Northeast Tennessee

B-Day Q – 53 Sounds Good to Me!

Northeast Tennessee Johnson City Arrowhead (Indian Trail)

Sixteen F3 brothers joined together in the crisp gloom for a 53-themed B-Day Q.

SSH (IC) X53 (of course!)

Willie Mays Hays X10 seconds each leg


Shoulder pretzels IC X10

A Deck O’ Cards is rarely attempted for a 45 minute workout.  But…..

All the PAX grabbed their block and moseyed to “Thiggy’s Hill”

  • Suit of Clubs – Block curls (total of 95)
  • Suit of Spades – Block squats (total of 95)
  • Suit of Diamonds – Merkins (total of 95)
  • Suit of Hearts – Run the Hill  (total of 95)
  • 1st Joker – 20 second recovery
  • 2nd Joker – 10 burpees
    • the PAX were pushed through the deck and finished with time to spare!
    • 52 suit cards + 1 Joker (burpees) = 53!


Donatello – Boat canoes

Jester – Flutter kicks

Honeysuckle – Elevator Merkins

Prayers for Honeysuckle and his family on the loss of his Mother.  She is no longer in pain and is resting in her Father’s arms.

Matthew 26:40-41
Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?” he asked Peter. “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.”

The story of the disciples in Gethsemane rings true for all of us. We can so easily be distracted from prayer, worship, or a kind act by hunger, exhaustion, sexual desire, feeling too cold or too hot, thirst, pain, and even a persistent itch. The flesh shouts loudly when it wants something, and the ruckus it makes can easily drown out the desires of the spirit. Even when the spirit is willing to do whatever God asks, the flesh remains weak.

The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. All believers know the struggle. But when we watch and pray—when we remain spiritually alert and appeal to God for help—we can find strength in the time of need.

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