Conditions: Perfect- 58*
PAX: GreaseTrap, Offshore, Tortoise, Floppy Disk, Calf Killer, D’mish O Nuts, Vegemite, Backlash, FTTAL, Dr. Smartt, Bagger Vance, Razorback, CCR, Yardsale, Boone’s Farm, Umbrella, Tool Time, BigStick, White Russian, MP, Cowboy, Black Widow, Tiny Dancer, Right Said, Olan Mills, Bicentennial Man, Hot N Ready, Cold Call, Princess Aurora, Lumberg, BigBang (QIC), Funyuns (QIC)
32 PAX converged at Stairway to Heaven to honor the fallen and survivors of 9/11. 5 Ruckers started at 4:45, then joined the other PAX at 5:15. The mumble chatter was great before the start. FTTAL was living up to his name as he was giving YHC a hard time about my South GA accent. YHC believes he’s just jealous of the charming southern accent. We stated things a little differently because of time restrictions and we knew many PAX would have to prevac before the 6:30 stop time.
5:15- PAX circled around Old Glory for the Disclaimer then recited the Pledge of Allegiance led by BigBang. YHC then gave a few words of remembrance and encouragement before leading the PAX in prayer. BigBang explained the Thang, then the PAX hit the stairs.
The Thang: 110 Flights of Stairs with Burpees
9 burpees at the top followed by 11 burpees at the bottom
RnR x 10 = 110 Flights
NM: We gathered today to remember the 2,977 men and women who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. We also remember the thousands of people involved with the cleanup after the attacks who have lost their lives as a result of sickness/cancer from the asbestos and other carcinogens in the rubble. We remember the thousands of soldiers who have lost their lives in the wars as a result of the attacks. We honor the many families who were and continue to be directly impacted by the many lives lost. We honor the many men and women who suffered life altering injuries on that day and in the ensuing wars. We honor the many men and women who continue to fight, to protect, to keep us safe on a daily basis.
Today, our workout was just a small token to help us remember and honor those men and women. We need to strive to remember and honor them each day. We do this by living the best life that we possibly can each day. Enjoy our families, our friends, our coworkers, our community each day! Serve others each day! Serve God each day! Today, choose to love God and love others!
We are also reminded to be alert. Keep our eyes and ears open as we strive to protect our families and neighbors. This is most important as we fight the spiritual battle against Satan and his angels.
“Be sober, be watchful: your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:”
1 Peter 5:8 ASV
“Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Wherefore take up the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and, having done all, to stand.”
Remember, honor, serve, watch, protect, enjoy, love, attack each day!