“5 City Pursuit”

Date: March 26th, 2023

FNGs: None

Early Bird Half: Unicycle, Speed Square, Pacesetter, Ditty, Farva

5K: Ditty, Chip-N-Dale, Crowdsource, ICB   

10K: Girl Dad, Icy Hot, Peg Leg

10 MILE: Sundance, Bunny Slope, Invictus

HALF MARATHON: Tea Party, Escobar, Kickstand, Simmons, Boss Hog, Schrute, Honeymaid, Cataracts, Mulligan, Busser, Razzle Dazzle, Low Flow, Farva

AO: The Halfway House

Q: Farva (Beans)

Conditions: Snowy, 33 degrees F, Feels like 23 degrees F, Humidity 89%, Wind 14.2 mph from NNE.

At 5:00AM, YHC welcomed the PAX to the Halfway House 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. 

Warmarama: No warmarama…. we got right to business.

Pre-Thang: Nope…. see above.


          PAX ran, walked, or rucked various distances.

          -Half Marathoners ran through 5 cities on a loop route.

          -Escobar, Tea Party, and Kickstand encountered/witnessed/caused? a traffic accident at 72/Giles. This delayed them slightly as they had to do HIM things and make sure everyone was okay and wait for the police. I hope they paused their watches? This cop just ran by because I had Q duties to attend to and I was off duty. Just kidding of course, those men had it under control. This was a first for the halfway house and added some excitement. This led to some mumblechatter about having the courtesy to stop a HIM’s watch if he collapses for some reason or if you find him down on a run. Just kidding again, but this conversation made us forget about the big hills and blowing wet snow in our faces. The conversation really went south after this (even though we were running north). IYKYK #Facesofdeath


          See above for PAX present

Announcements and Prayers:

          -Flag pass at Mission Forge tomorrow

          -Prayers for Busser’s Mom Vicky as she recovers from surgery

          -Prayers for Honeymaid and Simmon’s Ms as they are expecting

          -Prayer of thanks for Ditty’s positive stretch in his mental battle


DUX ESTO means Be a leader. Escobar, Tea Party, and Razzle Dazzle were presented with the DUX ESTO bracelets for completing their first half marathons. Great job men!!

Today we all made a choice to do something hard. These choices can be short term and long term, like training, signing up for the PRC, or even just setting our alarm and putting our clothes out. I challenge everyone to make choosing to do hard things a habit. Eventually, the hard things will not be hard anymore, they may even become routine, and you will look for new hard things. And this is how accelerating is born and with acceleration comes progress and life changes.

Prayer – Farva

10-7, EOT


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