Running and Coupons prevent Frostbite

It was freezing, but no one got cold (expect maybe Goldberg who was nursing his knee) thanks to plenty of coupon work after each quarter mile run.

Date of Beatdown:

 Postal, Old Bay, Mudslide, Goldberg, Grasspatch, Stuffed Crust (Respect), Gump, and Good Cents (QIC)

 One-Minute Warning, Welcome, Disclaimer, and Count-O-Rama

We went up, down, and across several flights of stairs to get the blood flowing.

Performed several warm-up exercises IC: LBACs, Bent Over Seal Claps, Old Man Windmills, TTT, Sprinkler

The Thang That Surely Happened:
 We moseyed to the Football Booster Club Parking Lot and everyone got two coupons. Here we did Renegade Row Merkins. We ran the length of the parking lot and back (approx. 150 yards) between several people taking turns leading the cadence. We then ran from the Parking Lot Entrance to the Baseball Field Entrance and back (1/4 mile) to begin a new exercise. We kept this pattern throughout while changing coupon exercises at our base. Each person took a turn leading the designated exercise. The coupon exercises were Dead Lifts, Curls, Elf on the Shelf, Straight Arm Coupon Twists, and Goblet Squats. We returned our coupons and moseyed back forthe COT. Concluding stretches were Low Plank Twists and High Plank Calf Stretches. The mumblechatter hit a new level hear and I was surprised that we finished perfectly on time.

Circle of Trust:
 Count-O-Rama and Name-O-Rama

Announcements: Special Veterans Day Beatdown Monday, Wishbone’s VQ Tuesday, Ugly Christmas Sweater Event, “Make Aynor Great Again” T-shirts for sale by Stuffed Crust

Prayer Requests/Praises – Devotion – Closing Prayer

Ephesians 5: 25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

(Following the devotion I gave each present HIM a copy of this article I recently found)

Washing my wedding ring:

So this morning I was cleaning my wedding ring, I do it about once a week or so. I have this extra tooth brush that I clean it with set aside in the bathroom for when I need it. I got to thinking about how cleaning my wedding ring kind of symbolizes a healthy marriage for me. I’m a guy, a “guys” guy at that. My hands stay constantly banged up and dirty. I work on cars, they get cut. I work on the yard, they get dirty. My ring bares the brunt of those things as well. That’s why I clean it. Friends have asked why I take the time to clean it when it will probably get dirty and no one will really notice a difference. “You’re the man, no one cares how pretty your ring it”. Here’s the thing. IT DOES MATTER.


Because every time I clean it, it reminds me of the small things in our marriage I should be doing. When my wife comes home from work have I listened to her day, like really listen. Put down my phone, turn off the tv, and make her day the center of my world listen, so that she feels like her day really matters to me because it does. While we’re lying in bed watching our favorite show at night did I reach over and scratch her back or play with her hair, letting her know “yes we may just be watching a show together but make no mistake, I know you’re next to me and you are the center of my world. Have you stopped by her work lately and brought her a coke, or maybe her favorite candy. It doesn’t have to be extravagant, just something small to let her know “hey I was thinking about you and I thought you would like this”. See you don’t just “fall out of love” one day when you wake up. It happens over time, because you stopped doing the little things, you stopped courting her (that by the way shouldn’t stop once you marry, that should enhance) you stopped trying to impress. Every day I wake to my wife, I pretend she is a stranger that I am madly in love with and think “how today can I make her fall in love with me”

The small things matter gentlemen, so yes I will continue to wash my wedding ring....

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 Good Cents