F3 Knoxville

Have you seen my new Driveway?

THE SCENE: Crisp. Very bracing.

SSH IC x20, Merkins IC x10, Peter Parkers IC x10, MTN Climbers IC x10, jog to Drifter’s Driveway
Dora with Bricks (never put them down). Run down the hill and back with the bricks.

  • 200 Brickees
  • 150 Squat Extensions (tricep extensions at the top of a squat)

Run to the butterfly trail to follow the leader. Crab walk, army crawl, bear crawl.

Back to the grinder for final grind.

  • 10 hand release Merkins, 10 chest to bars
  • Then 9 each, 8 each, 7… until 5 min left for Mary

Box Cutters IC x20, Dr.Ws IC x10, Scissor Kicks IC x10, side crunch x25 each side, hold superman for about 45sec.
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Not sure if you noticed, but there is a lot of mess at my house. My encouragement for you is to not wait until you get all the mess cleaned up to start inviting people into your life. The super clean houses on tv and insta are not real life. Let’s live real life together and be okay with people seeing our mess. That what Jesus did, and if we can let Him in, we can let others in too.
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Fat Amy’s Necktie

THE SCENE: Low 40’s and quite pleasant.

20 SSH

10 Windmills


Mosey to the Plateau of Pain.

16 cones across the plateau. Run to first cone and do exercise. Run back to start then on to second cone for next exercise and so on.

  1. 50 Squats
  2. 20 Burpees
  3. 40 BBS
  4. 20 Burpees
  5. 30 Merkins
  6. 20 Burpees
  7. 20 Iron Squats
  8. 20 Burpees
  9. 20 Burpees
  10. 20 Iron Squats
  11. 20 Burpees
  12. 30 Merkins
  13. 20 Burpees
  14. 40 BBS
  15. 20 Burpees
  16. 50 Squats


20 Flutter Kicks

20 LBCs

Repeated 4 times

13 HIMs

Abridged version of the Bluejacket’s guide to leadership. A 1943 manual given to junior enlisted sailors.

Loyalty. Loyalty is the opposite of treachery. A man who is not true to himself cannot be loyal to anyone or anything.

Faith. Believe in yourself. Trust yourself. Count on yourself.

Obedience. To be obedient is to place your own desires and impulses in second position.

Courage. Courage is that quality which enables one to meet danger and difficulties with firmness and with ability unimpaired. It does not mean absence of fear. A courageous man has mastered fear. Cool courage implies ability to exercise sound judgment in the face of danger.

Honor. Act so that your home folks will be proud of you, and will tell all of your friends what fine things you are doing. Act so that others will want to be like you.

Self-control. Self-control is the visible evidence of self-discipline.

Knowledge. Knowledge comes only through study and hard work. Men always respect you for what you know. It pays to know, and to know you know. Know your own job well and when you know it perfectly you will be on your way to knowing the job ahead of you.

Reliability. Always do what you are told to do, and do it the best you know how.

Spirit. To have spirit means to be able to become enthusiastic and inspired in everything you do and to show a lively interest in your work.

Justice. Be square. Play the game hard, but play it squarely. Give a square deal to others and expect one in return. Act so that others can respect you as a man.

Truthfulness. The final test of a man is: In a pinch, will he lie? Many a man who told the whole truth has been let off or given light punishment, where the liar was punished for the offense and for lying as well.

Conduct. Good behavior and a clear record are essential for promotion to positions of leadership. A leader’s conduct must always be exemplary and the standards maintained by leaders are very high.

Initiative. Sound judgment in taking the initiative (or in leading toward a goal) is an essential quality in a leader.

Energetic. A man who does not spare his efforts, or value them higher than the proper performance of his duty, is energetic. He does things the “smart” way and is not too concerned about whether it is the “hard” way or the “easy” way.

Cheerfulness. Good will, easy manners, and friendly speech are contagious.

Honesty. Your belongings are yours and yours to use or dispose of. Stealing is an admission by a man that he is inadequate to obtain the things he craves by fair and open means.

I think I set a new calorie and mileage record for myself on that one. 781 cals and 4.13 miles.

Clapping for Mercy

THE SCENE: 45 degrees and overcast

Side straddle hops x 10 IC; Cherry Pickers x 7 IC (slow); overhead claps x 25 IC

Second installment of the “flight of the blue falcon”  2 PAX hold XL CMUs above their heads while the rest run as a herd through the AO for a 10 count. When 0 is reached, herd performs exercise selected by a CMU holder until CMUs catch up to the group. 2 new carriers are selected and they choose the next exercise and start counting. Exercises included burpees, burpees, more burpees, hurpees… this group grasped the “blue falcon” concept very quickly.

Upon return to the AO, we did a relay race across the grinder carrying the CMUs, with non-runners holding a plank.
Relay ended and we circled up with only 2 minutes left, so we completed 50 overhead claps IC to finish.
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.” 1 Peter‬ ‭5:6-7. We need to cast all of our anxieties and fears on Him, and leave them there, not reel them back in like we’re fishing. What does it mean to cast them away? Take on the attitude of Cortez, who in 1519 sailed from Cuba to Mexico and told his men to burn the ships, which gave them only 2 options: conquer or die. Burn the ships of addiction, whether it’s deleting apps from your phone, dumping out a bottle, eating better food, adjusting your daily routine to avoid a co-worker that drives you to sin. We are 100% in control of the things that we put into our bodies and minds, and we need to be diligent about the doors we leave open.

JUCO is introducing a new OTB (for now, with a goal of being a regular option) ruck option on Monday mornings from 0500-0615, joining the main JUCO crowd for the BOM at the conclusion. It will be a burbs-style beatdown (but slower) covering mileage and incorporating ruck-based exercises.


THE SCENE: 73° and windy

Burpee Warmup

Do 1, then 2, then 3, etc.

We went up to round 6.


Moses’ Ladder Workout.

Do station 1 run to station 2 then run back to start. Run through doing stations 1 and 2 on the way to the third station and then all the way back to start. Continue in this fashion adding a station on up to the 8th. Once at the top go back down the ladder subtracting a station from the beginning each time.

@Bathroom Wall – 3 Balls to the Wall or 30 Dry Docks

@Scrapyard – 5 Pull-ups or 10 Inverted Rows

@Y in Path – 10 Burpees

@Trash Can – 15 WWIIs

@Next Intersection – 20 Iron Mikes single ct

@Grinder Steps – 25 Merkins

@1/2 way to sidewalk – 30 Low Peter Parkers single ct

@Sidewalk – 35 Squats

10 HIMs

“If-” by Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you

Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,

If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,

But make allowance for their doubting too;

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,

Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,

Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,

And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:


If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;

If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster

And treat those two impostors just the same;

If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken

Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,

Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,

And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:


If you can make one heap of all your winnings

And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,

And lose, and start again at your beginnings

And never breathe a word about your loss;

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew

To serve your turn long after they are gone,

And so hold on when there is nothing in you

Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”


If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,

Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,

If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,

If all men count with you, but none too much;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute

With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,

Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,

And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

Solid beatdown. Counting the warmup we did 101 Burpees. I think some of us made it about halfway back down the ladder.

Happy New Year

THE SCENE: Low 40s and Dry

  • 15x LBACs Forward
  • 15x LBACs Reverse
  • 8x Cherry Pickers
  • 20x Side-Straddle Hops

Mosie on over to Mt. Krumpet and go through the life of Baby New Year

  • 10x Merkins at bottom
  • Bearcrawl up
  • 20x LBCs at top
  • Run down
  • 30x Merkins at bottom
  • Karaoke up (Switching side ½ way)
  • 40x LBCs at top
  • Run down
  • 50x Merkins at bottom
  • Sprint up
  • 60x LBCs at top
  • Run down
  • 70x Merkins at bottom
  • Bernie up
  • 80x LBCs at top
  • Run down
  • 90x Merkins at bottom
  • Bearcrawl up
  • 100x LBCs at top
  • Run down

If completed, Work your way backwards

Mosie back to the Grinder the long way

Happy New Year Gents. All of our struggles in 2019 are now over and it is a new year and a new decade. Let’s grow and learn from the past year and use that new knowledge to make 2020 a great year.