Northeast Tennessee

Honeysuckle’s Big Hill Request

Northeast Tennessee Johnson City Arrowhead (Indian Trail)

When the AOQ requests some elevation, the only response from a good QIC is “how high?”. Honeysuckle made the request for a trip across the big hill on Roan so 19 PAX rolled into Arrowhead prepared for the journey. 12 degrees picked up the pace a bit to stay warm…which didn’t take long.
Slaughter starter – 20 burpees OYO

TTT – 10 IC

LBAC – 10 IC

LBAC Reverse – 10 IC

Merkin – 10 IC

Mosey to the base of the hill just above Arrowhead.
3 cones were setup running from Car-Mol Dr to White Way Dr (roughly 1/2 mile). Starting at cone 1 perform 10 reps of each move, then add 5 reps at cone 2, and 5 more at cone 3. Coming back stop at cone 2 and perform 15 reps. When arriving back at cone 1, move on to the next round.

Round 1 – Merkins / Squats / LBCs

Round 2 – Carolina Dry Docks / Lunges (R+L=1) / American Hammers

Round 3 – Burpees

Most of the PAX finished all of round 2 and finished with a burpee chaser back at the flag after a mosey back from the hill. Strong work from all.

Footnote – Johnson City’s finest threw the spotlight on QIC and 9.5 as we knocked out the dry docks and lunges.

Officer: What’s up boys?

QIC: Not much, just working out.

Officer: Working out? (add very puzzled and skeptic look)

QIC: Yes sir. Perfect weather to do so. There’s about 15 other guys up the road doing the same.

Officer: (add very stunned look) OK. Have a good one.
Shared this quote on Slack. Seemed relevant to today.

“The strongest oak tree of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.” – Napoleon Hill

I think freezing cold plays into that as well. Great work men.

Prayers for: Brian’s continued healthcare / Queen’s M travels / Napa’s 2.0

Donatello is looking for a few good men to join him for GOMR. Details can be found on Slack.

Strong numbers at Arrowhead today despite the conditions. Stay on the EHs.

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