The Hebrew Pyramid

Like MoD in Numbers this week, performing work on the actual pyramids was not an activity that God wanted the Israelites to replicate, but he did want them to remember the work and pain associated with it going forward. Hence, the Hebrew Pyramid.

In the warm and humid gloom, 9 pax met in the gloom to build the block pyramid.

Pax: Mad Bum, Poacher, Flying Tomato, Chitwood, Napalm, Bourne, Moneyball, Stryker, Josey


  • Windmill
  • Apolo Ohno Oh No!
  • Tie Fighters
  • Mucho Chesto
  • Mosey to Coupon Pickup

BEAT DOWN & DOWN PAINMENT: (Cinder block coupons)




5x Grave Diggers (Ground to coupon by ear, down to ground, back to ear, 4 count)

5x Merkins

5x Shoulder Taps (each side)

5x Block squats

5x blockies

5 yards block bear pees

5 yards murder bunnies


200 m group run

1 min rest

 Pyramid: 5-10-15-5

Announcements: None.

Prayer: Stryker led us out in prayer.

Moleskine: Another incredible life experience this week, flying in the rear seat of a F-15E with the 335thFighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Though the flying is different, these pilots fly on the edge every time the jets go in the air, pushing themselves and the jets to physical and structural limits. In training, these high intensity flight maneuvers allow them to build trust in their abilities, the jet’s capabilities, and the team, with whom they work. While these aircrew push and challenge right to the edge, they know their limits and those of the airplane. The airplane includes sensors and warnings that scream at the pilot – “Pull up, pull up.” Like the built-in features of the airplane, God provides limits to each of us and to us as teams to prevent us from our own overspeed, overtorque, over-G, or exceeding some other limitation. We have to know those limits and recognize them for what they are. It does not mean that we should not push to the limit, but it is just as important to know what the limits are. It is also important for us to push each other as teammates, but to look out for one another and hold each other to the limits that we sometimes cannot realize or react to fast enough.

So, remember – push yourself and your teammates to reach maximum potential and to train harder than is necessary, but know your limits and keep each other within these limits to prevent catastrophe.  

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