Theology of Suck

QIC: Speed Bump
Date: 12/11/2018
PAX: Candu, Early Bird, FNG-Roadhouse (Respect), Iron Butt (respect respect), Jabooti, Laces Out (respect), Ohms, Picasso, Peanuts, Prosciutto, Ringwald, Skitch, Sunshine, The Count (respect respect), Vila, VSquared, Whittler
AO: Hill City
Conditions: cold, black ice everywhere
The Disclaimer was properly disclaimed


Mosey down to the Great Hall for warm up, do a lap around the stage: 

    • Side Straddle Hops
    • High Knees
    • Side squats
    • Finkle Swings
    • Side Straddle Hops
    • Good Mornings
    • Plank
    • Plank jacks
    • Wall sits + shoulder press
    • Wall sits + cherry pickers
  • Side Straddle Hops

The Thang

“Cardio builds bodio.” This workout is going to be tough, and I don’t want us to stop unless I say “STOP”. We will get time to rest in between sets.

    1. I’ve set up a ladder of 5 cones, we will run the ladder together: jog to first cone, sprint to next cone, jog to next cone, and sprint to last cone.
      1. At the end of the first ladder, we will complete the following circuit. 
          1. 60 Squats IC
          1. 20 Lunges (each leg) IC
          1. 10 eight count body builders OYO
        1. 20 Big Boy Sit Ups IC
    1. Mosey over to the next set of cardio sprints is the T Test (team competition), number off into two groups. First group to win gets one happy hour beer on me! 
      1. Each member of the PAX will complete the T Test until all of us have done it 10 times. At the end of this round, we will complete the following circuit:
          1. 20 Jump Squats
          1. 20 Reverse Lunges (each leg)
          1. 20 Diamond Merkins
        1. 15 Ryan Lochte
  1. Back to the cones of pain, jog, sprint, jog, sprint. Short rest, and repeat. 
  2. Slow mosey back to the Blue Rhino for some quick mary


    • American Hammers IC
    • Flutter Kicks
    • Freddy Mercury IC
  • LBCs IC


COT: I read Picasso’s backblast called “Embrace the Suck.” I have to be honest, a lot around me is sucking right now. One thing I really appreciate about Christianity is its “Theology of Suck.” Christianity owns the fact that life will often suck, and promises a big God and personal Savior in the midst of that suck. I’m clinging to this promise, found in Matthew 16: 24-27 “24 Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 25 For whoever would save his life[g]will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. 26 For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul? 27”


There was much mumble chatter, particularly from Jabooti, who was really excited and eager to motivate everyone else to do better. His motivational voice rang across the icy paths.
The PAX requested a re-naming of “Michael Phelps” (YHC’s version) to “Ryan Lochte.” Motion, second, passed. Makes more sense anyway, as Ryan Lochte kind of belongs face down on the pavement.
FNG (“Roadhouse”) brought possibly the best answer to “How did you meet your wife?” Make sure you ask him sometime.

Upcoming Qs

Lion’s Den (12/12) – Mr. Clean
Hill City (12/13) – Prosciutto
The Batter (12/15) – The Count
Landfill (12/15) – Free Candy