A chilly 24 degrees this morning – feels at least 5 degrees lower when at The Hill though, amirite.
PAX: Boy Band, Too Tall, Big Stick, Hot N Ready, Yard Sale, Money Shot, Frugal, Pop-A-Lock, Red Skull, Tampa Libra, Prevac, Black Lung.
Warmups with SSH, Good Mornings, WMH, and Hillbillies. Passed out a paper to each team with a verse from the Bible (NIV, even though Too Tall requested The Message). Instructions were given to memorize your team verse, although many folks proclaim they did not hear said instructions. No worries, everyone nailed it and points given freely!
Frugal “lost the keys” so sled sprints were nixed. No worries, head to the playground hill where instructions were given for 10 situp+glute bridges, backpedal up the hill, five 8-count bodybuilders – AMRAP for 6 minutes. I said instructions were given, doesn’t mean they were necessarily followed.
Hit the weight room where each member had 5 minutes to warm up to their personal 5 rep max with goblet squats. An impressive display of strength gents!
Next, grab a jump rope and 25lb plate and head to the Tampa-theatre (TM).
One member does weighted merkins to failure while the others jump rope. Count each rotation, subtract 5 for each trip. Points for both jump ropes and merkins.
Each team grabs a 20 and 10lb med ball for Spartans. Team White graciously loaned Black Lung to Team Blue to allow even the numbers. Each two-person team races to 100 total reps, so again there were two chances to win points here.
No time for deadlifts (sorry BadBoy), clean up, hit the parking lot to recite the memorized verse, count off, and prayer. YHC almost overlooked the count off and was firmly put in his place.
All 3 teams nailed their verse, pasted below for reference. All 3 verses touch on the heart. YHC has been convicted this week that the enemy is real and there is a literal war taking place on the battlefield of your heart. YHC encourages you all to focus on your heart this week, protect it, point it towards the Kingdom, and when the battles wear on you remember that we can lean on the Father to stand and fight with us.
Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.
May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD