Fly Like A Bird – Neverland

THE SCENE: No clouds in sight at the shiniest AO in Memphis.  It was a great day for flying!

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Done.

WARM-O-RAMA:

Typical warmup to get those muscles ready for flight, i.e. daisy pickers, air squats, arm circles, etc.

THA-THANG:
Eight HIM soared as Toucan led the way!  We had an string of pearls, (run 100 feet to each exercise), AMRAP style for 7 minutes, all in sets of 10 reps in 3 unique stations.  21 minutes in total.  It was plenty!  Exercises included:

  • Station 1
    • Clapping Merkins
    • Burpees
    • Jumping lunges
  • Station 2
    • Inchworms with a release merkin
    • Side straddle hops
    • Broad jumps
  • Station 3
    • Diamond merkins with release
    • Side straddle hops
    • Jump squats
  • We finished off with 2 minutes of Heisman, skaters and high knees.  A horse fly saw we were having so much fun that he decided to join us!

MARY:
All about a few minutes of abs work for good measure.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
8: Arch, Ice Cube, Toucan (QIC), Rage Quit, Beef Log, Flobee, No Fuego, Zima

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
“When what you think, say and do are in alignment, you will have harmony.”

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
All HIM landed safely and made it out to the coffeeteria.

Berm or bust

THE SCENE: A cool but moist 69°

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Yup

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH IC X25
IW IC x20
Daisy Pickers IC x20
Small arm circles IC x10 (+ reverse)

THA-THANG:
AMRAP for 30 seconds each (5 rounds):
– Merkins
– Flutter Kick
– Carolina Dry Docks
– WWI Situps

Next, several pax will farmer carry dumbbells or two CMUs out and back 200 yards (total distance) – they will start and finish as a team. While those PAX are carrying, the rest will do AMRAP exercises while awaiting their return.

AMRAP exercises:
– SSH
– Monkey Humpers
– BBS
– Squats
– Alternating 5 Merkins / 5 Carolina Dry Docks
(repeat as needed)

We almost completed two full rounds before the bell rang at 6:15.

MARY:
Built into the WOD.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
34: Bob Ross, Mudpants, Photoshop, Puddle Jumper, Big Combo, Krueger, Geppetto, Bullwinkle, Yard Sale, Beauty Shop, Lancelot, Miracle Ear, The Dude, Rage Quit, Gomer, Tomb Raider, Pillsbury, Topanga, Gun Show, Bailout, Chuck E Cheese, Searcy, Tree Hugger, Napster, Houdini, Choker, Snookie, Birds Are Real, Mardi Gras, Drifter, Big Top, Philips (FNG), Ice Man, Zima (QIC)

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
#f3counts – do the work; thrive, don’t just survive

MOLESKIN:
First time at the Berm and was QIC, lots of open space to do many terrible things…

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Someone needs to get the Ghost Flag from the Annex – it can happen as early as tomorrow…

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.

WARM-O-RAMA:
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.

THA-THANG:
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

MARY:
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

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
10 PAX (0 FNG):  Wall Builder, Tree Hugger, Slots, Soybean, Zima, Choker, BirdsRReal, Softball, Ice Cube, Beef Log

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
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.

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
None.

Watership Down in Neverland

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

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER  Did it. Done.

WARM-O-RAMA:
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

THA-THANG:
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
Burpees.

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)

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
7 PAX ( 0 FNG ):  Beef Log, Zima (AOQ), Tiger Lily, Tree Hugger, Ragequit, Softball, Photoshop (QiC)

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

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?

Prayers:
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

MOLESKIN:
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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
F3 Memphis Anniversary on August 17 at Mothership.

“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.

Zima’s Birthday Cake

THE SCENE: Beautiful, calm 70° morning at the shiniest AO

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Done and done

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

THA-THANG:
Since the QIC is turning 47 tomorrow, we started with some 4+7=11’s:
Merkins and Monkey Humpers with a run across the parking lot in between.

Next, we had some CAKES (modified BOMBS)
Partner up. Pax 1 does exercise while Pax 2 runs to the other end of the of the field, does 5 SSH, then runs back. Swap out, team count. Exercises and rep count:
50 Carolina Dry Docks
100 Alternating 4-Count Shoulder Taps
150 Knerkins
200 Elf on the Shelf (w/CMU)
250 Squats

MARY:
Boat / Canoe
ABCs
Plank hold

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Nine PAX: Ice Cube, Fugitive, Toucan, Beef Log, Ragequit, Flobee, Liberace, Tiger Lily, Zima

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Just because we get older doesn’t mean we cannot get better, but we have to have goals. YHC has been in F3 for 15 months now, and spent several years before that regularly going to the gym, but without concrete goals, weYHC has not necessarily been accelerating. Since setting some hard goals (pass or fail) about six weeks ago, YHC has been able to accelerate my fitness – nebulous thoughts like “I want to run faster” or “I want to lose some weight” will never have the conviction that meeting (or failing to meet) your goals will have. Beat the stopwatch, beat the scale – make attainable goals, plan on how to achieve them, then attack them.

MOLESKIN:
Great group of guys today at Neverland. Always makes my day to see these guys show up, put in the hard work, and encourage each other along the way. We all got better together today.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Nada

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.

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.