Fitness, Fellowship, Faith

Day: October 5, 2020

Nolan at Mount Hollywood

Cool morning in the gloom of Mount Holly and it was looking like a light crowd when suddenly three EC runners appeared to round out to an even 10 Pax.
15 in cadence SSH and a couple of leg stretches, let’s pledge then mosey.
We ran down the street to the parking lot behind the Presbyterian church where I had marked in sidewalk chalk the exercises to be performed. This is called the Nolan Richardson who was a basketball coach at the University of Arkansas whose team won the 1994 NCAA Basketball Championship. It goes like this: Partner 1 will perform each exercise denoted below as Partner 2 backpedals (or Nurs) 50 yards, performs a ” Bobby Hurley” & jogs back to continue the exercise from the count accumulated by Partner 1. This will continue until the repetition count stated below is met.
1. Burpees (150).
2. Squats (300).
3. Big Boy Sit-Ups (150).
4. Little Baby Arm Circles (300).
5. Merkins (150).
6. Imperial Walkers (300).
I forgot to tell them about the Bobby Hurley part and I chose poorly on the location for the back pedals due to a speed bump and a drain but it will be better next time. My partner was Gold Digger. I like to pick someone who I can help by picking up a majority of the reps. I was glad to help him out. One problem we had was when Dr. Seuss had to leave to get to work, his partner moved over with us and proceeded to trash talk mostly directed at me. (No, it wasn’t Freight this time, it was SA). Time was getting close and we were very close to everyone completing the routine so we moseyed back up the hill to the flag.

Brew Ruck with Freight on Saturday, October 17th at 1 pm at Old Mecklenburg Brewery OMB
5 Year Convergence at Martha River’s Park on Saturday, October 31st
PT Retest in November
5K at West Lincoln Middle School on October 17th at 8:00 am

Prayer Requests
Sister Act’s daughter and family
Double Stuf on the loss of his friend
Lady in Belmont with cancer (friend of Tiger)

Rejoice not over me, O my enemy

It was a great morning at the Sword. We learned to increase our circle of caring and that with good beards comes great responsibility.

Our verse this week is:

Micah 7:8  Rejoice not over me, O my enemy; when I fall, I shall rise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me.

Prayer Request

  • Stogie
  • Sister Act
  • Mayor
  • Nothin
  • Slaw
  • Tater Hole
  • Huck
  • Purple Haze
  • All the injured PAX
  • All unspoken prayers


  • Convergence 10/31 at Martha Rivers


Big Pappy

Almost a 5K

Started with the Pledge; warm up was mosey to Martha Rivers shelter near the playground/bathrooms.

The thang:

25 Merkins, lap around parking lot; rinse and repeat until 100 Merkins completed;

25 LBC, lap around parking lot; rinse and repeat until 100 LBC completed;

25 Dips, lap around parking lot; rinse and repeat until 100 Dips completed;

25 Squats, lap around parking lot; rinse and repeat until 100 Squats completed;

25 Step Ups, lap around parking lot; rinse and repeat until 100 Step ups completed;

25 Flutter Kicks, lap around parking lot; rinse and repeat until 100 Flutters completed; plank for the six

Mosey back to SnoBalls; finished up with 10 big boys and 1 minute high plank.  All said and done we put in 3 miles and 600 reps this morning.


Golf tournament/outing

BrewRuck on October 17 at 1PM (meet at OMB; see pre-blast on Slack from Freight)


Pray for F3 Hightower’s family (officer in Myrtle Beach who was killed over the weekend)

Pray for Easy Rider

Pray for Gastone and his father in law


Ended with short prayer…off to work!


If you know the way broadly, you will see it in everything.

Whoopee, Stroganoff, Breaker Breaker, and YHC completed the 5 mile/300 merkin challenge that Whoopee led.  At the 2.5 mile mark, we ran into Kotter “Compass” along the darkened Greenway.  While we stopped to do more merkins, Compass moved on and we caught him again at the 3 mile mark for more merkins.

Sargento and Buckeye were running and completed a minimum of 5 miles miles but likely many more.  Flintstone completed the normal 5 miler.

Shortsale showed up for Q-Source on Quadrant Four, Leave Right.  Hopefully all who stated for Q-Source were edified.

YHC failed to do the video nameorama and/or take a photo of Q-Source discussions but will do better next time!




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