October 29, 2018

Tour de Morg

THE SCENE: Chilly 46*, and clear enough for Granola to claim he saw a shooting star during warm-o-rama. Deep inside, he was wishing for 40 minutes of burpees. Deeper inside, he was wishing for a shirt. Even deeper down, he was really just wishing, as we all were, that Phat Pat would come back.


SSH x25, Daisy Pickers x10, Windmill x10, Imperial Walkers x15, Hillbilly x15, MOSEY!

Stop at the first small parking lot. Ten (10) burpees IN CADENCE. Crab walk across lot. MOSEY!

Circle around to veteran’s memorial. 20 box jumps on the granite benches led many PAX, including YHC, to wonder if we were jumping on graves. My bench just had the names of city government officials, so I think we were OK. Next, 10 prisoner squats IC, again making YHC question his mental stability calling this exercise at a veteran’s memorial smh smh. VERY SHORT MOSEY!

The parking lot behind the memorial has curves for days. We lined up on one curvy curb and did 11’s. Starting with 10 4-count LBCs, lunge walk to opposite curb and do 1 hand-release merkin. Lunge walk back, 9 4-count LBCs, then lunge walk across for 2 hand-release merkins. Etc until you do 1 LBC and 10 merkins. The PAX then did a Wheel of Merkin on the curb (10 incline merkins, 10 offset merkins, 10 decline merkins, 10 offset merkins). MOSEY!

We jumped back on the Bartlett Blvd sidewalk, stopped briefly at the park entrance to wait on the six, then continued the mosey to the tennis courts. 

Shuttle runs using the court lines: starting at the first court, sprint to second court and back, sprint to third court and back, then sprint to far side of fourth court and back. Rinse and repeat. 

Flutter kicks x35, Big boy sit-ups x6 AND THAT’S TIME

6 PAX, zero FNGs

As men, sometimes the weight of our responsibilities (husband, father, employee, manager, homeowner, etc, etc, etc, etc) can cause discouragement. I was encouraged recently by a Tim Keller sermon I listened to on work and rest. In it, he talked about how God rested after he created the world, but that the rest wasn’t from exhaustion. It was a rest of satisfaction. He was pleased with what he had made. Keller then pointed out that, in Christ, that’s how God sees us. He’s pleased and satisfied with us not because of what we do, but because of what Christ has done. I don’t have to do everything perfectly to be accepted.

You can listen to the message here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ux0_5zctrsI or look it up on his podcast. 

I enjoyed running around with the Morg People this morning. I really wish I could’ve stayed for a donut, but A) I had an early meeting and B) I can’t even eat donuts on this dumb Whole 30 thing! Commie kept calling me sir. Granola kept his topless streak alive.