F3 Knoxville



THE SCENE: Upper 30s with clear skies



Mosey to other end of parking lot where 40# sandbag was hidden; SSH x10 IC; Tempo Squat x10 IC; Indian Run to the road that goes up to the funeral home (now named Dead Man Hill)

PAX worked through exercises at the top of the hill individually while taking turns carrying the sandbag to the bottom of the hill for different exercises.

Top of hill exercises:

  • 30 Burpees
  • 140 Hand Release Merkins
  • 180 Jump Squats
  • 110 WW2 Sit-ups
  • 35 Iron Rockets

Bottom of hill exercises

  • 5 Sandbag Swings
  • 5 Sandbag CPRs
  • 5 Sandbag Thrusters
  • 5 Big Boys with Sandbag Press
  • 5 Sandbag Overhead Throws

Indian run back to the flag

Overhead Claps x50 IC; Seal Claps x25 IC; Grady Corns x25 IC; LBCs for time



Yesterday was my youngest daughter’s fifth birthday and I wanted to do this workout today to honor her because she has been a fighter since she was in the womb. But first some backstory. My M has PCOS. This causes cysts to grow on her ovaries and we had been told she would never be able to get pregnant. We were faced with a choice of expensive fertility treatments or expensive adoption and we chose adoption which ended with us having our older daughter. We decided that one kid would just be what we had but God had other plans. We figured out in April of 2017 that my M was pregnant. We were nervous and excited at the same time. My M ended up having chronic hypertension and inter uterine growth restriction. This caused our daughter to not develop properly in the womb and not gain weight. In late August my M was put in the hospital in an attempt to keep the baby in the womb and then on bed rest at home. The doctor was sure that she would be born sometime in September. My M was hospitalized again in late September but our daughter was still fighting and her best chance was to stay in the womb. Finally on October 20th when we went in for an appointment the doctor made the call that she was coming, ready or not. So Evelyn Grace Barrett was born at 3:43am on October 21, 2017. She was in the womb just shy of 35 weeks (35 Iron Rockets.) She weighed 3 pounds 14 ounces (30 burpees and 140 Hand Release Merkins.) She was 17.75 inches long (180 Jump Squats.) She spent 11 days in the NICU (110 WW2s.) I could easily hold her with just one hand still when we came from the hospital. Now through God’s grace and her will to fight she is a healthy five year old that you would never know had such a rough start to life. Men, this morning lets all remember that no matter the circumstances we each are facing, we are called to lean on Christ and continue to fight. I love each one of you and am proud to be in this fight together with you.

Pray for Trousers and his family as he continues his job search; Pray for Pennies’ M as she travels to CT this week to help with her mother

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