Yesterday, I was jokingly bellyaching to Haze & Hopper about the potential for rain today.  Haze defiantly stated the rain was “NO FACTOR”.  That may well have been the case, but his alarm was a significant factor this morning.  YHC called him at 07:29:48 to see if he was going to show and if he was ok.  He was and ultimately ran in and joined us for COT.  T-claps to him for taking his medicine directly from the likes of some of Area 51’s toughest rabble-rousers.

Anyhoo, after a scan of the pax revealed a very veteran crowd and some Kotters such as Cane (Mermaid dragged him out of the neighborhood) – YHC grabbed the Hawks Nest reins, gave a weak disclaimer and off we went for a partial tour of Olde Providence and tidbit of Stonecroft.

The Thang & Ye Olde Moleskine:

Short run around the front of Colony Place and over to the parking lot on the northern end of the complex for COP.  Standard fare with no SSH’s, of course.  Puddin’ was not yet refusenik’ing even after pedaling in to the Nest. Clover adroitly pointed out he should add a basket so to pick up groceries next time.

Not sure when Safe Lite and O’ Tannenbaum joined us, but they were late, to say the least….not as late as Haze, however.

On the runs – Spackler, Marge, Semi-gloss (for a spell), and Turkey Leg were Larry Bird’ing YHC…so had to yell  directions ahead to them…one significant fail but no collisions during the Crazy Ivan.

We did a Triple Nickel on some hill with jump squats and hand-release Merkins.  During this, Jet Fuel rightly pointed out that Haze owes YHC a six-pack…so there’s that to look forward to.

YHC implored Cottonmouth, next week’s Hawks Nest Q, to set 2 or 3 alarms.  Could be a return of the laminated Weinke next week? One of those gems from Cottonmouth’s arsenal will surely be included in the Area 51 time capsule when we bury it behind the ABC Store at Arbo when we turn 15 or 20 or something.

Clover continues his annoying cadence count.  He does dance to the beat of his own drummer.  Gummy appreciates you ably carrying his torch while he continues to socially distance.

Lep was out front on some of the runs, as well…Irish blokes.

Snowflake ran in again…I think.   Didn’t give him a ride home this week.  Old man strong.  Can’t imagine even a 1/3 of us will be posting F3 when we’re 58.  Snuka and Flake will be going into their 80’s!

Prohibition was there, as was his beard and unwillingness to do Merkins.

We did some other stuff along the way, including some plank work while YHC ad libbed the morning’s feats.

Thankful we did not desecrate the brick wall outside Stonecroft…that would have cost Haze dearly.

We finished up with some Mary and some burpees.  Rumor has it that Spackler actually did the burpees…don’t bet on it.

Insert complete pattern interrupt here:

Ever wonder why crazy things happen?  Stuff that’s way out of our control?  What’s your prevailing emotion/response to it?  Fear or trust?  In YHC’s prayer to take us out – prayed that all of us would grow in trust that there is a God, and He really is for us.  All of us.  And we’re not Him.  And he frankly doesn’t owe us explanations nor set his watch to ours.  That being said, YHC has grown to trust and believe that He is good and He’s calling all of us to believe and trust even in & especially during the storms of life.  You know who knows this full well?  Bout Time and his family.  Here’s a link to the story God is still writing in their lives in/through the life of their young son, Jennings – a cancer survivor.  Hope you’ll read it and watch the video!

There was a dude named Isaiah who inked the words below about 2,700 years ago:  

“Have you never understood?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of all the earth.
He never grows weak or weary.
    No one can measure the depths of his understanding.
He gives power to the weak
    and strength to the powerless.
Even youths will become weak and tired,
    and young men will fall in exhaustion.
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
    They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
    They will walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:28-31


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SnowflakePosted on6:34 pm - May 19, 2020

Ha! Love the Crazy Ivan reference. Great impromptu Q Hops.

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