F3 Knoxville

Indie 500

THE SCENE: Mid-50s and clear. Slight smell of 2-stroke exhaust.

SSH x25 IC
Cherry Pickers x5 IC
Tempo Squats x10 IC
Crabettes x10 IC
LBCs x15 IC

Grab a CMU and circle up. We’re working independently today. Cardboard wienkie as follows:

15 Up & Over Merkins (L+R=1)
30 Upright Row
20 Squat Thrust
30 Curls
30 Tri Ext
30 CMU Swing
20 Hand-Release Derkin
20 Lawn Mowers (each side)
15 Twist Lunge (each leg)
20 OHP each arm (or 50 with both arms)
20 ALPOs
20 V-ups
Total reps add to 500… But if you get done early, R&R.

After each exercise, take a lap around the outhouse.

Just put up those CMUs
16 showed up to get better today.
Utmost.org from Nov 5:

Partakers of His Suffering

…but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings… —1 Peter 4:13

If you are going to be used by God, He will take you through a number of experiences that are not meant for you personally at all. They are designed to make you useful in His hands, and to enable you to understand what takes place in the lives of others. Because of this process, you will never be surprised by what comes your way. You say, “Oh, I can’t deal with that person.” Why can’t you? God gave you sufficient opportunities to learn from Him about that problem; but you turned away, not heeding the lesson, because it seemed foolish to spend your time that way.

The sufferings of Christ were not those of ordinary people. He suffered “according to the will of God” (1 Peter 4:19), having a different point of view of suffering from ours. It is only through our relationship with Jesus Christ that we can understand what God is after in His dealings with us. When it comes to suffering, it is part of our Christian culture to want to know God’s purpose beforehand. In the history of the Christian church, the tendency has been to avoid being identified with the sufferings of Jesus Christ. People have sought to carry out God’s orders through a shortcut of their own. God’s way is always the way of suffering— the way of the “long road home.”

Are we partakers of Christ’s sufferings? Are we prepared for God to stamp out our personal ambitions? Are we prepared for God to destroy our individual decisions by supernaturally transforming them? It will mean not knowing why God is taking us that way, because knowing would make us spiritually proud. We never realize at the time what God is putting us through— we go through it more or less without understanding. Then suddenly we come to a place of enlightenment, and realize— “God has strengthened me and I didn’t even know it!”
Great seeing Slide Rule out again! Also, everyone grab a Q!
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.

Didn’t happen

THE SCENE: Low 40s, clear, crisp, waning gibbous moon almost bright enough to read by.
Didn’t happen

Didn’t do 25x SSH IC
Didn’t do 5x Cherry Pickers IC
Didn’t do 15x Tempo Squats IC
Didn’t do 5x Cobra Burpees OYO
Didn’t do 20x Mountain climbers IC
DID do 20 Burpees
After a 10 count, didn’t mosey to Long Island
8 stations were not set up around Long Island for a “bump and run” style rotation. However, with only 8 PAX that’s one station too many. Didn’t take a lap to call out the exercises and select which one to drop. One PAX at each station stays and does exercise until bumped. When bumped, move to next station and bump that PAX.

Embrace the Earth Burpees were not chosen to skip, therefore the stations were not:
Monkey Humpers
Catalina Wine Mixers
Sprint up both sets of stairs
Pickle Pounders

Just shy of two rounds were not completed. Did not mosey back to AO.

Didn’t do 35x Flutter Kicks IC
Didn’t do 20x Freddie Mercs IC
Didn’t do 10x Side Crunch each side IC

8 PAX didn’t show up today and kill this beatdown.
With apologies to Snitch who got it on Tuesday, a repeat of that BOM.
Proverbs 21:1 –
The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord;
he turns it wherever he will.
Proverbs 19:21 –
Many are the plans in the mind of a man,
but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.

So what then should we do? 1 Timothy 2:1-4 tells us:
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, 2 for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. 3 This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Note that it says “Thanksgivings” for “all people”…. Not for your guy if he wins, but all.
No flag = no pic = didn’t happen.
Nov 7 (this Saturday) convergence and 5 year anniversary at the Asylum. There better be a flag…


THE SCENE: Clear and just cool enough to make a wookie comfy.

SSH x25 IC
TN Rocking Chairs x15 IC
Tempo Squats x10 IC
Hindurkins x10 IC
Crabettes x15 IC
Cherry Pickers x5 IC
Mosey all around the park. For Halloween today, there are pairs of cards at intervals, face down. On one card is a Treat (exercise). The other says “Trick!”

Pax stays together. When arriving at a pair of cards, one PAX turns over one of the cards. If it’s a Treat, do the exercise and continue. If a Trick, mosey back to the previous station, repeat that exercise, then return and do the exercise and continue.

The Treats:
25 4-ct Monkey Humpers
25 4-ct Pickle Pounders (Repeated)
25 Merkins (Repeated)
Bear crawl across field
25 EZ-ups
25 4-ct Catalina Wine Mixers
15 Triple-Box-Jumps at the bleachers (3 jumps = 1 rep)
5 Hill Sprints (Probably should have been repeated…)
15 Embrace the Earth Burpees
25 Carolina Dry Docks (Repeated)
30 Big Boy Situps

Ended up with almost 3 miles.

51x Flutter Kicks
15x Side Crunches each side
Cash out with Merkins for the last minute
Super-lucky 13 under a full Halloween moon. Welcome FNG Airwolf!
Of all the holidays of the year, the most overcommercialized/ignored true meaning (by percentage anyway) has to be All Saints Day. Halloween (All Hallows Eve) has completely taken over to the point that many don’t even know about All Saints Day, which was created to celebrate and honor all those saints who didn’t have their own feast days. Take some time tomorrow personally or with your family to read up on a saint (not necessarily just those recognized by the Catholic Church), either ancient or modern-day, thank God for their example, and be inspired.
Hebrews 12:1-2
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
I was amazed by the luck of this group, only pulling three out of ten “Trick” cards…
Convergence and 5 year celebration at the Asylum Nov 7!

Looking back


5 cherry Pickers

25 SSH


Insert information about the workout.

  • A Dora style workout with a partner
  • 4 stations with three workouts
  • 1 partner does the 1st exercise while the other partner runs to the next station and back. Then that partner come back and does the exercise. Rise and repeat until all exercises are complete. Then Mosey to the next station.
  1. The 4 stations are as follows:
    1. Merkins, Power T Merkins, The U Merkins
    2. Pickle powders, box cutters,
    3. Burpees, squats, lunges
    4. monkey humpers, bobby hurlies, ( I can’t remember)

Built in Fellowship time 2 minutes of cooldown and fellowship as we head back to the AO
Stretch legs on our six. 

Use the TAGS on right-side to record PAX (BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOURSELF) in attendance. Be sure to select the AO in CATEGORY above TAGS and then delete these notes!
look back and remember how God has been in control.

Insert any personal comments, notes, devotion content, etc.
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.

The left won?

THE SCENE: Classic gloom.

10 tempo Merkins

20 squats

20 BACs
Mosey to pull up bars carrying a CMU. Do 10 OH presses, tris and curls every so often
Goal to move all 5 of your team’s CMUs to the top of the hill
You can move them to the next cone only by doing one of the exercises below. You can’t repeat an exercise until you have done them all.
10 burpees
20 Merkins
20 squats
Run to speed bump and back
10 pull ups
After exercise, run to CMU and overhead press it while walking it to the next cone.
You can also move the other teams CMU back a cone but not both
First team to get all 5 CMUs to top wins.
(Aladdin’s pointed out that the left kicked the right’s butt confusing several pax that thought he was making a political statement)
Partner up
One partner takes both CMUs and farmer walks them and swaps halfway. At the bottom the Matterhorn. One partner farmer walks with both CMUs while other does 5 burpees and then catches up. Swap.
At boat, each takes one CMU and heads to AO.

Insert information about any additional post-THANG work (if applicable).
10 PAX
Leadership in our family. Lead by example, teach and don’t dictate. Explain and don’t bark orders.
Good push from the Pax this morning. A little competition pushes everyone