F3 Knoxville

Noonan – 3.15 Miles Tour de Dogpound


Warm, about 55F and drizzly – as joked about last night in the “chatter” the rain held off until everyone got in their vehicles – I can only image why, believe!


6 SSH deconstruct – Well that didn’t work – Q needs to practice

5 cherry Pickers – Forget it – let’s just go … (Q knew we had a lot of miles run)


Mosey to soccer field

5 Burpees and 10 Merkins

Entrance to soccer field loop

10 Partner – Merkins at each end of loop

Back to AO

AO 5 Burpee 10 Merkin

At every X Spot do the following: (5 stops)

5 Burpee

10 Merkin

Mosey to base of Matterhorn

At first light pole 20 Monkey humpers

Second Light Pole 20 up-hill BBS (modify with American Hammers) missed that X in the dark

Top of Matterhorn Recover

5 Burpee

10 Merkins

Run to Boat Yard Pull off

5 burpees, 10 merkins, 15 squats

Back to gravel lot – 5 Burpee, 10 merkins, 15 squats

Run down hill to light at curve

5 burpees, 10 merkins, 15 squats

Back to gravel lot -5 burpees, 10 merkins, 15 squats

Run to Northshore

5 burpees, 10 merks, 15 squats

Back to gravel lot 5 burpees, 10 merks, 15 squats

Indian Run that didn’t work gravity would have caused a pile up going down hill – mosey on your own

back to AO


20 American Hammers

30 second of plank

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!


Mathew chapter 6 verse 25 – 34Do Not Worry –

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]?

Noonan –

I had a really short friendship Down Range in Naperville F3 with Noonan, but what I remember is a that he was definitely a HIM.  He spoke of the love for his family wife Jenny, Sean, Kelly, Joe, and Luke (and a golden retriever named Lucky).  He was found unresponsive and died tragically after a solo evening run Thursday night at the young age of 50 and only 3 days after his birthday.  This morning we ran the mileage shown on his watch that he shared with me because I forgot to start mine on Tuesday morning. Today we finished the mileage together in F3 fashion, working hard together (and not worrying about whether we will finish, but no doubt this PAX is made up of a bunch of Beasts – never doubt these guys!).  The F3Naperville Nantan converged with his family in attendance for the COT and the PAX gave his son the rolled-up flag signifying the loss of a brother.  So, we should not Worry about such trivial things in life and remember to strive to be like Jesus, a HIM.

Lord’s Prayer recited out loud as a group – Amen


This AO of brothers is a blessing; really fun guys that work hard together, a bunch of beasts that get up early and return for another the next time, always bringing up the six.  While we all come from different walks of life we are bound together by the seamless and often not mentioned principles of F3 (it’s your actions that are spoken), and wherever you post I trust you will find the same.  So, when one group/AO loses a brother, we all feel the pain of loss.  While this was not our typical workout routine, every single HIM finished strong (and ahead of the Q- great job!)  It is a blessing and my pleasure to be a part of F3. Awesome job, 3.15 miles (exactly the same distance Noonan and I ran together) 55 Burpees, 55 Merkins, and a few other thang’s…



Dogpound Pull bar install this Saturday

Foggy DogPound

THE SCENE: 30 degrees and Foggy

50 SSH

5 Cherry Pickers

10 should taps


Mosey to the boat ramp and a start of the route 66.

One route you do one exercise and then two, three at the next light etc.

  • Shoulder taps x4 and hold plank after the 11th light
  • Squat jumps and hold plank after the 11th light
  • BBS and hold plank after the 11th light
  • hand release merkins and hold plank after the 11th light
  • Herbeas and hold plank after the 11th light
  • head back to AO

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!

Men we need to kill last period I have been working all my adult life in battling lust period however I’ve come to realize that I’ve been more serving lust than killing it period John Piper once said you must be killing sin orcin will be killing you. It’s rung true with me this year as I consider the ways that lust destroys. I come from a broken home where my dad looked at pornography all of his life and never tried to fight or walk in the light. I know what pornography’s end is and that is death. I spoke to a much older wiser man and asked him how does he fights in period he told me that when he was given his sons The Lord used that to stir up a hatred for pornography he wanted to one day look at his sons in the eye and say I do not struggle with pornography I hate pornography. Additionally he raised the value of his wife in their home period he made much of her he laid down his life for her he spoke highly of her period he sought her out thought of her talk to her. And by God’s grace he says he was able to build a true hatred for pornography. I’d encourage you all to think about could you look your sons in the eye and say I don’t struggle with pornography. I know that’s not the case in my life and I’m praying daily that God stirs up hatred so that one day a I may be able to do that.


hump day at the Lizer

THE SCENE: low’s 30’s and clear

SSH (x 25); Tempo Merkins (x10); Imperial Squat Walkers (x10); BAC (x10 both ways)


  • Mosey to playground.  10 Body Blasters (Burpee/pull-up/knees to elbows) and flutter-kicks for those waiting for a spot.
  • LAP around the track.
  • Ring of fire — 10 squat jumps + 10 second hold squat; 9 squat jumps + 10 second hold; 8… etc… you get the point.
  • LAP around track
  • Lunged the parking lines with 2 merkins at each line.  Uphill and downhill.
  • LAP around track

Tour de park — we moseyed around the park stopping at each street light for 20 exercises of dealers choice.  Included BBS, diamond merkins, crab jacks, pickle pounders, jump-knee-tucks, imperial squat walkers, merkins.

Peter Parkers and flutter-kicks.


An encouragement in the New Year to take some time each week to plan.  Planning has made all the difference in being intentional with my time, attacking the week, and making sure the things that should get my first and best actually get that.  Through planning, you take time to list out your roles and goals for the week and make sure the most important things get on your calendar.  When I fail to plan, I drift into the week and often find myself just responding to whatever is coming my way instead of focusing.  It effects my kids when I plan out our nights and how we are going to use our time together (so we don’t just default to tv).  It effects my wife when I plan out our date nights and time for communication throughout the week where I am seeking to draw her out and care for her.  So, take time each week to think thru what you are called to do, what is most important, and put those things on the calendar in pen.

Celebrating 2 birthdays better than 1

THE SCENE: Low 40s with extra gloom

SSH, 4ct, IC x 49
In celebration of the Q’s birthday (49) and High Heels’ birthday (54), the following exercises were performed as follows:  7 sets of 7 exercises (49 total), with 6 sets of 9 exercises (54 total) sandwiched in between each set of of 7.

  • At the AO, line up on curb for Rocky Balboas, sprint to other side for Merkins, run back, rinse and repeat.
  • Mosey to the Cloud for box jumps and dips
  • Mosey to Baby Everest with Squat Jumps at the bottom and Hello Dollys (4ct) at the top.
  • Mosey to the Pavalon for table rows and calf raises.
  • Mosey to the bottom of Cardiac.  Run to the top of Cardiac with 9 man makers somewhere (choice of the Pax) in between.
  • Mosey back to the AO.

Howling monkeys, with each Pax doing one monkey humper in turn with the other pax holding position around the circle till 49 is reached.  Then do it again till 54 is reached.  Now, on the 6 for hands of time, counting to 49 and then to 54.

Revisiting the Q’s BOM from last year, it focused on getting out of my comfort zone and trusting God more.  (Phil. 4:13 and think about Paul’s level of discomfort with his mission).  Taking stock of last year, I’m disappointed in the difficulty I showed to trust God with decisions that might get me out of my comfort zone.  I need to do better.


“It Takes 2” feat. CheatSheet & Steam

THE SCENE: Dark on the outside, sunny on the inside. 35-40 degrees. Character-building weather.


  • Welcome to F3: Fitness – Fellowship – Faith
  • My name is Steam and I will be one of your Qs this morning
  • A couple of things:
    • 1) I am not a professional
    • 2) You are here on your own volition – you made a choice to be here this morning
      • Mumblechatter: Was it the right choice?
      • Q: Time will tell. You did make a choice to be here this morning and so did they – make it count!
    • 3) You know your body better than anyone else: if you need to modify anything we do this morning – feel free to do it. But push yourselves and the men around you.


1. SSH (Side-Straddle-Hop): 15×4 in cadence

2. Rockette: 15×4 in cadence

[ 1 burpee on your own ]

3. Windmill: 15×4 in cadence

[ 2 burpees on your own ]

4. Merkin: 15×4 in cadence

[ 3 burpees on your own ]

5. Flutter Kicks: 15×4 in cadence

[ 4 burpees on your own ]


[ PAX moseys to playground next to AO ]

  1. 15s (Not what you think)
    • 5, 5, 5
    • 5 dips on a bench
    • Sprint to covered pavilion
    • 5 box jumps
    • Sprint back to playground
    • 5 man-makers/8-count body buolders
    • R&R (Rinse and Repeat) 3x

[ 15-count // walk and talk ]

  • Q instructs to battle-buddy up
  • Parking lot outside of playground:
    • Pavement (parking spaces) = sprint
    • Grassy medians = bear crawl
    • Why battle buddies for this? Push your battle buddy and don’t let him slack off
    • Iron. Sharpens. Iron. 

[ Q asks for No BS Assessments from several of the PAX – QTIP: Whether you are leading a Q, walking through something hard with a loved one, or just in everyday encounters, don’t be afraid to ask the hard questions – such as “Give me a no BS Assessment of how you are/how’s your heart.” ]

[ PAX moseys to pavilion before the Chapel ]

  • 2 columns (battle buddies side by side)
  • Q instructs that the right column = casualties/dead
  • Remaining battle buddy must carry their casualty battle buddy across the field separating the small pavilion to the chapel
  • Walk into chapel

[ 10 count ]

[ Steam turns on AC/DC because obviously it’s about to go down ]

25s (once again, not what you think)

  • IN CADENCE: PAX executes 5 burpees – takes a lap around the perimeter of the chapel
  • R&R 4 more times
  • PAX is LOUD. FIA probably what in the heck was going on.
  • CheatSheet leads PAX in a 25 motivated SSHs
  • Time is 0600
  • The date is November 15th
  • 15 minutes to get better – let’s rock.

[ PAX mosey’s back to playground ]

  • Parking lot in front of playground
    • Karaoke – switch halfway down
  • Playground
    • PAX on their 6
    • 15s
      • 15×4 Flutter Kicks in cadence
      • 15×4 Big Boy Situps in cadence
      • 15×4 Penguins/cockroaches in cadence

[ Mosey to Flag below AO lot ]

  • Bear crawl up the pavement to the AO gates
  • Sprint into the AO

[ Toe the Line ]

    • “Do as I do”
    • Arm/leg skips across lot – jog back
    • Bernie Sanders across lot – jog back

[ Circle it Up ]

  • CheatSheet and Steam lead PAX in ATMs to close out


Breathe is heavy, arms are sweaty.

You all chose the harder thing this morning. Well done. Well. Done.

If CheatSheet and I can do this, you can too. I know you can. You have what it takes to step-up and lead. Co-Q with me, I’ll co-Q with anyone. We need you, the guys need you.


19 PAX – No FNGs


Stand. Remember. Proclaim. Fight.

Take this to heart men.

Stand – STAND UP. The world needs High Impact Men to stand up. Stand Up for yourself, stand up for your family, stand up for your friends, stand up for your loved ones, stand up for what you believe in. You have a voice and you have a story. Stand Up and own it. He calls us to stand up as High Impact Men.

Remember: REMEMBER who you are and WHOSE you are. The enemy is cunning in the ways he tries to make us forget who we are and whose we are. Remember when the Lord showed up in your life. Remember why you do what you do. Remember why you go to your job during the week. Remember why you come out here in the morning. Remember who He calls you to be and live out of that. Lest we forget that we were created in HIS image.

Proclaim: PROCLAIM as High Impact Men. This bonfire that we gather around called F3 in the mornings needs to be shared and multiplied with guys just like you and me before we came into F3. You have a voice and a story to tell. Tell it courageously and proclaim as a High Impact Man. Whether that’s here in F3 or in your own family or relationship or at work – as High Impact Men – proclaim boldly.

Fight: We are not all called to pick up a gun and fight. God bless those that are. However, as men, as High Impact Men – we are called to stand up and fight. Fight for yourself, fight for your wife, your girlfriend, your family, your friends. Fight because there is some good left in this world and it is worth fighting for. Cary the fight wherever you go. Weapons come in many different shapes and forms. Your story and your voice and your heart can be weapons of mass life-giving that the enemy hates and wants to destroy. Fight spiritually, fight emotionally, fight prayerfully.

It is nothing short of an HONOR to be out here with you all in the mornings and lead. If you’ve led before you know what it’s like, if you haven’t – come on. It’s time for you to find your voice and lead. We need to hear it.



  • CheatSheet’s Friend who died suddenly. Funeral is this afternoon in Farragut.
  • Children/Schools in CA – fires in CA – pray for safety.
  • Spoken and unspoken prayers – He knows the cries and whispers of our hearts.


!!!Last 3rd F Convergence of 2019!!!

When: Saturday, December 7th (7am – 9:30am)

Where: TruckStop AO (7am)

    • Post-Workout Convergence at Two Rivers Church (275 Harrison Lane, Lenoir City, TN 37772)
  • For more info – check the event on the F3 Knoxville GroupMe 
  • Grab a battle-buddy you haven’t seen post in a while!