F3 Knoxville

Dora’s for D-Day

THE SCENE:  70 and a little humid



20 – 4 cnt OH Claps

10 – cherry pickers

20 – 4 cnt Imperial Walkers

Indian Run to Watt Rd via the long way around the softball fields

Partner Dora’s all morning.  Since the USA landed at 2 beaches on D-Day, we’ll be doing this in 2 locations.

At Outhouse – Utah Beach

Partner A does the exercise prescribed while partner B bernies up the hill to the Parking sign and runs back to switch with Partner A, repeat until all reps of the exercises are completed

  • 100 – easy ups
  • 200 – BBS
  • 100 – lunges (each leg)
  • 200 – CDD
  • 100 – Merkins

At Watt Rd Field – Omaha Beach

Partner A does the exercise while partner B bernies to mid field and runs back and switches with Partner A, repeat until all reps of the exercises are completed.

  • bear crawl 200 yards (down the field & back)
  • 100 – 4 count Mtn Climbers
  • 100 – man makers
  • 100 – Decline merkins
  • 200 – squats

Waxjob lead some Mary


“Our sons, pride of our nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity”

“With Thy blessing, we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy. Help us to conquer the apostles of greed and racial arrogances. Lead us to the saving of our country, and with our sister nations into a world unity that will spell a sure peace — a peace invulnerable to the schemings of unworthy men. And a peace that will let all of men live in freedom, reaping the just rewards of their honest toil.”

“The road will be long and hard. For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces. Success may not come with rushing speed, but we shall return again and again; and we know that by Thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph. They will be sore tried, by night and by day, without rest — until the victory is won. The darkness will be rent by noise and flame. Men’s souls will be shaken with the violences of war. For these men are lately drawn from the ways of peace. They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate. They fight to let justice arise, and tolerance and goodwill among all Thy people. They yearn but for the end of battle, for their return to the haven of home. Some will never return. Embrace these, Father, and receive them, Thy heroic servants, into Thy kingdom.”
― Franklin D. Roosevelt

Did a lot of Bernie today since our whole country seems to be backwards right now
Dog pound CSAUP July 18

Five in the Nave

THE SCENE: Clear and still cool – Promise of a beautiful day! Let’s get it started right!

Mystery Q this morning… Nobody signed up! Let’s see if a Q materializes.


While we wait for a Q to show up, each PAX picks an exercise:

Waxjob – SSH x25 IC
Charger – Merkins x25 OYO
Mayberry – Cherry Pickers x5 IC
Wall Ball – This and That stretches
Biscuit – Imperial Walkers x15 IC


Still no Q…. Let’s get on the mosey. Maybe Q will arrive and catch up.

Pit stop at the concrete bleachers. YHC suggests 11s while we wait for the Q. Box jumps at the bottom of the hill, V-ups at the top.

11s complete, back to mosey. Pit stop at the restrooms – Charger suggests another set of 11s while we wait for the Q. Easy-ups and Merkins.

11s complete, Wall Ball suggests holding pattern in the parking lot: Bear crawl to the top, 25 merkins, lunge back, and 25 squats.

Still no Q, back to mosey. Biscuit suggests 5 merkins and 5 big boys at every light post, to keep us from moving too fast for Q to catch up. Followed this pattern all the way from the restrooms around the park by the flagpole to the AO.

Still no Q. Mayberry suggests rolling the exercise die while we wait. Many planks.

Hey, it’s 7:00. Oh well. No Q ever showed up. Maybe next week!

Planx and Planx and Planx
5 PAX today
Garrison Keillor sign-off: “Be well, do good work, and keep in touch”. Plus, in light of his harrassment scandal: “Keep your hands to yourself”. Which is also appropriate in today’s environment.
Extra kudos to Charger… Right up until 6 it looked like a choice between a beatdown and donuts. Charger picked a beatdown.
Murph on Memorial Day at the Pound. 10th anniversary at Cape Fear in January.

All Truck and No Stop

THE SCENE:  mid 60’s and warm….weird weather for January


  • mosey around the island
  • SSH x 10
  • Squats x 10
  • Rockettes x 10
  • Tempo merkins x 10
  • Cherry pickers x ?  just do some ’till your ready.


  • Start out on the track.  Route 66 burpees at each light pole going the long route to the other side of the park.  13 poles total.  Lots of burpees
  • Kraken style run around the island with 6 stations.  Start with 5 Merkins and 5 Iron Mikes (each leg) at the first station and increase by 5 each lap. Reps = 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 at each consecutive station.
  • Mosey to the long hill by Watt Rd.  Battle buddy up for DORA 1,2,3.
    • 100 squats, 200 Big Boys, 300 Flutter Kicks
    • Partner A does exercises while Partner B runs to top of hill and does 2 Diamond Merkins
  • The short steep hill by the concrete bleachers was feeling left out so we stopped there on the way back to the AO.   Box jump up the bleachers, run to top of hill, do 5 burpees, come back down.
  • Mosey back to AO


  • Dealers choice
    • BBS x 20 – Frosty
    • Peter Parker – Driftwood
    • American Hammers – Finger Food
    • Hello Dolly – Butters

Frosty, Butters, Finger Food, Abort, Sparky, Driftwood, Amazon, La-Z-Boy, Mayberry, Charger, Bartman


Shared some of the challenges I’ve faced this week with my son and the fact that no matter how much he pushes my buttons there is always some grace left in the tank to show him.   It’s a reminder of the grace that Jesus has shown me over the years.


We hit the ground running and never let up this morning.  Great work from all 11 today.  Also, shout out to Amazon for being out in the gloom shortly after knee surgery.  Dude was giving 100% and modifying where he had too.  That was motivating!!


Episode I was definitely the worst

THE SCENE: 50 degrees and clear

Mosey around the island, SSH, Merkins, squats, plank jacks, tho and that’s and rockettes

mosey to the soccer field for a Star Wars episode workout. 9 episodes. Each episode has an exercise with a qty of 10.  Do exercise and run to other sideline on the field. Repeat 3 times  each episode. Episodes are… (i may be off some)

  • I – burpees (because it was the worst one of all 9 episodes, mainly because of Jar Jar Binks
  • II – Merkins
  • III – inch worms
  • IV – squat jumps
  • IIV – star jacks
  • V – BBS
  • VI – Burpees (because of the Ewoks)
  • VII- Merkins
  • VIII – shoulder tap Merkins
  • IX – ?

we stopped half way and came back to it later as it was getting boring.

Mosey to other side lot and did 7s  with pull-up rows and shoulder tap Merkins.

mosey to bottom field. Jumped over the wooden barrier fence at each post all the way to the end. Balance beam after that for a 1/4 of it.

Mosey to circle on field. Ring of fire. Hold plank as one member of the pax runs around jumping over each other member. Do one Merkin and add one every time you get jumped. Total of 8 rounds.

mosey back and try to finish the episodes till time ends.

Sparky led the group in some Ab exercises and some Peter Parkers
8 pax in attendance

“We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭5:3-4‬ ‭

The Q has had a good run without an injury but alas, all good things must come to an end. This Q is writing this backblast with 600mg of ibuprofen and a muscle relaxer in him. I figured out that I would rather do 100 burpees with the pax than watch them work hard sidelined with a back injury. Coffeteria was great with everyone attending. ANNOUNCEMENTS:
New Years Party this Friday.


THE SCENE: Post downpour and Humid

  • SSH IC x 50
  • Tempo Squats IC x 50
  • Stretch it out


  • Mosey to Marsha field
  • 50 Ranger Merkins
  • Bear Crawl to Qtr Field
  • Run to Midfield
  • 50 Bobby Hurley’s
  • BC/Run
  • 50 Heel Tap Merkins
  • Mosey to Los Baños
  • Dora style – Partner up
  • 50 Inverted rows
  • 50 underhand rows
  • 50 JV Rockettes
  • 2 Rocky tops on the turn
  • 50 4ct Am Hams
  • 50 BBS
  • 50 Flutters
  • Mosey to the benches
  • 50 Derkins
  • 50 Box Jumps
  • 50 Ierkins
  • Had to make this up on the fly, long mosey back to Marsha field.
  • 50 Star Jack’s
  • 50 Iron Mike’s
  • 50 Merkins
  • With full field length suicides

50 Imperial Walkers

Talked about the Iron Cowboy, he ran 50 Iron Man Triathlons, in 50 Days, in 50 states. Biggest take away is what’s hard for me is hard for me and what’s hard for you is hard for you. He told this to a fan who was in awe of his accomplishment.