Lupercalia

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

  • I am not a professional
  • You are participating at your own risk
  • You are responsible for your own wellbeing
  • You are here voluntarily, and you are not paying to be here
  • Know your limits and do the best you can

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH IC X 20
Merkins IC X 15
Squats IC X 15
Speed skaters IC X 15
Fire hydrants X 15 each

THA-THANG:

  1. DOGS AND GOATS

    From Feb. 13 to 15, the Romans celebrated the feast of Lupercalia. The men sacrificed a goat and a dog, then whipped women with the hides of the animals they had just slain.

    Underdog X 20
    Mountain goats IC X 20
    Doggie Paddle IC X 20
    Werewolf X 10

    Rinse and repeat X 2

  2. LUPERCALIA LOTTERY

    The brutal fete included a matchmaking lottery, in which young men drew the names of women from a jar.

    The group stays in various hold positions while single PAX sprints to hat with various Roman ladies’ names in it. After choosing one name, PAX sprints back to the group and announces name with accompanying workout on the back.

    Caprasia – All sprint
    Drusilla – 20 body-builders
    Cornelia – 20 supermans
    Helvia – 25 merkins

    MARY:

Around the world ~5 min until finish

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
8 PAX | No FNG’s

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Humans tend to romanticize the past. We long to return to a bygone golden age of prosperity, purity, and coming of age. The reality is that our history isn’t always as desirable as we make it out to be. As we learn from the history of Valentines’ Day precursor, “Lupercalia” (which we have just reenacted), our origin stories often remind us not of human glory, but of human brokenness.

Today I am not calling us to resurrect a mythical golden age of the past (definitely not Lupercalia), nor am I calling us to celebrate the current cultural celebrations wholeheartedly without discernment (spending inordinate amount of money on superfluous cards/candy/blah). I am calling us to be men of wisdom—to know our history and to make intentional decisions about pursuing what is good, what is true, what is beautiful. We are not bound to our past or our present for that matter—God gives us the power and freedom to choose what is good and wise while we still have time:

“Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time.” (Col 4:5)

https://www.npr.org/2011/02/14/133693152/the-dark-origins-of-valentines-day

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Prayers offered for many –(1) Praise & rejoicing – Pirtle’s son Micah, Bruce’s wife (2) Prayers for strength in difficulty – Rabbit’s brother in law, Soybean’s mother & foster situation, et al.

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