F3 Knoxville

Is this Moses’s Birthday?

THE SCENE: It’s getting hot…

Side Straddle Hop (15), LBAC (10 F/B), Cherry Pickers (10)…………Run to the sandbag bridge

It’s back….inspired by what I could only imagine might have been the rest of the Moses birthday Q

3 reps at every light pole……. starting at sand bag bridge, over the wooden bridge, past the troll bridge, and back up the grinder for bear crawl and crawl bear. Oh…and there is about 30 light poles…sorry.

  • Merkins
  • Squats
  • Burpees
  • and for Snorkel and some others…….Big Boys

Iron Boys…30 ish
Butterfingers, Deep Dish, Fins, Flash, Henhouse, Hammy, Ma’am, Mr Rogers, Neighbor, Snorkel, Tin Man
We each build a prison of our own personal preference.  Our preference dictates what we eat, where we go, and the people we meet.  As a consequence we get closer and closer to the people inside our bubble and further away from people outside of this preference bubble.  This limit our potential and we become stagnant.  I believe we should break out of this bubble and actively search out people who can make us better.  F3 has definitely been a bubble hopping experience for me, and your strength and passion has made me a better person.

Proverbs 27:17

As iron sharpens iron,so one person sharpens another.

Can you hear me?

THE SCENE:  Mid 60’s, Clear Skies

  • SSH x15 IC
  • Cherry Picker x10 IC
  • Little Baby Arm Circles (Forward) x10 IC
  • Little Baby Arm Circles (Backward) x10 IC
  • Jog Curb-To-Curb and Back
  • High Knees Curb-To-Curb and Back


PAX split into two groups.

Group 1 Started at Station 1 with the following:

  • Burpess x5
  • Dips x10
  • Flutter Kicks x15 Each Leg
  • Squats x20

Group 2 Started at Station 2 with the following:

  • Pull-ups x5
  • Herkins x10
  • Step Ups x15 Each Leg
  • Big Boy Sit-ups x20

After finishing at their respective stations, each PAX transitioned to the other station using transitional exercises between the cones. Rinse and Repeat Until Time

Transition Exercises Included:

  1. Bear Crawl
  2. Crawl Bear
  3. Sprint
  4. Sprint
  5. Lt. Dan’s (1 Squat)
  6. Lt. Dan’s (1 Squat)
  7. Berny
  8. Berny
  9. Crab Walk
  10. Crab Walk (Reverse)
  11. Broad Jump
  12. Broad Jump
  13. Rinse and Repeat

With a little time left the PAX circled up for a some Mary

  • Box Cutter –  x10
  • Row Your Boat x2 (Lead by Waxjob)
  • LBC’s (Until Time)

17 HIMS!
Worry and Stress

It’s part of human nature to worry and stress. I for one, worry about everything. Lately, I’ve been more worried about this VQ than anything else. I’m sure there have been times in everyone’s lives were you have been worried or stressed about something. Whether it is getting the promotion at work, or getting laid off and wondering how you will provide for your family. For me I have to constantly remind myself of what God said about worrying in Matthew 6:25-34.

Matthew 6:25-34

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?[a]

28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin,

29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’

32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.

33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

There will be days were we will feel overwhelmed and worried about that day or the coming months, but as believers in something greater than ourselves we must continue to purse God. We must be patient for His plan to unfold and allow Him to work in our lives. Focus on His message and He will help you through your endeavors.

Hardship Hill this Saturday.  Meet at the Bomb Shelter at 8:00am to carpool to the event.

Block Party

THE SCENE: About 61 degrees with clear skies

SSH x20; Arm Circles forward/reverse x15, windmills x15; Jog parking lot; 50% faster job parking lot; skip parking lot; bear crawl to CMU pile.
Mosey with CMU on the Block Party circuit while stopping at the following 20 stations:

  • Bent rows x24
  • On the shelf x6 each side
  • CMU toe tap x66
  • Squats x24

Interlude:  Road Block merkins, x18

  • Clean and press x12
  • Roll over merkins x6 each of 4 CMU ends

Interlude:  Run to Springbrook fountain and back to give the CMU’s a break.  They only get a workout 4 or 5 times a month.

  • Dead lift x6 per arm
  • Overhead elbow extensions x12
  • Dips x24
  • Straight arm overhead lift x12
  • Upright rows x24
  • Burpee press x12

Interlude: At the base of Mt Crumpet count off by 2’s.  #1’s run up while #2’s farmer hold two CMU’s then switch. Next #1’s Bernie up while #2’s farmer hold two CMU’s then switch. Finally #1’s bear crawl up while #2’s farmer hold then switch.

  • Curls x24
  • CMU swing x12
  • Overhead press x12
  • Single arm row from lunge position x12 per side
  • Overhead squat press x12
  • Lunge to grinder with CMU

Box cutters x20; Floor wipers x20: flutter kicks x15; BBS to cash out.

11 total PAX, no FNG’s

I have two friend that each contracted melanoma in their late 30’s.  24 years later cancer had returned.  In the case of Judy, it was lung cancer on her left side.  She has been battling it and other issues for the past 6 years.  Last November, Judy and her husband hosted a large gathering at their house to play Shanghai Rummy.  It lasted longer than perhaps it should and the next day found Judy in the hospital for several day with pneumonitis in her healthy right lung and that issue continues to persist.  One of the things that impressed me the most about her hospital stay was that she prayed more about who God would place in her path so she could be His vessel for the Gospel.  Judy is a fighter – she has to be – and the following are excepts from a letter she wrote a few weeks ago.
Happy Spring, family and friends! My winter quarantine, cold and gray, is just making the beauty of Spring an even greater joy to me. Walking around seeing little green leaves push up through barren mulch and flowers appear out of lifeless looking limbs just thrills me – creation (and Spring in particular) truly does reflect our Creator who is at His core the Redeemer and Restorer!
I will never look at nor take springtime for granted again.  Judy paints a beautiful picture of how God can renew even me just as all of His creation
And good news!… He continues to choose to restore my little body – scans a couple weeks ago showed no evidence of cancer and my lungs are slowly healing! We are so grateful. I do not need any oxygen support when sitting or piddling around, but need a little for activity and definitely need when exercising. Hopefully that need will continue to diminish, however I am thankful that my “jet pack” oxygen frees me to live life normally. 
My quarantine will end Easter weekend – so excited! However, I will continue to somewhat minimize health risks, as there is still inflammation in my compromised lungs (unfortunately, the pneumonitis scarred my healthy lung that had not been impaired by the three thoracotomies). But all that has come through a sovereign and good God’s hands – so I will rest in that reality. As C.S. Lewis says, “Heaven, once attained, will work backwards and turn even agony into glory.” My little trials are all being redeemed – as are yours.
Her “little trial”!!! And I get upset if I get stuck in traffic for a few minutes!  Really dwell a few minutes on that C.S. Lewis quote.
Our children and grandchildren are coming for Easter weekend, so it will be a most joyful coming out party!!! 
You are at the heart of my story with your prayers, love, and encouragement! I have been so richly blessed in every way!
I want to have the faith and peace that God has given Judy so I end with Phil 4:6-7.  In it Paul does not pray that we experience a life of ease, prosperity, wellness, or comfort.  His prayer is that we experience God’s peace on this temporary earthly journey.
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.

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40 Years in the Wilderness

THE SCENE: Pleasant. Mid 50s. Not too dry or wet

Side Straddle Hops IC x40
A leisurely stroll around the park stopping to admire different bodily movements.

  • Star Jacks x40
  • Ranger Merkins x40
  • Wide Merkins x40
  • Right leg Side Lunge x40
  • Crab Walk forward, backwards, to the right, to the left
  • Left leg Side Lunge x40
  • Dips x40
  • Redwood Group Squat x80count
  • Dry Docks x40
  • Mtn Climbers IC x40
  • BONUS HILL!!! Reverse Bear Crawl Up x10
  • Lunge from one sign to the next (about 40-50)
  • Pull-ups or modify x40
  • Step ups x20 for each leg



  • Superman / Banana
  • Flutter Kicks IC x40
  • Plank with elbows slightly bent, run around and push on everyone’s back
  • ATM cash out

15 Total
1 Peter 3:15 be prepared to give a defense for the hope within you, but do so in gentleness and respect.
Our first tendency is to repay evil for evil, but we have to take time to prepare ourselves to not react that way. Seek wisdom in the Word, in works of wisdom, and in people who are wise, and train yourself to act and react differently.

Bomb Shelter Team need one more guy for the Hardship Hill event

Don’t forget your legs on the way out

THE SCENE: A chilly 30ish? degrees, Clear

  • Cherry Pickers x 10 IC
  • SSH x 20 IC
  • Worst Merkin Ever x 5 OYO
  • Tempo Squats x 15 IC
  • Baby Arm Circles Forward x 15 IC
  • Baby Arm Circles Backwards x 15 IC


  • 10 squats IC, sprint across lot, 2 burpees, sprint back
  • 20 squats IC, sprint across lot, 4 burpees, sprint back
  • 30 squats IC, sprint across lot, 6 burpees, sprint back
  • 40 squats IC, sprint across lot, 8 burpees, sprint back

Mosey around park ~0.8miles with Q says (simon says) at random – drop down, plank, hot feet, burpee, continue mosey (about 10 times)

7’s on the Grinder! – CMU curl/press/tri, lunge to bathrooms, merkins, lunge back


  • Protractor
  • American Hammer x 15 IC
  • Flutter kicks x 30 IC

PAX Count 14
Jeremiah 31:2 — “The people who survived the sword found grace in the wilderness.”

Many of us face struggles frequently whether it be financial, work life, home life, etc, that makes us stumble or scared to move forward. If we can be persistent and push through our problems, we’ll always be rewarded in the end. Sometimes God tests our faith or wants to see how we’ll push through a problem to see what kind of person we are, and its our job to get through that test. He will reward us with grace in the end.


SoKno event for Operation Enduring Warrior at 6pm(?) Wednesday