AO: Eagles Landing

When: 12/09/2022

PAX:

Number of Pax: 13

Pax Names: Bergundy, Cutter, Duck Snort, Giuliani, Hackey Sack, Kodak, McFeely, Meatloaf, Sheriff, Snork, TotalRecall, Troll, Tron,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Troll


The BackBlast:

Conditions 

mid-30s, dark, rainy

Warm-Up

  • SSH (IC)
  • Abe Vigodas (IC)
  • Daisy Pickers (IC)
  • Imperial Walkers (IC)
  • Various Stretches

The Thang 

We ran down Harvard to Austin, turned right, and regroup together at Austin and Fillmore. Down Fillmore, we alternated between sprints and jogs between blocks. Some other exercises were sprinkled in to keep everyone mostly together. Once we got to Euclid Park, we did some BOMBS, and then headed back the way we came using the same method. Got back to the school right on time.

COT

Today is the 25th anniversary of my mom’s passing. When it happened and for years afterward, I was angry, bitter, and I felt cheated out of having a mom. It all felt so unfair – why did this happen to me, what could I have done differently, etc. Honestly, I still feel this way sometimes. At the same time, though, I feel grateful for what happened in a weird way. It completely changed the trajectory of my life (in a mostly good way), and it made me who I am today (I’ll leave you to decide if that’s a good thing or not). I’m not happy it happened – I still wish it didn’t – but with the passing of time, I have recognized the good that came out of it.

It’s not easy and it will almost certainly take time, but I think a shift in perspective is an incredibly powerful thing. I still feel angry sometimes and cheated, but shifting my perspective on what’s good – though that sounds odd- rather than what’s terrible about the situation, has helped me tremendously deal with and process what happened.

To those having a tough time or know people that are, I would encourage you to seize on what good might come out of it, however small. It can be a powerful thing.

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