When an organization doesn’t have a leader, it forces others to step up. This was the point of me being late for the start of my Q today. I hope the PAX all take that lesson to heart.
Okay maybe not. I admit it was a Q-Fail. GOOD
I heard a great podcast on sleep the other day. One of the many things I learned was to not look at your phone or any light source until your alarm goes off. I have a tendancy (most every night) to wake up sometime between 0100 and 0400 and look at my phone for the time, especially on days when I post to F3. This morning I fought that urge the first time but then couldn’t take it and looked at my phone and behold! It was 0530. My mind immediately went to a picture of the many assembled PAX in the parking lot of the Pub wondering what to do and them scrambling off confused in multiple directions. It also went to the fact that A. I would own up to being a slackard B. They would be fine figuring out the route and C. Give me lots of grief for being a loser this morning.
From the Q-Source (Q1.1): The HIM depends upon his Guardrails to continue Accelerating. The faster his Movement, the stronger they need to be. To get ready for the expected and be ready for the unexpected, the HIM gradually improves his Guardrails by forming Routines that allow for increasing action with decreasing thought. Because it is comprised of habits, a Routine does not require an active choice to perform. Over time, it becomes ingrained into the HIM’s daily rhythm such that it would require his active choice not to perform.
I set an alarm for 0555 and not 0455. I set the wrong time. I usually set two alarms. The new routine is not looking at the clock. I need to keep the guardrails!
Settled on that I went through my normal preparation about 15x faster than normal and raced out the door barefoot to get on the road. It was raining. GOOD
I arrived at the PUB to see lots of cars and a beautiful American Flag flying. I knew JJ was there. I put on my shoes and started running around the parking lot, not sure where to go at first. I ran towards Hoffman and circled the McDonalds then back to the parking lot and then past the gas pumps. I thought maybe the PAX would be doing the New Hope route so I ran down and after a mile or so I saw Sargento on his way back, and then Tool Time, and then Defib told me who was the six because I had to find the six. Several runners later…..Monk, Whoopee,
I crossed New Hope and found the 6! Wojo, ShortSale, and JJ were coming up the hill so I turned and ran with them back to start. Everybody got 5 miles with the exception of YHC. Perhaps some did EC? I owe another 1.63 miles to complete the Pub route which I will make up tomorrow with an EC run from the Schiele to the Pavilion and back before and after the Pavilion workout tomorrow. 0500 at the Schiele if you want to join me.
We got back to the flag and YHC took a little grief for being late. We did the Pledge of the Allegiance and the Name-O-Rama, Announcements, and Prayer requests.
Announcements: Burpees By the Lake. Sign up, donate, help put something positive at Rankin Lake next Saturday
Prayer Requests are many: Pray for Maddox Ritch
2.0’s and their struggles at school, driving, etc.
Sly in Afghanistan and ToolTime’s 2.0. Marriages
Monk’s M on her new job.
Gastone’s MIL and his 2.0’s on the pending health crisis. Pray for Gastone.
Thanks for giving me grief. Good. It give me a chance to get better. Also, T-Claps to Folsom’s twitter account for accountability! Much respect!