Today the #NP_IND tribe celebrated our 1 Year Birthday with a DJ, doughnuts, champagne, butterfly kisses and face cupping. Oh, and we ran stairs, did burpee box jumps, v-sits, tricep-dips and planks. Totally #NovemberProject appropriate.
We had some newbies, who enjoyed the middle of the bounce. We also had some special guests: Ben from #NP_BOS, who flew in just for our 1 YEAR BIRTHDAY workout and Da’ Sarge—aka, my Dad; who was awarded the #PositivityAward. While he may not always understand my passion for November Project, he embraces it anyway and just showed up to see #NP_IND in action. Da’ Sarge dropped a #Verbal: when he’s all healed up from his recent bilateral total hip replacements, he will do the stairs with us. BOOM!
Every so often, once in a blue moon—aka three times a year so far…#NP_IND makes the groundskeeper at the War Memorial less than happy. He’s probably just envious that he’s heading into work while we have a blast working out. Not sure he appreciates our “Welcome to work!” cheers. No one has hugged him, everyone is afraid to, including me. And so, every so often, a tribe member calls me over and directs me toward the angry groundskeeper. First, it was chalk on the sidewalk back in April. Then, it was paint on the Memorial landing in October. Today he says, “You can’t shake it.” This guy is in need of some serious huggage, STAT! Someone hug this guy, better yet, I need a group hug over here, pronto, I think to myself as I ask, “Shake what, Sir?” Exasperated: “The limestone!” angry groundskeeper replies gesturing toward the War Memorial. Ohhh, right…you can’t shake the limestone. These sound waves from the DJ are intense. Well–whoops. #SorryNotSorry? “And you need to fill out a form.” He continues. Ohhh, right…a form. I think. “I apologize, Sir. I didn’t know.” I reply. “And you’re probably violating a noise ordinance.” Haha, right…there’s that. I explain, “This is a special occasion. We will be done in two minutes and we will turn the volume down.” Angry groundskeeper departs. Poor guy—just needs some hugs. And a couple of high fives. Probably needs to yell “Good Morning” and drop a well aimed F-Bomb all before 7am. He, like many, needs to #JustShowUp.
A massive and heartfelt THANK YOU to each and every single tribe member. Thank you for showing up! Thank you for allowing me to make your Wednesday mornings just a little bit weird. Thank you for helping me take a group of strangers and transform them into a community. We would not be #NP_IND without YOU! This last year has been (fill in most spectacular adjective here) and I look forward to many more. Thank you to everyone who helped make this 1 YEAR BIRTHDAY workout possible: Kim, Jessie, Josh, Dan and Ben. And to ALL, thank you for my thoughtful November Project related birthday gifts–totally unexpected and much appreciated. XOXO.
- Bop To The Top is Saturday! Come cheer on #NP_IND!
- , get it done. Please and thank you.
See you next week! Wednesday Indiana War Memorial 5:28/6:15am North Stairs
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