• When: 2019-12-17
  • QIC: Long Haul and Short Haul
  • The PAX: Breaker Breaker (R), Rebar, Dance Machine, Shades of Grey, Long Haul, Digger, Hopper (R), Spackle (R), Midrange (R), Short Haul

Deck The Hauls 2019

The Hauls were back in action again where it all started. It may not have felt like Christmas weather-wise, but after seeing the wonderfully terri-bad Christmas sweater that Long Haul rolled in with, you couldn’t help but be merry. Pictures were considered, but YHC thinks it’s best if some things were left to the imagination of the PAX who didn’t post.

Lots of chatter was heard ( marathons are hard, Rebar won’t do any more relays, and Spackle actually complimented his partner!! ) Read on for full details!

Conditions: low 60’s with a breeze; dodged the rain


The Thang —

Mosey to concourse under the press box

SSH x20 IC
TTT x20 IC
IW  x20 IC

Count off in 1’s and 2’s

Round 1
Partners Bear Haul from north stairs to south stairs, flip flop, and go back — crowd pleaser… these silly PAX thought this would be the only time we Bear Haul’d!

This next comment deserves it’s own line… Spackle actually praised his partner (Long Haul) for his efforts in the Bear Haul… now it’s no secret Spackle loves to suck up to the Q, but this was unprecedented as far as YHC knows… Christmas miracle? Anyway, back to work:

1’s take off for the roof of the press box, perform 10 merkins; 2’s AMRAP shoulder presses with blocks until 1’s return. Flap jack, R&R so both pax go up twice — YHC tried to EH some folks into a 6-man P200 while shoulder pressing. The PAX suggested Rebar… he shut that down immediately as he returned from the rooftop. No relays in his future… or so he thinks

Ab break with Short Haul
Flutter Kicks on Q’s count x10, Iron Cross on Q x10 — don’t let feet touch ground, 3 rounds w/o rest

Round 2
Bear Hauls — mumble chatter increases… no one really seems to appreciate this fantastic exercise

1’s go up, 20 squats; 2’s AMRAP curls for gurls, flap jack for 2 iterations

Ab break with Short Haul
Same as before, but this time add American Hammers after the Iron Crosses, 2 rounds without feet touching

Round 3
Bear Hauls — now chaos reigned. Some PAX lost form, others lost all hope.

After the Bear Hauls, the PAX looked to Long Haul for some reassurance that this workout was nearly complete. He proceeded to crush them with burpees at the top, and man-makers down below…

1’s 5 burpees at top; 2’s AMRAP man-makers, flap jack x2 — just as the first group went up, a few trickles of rain hit the PAX below. Just after, a flash of lightning had AoQ SoG calling for PAX to return to the ground. The PAX pretended to be disappointed, but YHC thinks a secret prayer was lifted to the Lord in thanks for timely weather.

But, there was still time for abs! YHC called an audible, and proceeded directly to the ab “break”

Ab break with Short Haul
Same as before, now add LBC’s after the Hammers — Spackle displayed what he called the lazy American Hammer. It is performed flat on one’s back, with shoulders barely off the ground… interesting.

As our faithful AoQ packed away the blocks, YHC led the PAX back to the flag with a few more reps on the way:

Bear Crawl to last trash can heading to flag

Grab a stair for calf raises: regular x10, toes in x10, toes out x10

Time was hit, back to flag.

Announcements —
D2D, P200, V2V relays are all coming up
New Year’s Convergence at The Hollow on 1/1/2020, 7am-8am

Prayer Requests —
Joey Wells (Digits), Rebekah Flanagan (Cheech)
Globetrotter and family
Tumbler, Toolbox, et al.
Digger’s 2.0, back surgery tomorrow

Devo — Proverbs 27:9

Oil and perfume make the heart glad, so a man’s counsel is sweet to his friend.

When we are in the midst of pressure and heavy circumstances, our ability to think clearly and see solutions is almost always clouded. The problem is that we are too involved emotionally to think simply and rationally. We think things are fatal and final, or we wrongly assume everything’s going to be okay, because then we don’t have to accept responsibility for dealing with anything. In both cases, what we need is someone who doesn’t have an agenda or a conflict of interest, who can come alongside, assess the situation and offer a solution.
Many times a simple solution eludes me. But then a good friend of mine will come along and offer me his unpolluted insight, and my eight hundred-pound gorilla turns back into a hamster-sized problem. Sometimes the insight makes me feel sensational, and at other times it demands more than insight but forces me into hard action. In either case, my heavy load gets lighter and a wise friend’s timely reprimand is like a gold ring slipped on your (my) finger. (Proverbs 25:11-12)

The Holy Spirit’s words and insight through you to someone else will be very practical in nature and create real solutions that honor both God and people.

God’s Man shows up in the lives of others ready to do the unexpected, to go the second mile, and to pay a price so that burdens can be lifted. The second mile costs us our selfishness, but it gains us a witness.