Bodybuilders and Butterflies

QIC:  Fissure

Date: 01/23/2021

PAX: Natty Light, Bandwagon, FNG-Sweet Relief, Rocketman, Skitch, 9 Volt, Rug Doctor, Flyby, Back Pew, Xerox

AO: The Landfill


31 and dry


Circled up in the upper parking lot
SSH, Imperial Walkers, 3rd grade exercises, Iraqi tea time, SSH, Windmills, Tea pots, SSH
Back Pew showed up with the flag
8-count bodybuilders nice and slow x 10 in cadence
Mosey’d down to the middle lot
Wheel of merkins x 3
Wheel of squats (holding Al Gore when not your turn) x 3
8-count bodybuilders x 5 in cadence
Mosey to the bottom of The Big Thank You hill

The Thang

20 x hand release merkins, 20 x jump squats then mosey up The Big Thank You
15 of each, then mosey down
10 of each, mosey back up
5 of each, mosey down
8-count bodybuilders for the six/running up to encourage the six

Rest/walk up to the smaller hill below the soccer fields
15 x hand release merkins, 15 x jump squats, mosey up the hill
14 of each then mosey down, rinse and repeat until you get down to 1 rep of each.
Continue to do 1 rep of each at top and bottom of the hill for the six
Rocketman and Flyby are beasts who likely got in a handful of extra hill runs

8-count bodybuilders x 5 OYO, then run up the hill and walk down, repeat that 3 times

Circled up in the field for high plank, low plank, flutterkicks and dying cockroaches
Walk to upper parking lot
8-count bodybuilders x 10



“A man found a cocoon of a butterfly.

One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole.

Until it suddenly stopped making any progress and looked like it was stuck.

So the man decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily, although it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings.

The man didn’t think anything of it and sat there waiting for the wings to enlarge to support the butterfly. But that didn’t happen. The butterfly spent the rest of its life unable to fly, crawling around with tiny wings and a swollen body.

Despite the kind heart of the man, he didn’t understand that the restricting cocoon and the struggle needed by the butterfly to get itself through the small opening; were God’s way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings. To prepare itself for flying once it was out of the cocoon.

Moral of the story:

Our struggles in life develop our strengths. Without struggles, we never grow and never get stronger, so it’s important for us to tackle challenges on our own, and not be relying on help from others.”

This story reminded me of my 6 year old son. He had a feeding tube for a couple years when he was younger so we always dressed him to avoid him pulling out the tube. He still asks for help with his clothes and we try our best to make him do it himself. I have a hunch this butterfly story will be relevant as our boys grow up and we fight to take the easy road of doing things for them.


Rug Doctor and 9 Volt made the trek across town for their friend, Josh Buckley aka Sweet Relief. Gotta love that.

If you want to be humbled then come workout with Rocketman and Flyby.

Back Pew might be painting the beautiful orange/purple Landfill flag soon.

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