F3 Knoxville

Memorial Day @ Truck Stop

THE SCENE: 60’s, steamy


Own volition, watch the snot rockets, stay apart

20 SSH

20 imperial walkers

20 Rocketts

20 Merkins

10 Manmakers

20 mountain climbers

1 Lap around island
MRSA Field

5 Rounds of the following

  • 20 dips
  • 20 Incline Merkins
  • 20 Step ups (10/leg)
  • 20 Crunches
  • 1 lap around the field

To the outhouse

3 Rounds of the following

  • 10 Burpees
  • 20 curls (using the easy up bar)
  • Run to playground
  • 20 Squats

Back to AO – Mini Sea Bisuit for Time

  • 10 Burpees
  • 20 Merkins
  • 30 Squats
  • Run a lap around the field

Do the exercises, run 2 laps, exercises run 3 laps, all the way to 4 laps then start back down with the laps.  Do the exercises the same each time

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Memorial Day is upon us.  This is the day we pause to remember all the veterans who have died serving our country.  Make sure to explain the significance of this day to your family and 2.0’s.  National moment of silence at 15:00 on Monday.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.”

James A. Garfield

“For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue.”

George S. Patton

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men lived.”

“Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.”
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THE SCENE: 65 and cool

  • Cherry Pickers 6
  • SSH 21
  • baby arm circles
    • forward 21
    • backwards 21
  • Overhead claps 21

Mosey to the parking lot

  • 5 burpees at the first light pole
  • 10 squats at the next light pole
  • Mosey to the lower stairway
  • 21’s merkins and squats your choice.
  • 1 at the bottom and 20 up at the rock
    • then 2 at bottom and 19 at tome etc
  • We had to stopp for time and mosey back to AO


  • Flutter kicks
  • Spiderman’s merkins


8 HIM’s
Thankful for all the men in F3 that push me and make me a better man. Iron sharpens Iron and that has been true for me over the past few months. I wouldn’t be faithfully working out like I am if I didn’t have you men helping and holding me accountable to working out! Thankful for F3!

Hang in There

THE SCENE: Drizzly

  • SSH IC x 20
  • Windmill (4ct) IC x 10
  • Imperial Walker (4ct) IC x 15
  • Merkins (4ct) IC x 10
  • DogPound Classic – Cherry Picker IC x 5 <- On a 4 ct

Grab a CMU

  • Mosey to the “Boat”
    • COLT 45’s
  • Mosey to base of Matterhorn
    • 20 Tri-cep extensions/20 Merkins on the block
  • Mosey to the Pav-a-Lon
    • COVID caution Partner Workout “Hang in there”
      • EMOM Work out
      • Partner A – 5 Burpees/5 Thrusters w/ personal CMU
      • Partner B – Hangs from the rafters
      • Switch every minute for 16 minutes
      • Modified a couple of rounds to 7 & 7, then 10 Thrusters/5 Burpees & and then to plank w/ feet on the block instead of hangs
  • Mosey to base of Matterhorn
    • 20 Merkins on Block
  • Mosey back to AO


  • Heel Tap Mountain Climbers OYO x 25
  • Merkins OYO x 10



Work has been thrust into hyper drive lately and has taken a considerable amount of energy to manage. It’s a great reminder of how easy it is to allow work to become the center of our Concentrica. It will push out God, our M, our 2.0’s and our friends if we allow it to. An after thought I had is that we will never be in perfect balance all of the time. There will certainly be times that one thing or another will require a significant amount more of our time and attention. We just have to recognize it and realign ourselves with our most important relationships first.

Good turn out today, Betty was visiting from JUCO & Gibbler was drifting through sporting a new “COVID-Goatee” while making his rounds as per usual. Junk came in clutch with the Co-Q to keep it fresh. Noted: WaxJob doesn’t like rain jackets.

Murph Challenge on Memorial Day 6a — Check email for Tennessee Convergence, National Convergence, etc

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.

COVID by the Cove

THE SCENE: 40s and clear. Atypical May morning. Isn’t that funny? Simply adding or removing a space completely reverses the meaning of that sentence….

SSH x20 IC
Cherry Pickers x5 IC
Rockettes x15 IC
Hammy Crampers x10 IC each leg
Monkey Humpers 4ct x20 IC
LBAC x 20 each way
OHC x 20

Grab a CMU and head to the bottom of the Matterhorn

COVID-19 workout – 19 reps of each:
Curls (4ct)
OHP (one arm, 19 each)
Iron Mikes
Decline merkins

Of course, COVID-19 leads to Respiratory Distress:
AYG to the top of Matterhorn.
30s stargazer OYO, then plank for the 6.

Return to the bottom of the hill, R&R

Mosey back to AO, curls and OHP on the way.
4-ct crunches IC x25
Flutter Kicks IC x25
Side Crunch IC x15 each side

<10 plus a couple spares.... CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Urban legend says it takes 21 days to form a habit. Of course, this is an overgeneralization, but… Lockdown was more than 21 days. What habits did you form? Maybe some good, maybe some bad… Step back and evaluate. As things loosen up over the coming days/weeks, make the effort to keep the good and do away with the bad!
One of my bad habits was not working out… That second trip up the matterhorn this morning was a painful reminder of that.
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