AO: The Nunnery

When: 09/21/2022

PAX:

Number of Pax: 8

Pax Names: Madoff, Päntsdrunk, Public Access, Silver Spoon, Snork, TotalRecall, Tron, Valencia,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Total Recall


The BackBlast:

Warmup

  • SSH
  • Shoulder Taps
  • Windmills
  • Hillbillies
  • Abe Vigoda
  • Dynamic Warmup
    • High Knees
    • Butt Kickers
    • Side Shuffle

Thang 1

  • Rifle Carry coupon around the block; You may not lower the coupon from over your head. If you need a break, you must call out “I FEEL GOOD!” at which point, everyone stops and performs 10 squats. Afterward, everyone picks up coupon and carries on, until next person needs a break.

Thang 2

  • Starting at Lathrop/Berkshire, run with coupon to first stop sign (Jackson), perform 5 man-makers;
    • Leave coupon there, run back to beginning, perform 5 burpees
  • Run to your coupon, pick it up, run with it to next intersection (Monroe), perform 6 man-makers;
    • Leave coupon there, run back to beginning, perform 6 burpees
  • Run to your coupon, pick it up, run with it to next intersection (William), perform 7 man-makers;
    • Leave coupon there, run back to beginning, perform 7 burpees
  • Fellowship jog to William, pick up coupon and carry back, stopping at each Stop sign for exercises.

Mary: Flutter Kicks and Freddie Mercuries

COT:

I don’t have a fully formulated idea to share with you today, but I have some thoughts, and I think it’s a start. To be frank, I haven’t always understood the need for the circle of trust at the end of a workout. I sometimes wonder why we end a gathering with an inspiring word or an encouragement. But over the past couple of weeks or so, I’ve heard some really good COTs, and it’s gotten me thinking. The ones that really stand out to me are the ones where someone gives us a peak behind the curtain. A flash of vulnerability that reaches out and invites us into a deeper connection. I find myself (as I think most of us, if we’re being honest, really do) really drawn to people who share themselves freely and don’t hold back. I know this element of vulnerability is important to deep and meaningful connections both in our families and spouses as well as in meaningful friendships with others and with deepening connections in this group. While I don’t have a pat answer or application for you, I am here to say that I am on a journey, I guess, of learning what it looks like to practice vulnerability for the sake of my relationships. And to sort of announce to you that I’m going to try, at least, to choose NOT to hide myself (my thoughts, my emotions, my true personhood) from you and to work on being more authentically me.

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