Fitness, Fellowship, Faith

Day: November 13, 2023

Veteran’s Day Hero WODs

It started out a little rainy but who are we to complain with men and women risk their lives for days like today in much worse situations.

Pledge of Allegiance

Move to shelter to warm up and complete the first of two Hero WODS. Unfortunately we had no Veterans in attendance. A disclaimer was given about giving it your all because there are men and women who gave their lives for us.

Hero WOD one is the “PAZ” – Cash in with a 1,000 meter run then go into 22 minutes of AMRAP of 23 squats, 7 burpees and 14 push-ups. Cash out with another 1,000 meter run. During the work we kept a look out for FIA as we were on their turf. Two showed so we moved to finish.

With about 20 minutes left we moseyed to the Fighting Yank to attempt the “Donald L. Wheeler Jr.” hero WOD – 13 rounds for time of 13 squats, 13 push-ups, 13 reverse crunches and 13 dips. I think we got about 6-7 rounds in before time was called. I hope everyone else was as smoked as I was.

Lunch 11/15, Lodge Belmont
Trail relay 11/18, George Poston park
Frisbee tournament Thanksgiving morning, George Poston park
Convergence 12/2 at the Yank
Christmas Party 12/2

New grand baby soon for Brutus

A pleasure to lead this morning

Ground Assault

What a great morning for a run or ruck. This is a 50 minute AO and YHC need all of those minutes today. Fannie Mae showed up a little late but caught up pretty quickly he has been putting in a ton of work. The ruckers had a great time too.

Pledge of Allegiance

Lunch 11-15 noon at The Lodge Belmont
F4 Trail run at George Poston Park, see Freight
Frisbee football tournament Thanksgiving morning 0700, see Freight
Christmas Party 12-2, see slack for signup sheet

Montana continued healing
Anchorman’s friends 15 month old nephew

YHC prayed.

Sky Q is never at a loss for anything… so why should we ever be?

Pax showed up… some ran, some rucked. Those who showed up beat the fartsack.


Often times when asked to prepare a devotion, or something like this to talk about… I lean heavily into the thing that helps me most. And that’s the Sovereignty of God.

Basically there are no limits for God. He breathed the world into being. He said things and they happened. He’s done this for centuries even outside of creation. There’s not one single thing that goes on that was not known by Him. He’s never helpless, never frustrated, never at a loss for anything… so why should we ever be? When we’re in Christ it’s the most secure, peaceful, and free feeling we will probably have in this life before Christ comes back.

Proverbs 16:1 says, “The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.” In that same chapter, verse 33 says, “The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.”. In the new testiment, after Judas committed suicide, Peter led 120 believers to cast lots to decide who should become an apostle in place of Judas. Barsabbas and Matthias became the two candidates. The remaining aposals prayed to God, asking who to choose… they cast lots again, and Matthias was chosen.

Now, if God is in control of everything… then that means every horrible and sinful thing is ultimately governed by God. That seems in correct… but if you think about it… the center of the solution is a choice to be made about the cross. God’s plan predestined everything into what took place to kill Jesus, some of the most horrible sins ever committed. But He planned it so that we might be saved from those sins… so that Jesus’ sacrifice would have weight to it.

This all might sound pretty heavy for a Monday morning, at around 6am… but just know… God knows you, and loves you… he’s got every part of your life in the palm of his hand. If you have any feelings of helplessness, frustration, or are at a loss… know that God is with you and will never leave you or forsake you.


We all know the announcements (though, you could call a Q fail because I didn’t meantion any… Q-fail and ComzQ-fail  #hatetoseeit).

Prayer Requests:

  • Wirenut’s Mom – putting in a pic line for an IV
  • Wichita’s Dad  – recovering from a fall… broken ribs, etc…
  • Pallbearer’s M – being let go from her job (along with others)… pray she is able to find something else quickly before the first of the year.
  • Rum Runner’s Family – pray for peace and comfort after the loss of a loved one.
  • Pray for Turtle Man and his family
  • Pray for Huckleberry
  • Pray for Oompa Loompa – stage 3 renal failure
  • Stogie’s M and school admins – stress and stomach ulcers

The Storm

Warm up:


10 Gravel Pickers IC

10 Imperial Walkers IC

10 Merkins IC

20 Squats OYO

Moseyed to the back of the school at the back of the parking lot we did Route 66

One way we did Merkins and lunged in between parking spots

On the way back we did Squats and bear crawled in between parking spots.

Mosey back to the front of the school to parking lot closes to the school. Here he performed four corners and stacked the following exercise at each corner.

10 CDD

20 Arm Haulers

30 Big Boys

40 Monkey Humpers.

Back at the start we went in reverse and did performed the following excercise at there respective corner without stacking excercise.

40 Monkey Humpers

30 Big Boys

20 Arm Haulers

10 CDD.

We finished at the back entrance of the school.  Here we performed 1 round of Tabata 20 seconds of work with 10 seconds of rest of the following exercise for two rounds.


Step Ups



Time running low we moseyed back to the start for some core work

25 Flutters IC

25 American Hammers

25 Heels to Heaven

25 Reverse Crunch

25 Scissors

Time 6:15 am


Prayer Request


I took us out in prayer.  Thank you for the opportunity to lead.  SYITG.

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