November 19, 2018

Punishment for Beating a Time Hack?

THE SCENE:    Felt to be a warm 50 with a light misting similar to the crisp organic free range veggie aisle at Whole Paycheck.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:  Done x 2 for Shoestring who appeared he had to run to The Berm but was probably a bit late due to all the parking spots being filled up.

SSH x 25 IC, Merkins x 15 IC


  • Indian Run, 1 mile loop with a time hack
  • Punishment threatened if the target time wasn’t made
  • Indian Run completed at the 9 minute mark a full minute before the targeted time of 10.  (all in except for the six who needed a hand from a true HIM)
  • PAX rewarded by the option of a 100 yd sprint or 5 burpees IC.  Each of the 17 PAX had to decide whether to lead the group in a 100 yd sprint or a set of Burpees x 5 IC.
  • The ‘notasport’ field witnessed approx. 9 100 yd sprints and 40 IC burpees.
  • “the punishment would have been the choice of a down and back sprint (200 yds) or 10 IC burpees.”
  • Mosey to the pull up bars.  PAX preformed 3 sets of stacked chin ups and step ups.  set 1: 1 chin up, 1 step up (paired steps = 1), set 2: 3 chin ups, 3 step ups, set 3: 6 chin ups,  6 step ups.

American Hammer x 25 IC, ABCs IC, Pickle Pavement Pounders x 15 IC, Flutter Kicks x 25 IC, Guantanamo Bay x 2 rounds

17 PAX, 0 FNGs
“True love is this; to lay down one’s life for another.”

How can we live this out in our day-to-day lives?  What does this mean for us 21st century men?

I immediately think of the stories of courageous solders jumping on grenades and saving the lives of their comrades.  However, most of us will never be put in the position where we have the opportunity to save someone’s life by sacrificing our own.  Or do we?

We have opportunities each day to live unselfishly to ‘die to self’, to serve, and to put the needs of others above our own.  We could live this life for ourselves, amassing material goods, striving for renown, and running after things that please us.  Or we could prioritize our wives, our children, our friends, our co-workers, and the needs of the stranger above our own.  In this way we ‘lay down our life’ and sacrifice our own comforts, pleasures, and desires.

As we grow in a relationship with Christ we die to ourself and take up our cross to live our lives for HIM out of gratitude and as a good servant serving a good Lord.

So, I challenge us to sacrifice our lives today and watch the 2.0’s while the M goes grocery shopping, turn off Slack, put down our phones, and play with the 2.0’s.  Call a brother and share a kind word.  The things that the Spirit is prompting you to do but the ‘business’ of life reprioritizes these that should be the priority.

Damn, it was nice to see a crowd roll out today.  The mumblechatter was excellent, we had fun.  The fellowship definitely pushes one to accelerate.  There’s something about shared suffering that really grows ones relationships with others.

Prayers requested for OP’s family relations who just lost a loved one, Bailout’s employee who experienced a robbing, Photoshop’s aunt who is undergoing surgery, and Plan B’s co-worker that he would experience God in a convicting way.