Braving Battling Time

DATE: 2022-03-18
AO: Patriot
Q: Fish Fry
PAX: citrus, Jenner, Lucius, 2 percent, Lazlo, Sunshine, Shake and Bake, Flipper, CableGuy, Booking, Big Short, Ice Tea, Spokes, Anchor Man, Elvis FNGs: None
COUNT: 16
WARMUP: Hillbillies, Michael Phelps, Mountain Man Poopers, Motivators, Downward Dog
THE THANG: Started with 10 exercises incrementing 5 reps each time. As we complete a round, we reduce the number of exercises 10, 9, 8, until we ran out of time. The set of exercises was the following:

5 Never surrenders
10 Merkins
15 LBCs
20 Shoulder Taps
25 Mountain Climbers
30 lunges
35 flutter kicks
40 squats
45 SSH
50 superman pull ups

We made it through 4 complete rounds.

MARY: J-Lo’s
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Ao world tour in May. See @Lazlo for details.
Backpacking trip to Dolly Sods, WV April 29-May 1. See the #backpacking channel for more details. COT:
Today’s circle of trust was inspired by Red Baron, 63 year old father of one of the Pax at Olympus. He lead us through this workout after his son had done the first half and killed us. I was inspired to hope that I could be like him at that age. But I also know that age is a battle that we will all gradually lose. I was reminded of a quote from the Battle of Maldon, an elegy of loss by the Anglo Saxons who defended their homeland against the Vikings in 997. The line is “Will shall be the sterner, heart the bolder, spirit the greater as our strength lessens.” This workout was about maintaining strength over time. But the broader lesson today is we are all fighting a battle we will lose against age. As it says in the bible in 2 Cor 4:16, So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. Encouragement today is for us as brothers to also encourage our growth in Spirit and trust in God to renew our inner strength so that we finish well.

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