive (QIC)
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!