The Kraken Meets The Anchor

Roll Call: Dorothy, Package (FNG), Rapking (Q), Fromage, Mama Mia, Tiger (2.0)

It might have been chilly, but some of us were shedding the layers as The Kraken heated us up by round two!


  • 10 Good Mornings
  • 10 Fire Hydrants (5 each leg)
  • 10 Donkey Kicks (5 each leg)
  • 10 Air Squats
  • 10 Calf Raises

The Thang

We ran The Kraken until time ran out this evening. We started with 30 reps of each exercise, then at each round, took the reps down by 5.

Eight stations are in a circle with a cone and an exercise attached to it. Everyone can start at a different station. Finish your station of assigned reps of 30, then run one time around to the next station. Do 30 reps at the next station, and so forth. When you’ve finished all exercises, you’ll repeat this but go down to 25 reps for each exercise, then 20 reps on the third round, etc.

  1. Push-ups
  2. Air Squats
  3. Russian Twists
  4. Jump Rope
  5. Plank Shoulder Taps
  6. Lunges
  7. Scissor Kicks
  8. Jumping Jacks


I was reading a blog called “Jesus Glitter…” (that is such a cool blog name!) and there was a post about how to help your loved ones deal with loss around the holidays. This one was about the author coping with her mom’s passing about this time of year. Here’s some tips I thought was super helpful and to be mindful of as we approach the holiday season…

  1. Some Things are Better Left Unsaid
    People mean well, but the sting from words meant to be comforting can make the loss more difficult.
  2. Share Your Favorite Pictures and Memories
    It helps me to cope with the grief and loss because it heals in a way that shows you love and miss her too.
  3. Tears are Healing
    My tears are good because they are helping me to cope with my grief. Just hand me a Kleenex.
  4. Lend Me Your Ear
    There are times I need to talk about my mom. I’m not trying to make you come up with some astounding advice to make me feel better. I just need you to listen.
  5. Please Don’t Be Offended if I Say No
    I love being asked to do things. However, if you invite me to do something with you this year and I say, “No” please don’t be offended. I know myself and my limitations, but I want you to know I am very grateful for your invitation.
  6. Prayer is a Gift that Keeps Giving
    Your prayers are a gift to my soul, and it is because of your prayers we have been able to cope with the grief from the very beginning.
  7. Love is All We Need
    Sharing your love is what our family needs. For me, a hug is a beautiful thing!
  8. There is a Season
    King Solomon in his old age talked about the futility of life and about everything for which there is a season. On earth seasons come and go, life begins and ends and there is a time to mourn and dance. There is no better way to cope with the grief and loss of our loved one than to accept God has a time for everything and everything is in God’s hands.

Keep your friends and family in your thoughts and prayers this holiday season.

Much love,