F3 Knoxville

Roll & Run

THE SCENE: 69 degrees & full humidity.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Yes, all the things

SSH, Cherry Pickers, Windmills, Rockettes, Tempo Merkins, Sumo Squats, Tie-Fighters & X-Wings.
Started with 10 reps of Peter Parkers, a run up Baby Everest, a Man Maker at the summit and Jump Squats down Route 66.

Stopped to take a rock for Curls, OVHD Presses & Tricep Extensions (20 Reps each).

Camped out at the top of Circus Maximus with two (2) teams. One team ran, while the other team did a list of exercises. When the Team One returned from the run, they bumped Team Two to run. Team One did the exercises until Team Two returned. Rinse & repeat until the Q called recover. The runs were different, based on the role of a standard die.

The Runs:

  1. All The Way Around the Circus Maximus
  2. Don’t Step onto the Cloud
  3. Sanctuary
  4. Toilet Building
  5. Upper Parking Loop
  6. Water Cooler

The Exercises:

  • 10 – Burpees
  • 15 – Seal Jacks (4 – Count)
  • 20 – LBCs (4 – Count)
  • 15 – Peter Parkers (4 – Count)
  • 10 – Sumo Squats (4 – Count)
  • 15 – Hello Dollys (4 – Count)
  • 20 – Merkins
  • 15 – V-Ups
  • 10 – Lt. Dans
  • 15 – Gas Pumpers
  • 20 – Side Crunches (10 Each Side)
  • 15 – Boxcutters (4 – Count)

No time for MARY.
We had 10 HIMs to include: Sawdust (Q), Matlock, Snitch, SlimShady, Coolio, Hands, Pacman, Rainbow, Crab-Legs & Waxjob
Took a reflection on a quote from Col. Jeff Cooper USMC (Ret.) that “Safety is something that happens between your ears, not something you hold in your hands.” Although this more focused on gun safety, the Q took moment to realize how sometimes we try to do everything we think God wants us to do, but don’t always stop to listen and let the Holy Spirit in to guide our actions for Him.
Need assistance in building Hardship Hill Obstacles.

Fat Kid Brings the Pi to the Asylum

THE SCENE: Chilly Tuesday Spring Break morning.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Done and done effectively 


Standard Blindside warm-up


Start by making our way up Route 66 with the following exercises & reps at each light pole:

  • 3 Imperial Squat Walkers (each squat equals 1)
  • 1 Burpee
  • 4 Merkins
  • 1 Burpee
  • 5 Squats
  • 9 CDD
  • 2 Shoulder Taps (2 count)
  • 6 BBS
  • 5 Squats
  • 3 Imperial Squat Walkers (each squat equals 1)
  • 6 BBS
  • 8 SSH (2 count)
  • 9 CDD
  • 7 Flutter Kicks (2 count)
  • 9 CDD

Dora at the Coliseum: Partner up, one does reps, one runs a lap

  • 314 SSH (single count)
  • 159 BBS
  • 265 Merkins
  • 368 Squats 

Mosey back to the AO for “How much pi did you have?” 

Set – 3 burpees, 1 merkin, 4 squats, 1 merkin (3.141), run down to other end of the parking lot and back, drop last exercise for next set

  1. One Set then run around the circle to wear off the pie
  2. Two sets – because you know you will eat a second piece, then run
  3. Three sets – because my five kids always want three pieces of pie, then run


Freddie Mercurys IC x 15 | Flutter Kicks IC x 15 | Georgia Cheerleaders IC x 10, single leg IC x 5 each leg


3 HIMs, 0 FNGs


Pi is an irrational number. The first day of Spring Break, I was irrationally upset at my 5 kids being home alone with them all day. As fathers, we have to be patient, especially in situations that are out of the normal or off the routine (like Spring Break). 


Prayers for Matlock’s father and the issues with insurance and his therapy.

Your Gifts

THE SCENE: A perfect morning, just minutes before the rain
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER – Steam did it

SSH, merkins, rockettes, imperial walkers
Insert information about the workout.

  • Hands had us “playing catch me if you can”
  • Then a bear crawl, lunge, run sequence of pain
  • Dora time with dive bombers, mountain climbers, and pike ups
  • CRISPR then doing more Dora with merkins, squats, and butterfly situps
  • William Wallace relays with planks/burpees, then squat/sprints
  • 7’s with incline merkins and step ups

19 HIMs for the launch of Asylum Daybreak

I often talk about quotes and they always get me thinking about stuff. As I take on this new leadership role, I think about a quote from Pablo Pisccao that says “The meaning of life is to find your gift”.

I’ve been through several leadership development programs over the years and had 360 reviews, etc and gift that always comes up for me is I’m dependable. When I take something on, I do what I say I’m going to do, and I do it 100%. Don’t have to check in and follow up because it’ll be done.

Going back to Picasso, the second half of the quote is, “The purpose of life is to give your gift away”. So as I assume this new role I hope that I can give my gifts to Asylum Daybreak.

So, the quote is “The meaning of life is to find your gift and the purpose of life is to give your gift away”. So I ask each of you to think about that. What are your gifts and who are you giving them to?  Is there an aspect of your life that could really benefit from your unique gift? And if so, are you willing to give it to them?

ANNOUNCEMENTS: A lot going on in F3 Knoxville.  Painting Cardinal’s widow’s house March 18, Wild at Heart Retreat March 24, F3 Open House by Fixer Upper first week of April, Escape from Haw Ridge April 14, Hardship Hill on Memorial Day.

BlackJack BeatDown

THE SCENE: A cold invigorating gloom

15 side straddle hops, 15 mountain climbers 10 squats,15 American hammers, 8 count motivators,10 BBS, 7 merkins
We gathered around a deck of playing cards, cardboard cards, and a speaker as the rules were explained

Each suite had an exercise associated to it, there were four separate exercises a suite could use, however only one at a time on the cardboard card, each suite usually followed a body part theme. The amount of reps would be determined by the number on the card. Face cards followed suite however numbering followed J-11, Q-12, K-13. Aces and Jokers were laps, 1 and 2 laps respectively. 5-6 minutes for each set of exercises before cardboard was cycled. Each member of PAX drew a card for involvement and motivation. Due to nature of AO and day, CMU’s were used, however were not integral to exercise. Rapid luck of the draw fun, with great music accompanying.

I was ignorant to Gods word for most of my life, passing it off as nothing I could use, having not been raised to value it like I should have, I never read the bible, I never went to church, and I never prayed. When my mom passed away, I was told that this was part of God’s plan, and that’s not what I needed to hear at the time, and it ended up turning me away from Him entirely. When my Dad passed away, and I went to live with Waxjob (Joshua Brady) and his family, I saw how they were able to find comfort through Christ, and it opened me up more and more to the idea of God, and I started seeing God in my life more and more, I noticed Godly people and Godly things. Eventually I was able to conclude that God is real, Jesus died on the cross for us, and being able to look at things through eyes of benevolence instead of random chaos, it made dealing with my past traumas so much easier, and I felt myself become a better person because of it. Most recently Cardinal passed away, and when I heard the news I had to sit down and cry, especially when I learned that he had two children, and feeling what they felt, it broke me, seeing Cardinal Jr at the Rampart convergence, and seeing him cry because he missed his dad, he missed those memories he’d never have, he missed his voice and his love, I cried because I missed those too, and that hug I gave Cardinal Jr I hope was what he needed, because it’s what I needed. He’s got this, his sister’s got this, I pray they can find comfort in Christ the way I did.
This was my VQ, and it was certainly a special one, I find it went well and the PAX enjoyed it, thank you to everyone who came out and showed their support and worked out with me, I hope to lead more in the future, and I’m excited for what that future holds. Take care, stay safe, stay hydrated.

Twelve Days of an Asylum Christmas

THE SCENE: 24 degrees and ICY.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Yes, all the things.

SSH, Tempo Junk Science (40 Merkins), Cherry Pickers, Windmills, Rockettes, Tie Fighters, Rocky Balboas, Bobby Hurley.
Ran a circuit around the Asylum with 12 stations to add a workout:

  1. [Partridge in a Pear Tree]     Squat Thruster
  2. [Turtle Doves]                    Toe Merkins (4-Count)
  3. [French Hens]                    Cosmic Pickle Pounders
  4. [Calling Birds]                    Monkey Humpers (4-Count)
  5. [Gold Rings]                      Man Makers
  6. [Geese a Laying]                Squats
  7. [Swans a Swiming]             Superman
  8. [Maids a Milking]                Big Boy Sit-Ups
  9. [Drummers Druming]          Alternating Shoulder Taps (4-Count)
  10. [Pipers Piping]                    Lt. Dans
  11. [Ladies Dancing]                Dancing Bears (4-Count)
  12. [Lords a Leaping]               High Knee Jumps

There was something about MARY, but not time for her today.
9 HIMs filled with the Joy of Christmas. Sawdust, Hands, Rainbow, Charmin, Gibbler, Fabio, Bunny, Cat Gut & Cosmo 2.
Seeking Joy, not happiness.

C.S. Lewis spoke at length about joy in his book Surprised by Joy

Luke 2:10 – But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all people.”

Happiness & pleasure are fleeting and do not sustain. Joy however is deep in our souls. It comes from knowing the Almighty and His Love for Us. That does not mean that every path will be flat & wide. But carrying this Joy in our hearts will help us weather any storm.

Convergence at Speedway 07-Jan-23.