• When: 2021-03-23
  • QIC: Pothole
  • The PAX: Arrears, Coppertone, Tentpole, Soft Toss, JDee, Stagecoach, Devito, Blart, Tramp Stamp, Soccer Mom, Bellhop, FOB, Buddy Love, Joanna, Laettner, Darla, Dracula, Lumbergh, Nutmeg, Fools Gold, STH, Hostel, Whitney, Milkman


T12DOP: Day 1

Intro:

51 degrees and clear. 25 PAX in attendance. Day 1 of The 12 Days Of Pothole.

It was a powerful showing for the first of twelve days. Some regular faces, some we weren’t sure we’d see due to the recent allure that is bourbon, and some we haven’t seen in a while. Whether it’s my magnetic draw, the feeble challenge by another AO that they could get more PAX to show up, or the simple fact that you know you wanted to show up and get better – we had a strong first day. Let’s keep that going!

COP:

SSH x 20 IC (note to self: some PAX feel like their ankles blow out and others can’t seem to hold a slow steady pace)
TTT x 15 IC (note to self: some PAX don’t like bending over and stretching)
Windmill x 15 IC (note to self: early on, PAX like to talk a lot and not pay attention)
Imperial Walkers x 15 IC (note to self: when mumble-chatter becomes too much, surprise the PAX with a choice exercise)
Burbees x 20 OYO (note to self: PAX like to modify – a lot. Be willing to add extra things that suck when 90% of the PAX refuse to do all of the reps)
Merkins x 10 IC

Tha Thang:

Form 2 lines for a mosey
Mosey to just before the intersection of Bickley Rd
Left line to the left side of the road; Right line to the right side of the road
2 PAX at the end of each line (4 total) runs to the the speed bump at the driveway
     – Squats when you get there
     – Remaining PAX rep Merkins awaiting their turn to run
     – Next 4 run; Cycle through until all PAX are at the speed bump area
Repeat, running back towards Bickley
     – Flutters for those that have run
     – Merkins for those waiting to run
Mosey to the pull-up bars
     – 5 GOOD pull-ups, Squats while you wait, run the track after you pull-up       (modify as necessary)
Converge back at the pull-up bars after the last PAX have completed at least one lap
     – 10 GOOD dips, Squats while you wait, run the track after you complete         your set of dips (modify as necessary)
Circle up in the parking lot after all PAX have completed at least one lap
Russian Twist x 15 IC
Flutters x 15 IC
LBC x 15 IC
Iron Cross x 10 IC

COT/Count-O-Rama/Name-O-Rama/BOM(ish)

Announcements:

  • The Saturday Q sheet needs some love.
  • Midlands Combine is still open. See Darla for deets.
  • Let’s keep the attendance growing!

Devo:

Proverbs 26:11
As a dog returns to his vomit; so fools repeat their folly.

Most, if not all of us, have owned a dog or had a family dog at some point in our lives. And that same percentage of us have seen our beloved canine regurgitate something they ate….and then lap it right back up with as much enthusiasm as when they first ingested whatever it was.

The bible does not say that the dog ate food (something it needs), spew it out, and then ingested it again. It simply states that a dog returns to its vomit. Dogs eat things they shouldn’t. Socks. Dead animals. Anything from the litter box. Toys. The garbage from four days ago. But they see it – and they must have it. So they ingest it. Then some short time after, they do that unforgettable heaving motion and regurgitate it all over the floor. Then, looking at it like it was a fresh meal, they go right into lapping it back up. They simply can’t resist.

Vomit is the forceful discharge of contents in your stomach. It’s a protective reflex to rid your body of things that shouldn’t be in there. And yet, our best friend, the dog, will gladly re-ingest the very thing its body was trying to rid itself of.

The bible uses this example to compare it to a fool who repeats his folly. In this comparison, a fool will return to the very thing that his body is trying to avoid. Lies. Addiction. Cheating. Theft. Slander. Anything the bible teaches us to avoid. And yet, we do and return to these very things. Because we simply can’t resist. And that makes us fools.

Another word for vomit, is ‘spew’. The bible mentions spew a few times – and not in a good way. In Revelation, God mentions to the Church in Laodicea that He will “spew” them out of his mouth. So it’s important to realize that we shouldn’t return to those things that our body needs to spew out. Spew it, leave it, and walk away from it.

Don’t eat your own vomit.

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