The Crucible (Cherry Street Mission)

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Date(s) - 05/19/2020
5:30 am - 6:30 am

The Q:
Mr. Belding

Cherry Street Mission


boot camp, Toledo

Bootcamp Style beatdown in the spacious parking lot outside of the Cherry Street Mission’s Life Revitalization Center.

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  1. Dauber
    Dauber says:

    Q- Dauber
    PAX – Belding, TuPac, Schwarzenegger, Mayor, Sweetness ( joined in the CoT)

    It was a gray, wet, ugly one this morning; felt like Cameron to Belding’s Ferris. I was lying in bed thinking why do we have an AO @ CSM?, it has sort of stalled, are any of the CSM guys gonna be there?, if I don’t go he’s going to keep calling me – my mind firing off negative rounds like a machine gun.

    During my drive it was dumping – in my head I adapted the BD to keep us upright. @ 5:30 it isa just TuPac, B, and myself ( the rain has paused though) – Mayor comes in hot and hops out with block in under 8 seconds.

    I give the f3 spiel, hit play and we begin a series of exercises involving everyone’s favorite cement friend. As the intro to “Papa was a Rolling Stone” reaches crescendo – Swartzenegger comes hustling across the lot to join us ( after polishing off a Benson and Hedges.)
    Three minutes in as we jog between sets – Swartzenegger “man, I hate running”
    My response ” hard to believe when you warm up with a heater”
    If you combined my diet with his penchant for smoking – you basically have the Olympic athlete Belushi portrayed in the little chocolate donuts SNL commercial.
    We are wrapping up when Sweetness heads to the CSM doors, TuPac cajoles him into coming over to join us for CoT
    (sidenote: is there anyone with a bigger heart than TuPac? he is always trying to bring somebody else into the fold, and not worried about upsetting social mores to do it either. There is a certain high school that claims to ” be Men for others” but that dude just owns that phrase. He has had a tough go of it lately and yet he keeps looking out for his fellow man first. Plus he called me Dauber today – end sidenote).

    Sweetness shares thAt he has had a rough go of it lately and that seeing us workout was a huge boost to what has been a shitty few weeks. I told him NFL mini camps are gong to be here sooner than later and we can’t wait to have him join us in the gloom.

    As I load up the car, I think what would have happened if Cameron has stayed in bed? No George Peterson, no Cubs game, no Sloane swimming in her skivvies….

    What if I listened to that negative machine gun…I wouldn’t have seen Mayor and B just annihilate the workout, TuPac living a creed, Swartzenegger throwing around cinderblocks like rag dolls, and maybe Sweetness has nothing to get him through his day ( a day I am guessing is tougher than most of ours).

    Keep getting out of bed -it f’in matters!


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