Northeast Tennessee

Today in History and picking on the French

Northeast Tennessee Johnson City Iron Horse (Founders Park)

16 Motivated Men (Including FNG Brexit) Showed up to welcome Spring on a glorious 51 degree foggy morning.
Warm-us are like Badges…We don’t need no stinkin’ warm ups.


We completed a series of exercises inspired by events on March 20th throughout history.

1413 Henry IV of England is succeeded by his son Henry V.

  MOTIVATORS from 4 followed by MOTIVATORS from 5 

1760 The Great Fire of Boston destroys 349 buildings.

   Feel the fire LUNGES (Collectively to 350) call out every 10 both legs as 1 

   Rebuild the loss LUNGES (Collectively to 350) AGAIN

1792 In Paris, the Legislative Assembly approves the use of the guillotine.

   Its’s french so do nothing, 30 sec RECOVERY

1815 Napoleon enters Paris and begins his 100-day rule.

   100 SQUATS (5×20 w/shake out), but staying true to the French, we gave up       after 80.

1915 The French call off the Champagne offensive on the Western Front.

   30 Sec Recovery Time – Because the French

1922  The USS Langley is commissioned as the first U.S. Navy aircraft carrier. 

   31 of 33 pilots were lost from the Langley, so we spread our wings.

   LBAC x 33 IC forward for those that went out and LBAC x 31 in Reverse for           those that did not come back

1934, Mildrid “Babe” Didrikson pitches one inning of exhibition baseball for the Philadelphia Athletics in a game against the Brooklyn Dodgers. She started the first inning, and allowed just one walk and no hits. She threw 22 pitches…


   The catcher had to toss it back so REVERSE PICKLE POUNDERS x22 IC 

1939 FDR names William O. Douglas to the Supreme Court.  His term, lasting 36 years and 211 days (1939–75), is the longest in the history of the Supreme Court. 

   WWI SU x 36 OYO

1965 LBJ orders 4,000 troops to protect the Selma-Montgomery civil rights marchers.

   MARCH to stair lap stairs with a coupon over head.

1976 Patty Hearst is convicted of armed robbery.

   Arms – HR MERCANS (OYO) x 19 for Patty’s age at “kidnapping.” 

1982  Joan Jett burst onto the scene as a solo artist with “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” -Joan Jett is 59,

   so BLOCK CURL x 59 w/ OVERHEAD PRESS every 5th rep


1928 Fred Rogers (Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood). 912 Episodes, that were 28minutes long, so grab a neighbor and

   28 BURPEES Collectively

1957 Shelton ‘Spike’ Lee, film director (Malcolm X).

  MERCANS x X (10) IC

2006 Barron Trump

   BURPEES x 12 OYO (Like Pops)

Kardashian’s Favorite Historical Event was the explosion of the Hindenburg in NJ (which was actually on May 6th 1937), because it was the first shocking event caught on film.  “Oh, the humanity!”  Well the man thatfilmed it hadtoclimb a tower, so we did WALL STEP UPS x 20 Starting w/ Left and WALL STEP UPS x 20 Starting w/ right.



SLOW Willy Mayes Hayes x 10 IC

Closed out with a visit from our Friendly Neighborhood Engineer blowing his whistle from the BURPEE TRAIN for about 2 minutes. FYI – In 1856 Henry Johnson built a railroad station and called it Johnson’s Depot, Later named Johnson City, it became a major rail hub for the Southeast, as three railway lines crossed in the current downtown area near our AO.




I had the opportunity to share a 50k course with two ladies on Saturday.  Vicky had several strokes about 10yrs ago and has almost zero use of her left side. Melissa is legally blind but partially sighted. They have been running, training and racing together as Team 2 for 1 since 2011 or 12. Melissa Pushes Vicky’s wheel chair, while Vicky uses her one good leg and arm to direct, pull hills. I know what it takes to finish an ultra when all of your body is working to move you forward. This weekend i got to see first hand what it takes for these two BEYOND AWESOME ladies to get it done. The communication, joined effort, TRUST and so many other things that it takes for them to do these EPIC achievements is almost indescribable. And They Smiled the entire 31.4 miles.

These two ladies remind me that I have a choice every morning….A choice to get up and get better or to stay down and complain.  Each one of us has challenges, but there are so many that would change places with us in a heartbeat. Never take your abilities for granted. Never let a challenge stop you from trying. Never let a failure let you quit pushing to meet your goals. Never let an opportunity to do EPIC things go by.

God has given each of us unique abilities to further HIS kingdom, so don’t ROB yourself, others or God of the greatness he put in you!!!! YOU CAN HAVE EXCUSES OR YOU CAN HAVE RESULTS, BUT YOU CAN’T HAVE BOTH!!!!

Check with Penn-Segal, but it sounds like there will be a 2nd F opportunity at Wild Wings on Sunday Night to watch his very talented 2.(somewhere between 0 and like 17) perform on American Idol.

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