12/21/2021 | The Colosseum AO | Westside!
PAX: 20 –Fester, Q-Tip, Sportiva, Smashmouth, Saul, Tugboat, Hat Trick, Jeeves, Honey Stinger, Vanilla Ice, Sandbag (DR), Honey Maid, Ice T, Black Lung, Betamax, Stella, Tin Cup, Two-Step, No Do21ze
QIC: No Doze
Weather: 20 degrees/ 9 degree real feel. As always, perfect weather for a No Doze Q.
Pre-Run: Stella, Honey Maid, and YHC poundin’ the pavement at 5 am. Saul had garage door trouble or we would have been a fearsome foursome.
Returned to shovel flag and at 5:30 sharp sped through the core principles and disclaimer.
Super duper short mosey to the north end zone for
5 merkins, 10 squats, 20 SSH IC, 10 Squats, 5 merkins
Pax then lined up at the north goal line: 50 yd sprint, 50 yd sprint, 100 yd sprint, 50 yd sprint, 50 yd sprint
Bernie Sanders 5 yds, run back to goal line. Repeat every 5 yds until you reach midfield. Then Bernie to the 45 and run back, repeat every 5 yds until you reach the 5 yd line. Then go back up the ladder. Multiple pax attempted to plank to the 6, but YHC wasn’t having it. Omaha called at some point.
Pax circled up for the following rapid fire palindrome:
3 burpees, 5 merkins, 3 burpees, 5 merkins, 3 burpees, 5 merkins, 3 burpees, 5 merkins, 3 burpees.
Pax lined back up for another round of Bernies every 10 yards and back to the opposite end zone. Called Omaha once YHC completed the full ladder.
Pax then lined up on the north goal line for . . . more sprints. 50 yds, 50 yds, 100 yds, 50 yds, 50 yds.
Pax circled up for a palindrome
YHC never does Mary.
15 mountain climbers IC
15 mountain climbers IC
–Name-o-Rama. Forgot count-o-rama.
-Announcements: Check Slack for info re: Santa Saunter at the Farm and winter CSAUP.
– Prayer requests
– YHC hopes to impart profound words of wisdom on the Pax. Sometimes it works and I get great feedback from the Pax. When I struggle to find the right words, I often turn, as we all do really, to late 19th century Presbyterians. Many – though not all – of J.R. Miller’s writings regarding Christianity appeal to me due to his emphasis on men living gently, tenderly, and with humility and grace. Encouraged the Pax to use the last 10 days of the year to show their gentler nature.
-YHC closed out in prayer, paraphrasing Miller’s “Prayer for Christmas Morning”
May this be a true Christmas in my heart. Take away all unbelief, bitter thoughts and feelings.
I pray for all those to whom Christmas brings gladness. For the multitudes of little children to whom the day means so much, and who have been waiting all year, and who will be happy with their gifts and with the love that blesses them.
I pray also for those to whom the day brings little joy – the very poor, the lonely, and solitary. Those far from their homes. The sick, that in their suffering they may be comforted by your divine compassion.
May my heart be warmer towards others, tenderer in its sympathy with human need and sorrow, and may I live a gentler, more kindly life.
-Coffeteria at VG.