What’s a Palindrome? (Part Deux, Scrooge Edition)

When: 7/17/17

QIC: CDC

The Pax: Bobby B, Swan (RESPECT), Pinto, Belding (RESPECT), Big Worm, Squatter, Kingpin (RESPECT), Knobby, Spam (RESPECT), Spirit Fingers, Uhaul, Major Payne (RESPECT), Moped (RESPECT), Dunkin’, CDC (QIC)

Conditions: 75 degrees F, humid

The Thang

Disclaimer

COP

Warm-up Palindrome

Burpees x 10 OYO

Knerkins x 10 4CT IC

Through the Tunnel x 10 4CT IC

SSH x 10 4CT IC

Through the Tunnel x 10 4CT IC

Knerkins x 10 4CT IC

Burpees x 10 OYO

 

Mosey to Hoppa’s Yard

 

Merkin Palindrome

Merkin x 20

Lunge across Hoppa’s Yard

Hand Release Merkins x 20

Bear Crawl to back to start point

Knerkin x 20

Crawl Bear across Hoppa’s Yard

Hand Release Merkins x 20

Reverse Lunge (*Audible: Thanks Uhaul and Big Worm!) back to start point

Merkin x 20

 

Mosey to Playground

 

Leg’o’rama Palindrome

Flutterkicks x 20 4CT IC

Protractor

Boxcutters x 20 4CT IC

Squats x 25 OYO

Air Squared x 10 4CT IC

Squats x 25 OYO

Boxcutters x 20 4CT IC

Protractor

Flutterkicks x 20 4CT IC

 

Mosey to Picnic Tables

 

Pull-up Palindrome

5 pull-ups OYO

10 dips OYO

5 Burpees OYO

5 pull-ups OYO

5 Burpees OYO

10 dips OYO

5 pull-ups OYO

 

COT

Devo: Just 2 weeks ago I was discussing how Robby Ott was using every last breath to praise His name. I quoted a Bible verse:

Psalms 104:32: I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.

Robby’s life and mine have intersected multiple times. Robby and I played in a brass quintet together in college before he transferred to pursue youth ministry. April and my sister went to college together. Robby later became the youth minister at the church I grew up in Marion, where my sister, brother-in-law, and niece were members. Then, once I moved back to SC, we landed at his church in Florence. That is where we became better friends, our wives became friends, and even our children became friends.

A recurring theme when you hear about Robby, was his ability to encourage others, to be real with them, to hold them accountable, but to also see the best in them, to see all of their potential. There were plenty of times when he saw something in me that I could never see in myself. He was such a great person, loved by so many, because he reflected Jesus. Just as multiple people have said at The Garden Church and at Robby’s funeral, the best part about Robby, was Jesus.

2 weeks ago I said that I believe Robby will literally be telling people about Jesus until his last breath on this side of Eternity. Reeves (Dr. Phil) shared a story that April had told my wife recently about just that. A person involved in Robby’s medical journey throughout the years was one of the last people he witnessed to. A person that would be unlikely to follow Jesus told Robby that he promised to learn more about Him, because of Robby.

2 Timothy 4:7: I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

 Robby suffered well, he fought the good fight, and he finished well. I pray that all of us strive to do the same.

BOM: Knobby

Moleskin

Palindrome: A word, phrase, number, or other sequence of characters which reads the same backward or forward. Allowances may be made for adjustments to capital letters, punctuation, and word dividers (or F3 Exercises)

Today is 7/17/17…what an awesome palindrome (yes I can spell it)! With that date, I had to create another palindrome workout…the last one being over a year ago at Southpaw (remember that place?).

Prior to the workout, things were going great this morning. I left home “early”, with ample time to meet and greet prior to the workout. Then, on 3rd Loop, I saw blue lights. Fortunately, they weren’t chasing me down the road. Unfortunately, they were blocking my way to the AO. I had to backtrack and take an alternate path, but I still made it in time…phewww! Some PAX called into question whether those blue lights were real or not…Dunkin’ verified that a break in a water main was the culprit.

Today’s workout was a lot of fun with surprisingly little mumblechatter. YHC is too humble to believe it had to do with the difficulty of my workout as much as it probably was the increased concentration required to remember what the next exercise was supposed to be (or maybe it was just because Nurse Jackie wasn’t there…that takes away at least 75% of the PAX volume!). As always, it was an honor to get to lead you this morning Brothers!

Announcements/Prayers

  • Continue to keep the Ott family in your prayers during this time of grieving.
  • Praise that Robby is no longer suffering.
  • Prayers for Dizzy and family as they take a well-deserved vacation to Disney World. (If someone can figure out a way for Mickey to make him do burpees…please make it happen!)The+palindrome_fa618e_4282449

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