F3 Knoxville


THE SCENE: Pre Rain and warm.  Around 60 degrees or so at circle up.

30 SSH on 4ct while we waited on Showcase.  Then curb for baby arm circles, mosey to other end to reverse them.  Mosey back down for rockettes, mosey to other end for imperial walkers (all at 10 on 4ct) Last did a down and back with tempo merkins and plank jacks…
Mosey to bottom of cardiac.  Ran up to benches.  Six up then went back down to first light pole.  Went back up cardiac but this time Bernie up.  Wait on six then back down to first light pole.  3rd time up cardiac 10 merkins at bottom, first bend, second bend, and top.  Waited on six then did 10 4ct flutters on way down at top, 2 bends and bottom.  Then…

Mosey towards Circus Maximus for reverse Route 66 with 4ct plank jacks at every pole.  When six was up, mosey to Pavilion for 2Rounds of 20 table rows/20 dips and 20 step ups and 20 Bulgarian squats.

Ab sesh with

20 4ct freddie mercury

20 4ct heel touches

20 side crunch (10R and 10L)

Mosey to Little Everest…up 2x’s with 5 squats at top each time.

Circle up

She wasn’t there

It was my 18 year wedding anniversary.  Message was serve your wife.  Love her and serve her without looking for something in return.  We are to love her like Christ loves the Church.

Treat all your relationships this way.


THE SCENE: 64 and nice

10 baby arm circles in cadence

10 reverse baby arm circles in cadence

10 cherry pickers in cadence

10 imperial walkers in cadence

25 SSH in cadence
Tabata circuit :20 work :10 rest :60 rest between exercises 7 exercises

  • Burpees
  • squats
  • Reverse lunges
  • Skater hops
  • Mountain climbers
  • flutter kicks
  • merkins

Cool down Tabata :30 seconds movements 10 rounds: Is, Ys, Ts, Butt kicks, high knees, inch worms, arm stacks, plank, lunges, calf raises
15 pax no FNGs
Over the course of a few weeks at work, I encountered 2 instances where patients or coworkers yelled for help. Instinctively, I sprang into action. It’s easier to answer the calls for help when they are loud enough for everyone to hear, but what about the cries we don’t hear? Be aware of those around you who aren’t outwardly crying for help. Be kind to others, we don’t know what everyone is going through.

Calls for donations. 2nd F opportunity at Pokeworks noon 5/5/21

Hello Darlin

SSH, Tie Fighters, Butts-Up, Preachers, etc.
Unlike CMUs, rocks found in the woods can’t be thought of as private property, and they don’t seem like huge threats to children’s safety. There happened to be some (rocks not kids), so we took them out for a shuffle.

We did the Hands Fast Ten, then over to the Caribbean.

Laps around the islands, 20-15-10-5 reps each lap, with and without our naturally occurring, non privately owned and totally harmless companions. Q has to admit that he cheated his reps on the hand release merkins. Let this be a lesson to everyone that if you can’t do it, you shouldn’t Q it. Conway got Ribbed pumped up, and I failed Kentucky by not playing “Borderline” by MDNA. She was next on the playlist!

Lesslie Newbigin said that rational doubt always rests on faith and not vice versa.

Happy Birthday Bon Jovi

THE SCENE: Not too bad…about 36 degrees with no precip at circle up

Start with 20 SSH on 4ct, Tie Fighters R and L x10 (in honor of Code Brown’s presence and addition to the lexicon) Tempo Merkins x10, Plank Jacks x10 4ct, Cherry pickers x6, Mosey to CMU pile for 25 curls in cadence.
Ditched the CMU’s for CMUesday and headed up to the overlook for a circuit of the following: (While Listening to the Birthday boy Jon Bon Jovi)…

10 Exercises, 25 Reps, 4 Rounds=1,000 reps of

  1. merkins
  2. squats
  3. dips
  4. LBCs
  5. Lunge -Left Leg
  6. Shoulder Taps
  7. Lunge-Right Leg
  8. Freddie Mercury
  9. Mtn. Climbers
  10. Dry Docks

RUN A LAP up to Asylum building and back.

Had time for a few Captain Thor’s then recover

Today is Dr. Seuss’s Birthday so I ended with a quote from him:

Life’s too short to wake up in the morning with regrets.  So, love the people who treat you right, forgive the ones that don’t and believe that everything happens for a reason.  If you get a chance, take it.  If it changes your life, let it.  Nobody said it would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.


Light Pole Leapfrog

THE SCENE: 35ish, calm, and clear. Nice morning to sweat.

Promised on Slack to do zero burpees, so:

Zero burpees OYO
2 Burpees OYO
5 Cherry Pickers IC
4 Cobra Burpees OYO
10 Tempo Merkins IC
6 Burpees OYO
20 LBAC fwd/backward, OHC IC
8 Burpees OYO
15 4-ct Monkey Humpers IC
“Warmed up yet?” (No answer from the PAX)
10 Burpees OYO
“Warmed up yet?” (Still no answer from the PAX)
12 Burpees OYO
“Warmed up yet?” “YES!”
“OK, grab a CMU and head for the first light pole by the restrooms.”

Split into 2 groups.
One group starts at first light pole, other group at the second light pole.
While second group does reps at light pole, first group runs past them to the 3rd pole and begins reps.
Once the last man has started doing reps at the 3rd pole, first group stops reps and leapfrogs to 4th pole.
Each exercise was performed at 3 poles by both groups:

Squat Thrusts
Up/Over Merkins
BBS with CMU on chest
Wood Choppers
Overhead Press
V-ups with CMU
(Lawn Mowers and Squats would have been next, but ran out of time)

Mosey on back to the pile and put away CMUs

No time today, although V-Ups were the last item on THA-THANG.
15 strong for CMUesday. Good to see Showcase back out in the gloom, also graced by the presence of Francios, downrange from the Carolinas.
Repeat from a week ago Saturday, but none of these guys were there and I still need to hear it myself… We have a dog. She’s pretty smart. Knows what we want her to do. But when she’s in her bed, she doesn’t want to get up. Just looks at you like, “Nah.” “Time to go upstairs!” “Nah.” “Let’s go outside!” “Nah.” So I have to physically dump her out of her bed onto the floor. Can’t be pleasant. She knows what she should do. It would be better if she would just get up. I’m sure she knows the dump is coming. Wouldn’t happen if she would just get up. But she still doesn’t obey. Message received, God.