Life is Short. Pray Hard.

Life is Short. Pray Hard.

When we pulled up to the lot in the Microvan at 5:26am this morning and saw no one, IHOP asked me, “Are we late???” I said, “No, we’re early.” Never a doubt… 11 faithful compatriots promptly emerged for some fun in the nest. Reebok got a very directed half-hearted disclaimer, and we were off through the frosted wonderland of CharLatin…

  • Mosey to COP (upper lot)
    • IWs
    • LSSs
    • Peter Parkers
    • True Americans (6-ct)
    • Run to turf… karaoke, then option of bear crawl or cartwheels to the goal line (or fútbol equivalent)
  • Quarter Pounder
    • Sprint to the 25 yards and do 25 merkins, Run backwards to Goal
    • Sprint to the 50 and do 50 squats, Backwards to Goal Line
    • Sprint to the 75 (yes, the 75-yard-line… that’s what I said) and do 75 Mountain Climbers, back to goal
    • Sprint to the 100 and do 100 SSHs (or, apparently, whatever you think is a better idea)
  • Mary in the Middle
    • Flutters
    • Freddy Mercs
    • Arch!! (feels so good)
    • Mosey to the track
  • Track work
    • 1st lap – 10 Monkey Humpers at each corner
    • Mary for the 6
    • 2nd lap – 10 True Americans at each corner
    • Mary for the 6
    • 3rd lap – 10 Bonnie Blairs (each leg) at each corner
    • Mary for the 6
    • 4th lap – line it up – AYG 400
    • Recover, plank-o-rama, elbow plank jacks
  • Take it to the bridge…
    • Grab a respectable rock and take a seat on the wall
    • Curls with rocks
    • Wall Tar D-jiah (sp?)
    • Take a seat…. Presses with rocks
    • Drop the rock and proceed to launch (or lunch… whatever)
  • Time check… 6:13
    • Sweat Angels (~99, I believe)
    • 10 burpees OYO
    • Dunskies



  1. Today is Lew’s 2nd anniversary of his 29th Bday. (Party like an 18month old and vomit without reservation!)
  2. Revlon’s rapidly closing in on “3 under 3.” (Prepare to move to a zone defense, my friend)
  3. Reebok made his debut Hawks Nest performance, making it 3 posts in his first week of F3. (He admits this may be a bit zealous, and projects the pendulum to swing toward equilibrium. Hope to see you at Hydra on Thurs)
  4. Scratch n Win was REALLY excited about Rev’s purple hoodie. Ridge View baseball, I believe. Not sure of the inside joke, but I think it’s the team Tebow’s currently playing for.
  5. Puddin’ kept it classy all morning by quoting explicit lyrics by Ice T… or was it Ice Cube??
  6. Hops still fails to recruit his best friend of 25 years to join a single F3 workout. However, we recently discovered that said individual is my wife’s cousin’s dad’s cousin’s son, so that’s gotta grease the wheels somehow. (Then again, in East TN, everyone’s a cousin of some sort. No disrespect to SnW or Gummy, who I’m certain are cousins as well).
  7. Semi dropped some knowledge on me around the track… When I asked him for any recommendations of new places to take my young children this weekend, he suggested some place in South End. Yeah, I checked… it’s a bar. Awesome. CPS should be at your house later tonight.
  8. IHOP may have been the only pax willing to attempt cartwheels on the turf. (Honestly, people, would you really rather do bear crawls than cartwheels? Remember… You don’t quit playing because you get old… you get old because you quit playing.)
  9. I could sense the disappointment in Marge’s eyes when I gave the disclaimer this morning… he was thinking “You? Again? Didn’t you just Q on Saturday? Ugh.” (Yep, sorry bro. You get what you get and you don’t pitch a fit.)
  10. Thunder Road and Leprechaun, as per usual, politely put in a full day’s work before most people woke up.


  1. Prayers for Doc McStuffins who undergoes heart surgery tomorrow

When I asked who wanted the honor of taking us out, Astro and Revlon about went to fisticuffs over who got to say the closing prayer. Those Elevation guys really bring it… Life is Short. Pray Hard.

Thank you to Hopser for allowing me to lead this morning. It’s truly a pleasure.

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