F3 Knoxville

Broken Frisbee Toss and The Vote at Asylum – 2020

THE SCENE: Slightly Overcast, mid 60’s


Pinto Hops – 15 IC

Cherry Pickers – 15 IC

Grady Corns – 32 IC

Rocketts – 10 IC

Merkins 10 OYO
Mosey to the open field near the outdoor field just before the large chapel. Throw the frisbee (broken due to preworkout fracture). The entire group runs to the frisbee position and does the exercise, throw again, do same excercise, repeat:

    • First 15 squats oyo (run back and forth)
    • 25 American Hammers, 4 ct oyo (Bernie back and forth)
    • 20 Hello Dollies (4 ct, LT Dan back and forth (1 lunge, 1 squat, 2 lunge, 2 squat, 3 lunge, 3 squats, etc))
    • 20 LBC, 4 ct, (bear crawl back and forth)
  • Mosey further towards entrance past first stop sign to open field with cones
    • NIckel, Dime, Quarter at each end of field – Merkins 5,5, then 10, 10 then 25, 25 running in between
  • Mosey back half way to CMU parking lot, ring of fire- 1 round x 1 Merkin, 1 round x2 merkin
  • Mosey back to CMU parking lot. Partner up, each grab a CMU
    • . Electorals (aka Doras) 100 Curls, 100 BBS, 70 Overhead presses
      • Partner runs to other side of lot, 20 Sawmills (1 ct) 5 squat jacks, run back

20 strong
October is a tough month for our family. Oct 17 is Grady’s (my son’s) birthday- he would have been 32 this year. Grady died 2 years ago this Dec 13 of an accidental overdose. Sharing the fact that your son was an addict is not an easy thing to do. You just don’t talk about it. I just wanted to share a little bit about our story. Grady was a straight A student and an outstanding athlete. He played on the top Arizona soccer teams until he was about 17. He excelled at pretty much everything he tried. He worked hard to be the best. His issues started when he was a Jr in high school. He struggled with his addiction and our family struggled along with him for the last 13 years of his life. He was clean for about a year before he moved to Knoxville in October.  I was proud of him, especially when he was able to join the Asylum PM group- we finally had something in common and it was healthy. I think he came to 4 or 5 workouts and he Q’d after about 3 or 4 I think. His life ended on Dec 13. Having gone through the addiction cycles with Grady, I can attest how devastating it is to the addict and the family. Progress and setbacks… It dominates and controls every aspect of life. It’s chemical and mental but treated as criminal in our society. Substance abuse and addition is all around us- so if you know someone (or observe it in someone you don’t know) , pray for them and reach out to help in any way you can. In Knoxville in 2017 there were 293 drug related overdoes , in 2018- 295, 2019-257 and in 2020 year to date- there were 299.

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Convergence Oct 7

Double Ring of Fire and some hard work and sweat at the Asylum

THE SCENE: Slightly overcast, temps in the mid-80s and a bit muggy

Cherry Pickers 15 IC
Windmills 15 IC
Grady Corns 31 IC
Merkins 10 IC


Mosey to Hill west of stop sign
1. 15 Merkins – Bernie to next station
2.  15 BBS-   Run to next station
3.  20 Squats Bear Crawl to next station
 4.  20 American Hammers (4 ct) –Run

Rinse n repeat

Mosey to Tree at bottom of hill – divide across each cone
Cone 1 – 20 Hello Dollys (4ct) , Cone 2 – 20 Imperial Walkers (4ct), Cone 3 – 20 shoulder taps (4 ct)

Rinse and repeat

I minute Plank
Quick Ring of Fire – 1 merkin each
Mosey to Island
Partner up
Run Opposite direction.  When you meet within 6 feet, 5 Merkins , run again, 10 Merkins, run again – 15 merkins
Rinse and repeat – 5 Bobby Hurleys, 10 Bobby Hurleys, 15 Bobby Hurleys
Mosey to halfway up hill towards AO – One more Ring of Fire




Wayne Dyer- Power of Intention.
Need to separate from Ego.Move away from Ego dominance. Your free will can either move with universal spirit and its unfolding or away from it toward ego dominance. We do not create anything alone, we are all creatures with God. Our free will combines and redistributes whats already created
1. I am what I have. My possesions define me
1. I am what I do. My achievements define me
3. I am what others think of me. My reputation defines me
4. I am separate from everyone. My body defines me as alone
5. I am separate from all that is missing in my life. My life space is disconnected from my desires
6. I am separate from God. My life depends on God’s assessment of my worthiness

Pray for @Jinxy’s wife who is having surgery
Hardship Hill Obstacle build- supply pick up at Christmas Lumber on Kingston Pike ~ 3 pm friday and build at HHOR site in Kingston on Saturday starting at 9 am, need able bodies, skil saws, cordless drills and impact drivers. Let Sparkler know if you can come

“Boxing” at the Asylum

THE SCENE: About 62 F, no breeze, beautiful red sunset

SSH IC (20)
Windmills IC
Michael Phelps
Grady Corns (31 IC)
10 Merkins


Mosey to Large Lot with Island –  F3 “Boxing”
Divide into 2 teams
Team 1 at Cone 1 , Team 2 at 2nd Cone
Each team picks 2 exercises from the BAG (each bag contains a mix of exercises, performs each exercise together, then puts exercises in box and carries it to other team. Team can choose to draw 2 new exercises to pass on if they want. Exchange boxes where ever you meet, but proceed to the opposite cone.  Repeat until 4 exchanges have been made. There are wild cards – max 30 of anything- can only give out a wildcard
The following exercises were written on individual pieces of paper (and folded) in each bag:

20 BBS
20 American Hammer (4 ct)
30 LBC (1 ct)
25 Squats
25 Plank Jacks (1 ct)
10 Iron Mike (each leg is 1)
20 Merkins
20 Shoulder Taps (2 taps =1)
( x 2)
Bear Crawl
20 Hello Dolly (4 ct)
15 Burpee
20 star jump
20 superman
20 lunge (1 leg=1)
Mosey to sidewalk by road and new bathrooms
26’s – Run 2 lights, 10 BBS, run 6 lights, 20 Squats, repeat til we turn the corner to the left
Mosey to CMU Pile
each grab a cmu -26 press, 26 curl, 26 row
line up on lines – bearcrawl 2, bearnie 8, repeat to get to start point
 cmu – 26 press, 26 curl, 26 row
line up on lines -lunge 2, run 8, repeat to get to start point
26 press, 26 curl, 26 row
run to end back, return CMUS
Burnie up hill
mosey to Benches – 15 bench dips x 2
Mosey to AO

Brainiac Q forgot
Q forgot to do count off and Name o Rama
A little bit about the history of Boxing Day and the Feast of St Stephens:

One school of thought argues that the tradition began in churches in the Middle Ages. Parishioners collected money for the poor in alms boxes, and these were opened on the day after Christmas in honour of St Stephen, the first Christian martyr, whose feast day falls on 26 December.
Some say the tradition stems from Roman times when money to pay for athletic games was collected in boxes. Amongst the ruins of Pompeii, boxes made out of earthenware with slits in the top full of coins have been found. Later the Romans brought the idea of collecting boxes to Britain, and monks and clergy soon used similar boxes to collect money for the poor at Christmas. On the day after Christmas, the priests used to open the boxes and distribute the contents to the poor of the village. Thus this day came to be called Boxing Day.
In the Republic of Ireland, the day is one of nine official public holidays.[3]
In Irish, it is called Lá Fhéile Stiofáin or Lá an Dreoilín, meaning the Wren Day. When used in this context, “wren” is often pronounced “ran”.[4] This name alludes to several legends, including those found in Irish mythology, linking episodes in the life of Jesus to the wren. People dress up in old clothes, wear straw hats and travel from door to door with fake wrens (previously real wrens were killed) and they dance, sing and play music. This tradition is less common than it was a couple of generations ago.Originally, the dead Wrens were attached to the end of a pole, if you gave out money, the Wren boy would give a a feather from the dead Wren. Depending on which region of the country, they are called “wrenboys” and mummers.
Stephen is first mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles as one of seven deacons appointed by the Apostles to distribute food and charitable aid to poorer members of the community in the early church. According to Orthodox belief, he was the eldest and is therefore called “archdeacon”.[4] As another deacon, Nicholas of Antioch, is specifically stated to have been a convert to Judaism, it may be assumed that Stephen was born Jewish, but nothing more is known about his previous life.[2] The reason for the appointment of the deacons is stated to have been dissatisfaction among Hellenistic (that is, Greek-influenced and Greek-speaking) Jews that their widows were being slighted in preference to Hebraic ones in the daily distribution of food. Since the name “Stephanos” is Greek, it has been assumed that he was one of these Hellenistic Jews. Stephen is stated to have been full of faith and the Holy Spirit and to have performed miracles among the people.[Acts 6:5, 8]
It seems to have been among synagogues of Hellenistic Jews that he performed his teachings and “signs and wonders” since it is said that he aroused the opposition of the “Synagogue of the Freedmen”, and “of the Cyrenians, and of the Alexandrians, and of them that were of Cilicia and Asia”.[Acts 6:9] Members of these synagogues had challenged Stephen’s teachings, but Stephen had bested them in debate. Furious at this humiliation, they suborned false testimony that Stephen had preached blasphemy against Moses and God. They dragged him to appear before the Sanhedrin, the supreme legal court of Jewish elders, accusing him of preaching against the Temple and the Mosaic Law.[Acts 6:9–14] Stephen is said to have been unperturbed, his face looking like “that of an angel”.[2]
In a long speech to the Sanhedrin comprising almost the whole of Acts chapter 7, Stephen presents his view of the history of Israel. The God of glory, he says, appeared to Abraham in Mesopotamia, thus establishing at the beginning of the speech one of its major themes, that God does not dwell only in one particular building (meaning the Temple).[5] Stephen recounts the stories of the patriarchs in some depth, and goes into even more detail in the case of Moses. God appeared to Moses in the burning bush[Acts 7:30–32], and inspired Moses to lead his people out of Egypt. Nevertheless, the Israelites turned to other gods.[Acts 7:39–43] This establishes the second main theme of Stephen’s speech, Israel’s disobedience to God.[5] Stephen faced two accusations: that he had declared that Jesus would destroy the Temple in Jerusalem and that he had changed the customs of Moses. Benedict XVI stated that St. Stephen appealed to the Jewish scriptures to prove how the laws of Moses were not subverted by Jesus but, instead, were being fulfilled.[6] Stephen denounces his listeners[5] as “stiff-necked” people who, just as their ancestors had done, resist the Holy Spirit. “Was there ever a prophet your ancestors did not persecute? They even killed those who predicted the coming of the Righteous One. And now you have betrayed and murdered him.”[Acts 7:51–53]
Thus castigated, the account is that the crowd could contain their anger no longer.[7] However, Stephen looked up and cried, “Look! I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing on the right hand of God!” He said that the recently executed Jesus was standing by the side of God.[8][Acts 7:54] The people from the crowd, who threw the first stones,[9][8] laid their coats down so as to be able to do this, at the feet of a “young man named Saul” (later known as Paul the Apostle). Stephen prayed that the Lord would receive his spirit and his killers be forgiven, sank to his knees, and “fell asleep” [Acts 7:58–60]. Saul “approved of their killing him”.[Acts 8:1] In the aftermath of Stephen’s death, the remaining disciples fled to distant lands, many to Antioch.[Acts 11:19–20][10]

Prayer request for Jackie and Lee Smith of Arizona. Their son Jared passed on Christmas eve. They previously lost another son (Tyler) in Feb 2019.

Happy Birthday Lillydipper !!!

Lt. Dan & Iron Mike meet Squat for legwork

THE SCENE: Clear, about mid 50s, no wind, normal gloom


Cherry Pickers 15 IC

Windmills 15 IC

Candy Corns 31 IC

  • Merkins 5 IC
  • Mosey down street to stop sign – 5 burpees OYO, the mosey to bottom of hill to 4 cones approx 20 yds apart, do exercise at each cone, first lap 5, second 10, third lap 15
      • Cone 1 Squats (Lt Dan to Cone 2 – lung, then squat, 2 lung, 2 squats, 3 lungs, 3 squats etc)
      • Cone 2 BBS – run to cone 3
      • Cone 3 American Hammer (4 ct)
      • Cone 4 Windmills (4 ct)
  • Mosey up hill to monument 5 Merkins OYO, then mosey to CMUs
  • Dora with partner
    • round 1 curls 100x, partner bernies to end of lot does 15 bbs, runs back
    • Round 2 presses, 100x, partner lunges to end of lot, does 15 jump squats, runs back
    • Round 3 Push ups on each side of CMU 70 x, run to end of lot, 15 iron mikes
  • MOsey to monument – 20 Flutter kicks (4 ct) IC
  • Mosey to AO

    Everyone is faced with burdens, some are small, others quite significant. No one is immune.  at Juco last friday @fingerfood mentioned a situation where a patient was diagnosed with MS whereby the patient would certainly end up in a wheel chair. The patient was someone who was full of life replied (something like this), after the news of the diagnosis – “if God wants me in a wheelchair, then I will worship him from a wheelchair”. We all have some sort of wheelchair.  We do not choose these burdens. Rely on God and our communities to help carry the burdens.
    Pray for brother @Chauncer who was in a severe car crash on Nov 3 and for @crashlab’s work team who is facing some tough times related to various medical issues and pray for his co-worker nurse who was killed by a drunk driver
    Broolympics this saturday

PM Asylum – 56 is not too Bad


about 86, mostly sunny, a bit warm

Cherry Pickers 15 IC
Windmills 15 IC
Candy Corns 30 IC
Merkins 5 IC


Mosey to Stairs by Bat House
7’s – BBS at bottom of 2nd stairs down hill and Squats at top of hill
Mosy back to AO to Partner up into 2’s and pick up a pair of brick per team
Mosey down road to stop sign in the shade.
 100 Reps per team – Press with each brick, while partner Burnies up to cone – 5 Bobby Hurleys (each arm)
100 Reps per team – Curls with each brick, partner side run crossing legs to cone – 5 Iron Mikes (each Leg)
50 Reps per team – wing lifts with each brick, partner runs to cone, 5 squats
Mosey down hill to Highway 66
Every 5th light post -6 Squats and 6 Iron Mikes until we get to road
Two Rounds of 1 minute planks in Shade
Mosey to base of Everest – Pickets charge up hill to top right by small wall by road
Partner up – 7, then 6, then 5, then 4 etc of dips while partner does LBCs

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Word of the day is get out of your comfort zone. It’s easy and comfortable to follow the same routine day in and day out- same circle of friends, same activities. But that is not how we grow. We need reach out – grow your circle of friends, add some diversity. Reach out to a different age group and strike up a conversation. Take a chance and you will be enriched. This will enhance our ability as F3 leaders and to live as God wants us.
Joshua 1:9 ESV
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Pray for Mr Jinxy who is dealing with a heart issue and Dieter Marstadt family- Dieter recently died of a brain tumor