F3 Knoxville

Dora, Ladders, and Dragons

THE SCENE: 74 and humid


SSH IC x20
Baby Arm Circles Forward IC x15
Baby Arm Circles Backward IC x15
Squats IC x10
Merkins IC x10

Mosey to the coupon pile and partner up for a DORA. Cumulatively do 100 BBSUs and 100 Curls while partner runs to top of stairs and touches building.

50 Boosters (toe Merkins) on the curb OYO

Carry your CMU or coupon to top of stairs and “climb the ladder”, alternating between swings and pull ups:

  • 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 CMU/coupon Swings
  • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 pull ups

Mosey to the duck pond and stop halfway for 20 flutter kicks (2-count) OYO.

Welsh Dragons up the hill south of duck pond.

Mosey back to flag with a jailbreak from Kick-Flip.

Freddy Mercury x20 IC
Paddle in a “Canoe” with Wanderer for last 2 minutes

8 bootcampers, 1 FNG (welcome to Limo!), and 7 Rushers

Galatians 6:2 – Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.

Two things to think about on this verse. 1 – Don’t be afraid to ask for help from others when you need it. 2 – Step up and help people without them having to ask. How often do we tell someone, “Let me know if you need anything!” and how often do they actually ask for anything? Be proactive in helping others and don’t be too proud to ask for help yourself. In this way, we fulfill/obey the law of Christ.


Family workout at The Project on 6/11 at 9 AM.
Convergence on July 2 at JUCO

Spicy Dragons and Scaly Eyes

THE SCENE: 41 and clear

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  • SSH x 15 (IC)
  • Cherry Pickers x5 (IC)
  • Seal Claps x 10 (IC)
  • Merkins x 10 (IC)
  • Squats x 15 (IC)
  • 30 seconds on your own

Mosey to the back parking lot for a 7-station kraken:

  • 10 burpees
  • 20 merkins
  • 30 smurf jacks
  • 40 BBSUs
  • 50 squats
  • 60 mountain climbers (sc)
  • 70 SSH (sc)

Mosey to duck pond parking lot for spicy dragons

  • Spicy Dragons – Same as Welsh Dragon, but do a low plank before each merkin for a lil’ spice.  Remain in plank position the whole time. Bear crawl forward 4 steps, do 1 low plank, 1 merkin, and 1 plank jack. Repeat adding 1 rep to each exercise each time – bear crawl forward 4 steps, do 2 low planks, 2 merkins, 2 plank jacks, … etc. Go until you get to 10 reps each, you’ve covered 30-50 feet, or until your arms fall off – whichever comes first.

Mosey to cross walk just in front of the performing arts center.

  • Take turns calling go. Sprint back and forth from crosswalk to stop sign.

Had about 5 minutes left to do some dealer’s choice core exercises.

12 HIMs conquered the Spicy Dragon

Thoughts taken from “When the Scales Fall From Our Eyes” by Brian Zahnd

I listened to this sermon by Brian Zahnd over 6 years ago and it still sticks in my mind to this day.

Act 9:17-18

17 So Ananias departed and entered the house. And laying his hands on him he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus who appeared to you on the road by which you came has sent me so that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” 18 And immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and he regained his sight

It was not a convincing argument, a systematic theology, or anything of the like that made the scales fall from Saul’s eyes. Instead, it was being shown LOVE from a man he was persecuting just three days prior that gave Saul a new way of seeing.



OTB workouts at new AO, Ramparts, in Kingston. See Slack for dates/times.
CSAUP at Haw Ridge on May 6 from 9 PM – 12 AM. See Kick-Flip for more info.
Convergence at JUCO on July 2



Bringing Habits HOME

THE SCENE: 39 and clear. Perfect weather for a VQ



  • SSH x20 (IC)
  • Cherry Pickers x5 (IC)
  • Dive Bombers x5 (IC)
  • Squats x15 (IC)
  • 30 seconds on your own


Mosey to the quad.

Ghostman Baseball shamelessly stolen from Blindside and Choir Boy…sounded like fun and thought we should give it a try! Split into two teams. First team runs to first, completes the exercise, returns home while the other team does the Home exercise. Switch when running team returns. Second round: Run to 1st, do the exercise, run to second, do the exercise, return home. Continue the pattern until you reach home. You do not need to run back from home.

  • First Base
    • 15 Merkins
    • Big Boys at Home
  • Second Base
    • 30 Smurf Jacks
    • American Hammers at Home
  • Third Base
    • 5 Burpees
    • Flutter Kicks at Home
  • Home Plate
    • 30 Squats
    • Plank

Mosey towards the duck pond and stop for 50 Boosters (Toe Merkins) on the curb

  • Welsh Dragons up the hill near the duck pond parking lot (bear crawl forward x4, 1 merkin, tap each shoulder, plank jack – repeat and increment merkin, shoulder tap, plank jack each time until you get to 10 or your arms fall off!)

Mosey to parking lot west of the flag.

  • Seven of Diamonds (7, 14, 21, 28 of each exercise) at the four light poles
    • Split back into same two teams from baseball.
    • One team will do exercises clockwise and other will be counter-clockwise. First team to complete all exercises wins.
    • Round 1 – Squats
    • Round 2 – LBCs
    • Round 3 – SSHs

PAX took turns calling out exercises until time

  • Spotter – imperial walkers
  • Doubtfire – gas pumpers
  • Erector – heels to heaven
  • Kickflip – squeaky dollies
  • Room Service – pickle pointers
  • Data – supermans

12 HIMs and 1 2.0
From “Habits of the Household” by Justin Earley

Habits are kinds of liturgies. They are little routines of worship, and worship changes what we love. Habits of the household are not just actions that form our families’ routines, they are liturgies that form our families’ hearts. This is why we should choose then so carefully.

Think of it like this: when it comes to spiritual formation, our households are not simply products of what we teach and say. They are much more products of what we practice and do. And usually there is a significant gap between the two.

My challenge to you this morning is to think through some existing habits in your household that you could change or new ones you could implement.

For me, one habit I’ve started to do at night is give my son a bedtime blessing. Another one we’ve changed is that we put away all screens in our house on Sundays.


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