F3 Knoxville

Noonan – 3.15 Miles Tour de Dogpound


Warm, about 55F and drizzly – as joked about last night in the “chatter” the rain held off until everyone got in their vehicles – I can only image why, believe!


6 SSH deconstruct – Well that didn’t work – Q needs to practice

5 cherry Pickers – Forget it – let’s just go … (Q knew we had a lot of miles run)


Mosey to soccer field

5 Burpees and 10 Merkins

Entrance to soccer field loop

10 Partner – Merkins at each end of loop

Back to AO

AO 5 Burpee 10 Merkin

At every X Spot do the following: (5 stops)

5 Burpee

10 Merkin

Mosey to base of Matterhorn

At first light pole 20 Monkey humpers

Second Light Pole 20 up-hill BBS (modify with American Hammers) missed that X in the dark

Top of Matterhorn Recover

5 Burpee

10 Merkins

Run to Boat Yard Pull off

5 burpees, 10 merkins, 15 squats

Back to gravel lot – 5 Burpee, 10 merkins, 15 squats

Run down hill to light at curve

5 burpees, 10 merkins, 15 squats

Back to gravel lot -5 burpees, 10 merkins, 15 squats

Run to Northshore

5 burpees, 10 merks, 15 squats

Back to gravel lot 5 burpees, 10 merks, 15 squats

Indian Run that didn’t work gravity would have caused a pile up going down hill – mosey on your own

back to AO


20 American Hammers

30 second of plank

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!


Mathew chapter 6 verse 25 – 34Do Not Worry –

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]?

Noonan –

I had a really short friendship Down Range in Naperville F3 with Noonan, but what I remember is a that he was definitely a HIM.  He spoke of the love for his family wife Jenny, Sean, Kelly, Joe, and Luke (and a golden retriever named Lucky).  He was found unresponsive and died tragically after a solo evening run Thursday night at the young age of 50 and only 3 days after his birthday.  This morning we ran the mileage shown on his watch that he shared with me because I forgot to start mine on Tuesday morning. Today we finished the mileage together in F3 fashion, working hard together (and not worrying about whether we will finish, but no doubt this PAX is made up of a bunch of Beasts – never doubt these guys!).  The F3Naperville Nantan converged with his family in attendance for the COT and the PAX gave his son the rolled-up flag signifying the loss of a brother.  So, we should not Worry about such trivial things in life and remember to strive to be like Jesus, a HIM.

Lord’s Prayer recited out loud as a group – Amen


This AO of brothers is a blessing; really fun guys that work hard together, a bunch of beasts that get up early and return for another the next time, always bringing up the six.  While we all come from different walks of life we are bound together by the seamless and often not mentioned principles of F3 (it’s your actions that are spoken), and wherever you post I trust you will find the same.  So, when one group/AO loses a brother, we all feel the pain of loss.  While this was not our typical workout routine, every single HIM finished strong (and ahead of the Q- great job!)  It is a blessing and my pleasure to be a part of F3. Awesome job, 3.15 miles (exactly the same distance Noonan and I ran together) 55 Burpees, 55 Merkins, and a few other thang’s…



Dogpound Pull bar install this Saturday

Foggy DogPound

THE SCENE: 30 degrees and Foggy

50 SSH

5 Cherry Pickers

10 should taps


Mosey to the boat ramp and a start of the route 66.

One route you do one exercise and then two, three at the next light etc.

  • Shoulder taps x4 and hold plank after the 11th light
  • Squat jumps and hold plank after the 11th light
  • BBS and hold plank after the 11th light
  • hand release merkins and hold plank after the 11th light
  • Herbeas and hold plank after the 11th light
  • head back to AO

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!

Men we need to kill last period I have been working all my adult life in battling lust period however I’ve come to realize that I’ve been more serving lust than killing it period John Piper once said you must be killing sin orcin will be killing you. It’s rung true with me this year as I consider the ways that lust destroys. I come from a broken home where my dad looked at pornography all of his life and never tried to fight or walk in the light. I know what pornography’s end is and that is death. I spoke to a much older wiser man and asked him how does he fights in period he told me that when he was given his sons The Lord used that to stir up a hatred for pornography he wanted to one day look at his sons in the eye and say I do not struggle with pornography I hate pornography. Additionally he raised the value of his wife in their home period he made much of her he laid down his life for her he spoke highly of her period he sought her out thought of her talk to her. And by God’s grace he says he was able to build a true hatred for pornography. I’d encourage you all to think about could you look your sons in the eye and say I don’t struggle with pornography. I know that’s not the case in my life and I’m praying daily that God stirs up hatred so that one day a I may be able to do that.


Not so rainy RAW

THE SCENE: Warm…about 60 and NOT raining like I though it would



Rotated through the following stations.  1:20 at each station with 0:30 rest between stations when switching.

    • Curls  30# dumbbells
    • Knee ups (hang from rafter….lift 4# medicine ball with feet)
    • Step ups  35# dumbbells
    • Shoulder press & deltoid raise  15# dumbbells
    • Tricep kickback extensions   20# dumbbells
    • Squats   35# kettlebell
    • Flamingos   25# dumbbells


Junk, Tweet-E, Aladdin, Tapout, Bartman

Talked about the importance of getting enough rest.



Perseverance is the Back Up Plan

THE SCENE: 40° and Cloudy

Seal Clap SSH X 20, Imperial Squat Walker x 15, 4 count Merkins x 10, 10 Burpees In Cadence .
Grab a coupon and mosey to golf course

  • Par three Burpee Course- carry coupon to each cone and do 3 Burpees = 8 Cones & 24 Burpees…transition with roll of Exercise Dice- 15 MTN Climbers and 10 Merkins…mosey across parking lot
  • Using guard rail- Bo Knows w Battle Buddy- one maintains wall sit while holding coupon and BB does 100 High Knees, switch, RR…mosey w coupons toward the restaurant
  • Start w roll of dice 25 Crunches/ 20 Dips, Dora Trifecta at bottom of hill- 100 Curls, Triceps, Presses While BB runs to the top and does 10 Dive Bombers
  • 10 jump squats hold Al Gore 10 sec, 9 Jump squats hold AG 10 sec, then 8, 7, 6, 5,4,3,2,1…mosey back to AO

Box cutters x 20, Leg lifts 6 in, 45°, 90°- till hearing moaning and grunting, flutter kicks x 20
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!
Perseverance is the back up plan when we are struggling to accomplish our New Years Resolutions.

Tips for Persevering

  • Clarify your goal. Base it on your purpose, needs, and abilities. Know why you want this goal and how you and others will benefit.
  • Intend to achieve your goal.Outline your goal, strategies, and timeline. Know resources that can help you attain it, including individuals and the Internet. Break the goal into small steps, working backward form your desired outcome and attainment date.
  • Maintain optimism. Expect good things. Keep a daily diary of good experiences.
  • Live in the present. Don’t dwell on the past or worry about what might happen. Let go of attachments. The more attached you are to something, the greater the fear of losing it.
  • Acknowledge your accomplishments. Judge these against personal standards of self improvements. Have the courage of your convictions. Don’t change for others or compare yourself with them.
  • Try new experiences.Experiment with new ways of improving a product or service at work or other activities. Investigate how successful individuals or teams have achieved similar goals.
  • Care for you mind, body, emotions, and spirit. Schedule quiet times to think and reassess. Practice stress relievers such as deep breathing and exercise. Get sufficient sleep, eat healthy, and take time for fun and friends.
  • Experience yourself living your goal today. Hold your desired outcome firmly in your mind. See, smell, touch, and hear aspects of your goal. Each morning upon rising, review your goal. Repeat the process at night.
  • Persist. Focus on goals daily. At regular intervals, ask yourself whether your activities are moving you forward.

Romans 12:12 be joyful in hope, patient w afflictions, faithful in prayer. Prayers Lady Junk, Pinto, and Flashback and family
Tanks Party this Friday (postponed til next Friday), Contributions to Pull Up Bars go to La-Z-Boy, Waxjob, and Abscess. Also


@FThree-Knoxville (Venmo)


Driftwood VQ – Catchin the Tail

THE SCENE: 33F and calm, dark and overcast – not as cold as yesterday!


Also included Tony Cozy (A-di-das) but he is not registered on site

  1. SSH (Side-Straddle-Hop) 15×3 in cadence
    • 1 Burpee on your own
  2. Imperial Walkers 15X3 in cadence
    • 2 Burpee on your own
  3. Cherry Pickers 5×3 in cadence
    • 3 Burpee on your own
  4. Baby Arm Circle 15×3 in cadence forward and backwards
    • 4 Burpee on your own
  5. 15 Air squats 15×3 in cadence
    • 5 Burpee on your own


[PAX mosey’s to stop sign at parking lot split] (0.18 miles)

  1. 15’s at stop sign 3X each exercise
    • 5 Burpee on your own
    • 5 air squat on your own
    • 5 Merkin on your own

[Pax mosey to parking lot and split into teams of 3-4 people] (0.13 miles)

  1. Catch the tail – 4 loops (0.56 miles) – run circle of outside parking spaces at Lakeside parking lot
  2. Parking lot 4 corners X 3 times Double row parking with handicap (0.21 miles)
    1. Corner 1 start
      • 15 shoulder taps (both shoulders =1)
      • 20 big boy sit up
    2. Bear Crawl to Corner 2
      • 15 hand release merkins
      • 20 hello dollies
    3. Sprint to corner 3 – full speed give it everything
      • 20 Overhead press
      • 10 squat jumps
    4. Lunge to Corner 4
      • 15 side crunches left
      • 15 side crunches right
    5. Sprint to Corner 1
  3. Mosey to grass hill – directly across from restaurant facing house X 3 times 120 length of grass (0.13 mi)
    1. 15 Dry docks using curb at top of grass hill
      • Run down the hill
    2. 15 Star jack at bottom
      • Bear Crawl to top
    3. Pax return to AO (0.23 miles)
    4. Suicides in tennis court
      1. Suicide 1 (down and back)
        • 15 big boy sit ups
      2. Suicide 2 (down and back)
        • 15 side crunch left and 15 side crunch right
      3. Suicide 3 (down and back)

ABSCESS – 10 Merkins OYO



Positive Thinking / Positivity is a current leadership trend and buzz word.  If you take it serious and not as Pollyanna (“an excessively or blindly optimistic person”) there are great habits and leadership skills that can be learned. Don’t just be positive, when life is easy. If you stay positive when life is hard it’s not Pollyanna. It’s about trusting God, overcoming obstacles, finding a way forward, and believing the best is yet to come!  Many COT’s provided by F3 HIM’s will give you fuel to stay positive.  The one thing that has really helped me to create a positive environment with my family is to Pray Continuously – what that means is that when you know it is about to erupt – stop for 2 seconds and say a prayer – pray for words, humility, and patience, it works – I always wondered how to Pray Continuously and by starting when I knew things might erupt I learned.

I encourage you (this means it’s really for me!) to take a 23 day challenge up to Christmas (this is practice for the Woodshack eating challenge), you don’t have to commit to eating better just try to do one “Positive” thing for the next 23 days … Truly Spread the Spirit of Christmas, Smile first, say thank you more, open the door for everyone, choose faith and not fear – Pray Continuously.

Special thanks to Mr Jinky for getting me into F3 (it took persistence, but I am forever grateful) and Abscess the “fake gloomers” that got me hooked on F3 and for coming all the way out to the Dog Pound (my AO home) in the early morning hours.  Only true friends/HIMs do this for their fellow brother.

Also, special thanks for La-Z-Boy for putting on the Q101 a few weeks ago, that was an EH for me to step up to the Q plate.  For those that have not Q’d yet, do it sooner rather then later, you’ll be glad you did.  And don’t worry you won’t remember most of the work-out, you will only remember the great support of F3 HIM!

3rd F convergence at the Truck Stop – Saturday at 7AM Workout followed by 3rd F at Two Rivers Church