Ch-Ch-Cha Changes

QIC:  Prosciutto

Date: 03/20/2021

PAX: A-A-Ron, Blue, Gusher, Hambone, Joanna Gainz All Day Ery Day Ery Day, Mansiere, Zima

AO: Convoy


Air Quality 32. It’s the lowest it’s been in a rolling 7-day span; this according to the Breezometer source. The biggest air quality offender? O3. Mansiere shared that O3 is ozone. He’s way smarter than me and I believe him. And anyone who’s anyone knows that global warming is a real thing and Ozone is a big jerk on the jerk scale. The Pollen index is also low, 0 of 5, down from 2/5 from a couple days ago; Juniper pollen is the criminal this time of year which is weird. Junipers just sorta lay there and creep. Such a quiet creep, that Juniper. Gin is made with juniper berries – so it is not entirely a failure. Also of note, Gin is simply a gender confused form of vodka; as vodka is the base of gin. Gin just has “highlights” and “accessories” which vodka does without. The most toxic masculine Gin name has got to be Beefeater, right? I mean, c’mon we all sorta know whats going on here.

Disclaimer was low quality – let’s go with a level 32 because I lack creativity (total possible 100). It was weak. I’ve not been approached for lawsuits, so I likely said enough. Also as an aside (this has got to be an ongoing record), but we’ve had probably *6500 workouts consecutive where no one has died. That’s a record, definitely; probably.

Pre-playlist featured a newer (more adult) Britney Spears tune with cuss words and some latin rap song my kids love because of trolls 2. let’s go.



Forward Folds, Will Hayes, SSH, Mtn Climbers, Plank Jacks, High Knees, Wide High Knees, Planks

The Thang

I shared at the start that running would be central to the effort today. So after the warmup we did just that.
Merkin Mile & EMO2M 4x4s
As the emboldened title states, we ran a mile. At each quarter mile 25 merkins. The timer went off every two minutes during this mile – which meant we did a 4×4. Blue cheered when he heard we were doing 4x4s. Animal.

Rock Pile Circle

We “found” rocks. Did rock curls and triceps extensions. While fun on their own, made even more fun while doing them to Sam Cooke singing to us. Legendary. He’s not a gin man, you can just tell.

And this is probably better news for the Moleskin, but the bird that nested nearby the rock pile was pissed as hell (at me). For those who don’t know, Signal Mountain is a bird sanctuary for some dumb reason, but probably not so dumb if you explained it to me. Signal Mountain is strange. Like….bird sanctuary? Why? Of all things you can be… we got bird sanctuary. I think they were just looking to boast about having another sign on Taft Hwy. Whatever. Why not just up your pizza game and kick Domino’s off the mountain? More people would like that and you could tout being a ‘Pizza City’. If they ever figure out how to get Rembrandt’s canoli’s up to Pruett’s then “Canoli City” is also within reach. Where were we?

Oh — rocks, and yeah, the Goldilocks reference was made in conjunction with rock selection. Good thing the rocks were already pre-selected so noone had to be rock shamed. Also of note: there were no rock injuries (or deaths).

Continued our run around, heading now toward the track; pit stop along the way for Q to catch breath and merkins

Elevens by 2 | Standard elevens series but two exercises at each end point. End points set at 100m distance

Start/End Point

Start/End point 2

Box Jumps

Lunges (mountain count)

Return to flag for leg lifting (Front, side and rear single leg lifts)


Change is difficult. Change is not widely accepted or comforting.

83% of people report being unhappy or looking for a change at work; only 12% will actively engage with their manager about a change. People will go to great lengths to keep things the same.

Yet change is all around us. Each day is a new day, the clock resets. It changes.

The season changes. The time changes. It’s part of life. We do not and cannot control everything.

Change is always, change is good, change is uncomfortable and often times change is productive. Embracing change can be difficult.

“Change is the law of life, and those who look only to the past and present are certain to miss the future” -John F. Kennedy

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change” -Albert Einstein

“If I’d asked my customers what they wanted, they’d have said ‘Don’t change anything.’” -Henry Ford

I find solace in change through scripture and faith. Jeremiah 29: 11-13 & Isaiah 41:10

Jeremiah 29:11-13
For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for prosperity and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Mewhen you search for Me with all your heart.

Isaiah 41:10
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

I find comfort in knowing I am Not in control but I am content and joyful when I remember the one who knows and loves me the most is in control.


  • Mansiere is beginning to convince me that Rocky 4 never happened
  • Blue wore a 20 lb plate and made us all look like (The Count’s words, not mine; The Count’s) “big pussies”; again, not my words
  • Still not sure if Zima is bought and sold at convenience stores any longer, but our Zima is always available in the gloom
  • Ground nesting birds will rain hellfire on and about your head and make you regret life decisions if you disturb their nesting area; ask me how i know because I’m a bird sanctuary inhabitant and I know where the sign is
  • We never did find the boogie man despite many calls for him (her? they?) from the deep dark forest, but what boogie man (person? thing? they? human?) would approach a group of men in the dark blaring David Bowie? Don’t underestimate they/their intelligence.
  • Makhtar-Shoulder-Tap-Merkins don’t exist in the lexicon yet. Leave it to the creatives to give it a proper name but these things suck. Oh, I know, ‘Second Worst Merkins Ever’. “Yeah,” she said, “that’ll stick.”
  • Stonehenge was formed from F3. **browse internet**, copy/paste that. Profit – you’re welcome


Coker family still in our thoughts, Joanna makin dem gainz all day ery day most days nah ery day and family

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