You Can’t Always Get What You Want, But …

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  • When: 03/27/2019
  • QIC: Slash
  • The PAX: Duck (double respect), Blowout, GNC, Pom Pom, Dolla Bill

YHC had planned out a meticulous yoga throwdown for today, working up a six-page Weinke over the weekend and practicing it multiple times in the hope of presenting a seamless stretch sesson at Badlands on this Wednesday morning. Alas… with the forecast of wind, rain and 59-degree temps, YHC felt compelled to audible to a workout that would keep the Pax warm and moving.

Cursing Mother Nature as he hopped into his vehicle this morning to head out to Davis Park, YHC switched on the radio and — in a wonderful burst of serendipity — was subsequently serenaded by The Rolling Stones, who informed YHC that “you can’t always get what you want, but if try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need.” And with several members of the Pax not having put in some running for some time, this turned out to indeed be the case.

The Thang
Pretty straightforward — mosey to the bridge, some better-than-nothing stretching at the base, and then one sequence of bridge suicides. Big, big shoutout to My Boy, the indefatigable Blowout, who pushed hard and took that fourth street light down without stopping. Props as well to GNC for pushing himself as well. Congrats, fellas, you both are now officially runners!

After having detoured from his carefully mapped out yoga session, YHC had been thinking about the importance of adaptability in life. Which led him to think about critical it is, given that change is inevitable, in our professions and our relationships. And that led YHC to ponder why change can be so hard. Perhaps, YHC theorized, it is because we fear the loss of what is known, and let that overpower what sometimes in hindsight should be obvious benefits. YHC told the story of the hardest decision of his professional career, switching firms about 12 years ago. It seemed a huge mistake at first, but in hindsight, the benefits that YHC had hoped for — namely, the professional and intellectual growth — came true, and in hindsight, were so obviously there for the taking.

Prayer of thanks for the opportunity to come together and use the gifts we’ve been given, and for courage in the face of change. Have a blessed day.

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