February 5, 2019

Legs Are For Ruining

THE SCENE: 63° with SuperGloom. Saw the Pre-Train, none during BC.

WARM-O-RAMA: Disclaimed like a fog horn.

WoR: SSH x 21 IC, Daisy Pickers x 15, Am Hammers x 30 IC, Mosey to far end of field.


40ish minutes of leg hell
Partner 1 backpedals 50 yards, does 5 Bobby Hurleys, sprints back to take over where Partner 2 is on total count.

Partner 2 starts each below:
1. Smurf Jacks x 150
2. Squats x 300
3. Lunges (2 is 1) x 150
4. Imperial Walkers x 300, 3ct is 1
5. Hydraulic Squats x 150 (Ran out of time before completing this step, bummer)
6. Happy Jacks (5 SSH + 1 Jump Squat) x 50

Return to Startex via Mosey, but due to moaning, threw out suggestion we could Backpedal to Startex (~200 yds). Shoestring and U-Rock’s competitive nature pushed us all to do it all the way back (actually, only Shoestring and U-Rock did it 100% of the way).

MARY: Freddy Mercury x 30, Wall Sit x 1.5 minutes (felt like 15 min)

10 PAX: Shoestring, Woody, Strapp, Speaker, Boomhauer, Sparky, Watchita, Blart, U-Rock (AOQ), Photoshop (QIC)


Every person you walk by on the street or pass at the bank or stand beside in the grocery store line may as well be wearing an invisible sign that reads, “Encourage me.” All people need encouragement, even if they don’t want to admit it. In fact, it’s usually the ones who won’t admit it—the ones who walk around with the biggest scowls on their faces—who need encouragement the most. And you have the ability to give them exactly what they need. As you begin speaking from a God-focused heart, encouraging words will come naturally. You will begin seeing other people as God sees them, which will make you want to encourage them to grow in that direction.
A quote from Goethe speaks to this truth: 
“If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.”
That is the essence of encouragement—treating the people in your life as the best possible versions of themselves, whether they are currently living up to that standard or not.
What if you practiced speaking encouragement to your spouse, your children, or your friends? Instead of focusing on what they do wrong and nitpicking their faults, what if you started treating them as if they already were all they could be? What if your words grew out of the vision of their fulfilled potential instead of their current reality? You would begin to see them grow and flourish in ways you never imagined. Those are the kind of words that have the power to affect people for a lifetime. Trust me, the people in your life already know what their problems and weaknesses are; they don’t need you to tell them. When you become a source of encouragement to them rather than a faultfinder and self-appointed problem-fixer, you are cooperating with God in building them into who he wants them to be.

Shoestring traveling, how to bless his M when he returns or in his absence
Sparky’s dad, biological dad and father in law having health issues, blessings on surgery

We are strangers. We are brothers. We are better together. Great group of HIMs to hangout with and encourage.


  • Equinox Challenge
  • Volunteer ideas for service
  • QSource lunch GT Whole Foods upper room
  • Crucible on website March 30 6am-10am