December 31, 2018


Dark, early, not terribly cold. On-time start.

All welcomed; disclaimer given.

Mosey around the small parking lot.
SSHs x20 IC.
Abe Vigodas x10 IC.

Mosey to the football field parking lot.

SSHs x15-ish IC until the PAX insulted YHC’s form.

Modified DORA
In pairs while partner ran 150-ish yards: 100 burpees, 200 BBS, 300 squats, 100-ish BBS, and 25-ish burpees (ran out of time – having too much fun!).

Flutter kicks until all PAX had finished the mosey back from the parking lot.
Reverse box cutters until 6:15.

15 PAX (1 FNG Peeping Tom): U-Rock, Watchita, Slicnut, Hacksaw, Peeping Tom, 1040, Coach K, Steinbrenner, Cheesesteak, Captain Obvious, Sparky, C-Lo, Nature Boy, Capri Sun, Meter Maid (QIC)).

A friend and mentor accidentally sent me an e-mail the night before the Q about A Charlie Brown Christmas, which YHC thought was the perfect thing to share with the PAX.  Brief summary of the article (link here:

Linus is most associated with his ever-present security blanket. Throughout the story of Peanuts, Lucy, Snoopy, Sally and others all work to no avail to separate Linus from his blanket. And even though his security blanket remains a major source of ridicule for the otherwise mature and thoughtful Linus, he simply refuses to give it up. Until, that is, the moment in the movie when Linus drops the blanket as he recites the Christmas story.  Notably, the specific moment he drops the blanket is when reciting the words “fear not.”  As the author of the article states, “The birth of Jesus allows us to simply drop the false security we have been grasping so tightly, and learn to trust and cling to Him instead.”

In another post (, the article’s author notes that at the end of the scene, Linus picks the blanket back up.  Like Linus, we often go back to our security blankets.  YHC challenged the PAX to lay down their security blankets for good.

The PAX were sad Snowman was sick and had to miss.

During the DORA, the first group of running PAX ran about twice as far as YHC intended. The PAX stuck with it and went that distance the rest of the time (until the very end when we were short on time).  What effort from the PAX!

#CHEESESTEAKCREAMERY day was a resounding success. I expect Cheesesteak will come to The Creamery with us on a regular basis now.  Next up: #GETPOPSTOTHECREAMERY