Date: January 19, 2023
PAX (3): Q-Tip (Respect-Respect), Lansbury, Low Flow, Pig Pen, Farva
Pre Run: Farva, Low Flow, Q-Tip (Ruck)
FNGs : None
AO: The Coop
Q: Farva (Beans)
Conditions: Snowy, 31 degrees F, Feels like 21 degrees F, Humidity 87%, Wind 12.9 mph from NNW.
At 5:30, YHC welcomed the PAX to The Coop and recited the 5 core principles, mission statement, credo, and disclaimer.
Disclaimer: I am not a professional, modify as necessary. The exercises are simply a suggestion.
Warm-O-Rama: The PAX moseyed a mile and a half around the neighborhood surrounding the AO.
Pre-Thang: No Pre-Thang….we got right to business.
The PAX would complete a version of the IPC “Care Bear Square”, and then would pick a playing card from the deck of cards and complete the designated exercise corresponding with the number and suit on the card chosen. After picking the card, the PAX would perform the exercises at the top and bottom of the hill between the two school buildings. The “Care Bear Square” would be on the basketball court. YHC had set up a square of light up cones on the basketball court. The group would move from the square to the hill. Each cone had one exercise taped to it (inside a ziplock bag of course). The first cone was 5 burpees. The group completed the burpees and then bear crawled to the next cone. The second cone was 10 Bonnie Blairs (IC). The group completed the bonnies and left side bear crawled to the next cone. The third cone was 15 Ranger Merkins. The group completed the Ranger Merkins and then crawl beared to the next cone. The fourth and final cone was 20 Groiners. The group completed the groiners and ran to the base of the hill to pick a card.
The group would perform exercises at the base of the hill and again after running to the top. This group would switch back and forth from each set up.
Diamond Merkins (obviously)
The overnight snow/slush made for some interesting footing as we made our way around the neighborhood and the AO. Waterproof socks were clutch on this morning. YHC made some last-minute changes to keep the PAX from laying in the wet snow, but did bring some sleds to make our way down the hill after running up. We completed three squares and four trips up and down the hill. We had some good luck with the deck of cards, Lansbury even pulled a deuce of hearts. One of the four sleds did not survive the beatdown, but the others made for an easier path down the hill. Grown men sledding is never a pretty site, but comical for sure. It was a challenging, but fun morning.
No time today
Prayers and Announcements
CSAUP – Bring cans of food
Halfway House (day after CSAUP)
The previous night I had watched a documentary about Iowa basketball player Chris Street. This day was the 30th anniversary of his tragic passing in a car accident. Chris still holds a special place in Iowa fan’s hearts. The documentary inspired me to share the poem below, which is written on a plaque with his picture outside the Iowa locker room.
WHEN THINGS GO WRONG, AS THEY SOMETIMES WILL, WHEN THE ROAD YOU’RE TRUDGING SEEMS ALL UPHILL, WHEN THE FUNDS ARE LOW AND THE DEBTS ARE HIGH, AND YOU WANT TO SMILE, BUT YOU HAVE TO SIGH, WHEN CARE IS PRESSING YOU DOWN A BIT REST IF YOU MUST, BUT DON’T YOU QUIT.
LIFE IS STRANGE WITH ITS TWISTS AND TURNS AS EVERY ONE OF US SOMETIMES LEARNS, AND MANY A PERSON TURNS ABOUT WHEN THEY MIGHT HAVE WON HAD THEY STUCK IT OUT. DON’T GIVE UP THOUGH THE PACE SEEMS SLOW YOU MAY SUCCEED WITH ANOTHER BLOW.
OFTEN STRUGGLERS HAVE GIVEN UP AND THEY MIGHT HAVE CAPTURED THE VICTOR’S CUP AND THEY LEARNED TOO LATE WHEN THE NIGHT CAME
DOWN, SUCCESS IS FAILURE TURNED INSIDE OUT SO STICK TO THE FIGHT WHEN YOU’RE HARDEST HIT, IT’S WHEN THINGS SEEM WORST THAT YOU MUSTN’T QUIT.
None of the PAX quit today when it would have been easy to do so or to not even show up. Respect to those that post on tough days.
Farva took us out in prayer
10,7 EOT Farva