It Could Be Worse!

AO: The Bound

When: 2024-04-17

QIC: Ha-ha

PAX (17): Birdie, Cookie, Ha-ha, MillerTime, Nacho Libre, No-See-Um, Rudy, Tsunami, Turbine, Drydock, Badger, Square Root, Flat Iron, Bowser, Shroop, Space Jam, Golden Corral


Life has its moments, both good and bad.  So do workouts.  How many times have you said to yourself "it could be worse"?  Today was about exploring how the PAX could make it worse.


Quick disclaimer and we mosied to the Pit of Despair across the street from NLB. Circled for
  • SSH
  • Weed Pickers
  • Imperial Walkers

The Thang:

I explained the concept for today's workout.  I would call out some exercises which we would perform and then ask random PAX to "make it worse". We started out with 5's (instead of 11's) on the hill out of the pit. 1 Merkin at the bottom, 4 LBCs at the top. After we finished I asked some PAX to make it worse! So we did 5's with Burpees and LBCs with Merkins. After everyone finished we ran across the street to the long parking lot in at the office building. We paired off for Dora to 50/100/150 with Merkins/Squats/LBC After everyone finished several were called upon to make it worse! So the next round was 50/100/150 Diamond Merkins/Monkey humpers/Big Boy Sit Ups Called it just a bit early to make the mosey back stopping at the entrance to NLB and did squats for the 6.  When the 6 arrived we made it worse!  15 Squats while holding a 40 lb bag of top soil that were conveniently located at the entrance. Next 15 curls with the bags. Then we made it worse with 15 curls with overhead press. Return the bags and run back up to Harding Hall. And then make it worse! Spring up the hill and touch the fence. Move over to the Bball court for Mary. 15 in cadence Flutter kicks.  Make it worse! 10 in cadence LBC Flutters.   Time was called.


Life, just like our workout can always be worse.  Today we gave thanks that although the men of NLB are in the program it could be worse! They could NOT be in the program.  A PAX's 2.0 that is going through trouble it could be worse! He could have parents that don't care and offer no support or guidance. We might be having difficulties at work but it could be worse.  We could not have a job. Heavenly Father, guide us in this day. We give thanks to you for all you have provided. Although we have difficulties our lives could be worse.  Much worse!  Praise to you that they are not. Please be with those who are healing, working through troubles, working on recovery. Lord, we put our lives in your hands.  

Naked-Man Moleskin:

The men that surround us every morning are a blessing and a resource for us as we walk through this life.  Thank you all for being a part of the Circle of Trust.

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