F3 Knoxville

Common Ground

THE SCENE: 60 degrees and perfect weather

Some SSH, imperial walks, cherry pickers, and this and that
Insert information about the workout.

  • Burpees up a hill, rabbits find the 6 and start from there, mosey
  • Battle buddy bench dips and then some more bench dips, mosey
  • Picnic table step ups, rabbits find the 6 and start from there, mosey
  • Suicide runs with Big Boys at home base, rabbits find the 6 and start from there, mosey
  • Battle buddy incline and then decline merkins, mosey to the AO

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It seems every day there are more topics people take a stance on and feel others are either entirely on their side or entirely not.  If someone doesn’t agree with them on a topic, the person makes sweeping judgement that everything about that other person is bad or wrong.  Most conversations start with the discussing those polar opposite opinions, which sets the conversation up for failure, and generally leads nowhere.  In Adam Grant’s book “Think Again” he talks about starting conversations by identifying the things the people agree on.  It often turns out there is a lot of common ground between the two individuals, and it creates a much better jumping and opens the door for a more productive conversation.

Party at Judge Judy’s on the 11th

Asylum Seabizqi

THE SCENE: Perfect weather for December.  47 degrees at circle up

25 SSH on 4ct then mosey to little hill for 10 4ct Imperial walkers, up hill for 10 4ct Tie Fighters Left and Right, 10 Tempo Merican’s, run back down for 10 4ct plank jacks then a good stretch it out.  Mosey from there
Headed to Circus Maximus for a modified sea biscuit of

10 Burpees, 10 Squats, 10 Big Boys, and 10 Side S Hops

Follow pattern of exercises 1 lap, exercises 2 laps, exercises 3 laps…all the way to 4 laps then back down


We finished 5 before we mosey’d back




Had time for a 20 4ct LBC’s in cadence and 20 4ct flutters in cadence as well

Today would have been my Dad’s 70th birthday, so we celebrated the HIM that we was.  Remember our influence as fathers and HIM’s can be exponential.  It’s one of most important jobs.


THE SCENE: Nice evening, temps in 50s.

Plank Stretches, 20 Plank Jacks, 10 Rockettes, 10 Tempo Merkins, 10 Windmills, 7 Full Body Twists, Little of This and That.

Mosey to the Caribbean parking lot.  We will run around the Caribbean stopping at cones to do the exercises listed.  Instructions on how to get to the next cone will also be listed.

  • Cone 1:  20 Squat Jumps then Bernie to Cone 2.
  • Cone 2:  20 Big Boys then Hop to Cone 3.
  • Cone 3:  20 Iron Mikes (2 count) then Lunge to Cone 4
  • Cone 4:  20 Diamond Merkins then Grapevine with right foot leading to Cone 5
  • Cone 5:  20 Star Jumps then Bernie to Cone 6
  • Cone 6:  20 Bicycle Kicks (2 count) then Hop to Cone 7
  • Cone 7:  20 Side Straddle Hops (2 count) then Lunge to Cone 8
  • Cone 8:  20 Shoulder Taps (2 count) then Grapevine with left foot leading to Cone 1.
  • Rinse and Repeat

Mosey to the street-side end of the Serpentine Sidewalk.  We will go on the Serpentine Sidewalk doing patterns of 1 and 4, where we will bear crawl to one light then run four more lights and repeat that pattern until we get to the perimeter trail.  We will then go back on the Serpentine Sidewalk but lunge for one light and run for four light, repeating that pattern until we hit the street.  The first brother to get to the street will sweep everyone back to the perimeter trail.

Mosey to Cardiac.   We will run up Cardiac stopping at the following spots to do the following exercises:

  • Turn 1:  20 American Hammers (four count)
  • Turn 2:  20 Hello Dollies
  • Turn 3:  20 Decline Merkins
  • Benches:  20 Bench Dips

Mosey to the bottom of mini-cardiac.  We will Bernie up mini-cardiac to the Park Sign then sprint the rest of the way up to the crosswalk. Then we will sprint back to the AO.

MARY:  Stretches .

15 men, no FNGs.
Shaun Slate, the preacher at my church, said something recently that really got me to thinking.  He said, “We can be absolutely right.  But, if we do not love we are absolutely wrong.”

Think about that the next time you are debating with someone about an issue you feel strongly about.  “We can be absolutely right but if we don’t love we are absolutely wrong.”  Think about that when your child doesn’t live up to your standards.  Think about that when someone doesn’t worship the way you do.  Think about that the next time you argue with your wife.

I might get angry with someone for a stance they take.  I might think, why won’t that person get vaccinated.  Or why can’t he see how electing that money-spending candidate will effect the economy.  I can question their stance.  But, I shouldn’t let my questioning stand in the way of loving that person.
Too often we got on our high horse and fail to see the viewpoint of the other, thinking they are ridiculous.  If we do that, we are not loving them. 

As a therapist, I see this issue come up many time in marriages.  In the therapy session, each spouse wants to make their own point.  By golly, their spouse is wrong and they need to set things straight with the spouse.  But, focusing on the wrong and trying to set things straight is damaging the marriage.  In marriage, we need to love our spouses even when they are wrong.  And in life, we need to love other people, even when they are wrong.  

Thank you Lord that you are that way.  You continue to love us humans no matter how often we are wrong.  Lord, forgive me for getting on my high horse and sometimes thinking I am better than someone else because “I have it right.”  Firstly, I probably don’t have it right.  And secondly, if I am not hearing and loving that person, than I am absolutely wrong.

Prayers for mother of Steam’s girlfriend as the mother is currently starting chemotherapy for cancer.  Prayers for Pusher as tomorrow is the anniversary of his widow’s death.  Prayers for religious mentoring for The King James.  Prayers for wife of Juke Box.  Prayers for Sparkler’s mother who lost her husband (Sparkler’s stepfather) about one year ago.  Prayers for Mr. Jinxy’s small grandchild who has a problem with her foot and for Hooker and his wife, Carli, who are the parents of the child.
Toy collection by F3 for charity.  Remember Judge Judy’s Christmas Party on Saturday, December 11.  You need to sign up for it on Slack.

Big Mac Burner

THE SCENE: 34 degrees with a bit of fog.  A beautiful Thanksgiving morning.

Started with 25 SSH on 4ct, to the curb for tie fighters x10 4ct left and right sides, mosey down to other end for tempo mericans x10 and mountain climbers x10, mosey back for 4ct imperial walkers x10, mosey back down parking lot for 10 burpees OYO
Start at the pavilion for 3 rounds of 20 table rows, 20 dips, and 20 standing calf raises

Mosey to poles next to circus maximus for 5 OH Claps, 5 squats, and 5 Monkey humpers at every pole (10 poles) 4ct flutters waiting on 6

Mosey to Cardiac for 4 cones up and down (2 times) with 5 4ct flutters at every cone

Mosey to front of Asylum for 3 burpees at every other light pole to crosswalk.  Tempo mericans wait on 6 then perform 5 burpees OYO because Cheatsheet was late. Mosey up stairs towards overlook.

At overlook partner up for: Partner 1 runs loop while Partner 2 does AMRAP Mericans.  Same process for LBC’S

Split in 2 groups for 5 squats at every tree ad lunge in between

Mosey back and circle up.



Insert the WORD here.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18