Northeast Tennessee

Twice as chipper

Northeast Tennessee Johnson City Arrowhead (Indian Trail)

14 brave and dedicated PAX mustered in the 5 degree gloom of Arrowhead to see if Launchpad could help them combat the cold.
Motivators from 10

Through The Tunnel (IC) 10

Willie Mays Hays (IC) 10
The Chipper(completed with blocks/sandbags)

  • 50 squats
  • 40 stiff leg deadlifts
  • 30 alternating lunges
  • 20 Overhead press
  • 10 block burpees
  • 20 overhead press
  • 30 alternating lunges
  • 40 stiff leg deadlifts
  • 50 squats
  • 400 m carry

Rinse and repeat until time is called

*All PAX completed or were just shy of 2 rounds.

Not today. YHC was doing well to stay upright.


Strong work today guys.  It was painfully cold but I’m glad we did it.  I know I definitely felt a sense of accomplishment through out the day.

I apologize for the short and winded moleskin this morning.  I couldn’t for the life of me  catch my breath but I figured you guys didn’t mind getting out of the cold either.

Over the past couple of weeks I have been thinking about our attitudes and how we respond to adversity and hardships.  My attitude is a daily struggle for me at times.  I am reminded of the story of Joseph in the book of Genesis.  Despite all that he faced, Joseph kept his eyes on the Lord and continued to work hard regardless of the position or situation he was in. I’m by no means a biblical scholar but this is a passage that I always come back to when attitudes/hardships come up.   We all know that hardships will come our way.  We have all faced them, are currently facing them and will definitely be confronted with them again in this life.  I believe how we respond speaks to our true character.  Others are watching us to see how we handle ourselves.  In his book, Quiet Strength, Tony Dungy says, “I think people look more closely at our actions in the rough times, when the emotions are raw and our guard is down.  That’s when our true character shows and we find out if our faith is real.  If I’m going to call myself a Christian, I have to honor Jesus in the disappointments too.”



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