F3 Knoxville

JUCO Lumberjacks

THE SCENE: 60 degrees and a little sticky…

Side straddle hop in cadence 20
10 tempo merkins
Arm rotations thumbs up in cadence
Reverse thumbs down in cadence
Cherry Pickers
Tempo squats
Mosey to the Greenway stopping for 20 dips along the way.

  • Stop at cone on Greeway (starting point) and do
    15x merkins
    20x Flutter kicks SC
  • Dora:
    Partner up. Saws tree limbs while your partner runs to the starting point and does
    15x merkins
    20x Flutter kicks SC
    each time a branch falls, blow the horn and everyone does 5x burpees
  • Mosey back top the flag.

No time…
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Being kind takes effort!

“In view of all of this, make every effort to respond to God‘s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence of knowledge, and knowledge with self control and self control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone.”
2 Peter 1:5-7
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Shamrock: Mermaid’s passing the flag to Betty on 5/25.

Holding on to what you have

THE SCENE: Crisp, cool May Morning with a full moon overhead

  • Hairy Rockettes
  • Windmills
  • Tempo squats
  • SSH
  • Moroccan Night Clubs
  • Cherry Pickers for Three-peat


  • Mosey to the pool wall
    • 5 wall-ups
    • 4 reps of 8-ct pulse merkins
  • Mosey to the playground
    • 5 pull ups
    • 10 box cutters
    • 10 heels to heaven
  • Mosey to the Amphitheater
    • 10 box jumps
    • 30 merkins
  • Mosey to the Library
    • 5 Decline Dry-docks
    • 10 bobby hurleys
    • 10 Iron mikes
  • Hold plank for the 6, repeat 3 more times
  • Unwind going backwards through
    • Amphitheater – 10 merkins, 5 box jumps
    • playground – 5 heels to heaven, 5 box cutters, 2 pull ups
    • Pool wall – 2 8-ct pulse merkins, 2 wall ups
  • RTF

A few sets with some PAX leading

In an essay titled “Membership,” which is an excellent read or listen, C.S. Lewis begins by discussing (in context I won’t attempt to replicate) the “modern” tendency to eliminate solitude. He sees it everywhere, even in the University, where he experienced an undergraduate college of 12 men who knew each other intimately. Even “before the war,” he says, “the typical undergraduate society had come to be a mixed audience of one or two hundred students assembled in a public hall to hear a lecture from some visiting celebrity.” He laments “the crowd of busybodies, self-appointed masters of ceremony, whose life is devoted to destroying solitude wherever solitude still exists.” If one of the great minds of the past were to be born “today”, he would quickly be “cured”. “And even where the planners fail and someone is left physically by himself, the wireless has seen to it that he will be–in a sense not intended by Scipio–never less alone than when alone. We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and privacy: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.”

This line struck me. It’s something that I have been struggling with lately. The family is busy busy busy, and I am adding stuff on top, so I am tired. And in my weariness, I have sacrificed the one time of solitude left to me, the early morning, in the name of an extra half hour of sleep. If, at the outset, I had seen this as the cost of all the activities, I might have been more discerning, but rarely are we granted such insight. So now, I stand to rebuild a habit I once had, to take time each day in solitude to spend time in reading, contemplation, and prayer.

I bring it to you today so that each man might reflect on his own trajectory. I hope this anecdote might grant you time to guard yourself from losing a hard won habit that is on the wane. Remember that nothing in this world is lasting, but if we invest in maintaining something, it lasts a heck of a lot longer.

Matthew 6:19-20

19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where  moth and rust  destroy and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

By my count, you ought to have more than 200 merkins and 20 pull ups. Finish up the plank and you’ll have a trident.
Shamrock AOQ change on May 25, Rampart Skeletor VQ on May 23rd, Rampart launch May 30th.

Better Late Than Never Egg Hunt + Prey-Predator Game

THE SCENE: Mid 50’s and cloudy.

  • Overhead Claps x 11.
  • Seal Claps x 10.
  • SSH x 11.
  • Plan Position (30 sec).
  • Shoulder taps x 10.
  • Merkins on your own x 10.

Mosey to the new building.

We did some laps around the new building stopping at each entrance. The exercises at each entrance were:

  • 15 Lunges.
  • 10 Burpees.
  • 10 Heels to Heaven.
  • 15 Derkins / 30 Toe Merkins.
  • 20 Box Jumps / 20 Dips.
  • 20 BBS.
  • 20 Squats.

Egg Hunt.

We divided ourselves in 2 teams, we collected as many eggs as we could and we gave the eggs that we collected to the other team as a present :)…then the teams had to run around a loop (800 feet), crack open the eggs and do the exercise prescribed by the egg :). Team number 2 did a great job finishing all of the eggs in less than 10 mins…great work gents!!!

Prey-Predator Game.

Two Stop signs. Three predators and many preys. The objective was to carry as many eggs as possible from one stop sign to the other douching for the predators. If you get caught by a predator, you do 10 burpees, you become a predator and the predator becomes a prey. It was a really fun game, but there was not much time to do many rounds :'(.

No time.
16 Strong HIMs showed up this morning.

Reflected about happiness and how easily we can take things for granted. Let’s try to see love and beauty in the small things.

Proverbs 20:27

“The Spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, searching all the innermost parts of his being”.

No time.

JUCOtop Stargazers

THE SCENE: 66°, Dry and wonderful


Side Straddle hops, Mountain Climbers, Reach for the stars, let it hang, Cherry Pickers, some other stuff.  Booster mentioned doing stargazers, so we headed to the top of Juco to try it out.  Campus is too bright.
Grabbed some rocks after doing 25 dips.  Carried them to the base of Jucomajaro.  Did a min of exercise followed by a sprint up 2 lines, carrying our rock.

  • 1 min of burpees
  • 1 min of Imperial Walkers (It is May the Fourth)
  • 1 min of BBS
  • 1 min of Squats
  • 1 min of plank
  • 1 min of Flutter kicks
  • 1 min of Superman

Made the summit where we had a ring of fire, starting at 4 merkins.

Then we got 3.5 seconds of stargazers before we did some Hello Dolly.  Too many clouds to see stars anyway.

Stone Jenga was played.  We held Al Gore while building a pile of rocks.  We got to 7 rocks before it fell so 10-7=3… 3 burpees.  Well done.  Mosey back to return our rocks, do more dips, bear crawl across the street and back, 10 Dirkens, Duck walk to curb and 20 calf raises.

Hello Dolly, Freddie Murcury, Superman and 10 Regular, 10 Wide and 10 Diamond merkins
Psalm 18:  I love you, Oh Lord, My Strength

Looked at making sure the Lord is our strength, our deliverer and our Rock.   David, leading the victorious army didn’t find his strength in his self but from the Lord.  Make sure Jesus is the foundation of your strength.

Be praying for our F3 brothers we miss due to injury.  Especially Survivor, Spotter, 5k, Gump and others.

CSAUP at Haw Ridge Friday night 9-Midnight.  Last chance to sign up today.  Family workout moved to May 14.

The Whole Story

THE SCENE: Cool and clear

  • Projectivator
  • Easy lap w/ high knees, butt kicks, strides
  • Tempo merkins
  • Cherry pickers
  • Tempo squat


  • Death march to ORAU Hill the long way
  • After each exercise sprint up hill; mosey down
  • 1 minute merkins
  • 1 minute big boys
  • 1 minute squats
  • 1 minute plank
  • 1 minute merkins
  • 1 minute LBCs
  • 1 minute imperial squalkers
  • 1 minute plank

Mosey back to the flag. We stopped at the playground for some pull ups.

May the 4th is tomorrow.  When watching the Original Trilogy, you think the story is about Luke, but after watching the Prequel Trilogy, you realize that the story is about Anakin.  A story of redemption.

Also, God laid on my heart this week to be aware of the legacy I’m leaving.  I shared the tale of Steve Jobs.  He built a huge company that changed the world, but within months of his death, Apple launched a product he said they’d never sell:  the iPad Mini.

Our legacy is much more affected by the people we influence throughout our lives.  Our children, wives, friends, coworkers, and others.  The values we invest in them and the fruit of the Spirit we bear around them will make a bigger impact than the work of our hands.
CSAUP this Friday!  Family workout postponed to May 14th.