Gotta Have More Side Straddle Hops!

AO:

When: 01/14/2021

PAX:

Number of Pax: 18

Pax Names:

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Better Call Saul


The BackBlast:

Intro – Arrived a few minutes before 5:00.  Second City assisted me in posting lists of the Thang exercises at the “corners” of the parking lot.

Warm-O-Rama

  • 10 Good Mornings
  • 20 Ray Finkles
  • Mosey lap
  • 20 Arm Circles
  • 10 Neck Rolls

The Thang

Thang 1 – Four Corner Side Straddle Hoppalooza.

Divided into 4 groups.  All groups did the same 5 rounds of the same exercises:

*50 SSH AFTER EACH SET OF 50

50 MERKINS*
50 GOBLET SQUATS*
RUN 1 LAP

50 COUPON OVERHEAD PRESSES*
50 DYING COCKROACHES*
RUN 1 LAP

50 COUPON SWINGS*
50 PARKER PETERS*
RUN 1 LAP

50 HIGH PULLS AKA ALPOS *
50 AIR SQUATS*
RUN 1 LAP

50 BENT OVER COUPON ROWS*
50 BURPEES*
RUN 1 LAP

*50 SSH AFTER EACH SET OF 50

Rinse and repeat!  Full lap, half of each exercise

Mary

  • 25 Big Boys
  • 15 LBCs
  • 15 American Hammers
  • 15 Flutter Kicks
  • 15 Scissor Kicks

COT – Given the intense unrest in our nation over the past year that flared up in a dramatic way last week, I have been thinking and praying about what role we, as everyday Americans of goodwill, can play in promoting healthy growth and support within our communities.

I was drawn to the parable of the Good Samaritan.  I think most of us are at least somewhat familiar with it.

The parable was shared in response to a lawyer who was quizzing Jesus about the command to love your neighbor as yourself…and he asked Jesus “Who is my neighbor?”

In response, Jesus tells the parable, involving a traveler who was robbed and left beaten on the side of the rode.  Two men, who were each religious and civic leaders, separately passed by the injured man without stopping.  Then one man, identified only a Samaritan, who in that day due to the historic hostilities and cultural differences between the Samaritans and the Jews,  would have typically been very much on the outs with the  vast majority of those hearing the parable, stopped and rendered aid, going so far as to transport the wounded man tp an inn and provide extra funds for his care.

At the end of the parable, Jesus asks the lawyer which of the three men behaved as the good neighbor to the victim.,” the lawyer replied, “The man who had mercy on him.” And with that, Jesus tells the lawyer— ”Go and do likewise.”

Notice, the Samaritan didn’t stop to consult of checklist of who he should or shouldn’t help.

In our world there are plenty of people in need of help.  They may not be literally be lying injured on the side of the road, but they are wounded and needy in a variety of ways.  If we are to have a role in healing our fractured country, I think it starts with each of us be willing and able to reach out, listen and provide help regardless of any differences we may have.

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