• When: 09/24/18
  • Workout Style: Boot Camp
  • QIC: Ricardo
  • PAX: Monkey Wrench (Respect), Ron Burgundy (Respect), Kiwi, Ricardo
  • AO: Knarr

I arrived this morning to find Monkey Wrench and Ronnie B already in place.  I was thankful I wouldn’t be alone this morning.  Knowing these were regulars, I didn’t worry too much about a countdown.  Gave them a one minute warning and began.  No disclaimer needed.  I figured these guys would carry me back to my truck if I needed it…  A little mosey around the parking lot.  As we returned to the starting point, we see an SUV coming in hot.  Not a white GMC, so it’s not Pasqually.  (With all he has on his to-do list, I don’t see how we’ll see him for a while…)  Kiwi jumps out and joins us as we begin…

Warm-a-Rama

  • Side Straddle Hops IC X 20
  • Sun Gods IC X 10 – forward and backward
  • Cotton Pickers IC X 10
  • Windmills IC X 10
  • Hillbillies IC X 20
  • Stretch – Left Over Right, Right Over Left – 10 Count each
  • Mosey to the entrance of Ft. Benjamin to start…

The Thang:

Rack and Stack BLIMPS – towards Hospice House and back with 6 pre-planned stops

  • 1st stop – 5 Burpees
  • 2nd stop – 10 LBC’s
  • 3rd stop – 15 Imperial Walkers
  • 4th stop – 20 Merkins
  • 5th Stop – 25 Plank Jacks
  • 6th Stop – 30 Squats
  • And then reverse back down.

According to my count, that ended up 55 Burpees, 90 LBCs, 105 IWs, 100 Merkins, 75 Plank Jacks, 30 Squats

Then we took a mosey to the tennis courts that had lights on.  We partnered up and completed a shortened Dora.  100 LBCs & 200 Squats rotated with a lap around the double tennis courts.

A little mosey to the picnic shelter for 20, 15, 10, 5 Dips.  Then over to the stage for some People’s Chair – 10 Count from each PAX down and back.

Back to the flag for some Mary.

PAX Choice:

  • Monkey: American Hammers IC X 20
  • Kiwi: Dying Cock Roach X 15
  • Ronnie B: Protractors
  • Circle of Trust:

Announcements

  • Ronnie B thought this would be easy… 😂

Prayer Concerns

  • Pray for the Florence Recovery!
  • Kiwi asked for a quick FEMA response.

Many of you may not know this, but Kim and I were flooded in 1999 during Hurricane Floyd.  We were blessed this time around, but those long ago suppressed memories from Floyd have resurfaced.  I briefly wanted to share some thoughts.  As someone who is terrified of heights and has terrible allergies in some of the environments caused by the flood, I continue to look for other ways to serve.  You may feel the same way.  Maybe work or your particular skill set is preventing you from joining in the recovery efforts.  There are many needs in our community.

When we lived in a camper in our back yard for about 3 months in 1999, we were totally blessed by the family who did our laundry every week.  They took our dirty clothes on Friday and brought them back clean (and ironed) every Monday.  Some people gave gift cards to local restaurants.  These were helpful because preparing food in our “temporary housing” was less than ideal.

Here is my final, and I believe, most important thought in all of this…  The hardest part of losing everything you own was never seen by others.  I found it easy to put on a smile and say, “We trust God.”  What else were you to do?  Everything you own is in a big pile in the front yard.  But deep down, there was great emotional trauma.  My marriage, temperament, relationships, and so much more were tested.  I will say Kim and I are stronger than ever now, but there were some very difficult times.  Find a man who has experienced lost and take them to lunch, go for coffee.  Check in regularly.  Know that when they say, “We’re doing good,” that may not be true.  I don’t know the answer, but watch for ways to develop a relationship with someone in need.  And if you need someone to talk to about your loss, hit me up.  I’m ready to listen.  I’ve been there.

YHC took us out in prayer.  Always a pleasure to lead this awesome group of men!

Ricardo

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