It’s only a minute….and ten seconds

….28 degrees in the gloom.  Man, I am looking forward to Spring!

QIC: Squirrel

PAX: FNG Kevin (aka Cold Call), Hammerhead, Quatro, Colt, Mad Bum, FroYo, Colt

The Thang: Mozey around the park, Good Mornings…..I mean Windmills, This time I really mean Good Mornings, Arm Circles

The pax gathered round for a rousing circuit workout.  

Circuit 1               AMRAP for each exercise for 1 minute, 10 seconds 

Reverse lunge, Side straddle hop, Plank…..Repeato 2 more times

Circuit 2              AMRAP for each exercise for 1 minute, 10 seconds

Wall sit, Carolina Dry Docks, American Hammer…..Repeato 2 more times

Circuit 3              AMRAP for each exercise for 1 minute, 10 seconds

Mountain climbers, Merkins, Heel touches…..Repeato 2 more times

Finished out with a minute (and 10 seconds) of LBCs.

Hammerhead lead the COT in a great prayer.

MOLESKINE:  0440 laying on my back, eyes wide open knowing it’s cold outside again.  Uuuugggghhhh, there it is again, that feeling I gotta get up and post in the gloom.  It’s not the post that has me, ok maybe a little cause it’s cold, but more of waking up with a sinking feeling of self-doubt?  That gut ache your soul makes that fibs to you saying, “you are not going to make it, you’re wasting your time…you’re gonna fail.”

Well, YHC was there this morning.  I have spent the better part of my life soaring on success after success and now….I am floundering and was in analysis/paralysis, convinced I am ready to make a bad move doing something I’ve never done.  AND there is one thing I’ve figggered – even if this new opportunity fails, sometimes failure is a GOOD thing.

Jesus, my friend, who is much wiser than I, taught me how to overcome failure.  I mean, hours before he is put to the cross (John 13-16) the guys he’s been leading are questioning their faith.  He didn’t crumble and say, “what the hell, you guys have been following me around for a few years…and now this?   I quit!”  Nope, he remains their accountability partner, smacks them around a bit (via a kinda riddle) and then dusts himself off and moves forward.  He didn’t fail, he taught.  We don’t fail, we learn.

For our FNG, Cold Call, (and a reminder to us all) YHC has a few quotes why to keep posting:  You don’t have to be great to start. But you have to start to be great //  Every day you have two choices;  fartsack with your dreams, or wake up, post in the gloom, and chase the dreams //  A river cuts through rock not because of its power but because of its persistence…keep on coming!

Prayers for all our Pax on tomorrow’s run to Morrow Mountain.


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