Fitness, Fellowship, Faith

Day: June 20, 2022

Cherries, Blocks and Poles – June 11 so, 11’s was our count

It was my time to Q again at the greatest AO in F3 nation, Folsom.

Wichita showed a little early to help YHC with delivery of his 10 cut up pole sections from his collection.

BallJoint was the only one getting EC.

Clock strikes 6:30 and it’s time to begin.

Warm up:

11 – Gravel pickers IC

11 – Burpees

Moroccan Night clubs while I explain our next exercise.

The Thang:

11 light poles: at each do 1 burpee, 10 merkins, 22 shoulder taps

At the entrance to park we do 3 rounds of picking cherries


Mosey to the blocks, grab one and away to go to the hill opposite the triangle.

11’s on the hill

Blockies at the bottom, bear crawl to top, merkins at the top

3 rounds of picking cherries

Mosey with the block to the soccer field,

Four corners were set up with pole sections between corner 4 and 1

Corner 1 with block, 11 blockies, drop block, run a lap and pick up pole and farmer carries to first set of cones for 33 overhead press

farmer carry back to start and pick up block, rifle carry to Corner 2

Repeat above for each corner with different exercise

Corner 2 – 22 thrusters – pole section to second cones 66 squats

Corner 3 – 33 tricep extensions – pole section to third cones 99 on back chest press

Corner 4 – 44 curls – pole section to 4th cone framer carry there and back

3 rounds of picking cherries

back to flag


Many prayer requests

Sarlacc Out

Painlab Fun at the Library

Saturday morning was beautiful and slightly cooler than it had been the previous week.  Humidity was down and it was time to get after it.

Breaker Breaker led the warmup with ascending SSH’s and burpees.

Following a nicely Q’d warmup bootcamp and painlab split.

Painlab headed toward the library.  We zombie walked (lung, lung, squat, burpee) down the entrance road to the museum.  Frogger across Garrison.

Mary in from of the library.  LBC’s, heels to heaven, American hammers, flutters.

Karaoke to the lower parking lot in the back of library switching directions half way.

Partner up for the thang.

P1 AMRAP LBC’s while P2 travels any way they choose up both sets of steps and does 5 merkins at top.  Rinse and repeat x4.

P1 AMRAP squats while P2 10 LBC’s at top.  x4

Triple nickel in lower parking lot.  Mountain climbers over here and monkey humpers over there.

On the way back to the flag stop on the hill far side of library for big boys x 10, 20 LBC’s, flutters x 10.

Stop on sidewalk and monkey humper x 20 the traffic o n Garrison.  This was a good laugh.

Frogger back to museum side Garrison.

Stop at wall for wall sit.  Everyone count to 10.  This was roughly a 2 min wall sit.  Good stuff.

100 Calf raises.

Back to start to meet up with bootcamp for LBC’s x 20 DC IC.

Plank for church bells.

It was a true pleasure and it was great to see the guys.



A 30 Minute Break and Still Fussy

No, not SA, but one or two pax seemed to express a little discontentment;) I guess that’s good. 7 in all came out to Mount Hollywood for a crisp morning workout.



Slaughter Starter


Route 66 Merkins

Heartbreak 1-2-3:  One partner runs up hill while the other does: 100 CDDs, 200 LBCs, 300 Monkey Humpers; then switch.

Harley Quinns

Suicides: 10 yards/10 Crunchy Frogs, 20 LBFCs, 30 CF, 40 LBFC, 50 CF,.. 40,30,20,10

Butkus 3x Rocky Balboa’s for 1 minute each with a 30 SECOND Break between (my misspoken “30 MINUTE” break seemed to be more of a crowd-pleaser and preference).

40s: Dips/Shoulder Taps 30/10, 25/15, 20/20, 15/25, 10/30


What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Romans 8:31 ESV

“The Father is for us, the Son is for us, the Spirit is for us. In His person and His providence, God is for us. Sometimes,  like Jacob, we lament, ‘all these things are against me, when actually everything is working for us. The believer needs to enter each day realizing that God is for him. There is no need to fear, for his loving Father desires only the best for his children, even if they must go through trials to receive his best.” (Warren Wiersbe)


PT Test and Clean-up this Saturday

Prayer Requests:

Pillager’s grandpa and wife


Sargento’s biopsy results

Red Ribbon took us out.

Thanks for the participation and fellowship. Mt Hollywood is a great venue with lots of options. Nice to work out on a Monday! Great work, guys!!


MOB at Members Only

Runners, a rucker and the inaugural ride of the Members Only Bikers on a cool Father’s Day morning at Member’s Only. Gumby and Def Leppard drove in from the North Side to earn their patch, Mclovin, Quiche and Seuss ran to the North Side and back, and multiple others ran, rode or carried a pack. Most stayed for a great discussion on Positive Habit Transfer.



PT test and Street Cleanup this Saturday at Gashouse

Tubing July 30th

Rice and Beans every Tuesday night


Prayer Request


Gumby’s Mom

All Dad’s




PAX travels


Dr. Seuss took us out.

I’m Broke


The Sword – Not God’s Ant Farm

People showed up… some ran, another rucked.

The Word:
So, I am not good about consistently reading my Bible. I find I have to find something that causes me to dig in… something that sparks intrigue and causes me to chase the rabbit down the hole and wherever it takes me. So, I went online to see if there was something that would jump out at me, something that God would lead me to that would be encouraging.

Isaiah 40:31 and Isaiah 41:10 is what came up. But I thought to take it and dig in around it.

So, Isaiah 40 is all about how great God is and what He is planning to do, sending us His Son.

12 Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand
and marked off the heavens with a span,
enclosed the dust of the earth in a measure
and weighed the mountains in scales
and the hills in a balance?
13 Who has measured (or directed) the Spirit of the Lord,
or what man shows him his counsel?
14 Whom did he consult,
and who made him understand?
Who taught him the path of justice,
and taught him knowledge,
and showed him the way of understanding?

21 Do you not know? Do you not hear?
Has it not been told you from the beginning?
Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth?
22 It is he who sits above the circle of the earth,
and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers;
who stretches out the heavens like a curtain,
and spreads them like a tent to dwell in;
23 who brings princes to nothing,
and makes the rulers of the earth as emptiness.

You could read this and think that it’s like we are God’s insect farm… one he created. But we are so much more.

We started studying Daniel in church on Sundays. Summarizing a big point of yesterday’s sermon… Nebuchadnezzar had a dream and was going to kill all his advisers because they couldn’t tell him what his dream was and the meaning. He knew the Chaldeans could make up a meaning to his dream, and make it sound legit, but they couldn’t tell him what his dream was. Their gods weren’t real. They even told the king in Daniel 2:11

11 The thing that the king asks is difficult, and no one can show it to the king except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh.

See, our God does dwell among us and not only that he actually cares for us. My daughter now replies “love you more” when I tell her “I love her” or reply to her saying it “Love you too”. I tell her there’s no way she can love me more. She has no idea. I feel like it’s that way with God. He loves us so much, more than we could ever know.

In chapter 41 of Isaiah continues with God’s greatness until around verses 9 and 10.

…I have chosen you and not cast you off”;
10 fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
13 For I, the Lord your God,
hold your right hand;
it is I who say to you, “Fear not,
I am the one who helps you.”

It’s just so amazing, and blows me away, how great God is and how much He cares for us. Like Daniel… he didn’t have the dream or interpretation when he went into Nebuchadnezzar. He and his friends had brought this thing to God and Daniel just knew God was more than capable to give it to him.

So, whatever you have need of… bring it to God. He is more than capable of anything you could ever ask and it always working on things for your favor because he cares so much.

Prayer Requests:
– Striper’s Brother
– Sarlaac and his Family
– Sargento’s skin biopsy

– PT Test at the Gashouse – this Saturday at 7am
– Adopt a Highway Clean up after the PT Test – parking at Lineberger Park

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