F3 Knoxville

Brickyard Seabiscuit

THE SCENE: A crisp 32 and clear

SSH – 25 in cadence

Copperhead squats – 20 in cadence

Burpees – 5 OYO
In honor of the start of spring horse racing at Keeneland, the Brickyard Seabiscuit:

  • 1 lap around main parking lot, followed by  10 burpees, 15 merkins, 20 BBS
  • increase laps by 1 and repeat exercises up to 5 laps
  • decrease laps back down to 1 while repeating exercises at the end of each set of laps.

All ran hard and a few even completed all 25 laps before time ran out and the race ended.

Flutter kicks – 20 in cadence

Boxcutters – 20 in cadence

Freddie Mercury’s – 20 in cadence

And Peter: From the Resurrection service at church, pastor spoke from Mark 16: 1-7.  The angel meets the women in the empty tomb and instructs them to tell the disciples AND PETER.  Only 3 days before, Peter had denied Jesus 3x just like Jesus had told him he would.  Peter was named specifically to show that he was forgiven.  If Jesus forgave Peter for his public denial, there’s nothing, outside of refusing to accept him, that he won’t forgive us for if we just ask and look to Him.
8 strong came out in the unusual April cold and warmed up quickly.  They never stopped moving and ran until time was up.

Looking for Jenny

THE SCENE: Dry and balmy 50.  Perfect.

SSH, Goofballs, and Windmills
Mosey to the back parking lot.  Run to cones doing the following:

  • 8 – burpees
  • 6 – lunges
  • 7 – imperial squat walkers
  • 5 – merkins
  • 30 – plank jacks
  • 9 squats, plank up at start until all accounted for.
  • Repeat

Mosey back to front of school/planters.

  • Rockette dips in sets of 8,6,7,5,3,0,9 with 4 jump squats between each set.  This seemed to be a bit confusing as some thought we were doing box jumps and weren’t sure about the rockette dip numbers per set.  More on this later.

Mosey over to the playground splash pad and did this routine 3x.

  • 8 – Descending carolina dry docks
  • 6 – Big boy situps
  • 7 – mountain climbers
  • 5 – merkins
  • 3 – burpees
  • 10 – SSH
  • 9 – squats

Mosey across Emory Rd up to car wash and did 10 merkins.

Mosey back to school planters.  Since we had confusion (VQ issue) before and some wanted to do box jumps, we did 2 sets of 20 box jumps.

Moved over to starting circle for Mary.


all in sequence – flutter kicks 20, hello dolly 20, Thors to 5.

Finished the search for Jenny fun by listening to the inspiration for this Q, 867-5309 while holding a plank position.  Performed a plank jack anytime we heard Jenny (11) and a merkin for every 8645309 (21).
8 PAX today
We all fail.  It’s how we react to and overcome failure that matters.  Inspired by Gary Robbins and his missing the 60 hour cut-off time at the Barkley Marathon by 6 seconds last year.  He didn’t quit or give up after this failure.  He came back this year and while no one finished, he made it farther than anyone (3 laps).

Dry the Concrete

THE SCENE: 54 degree morning

SSH x 40, T plank BAC X 10, Tempo Squats 15, Tempo Merkins 15, windmills 15, Hand release Merkins 15


7 cones to change your life.  first cone advances the entire group, you do the exercise until the first HIM moves you

  • first cone 10 burpees
  • BBS
  • CMU Tricep lifts
  • Merkins
  • CCD
  • Baby crunches
  • 5 burpees then run around the parking lot to the beginning , wash, rinse, repeat, and then do it again!!

over the boxes, 20 Incline Merkins, 20 Derkins, 20 derkins in a CCD pose, 20 CCD incline

grab a post, merkin, walk up by hand uneven merkin, incline merkin, walk down by hand uneven merkin, then merkin, again, wash, rinse, repeat
all in sequence — Bruce Lee leg raise 20, flutter kicks 20, hello dolly 20
8 HIMs
cherish the moments with family, prioritize your life, and ensure that you take advantage of time you have with your personal self and Jesus.  there is 168 hours in a week, how much time do you give Jesus, your family, your job??

Look over everyone involved with the Marathon run this Sun, especially our team members A-Rod and Norm


Hunting Wabbitt- Natty Style

THE SCENE: Clear and 60 degrees

Windmills x 10 IC, Barishnikov Squats x 10 IC, Imperial Walker squats x 10 IC, SSH x 25 IC, Chinook OH arm circles IC x 10 both directions

HUNT Wabbit

The plan is to follow the arrows and find the cones that have exercise instructions.  There will be little rest on this hunt.  A couple surprises may be found at the end.

  • Backwards Run, 1 lap around the parking lot
  • Lunge walking across street to next cone, then 25 Merkins
  • Duck Walk to pavilion, then 50 BBS
  • Jog to Rock Pile, then 10 Burpees..then grab one large rock
  • Run to next cone (Marathon gas station) with rock, then do 100 chest presses
  • Mosey / Run to back Parking lot, next cone with rock
  • Set rock down and perform 150 squats
  • Advance to next cone, hold an Al Gore then grab a partner
  • Wheelbarrows to next cone…switch, wheelbarrow back
  • Grab rock back and run back to Gas station….side shuffle middle front lot, opposite side to end of front lot
  • Advance with rock to rock pile and dump it.  Then perform 5 Burpees
  • Run to splash pad benches and perform 25 descending Merkins
  • Run to Planter Boxes and do 25 step ups followed by 20 Dips
  • 1st one done grabs cone across street and keeps the hidden Natty Light (A-Rod winner..he thinks)
  • 2nd pick runs to available prize cone….but Tractor failed to advance to proper cone, no worries as Mr. Wedgie grabs the prize and cone (Turtle Anarchy Stout)

Flutter kicks x 25, Hello Dolly’s x 25, Boat Canoe led by A-rod the remaining time
7 Vets including: A-Rod, Mr. Wedgie, Tractor, Herbie, Zamboni, Whammy, Natty
Take the time to slow down and be a turtle, not a rabbit.  Listen to friends, family, co-workers, the sounds of nature.  Soak it in and learn.  Learn how to relate to others on their level and communicate.
Dudes, thanks for the opportunity to be part of this awesome group of leaders…speaking of which, its time for some new ones to Q!
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.

Duck walks and pet rocks

THE SCENE: 45* and crisp, great morning

Baby arm circles, forward and reverse, 10x IC
Imperial walkers 10x IC
SSH 30x IC
Merkins on 4 ct, 12x IC
Prisoner tempo squats 10x IC

Mosey across the street to the Steamboat parking lot, circle up for 20 merkins.  Recover and mosey back across the street behind Powell Station park, circle up in lower lot for 20 merkins.  Each PAX finds a rock to tote around for the next little bit.  Retrace our route back to Steamboat parking lot, circle up for 20 merkins.  Mosey back to school parking lot.  10 count.

5 cones are lined up across parking lot.  PAX instructed to duck walk with rock held in at chest to first cone, then place cone on the ground and perform 5 burps.  Pick up rock, duck walk to next cone with rock held straight out in front (arms extended).  Rock down and do 5 burps.  Continue duck walk to each cone, alternating between holding rock in at chest and holding rock straight out arms extended between cones.  Each cone do 5 burps.  Once finished at last cone, sprint back to start with rock, plank and wait for the 6 to complete.  Recover and 10 count, repeato for a total of 3 rounds through.

Pick up pet rock and mosey back over to Powell Station park and partner up.  Dora style, partner 1 performs rock PT while partner 2 runs a lap around the pavilion and playground.  Partner 2 stops at the pavilion for 10 merkins before finishing run and relieving partner one.  Flapjack, each pair performs 100 reps of exercises:

  • Rock curls
  • Tricep extension
  • Goblet squats
  • Front hold shoulder lifts
  • BBS with rock pressed over chest

Once complete, switch partners and run through the same exercises.  This time, partner performing rock PT does AMRAP until partner 2 finishes run.  Flapjack, then move to next exercise.  Recover and 10 count.

Mosey back to lower lot to return rocks, then mosey back to AO for Mary.

Box cutters x20 IC
Extended boat/canoe (I’d planned ATM’s but was worn out, so I extended boat/canoe til time was up).

8 Strong – Tractor, Herbie, Wood Tick, Natty, Mr. Wedgie, Charmin, A-Rod, Abort
Expanding on word I had from BB a few weeks back (the same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg).  From the book of James: “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.  Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.  If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.  But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind….Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.”
Continue to pray for Charmin’s friend John, who has been diagnosed with cancer.  Also pray for Natty’s friend who had a family member take his own life.