Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Zorinsky Park, Omaha, NE
-7° Freakin Cold
(15) – Tonight Show, Skipper, Moon Man, Hard Hat, FDIC, Ketchup, Crabcakes, Sparty, Doppler, Chip ‘n’ Dale, Armbar, Blue Suede, Wait Time, Convoy, Jean Claude (pre-run only!)
Convoy gave the credo, mission statement, and disclaimer. No FNGs.
The PAX moseyed to the parking lot by the picnic tables for warm-a-rama and workout due to snow and ice.
Side Straddle Hop (x10 I/C)
High Knees (x10 I/C)
Mountain Climbers (x10 I/C)
Tappy Taps (x10 I/C)
Big Ones (x10 I/C)
LL Cool Js (x10 I/C)
Cone #1 – Burpees x15 | Side Straddle Hops x15 I/C | Bonnie Blairs x15 I/C | Flutter Kicks x15 I/C
Cone #2 – Chuck Norris Merkins x25 | Air Squats x30 | Alt. Shoulder Taps x20 I/C | Gas Pumpers x15 I/C
Cone #3 – Diamond Merkins x25 | Monkey Humpers x15 I/C | Plank Jacks x15 I/C | LBCs x15 I/C
Cone #4 – Punch-up Merkins x25 | Imperial Squats x15 I/C | Groiners x15 I/C | Sweat Angels x15 I/C
Arrived at shovel flags 6:05 for 6MOM.
American Hammers – “Rancid style” (one rep by each PAX I/C, in succession, two rounds, end with QIC)
No announcements. No prayers.
Convoy shared the following parable, then closed with a prayer.
Life is Like a Cup of Coffee
A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life.
Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups – porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite – telling them to help themselves to the coffee.
When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said: “If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups have been taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress.
Be assured that the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee. In most cases it is just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink. What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups. And then you began eyeing each other’s cups.
Now consider this: Life is the coffee; the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, and the type of cup we have does not define, nor change the quality of life we live.
Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee. Savor the coffee, not the cups! The happiest people don’t have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything. Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.