F3 Knoxville

“Boxing” at the Asylum

THE SCENE: About 62 F, no breeze, beautiful red sunset

SSH IC (20)
Windmills IC
Michael Phelps
Grady Corns (31 IC)
10 Merkins


Mosey to Large Lot with Island –  F3 “Boxing”
Divide into 2 teams
Team 1 at Cone 1 , Team 2 at 2nd Cone
Each team picks 2 exercises from the BAG (each bag contains a mix of exercises, performs each exercise together, then puts exercises in box and carries it to other team. Team can choose to draw 2 new exercises to pass on if they want. Exchange boxes where ever you meet, but proceed to the opposite cone.  Repeat until 4 exchanges have been made. There are wild cards – max 30 of anything- can only give out a wildcard
The following exercises were written on individual pieces of paper (and folded) in each bag:

20 BBS
20 American Hammer (4 ct)
30 LBC (1 ct)
25 Squats
25 Plank Jacks (1 ct)
10 Iron Mike (each leg is 1)
20 Merkins
20 Shoulder Taps (2 taps =1)
( x 2)
Bear Crawl
20 Hello Dolly (4 ct)
15 Burpee
20 star jump
20 superman
20 lunge (1 leg=1)
Mosey to sidewalk by road and new bathrooms
26’s – Run 2 lights, 10 BBS, run 6 lights, 20 Squats, repeat til we turn the corner to the left
Mosey to CMU Pile
each grab a cmu -26 press, 26 curl, 26 row
line up on lines – bearcrawl 2, bearnie 8, repeat to get to start point
 cmu – 26 press, 26 curl, 26 row
line up on lines -lunge 2, run 8, repeat to get to start point
26 press, 26 curl, 26 row
run to end back, return CMUS
Burnie up hill
mosey to Benches – 15 bench dips x 2
Mosey to AO

Brainiac Q forgot
Q forgot to do count off and Name o Rama
A little bit about the history of Boxing Day and the Feast of St Stephens:

One school of thought argues that the tradition began in churches in the Middle Ages. Parishioners collected money for the poor in alms boxes, and these were opened on the day after Christmas in honour of St Stephen, the first Christian martyr, whose feast day falls on 26 December.
Some say the tradition stems from Roman times when money to pay for athletic games was collected in boxes. Amongst the ruins of Pompeii, boxes made out of earthenware with slits in the top full of coins have been found. Later the Romans brought the idea of collecting boxes to Britain, and monks and clergy soon used similar boxes to collect money for the poor at Christmas. On the day after Christmas, the priests used to open the boxes and distribute the contents to the poor of the village. Thus this day came to be called Boxing Day.
In the Republic of Ireland, the day is one of nine official public holidays.[3]
In Irish, it is called Lá Fhéile Stiofáin or Lá an Dreoilín, meaning the Wren Day. When used in this context, “wren” is often pronounced “ran”.[4] This name alludes to several legends, including those found in Irish mythology, linking episodes in the life of Jesus to the wren. People dress up in old clothes, wear straw hats and travel from door to door with fake wrens (previously real wrens were killed) and they dance, sing and play music. This tradition is less common than it was a couple of generations ago.Originally, the dead Wrens were attached to the end of a pole, if you gave out money, the Wren boy would give a a feather from the dead Wren. Depending on which region of the country, they are called “wrenboys” and mummers.
Stephen is first mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles as one of seven deacons appointed by the Apostles to distribute food and charitable aid to poorer members of the community in the early church. According to Orthodox belief, he was the eldest and is therefore called “archdeacon”.[4] As another deacon, Nicholas of Antioch, is specifically stated to have been a convert to Judaism, it may be assumed that Stephen was born Jewish, but nothing more is known about his previous life.[2] The reason for the appointment of the deacons is stated to have been dissatisfaction among Hellenistic (that is, Greek-influenced and Greek-speaking) Jews that their widows were being slighted in preference to Hebraic ones in the daily distribution of food. Since the name “Stephanos” is Greek, it has been assumed that he was one of these Hellenistic Jews. Stephen is stated to have been full of faith and the Holy Spirit and to have performed miracles among the people.[Acts 6:5, 8]
It seems to have been among synagogues of Hellenistic Jews that he performed his teachings and “signs and wonders” since it is said that he aroused the opposition of the “Synagogue of the Freedmen”, and “of the Cyrenians, and of the Alexandrians, and of them that were of Cilicia and Asia”.[Acts 6:9] Members of these synagogues had challenged Stephen’s teachings, but Stephen had bested them in debate. Furious at this humiliation, they suborned false testimony that Stephen had preached blasphemy against Moses and God. They dragged him to appear before the Sanhedrin, the supreme legal court of Jewish elders, accusing him of preaching against the Temple and the Mosaic Law.[Acts 6:9–14] Stephen is said to have been unperturbed, his face looking like “that of an angel”.[2]
In a long speech to the Sanhedrin comprising almost the whole of Acts chapter 7, Stephen presents his view of the history of Israel. The God of glory, he says, appeared to Abraham in Mesopotamia, thus establishing at the beginning of the speech one of its major themes, that God does not dwell only in one particular building (meaning the Temple).[5] Stephen recounts the stories of the patriarchs in some depth, and goes into even more detail in the case of Moses. God appeared to Moses in the burning bush[Acts 7:30–32], and inspired Moses to lead his people out of Egypt. Nevertheless, the Israelites turned to other gods.[Acts 7:39–43] This establishes the second main theme of Stephen’s speech, Israel’s disobedience to God.[5] Stephen faced two accusations: that he had declared that Jesus would destroy the Temple in Jerusalem and that he had changed the customs of Moses. Benedict XVI stated that St. Stephen appealed to the Jewish scriptures to prove how the laws of Moses were not subverted by Jesus but, instead, were being fulfilled.[6] Stephen denounces his listeners[5] as “stiff-necked” people who, just as their ancestors had done, resist the Holy Spirit. “Was there ever a prophet your ancestors did not persecute? They even killed those who predicted the coming of the Righteous One. And now you have betrayed and murdered him.”[Acts 7:51–53]
Thus castigated, the account is that the crowd could contain their anger no longer.[7] However, Stephen looked up and cried, “Look! I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing on the right hand of God!” He said that the recently executed Jesus was standing by the side of God.[8][Acts 7:54] The people from the crowd, who threw the first stones,[9][8] laid their coats down so as to be able to do this, at the feet of a “young man named Saul” (later known as Paul the Apostle). Stephen prayed that the Lord would receive his spirit and his killers be forgiven, sank to his knees, and “fell asleep” [Acts 7:58–60]. Saul “approved of their killing him”.[Acts 8:1] In the aftermath of Stephen’s death, the remaining disciples fled to distant lands, many to Antioch.[Acts 11:19–20][10]

Prayer request for Jackie and Lee Smith of Arizona. Their son Jared passed on Christmas eve. They previously lost another son (Tyler) in Feb 2019.

Happy Birthday Lillydipper !!!

Lt. Dan & Iron Mike meet Squat for legwork

THE SCENE: Clear, about mid 50s, no wind, normal gloom


Cherry Pickers 15 IC

Windmills 15 IC

Candy Corns 31 IC

  • Merkins 5 IC
  • Mosey down street to stop sign – 5 burpees OYO, the mosey to bottom of hill to 4 cones approx 20 yds apart, do exercise at each cone, first lap 5, second 10, third lap 15
      • Cone 1 Squats (Lt Dan to Cone 2 – lung, then squat, 2 lung, 2 squats, 3 lungs, 3 squats etc)
      • Cone 2 BBS – run to cone 3
      • Cone 3 American Hammer (4 ct)
      • Cone 4 Windmills (4 ct)
  • Mosey up hill to monument 5 Merkins OYO, then mosey to CMUs
  • Dora with partner
    • round 1 curls 100x, partner bernies to end of lot does 15 bbs, runs back
    • Round 2 presses, 100x, partner lunges to end of lot, does 15 jump squats, runs back
    • Round 3 Push ups on each side of CMU 70 x, run to end of lot, 15 iron mikes
  • MOsey to monument – 20 Flutter kicks (4 ct) IC
  • Mosey to AO

    Everyone is faced with burdens, some are small, others quite significant. No one is immune.  at Juco last friday @fingerfood mentioned a situation where a patient was diagnosed with MS whereby the patient would certainly end up in a wheel chair. The patient was someone who was full of life replied (something like this), after the news of the diagnosis – “if God wants me in a wheelchair, then I will worship him from a wheelchair”. We all have some sort of wheelchair.  We do not choose these burdens. Rely on God and our communities to help carry the burdens.
    Pray for brother @Chauncer who was in a severe car crash on Nov 3 and for @crashlab’s work team who is facing some tough times related to various medical issues and pray for his co-worker nurse who was killed by a drunk driver
    Broolympics this saturday

PM Asylum – 56 is not too Bad


about 86, mostly sunny, a bit warm

Cherry Pickers 15 IC
Windmills 15 IC
Candy Corns 30 IC
Merkins 5 IC


Mosey to Stairs by Bat House
7’s – BBS at bottom of 2nd stairs down hill and Squats at top of hill
Mosy back to AO to Partner up into 2’s and pick up a pair of brick per team
Mosey down road to stop sign in the shade.
 100 Reps per team – Press with each brick, while partner Burnies up to cone – 5 Bobby Hurleys (each arm)
100 Reps per team – Curls with each brick, partner side run crossing legs to cone – 5 Iron Mikes (each Leg)
50 Reps per team – wing lifts with each brick, partner runs to cone, 5 squats
Mosey down hill to Highway 66
Every 5th light post -6 Squats and 6 Iron Mikes until we get to road
Two Rounds of 1 minute planks in Shade
Mosey to base of Everest – Pickets charge up hill to top right by small wall by road
Partner up – 7, then 6, then 5, then 4 etc of dips while partner does LBCs

Use the TAGS on right-side to record PAX (BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOURSELF) in attendance. Be sure to select the AO in CATEGORY above TAGS and then delete these notes!

Word of the day is get out of your comfort zone. It’s easy and comfortable to follow the same routine day in and day out- same circle of friends, same activities. But that is not how we grow. We need reach out – grow your circle of friends, add some diversity. Reach out to a different age group and strike up a conversation. Take a chance and you will be enriched. This will enhance our ability as F3 leaders and to live as God wants us.
Joshua 1:9 ESV
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Pray for Mr Jinxy who is dealing with a heart issue and Dieter Marstadt family- Dieter recently died of a brain tumor

Second Truck Stop PM – 9/11 Hills n Heat

THE SCENE: Clear sky, hot

SSH – 20 IC

Baby Arm Circles Thumbs up, 10 IC

BAC Thumbs down, 10 IC

Windmills 10 IC

Cherry Pickers 10 IC

Robot Walk In Place 16 IC

Mosey up Sidewalk to Tape Mark

  • Nickel, Dime Quarter -between tape marks Merkins, then Squats, Then Flutter Kicks
  • Mosey Counterclockwise around lower ball diamond to hill by bathrooms on east side of park
  • 9’s – Bench Dips @ concrete wall then run down hill and do BBS
  • Mosey slowly Counter clockwise around lower ball diamond to small hill near AO parking lot
  • Set 1- 20 LBC at bottom then BEar Crawl to top, 20 Merkins, run to bottom
  • Set 2- 20 Plank Jacks, then Bernie to top, 20 Iron Mikes (10 eachleg), run to bottom
  • Set 3- 20 Squats, then lunge up hill, 20 Hello Dolly (4 ct)
  • Rinse and repeat, but run up hill
  • Mosey Clock wise around ball field to concrete steps
    • 5 step ups, then 10, then 15
  • Sloow mosey to end of parking lot and return to AO

20 American Hammers 4 CT IC

Discussion about 9/11- how everyone who lost their lives or were involved in the events of the day started the day thinking it was another day. Regular people did amazing things, too many stories to list.

From CNN:
Nineteen men hijacked four fuel-loaded US commercial airplanes bound for west coast destinations. A total of 2,977 people were killed in New York City, Washington, DC and outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
The attack was orchestrated by al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
The Victims:
At the World Trade Center (WTC) site in Lower Manhattan, 2,753 people were killed when hijacked American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 were intentionally crashed into the north and south towers, or as a result of the crashes.
At the Pentagon in Washington, 184 people were killed when hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the building.
Near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, 40 passengers and crew members aboard United Airlines Flight 93 died when the plane crashed into a field. It is believed that the hijackers crashed the plane in that location, rather than their unknown target, after the passengers and crew attempted to retake control of the flight deck.
As of July 2019, 1,644 (60%) of 2,753 WTC victims’ remains have been positively identified, according to the medical examiner’s office.

All the stories of the affected people and heros are important – here are a few:


One hero was a man named Rick Rescorla, a retired US Army officer who got a job as director of security for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter (previously Dean Witter). He’d anticipated air attacks due to the vulnerable nature of the building, and pleaded with the firm to find a new office space. Because that wasn’t an option due to lease agreements, Rescorla enforced regular drills so employees knew how to evacuate in case of an emergency.On 9/11 Rescorla was supposed to be home, but was covering for a co-worker. He is responsible for saving 2,700 people, singing inspirational songs into a megaphone while escorting people in and out of the building. Sadly, Rescorla did not make it out that day; however, his memory lives on through the Rick Rescorla Memorial and a book written by his wife, Touched By A Hero: A 9/11 Widow’s Journal of Love & Legacy.


The only female NYPD officer to lose their life in 9/11, Moira Smith was known for her intense dedication to being a police officer. According to NYPD Angels this was her second time risking her life in an extremely disastrous situation to help others. The first was during a 1991 subway crash in Union Square, which she survived and received the Police Department’s Distinguished Duty Medal for. Sadly, the second situation on 9/11 Smith did not survive, though she was seen selflessly saving others.

On 9/11 she became known as the woman with the flashlight who helped prevent mass hysteria and the blocking of exits. She saved hundreds of lives by directing people out of the South Tower and encouraging people to “Don’t look down; Keep Moving.” There is even a famous photograph of Smith heroically leading a bloodied businessman to safety, and an account written by another man she saved.


Another hero on 9/11 was Welles Remy Crowther, known by the people he saved as the young man with the red bandana, which he’d used to cover his nose and mouth to protect against smoke and debris. Crowther had been a volunteer firefighter as a teenager, and during 9/11 was working as an equities trader on the 104th floor of the South Tower. When the chaos ensued Crowther took charge to move groups out of the building, going back in numerous times.He saved over 15 lives, though lost his own. His memory lives on through the Welles Remy Crowther Trust, and his red banana can be seen at the 9/11 Museum.

Key points –

  1. be ready every day to do what you can to help and act – as F3 leaders we need to be ready for anything

2. you do not know what God has planned for you, each day is a gift from God

Proverbs 27:1

Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring
Pray for Junk’s wife, Garret’s family and Carol who will be having heart surgery on Monday
CSAUP run on saturday

Beyond Hot with J-Lo VQ

THE SCENE: Heat Index above 100, miserable Humidity and Partly Cloudy (Until we got onto the grass for set 1)

15 x each:

⁃ Side straddle hop

⁃ Cherry pickers

⁃ Knee Hug

⁃ Arm circles

Mosey to Open Grass area:


⁃ 30 – Squads

⁃ 30 – Sit-ups

⁃ 30 – Flutter kicks

⁃ 30 – Mountain Climbers

⁃ 30 – Push-ups

Mosey to Edge of Baseball fields

  • 1.25 minutes American Hammer

Mosey to jogging path at bottom of Cardiac Hill

  • 1.5 Minutes of Lunges

Mosey to Base of Cardiac Hill

  • 1.5 Minutes of Bobby Hurleys

Mosey to near top of Hill

  • 1.5 Minutes of Merkins

Mosey to Path by Mini-Cardiac

  • Regular Plank – 1 minute
  • Right Arm Up Plank – 1 minute
  • Left Arm up Plank – 1 minute
  • Right Arm + Right Leg Up – 30 Seconds

Mosey To bottom of hill – Bernie to AO spot




Our purpose in life is the very meaning of our way of existence and without knowing this we often suffer, ignorant of our own significance. We fall prey to the illusion that our lives don’t matter and we have no connection or impact in the world around us.

ISAIAH 46: 10-11:

10 I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is to come. I say, “My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.” 11 From the east I summon a bird of prey; from a far-off land , a man to fulfill my purpose. What I have said, that I will bring about; what I have planned, that I will do.

Pray for @Hooker’s Grandmother and for @Flashback’s Grandmother