F3 Knoxville

Fat Amy strikes again



Plank, tempo merkins , plank, tempo merkins

squats IC, imperial walkers IC, Imperial squat walkers IC, body builders x5, lion kings x 5
Fat Amy WOD

50 Bench squats

10 body builders

40 big boys

10 body builders

Lunge to cone(60 yards), run small loop

10 body builders

20 lion kings

10 body builders

Bear crawl to cone(60yds), run loop

10 body builders

20 lion kings

10 body builders

Lunge to cone(60yds), run Loop back

10 body builders

40 big boys

10 body builders

50 squats.

Captain Thor , we went to 10:40

cash out with ATMs!
22 pax including FNG upstate and 2.0s nightmare abs coconut
HIM, what is a HIM. We all know it’s a High Impact Man but a few things it takes to be such. HIM also means that we should be H.umble in how we act around others. We should be I.ntentional in everything we do and lastly we need to be M.entally tough. Put those together and we can be HIgh Impact men in our community . This is something that Detention talked about a couple years ago and it’s stuck with me ever since and want to keep sharing it with the pax.
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THE SCENE: 70 degrees F., 89% humidity, cloudy skies

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Mosey to the fountain area just past Mt. Crumpit.  Split into two groups of six.  One does Route #1 while other does Route #2.  Groups switch after completion of their route.

Modified Route 66 #1

1 WWII, Run to 1st Light Pole, 11 Merkins, Run to Start

2 WWII, Run to 2nd Light Pole, 10 Merkins, Run to Start

3 WWII, Run to 3rd Light Pole, 9 Merkins, Run to Start

4 WWII, Run to 4th Light Pole, 8 Merkins, Run to Start

5 WWII, Run to 5th Light Pole, 7 Merkins, Run to Start

6 WWII, Run to 6th Light Pole, 6 Merkins, Run to Start

7 WWII, Run to 5th Light Pole, 5 Merkins, Run to Start

8 WWII, Run to 4th Light Pole, 4 Merkins, Run to Start

9 WWII, Run to 3rd Light Pole, 3 Merkins, Run to Start

10 WWII, Run to 2nd Light Pole, 2 Merkins, Run to Start

11 WWII, Run to 1st Light Pole, 1 Merkin, Run to Start

Alternate 5 WWII and 5 Merkins until Recover is Announced.


Modified Route 66 #2

1 Burpee, Run to 1st Light Pole, 11 SSH, Run to Start

2 Burpees, Run to 2nd Light Pole, 10 SSH, Run to Start

3 Burpees, Run to 3rd Light Pole, 9 SSH, Run to Start

4 Burpees, Run to 4th Light Pole, 8 SSH, Run to Start

5 Burpees, Run to 5th Light Pole, 7 SSH, Run to Start

6 Burpees, Run to 6th Light Pole, 6 SSH, Run to Start

7 Burpees, Run to 5th Light Pole, 5 SSH, Run to Start

8 Burpees, Run to 4th Light Pole, 4 SSH, Run to Start

9 Burpees, Run to 3rd Light Pole, 3 SSH, Run to Start

10 Burpees, Run to 2nd Light Pole, 2 SSH, Run to Start

11 Burpees, Run to 1st Light Pole, 1 SSH, Run to Start

Alternate 5 Burpees and 5 SSH until Recover is Announced.


Mt. Crumpit 7’s

1 Dry Dock / 6 Box Cutters

Order of ascent to top of Mt. Crumpit.

Run – Bernie – Run – Bear Crawl – Run – Bernie


Note: A few completed both Route 66 versions and about half of the Mt. Crumpit 7’s.  None felt cheated.

Box Cutters, Flutter Kicks, LBCs
12 HIMs including FNG Veep – Welcome!
In 1989 I quit buying Exxon gasoline and motor oil although it was my product of choice before then.  I didn’t like the way Exxon handled the aftermath of the Exxon Valdez tanker spill along the Alaskan coast.  11 million gallons of crude oil along 1300 miles of pristine coastline with untold numbers of fowl and animals affected.  I didn’t think Exxon owned the problem.  Fast forward to 2010 and the BP Deepwater Horizon spill.  20 times the oil spill of the Exxon Valdez.  Although, not as readily available in this are, I continued to buy BP gasoline.  I liked the response I saw and I believed they were truly sorry for the accident. You see, we all make mistakes and, since companies are made up of people like us, companies make mistakes too.

Owning up to them and trying to mitigate the consequences is important to me.  I make purchasing decisions based on a lot of factors.  Most of them are private decisions and I don’t go public with them.  My boycott decisions can be long term, short term, forever, or a few days.  All can be reversed because I only have to convince myself and since most are private or limited broadcast, I don’t have to justify my change of heart.

Forgiveness is the key and I see far too little of that in our country and our world.  Sure, the offender needs to own up to the transgression and there needs to be remorse but the one offended needs to take the next step.

I’m certainly thankful that God shows us the way in these matters.  While we were hopelessly lost in our sin and transgression, He reached out to us by sending Jesus to suffer the consequences of our worldly actions.  He took the first step and made the next one, our step, so much easier and so much more healing in our relationship with Him.  For God so loved the world, and me, and you, that He took the first step toward forgiveness and everlasting joy for us.

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Getting educated


  • 2 Body Builders
  • 3 Inside Out Merkins
  • 5 Bobby Hurleys
  • 5 Box Cutters
  • 10 Bicycles

Run on over to the Educator (~0.5mi)

2 Burpees at the bottom of the hill, bernie up, complete the exercises at the 5 cones before running back down the path and repeating. Each round you must increase your burpees at the bottom by 2 reps.

Exercises are:

  • 5 Body Builders
  • 10 Inside Out Merkins
  • 15 Bobby Hurleys
  • 20 Box Cutters
  • 25 Bicycles

20 BBS and a 6 inch leg hold for 40 seconds to finish it off.
16 Men getting it done
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

FNG – Round-a-bout!
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20:1 Fun

THE SCENE: Upper 50s. Kinda chilly actually.

SSH x 20

HR Merkin x 5

Low Peter Parker x 5

Iron Mike x 5

Run down to the troll bridge and do 2 Burpees


20-1 Circuit

HR Merkin

Low Peter Parker each leg

Iron Mike each leg

Run to troll bridge and do 2 Burpees after each set of exercises


LBCs for time

17 bros

Rules to teach your son

  1. Never shake a man’s hand sitting down.
  2. Don’t enter a pool by the stairs.
  3. The man at the BBQ Grill is the closest thing to a king.
  4. In a negotiation, never make the first offer.
  5. Request the late check-out.
  6. When entrusted with a secret, keep it.
  7. Hold your heroes to a higher standard.
  8. Return a borrowed car with a full tank of gas.
  9. Play with passion or don’t play at all…
  10. When shaking hands, grip firmly and look them in the eye.
  11. Don’t let a wishbone grow where a backbone should be.
  12. If you need music on the beach, you’re missing the point.
  13. Carrytwo handkerchiefs. The one in your back pocket is for you. The one in your breast pocket is for her.
  14. You marry the girl, you marry her family.
  15. Be like a duck. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like crazy underneath.
  16. Experience the serenity of traveling alone.
  17. Never be afraid to ask out the best looking girl in the room.
  18. Never turn down a breath mint.
  19. A sport coat is worth 1000 words.
  20. Try writing your own eulogy. Never stop revising.
  21. Thank a veteran. Then make it up to him.
  22. Eat lunch with the new kid.
  23. After writing an angry email, read it carefully. Then delete it.
  24. Ask your mom to play. She won’t let you win.
  25. Manners maketh the man.
  26. Give credit. Take the blame.
  27. Stand up to Bullies. Protect those bullied.
  28. Write down your dreams.
  29. Take time to snuggle your pets, they love you so much and are always happy to see you.
  30. Be confident and humble at the same time.
  31. If ever in doubt, remember whose son you are and REFUSE to just be ordinary!
  32. In all things, give glory to God



THE SCENE: 74 degrees F, 82% humidity, partly cloudy skies.

SSH, Overhead/Out Front Claps, Imperial Squat Walkers, Plank Walk Outs


Meander mosey to Waxjob Hill

AMRAP:  8 Minutes Each Round/1 Minute rest

Round 1:  10 reps 3,4,5,6 Body Builder – Run Up Hill – 10 reps 1,2,7,8 Body Builder

Round 2:  10 reps 4 count Shoulder Taps – Bear Crawl Hill – 10 reps WWII Sit Ups

Round 3:  10 reps Carolina Dry Docks – Bernie Up Hill – 10 reps 4 Count Flutter Kicks

Mosey back to the Grinder

Round 4:  10 reps/leg Step Ups – Skip 40 yards – 10 reps Merkins

Box Cutters, Windshield Wipers, LBCs

Total of 21 including two young sons (Coconut and Nightmare) of 3 Rivers and FNG Palmetto (Darren Macy)
There was a lot of turbulence in the 1960’s.  They were marked by assassinations, a nuclear war threat, the Vietnam War, war protests, racial tensions, and a growing drug culture. I entered high school in 1966 into a newly expanded, air conditioned building in a small town 45 miles southeast of Houston, TX.  Lamar Consolidated High School was being integrated with the closing of A. W. Jackson, an African-American only high school.  With a student population of almost 2,000, things went very smoothly from my teenage perspective.

We are presently in a period that has some resemblances to the 1960’s when it comes to racial tensions.  In the 50 years since my graduation from high school, there have been far too many incidences that remind me of the deep rooted inequality and prejudices that still exist in our country.  Each time these incidences occur and at various other times I pull out a small clip from my wallet.  It is from March of 1970 and it has been in all of the wallets I have owned over the past 50 years.  It is a short letter to the editor of Newsweek magazine. It is titled, Absurdity and Insanity:

Well, I suppose that all of those white rioters in Lamar, S.C. (NATIONAL AFFAIRS, March 16), will go home, wipe the dust off their cars, shine up their “America, Love It or Leave It” signs, watch the evening news and be disgusted with the young revolutionaries, go to church on Sunday and, when election time rolls around again, vote for George Wallace who will protect them against all of these damn dissenters.         BOB MAYHAM

Given the events around the death of George Floyd, I decided to do a little research about the Lamar SC Riots and came upon an article about some of the black students riding the buses the day two of the buses were overturned by white rioters.  The article concerned a 50th anniversary gathering of several students.  Mary Timmons was 16 years old at the time and was in one of four buses stopped.  Hers was not overturned but I can only imagine the fear she must have felt.  A quick search on Facebook and I sent her a photo of the Newsweek clip and a personal note on Facebook Messenger.  I wrote on May 28th:

Dr Timmons.   I was reading about the terrible tragedy in Minneapolis with the merciless death of George Floyd. Similar travesties happens far, far too often. Each time I pull out this little short letter to the Newsweek editor from March 1970. I have carried it in my billfold since my senior year in high school, 50 years ago.  I was sharing this clip with a Facebook friend and giving her some background about it. Today in a Google search about the Lamar Riot I came across an article with your name in it. I thought I would share it with you. Much has happened in the past 50 years. Progress has been made but the rate of change has not been fast enough. You obviously endured great pain 50 years ago. May God’s grace continue to engulf you and help you be a light to others.

It wasn’t until June 8th that I receive the following:

Thank you so much Bob.

We never know whose lives we touch as we going through. God always has a purpose beyond our imagination. What we go through is not about us, but to help strengthen others during their time. I am so happy to be a witness in this hour we are in. I never thought fifty years later we would be facing the world of change. What is so beautiful is we have the world standing with us.

I was touched by her words.  Perhaps this time around we will get it right as a society, as a country, as incredibly blessed creatures of a loving God.

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