YCH forgot he had the Monday Q until after his head hit the pillow. Accordingly, no theme or playlist for this muggy gloom, and he ‘borrowed’ shamelessly from recent BDs. Special thanks to Zohan for the main thang.
Mosey round the parking lot to the newly opened bakery for SSH, Weed Pickers, Copperhead Squats, and Hillbillys. Continued mosey with three buy-ins along the route: Homer’s Donut, more mosey, 25 Big Boys, more mosey, then inclined mucho chesto + dips and step-ups to make sure our bodies were fully primed for…
Four Corners with a central toll station, to be paid with 10 Bonnie Blairs between each set of:
10 Body Builders
20 Crunchy Frogs
10 Captain Thors (Big Boys with 4 count American Hammers at the top of each rep)
R&R with 8 and 16 reps
Mosey back to Homer’s Donut for a quick psych out, then continued mosey to the Waffle House parking lot for a final min-thang:
Alternate bear crawls and bernies at each parking space back to the flag.
Continued prayers for countries still struggling with COVID, including Maguire’s friends and family in South Africa, and travel mercies for those hitting the holiday road.
Men in our culture of self-reliance have a tendency to treat our stress and anxiety by pushing ourselves harder: Over-working, over-exercising (admit it), and over-consuming. Many of you know that I’ve been managing physical limitations for the past 8 or 9 months, and mental health struggles for about 2 years. I’m finally feeling like I’m almost back to ‘normal’, and I’ve realized that my physical ailments were a necessary speed bump that forced me to stop self-medicating with extreme exercise, and to slow down and properly deal with the demons in my head. There were some low lows along the way, and this group – along with my God, my family, and my therapist – are the pillars that kept me going. We are blessed beyond measure to have this brotherhood that so many men will never know. I want to say ‘Thank you’ to each of you, and I also want to appeal to each of you: Take Ownership of Your Mental Health. Yes, there are things you can and should do for yourself, but we need others. Lean into this group for support. Check in on those who have been absent. Seek out those men who need this fellowship but may not yet know it. And finally, there is no shame in talking to a professional.