Northeast Tennessee

No time like Snow Time

Northeast Tennessee Johnson City Arrowhead (Indian Trail)

Weather: clear, cold (18*) with about six inches of snow and ice.

We started the workout under cover to avoid icy surfaces (parking lot, packed sidewalks and track). The most strenuous part of the work out – sliding and falling across the parking lot. Normally nimble, I was the only one to fall hard.


  1. SSH IC x25
  2. Burpees x10 OYO
  3. Imperial Walkers x 15 IC
  4. Through the tunnel x 10 IC
  5. Burpees x10 OYO
  6. Hill Billy walkers x 15 IC
  7. Burpees x10 OYO

Mosey to home plate at the baseball field behind the covered area. Several PAK mentioned the added resistance of running in 6″ of snow. Ball field sidewalk was unpacked snow with good traction. Lights were set up at the edges of infield beyond 1st, 2nd and 3rd base. Exercises at each light followed by five burpees at home plate.

  • 1st trip around the extended diamond, squats at 1st, lunges at 2nd, rebounding jumps at 3rd, 5 burpees at home
  • Repeat
  • 3rd trip, Merkins IC x5 at all bases except home
  • 4th trip, Sit ups x10 at all bases except home
  • Repeat
  • 6th trip, Merkins IC x5 at all bases except home

Core focused. Selected by the men

  1. Plank x 1 minute
  2. Plank jacks x 15 IC
  3. Boat/Canoe
  4. Scissors x15 IC
  5. Freddie Mercury x15 IC
  6. Dying Cockroach IC
  7. Little baby arm circles X 10 then reverse x10
  8. Plank x1 minute

Crunch, crunch, crunch…the sound of feet pounding on crusty snow banks and over sidewalks under a star gazers dream in the early morning. Those sounds were all we could hear during the morning mosey. It was a pleasant sound and time to be active with F3 brothers.

The ice and snow reminded me of how each of us are called to break down boundaries to progress as men. Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they walk, and not faint. Our barriers and challenges are different, yet we are bonded by the common desire to be more than we once were. In alignment, one of my favorite phrases from Big Fish is a man must “…fight the dragons, storm the castles, and win a battle or two…”.

“I am my best when not at rest.” This morning was no different for the four of us.

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