Should I stay or should I go?

Seven Pax took the DRP, answered the call this morning and got better because of it.7

QIC: Squirrel

The Pax:  Colt, Flying Tomato, Neo, Breaker, Striker, and Scout

Warm Up: SSH, Windmills and arm circles.

The Thang:  

Q asks, Should I stay or should I go? Neo said, “let’s go, since if we stay there will be trouble.” As the Pax moseyed Scout reminded him, “if we go there will be double.”

         Go – Move to Sunrise     Stay – 15 Burpees

At Sunrise the pax were instructed in the Bruce Lee (20 American Hammers, 20 LBCs, 20 Freddy Mercury’s, 20 Heels to Heaven, 20 WWII situps, and the 100)

Q asks, Should I stay or should I go? Breaker checked to see if it was raining and then said, let’s go.

         Go – Move to Amtrak station   Stay – Mucho Chesto

At Amtrak station the pax were instructed in the FroYo handrail Merkin, 15 on each level. In cadence!

Q asks, Should I stay or should I go? Flying Tomato was hating the FroYo rail merkins and said “let’s go.”

         Go – Move the wall by the courts      Stay – 1.5min plank

At the wall the pax were instructed to perform the Bulgarian split squat, 15 ea leg

Q asks, Should I stay or should I go? Neo was happy to stay so….

         Go – Move to Fire station                 Stay – 100 calf raises on the curb

THEN we moved to the Fire station the pax were led in performing 100 SSH…IC. Over the groans of the Pax the Q counted out 1-2-3 one hundred times. I thought I heard Scout said he loved me.

Q asks, Should I stay or should I go? Striker said, “well, we gotta go back up sometime, let’s go.”

         Go – Head to tennis courts….stopping every block to perform 20 Merkins

         Stay – 15 Burpees

At tennis courts pax lined up; lunge walk/30 squat, lunge walk/20 squat, lunge walk/10 squat. Walked over to the wall for People’s Chair with each person giving a 10-count. Flying Tomato brought his international flair with a count in Freman. The first started out in French and changed to German somewhere in the count.

Q says, “let’s mosey to the basketball courts and this time let’s stay.”

PRAYER REQUESTS:   Scout led the Pax out with an amazing prayer! Bourne and his parents, Dockers and Penick Village as they are undertaking their big fundraiser this weekend and all those on our hearts that weren’t spoken.


Before and after some beatdowns in February I have overheard a few of the pax questioning their jobs…..”Should I stay or should I go?”

Now that you have that song in your head all day, here’s a bit of history.  The title is a song by the English band The Clash, written in 1981 (dang I feel old!).  It became the band’s only number one single on the UK Singles Chart…..a decade after it was originally released. The Clash’s lead singer wrote the song about his girlfriend Ellen Foley, who acted on the TV series Night Court and sang with Meat Loaf on “Paradise By the Dashboard Light.”

If you look to nature you may see it speaking the inherent truth to your soul.  You should GO!  It’s spring. That’s what happens in spring, we go. We move from the bleakness, restfulness, the unknowing of winter and into the possibilities of spring.  We are born to be visioning, planning, growing during the spring.  

Now….GO does not necessarily mean quit your job and run to a new one (and it may be….maybe). It could mean to do things differently where you are, or take the next step up on your ladder, or….  

Every job comes with a dose of daily frustrations. Don’t run away from those problems (and potentiallyinto unknown ones).  Run towards something you feel passionate about.  There can’t be any doubt about what you are pursuing. It should be calling you forth. Be sure it’s your dream/passion before you leap. Ask others, the pax, to sit with you in your decision to ask you questions that you may not otherwise ask.  We all have blind spots and enlisting others can make you aware.

I guess what YHC is trying to say is if you stay, then stay with all your heart.  If you go, then go with all your heart.  You do no one any good, least of all you, sitting on the fence vacillating.  

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogmawhich is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

Steve Jobs. Stanford University Commencement Speech. June 12, 2005.