F3 Knoxville

Getting Misty at the Splash Pad

THE SCENE: Windy. Wet. Wonderful.



  • Cherry Pickers | Baby Arm Circles IC
  • SSH IC
  • Rockettes IC 


Tabata workout: eight 20-second rounds of an exercise with a 10-second rest between rounds. Short mosey between exercises as rain allows.


  • Pull-ups (Four rounds instead of eight)
  • Step-ups with Leg Raise
  • LBCs
  • Squats
  • BBS
  • Dips
  • Lunges
  • Flutter Kicks
  • Incline Merkins


  • Didn’t neglect her during the workout, don’t have to make it up to her now.


7 including an FNG: Jet Lag


1Pet1:13-16 – So prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control. Put all your hope in the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world. So you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn’t know any better then. But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God who chose you is holy. For the Scriptures say, “You must be holy because I am holy.”

Reading about holiness this week and came across this passage. Part that spoke to me especially was “Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn’t know any better then. But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God who chose you is holy.” 

Once we know better, we have to do better. I experience this as a parent: when your 18mo takes a toy, they don’t know better. When your 5yo takes a toy, you know better than that. Once we know better, we have to do better.

For the men in this circle, we have all experienced some level of growth, whether that’s in our maturity & leadership, in our nutrition, in our fitness, but this is a time of year that it seems especially easy to slip back into our old ways: we’re around friends and family we haven’t been around, there’s food appearing that hasn’t been around in awhile, it’s cold and we don’t want to get out of bed. But coasting and satisfying our own desires in the moment will not help us grow, it won’t get us to where we want to go, and it won’t make us feel any better about ourselves at the end of the day.

Today, God is choosing you; he’s calling you to be holy as he is holy. Keep your foot on the gas; keep accelerating.

“These Go to 11.”

THE SCENE: Mid-30s and clear, but it seemed colder after all of the warm weather

SSH x 25 (4 ct)

Windmills x 10 (4 ct)

Little baby arm circles forward x 10 (4 ct)

Little baby arm circles backward x 10 (4 ct)

Overhead claps x 10 (4 ct)

Seal claps x 10 (4 ct)

Little bit of this, and a little bit of that

Some Michael Phelps

Burpees x 5

Mosey to the tennis courts

11s – from one sideline of the tennis courts to the far sideline of the other tennis courts – merkins and squats

Mosey to the rock pile

11s – from the rock pile to the dock – curls and CDDs

Mosey to the Bermuda Triangle

11s – from the triangle to either the bathrooms or the playground – burpees and pull-ups

Mosey back to the tennis courts

Jack Webbs to 10 in honor of Waffle House’s epic Q at the Asylum on Saturday

Mosey to the AO

Flutter kicks x 20 (4 ct)

Side crunches x 20 each side (single ct)

11 PAX, which fit perfectly with today’s theme and was completely unplanned

I had two experiences this weekend that brought me face to face with my arch-nemesis, Time.

On Saturday, I picked up my 1993 Mustang 5.0 that I bought brand new at 16 that I hadn’t driven since 2001.  After 19 years in a garage (including about two years of getting tuned up and detailed), she drove just the same as she did when I was 16 or when I last drove her in 2001.  It was as if those 19 years that she sat in the garage hadn’t passed at all.  With one turn of the ignition, I was 16 again.  Take that, Time.

On Sunday, my oldest child went through his confirmation service at church.  Just like that, 13 years were gone in the blink of an eye, and I was 43 again.  You suck, Time.

As they say, Time is undefeated.

Here is my favorite advice for/description of parenthood: “The days are long, but the years are short.”

Fact: Time does not stop and goes by too fast.

Fact: You will have regrets, no matter how much you try to avoid them.

Here is one of my personal mottos: “If you’re happy with where you are, then you can’t complain about how you got there.”

If you are not happy with where you are, then make a change.

2 Peter 3:8 – But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

So, Time is not undefeated after all.

Prayers for Ribbed’s wife and people who are struggling with addiction, depression, and other problems, especially in these times

Coat drive

Krak is Wack

SCENE: 50s & Clear. 



  • Windmills IC | Grady Corns IC
  • SSH IC | Rockettes IC


Mosey to the top of the Equalizer. Kraken. Complete 25 reps of the prescribed exercise, then run a full lap around the course to the next station. Rinse and repeat. On each subsequent round, drop 5 reps from each exercise. Push yourself & push each other. Try to catch the guy in front of you. Stations included:

  • Lunges 
  • BBS 
  • Dips 
  • Squat Jumps 
  • Diamond Merks
  • Flutter Kicks 
  • Burpees 
  • Mountain Climbers 

PAX reported about 2.7miles.


  • Box Cutters IC | American Hammers IC
  • Stargazers OYO



GRATITUDE – PAX each shared something they are grateful for right now

Great work.

100 BPMs (Burpees Per Mile)

THE SCENE: Nice.  In the 50s.

SSH x 20 (4 ct)

Rockettes x 10 (4 ct)

Baby Arm Circles Forward x 10 (4 ct)

Baby Arm Circles Backward x 10 (4 ct)

Some Michael Phelps

Little bit of this and that and this and that again

Tempo squats x 10

Tempo merkins x 10

Mosey to the flag pole (the light is still working – thanks, Snitch)

25 burpees at the flag

Run a lap

Rinse and repeat for 4 rounds to equal 100 burpees and 1 mile

Mosey to the rocks for some rock work

25 curls

25 overhead presses

25 tricep extensions

25 rows

Mosey back to the AO

Flutter kicks x 25 (4 ct)

Hello dollies x 25 (4 ct)

Box cutters x 25 (4 ct)

Leg raises x 11 or 12 but we hit 6:15, and Ribbed wouldn’t let us get to 25 (although I think we could have gotten to 25 before the clock hit 6:16)

11 HIMs (Pondzi and Dusty included but their tags are not showing up)

My kids have to do burpees as punishment for bad behavior.  It occurred to me that I needed to do burpees for my own bad behavior.  As a parent, I’ve gotten good at recognizing bad behavior in my kids and dealing with it, but I’ve probably gotten worse at recognizing my own bad behavior and dealing with it.  Plus, if my 12 year old can do 130 straight burpees once and 100 straight burpees another time, then I/we could at least do 100 divided into groups of 25 with a 1/4-mile break in between.  Next time, I may go up to 50 burpees followed by two laps, rinse and repeat.  Or maybe 100 burpees followed by four laps.  We can’t be outdone by a 12 year old, can we?  (I may not be asked/allowed to Q for a while.)

Prayers for Ribbed’s wife and Lillydipper’s wife.

I didn’t mention it at the time, but there is a convergence at Bomb Shelter on 10/17 at 7:00 a.m.

Getting Off the Ground

THE SCENE: Upper 60s & Wet. But our benevolent Q kept us off the ground.



  • Cherry Pickers IC | SSH IC
  • Windmills IC | Rockettes IC | Grady Corns IC


Mosey to flag for 7s: Dips & Pull-Ups

Descending four corners. Do 10 each of four exercises, one in each “corner”. After each lap, drop the rep count by one. Exercises were:

  • Burpees | BBS
  • Squat Jumps | Mountain Climbers


  • No Time


11 PAX


No matter what conflict we encounter at work, at home, out in the world, we know we are not the first ones to be disliked, to be disrespected; we have a great example in Jesus who was spat on (because they were not observing COVID guidelines) and insulted and lied about and 1Peter2 tells us that “He did not retaliate when he was insulted, nor threaten revenge when he suffered. He left his case in the hands of God, who always judges fairly.” I hope you don’t face any conflict in your day today, but if you do, let that be our example. Let us lead with restraint and leave our case in the hands of a higher power.


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