Wide Open Spaces
THE SCENE: Annex; Clear and crisp around 46 degrees…storm rollin’ in…
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
*Windmills x27 IC (4 ct)
*Swirling SSH (4 ct) x81 IC (while performing the exercise the PAX rotated and moved in a clockwise rotation to 41 reps then PAX rotated counter-clockwise and performed the remaining 40 reps). Recovered and regained balance.
*Walking Squats x81 IC (while performing the exercise the PAX rotated and moved in a clockwise rotation to 41 reps then PAX rotated counter-clockwise and performed the remaining 40 reps.) Recovered and regained balance.
**81 SSH + 81 WS=162=representing the 162 lives taken in the 5/22/2011 F5 tornado that devastated Joplin, MO.
*Mosey almost a .25 mile on trail
Upon the sound of the YHC’s whistle once the PAX heard a single blow from the whistle we were instructed to dead-sprint to ravine at far end of field, estimated 200 + yards away. Upon arriving at ravine PAX were instructed to lay face down in very low plank and put hands on head to ‘protect from flying debris’.
*Whistle 1: PAX sprinted to ravine. All in. All clear. PAX recovered and mosey’d back to location where 1st whistle was blown. To the PAX’s surprise they would discover that there was ‘debris’ (stumps, cinder blocks and a cooler, filled with bottled water; ironically all things critical to rebuilding after a natural disaster…like an F3 tornado) littering the trail.
PAX distributed the ‘debris’ (coupons) equally amongst the PAX and began the ‘rebuilding’ process…meaning…they carried heavy stuff on the trail and kept walking another .25 mile.
*Whistle 2: PAX dropped coupons and sprinted to ravine (200 yards). All in. All clear. PAX recovered and mosey’d back to location where 2nd whistle was blown. The PAX picked up their respective coupons and kept walking on the trail to rebuild.
*Whistle 3: PAX dropped coupons and sprinted to ravine (200 yards). All in. All clear. PAX recovered and mosey’d back to location where 3rd whistle was blown. The PAX picked up their respective coupons and kept walking on the trail to rebuild.
*Whistle 4: PAX had almost arrived at final destination. Dropped coupons and sprinted to ravine (200 yards). All in. All clear. PAX recovered and mosey’d to nearby hill to survey the damage.
*The hill provide not only an ideal vantage point to survey the landscape and respective carnage…but, honestly, the hill provided a most suitable slope for some final leg work.
**PAX started at the top and performed 8-ct Body Builders x5 OYO then ran down the hill. At the base of the hill the PAX performed Burpees x1 OYO. PAX ran back to the top and performed 8-ct BB x1 OYO
PAX ran down hill and performed Burpees x2 OYO. Ran to top of hill. Performed 8-ct BB x2 OYO
PAX ran down hill and performed Burpees x3 OYO. Ran to top of hill. Performed 8-ct BB x3 OYO.
**Total distance covered: 800 yards (dead sprint) and .75-1.00 miles otherwise.
BBSU x AMRAP for 2 minutes
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
5; Cowbell, Choker, Slots, O Positive (YHC) and Pope (Willy Loman from F3-Louisville, KY)
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Storms. It was obvious early and often that YHC had a theme working for today: TWISTER. Like an F3 tornado. #TennesseeTwister
Yeah; you get the picture. This workout was directly inspired by YHC’s close (200 yards) encounter with an F4 tornado in his hometown on 12/24/1988 at 6:04 am. YHC led his 1st Disaster Relief Mission Trip to Joplin, MO in July of 2011; the 1st of 3 to Joplin, followed by Branson in 2012 then Moore, OK in 2013.
But YHC’s message was more in line with what storms of life are we-men of F3Memphis-going through right now? Are we taking cover (like the dead sprint to the ravine) or are we rebuilding (like the carrying of heavy stuff long distances)? YHC reminded the PAX that we men need to be mindful of those storms and be prepared to lean into our brethren-F3 or not-and ask for help when feeling the storm brewing.
A privilege to host POPE from F3Louisville (home of F3Memphis’ very own Soybean) this morning. YHC was grateful to lead his 1st ANNEX Q. What a great place to hold an AO.
PAX prayer request were lifted up.
Service Project in full-swing 3/3/Sat from 9a-1p in East Memphis.