May 30, 2018

Dova Dora

More pleasant a morn is rarely seen in this corner of Shelby County. YHC arrived early to find a good hill. Next to arrive was Slots (!!) – amazingly early. Phat Patty pulled up, busted hip and all, listening to Kelly Clarkson (very) loudly. He forgot the Unicorn cereal he promised to me. Billy Blanks and Soulja Boy were next. Speedy came running up during the disclaimer.

YHC’s mind almost always goes blank on the disclaimer. Slots and Phat Patty bailed me out.

SSH x20; IW x10; Nancy Kerigans x10 each leg
~.25 mi indian run – last PAX does 1 burpee then sprints to catch up. We got through 2 complete rounds, then sprinted to Phat Pat, who was doing CMU curls at startex. 

DORA 1-2-3
PAX paired up. Partner 1 ran around the covered community center driveway, starting backwards then switching to forwards at the halfway point. Partner 2 would performed an exercise. Switcheroo until each pair completed the following reps:
Burpees x100
Pickle Pounders x200
Squat x200 (300 was the plan, but YHC called it at 200 to make sure we had time for 11s)

Dora always provides ample opportunity for mumblechatter. Unfortunately, one PAX (who may or may not be named for a famous fitness instructor) blew the gloom horn and chased YHC and Phat Patty from our station. 

YHC led the PAX on a short mosey around the community center to a decent-sized hill (for Memphis). We then performed 11s – groiners at the bottom, smurfjacks at the top. Phat Patty took some vids and pics of us struggling with the evil smurfjacks. 

Mosey back to startex with enough time to knock out the last 100 squats from Dora (5×20). 

Dealer’s choice…
Hello Dolly (Speedy)
Red light, yellow light, green light (Slots)
Boat/Superman (Billy Blanks)

6 PAX, 2 shovel flags, 1 folding table


Leviticus 19:9-10 says, “When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap your field right up to its edge, neither shall you gather the gleanings after your harvest. And you shall not strip your vineyard bare, neither shall you gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard. You shall leave them for the poor and for the sojourner: I am the Lord your God.”

That passage has been convicting for me lately thinking about how I spend my time and money. God instructed his people to leave some of their earnings (crops) for the poor and sojourner. I should do the same with my earnings and my time, so that if I have a neighbor in need, I’ve got some left to give. Our culture tells us to either indulge and spend it all, or hoard and save it all. God calls us to be radically generous. 


A hobbled Phat Patty brings something special to every workout. He’s got the intangibles (just not the cereal!). Soulja Boy roasts his own coffee, and he graciously brought iced coffee to share after the workout. He even brought milk, simple syrup, and a table on which to set everything. Maybe we should cancel the Millington launch so we don’t lose that PLC. 


Father Abraham’s graduation from Warriors Center Thursday night.
2nd F gathering at Levitt Shell this Saturday night.
Millington AO launching June 12.