Spring-boarding from the April 3rdQ (the brick cell phone) today was about (another brick in) the wall.
The Pax: Vault, Seeker, Kaffee, Goblin, Neo, Aruba, Three Rivers, Scout, Guinness, and Flying Tomato
Side Straddle Hops Windmill Good mornings
The Thang: To the wall: We began with 20 step ups, then moved to the ‘tall’ side and did another 20 step ups. Seeker called the Incline Mountain climbers on the wall so we did 20 In Cadence (IC), then 20 4-count Derkins IC, 20 4-count LBCs, 20 4-count Incline Merkins and finished the wall work up with 20 4-count LBD’s.
The pax then sauntered around the block to the playground for: 30 Four count American Hammers, 20 LBC’s IC, 20 Long Slow Flutter, 20 WWII Sit ups and 20 heels to heaven
To the Wall: 20 step ups, then moved to the ‘tall’ side and did another 20 step ups, 20 Split lunges, 20 4-count Merkins IC, 15 Incline Merkins…then the Q had to hold plank to get enough strength for the final 5, 20 4-count Incline Merkins and finished the wall work up with 20 4-count LBD’s.
Back to the playground for 30 Four count American Hammers, 20 LBC’s IC, 20 Long Slow Flutter, 6” holds, 20 WWII Sit ups and 20 heels to heaven, 20 Hello Dolly’s and 10 each Swerkins while the other pax held plank.
To the Wall: 10 step ups, 10 Split lunges, 20 4-count wall Merkins (whole body on the wall – similar to a Ranger merkin) and finished the wall work up with 20 4-count LBD’s.
To the basketball court where we finished the morning out with plank and various positions of it before collapsing and beginning the name-o-rama.
Announcements; We lift up Hammerhead who is racing today in Virginia. Also, keep spreading the word about the 100 Moore Men effort. We are at 63 out of 100 men needed and 5 June will be upon us sooner than we know.
With heavy arms, or weak shoulders we huddled around the COT and Squirrel prayed us out thanking God for our 2.0’s and their exuberance.
Walls. We put them up, we surround ourselves with them to protect us, we tear them down, we break through them, we go over-around-beside them. These walls we create or are presented with….we sometimes ask for relief from. At some point we have or will all desire relief from something, the reasons can range from the smallest to the huge; going through divorce, loss of job, abuse, a wayward child, illness, low-self esteem….etc.
We react to our own walls as challenges to overcome or as challenges to avoid. The affects of life’s adversities/traumas/etc. can be difficult to face. AND, when we pause and reflect on these walls we have broken through they can be like the refiner’s fire which removes the impurities, the excess crap we carry around needlessly and it makes us realize what is important. F3 has helped YHC to slowly break down, break through walls of my own creation. Some days I only chip away at the mortar, other days it’s punching big holes in the wall….and I have to admit, some days I rebuild the wall myself. Thanks men, for going to the wall time and again with me.