April 10, 2018

Nora Does the Berm

THE SCENE: 46° and quiet. A little too quiet.


Slaughter Starter Burpees OYO x 10
Imperial Walkers IC x 15
SSH IC x 15
Slow Squats IC x 20
Arm Circles IC x 10 & Reverse

THA-THANG: Nora, Dora’s pretentious younger sister, showed up this morning inside the Loop … unusual because she normally prefers to hop in her BMW and LuLu Lemon her way to another sesh of Pineapple Theory Hot Yogercise. So we partnered up and got to know her flashy ways.

P1 engages in each round’s exercise while P2 travels to distant tree (30 yds) and back in prescribed MOT (Mode of Transportation), then flapjack that rat pack.

Round 1: Body Builders x 100 with bear crawl MOT
Round 2: Merkins x 200 with lunge walk MOT
Round 3: WWI Sit-ups x 300 with side shuffle MOT

Nora and Mary aren’t on speaking terms (typical female drama), so Nora hogged all the time.

9 PAX showed up dressed and on time: Vocals, Houdini, Crabs, Lil Nicky, Not a Sport, Commando, Soybean, Snookie, Captain Obvious (QIC)

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM: Taken from this week’s QSource  on “Meeting,” these thoughts center around weekly worship attendance. However, application can also be made to the time we spend together in the gloom.

Ironically, it’s those latter times (when Meeting is the last thing we want to do) that are the instances in which we most need to be there, so that we can share the strength of our Brothers who might just be on their own mountaintop. How much easier it is to reach up from the pit when a Brother is reaching down to meet us.

The odd thing that a HIM discovers when he summons the discipline to Meet despite being in a valley is that there will be inevitably be a man there for whom the valley is an even darker and deeper place. Confronted by that Brother more direly in need than himself, the HIM will forget his own woe just long enough to minister to him, and in the momentary forgetting of himself, POOF, find that he has returned to his own mountaintop.

MOLESKIN: True to form, Nora got better gas mileage in the ‘burbs than she did today inside the loop, meaning there was actual time left for Mary to do what Mary does. Of course, this news was met with unmerited accusations of collusion, dishonesty and underhanded dealings by those PAX who post where the city lights aren’t so bright. WE’RE ALL ON THE SAME TEAM HERE, LADIES. Slanderous accusations aside, YHC very much enjoyed spending time in the gloom with his brothers from across the tracks. The Berm is a lovely AO, and despite the fact that it meets where old bags and dirty codgers engage in all sort of nefarious 2nd F, it still smells better than the Lair (still love you, CollierTrill). PLC was provided, although YHC sadly could not stay due to an early appointment with Immediate Regret, i.e., the family tradition of celebrating birthdays with breakfast at Waffle House.

BrewRuck on 4/28 … only do this if you like having fun.
GrowRuck coming this fall … people say you don’t want to miss this.