December 12, 2018

You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch

It’s summer again! Or something.  Honestly, I have no idea what month it even is anymore.

Disclaimed.  Disclaimed again when Potiphar rolled up mid-WOR.  Didn’t bother with a third disclaimer when Rosetta Stone rolled up at his usual time, mid-COT.

SSH x20 IC
Daisy Pickers x15 IC
Windmills x15 IC
Little Arm Circles x10 IC (each direction)

I had planned some Grinch practice this morning, but as the clock struck 0530 there were only 3 PAX in attendance.  All 3 were known to enjoy #ruckership, so an Omaha was proposed to those present:  should we abandon the Grinch idea and get some milez instead?  OJ did not have his ruck with him, but I had a spare – it was quickly and excitedly decided that we would ruck.

We quickly ripped into our SSH like kids into their presents on Christmas morning.  But what to our wondering eyes should appear?  Another set of headlights pulling into the Morg:  it was a ruckless Potiphar, here to crush our dreams and sentence us to 40 minutes of despair.

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

Hand-Release Merkins are substantially harder than regular Merkins.  Pull-ups are the devil.  Unsurprisingly, the PAX leaned in strong and completed 3 full rounds and finished most of the 4th 800m run before time expired.

Mary did not get hers today.

5 PAX:  Choker (QIC), Orange Julius, Potiphar, Rosetta Stone, Wall Builder

Last week’s QSource lunch was on the subject of Preparedness: getting ready for the expected, while being ready for the unexpected.   One of the ideas that stuck with me from that discussion was that the accelerant of Preparedness is love.  It is love for our (spouse/kids/family/friends) that drives us to do the hard work that it takes to Get Right, Live Right, Lead Right, and Leave Right.  If not for love, why would we bother?

The other idea that stuck with me was that of being ready for the unexpected.  That piece rolled around in my head for a few days before it triggered another thought:  if I were to suddenly die, would my M know what she would need to know?  How to file the life insurance claim? When/where to make the mortgage payment?  How to file our income taxes?

Each of us needs to have a little box or envelope with some basic instructions for things like this.  Password to the bank account, copy of the will, location of your buried treasure, etc.  Put it in a safe or a safety deposit box, and most importantly let your M know that it exists and where it is.  If the worst-case scenario happens, she’ll have enough on her mind without having to worry about the technical details of keeping the lights on.  Do this today.

“The Grinch is easy”, said no one, ever.

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