F3 Knoxville

Spacing is important

THE SCENE: Humid but cooler

Rocketts, cherry pickers, Merkins
Run around Course (roughly 1/8 mile)  stopping at cones (6) to do exercise. Change exercise after each lap. Exercises were:

  • 20 Merkins
  • 20 plank jacks
  • 5 burpees
  • 30 dry docks

Mosey to lower lot and do side lunges with jumping 180 from one end to the other.

Mosey back up top to do another lap of 1/2 20 4-Ct LBCs and 1/2 20 4ct flutters
No time for that mess

Get to Know the Taste of Love (pulled from a MS devotion)

God, seeing what was happening on Earth, sends, as an act of love, His Son on a rescue mission to stop further deformation and to renew our likeness to God. Jesus Christ came to Earth to save people, to show us God’s love, and to show us how we should live to please God. He presents us our destiny and shows how this destiny will be fulfilled.

Christ came to this world because the Father wanted to be reconciled with humanity. God the Father wanted to fix the relationship we have with Him. He gave us the example of love. He wants us to trust Him and come to Him with no fear or dread.

The passage from the Gospel of Luke shows the picture of God that is dearest to me. This story shows God who is not a heartless judge, but a loving father. He is the Father that can feel sadness, joy, and who can be deeply moved. I can imagine how happy the father in this story was when he finally met his younger son! He was full of emotions! Before this meeting, the father was probably worried sick. He was wondering what was going on with his son. There were no mobile phones, so the son couldn’t call or text: “Hi dad! I’m in Jerusalem. Things are going great.” There was no Facebook or messenger (I know it’s hard to believe). There were no highways that could be used to travel quickly and visit your family. However, there was continuing uncertainty. That is why, when the father saw the son (even though the son looked nothing like the kid he used to be), he was delirious with joy! The moment he saw his son, he didn’t wait for his son to come to him. Instead, he ran toward the son and embraced him. The son, probably with tears in his eyes said: “Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.” And what does the father do? He gives him presents! He doesn’t reproach his son; he is just happy that his son is safe. He accepts him back and forgets everything that has happened.

It’s exactly the same with you! It doesn’t matter what you’ve done, it doesn’t matter how dirty you feel. God loves you! You have the gift of God’s love. Do you know it?

I believe the cone were too clustered when you do 60 Merkins in 20yds. Dry docks were not fun either.

Rabid Foxes are after Tank

THE SCENE: Nice summer morning

Rockettes, Merkins, shoulder burners and stretching
Mosey long way around track and up to the splash pad parking lot for some Kraken. Do exercise and qty then run lap around perimeter. (50yds) after completing 4 exercises do 2 laps, after completing a full round run down to the playground and touch something.

1) 25 Merkins
2) 10 burpees
3) 30 squats
4) 20 OH press 35lbs 20 curls
5) CMU Farmers carry to center and back x2
6) bear crawl to center and back
7) SSH X30 (4-count)
8) 50 LBCs

After a while do Bernie Sanders around the perimeter.

about halfway into it, we took a break and ran 5 25yd sprints to get the body out of routine.

Ran down to lower lot and did one merkin at each parking line (15?)

American Flag inspired me to do 50 flutter kicks
5 pax
God gives us our lives to make a difference. Although we I think we’re not worthy, he has created us to do great things. Example of a bar of iron not costing much in its simplest form, but when it is changed into paper clips, surgical needles,  Spring is for watches, that little bit of iron is priceless. Challenge yourself daily to take what God gave you and use it for building his kingdom.  Prayers for our wives and friends going through cancer
I (Tank) Found out that a simple fox looking at me coupled with a light going off makes me freak out. I thought he was coming after me!, Also depending on the context, “run down to the playground and touch something” can get you in a lot of trouble.
Coffeeteria on Thursday at the dog pound


We have a date!

April 18th 2020 will be the date for the third annual F3 lead Hardship Hill Team Obstacle Course Race to benefit Operation Enduring Warrior.

The third installment of this challenging race will have all new, bigger, better, and muddier obstacles as well as new divisions to compete in. A solo division, teen division, and possibly team size divisions.

Each F3 Knoxville AO will be assigned the duties of developing, building and installing one incredible obstacle on the course. The bigger and tougher the better! Which AO will have the best one??? We shall see. An award will go to the AO with the best obstacle.

We are also planning a more festive environment surrounding the race with an after party on the lake with a live band and food. It’s going to big!

What we need from you is to spread the word, recruit people to participate and get sponsors to be a part of this event for our nations wounded veterans.

See you in April!!!

We are not done yet

THE SCENE: Perfect weather

The typical stuff

Mosey around the 1/4 mile track stopping for 10 pull-ups at playground, 20 4-count LBCs at gazebo and Suicides on 8 parking lines doing Bernie Sanders back to first line each time. Add one rep at each line. Lap 1) Merkins, 2) diamond Merkins, 3) wide merkins, 4) eagle merkins

I thought time was up but watch was wrong…….so……

extra lap stopping for 50 4-count shoulder taps, some ab exercise I forgot, another ab exercise I forgot, 10 Batman burpees, some V ups toe touches and combo of both

7 pax plus one future surgeon that ran early but had to leave for Memphis
Opportunity in our lives to spread the good news and be a light unto others. I talked about the opportunity kids have to reach their student classmates. Opportunities to share are in places that we overlook on a daily basis. Seek them and be a light.
Great to see Proton back in the mix. Added Shooter as he was there early for a run and had to leave to go be a doctor
Convergence at big ball.

Merkin Circuit

  • THE SCENE: Wet

    SSH, cherry pickers and examples of merkins below
    Mosey by Indian run past the boat to lot. Looping course of merkins and LBCs. Do merkin type and qty and 10 4-count LBCs at each cone.
  • Reg merkins x10
  • Cobra merkins x5 each side
  • Wide merkins x10

run up hill to the Rock and back

  • Diamond Merkins x5
  • eagle merkins x5
  • BBS rolling merkins x5
  • dry docks x10
  • superman Merkins x5 each arm
  • T merkins x5 each arm

throw in a faster mosey lap around without the exercises, and a speed round doing only one rep and running to next

mosey back stopping for burpees at each light pole.

Dealers choice, Box cutters, hello Dolly’s and another hello dolly thing with legs in the air, more merkins
10 pax with one FNG Tadpole.
God has this, ask him.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:6-7‬ ‭NIV‬‬
Great effort today, some serious sweat angels were out today. Coffeteria was good to connect afterwards. Great to see my man Booger out this morning!!!
Trucking to the pound, F3 dad’s camp