February 20, 2021|AO- The Oracle|20°

11 PAX: Vandelay (Respect), Crab Cakes, Cheap Seats, Thomas, Ice T, Dirty Bird, Kill Switch, Skipper, Tin Cup, Wentworth, Mother Goose (QIC)

7:00 AM- Welcomed the PAX and recited meaning, mission and principles of F3; there were no FNG’s, just grizzled veterans.

Moseyed to the second business parking lot up the hill and circled up.


15 Tappy Taps IC

Sun God’s IC 10 each way

12 Don Quixote’s IC

20 Cherry Pickers IC

15 Mountain Climbers IC

20 Monkey Humpers IC

Moseyed to first business lot for Pre-Thang:

3 man grinder across lot- when on west end alternated merkinsand shoulder taps AMRAP, when on east end alternated air squats and Johnny Drama’s AMRAP.  Did this for roughly 7 minutes.

Moseyed to Basketball Court for The Thang:  Painful Poker

We went through a 54 card deck (jokers included and did the following)

Ace- lap around school

King- 10 Burpees

Q- 10 Bonnie Blairs IC

J- 10 Plank Jacks IC

10- 10 second countdown for rest

9-3 corresponding reps by suit:

​Spades- Jump Squats

​Clubs- Big Boys

​Hearts- Hand-release Merkins

​Diamonds- CDD’s

2- Deuces wild- pick a PAX for 20 reps of whatever they want

Joker- 10 Goof Balls IC

We didn’t make it all the way through the deck but did see every face card.  The Kings all came within 12 cards of each other so we were hurting with the Burpees.  For the wilds- Wentworth chose Monkey Humpers, Vandelay chose Box Cutters, Skipper chose Mountain Climbers, and Kill Switch chose Oh Yeah’s. When an Ace was drawn close to 7:45, we cut the lap short at the shovel flags with an Omaha call. 

Shovel Flags for Mary:

20 Freddy’s IC

15 Low Dolly’s IC

20 Flutter Kicks IC

American Hammers Rancid Style (went around the circle twice)


Announcements and Prayer Requests

The next half marathon in the 12 half marathons in 12 months is approaching.  Check Slack for details. 

Ice T’s sister continues her bout with COVID and will be going to Mayo Clinic for further research.  Let us pray for her recovery and for what doctors can learn from her experience that may help others. 

YHC’s sister-in-law is expecting her first child! Prayers for the health of mother and baby.

COT- “These Mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb.” – Najwa Zebian

I have this quote hanging in my office.  What I like about it is that it has applied to different “mountains” I’ve carried rather than climbed over the last few years.  I first saw it when I was really struggling with feeling like I was trapped at my old job.  I loved what I was doing and wanted so badly to move into a higher position but kept being told I was young and didn’t have administrative experience, but to wait my turn because they believed I would be there eventually.  I carried those mountains for a few years before finally deciding to make a change and climb over them by seeking a leadership position elsewhere.  It has been a wonderful decision and paid major dividends for me.

In the last year I have carried the mountains of anxiety and occasional depression.  Recently I decided to climb those mountains and get more serious help.  I started seeing a psychiatrist that helped me with the right balance of medication, a therapist to discuss the sources of my anxiety, and have made a commitment to cut out alcohol for a while.  I’ve made a similar decision to work on myself in helping with poor communication with my M. 

What mountains are you currently carrying?  I hear that quote above as a challenge from God and a reminder that God doesn’t place challenges in our lives that we can’t overcome.  We have the tools in place to do so if we decide to make a change.  Choose to climb over the mountains rather than continuing to carry them around.

Have a great weekend and a blessed Lent.

Cheers and SYITG, Mother Goose

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