Tues, Dec 7, 2021 | The Colosseum | Westside Field | 5:30 AM | 20 Degrees
PAX (22): splinter, tenderfoot, betamax, smashmouth, armbar, Lansbury, Grassroots, Tin Cup, Bloodshot, spacebar, jackrabbit, black lung, flanders, ice t, toadstool, jeeves, sportiva, q tip, hat trick, 2 step, FNG!
Pre-Run: Tin cup, armbar
Warm-a-rama: 25ssh, 10 tappy taps, 10 big ones, 20 sobriety sun gods ic
Pre Thang: .25mi chain run, pax in 2 groups
The Thang: Today was LEG DAY. “No one does legs anymore”-someone, somewhere
RD 1: Beat It by Michael Jackson: Al gore until you hear “beat it”, then Jump tuck
RD 2: Flower-popularized by Moby: Al gore until the “up”, then down on the “down”
RD 3: Tubthumping by Chumbawumba: Right leg behind you on the bleacher, split squat on the “I get knocked down”
RD 4: Tubthumping by Chumbawumba: Left leg behind you on the bleacher, split squat on the “I get knocked down”
RD 5: Thunderstruck by AC/DC: al gore, then Box Jump up the stands on “thunder”. Fun fact, the middle section works out perfectly for the number of “thunderstrucks” in the song.
RD 6: Happy by Pharrell: Broad Jump on “Happy”. Bonus Broad Jumps on “Happiness”
6MOM: Roxanne by the Police: on your back, leg raise 6” and hold. Toe touch on “Roxanne”
# Off/Name-o-rama/FNG/Announcements/Prayer Requests/COT/Buckle Presentation/Prayer:
Welcome FNG-Uncle Fester! Thank you to 2-step for bringing him, and the name suggestion
Announcements – Jeeves on the Q for top rope-get there the 27th?
Prayer Requests – Toadstool’s friend Scott and his son Cameron, Lansbury’s father, Jeeves
COT – My COT revolved around my appreciation for stoicism; “virtue, the highest good, is based on knowledge”.
I do not find stoicism to be in conflict with faith or belief in a higher being, but rather a reminder that those higher beings afford you the gift and responsibility of knowledge and wisdom. It is incumbent that you utilize those gifts in your respective lives to have a positive impact. I shared with the PAX some findings from a hospice nurse in Australia. Of all her patients, many had very similar regrets at the end of their lives:
- I wish I had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me
- I wish I hadn’t worked so hard. I missed more of my children’s youth and partner’s companionship than necessary.
- I wish I had the courage to express my feelings
- I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends
- I wish I let myself be happier; I know now, after all these years, happiness is a choice.
I hope everyone I meet in life has, or learns the ability to experience a life fulfilled, one without regret. Use your faith, your knowledge, your abilities, and wisdom to that effect.
Aye! JCMP #SWAGGERQ