December 20, 2018

How the Grinch Stole Millington

Shorts weather.  Wet, but not raining.  In other words, a perfect morning for pain.

Nothing but seasoned PAX present, so the disclaimer was disclaimed quickly.  Time was of the essence.

SSH x20 IC
Windmills x10 IC

The Grinch – four rounds of:
800m run
25 Pull-ups
25 Hand-Release Merkins
25 Big Boy Sit-ups
25 Jump Squats

I would wager that a significant percentage of the pull-ups performed during the Grinch challenge over the last few weeks have been “questionable”, and mine are certainly at the top of that list.  But I would be remiss if I were not to take a minute here to extend a hearty round of TCLAPS to our very own shirtless wonder, Granola.  His were the real deal, all 100 of those bad boys.  Way to push yourself, brother.

Why ya buggin?

4 PAX:  Choker (QIC), Granola, Soulja Boy, Tree Hugger

As we get closer to Christmas, I find the same kinds of thoughts running through my head as I always do this time of year.  “This traffic is ridiculous.  These year-end projects are going to kill me.  Why does it seem like we have twice as many school holiday programs as we have kids?  Seriously, this traffic is ridiculous.  Why did all of these idiots wait until the last second to go Christmas shopping?  I shouldn’t have waited until the last minute to go Christmas shopping.”

Sometimes we stress ourselves out worrying about all the hectic stuff that goes along with the Christmas season.  This morning I wanted to refocus us on what its really about.

Matthew 1:18-23:  This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about:  His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.

Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”

All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:  “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).

The sausage biscuit at Millington Donuts is crazy good.

QSource lunch – 11:30 Friday at the East Memphis Whole Foods.