Northeast Tennessee

Launchpad’s Return

Northeast Tennessee Johnson City The Range (Science Hill)

5/26/21 – 66 degrees. 19 PAX. Work was done

Since it had been 10 weeks since YHC posted Motivator from 10 felt appropriate.

Willy Mays Hayes – 10 count hold to each side

The Thang- Tellier HERO WOD

  • 10 burpees
  • Suicides
  • 10 burpees, 25 merkins
  • Suicides
  • 10 burpees, 25 merkins, 50 lunges
  • suicides
  • 10 burpees, 25 merkins, 50 lunges, 100 BBSU
  • suicides
  • 10 burpees, 25 merkins, 50 lunges, 100 BBSU, 150 squats
  • suicides

While traveling the state of Oklahoma, YHC had the opportunity to go through 9 audiobooks. One of those books was Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger. “Tribe explores what we can learn from tribal societies about loyalty, belonging, and the eternal human quest for meaning.” I started this book one morning while on the treadmill At the hotel that I was in at the time. Perhaps it was due to the fact that I was missing my brothers in the gloom but the introduction to this book really hit home. The author starts off telling a story about his adventure backpacking across the United States and a man he encountered in his travels. He was standing on the highway and saw a man in coveralls approaching him from the on ramp of the nearby town. He became defensive when the man asked how much food he had. Afraid of being robbed he lied and told them man he only had cheese and crackers. The man laughed and told him he couldn’t get to California on cheese and crackers. The man gave him the contents of his lunch pail. The man lived in his car in town and walked 3 miles each day to a mine outside of town to see if they needed labor and that particular day they did not, so he gave the author his lunch.

from the introduction of the book….

“Robert Frost famously wrote that home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in. The word tribe is far harder to define, but a start might be the people you feel compelled to share the last of your food with. for reasons I’ll never know, the man in Gillette decided to treat me like a member of his tribe.  This book is about why that sentiment is such a rare and precious thing in modern society, and how the lack of it has affected us all. It’s about what we can learn from tribal societies about loyalty and belonging and the eternal human quest for meaning.  It’s about why for many people war feels better than peace and hardship can turn out to be a great blessing and disasters are sometimes remembered more fondly than weddings or tropical vacations. Humans don’t mind hardship, in fact they thrive on it; what they mind is not feeling necessary. Modern society has perfected the art of making people not feel necessary. It’s time for that to end.”

Thank you men for being my tribe. It feels good to be home
Murph – 5/31

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