F3 Knoxville

Roll & Run

THE SCENE: 69 degrees & full humidity.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Yes, all the things

SSH, Cherry Pickers, Windmills, Rockettes, Tempo Merkins, Sumo Squats, Tie-Fighters & X-Wings.
Started with 10 reps of Peter Parkers, a run up Baby Everest, a Man Maker at the summit and Jump Squats down Route 66.

Stopped to take a rock for Curls, OVHD Presses & Tricep Extensions (20 Reps each).

Camped out at the top of Circus Maximus with two (2) teams. One team ran, while the other team did a list of exercises. When the Team One returned from the run, they bumped Team Two to run. Team One did the exercises until Team Two returned. Rinse & repeat until the Q called recover. The runs were different, based on the role of a standard die.

The Runs:

  1. All The Way Around the Circus Maximus
  2. Don’t Step onto the Cloud
  3. Sanctuary
  4. Toilet Building
  5. Upper Parking Loop
  6. Water Cooler

The Exercises:

  • 10 – Burpees
  • 15 – Seal Jacks (4 – Count)
  • 20 – LBCs (4 – Count)
  • 15 – Peter Parkers (4 – Count)
  • 10 – Sumo Squats (4 – Count)
  • 15 – Hello Dollys (4 – Count)
  • 20 – Merkins
  • 15 – V-Ups
  • 10 – Lt. Dans
  • 15 – Gas Pumpers
  • 20 – Side Crunches (10 Each Side)
  • 15 – Boxcutters (4 – Count)

No time for MARY.
We had 10 HIMs to include: Sawdust (Q), Matlock, Snitch, SlimShady, Coolio, Hands, Pacman, Rainbow, Crab-Legs & Waxjob
Took a reflection on a quote from Col. Jeff Cooper USMC (Ret.) that “Safety is something that happens between your ears, not something you hold in your hands.” Although this more focused on gun safety, the Q took moment to realize how sometimes we try to do everything we think God wants us to do, but don’t always stop to listen and let the Holy Spirit in to guide our actions for Him.
Need assistance in building Hardship Hill Obstacles.

Twelve Days of an Asylum Christmas

THE SCENE: 24 degrees and ICY.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Yes, all the things.

SSH, Tempo Junk Science (40 Merkins), Cherry Pickers, Windmills, Rockettes, Tie Fighters, Rocky Balboas, Bobby Hurley.
Ran a circuit around the Asylum with 12 stations to add a workout:

  1. [Partridge in a Pear Tree]     Squat Thruster
  2. [Turtle Doves]                    Toe Merkins (4-Count)
  3. [French Hens]                    Cosmic Pickle Pounders
  4. [Calling Birds]                    Monkey Humpers (4-Count)
  5. [Gold Rings]                      Man Makers
  6. [Geese a Laying]                Squats
  7. [Swans a Swiming]             Superman
  8. [Maids a Milking]                Big Boy Sit-Ups
  9. [Drummers Druming]          Alternating Shoulder Taps (4-Count)
  10. [Pipers Piping]                    Lt. Dans
  11. [Ladies Dancing]                Dancing Bears (4-Count)
  12. [Lords a Leaping]               High Knee Jumps

There was something about MARY, but not time for her today.
9 HIMs filled with the Joy of Christmas. Sawdust, Hands, Rainbow, Charmin, Gibbler, Fabio, Bunny, Cat Gut & Cosmo 2.
Seeking Joy, not happiness.

C.S. Lewis spoke at length about joy in his book Surprised by Joy

Luke 2:10 – But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all people.”

Happiness & pleasure are fleeting and do not sustain. Joy however is deep in our souls. It comes from knowing the Almighty and His Love for Us. That does not mean that every path will be flat & wide. But carrying this Joy in our hearts will help us weather any storm.

Convergence at Speedway 07-Jan-23.

Light Pole Pictionary Trail at the Asylum

THE SCENE: 34 degrees & 80% humidity.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Yes, all the things.

SSH, Tempo Merkins, Cherry Pickers, Tie-Fighters, Burpees, Suicide Sprints with Bobby Hurley, Mountain Climbers at the base of Baby Everest, run to the top with some Man-Makers.
Tried to figure out the pictures of the workouts between light posts on the trail.

  • Bearpees
  • Hello Dolly
  • Freddie Mercury
  • Lt. Dan
  • Junk Science (40 Merkins)
  • Big Boy Sit-Ups
  • Froggie Squats
  • Bobby Hurley
  • Tennessee Rocking Chair
  • Little Baby Crunches
  • ATMs
  • Carolina Dry Docks
  • Flutter Kicks
  • Iron Mikes
  • Gas Pumpers
  • Bonnie Blair
  • Jungle Boi (Jump squat with spoon arms? [Iron Pax Rerun])
  • V-Ups
  • X-Factors

Cat Gut took us down stream with a boat and canoe.
16 HIMs could take the cold. We left it all on the field, the sidewalk, the parking lot, etc.
The Legend of the Candy Cane. Its origin dates to 1670 Cologne, where a choirmaster asked a candy maker to make something to keep the kids quiet during the Nativity Scene and remind them of Christ. The shape obviously mirrors the Shepard’s cane. But inverted it makes the shape of a “J” for Jesus. The sticks are white to represent the virgin birth and sinless nature of Jesus. The red stripes (3 small & 1 large) represent the suffering Christ endured at the end of his life. Those red stripes dissolve as you suck on the candy and bring the candy to pure white to represent how Christ’s sacrifice takes away our sin to make us clean.
None to discuss this time.

Ride the BLIMPS for the Dock to the Summit

THE SCENE:  One word CHILL. It was 27 degrees.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Yes, all the things.

SSH, Tempo Junk Science (40 Merkins), Cherry Pickers, Windmills, Rockettes, Tie Fighters, Rocky Balboas, Suicide Sprints with Bobby Hurley.

  • Big Boy Sit-ups (5) at the bottom of Baby Everest Run to the Top for 1 Man Maker
  • Grab a coupon for 15 ea. of Curls, OVHD Presses & Tricep Extensions
  • A Circuit BLIMP Progression – Parking Lots to Circus Maximus, to the Dock, Up Cardiac & Stop at the Large Christmas Tree
    • Six (6) Stations that Add a Workout to the Series:
      – Bearpees (5)
      – Lt. Dan’s (10)
      – Imperial Squat Walkers (15 – 4 Count)
      – Mountain Climbers (20)
      – Plank Jacks (25)
      – Sumo Squats (30)

Not needed.

4 HIMs of Hands, Matlock, Pac-Man & Sawdust
Jesus came not to be served, but to serve. May we seek ways to serve others this Advent season as we prepare for the coming of our Lord.
Second (2nd) F Lunch at Yassin’s near Conn’s in Peters Road shopping center. Rocky Hill Christmas Parade (03-Dec-22). Matlock speaking at Emerald Youth about F3 (01-Dec-22).

Trio Co-Q Spirit Driven Appreciation at the Asylum

THE SCENE: Cool & crisp 26 degrees
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Yes, all the things.

SSH, Merkins, Tie-Fighters, Windmills, Cherry Pickers, Rockettes, T-Merkins, Suicide Sprints with Bobby Hurley, Big Boys, Run up Baby Everest & Man Makers.

This was a spirit led Co-Q with Sawdust taking the Warm-O-Rama, Pac-Man taking a round & Snitch wrapping it up.

  • Pac-Man
    • Pav-Lov Table Rows & Wall Sits (2 Rounds)
    • Toe Merkins (4 sets of 22, for a total of 88)
    • Up Cardiac with Burpees, Superman & Big Boys (2 Rounds)
  • Snitch
    • Elevens with Step-Ups & Incline Merkins
    • Elevens with Squats & Dips
    • Down Route 66 with adding 2 LBC at each Lamp Post

Not time for Mary.
We had a total of 5 HIMs, including Honeydew visiting from Shamrock.

  • Snitch detailed out the 5 languages of appreciation for those we lead:
    1. Words of Affirmation
    2. Time
    3. Acts of Service
    4. “Appropriate” Touch
    5. Gifts

None to mention.