day 43: progression to tension



breaking: black skirt


hollow rock


Reverse chronology:

Yesterday, JRomeo: “chest up, chest up, fight for it” on my kettle-bell swings; “don’t collapse” at the bottom of my slam balls

Monday, MK: “stay tight KT stay tight. get tight.” on my thrusters

Thursday, Rick: “you gotta be aggressive, don’t float” on my snatch

Saturday, M: “don’t squat so low” on my wall balls

Before that, KB: “don’t go soft” on my overhead squats

Before that, MRCS: “control it on the way down. control” on my v-ups

Before that, MW: “stop. engage your core.” on my jumping lunges


thoughts on this to be revealed “on the ‘morrow”

1* Blow the horn in Zion,

sound the alarm on my holy mountain!

Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble,

for the day of the LORD is coming!a

Yes, it approaches,

2a day of darkness and gloom,

a day of thick clouds!

Like dawn* spreading over the mountains,

a vast and mighty army!

Nothing like it has ever happened in ages past,

nor will the future hold anything like it,

even to the most distant generations.b

3Before it,* fire devours,

behind it flame scorches.

The land before it is like the garden of Eden,

and behind it, a desolate wilderness;

from it nothing escapes.c

4Their appearance is that of horses;

like war horses they run.

5Like the rumble of chariots

they hurtle across mountaintops;

Like the crackling of fiery flames

devouring stubble;

Like a massive army

in battle formation.d

6Before them peoples tremble,

every face turns pale.e

7Like warriors they run,

like soldiers they scale walls,

Each advancing in line,

without swerving from the course.

8No one crowds the other;

each advances in its own track;

They plunge through the weapons;

they are not checked.

9They charge the city,

they run upon the wall,

they climb into the houses;

Through the windows

they enter like thieves.

10Before them the earth trembles;

the heavens shake;

Sun and moon are darkened,

and the stars withhold their brightness.f

11The LORD raises his voice

at the head of his army;

How immense is his host!

How numerous those who carry out his command!

How great is the day of the LORD!

Utterly terrifying! Who can survive it?g
Return to the Lord

12Yet even now—oracle of the LORD—

return to me with your whole heart,

with fasting, weeping, and mourning.

13Rend your hearts, not your garments,

and return to the LORD, your God,

For he is gracious and merciful,

slow to anger, abounding in steadfast love,

and relenting in punishment.h

14Perhaps he will again relent

and leave behind a blessing,*

Grain offering and libation

for the LORD, your God.i

15Blow the horn in Zion!

Proclaim a fast,

call an assembly!j

16Gather the people,

sanctify the congregation;

Assemble the elderly;

gather the children,

even infants nursing at the breast;

Let the bridegroom leave his room,

and the bride* her bridal tent.

17Between the porch and the altar*

let the priests weep,

let the ministers of the LORD weep and say:

“Spare your people, LORD!

do not let your heritage become a disgrace,

a byword among the nations!

Why should they say among the peoples,

‘Where is their God?’”


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