F3 Knoxville

Searching for Joy with a 30# Baby

THE SCENE: 70 and muggy.

Burpees – 0x OYO

SSH – x20 IC 4CT

Burpees – 1x OYO

BAC – x10 ea 4ct IC

Burpees – 2x OYO

Tempo Merkins – x10 IC

Burpees – 3x OYO

Cherry Pickers – x10 IC

Burpees – 4x OYO

Moroccan Nightclubs – x10 IC 4CT

Burpees – 5x OYO
Mosey to the park loop. Relay Run around the loop with the 30# baby and head to Church lot.

  • Vacuum Cleaners –
    • Partner up. 1 on the ground in wheelbarrow position to walk on hands across the lot. Do 5 merkins on the opposite side. Flapjack so partner gets a turn. Do this 2x each for a total of 4 parking lot crossings.
  • Welsh Dragons –
    • Up to 5 reps halfway across the lot.

Mosey back to the park loop. Relay Run around the loop with the 30# baby and head to pavilion next to Lions Club building for some abs-o-rama OYO.

  • 50 LBC
  • 50 American Hammers 4CT
  • 50 BBS
  • 50 Flutters 4CT
  • 50 Edward Scissorlegs 4CT

Plenty of extra time…

Plank Shopping

  • PAX hold plank. Right arm up. Down. Left arm up. Down. Down halfway. Down to 1 inch off ground. Back up. Repeat.
  • Worst Merkin Ever 3x

PAX name an exercise. 20 reps of anything.

  • Squat Jumps (Dolittle)
  • Captain Thors (Mr. Wedgie)
  • Merkins (Wilson)
  • Decline Merkins (Upgrade)
  • Imperial Squat Walkers (Natty)


Mr. Wedgie, Wilson, Upgrade (from Memphis!), Natty, Herbie, Dolittle, Filter.

From Archbishop Desmond Tutu in The Book of Joy – 

“Discovering more joy does not, I’m sorry to say, save us from the inevitability of hardship and heartbreak. In fact, we may cry more easily, but we will laugh more easily too. Perhaps we are just more alive. Yet as we discover more joy, we can face suffering in a way that ennobles rather than embitters. We have hardship without becoming hard. We have heartbreak without becoming broken.”

Convergence is Saturday!

If it walks like a duck…

THE SCENE: OTB @ Fountain City Park – Very wet. Mid 40s. Lots of ducks.

SSH – 25 IC 4CT

Baby Arm Circles – x15 up/down IC 4CT

Tempo Squat – x10

Cherry Pickers – x15

Mosey to the Duck Pond (aka FC Lake)

3 stations along the Broadway side at the pavilions –

  • Station 1 –
    • 20 merkins then duck walk to station 2
  • Station 2 –
    • 20 merkins then duck walk to station 3
  • Station 3 –
    • 20 merkins then run to finish the loop around the Duck Pond back to station 1.
    • Rinse and repeat 3X.

Mosey to top of hill to road in front of Gresham Middle.

Duck and Weave –

  • PAX line up single file and duck walk from one end of the lot / road to the other. Walker in the back sprints to the front weaving through the PAX until everyone goes 2x just like an Indian Run except way less fun.

Dora –

  • PAX partner up. One exercises while one runs to the other end of the drive and back. Flapjack and repeat til done.
    • 100 squats
    • 100 mountain climbers 4CT
    • 5 burpees IC

Mosey back to AO in the pavilion in the middle of FC Park.


  • 25 dips on picnic table OYO
  • 15 incline merkins on picnic table OYO
  • 15 ATMs to cash it out IC

4 PAX present. Dolittle, Swanson, Herbie, Filter on Q.
Advent = hopeful waiting.

Run, Run Rudolph

THE SCENE: cool and damp
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER no professionals here
20 – side straddle hop

10 – baby arm circles

some light stretching of the arms and legs


  • Catch me if you can mosey to the amphitheater (Indian Run with last person dropping to do 5 burpees and then catching back up with the group
  • big boy sit-up-ups – 25 on the amphitheater stage
  • catch me if you can mosey to parking lot below the painted steps
  • beep test – cones separated by 20m (65 ft) on a timer that beeps at decreasing interval. those who dont make the cone by the beep drops out and does burpees until the last PAX cannot complete
  • catch me if you can mosey to rock pile on Neyland
  • squats to Moby’s flower
  • Catch me if you can mosey back to painted steps parking
  • Beep test (round 2)
  • catch me if you can mosey back to amphitheater
  • big boy sit-up-ups – 25 on the amphitheater stage
  • catch me if you can mosey back to AO

we had 15 seconds left and we were toast

Advent – prepare yourself for the Christmas Season

Making The Holiday Family Rounds

THE SCENE: Clear, 40 degrees. Christmas lights all around

No FNG’s, You know your body, you’re here on your own, modify if need be.

Jameis Winston Kicks 10; Mountain Climbers 10; Rikki Tikki Tavi 10, SSH 15, Baby Arm Circles 10, Chinooks 10

Mosey to Krutch Park while crossing pedestrian bridge performed lunges across it. Once at Krutch Park start out on left side of Market Street, Shoulder Taps 10x 4 ct, run down Market St to Union Ave for Mountain Climbers 10x 4 ct, cross the street for Merkins 10 OYO, run back down Market Street for Rikki Tikki Tavis 10x 4ct. Lap 2: Big Boys 10x, American Hammers 10x 4 ct, LBC 10 OYO, Oprah Winfrey’s 10x OYO. Lap 3:Squats 10 OYO; Lunges 10 OYO; Prisoner Squats 10 OYO; Monkey Humpers 10 OYO. Repeat Lap 1, then half of Lap 2. Mosey over and through the park. 1 minute plank, Olan Mills pause, mosey to parking garage. Wall sits while we each count off to 60. Mosey over to Big Ball stairs. Starting at top of stairs 10 merkins OYO, run to the bottom for 10 BBS, rinse and repeat. Mosey back to AO.

20 flutters, 20 Oprah Winfreys, 1 minute plank

12 HIM’s coming to kick Monday square in the teeth!
I named each corner of the lap we ran as family members. We went to each turn of the lap together, did the workout together. We fought to be present, stay together, enjoy, put in the work. I encourage everyone during the holiday’s to fight to be present, have a great attitude, change your perspective. This could be the last holiday with any of your family members so be present and make some good memories that can last a lifetime.



Old Miss Lucy’s dead and gone

THE SCENE: The air was thick!
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Nope, not a professional

Stretching feels so good.

Mosey to “painted steps” for 10 minute circuit of:

  • bear crawl down steps
  • forward lunge, side lunge, other side lunge, backward lunge (light pole to light pole)
  • 80%-90% run up the ramp
  • R&R

Mosey to parking lot towards the Tn River

  • select a coupon (challenge yourself)
  • squat to the lyrics of “Flower” (Moby)

Mosey to greenway along TN River

  • stop at every third light pole alternating between 10 merkins and 10 squats

Mosey back to AO

This was my VQ – step up and lead if you have not done so!

including 1 FNG – Gesundheit
Run wild. To risk everything. To hold nothing back.
To lay it all on the line: your reputation, your success, your comfort.
It’s that moment when fear is overcome by faith. Live free.
It’s not the liberty to do whatever you want whenever and wherever you want,
But rather it’s living in accordance with the author of humanity
And finding freedom by connecting with the creator who conceived you.
Let the light flood into your eyes for the first time.
Feeling the blood course through your veins, finding the truest version of yourself
By knowing the one who knows you even better than you know yourself.
Love strong. Because you were first loved. Because without love we all perish.
Because the earth and the stars can and will pass away, but love, love will always remain.

from”Oh God Forgive Us” by For King and Country

Make sure to attend 3rd F this Saturday and the CSAUP on the 25th at the truck stop!