May 16, 2018

Cindy Sue

THE SCENE: Annex. 70. Sweaty.

  1. Welcome: I am not a professional
  2. You are participating at your own risk
  3. You are responsible for your own wellbeing
  4. You are here voluntarily, and you are not paying to be here
  5. Know your limits and do the best you can, all exercises can be modified and are only suggestions.

SSH. IW. Plank Twists. Squats. Mosey around parking lot. Stretch. Mosey to pull-up bar.

Modified Cindy (7 min): 5 pullups 10 Merkins 15 squats. Go fast.
Sue-drag ladder across parking lot.
Turk-burp, 4-count overhead claps. Start w three reps each, increasing to six.
Ladder up 7 min down 7 min.
Cindy 7 min. Can you make it through as many rounds as your first attempt?
Mosey back to start.
5xGroiners. 5xGas pumps. 5xHW side crunch. Repeat 5x Groiners.


Slots, Snookie, Choker, Orange Julius, Speedy, Four Eyes.



Movement is a release of energy. Ignition is the act of setting something on fire and starting it to burn. It is the transformation of energy from the potential to the kinetic. Potential energy resides in something held motionless by restraint, like water impounded behind a dam. That restrained energy cannot be transferred until it is released and begins to flow. Likewise the potential of a man. But it does not just gush out and fall to the lowest point, it must be focused. The author writes about men who impacted him:  First, there was something different about them, not from each other but from the other Members of the Organizations in which I encountered them. This difference manifested itself primarily by their apparent unwillingness to go along to get along, even when the getting along was to their individual Advantage. They seemed to be guided primarily by their own sense of Purpose, which often led them to be Disruptive to the Organizational Status Quo. Not surprisingly, this did not endear them to the Organizational Governance, but that was not something that seemed to concern them in the least. Like Peter and the other first apostles who were warned by the Jewish rulers to stop talking about Jesus in the early days after his crucification, their obedience was to a higher Purpose rather than other human beings. Second, their words were clear and uncompromising. When they spoke, they left me with no doubt as to what they believed or why they believed it. They rarely used the passive voice to avoid taking or assigning responsibility and never said “we” when they meant “I”. As I got to know them, I would invariably discover that one reason their words were so uncompromising was because they themselves were not compromised men. They were Right, in proper personal alignment with themselves, their Concentrica and their Creator. They spoke from the heart because their hearts were pure, unadulterated by the fear and anxiety that are the bitter fruit of personal misalignment.

Props to Slots for being very clear and unapologetic about his perspective and his goals. I don’t always agree with him, but I cannot mistake him for what he is not.

The Turd is a beautiful place. Lots of options, tons of space. Slots brings great coffee.

I loved Choker’s comment afterwards, “it’s not necessary to name names [of men who HC’d and then didn’t show]. But I want to anyway.”

Let’s be about what we say we’ll be about – like posting our BB’s on time…sorry Slots.

Look out for Pancho’s Ruck, and put September 21-23 on your calendar (and your M’s calendar) for GROWRUCK 12.