Seven PAX decided to get the workweek off to a good start by rolling out of the fartsack and posting at the newest AO in Gaston County, Mt. Hollywood. Everyone was a regular so only a short disclaimer given before we go to work.
Quick warmup of Imperial Walkers, SSH’s and Morrocan Nightclubs all x10IC. Said the pledge and headed down Catawba Ave to the BB&T on the corner where we got started with The Thang:
Walls of Jericho – 7 reps of 7 exercises then a lap around the building and parking lot repeated 7 times. Exercises were Hip Slappers, WWI’s, Squats, Derkins, American Hammers, Seal Jacks and Mike Tyson’s.
We took a few minutes to recover and discussed what we can learn from the bible story about the walls of Jericho and how they fell. The massive wall surrounding the city seemed to be indestructible and the strategy laid down by God probably seemed foolish to the people…. You want us to march silently around the city once a day for six days, and then, after seven circuits on the seventh day, shout and blow our horns? Say what??? But Joshua was obedient to the plan given to him by God and the people followed the instructions exactly as they were laid out for an easy victory. When we are obedient to God’s commands we will achieve victory, no matter how foolish his plan may seem to us, he will always deliver us when we are faithful. The problem we have is that we make life difficult by seeking to do what WE want and not what HE wants.
Now back to our regularly scheduled programming.
Mosey over to Central Ave and head back toward the start. Orangeman and Sister Act are starting to get restless due to the fact that we haven’t heard a train and YHC has yet to call any burpee’s. Gotta keep the PAX happy so we gathered up at the entrance to Rankin Elementary to practice the monthly challenge – Contra Burpee’s. Start with one at first light pole and add one at each pole all the way to the corner.
Short mosey over to the auditorium for the last part of the workout. Deep Sea Divers, Calf Raises and Dips on the steps.
Just enough time left for a couple of rounds of Mary which consisted of Corkscrews, Crab Cakes and Bobby Hurley’s.
3rd F at Grits and Greens in Lowell on Wednesdays at 6:30pm
CSAUP relay on August 25th – If you want to sign up you need to let Pizza Man know ASAP.
2nd F cookout at Sargento’s on August 25th (M’s only, no 2.0’s) – Let Sargento know if you are planning to attend.
Nomads heading to CSPAN convergence on August 18th – Freight is getting clown car together
Folsom 2.0 workout on August 18th
Tubing on August 18th – Contact Freight for details
JJ5k on September 22nd at Common Grounds in Stanley
Speed for Need – Stop Soldier Suicide 5k/10k in Belmont September 22nd
Special Olympics Burpee-thon on October 6th
Prayer Requests and YHC took us out.
Strong work from everyone this morning. Sister Act continues to post all over the county, Dr. Seuss and Orangeman are two of the most steady, hard working guys in F3, Tiger is battling an injury but still posted and pushed through, Gilligan is back and pushing the rock and Gold Digger continues to do his energizer bunny impersonation. I appreciate the push and opportunity to lead this morning.