F3 Knoxville


THE SCENE: 37 degrees and cool

10 baby arm circles in cadence

10 reverse baby arm circles in cadence

10 cherry pickers in cadence

50 SSH in cadence

warm up mosey around the lot
Assfaults AO Assault- 6 stations- 1 minute work then 20 seconds to bear crawl to next station 4 rounds

  • Man makers
  • Burpee mountain climbers
  • Flutter kicks
  • Burpee with 2 merkins
  • Burpee
  • hello dolly

50 SSH in cadence

25 4 ct American hammers in cadence
21 no FNGs: Frenchie, Uncle Rico, Mailbox, Wax Job, Frosty, Butters, Repeat, Spotter, Hound Dog, Assfault, Pool Boy, Dart Gun, Wanderer, Commision, Kickflip, Guardrail, Survivor, Archie, Erector, Booster, Butterknife
Referenced the Q source regarding the meaning of IMPACT

Let There Be Light

THE SCENE: Mostly moony, 40 degrees F

Welcome to F3: Fitness/Fellowship/Faith

I am Survivor and will be on Q today.

  • This is a free workout.
  • I’m not a professional.
  • You’re here on your own volition.
  • Modify as needed.
  • I have a phone.


  • Reach for the Sky
  • Let it Hang
  • Roll Necks
  • Arm Circles Forward/Backward
  • Hip Circles (in cadence)
  • Cherry Pickers
  • Tempo Merkins
  • Side Straddle Hops

Let’s Rock – Shopping Mall West End:

  • Small Rocks – Arm Raises Forward, 45, Side, OH Clap x 25 each
  • Medium Rocks – Curls, Tricep Extensions x 25 each
  • Large Rocks – Shrugs/Calf Raises x 50

New Toboggan with LED (unsolicited Christmas present) must be used to Light the way up JUCOmanjaro:

  • Run to first white line, face right shuffle to next white line, burnie to next white line, face left shuffle to next white line, run to next white line and repeat to the top.
  • Stop 1/2 way for 25 LBCs in cadence
  • Resume run, shuffle, burnie, shuffle, run to top.
  • (No recollection of exercise at top of JUCOmanjaro)
  • Mosey back to 1/2 way for 10 Burpees
  • Mosey to bottom of the hill for 25 merkins and 25 mountain climbers (each leg)

Back to Let’s Rock – Shopping Mall West End:

  • Large Rocks – 30 Squats, 20 Shrugs/Calf Raises
  • Medium Rocks – Curls, Tricep Extensions x 25 each
  • Small Rocks – Arm Raises Forward, 45, Side, OH Clap x 15 each

Partner up in Parking Lot – Pro-agility Shuttle while partner alternates Plank / Al Gore, then continue to switch for 3 minutes.

  • 25 Big Boys
  • 25 Supermans
  • 20 Heels to Heaven
  • 15 Pickle Pounders
  • 10 sec stargazers
  • 25 merkins


Salvation spreads by the blood of the lamb and the word of our testimony.  I just came out of a spiritual fog last week where I experienced no clarity, nothing going right, and God feeling distant, which had lasted a few weeks.  I am proud (through Christ in me) to proclaim that during that time I made no agreements with the enemy, with those feelings of despair, no agreements about losing God’s favor and no giving in to old sins.  There are things I no longer struggle with through freedom granted by healing, truth, warfare and union with God.  I’ve shared my cancer survival story and about having a baby post cancer, and I decided to share my testimony of salvation today.  (Note that was not said today – I have not shared this story to more than a few friends outside of family.)

I was saved at age 6 when my grandfather took me to the front of a Billy Graham crusade.  I was baptized and believed, trusted and worshipped God, but over time, my sin, hate for my step-dad, and agreeing with the lies of the world choked out any evidence of salvation.  At age 23, I found myself in a one-bedroom apartment in St. Petersburg, Florida with my nearest friend 100 miles away and knew it was time to seek Jesus.  One night, I was given a picture of all the layers of sin, evil and hate that had crusted over my heart all those years, suddenly being pierced by streams of light that kept growing and breaking away chunks until all the layers of my hardened heart were blown away by a light too bright to view.  I opened my eyes, stunned by the image, and to this day wish I could have kept my eyes closed.  I had never experienced anything like it before.  I also knew that the hate was still present for my step-dad, and Jesus was asking me to forgive him, as well as, ask for forgiveness for my part in it.  Years later after on this new path, I read 2 Corinthians 4:6 and I was blown away that I got to experience this firsthand.  “For God, who said, ‘Let there be light out of darkness,’ has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”  (Proceeded to read much of 2 Corinthians 4.  Read 2 Corinthians 3 while you are at it.)

Psalm 91:1 on fridge before I left the house, “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.”

I have not shared my testimony in the past because of fear of opening up too many unknowns and questions, but I know I need to because of 2 Corinthians 4:13, “Since we have the same spirit of faith according to what has been written, ‘I believed, and so I spoke,’ we also believe, and so we speak.”  Therefore, you do not need a vision to know without a doubt that if you believe, trust, worship and seek oneness with God thru Jesus Christ, you will “have this treasure in earthen vessels (body)” 2 Cor 4:7 which is the light in your hearts of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ (2 Cor 4:6)!
Prayers for 5K and Guardrail’s family friend’s marriage.  Guardrail announced needing help to move a friend in need at 1pm today.


THE SCENE:  35 and clear
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:  Administered

  • Reach for the sky
  • Let it hang
  • Monkey humpers IC
  • Hand release merkins x 5 OYO
  • Plank jacks IC
  • Carolina dry docks IC
  • 50% run down and back
  • 75% run down and back
  • Bobby hurleys x 5 OYO
  • Iron mikes x 5 OYO
  • Smurf jacks x 10 OYO


First, The Hub.  Nine cones surrounding a center cone.  Exercises at each cone around the wheel.  Perform the exercise, sprint to the center cone, Bernie to the next cone clockwise.  Repeat until time is called (5 minutes).

Exercises were;

  • 10 hand release merkins
  • 15 bobby hurleys
  • 30 mountain climbers (15 each leg)
  • 10 carolina dry docks
  • 20 iron mikes (10 each leg)
  • 15 plank jacks
  • 10 diamond merkins
  • 15 smurf jacks
  • 20 imperial walkers (10 each leg)

Mary to rest.  Then repeat.  This time go farther! (I believe every man did go farther – nice work!)


Next:  Cone War.  Half the PAX are “Team Up” – half are “Team Down”.  Cones set out in a circle with some in the middle.  Run to a cone, perform exercise, then put the cone down/up depending on which team you are on.  Repeat until time or until a Team has all cones up/down.

Round 1: 1 burpee

Mary to rest.  Then repeat.

Round 2: 3 star jacks

Team Up crushed it both rounds.


Next:  Sixes at the Corners.  Exercise at each of the four corners then side shuffle/sprint/Bernie to the next corner

Round 1: 6 burpees at each corner

Round 2: 12 merkins at each corner

Round 3: 18 squats at each corner



PAX choice for 5 minutes


12 + 5 Rushing

Q Source 1.11 is “Study”.  The Daily Exploration into The Foundations of Faith.  I love that description…”exploration into the foundations of faith…”.  The QSource says, “Faith is a practice that requires Study to Accelerate.”

I have found a lot of fulfillment and excitement from studying the context of scripture.  I’ve enjoyed it because understanding the context is an antidote to the two main reasons I don’t want to read my Bible; either 1) I find it confusing, and/or 2) the richness of scripture goes over my head because of the difference in culture, language, location, etc.  Exploring those differences and really seeking to understand who these people were, what they meant when they said that, where they were living – I have found that it can unlock treasures within these ancient writings.

There’s a free app called “Bible Hub” that can help you mine the scriptures for treasure.  You can read the Bible in tens of translations, you can see a dozen different commentaries on every verse, in some cases you can see scans of the original papyrus scrolls.  I enjoy using this app to look at the original words of our Bible (I don’t read those words – I’m not smart enough to read Greek or Hebrew, ha) – one feature of the Bible Hub app (Interlinear Chapters) allows you to see English and Hebrew/Greek scripture side-by-side.  You can click on a Hebrew/Greek word and see the definition…how it might be used symbolically…and links every other place that word is used in the Bible.  That information is so powerful and might even provide a texture to stories that you’ve read a dozen times.

Verses we explored;

  • Numbers 15:38-40
  • Malachi 4:2
  • Mathew 9:20-22

Context and detail can provide richness to your reading.  I encourage you to explore into the foundations of your faith daily.  One way of doing that is by studying the original words, people, and places in order to better understand and appreciate what you are reading.



Prayers for Booster’s friend’s family, who has suffered a recent tragedy.

Nice to have Mr. Slate transplant to us from Lexington!

QSource 1.11, Study

Bible Hub in the Play Store

Bible Hub in the Apple Store



Foggy Sea Biscuit

THE SCENE: Foggy, cold, gloomy

7-Cherry Pickers, 15-Hairy Rockettes, High Knees, Butt Kickers, Calf Raises
Reverse Indian Run back to sophomore hill area with lead guy dropping for 3 burpees every five seconds.

In the new parking lot facing sophomore hill we prepared for a modified Sea Biscuit:

10xMerkins, 15xSquats, 20xBBS

Followed by 1 lap (pick your poison for the laps with three options for distance .1 mile, .15 miles or .21 miles)

Repeato but add 1 lap after each round up to 4 laps then work your way back down.

No time

Great showing out at JUCO today with plenty of options to get better. 3 men got in a pre-run, 5 hit up JUCO: Rush for some speedwork, and 7 got a little taste of JUCO: Rush during the regular beatdown. High mileage day today.
We are (most of us) naturally impatient. Impatience typically stems from being put in situations where we do not have control. Waiting at a red light, waiting for your food to come out at a restaurant, waiting for your wife to finish getting ready. This impatience is often manifested as anxiety and sometimes anger. This is pretty evident if you look around right now with the way people are reacting to politics. There is very little we can control in the political arena, let’s not allow our impatience with politics to creep into our lives in the form of anxiety and anger. Focus on what is in front of you and what you can control. That is where our time and energy is best spent. Focus on Christ and the peace that surpasses all understanding.

We were all blessed with a Glass Cutter’s Association member today. It’s a bear, it’s a wildman…it’s Waxjob!

Blood Drive on the 29th and CSAUP on the 30th. Get signed up!

Being Content

THE SCENE: 47 degrees & beautiful today…no gloom

  • Cherry Pickers (IC) 4 CT X 10
  • Side Straddle Hops (IC) X 20
  • Baby Arm Circles Forward X 10 followed by Michael Phelps
  • Baby Arm Circles Backward X 10 followed by Michael Phelps
  • Windmills (IC) 4 CT X 10
  • Hand Release Merkins – OYO X 10
  • Tempo Squats (IC) 4 CT X 10
  • Mosey


McWherter Parking Lot (Light Pole to Light Pole)

  • PAX will run to each parking stripe and do various exercises from light pole to light pole
  • Early finishers will plank or Al Gore
  • Exercises included rounds of:
    • diamond push-ups X 50
    • wide merkins X 50
    • plank squats X 50
    • merkins X 50
    • squats X 50
    • Little Baby Crunches X 100
    • Burpees X 25
    • American Hammers X 100
    • Mountain Climbers X 50
    • Donkey Kicks X 25
  • Mosey to Bagwell Center

Bagwell Center – Dips & Step Ups

  • 3 Rounds of 15 Dips and 20 Step Ups/Box Jumps
  • Mosey back to AO


  • Flutterkicks (IC X 25)
  • LBCs (IC X 20)
  • Pickle Pounders (IC X 21)


10 HIMS at the Bootcamp & 13 HIMS at RUSH led by Edit


Content – In a state of peaceful happiness

I’m typically not very flexible. I’m a planner and like to be organized. This pandemic has been terrible but a blessing.

Obviously, 70,000 people in the United States have died from the Coronavirus and the numbers will continue to grow.

I can’t travel for work, I’m now a home school teacher so I have learned to be more flexible and patience.

Last night, we tried to order Mexican food for Cinco de Mayo and couldn’t get through to anywhere so we decided to go to Taco Bell. All Taco Bell’s were packed!  We ended up getting our daughter Chick Fil A & my wife and I ordered wings from Wild Wing Café. We rode around listening to music and realized it was the first time the three of us had been in the car together for more than a month!  It was a great night.  We had fun and I felt blessed that we had food on the table.

Our youngest daughter, Alex, was going to Illinois for a week but my wife’s cousin, Mary, called last night that she and one of her sons have the Coronavirus. They’re sick but not feeling too bad. So, Alex isn’t going to Illinois next weekend but we’re hoping sometime in the next couple of months to see her cousins. I was honesly looking forward to a week without homeschooling so I could work a bit. However, that’s not in the cards so I’ll suck it up and just appreciate that I have a healthy daughter and enjoy the time I have with her and pray she will enjoy our time together and eventually get to visit her cousins in Illinois later this year.

Phillippians 4:11-13 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”


It was good to be on Q but no F3 for a couple of months & me travelling so much over the last 6 months definitely made me a little rusty on leading the Warm-O-Rama & BOM.