Cutter and YHC jogged in to the AO while nine other men were beginning to gather for the RunClub beatdown. I had been absent for way too long – training for a long race and isolating from COVID. My recovery has been a struggle, this was Day 11 of my illness, so Day 1 out of CDC recommended isolation / mask-wearing. I signed up to lead a while ago, but I appreciate the opportunity to expose my short-comings and find out where I stand in the group. It turns out – I’ve lost a lot! Thankfully I have my A-Race behind me and now I have to reset and rebuild (and in all honesty – still recover).
This is what the morning looked like:
- Side Straddle Hops
- Mtn Man Poppers
- Don Quixote
- Smurf Quixote
- Mosey to Barrie Park
Thang : Partner Lunge / Dash
- P1 runs the perimeter of the park (approx 1/3 mile)
- P2 lunge walks in the direction
- Approx 14 running laps completed per team; Team lunge progress : 1.25-1.75 laps
- Mosey back to AO, slightly tardy
- Chicago-Area convergence – tmr 06:30 at Zoo Crew
- Chicago-Area downtown lunch – 7/28
- F3P&W 3rd Anniversary Events – 08/06
- 3rd F opportunity at Breakthrough Field Day – 8/12
COT – The guys who step-up and lead something for the group are vital – whether it’s a beer-ruck or dinner or even an every-day Q, we cannot accelerate the group if guys don’t step up to lead. Another key character is the first volunteer – that’s what helps build momentum on a great idea. I encouraged the guys to pay attention to announcements and if they have an inkling of interest and availability – be the next guy to HC. “Have a bias towards Action!” Closed by expressing gratitude for the guys that joined me this morning and enjoyed the group fellowship.
Moleskin – I heard a ‘welcome back’ at name-o-rama and that caught me off guard. I haven’t been away this long, but nice to be welcomed back!