F3 Knoxville

Your Dolphin?

Workout Date: 7 Jun 2021
QIC: Kick-Flip

THE SCENE:  So nice.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:  Administered

Seal clap
Overhead clap
Let it hang
Cherry pickers
Tempo Squats
Down/up dog
Tempo merkins
Mountain climbers


Mosey to Jucomanjaro, where there are 8 cones spaced 50’ from each other.

At the base of the hill do 15 squats, 15 merkins, 15 mountain climbers (2 count).  Run to the cone, do exercise on the cone, run back down.  Each time at the base, do the 15 squats, 15 merkins, 15 mountain climbers (4 count).  Repeat for all cones.

Cone 1: 10 Burpees
Cone 2: 20 Carolina dry docks
Cone 3: 30 Bobby Hurleys
Cone 4: 40 side crunches (20 each side)
Cone 5: 50 Pickle pounders
Cone 6: 60 Hello Dolly (single count)
Cone 7: 70 flutter kicks (2 count)
Cone 8: 80 SSH

Mosey to the Hardin Valley house.  Grab a block.  50’s.

40 curls + 10 presses
30 curls + 20 presses
20 curls + 30 presses
10 curls + 40 presses

In between each set, Everest up the hill, run down the steps.


Heavy LBCs
Heavy Flutter kicks
Heavy BBS
Mosey to the flag
Freddy Mercury
Side plank E2K




I have bad news and good news.  The bad news is, by itself this message is not going to make much sense.  Because…it is only Part 1 of a 3-part message that you will get this week.  The good news is 5k is going to give you Part 2 on Wednesday, and Booster will really bring it all together on Friday.  You won’t want to miss it – be back out here on Wednesday and Friday!

Part I:

Mt Everest – 29,000 ft.  The highest point on earth.  Captivating and deadly.  In the 1920’s to conquer this mountain was the greatest challenge remaining in the Golden Age of Adventure.  Everest was the edge of heaven, where many believed no human could survive.  But not George Mallory….

Mallory was part of three expeditions to Mount Everest in the 1920’s.  As an admired climber in Europe, he was a likely candidate for these trips.  He wanted to be part of climbing the highest peak in the world and, for Mallory, climbing was about much more than just the physical challenge.  Like others who were involved, he felt that climbing Everest was a step in the progress of humankind toward achieving its full potential – he felt as though he were in the service of something greater than himself.

The first trip was for reconnaissance. There was much mapping, charting, and getting to know the area to scope out a possible route to the top.  The second effort included several attempts to get to the summit with no success.  When asked to participate in the third expedition, Mallory at 37 years old, knew it would be his last chance.  So, once again he went to the mountain… On June 7, 1924, he made a bid for the top and was never seen alive again.  We don’t know if Mallory made the summit.  Some believe that he did – and was, therefore, the first man in history to do so.  Others think he could not have made it.  What we do know is that 97 years ago, George Mallory died doing what he was born to do.

In the F3 Q Source, 2.3 is about serving in the high impact zone.  In that chapter, we are introduced to the concept of your DolphinYour Dolphin is your unique gift, the thing you do better than anything else and the thing you do better than most other people can do it. (From the Q Source) “F3 chose the dolphin to symbolize man’s unique gift because the dolphin is a mammal that was born to swim but cannot do most of the other things that mammals do.  The dolphin’s Dolphin is swimming. It does that better than anything else it can do, and better than most any other mammal can.”

1 Peter 4:10, “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another…”

George Mallory’s Dolphin was climbing mountains.  It was the thing he did best – and he was better at it than most any man alive.  He gave the best of himself – his skill and talent for mountaineering – to what he considered to be the betterment of humanity.

Today and tomorrow, be thinking about, “What is your Dolphin?”  What is it that you do best – and do better than most other people you know?

Come back on Wednesday for Part 2 of this message!


The opening lines of this Word are the opening lines of a documentary called “The Wildest Dream” narrated by Liam Neeson.  Go ahead and read it again…this time in Neeson’s voice.  So much cooler, am I right?!

Nice to have Gump back out with us!


Prayer of thanks for Pool Boy’s mother