8 wind-sailers guided their cars into The Creek parking lot and fired up a party that went something like this…
Mosey around the church building and back to the far part of the parking lot
COP – All IC – 20 SSHs, 10 merkins, 20 helicopters, 10 merkins, 20 flutter kicks, 10 merkins, 20 copperhead squats, 10 merkins, 10 don quixotes, arm circles, 10 merkins
Mosey to the cross at the other end of the parking lot and back to the same place.
Pair up – one partner exercises while the other runs to the cross & back. The cumulative exercises were 100 merkins, 200 two count mountain-climbers, 300 squats, 400 LBCs, 500 SSHs. Help the rest of the PAX finish.
Mosey to the cross
All IC – 20 American hammers, 20 freddy mercuries, 20 flutter kicks
Numberama, Namerama, Announcements, YHC took us out.
- Breaking bread is open
- Support TYA in prayer and encouragement for his upcoming 100 miles this weekend!
YHC didn’t know what to expect with the wind gusting as he left the house. The workout was planned and Hardywood had sent a text asking for YHC to “bring it” so he didn’t want to disappoint.
YHC had the opportunity to climb and summit Mt Rainier (14,411 ft) in Washington State in 2009. The climb required perseverance in both the many months of training and the actual days of the climb. YHC remembered the challenge of the wind on that climb and used that as inspiration for this morning’s beat down.
The PAX gathered in the parking lot and ChowDAH shared how Opus had challenged him to show up. Opus was nowhere to be seen by 5:28 am and the PAX started barking about the pump-fake challenge. But then Opus rolled in with fight in his eyes.
The Mountain pushed the PAX to persevere and fight (you against you!). YHC intentionally chose the running to go from the far end of the parking lot to the cross on the other end. YHC shared how much he called upon God during his ascent of Mt Rainier and he encouraged the PAX to call upon whatever higher power they believed in for help. For YHC, he looks to Jesus and his perseverance with staying on the cross to achieve the victory over everything that stands between us and God. The sprints to the cross encouraged me. The rest of the PAX appeared to receive the same encouragement along the way.
The original plan was to have 200 American hammers but Recess had another plan. He raised his hand during YHC’s description of The Mountain. YHC called on him like it was elementary school and Recess said, “Hey, shouldn’t we have mountain climbers as part of this?” Kaboom! Request granted… 200 two count mountain climbers were substituted in!
Hardywood and Opus paced the “climb.” Some of the 2.0s disappeared behind bushes and cars at various points but they didn’t give up. They may have needed some entertainment or a change-of-pace.
The wind added extra fun to the running portion. In fact, the wind added extra fun to everything!
This morning provided yet another adventure with F3!