F3 Knoxville

Cans of Soup

THE SCENE: Pleasant, Humid, Dodging busted cans of soup on the grinder (a literal meaning)

  • SSH x 15 in cadence
  • Windmills x 15 in cadence
  • LBAC x 6 in cadence
  • LBAC reversed x 6 in cadence
  • 10 single count squats

DORA partner workout. Partner 1 does workouts. Partner 2 runs to rotating locations and performs workout.

On grinder (with CMU):

  • 100 Curls
  • 200 Good Mornings
  • 300 Squats


  • Run to Wax Job Hill and perform 1 Bernie up the hill and run back. (switch with partner)
  • Run to Apex and perform 3 Burpees and run back. (switch with partner)
  • Run to Troll Bridge and perform 10 Lunges and run back. (switch with partner)


  • Flutter Kicks
  • LBCs
  • Hello Dollys (Led by Swerve)

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Work is a blessing. God has so arranged the world that work is necessary, and He gives us hands and strength to do it. The enjoyment of leisure would be nothing if we had only leisure. It is the joy of work well done that enables us to enjoy rest, just as it is the experiences of hunger and thirst that make food and drink such pleasures. – Elizabeth Elliot

If you go dark on vacation, you will be ready for the light when you return. – Brian Scudamore

Let’s find the balance of work and rest. 

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Just Another AO-Q

THE SCENE: Weather could not be better for a AO-Q Handoff
Some motivators got us started and we finished with DogPound cherry pickers. The men were then given a challenge to not drop the football with Blindside’s name on it…and they could not hang on to it for too long. Burpees was the punishment.
Mosey to the base of the stairs then a MudPuppy special. 25 of six different exercises with a lap around the island in between each one. Merkins, Squats, LBC’s, CDD’s, SSH and Lunges.

Google then took over as Q. Brought us up past the Rock for some planks and then to the backbone. Split into two at the backbone and did a lil pull up action and some Bernies to the top with Merkins and Squats. Finished with 7’s up the baby hill – burpees and BBS.

Flutters and stuff.
21 in attendance
Don’t wait for a reason to show up in the gloom. By then its too late.

2nd F lunch at Shrimp dock TODAY at 11:20. Also, Bro-lympics are coming up.

DORAs with Betty on the Mosey at the Asylum

THE SCENE: Warm & humid
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Yes all the things

SSH, Tempo Merkins, Cherry Pickers, Windmills, Down-Ups in the Grass for Football, BBS at the base of Baby Everest, run to the top with some Man-Makers.
Three (3) stations for (3) Teams with a (4th) team carrying Betty to Bump the next group. The workout order of the stations were for each time a group was at a station, they did the next exercise.

  • Station #1 (AO with a Coupon)
    1. Blockies
    2. Curls
    3. Thrusters
    4. OVHD Press
  • Station #2 (Pav-Lov)
    1. Table Rows
    2. Box Jumps or Step-Ups
    3. Lt. Dans
    4. Toe Merkins
  • Station #3
    1. Big Boy Sit-Ups (BBS)
    2. Flutter Kicks
    3. Hello Dollys
    4. X-Factors

It’s the weekend, so we had to hit the ATM
17 HIMs with the introduction of an FNG who was named 0600.
The Q focused on the quote from Jack London, “I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.“ May we all burn brightly for God’s Will and not stay idle for our own glory.


Pious VQ

THE SCENE: Slippery morning

Cherry Pickers x10, little arm circles x10, tempo merkens x10
100m run between each set

  • 6 sets of 5 Burpees
  • 6 sets of 10 Merkens
  • 6 sets of 15 Air Squats
  • 6 sets of 20 Big Boy Situps
  • 6 sets of 25 Mountain Climbers


15 HIMs
As a man, you have to do everything well.  It’s not enough to just do the work well and then slack off on the running.  In the workout, you have to have good form through all reps and you have to try to maintain the same pace running constantly.  Same for life.  You need to do everything you put your hand to well- work, church, teaching, workouts, etc.  But the constant that you keep coming back to is the run (home life) and you cannot slack off on that.  You have to be a consistent father and husband and not let being a home be where you stop paying attention to how hard you are working.  Stay consistent and do everything with purpose and conviction.

Hebrews 12:1, 2 Timothy 4:6

Parkinson’s Run coming soon

Surprise Q. Out of Left Field. Never saw it coming.

SCENE: Crisp.



  • SSH IC | Grady Corns IC
  • SSH IC | Windmills IC 


Mosey to the top of the Equalizer. Kraken. Pick station, complete 5 reps of the prescribed exercise, then run a full lap around the course to the next station. Rinse and repeat. On each subsequent round, add 5 reps to each exercise. Push yourself & push each other. Try to catch the guy in front of you. Stations included:

  1. Super Marios – bottom of splash pad ramp
  2. BBS – top of splash pad ramp
  3. Calf Raises – Picnic
  4. Step Ups – picnic tables
  5. Crab Toe Touches – splash pad handicap exit
  6. Squats – below splash loading zone
  7. Flutter Kicks – mid splash pad parking
  8. Single Leg Bridge – end of parking lot under light
  9. VUps – top of curvy parking


  • Bend down & grab toes
  • Sit squat
  • Butterfly



As a great Christian writer (George MacDonald) pointed out, every father is pleased at the baby’s first attempt to walk: no father would be satisfied with anything less than a firm, free, manly walk in a grown-up son. In the same way, he said, “God is easy to please, but hard to satisfy.”

I think every one who has some vague belief in God, until he becomes a Christian, has the idea of an exam or of a bargain in his mind. The first result of real Christianity is to blow that idea into bits. When they find it blown into bits, some people think this means that Christianity is a failure and give up. They seem to imagine that God is very simple-minded! In fact, of course, He knows all about this. One of the very things Christianity was designed to do was to blow this idea to bits. God has been waiting for the moment at which you discover that there is no question of earning a pass mark in this exam or putting Him in your debt.

Then comes another discovery. Every faculty you have, your power of thinking or of moving your limbs from moment to moment, is given you by God. If you devoted every moment of your whole life exclusively to His service you could not give Him anything that was not in a sense His own already. So that when we talk of a man doing anything for God or giving anything to God, I will tell you what it is really like. It is like a small child going to his father and saying, “Daddy, give me sixpence to buy you a birthday present.” Of course, the father does, and he is pleased with the child’s present. It is all very nice and proper, but only an idiot would think that the father is sixpence to the good on the transaction. When a man has made these two discoveries God can really get to work. It is after this that real life begins.

From Mere Christianity