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January 4, 2018

Let’s make some mistakes in 2018!

  • When: 01/01/2018
  • Q: GI Jane
  • Pax: Razorback, Passport, Jewels, Peaches, Bodhi, Soto, Mona Lisa


It was a cold start to a new year in Northeast Tennessee – 10 degrees to be exact. Still, 8 PAX showed up for a Tour de Johnson City workout!


Warm up

BAC – forward

BAC – backward

High Knees

Calf and leg stretches

The Thang: Tour de Johnson City

For our workout we ran around Johnson City and stopped at 7 points to do exercises. The points visited and exercises are listed below.

Stop 1: 20 tricep dips @ the wall in Founder’s Park

Stop 2: 20 LBC or Sit-ups at the bottom of Tombstone Hill

Stop 3: 20 Pushups at the top of Tombstone Hill

Stop 3: 40 plank jacks at the parking near bus station

Stop 4: 20 Incline pushups at Atlantic Ale House/ King Commons

Stop 5: Bear Crawl up the library steps and crawl bear down library steps

Stop 6: 20 plank shoulder taps at corner Munsey

Stop 7: 3 runs up hill at Girls Inc. At bottom of hill did 20 sit ups, then run up and touch sign and come back down. Second time do 20 arm rows and up and back down hill. Third time do 40 flutter kicks and up and down hill again.

Run back to Founders for cool down and COT.

COT/Thoughts & Prayers for the day


We will start our Stronger You Challenge on 1/8/2017. Please sign up online at We are also still looking for items to give away during the challenge. Please consider donating something. The cost to enter is $10 and every participant gets a FiA patch!

The Skinny

It’s a new year. We’ve been talking a lot about how some of us approach a new year with excitement about things to come and others approach it with anxiety about meeting what lies ahead.  I tend to have a mix of both emotions – excitement about a clean slate but concerned about repeating patterns that didn’t get me what I needed in the previous year. I worry a lot over mistakes I have made and things I could have done better. This morning in the COT I shared two quotes that sum up how I want to think about the new year. The first, by Neil Gaiman says “ I hope that in the year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes then you are: making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing your world.” That, to me, is so much of what FiA is about – trying something new, challenging ourselves, and changing our world. Second, I shared a quote that is a good reminder to us as we all try to progress on our different journeys. The quote by Nancy Levin says “Honor the space between no longer and not yet.” Many of us are not where we want to be with our goals – whether they be fitness, finance, relationship, or other personal goals – but if we keep working on them each day then we make progress and we are not where we were.


Thank you FiA sisters for starting a New Year with me. Thank you for showing up each day with me. Thank you for making a difference in my life, in your own, and in our community! Better Together, sisters!


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