F3 Knoxville

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

Make the Ultimate HC Joshua 24:15

THE SCENE: Hot! 86* and clear

Tempo SSH SEALCLAPS x 13 , Tempo Squats x 13, Tempo Merkins x 13, Tempo BBS X 13


  • Mosey with heavy log four people carrying, others carrying 25 lb weight, stop along the way do 10 log/weight lifts in cadence
  • First station at concrete bleachers  do three box jumps per step x 3 run to top of hill do 1 Burpee, back down hill RR 2 Burpees, RR 3 Burpees, up to 7 Burpees
  • Mosey back to AO switching and doing lifts along the way
  • Next Station 99 Problems- but the # is 50 reps per exercise: Curls w 25lb x 50 Run Hill, Presses w bricks x 50 Run Hill, Triceps w 25lb x 50 Run Hill, Flies w bricks x 50 Run Hill, 50x Hammer Thrusts Run Hill
  • Mosey to next station, With Battle Buddy run around cones opposite direction. When meet do patty cake Merkins for two laps, then do patty cake BBS for two laps

Tempo Hello Dolly x 10 , Tempo Flutter kicks x 10, Tempo Box Cutter’s x 10, LBCs for last minute

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!
Make the ultimate Hard Commit (HC) Joshua 24:15 As for me and My House We will worship the Lord! There are consequences for allowing Idols to control your life. I shared my testimony about putting other things first over my marriage and God and the consequence was divorce. Learn what your Wife’s Love Language is and act on it. 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman is a recommended book.


prayers for Simba (Rob Posey) and his Wife who is undergoing surgery, Garret’s Family and Mr Rogers ( Scott Jablonski), and Junk(Sam Yoakum’s) wife

Iron Pax Challenge

Dog Pound Iron Pax Week 1 Challenge

THE SCENE: 71, dark and perfect

10x SSH, Air Squats, Cherry Pickers, Big Arm Circles and Merkins to get us warmed up quickly

Mosey to the field for Killer B’s

Iron Pax Challenge Week 1 Killer B’s

  • 10 yard Broad Jump
  • 10 Burpees
  • 10 Bonnie Blair’s (aka Iron Mikes)
  • 10 BBS
  • Do this for 30 yards and the bear crawl back 30 yards to staring line
  • Repeat for 5 rounds for time

When PAX finished they could run lap around the field and then find a HIM to encourage along  as they finished their rounds by doing it with them

Times ranged from about 19-38 minutes per HIM

No time for this
19 HIMs plus 1 FNG Biscuit
While traveling yesterday I heard a man say on The Message radio station “We look for God in the destination but He is often found in the detour.” Many of us have had detours this year that have affected us physically, emotionally, spiritually, financially, at work, at home etc and we don’t understand why things aren’t going the way we planned and wonder where God is.

We are looking to Him and for Him in the end and are not looking to understand His meaning and plan for us in the midst of our detour. So if you are like Daniel in the Lion’s Den, Moses by the Burning Bush or even like Jonah in the belly of the whale. Seek God and look for Him and know that He is with you and He has a plan for you that might not be what you expected and your circumstances don’t make sense but know that you are right where He wants you. He is with you and will lead you out.  It’s just a detour.

Prayers for Lady Junk, Garrett’s family, everyone in the Bahamas affected by a hurricane Dorian, my daughter Callie that has an infection
TTTP coming up, Dad’s Camp RunaMuck soon

Name Game Randorama

THE SCENE: Full moon 67 and humid

SSH x 20 IC (4 count)

Big Arm Circles x 10 IC (4 count / reverse at 5)

Imperial Walkers x 20 IC (4 count)

Cherry Pickers x 10 IC (4 count)

30 sec High Knees

Stretch OYO


Started with timed interval run around the Truck Stop where about every 1-2 minutes we stopped along the way to do random exercises and reps based on my F3 name converted to numerical reps according to Alphabet  1-26.

  • C= 3 Burpees, A= 1 Bear Crawl (100 yds), V= 22 BBS, A= 1 Minute plank hold, L= 12 Merkins, I= 9 Mountain Climbers, E= 5 8-count Body Builders, R= 18 Bobby Hurley’s
  • This totaled 10 minute run X 71 reps at quick pace
  • The we gathered the Pax around a sign made to allow them to quickly spell out their own F3 name and choose from Random Exercises to work themselves as hard as they wanted to and Name their own Game!
  • A= 1 rep, B= 2 rep, C= 3 rep, etc to Z= 26 rep
  • Example FROSTY = 103 total reps
  • Exercises to choose from were: Merkins, Burpees, Iron Mikes, Bobby Hurley’s, Plank Jacks, BBS, LBC, Mountain Climbers, 1 Minute Plank Hold, Bear Crawl 100YDS, American Hammer, 8-count Body Builders, Air Squats
  • After Pax spelled their name and completed first round of exercises they ran 1 lap around soccer field.
  • Rinse and repeat until time to head back to AO
  • Fast 2-3 minute run back to AO


Out of time


What’s does a name say about you? We make a big deal at F3 about getting a name. To me it’s a lot like being born again and given a new name. Just like Isaiah 43:1-3 when God called Jacob by name and the nation of Israel became more than he ever thought he (Jacob) could be. Getting an F3 name has changed my life by changing my perception of who I was into who I can be because of the 3 F’s we embrace and share with each other. Also addressing others by their name means you are in relationship with them and you recognize them. There are a lot of Sad Clowns we encounter everyday just waiting for someone to “see them” and say their name instead of just passing by. So today be aware of your name, what God has called you to be, what your F3 name means you are capable of becoming and someone else’s name that is waiting to be recognized! Call them by name just as God has called you by name and change their lives forever.

Continue to pray for Lady Junk! Also pray for Joy (Lady Frosty) for her upcoming travels.
9/14 Trucking to the Pound CSAUP.  T-shirts will be available for order soon.  See Mayberry for details

Route 66….kinda

THE SCENE: 68, very nice

A poorly drawn map was shown for the warmup
Route 66 but there was more than 11 light poles.  Run to a light pole,  do 1 rep, run to the next pole and do 2 reps… keep adding 1 rep until you get to the next exercise and then start over at 1 rep and repeat.  The route covered most of the truck stop.  We did 2 laps.

  • Merkins
  • Squats
  • BBS
  • Calf raises

The last route was 1 rep or each of the 4 exercises at each pole and add a rep at each pole.  Think this one had 10 stops.

Ring of fire merkins from 5 reps to 8 reps

Champ led us in flutter kicks


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