Pre-Run: Herniator, Powder, Suppository, Bing, (maybe others)
Pre-RAM Intel: Cropduster ran the course ahead of time to “get his head right”
Ruck: Markup, Plank, Root, Bing, (maybe others – they will post their own BB – or not?)
Conditions: Colder than I thought it was and windy. oh yeah DARK.
Cropduster arrived at about 4:45am – and he ran the course and figured things out whilst getting his head right. On the way he saw a cop sitting (alone?) in his car in a back parking lot. Crop was thankful that the door to the gym was open so he could TCB and he had a grand time all alone circumnavigating the place called Lenoir-Rhyne University – from which he graduated before most of you were born – 1979.
There were about 17 or so of us there for the warmup, and then the RUCK-ers headed off for parts unknown.
Warmup, then circumnavigate campus while stopping at each corner and doing 2 exercises. It doesn’t really matter what they were, OK? But we did lunges and burpees and squats and abstuff and butt kickers and stuff. Then we disected campus starting with 2 laps around “The Charge” – the big bear. We did stuff on the benches behind the student center, we ran around Martin Luther a time or 2, we circumnavigated Grace Chapel and then did stuff in front of it. We moseyed hither and yon and ended up on the maze where we did some ab stuff. Then we went to the back of the new building funded by Alex + Lee + George – the people for whom Publix works I thinks. Beaker led us on some Man-Ups back there and we did some step ups as well. Awesome building. Somewhere along the way we visited the library (steps) and ran through the circular thing out front where the LRU sign hangs out. Then I almost got us killed crossing the road, but in the end no humans were injured. We then ran to the spot I named: “2 billboards outside Lenoir-Rhyne University” – I thought I would get a laugh but I guess none of the guys has seen the Award Winning movie “3 billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri”. [2 thumbs up from CD, but be warned – there’s language and blood and fires and other really bad stuff – but also compassion and forgiveness and love and acceptance and other really good stuff]. Crop then told us to quit monkeying around and head on back to the AO so we would beat the RUCKers back which we did. But they RUCKed more miles than we covered in RAM.
Announcements – Banjo said there’s an Angry Preacher Anniversary Convergence coming up in lovely downtown Granite Falls. It’s Feb 24 which makes me angry cause our F3Hickory anniversary is in April and I will be out of town on Feb 24. Phoooeyy! #convergethis!
Prayer Requests – 3 very serious requests were lifted for 3 people who are suffering from serious disease and/or grieving over loss. I would try to offer details but honestly I would get something wrong but just know that there’s a lot of hurt going on around the region and beyond. #beinprayer
COT: Crop read Romans 12:1-2 and read a short devo from his awesome book “Jesus Calling” about those verses.
Afterwards at 7:30 the following people enjoyed a time of fellowship and coffee at Tasteful Beans in downtown Hickory: Crop, Markup, Humpy, Squints.
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