Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Frozen No Mercy


A half dozen icicles of great length and girth formed up in the last minutes before 0530, freezing temps and gloom abounding. The DTH timepiece struck 0530, and amid bright sunshine and temps climbing to 70, six limber warriors shook off the ice and set to work. Here’s how Cooper led the way:


Moseyrama a latecomers loop around the parking lot, returning for COP #1 at the Flag:

  • DQ’s x10 IC
  • R.Soldiers x10 IC
  • Werkins x10 IC
  • WWII x10 IC

Mosey to the Ridge for COP #2:

  • Bear Crawl up hill, run down, Al Gore for the Six
  • Imperial Squat Walkers x20 IC
  • Bernie up, run down, Flutters for the Six
  • Flutter Kicks x20 IC
  • Crabwalk Up, run down, Elbow Plank for the Six
  • NoCheat Merkins x20 IC

Mosey to Bleachers for COP #3:

  • Big-O’s x10 each direction

Step onto the Track for COP #4:

  • No Mercy Mile (DTH-Modified) – PAX completes 4 laps around track, each time stopping at the first 50 yard line to complete 25 Monkey Humpers & 25 Merkins at opposite 50 yard line. Straightaways run, while curve exercises varied for each lap:
  • Lap 1 Curves: Bear Crawl & Lunges
  • Lap 2 Curves: Alternate Partner Carries
  • Lap 3 Curves: Carioca both ends
  • Lap 4 Curves: Partner Wheelbarrows

Mosey to Jerkin Gym for COP #5:

  • Same partners
  • Jerkins x10ea
  • Dips x10ea
  • Repeato 2nd Set

Mosey Back to Flag for COT:

  • Counterama # 6
  • Namerama
  • Announcerama (see Comments)
  • YHC took us out in Prayer


“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.” (James‬ ‭1:2-6‬ )


About Author

Joined F3 at NoToll 9/25/18. Started The FORGE 4/4/19. Fealty to SOJ. Follower of Jesus Christ. Pediatrician. Missionary. Husband to the M since 2005. Papa to a couple awesome 2.0's "Oreo" & "Banjo".


  1. – Prayer for Offshore’s MIL & FIL both recovering from surgery
    – Great partnering with you today Offshore, you’re a beast!
    – Winter Tour ONGOING – get out there!

  2. Nice Q DTH. I was thinking about being out of breath during the beatdown, but didn’t realize how worked my muscles were until afterwards.

  3. Great Q DTH. Glad to see you out and about in Henrico. Glad to see Probation has joined the Pax.