January 2, 2020

Do Hard Things 20/20

Rejoice always in 48 degree F temps and  light rain.


  • Disclaimed
    20 SSH (IC)
  • 20 Daisy Pickers (IC)
  • 20 Lunges alternating leg (1 is 1)
  • Mosey 1 lap
  • 3/4 mosey around the Senior Palace with CMU to the Hangover (Who likes exercising in cold rain?)


Do Hard Things was posted on @channel and I wanted to take it to heart. 3 brave PAX, including QIC, took refuge under the Hangover.

  • 3×20 Merkin Medley – Diamond/Ranger/Wide 20 sec rest between type.

Because we can’t stay comfortable and dry and grow as HIM, we abandoned the Shelter for a Mosey

  • 2×20 – Diamond/Ranger
  • Mosey with Coupon
  • 1×20 – Wide
  • Mosey

Good Mumble Chatter during Moseys, Lipton noting the importance of structure but not routine in life.

Squat Medley

  • 3×20 Preacher/Zombie/Jump
  • Mosey
  • 2×20 Preacher/Zombie
  • Mosey, with a sprint(!)
  • 20 Jump Squats
  • Mosey

Now PAX choice for Doing Hard Things. QIC asked what exercises do you hate, for a set of 20.

  • QIC led with 20 Jump Lunges
  • Lipton chose 20 Hello Dollys (IC)
  • Paper Trail chose 20 calf raises, then 10 calf raises per leg

Mosey through and around various Mississippi tributaries in the P-Lot.

2nd round of Doing Hard Things

  • 20 Jump Lunges
  • Burpees (Yes!)
  • Modified Bear Crawl/Walk/ Lunge

PAX spent.

1 Min High Plank

3 – Little John (QIC), Lipton, Paper Trail

Do Hard Things. For when I am Weak, I am strong.

2019 was a difficult year personally. 2020 is also a way to describe clear vision and we often say “Hindsight is 20/20” Losing my father in October hurt and still hurts. Pain is real. In 2019, on Christmas, I sought to numb my pain with alcohol versus lean into God. In turn, I missed opportunity to grow in my relationship with God and my family. I’m not proud of it but I am also granting myself some grace.

I saw on Slack someone post “Do Hard Things” and I wanted to take it to heart. That’s why we chose to do exercises we don’t like this morning. Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians that when he was weak, he was strong. Admitting weakness causes a man to look outside of himself. I want to look up in 2020, for I know where my strength comes from.

Prayer requests for Paper Trail’s niece in her upcoming marriage and for QIC.
Thank you to the PAX who walked beside me this morning.


Little john
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