F3 Knoxville

Snowy runway

THE SCENE: 29 windy felt like 18 , snow cover the AO. It’s quite beautiful, snow flurries during.


side lunges

Starting on walkway right before bridge

10 burpees

run to pavilion

10 handstand push-ups

run to top of blind man’s hill

10 180 degrees jumps

run back to pavilion

10 Handstand push ups

run to start

10 burpees

repeat for time

Hamstring stretch, shoulder stretch

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convince but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Martin Luther King


12 Dice of Christmas

Low 30s and plenty of gloom



SSH x24; warmup mosey


Each PAX roles a 12 sided dice and does the exercise for the number rolled. Rinse and repeat until recover is called.

  • 1 – Run loop from the warmup
  • 2 – Merkins x24
  • 3 – Squats x24
  • 4 – Big Boy Sit Ups x24
  • 5 – Bear Crawl to cone, Crawl Bear back
  • 6 – Dips x24
  • 7 – Imperial Squat Walker x24
  • 8 – Flutter Kicks (4-ct) x24
  • 9 – Crab Walk to cone, Broad Jump back
  • 10 – Burpees x24
  • 11 – Box Jumps x24
  • 12 – Australian Snow Angel x24


LBCs for time


6 HIMs rolled the dice this morning plus two more went for a nice long walk


“In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child. And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.”
‭‭Luke‬ ‭2:1-20‬ ‭ESV‬‬


Merry Christmas

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Triple Dora again

THE SCENE: 55 and a lil’ wet

  • SSH x15 IC
  • Cherry Pickers x8 IC
  • Arm Circles x10ea IC

Going for the triple dora… never finished it before so why not this time.

Round 1:

  • Traverse Exercise – CMU Farmer Carry
  • 100 Merkins
  • 200 Flutter Kicks (4ct)
  • 300 Monkey Humpers

Round 2:

  • Traverse Exercise – Lunge, lunge, broadjump down to the end (run back)
  • 100 CMU Hammers (2ct)
  • 200 CMU Swings
  • 300 Curles

Round 3:

  • Traverse Exercise – CMU OH Carry
  • 100 Thrusters
  • 200 Chest Press
  • 300 Squats

Ain’t go time for that
6 on this damp morning!
We’re all training for something every day. Some of us are out here training for fitness, and some of us are training for ourselves and our lives. We all have things that we need to train into our lives (relationships, jobs, etc.) and things that we also need to train out of our lives. Use your time in the mornings with F3 to physically and mentally get stronger so you can train the things you need in your life outside of it.
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Tomorrow 12/18 Ugly Sweater Christmas Walk-about!

Bomb Track


SSH 4-ct x 20

Imperial Squat Walkers x 10

T-Merkins x 10

Mary Katherine Lunges x 10


BOMBS on the track. PT stations at each quarter of the track. Do work at a station. Run a lap past the station you were at. Do work there. Run again. Repeat.

Each station was the same:

Burpees 5

O-Lunges 10

Merkins 15

BBS 20

Squats 25


7 minutes of step ups

Captain Thor 10:40

Front plank/left plank/right plank

11 HIMs

A Visit from St. Nicholas


‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,

In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

The children were nestled all snug in their beds;

While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;

And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,

Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap,

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,

I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.

Away to the window I flew like a flash,

Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow,

Gave a lustre of midday to objects below,

When what to my wondering eyes did appear,

But a miniature sleigh and eight tiny rein-deer,

With a little old driver so lively and quick,

I knew in a moment he must be St. Nick.

More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,

And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:

“Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now Prancer and Vixen!

On, Comet! on, Cupid! on, Donner and Blitzen!

To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!

Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!”

As leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,

When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky;

So up to the housetop the coursers they flew

With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too—

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof

The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.

As I drew in my head, and was turning around,

Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,

And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;

A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,

And he looked like a pedler just opening his pack.

His eyes—how they twinkled! his dimples, how merry!

His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!

His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,

And the beard on his chin was as white as the snow;

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,

And the smoke, it encircled his head like a wreath;

He had a broad face and a little round belly

That shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly.

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,

And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;

A wink of his eye and a twist of his head

Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,

And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,

And laying his finger aside of his nose,

And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,

And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.

But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight—

“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”


The Very Nice List

THE SCENE: Spring in December. Mid 60s. Very windy.

20 SSH, 10 tempo merkins, 10 tempo squats, 5 arm circles both ways, warm up lap.
We were going to go to church parking lot when, lo and behold, there was a Christmas note slipped into my CMU and it said that Santa 🎅  had left us a gift under the tree! So we ran to Crumpit to see what might be there.

We found the gift, opened it, and there was a brand new deck of cards and another note! How exciting! The note had the following details.

Nice List

  • ♦️ burpees
  • ❤ original burpees with a tuck jump
  • ♣️ Mr spectaculars
  • ♠️ blockees
  • 1-4 = Trips up the hill
  • Face = 10
  • Ace = 20

So we drew cards for around 50 min and had so much fun!
20 box cutters, 20 scissors, merkin block pull through for time (rearrange the presents under the tree, took a lot of tries because no Ms were there for guidance lol)
8 HIMs and 1 2.0 for a total of 9 PAX! Good job guys!
Got a lot of flack recently for not doing the Santa thing with my kids. I’m not against other folks doing it and teach my kids to be respectful of this big, fun “game” everyone plays with their kids each year. However, like many other aspects of Christmas, these things really lose their meaning and significance when pulled apart from the crazy, reality bending truth of the fact that we are celebrating the incarnation of the most powerful diety we’ve ever known! This separation of the spiritual from our everyday stuff is not true! God made Himself man. The significance of this is astounding when you really meditate on it. For me, this significance was highlighted when a friend and I examined my recent moral failing using Jeff Vanderstelt’s fruit to root exercise. At the end of it, I realized at the root of my sin was a false belief and denial of the incarnation. I had tried to pull out the spiritual significance of giving into my fleshly desires. At least, that is how my false belief had manifested itself in that moment of weakness. So, I’m not saying to get rid of Santa. If anything, I’m trying to enhance that fun “game” by getting it back into the larger and more significant context of Christ truly coming to be with us.
Dec 18 ugly Christmas sweater walk about.