12 Steps

8 PAX answered the call this morning, took the DRP, and got better for it. 


The Pax:  Mandela, Blue Grass, Chitwood, Josey, and Snake.  Ruckers included Aruba and McQueen. 


QIC: Meat Sweats


Conditions: 67 degrees and cloudy (warm enough for Moneyball).


Warm Up:  10x Arm Circles, Daisy Pickers, Imperial Walkers, Finkle Swings, and Floor Sweepers.


The Thang:

Today’s theme: The 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous


Read one step, run one lap, repeato.


  1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.
  2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
  3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
  4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
  5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
  8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
  9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
  10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
  11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.


Copyright  1952, 1953, 1981 by Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing (now known as Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.) All rights reserved. The Twelve Steps are explained in the book Alcoholics Anonymous. www.aa.org




Prayer Requests: Safe travels and best wishes for Blue Grass’s choir trip to sing at Carnegie Hall in NYC.



May 21: 15 Mile Ruck led by @Neo

May 23: Spirituality of 12 Steps, 7 PM, Fritz Healy’s lawn (click here for details http://evite.me/ZQFhufKdkP)


Moleskin: You are invited to hear Stuart Hoke speak about the Spirituality of the 12 Steps. Whether you are in recovery, know someone who is, or would simply to like to learn more, I encourage you attend this event.  The 12 Steps is not a self help check list for addicts only; it is a way of life that can help you live your best life.  As Mandela pointed out this morning, alcohol is only mentioned in the first step; these steps can apply to all of us sinners.  I look forward to seeing you next Monday evening.

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