Meeting in the Middle, Not Halfway

QIC: Skitch

Date: 07/16/2019

PAX: Back Pew, Blindside, CareBear, Countdown, Free Candy, Goose, Hobo, Jazzy Jag, Money Ball, Peanuts, Prosciutto, Red Tees, Ringwald, She Shed, Sunshine, Wort, WuzntMe

AO: Hill City


Muggy, full moon, like it’s mid-July.


SSH x 26 IC

Mosey to Rhino and encircle

Forward Fold x 10 IC

Little Baby Arm Circles x 10 x 2 IC

Toe Merkins x 20 OYO

Mosey to world benches

Dips x 20 (2 count) IC

Incline Merkins x 20 OYO

Decline Merkins (or Squats with coupon) x 10 OYO

Walk to middle of big circle in Coolidge.

The Thang – Meeting in the Middle, Not Halfway

Split into pairs. Goal: most number of reps in time allotted. Way: in middle of the circle:

  1. Wheelbarrow decline merkins x 15 (single count) x 2 partners = 30; (or both partners do squats with coupon until first reaches 30)
  2.  Both partners do Big Boy Situps until first partner reaches 20
  3. Both partners get up and either bear crawl or lunge (together) to any edge of the outer circle
  4. Partners run around outer circle in opposite directions as fast as they can until they meet
  5. Both partners run/jog together to the middle of the circle

Rinse and repeat until 6:10. Each set of inner circle reps = 50 points and each joint lap on outer circle = 50 points.

Mosey to parking lot, returning coupons on the way. American hammers x 10 IC + low plank until 6. Time.


We are often told relationships are 50-50. But we are called to higher standard as HIM. 1 Peter 3:7 “Husbands live with your wives in an understanding way.” Ephesians 5:25 “Husbands love your wives, as Christ loved the Church and gave himself up for her.” John 15:12-14 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you.” Meet in the Middle (go to the heart of the matter). Not halfway — we are called to go 100%, and we are able to do so only because someone went 100% of the way for us first.

CIRCLE OF TRUST: Counterama, Namerama, Announcearama (Hobo VQ this Thursday; radio – faith and work opportunity), prayer requests.
BALL OF MAN: CareBear.


Sunshine and Jazzy Jag took the prize on the Meet in the Middle challenge with 650+ points and most everyone else lost count. It’s hot. We sweat. We ran in circles. Bear crawls seem to be faster than lunging. Wheelbarrow decline merkins may be faster than squats with coupons. We still don’t know if aliens are the architects of the Coolidge crop circles… 


Recap of Fallen Five convergence and ruck. They were a success and the Fallen Five were honored.

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