F3 Knoxville

Setting Records


15 SSH, 15 Mountain Climbers, 10 Tempo Merkins, 15 Moroccan Night Club, 10 Tempo Squats, 10 Windmill

Mosey to JUCOmanjaro.  We are going for a personal Q record today: 3 times up the mountain!  There are 4 pain stations beginning at the bottom along the way up the climb.  At each station, there are three exercises.  One exercise will be performed each time up the climb.  Do your best to run between each station.

  • 15 burpees, 15 Peter Parkers w/ merkin, 15 Mountain Climbers IC
  • 20 Merkins, 20 Diamond merkins, 20 Carolina dry docks
  • 30 Squats, 30 Lunges (total), 30 Jump squats
  • 15 Flutter kicks IC, 15 Freddie Mercury IC, 15 side crunches each side

No time!
13 today at JUCO
One of the most difficult things to do is parent.  It is a big responsibility and I struggle every day.  I am reminded of Proverbs 22:6 – “Train a child up in the way he should go, and even when he is old he will not depart from it.”  To be honest, I am scared that I am not training my children the way I should and I am fearful of where they will be one day because of the influence I had.  I encourage you to share your experience with others and encourage them to lead by example and truly consider how our lives impact those watching us.

VQ on Friday:  Commission!

Leave it all

THE SCENE: Humid, 72 degrees

Side Straddle Hops, baby arm circles (forward and backward), Mountian climbers

double Indian run to the “animal trail:

We started at a light post at the bottom of the “loop Parking lot.” At every other pole there was an exercise written in chalk. These exercises were done down and back.

  • Bear Crawl
  • Bunny Hop
  • Crab Walk
  • Frog Jumps
  • Lunges
  • Duck Walk

We moseyed to the Pavillion for Burpee Sprint Ladders

1 burpee – sprint down and back, 2 burpees – sprint down and back. etc. for 3 rounds. 45 sec., 1 min., 1:30.

Circled up in the pavilion for 7 x 3. We did 2 rounds of 6 exercises. The exercises were grouped together in pairs. seven reps of each exercise were completed back to back to back, as many reps as you could complete in 45 seconds with 15 seconds for rest.

  • Star Jumps, Jump Squats
  • Mountain Climber (4 count ), High Knees (4 count)
  • Jump Lunges, Side Kick outs

Roxanne by the Police – push up at Roxanne, half burpee at “put on the red light”

Surrenders: 4, 30-second rounds of 2 excercises. Move 1: Pax started on all fours. Hands directly under sholders. Knees at a 90-degree angle 2 inches off the ground. this was held for 30 seconds. Move 2: the Same position except hands was directly out from shoulders pushing against a wall. This was held for 30 seconds as well.

Boat Canoe, Cross Crawl

As created creatures of the LORD, we are dependent. Dependent on life, breath, food, abilities, and talents. Let us know be deceived into thinking that the very things we are dependent on the Lord for creating independence in us.

Manjaro Deathmarch

THE SCENE: a perfect 55 and clear.

25 SSH, 20 Windmills, 10 Imperial Walkers, 10 Cherry Pickers,

Manjaro Deathmarch

At the base of JUCO Manjaro start this sequence of exercises.  AFTER the EVEN exercises, start back at number #1 and sequentially work back up to where you were.  For example, after 10 Frogs, start back at 1 burpeee, then 2 lunges, and continue on to 12 Parker crawls, then back to #1 Burpee.  Each time you progress through the sequence add onto what you’ve done by 2 exercises.  The ODD exercises are stationary, while the EVEN exercises are traveling exercises.

  1. Burpee
  2. Lunges
  3. Merkins (4ct)
  4. Lunges
  5. SSH
  6. Inchworms
  7. American Hammers
  8. Broad Jumps
  9. LBC’s
  10. Frogs
  11. Freddy Mercury’s
  12. Parker Crawls
  13. Mountain Parkers
  14. Lunges
  15. Peter Parkers
  16. Inchworms
  17. Leg Lifts
  18. Broad Jumps
  19. Imperial Walkers
  20. Frogs
  21. Plank Destroyers

We made it to 16 inchworms before time to sprint to the top of JUCOManjaro.  Then mosey back, with chereokee, bernie, alternates.

A nice long Jailbreak

Let your yes be yes and your no be no.  37 All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.  https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+5%3A37&version=NIV

1 Samuel 20 14 But show me unfailing kindness like the Lord’s kindness as long as I live, so that I may not be killed, 15 and do not ever cut off your kindness from my family—not even when the Lord has cut off every one of David’s enemies from the face of the earth.”


 “Don’t be afraid,” David said to him, “for I will surely show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan. I will restore to you all the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will always eat at my table.”


Hardship Hill right around the corner.

Peaks and Valleys

THE SCENE:  Low 60s and clear.  i.e. perfect.

SSH x25, Imperial Squat Walkers x 20, Line up on baseline, high skip across parking lot, 50% run back, karaoke across and back, butt kickers across, 75% run back.

Mosey to playground and grab some bench.  Proceed to 25s – start with 20 box jumps, then 5 Hello Dollies, 15 box jumps, 10 Hello Dollies, etc.

Mosey to pavalon.  25s:  Table rows and calf raises on the steps

Mosey to back parking lot.  4 laps with 25s at the end of each lap.  In middle of doing the lap, stop for 10 burpees.  The 25s at the end of each lap:


Iron Mikes (2ct)/Flutter Kicks (4ct)

Carolina Dry Docks/Squats

LBCs (4ct)/something else that I’ve already forgotten

Mosey back to AO

Just enough time for some Captain Thors.

Do you like the mountains for the valleys, or do you like the valleys for the mountains.  I heard that question some time ago.  The fact is, you can’t have one without the other.  Life is full of peaks and valleys.  But God is with us either way.  “The God of the Mountain is Still God in the Valley.”  1 Kings20:23-27.  When we are stuck in a valley, God sends us F3, family, friends to help us get up to the moutain top.  And being in the valley makes the mountain top all that much sweeter.
Thanks to Worm for stepping up for the Q on Friday!
Hardship Hill!


THE SCENE: 60 with Misty Mountains
Apologies for the mislabels, and mis-anything.

A few of these, a few of those.  Pre-cursers of criss crossy things to come.


At base of JUCOManjaro.  Each HIM within a team of 4 takes turns carrying a CMU to the top of JUCOManjaro.  As they carry the CMU to the top they cross over to the other side of the road where they will find a orange cone with a exercise on it which they will do.    There were 9 stations to get to the top which were labeled:

  • 50 Imperial Walkers
  • 25 Cross Toe Touches
  • 50 Freddy Mercuries
  • 25 Mountain Parkers
  • 50 Scissor Kicks
  • 25 Plank Destroyers
  • 50 Travoltas
  • 50 Windmills
  • 50 American Hammers

As the group finishes, do American Hammers with the CMU’s being passed from HIM to him in a back facing circle of HIM’s on their six.  Keep doing CMU American Hammers until the whole group is in the circle.  Switch directions a couple times.

Take CMU’s back down to the A.O.


Had a fun time naming our FNG who is now Blackbox.



Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[a] it.

Fellowship reference: https://fellowshipknox.org/wl?c=1 (5/5/2019)

Hardship Hill coming as well as Bridge.