As YHC was planning the weinke for Midoriyama, he decided to back off on the Burpees and Block work and go with a workout that is truly a you vs. you type workout. YHC was able to post at the Goat last November and Dolph led the PAX with the VERN. It’s simple but very effective, and all PAX can push as hard (or not as hard)as they want to. 6 men posted at Midoriyama for a VERN in the rain and mud.
- SSH x 15 IC
- Mountain Climbers x 15 IC
- Abe Vigodas x 10 IC
- Imperial Walkers x 15 IC
Mosey to the playground for the VERN. It consists of:
- 10 Pullups then Mosey around parking lot between Turd Shack and Field #4 back to playground
- 20 Dips then Mosey the loop again
- 25 Merkins then Mosey the loop again
- 30 LBC’s the Mosey the loop again
Rinse and Repeat the whole circuit until time’s up (roughly 40 minutes)
PAX completed 5+ circuits before time was called.
Everyone pushed hard through the workout. Lil’ Sweet seems to insist on wearing his work clothes to the workouts. He swears they are comfortable. YHC is doubtful. Our Nantan was latched to Canteen’s hip for 95% of the workout. They pushed each other the whole duration. Wojo, great work sir. He pushed through the whole workout and never stopped. He also had enough in the tank for a jailbreak back to the flag at the end! Thanks to Broke for pushing YHC and never letting up. We also had plenty of 2nd F discussing the ups and downs of raising daughters (he has 2, YHC has 1).
4/7/18 Gashouse 50 mile AO run. 4 man teams. Will be great 1st and 2nd F opportunities.
4/14/18 Community Foundation 5K Downtown Gastonia.
4/21/18 Christina Latini 8k, Huntersville, NC
Numerous 2nd F events being set up by Sargento. T-Claps, sir!
Prayer requests: Sly is in Afghanistan. Prayers for him and his M (ToolTime’s 2.0) The separation is hard on a marriage. YHC knows, he’s been there. Worldwide’s 2.0 is being tested for neurological issues. Def Leppard’s 2.0 as well along the same lines as Worldwide’s 2.0.
YHC led us out in prayer.
YHC read Mark 4: 35-41 this morning. It’s the story of Jesus and the disciples encountering a storm while crossing the sea of Galilee. As they were crossing, a furious squall came up, and the boat was taking on water. Jesus was asleep in the back of the boat. The disciples woke him up and said “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” Jesus got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves “Quiet! Be still!” The wind died down and it was completely calm.
YHC admitted that in his past, he has been the one to accuse the Lord of “being asleep in the boat” while YHC was going through a storm in his life. Of course, the Lord brought YHC through the storm. When things head south in our lives and the storm rages, He is with you. He will take care of you. We have to trust Him and have the faith to remember He loves us. The storms in our lives are intended to strengthen our faith and mold us into who He wants us to be (which is more like His Son). He’s in the boat with us, and he will land us safely at His intended destination.
YHC has heard this story a hundred times, but something resonated in it this time like never before. YHC also noticed that the disciples were a tight knit group serving the Lord and others around them. Sounds a whole lot like a shield lock to YHC! AYE!
Keep the shield lock tight and keep EH’ing others in!
Until the next time,