Always 70 and Sunny
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The Greatest of Birthday Gifts…Burpees!


Despite deceptively cold weather, four faithful Gridiron warriors participated in all 3 F’s this glorious Saturday morning.  Here is how it went down:

  • Pregame – the PAX continued its study of 2 Peter 1 by looking at a series of verses on self-control:
    • Why self-control is important – Galatians 5:16-24
    • Where we find self-control – 1 Corinthians 10:13, 2 Timothy 1:7, Zechariah 4:6, Philippians 4:13
    • Why we need self-control – Titus 1:8, Proverbs 25:28
    • Words of Encouragement – 1 Timothy 6:12
  • COP
    • 30 SSH
    • 25 IW
    • 20 DQ
    • 20 merkins
    • 20 LBC
    • 15 pickle pounders
    • 15 crab cakes
    • 15 monkey humpers
    • Arm circles – 10 big/5 small, forwards and backwards
  • Mosey to the grassy knoll for 10 minutes of burpees
  • 30 APD
  • Mosey to the playground for a jerkin ladder – 7,6,5,4,3,2,1
  • Mosey to football field for a arc loader
    • Bear crawl
    • Crab walk
    • High knee skip
    • Lunges
    • Bunny hops
    • Crawl bears
    • Karaokes
  • Triple check – 200 yard run, WWII sit-ups, deep squats
  • Mosey to pavilion for 25 dips, 25 step-ups (left leg), 25 dips, 25 step-ups (right leg)
  • COT with YHC taking us out
  • 3rd F – breakfast at Einsteins


  • Punisher will be 6:30 PM on Monday night. Come to Holden Elementary for a workout after the sun goes down.
  • Circus Maximus will be starting at 7:00 am on Thanksgiving morning. Kettle bells before your favorite turkey trot.  Take note and make it a reality.

Today we celebrated the birthday of Earthworm, a “respected” member of the PAX.  What does one give a man who already has so much (great wife, good job where he is his own boss, 2 sons and a soon-to-be daughter-in-law, ability to write a BB in Latin, etc.)?  The answer – burpees and more burpees.  It is the gift that keeps on giving.  For some reason, I have not yet gotten my thank you note.  I am waiting.  I know it is coming.  You’re welcome EW; I know it was your favorite gift!

We had a few folks out today with injuries and travel.  It was quiet without White Deer.  I do not know which excuse Nightcrawler qualified for.  I am assuming that Friday night wine consumption played a role.

“A man without self control is like a city broken into and left without walls.”  (Proverbs 25:28)

God is good all the time.  Remember to give thanks this week.  We have much to be grateful for.



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