F3 Knoxville

Potato salad

THE SCENE: 33* or so and spitting snow every now and then

SSH x25 IC
Imperial Walkers x10 IC
Merkins on 4 ct, x13 IC
THA-THANG: Form two lines, begin mosey toward amphitheater.  Just past it at the first pedestrian bridge, stop and Al Gore waiting on the 6.  Once all in, PAX perform 5 burpees OYO.  Form back up into two lines, each line does Indian Run on mosey toward C15 parking lot behind Neyland Stadium.  C15 parking lot has eight cones prepared in an octagon, each with an exercise at the cone. Exercises as follows:

  • Hello Dolly
  • Burpees
  • Decline merkins
  • Lunges (count for each leg)
  • WWII Sit ups
  • Lion kings (with rocks)
  • Jump squats
  • Catalina wine mixers

PAX partner up and pick a cone to start at. Perform 8 reps of exercise, bear crawl to next cone. Make your way around the Octagon and back to the cone you started at. Meet in the middle of the Octagon (PAX finished about the same time). Once in the middle, Q leads 10 wide merkins, immediately followed by 10 regular merkins, immediately followed by 10 diamond merkins. Recover.

PAX go back to their original starting cone, repeating the routine this time performing 16 of each exercise. No bear crawls, once exercise is completed, PAX run on the outside of the Octagon making a loop and going to the next cone. Continue again until original cone is reached.  PAX again meet in the middle for Mary.  Q leads flutter kicks 20x IC.  Savannah then leads PAX in hello Dolly’s x20 IC.

Recover and 10 count.  PAX again form two lines and begin Indian Run back towards AO.  Stop again at pedestrian bridge where we did burpees heading out.  Q leads PAX in 8 ct body builders, 10x IC.  Form two lines again and Indian Run back to AO for Mary.

Captain Thor (reach 16:4) IC
Box Cutters x20 IC
Iron Cross Flutter Kicks (led by Pfeiffer) x20 IC (we were all dead except him)
18 PAX: Quarantine, Butterfly, El Presidente, Plunger, Pfeiffer, Frank, Rousey, Ponder, Savannah, Amazon, Swanson, Gretzky, G6, Sugar Daddy, Petey, Bessie, Rascal, Abort
Q brought potato salad ingredients as props.  The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg.  Life isn’t about your circumstances, it’s about what you’re made of.  Challenge us all to view our obstacles and hardships as opportunities to better ourselves.
Pray for Petey as he begins interview process, that interviews go well and that he is able to stay in Knoxville.


64 degrees and hazy

F3 Welcome and Disclaimer

Baby arm circles forward IC x 10
Baby arm circles reverse IC x 10
Tempo Squats ICx10
Burpees OYO x 10
Merkins ICx10

Tour of World’s Fair Park
Mosey over to south stairs for:
Incline Merkins           ICx10
Squats                         ICx10
Decline Merkins          ICx10

Mosey to Market Square
Stopping 2x for Burpees OYOx10

Dora w/ battle buddy for:
Burpees (50)
American Hammer (75)
Carolina Dry Docks (100)
One-armed Pickle Pounders (125)
Nipple scraper Merkins (150)
(w/ PAX #1 running down Market Square while PAX #2 is doing exercise)

Mosey to Pete’s Coffee Shop
Stop for 5 burpees OYO

Mosey to Henley Street
Incline Merkins ICx10
Decline Merkins ICx10

Mosey back to World’s Fair Park
Full-speed 100 yard sprints

Back to AO

Hello Dolly ICx10 (P-nut)
Boat/Canoe (Quickbooks)

Number Off and Name-o-Rama


Scripture focus on Psalm 119:105.  It’s dark out there, men.  We need God’s word to provide light and instruction for us.  However you chose to do it…whenever you choose to do it…just do it.  Get in God’s word each day.

Prayer led by P-nut

Spirited mumblechatter from all PAX, particularly from Proton and Dimples.  Schick had been AWOL for a long time and couldn’t remember his F3 name (Rascal to the rescue).

Tuesday at the Fair

The Scene 72 and clear

F3 Welcome and Disclaimer

COP (all IC)
SSH x 20
Mountain Climber x 15
Merkin x 20
Hello Dolly x 20
BACF x10
BACR x10
Flutter Kick x 20
Box Cutter x 15
BBS x 20

Mosey up stairs and down to amphitheater

10 Merkins on north side of amphitheater
1 BBS on south side

Mosey past the BIG GOLD BALL, then to the WEDGIE (watch out for the train!). Grab a battle buddy.

Doras up the wedgie: Merkins x10 at top; 150 combined LBC at bottom.

Mosey back to fountains

Number off & Name-O-Rama

Let’s be inclusive of “the new guys”. At work, at church, at F3, wherever. Let’s set out to make an impact on those around us! Press in, encourage, and keep up with those guys!

It was a mosey-heavy morning. We picked up Paula Deen as he was running by the fountain before we started. This guy is training for a 24 hour race AND a marathon! He gets the “fastest mosey” award for the day. 11’s at the amphitheater took up a good amount of time and really helped us log some mileage. The 15 PAX left their chatterboxes at home, today. Excited to see Paula Deen and Simone (so named because of years of gymnastics experience) show up more in the future and take their places as leaders!

Around the World

THE SCENE 62 and clear

F3 Welcome and Disclaimer

SSH x15 (IC)
Baby Arm Circles x15 (IC)
Reverse Baby Arm Circles x15 (IC)
Michael Phelps (OYO)
Squats x15 (IC)

Gathered the PAX to challenge them to think about the world and the role HIM’s can play. PAX numbered off 1-4 and let them know that at each of the 4 stations was associated with a country and prayer requests to pray if they chose to do so. It’s so easy to think about “nothing” while working out, but challenged the group to pray/consider these requests this morning.

Gather at your station

Myanmar Merkins x1:40 (rotate-50 second transition)
Swedish Single-Leg Step Up’s x1:40 (rotate-50 second transition)
Djibouti Derkins x1:40 (rotate-50 second transition)
Jordanian Jump Lunges x1:40 (rotate-50 second transition)

PAX gathered at mid-field and reminded them that this is the 34th anniversary of the World’s Fair. So we celebrated by doing the stations again counter-clockwise with 34 reps at each station.

Myanmar Merkins x34 (OYO)
Swedish Single-Leg Step Up’s x34/leg (OYO)
Djibouti Derkins x34 (OYO)
Jordanian Jump Lunges x34/leg (OYO)

Choose a battle buddy, mosey to amphitheater.

Battle buddy 1: 10 Inch work push ups
Battle buddy 2: Reverse pulls until BB finishes
AMRAP for 7 minutes

Mosey back to AO

Sprinters x20 each side (IC)
Fat Man’s 1 minute
Star Gazers

Number off and Name-O-Rama

Faithfulness. What does that look like in our lives? Often times, we have pictures in our minds of faithful people that you can count on at any time, yet still, these people will let us down. Whether it’s a spouse, friend or family member, at some point they’ll let us down or not follow through on what they said they would do. In 1 Corinthians 1:9, the apostle Paul writes, “God, who has called you into fellowship with his son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.” As we think about what this looks like in our lives, we can always remember that no matter our hardship or worry, that God is faithful. For several years, I raised my own salary and the faithfulness of God to provide literally for my every need was humbling. Trusting God and His faithfulness can be a challenge, but let us rest in this attribute. The “Jesus Story Book Bible” describes the faithfulness of Jesus as  a “Never stopping, never giving up, unbreaking, always and forever love.” May be find comfort in this!

The 15 PAX showed up ready to work on what felt like a fall morning. It’s easy to forget that for several months in 1982 Knoxville was “on the map” around the world. I wanted us to remember that in the same moment we’re doing our Merkin, that there are famine, wars, and persecution happening at that exact time. Hopefully the stations reminded us of this. It was a fun VQ and hope to continue to put the EH on many others who live in the downtown area!

Fun and Games at the Park

72 and the grass was dewy!

F3 Welcome and Disclaimer

Squats x10 IC
Imperial walkers x10 IC
Imperial Squat Walkers x10 IC
BAC and RAC x10 IC
Merkins x20 IC

Mosey to playground

Playground Warm-up
–  Pull ups x5-10 (3 sets)
–  Alternating with LBC x15 (3sets)

Mosey to the Field of Dreams

It’s Football Time in Tennessee!
–  Bear Crawl relays 25 yards x2
–  Cones  about 15+ yards apart. Lunge to the first cone, high knee to the 2nd, high knee skip to the 3rd,karoake to the 4th, back peddle to the 5th, turn and sprint to the 8th. RINSE and Repeat x4
–  Kick off return relay 100 yard dash w football in hand turn back 100 yard dash and hand off
–  Football Doras Parterner up, 100 merkins, 200 LBC, 300 squats. While P1 performs reps of said exercise, while P2 carries the football on one side while running and touchning the ground on the other side, alternating the ball in hand as your running, switch until total reps are complete.
OMAHA!! Almost finished the squats, but with time running out and YHC wanting to finish up with ABS, we moseyed back for some 6MOM.

–  Flutter kicks x10, LBCx10, and dollys x15

Oxygen mask! You need to put on your oxygen mask before you can help others. In short, F3 is the perfect stepping stone to make yourself better in mind body and spirit which in turn help you serve others!