July 31, 2018

Pre-season Iron Pax Challenge at The Levee

THE SCENE: Glorious scene at The Levee. Larry was nowhere to be found. Low 70’s with the moon setting while the sun was rising. Many PAX were early, but Meter Maid was not late…he just didn’t show.


Successfully delivered.


Imperial Walkers x10IC
Daisy Pickers x10IC
Arm Circles x10IC
Merkins x10IC
10 Burpees IC (on a 6-count, which was executed with a little mumblechatter)
Mosey to pristine turf


Iron Pax Pre-season challenge was our first exercise. It was rough.

25 hand release Merkins
100 yd bear crawl
25 hand release Merkins
100 yd bear crawl
Wide Right was a little fussy about this challenge, claiming it was for “littler people” but nonetheless he participated. Afterwards he complained about having three shoulder surgeries, but he also has three championship rings, so no pain no gain.
We then proceeded to a modified Ciabatta, completing 25 second AMRAPS of the following exercises with a 12 second rest in between:
Hello Dolly
Imperial Walkers
Jump Lunges
Overhead Claps
Flutter Kicks
Russian Twists
100 yd sprint, 15 count rest
100 yd sprint, 15 count rest
It was so much, and Wide Right was still chattering, so we rinsed and repeated the 25 second AMRAP.
Mosey back to the flag


Dealer’s Choice –  Hello Dolly x20 IC (Pops), BBSU (Wide Right), one more that I can’t remember

Woody, C-Lo, Raven, Wide Right, Vector (FNG), Sparky, Backseat, Moneybags, Billy Blanks, Barney, Slicnut, Pops, 1040, Cheesesteak

We often look forward to working hard with the PAX in the gloom, but we ought to be living on mission all throughout the day. One of the obstacles to being on mission is the selfishness that comes with wanting our own way, which has been a particular struggle for me recently. 

Colossians 4:2-6 gives us instructions towards what our mission looks like:

Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison— that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak.

Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.

My two challenges are first to be thankful in prayer, which moves us towards gratitude instead of selfishness. Second, for our words to be gracious. That sounds feminine, but it’s not. It means we speak to people with dignity and respect, the way we want to be spoken to.  

Wide Right loves the mumblechatter, but it’s all in good fun. I’d love to Q a workout that silences him…but that might be a near impossible task.

GrowRuck…wish I could go.