Northeast Tennessee

Complacency? Not at this AO

Northeast Tennessee Johnson City Arrowhead (Indian Trail)

It was a cool, crisp 46 degrees when 20 pax(including 1 FNG) mustered at Arrowhead to kick complacency in the teeth.

There has been a lot of talk the past few weeks about fighting complacency.  Complacency can be defined as  being overly satisfied or comfortable with an existing situation or condition; often while unaware of some potential danger or hazard. PAX were congratulated on standing up to complacency this morning.

LaunchPad (QIC) liked how a fellow PAX started off a recent Q and decided to follow suit.  Slaughter Starter: because 20 burpees is the perfect way to get the blood flowing.

SSH-(IC) 25

TTT-(IC) 15

Willie Mays Hays – (IC) 15

PAX were impressed by Pedialyte’s limberness

Little baby arm circles (IC) 15, LBAC reversed (IC) 15, Chinooks (IC) 15.  Arms kept up until all three exercises were complete.

We were blessed with a day full of rain yesterday leaving the field of arrowhead perfect for this mornings workout.  Some mumbling/grumbling about the field conditions were noted. Spread out along the goal line each PAX will burpee down the field until they reach the goal line. Upon completion of the 100 yard burpees, PAX sprinted back down field and planked for Six.

Pax then grabbed rucks/blocks or both and spread out along sideline. 

QIC shared with the PAX “briefly” about his past and his approach to fitness until Donatello advised “you talk like I write emails”.  The laughter soon faded…

Sideline to Sideline(53 1/3 yards) with rucks and/or blocks

Bear crawl, 25 squats, mosey back, 25 merkins, walking lunges, 25 4 ct flutter kicks, mosey, 25 shoulder press, low crawl, 25 curls and mosey back.  Plank for Six

There wasn’t much enthusiasm or time for Mary this morning.  Approximately 60 seconds remained, so upon Rudy’s request 10 burpees were cranked out to finish off.



“Don’t confuse motion and progress.  A rocking horse keeps moving but doesn’t make any progress.” – Alfred Montapert

PAX were challenged to make sure they weren’t “coasting” through workouts.  I’m guilty of it.  We are still putting in work, but are we pushing ourselves to our fullest potential?

“The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try do nothing and succeed.” – Lloyd Jones

“The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.” – Vince Lombardi

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.  The credit belongs to the man in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly…who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who have never known neither victory nor defeat.” – Teddy Roosevelt


Be the man in the arena.

Welcome FNG Rob “ENO”

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