Invictus – Catapult

Invictus – Catapult

Workout Date:

08/15/2019

QIC:

Kiwi

PAX:

Rocky Top, Texas Ranger, Picachu, O’Douls, Kiwi

The Thang:

AO: Catapult

Conditions 79 still Muggy

Arrived early, set up and as I finished in rode Texas Ranger closely followed by Picachu and O’Douls.  Rocky Top was a last minute addition and glad to have him.  I missed an invite for an FNG he seems to be DR on VACATION so will hit him up in a couple of weeks. Picachu and O’Douls also mentioned missing Single Barrel who is a regular and we assumed is probably DR/Vacation and enjoying some single barrel.

Disclaimer

Followed by Picachu quizzing the Q on the mission of F3 which with a little help from O’Douls I was able to recite.  I then quickly covered 5 principles.

Told all a little about the Invictus name which means unconquerable and is a poem by William Ernest Henley – more to come..

Warm up

20SSH

15 TTT (mumble chatter/giggling because Q is already winded)

15 FLBAC

15 RLBAC

15 Squats

on six – 20 flutters

Moseyed around the church (Q got lost on one of the baseball fields and all thought we were fence jumping) and over to coupon pile which is now in snake heaven – no one willing to go get coupons except Picachu – he said he eats snakes for breakfast and was hoping to find one.  Moseyed over to field for some four corner fun. Now Catapult – golden rule is no running or burpees but being as I was feeling my rugby roots and Texas Ranger is training for the mini I offered a diagonal through the middle of our 40 yards X 80 yard square as a run option. Eye glare mumble chatter

Four corners were as follows with PAX doing four rounds of 40, 30, 22 (honor), 10 reps at each corner with various types of moseying, running, bear crawling, and football shuttles in between.

1. Squats – thought about jump squats and glad this was a fleeting thought (at least personally).

2. Various Coupons including logs  for curls and overhead presses. Initially some (O’Douls / Picachu) thought this was either/or but I gladly informed them it was both 🙂  (kudos to Rocky Top for taking on the log for his overhead presses) – not sure if any others attempted this I was to busy to notice.

3. Merkins

4. BBSU or LBC – I think all took the second option

All four stations totally 400 + exercises with fun in between. A shout of invictus meant stop for a 10 count and I believe I was the only one who shouted so I was proud of the unconquerable spirit of all!  Q suppose to lead but found myself needing a little help not to be left behind. I think it was the couple of diagonal sprints early on when I was feeling my oats.

10 count back to coupon pile and mosey back for some stretching.  Lots of mumble chatter around all getting on hands and knees in parking lot for back stretches – sheesh.

Finished up with the following INVICTUS POEM

OUT OF THE NIGHT THAT COVERS ME, BLACK AS THE PIT FROM POLE TO POLE, I THANK WHATEVER gods (we thank the LORD) MAY BE FOR MY CONQUERABLE SOUL

IN THE FELL CLUTCH OF CIRCUMSTANCE I HAVE NOT WINCED NOR CRIED ALOUD.  UNDER BLUDGEONINGS OF CHANCE MY HEAD IS BLOODY, BUT UNBOWED.

BEYOND THIS PLACE OF WRATH AND TEARS, LOOMS BUT THE HORROR OF THE SHADE, AND YET THE MENACE OF THE YEARS FINDS AND SHALL FIND ME UNAFRAID.

IT MATTERS NOT HOW STRAIT THE GATE (reference Matthew 7:13-14), HOW CHARGED WITH PUNISHMENTS THE SCROLL,

I AM THE MASTER OF MY FATE,

I AM THE CAPTAIN OF MY SOUL.

This poem written by William Henley while he suffered in a Scottish Hospital with Tuburcular arthritis and loss of his leg as a young man has been a blessing to many including Nelson Mandela while suffering for 27 years under hard labor in prison during Aparthied.  It helps us remember that God tells us in Romans 5:3-5 that we should glory in our sufferings because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

COT

Count-O-Rama – 5

Name – O-Rama

Prayer Requests

O’Douls – kids going back to school next week

Pray also for teachers – reminded by Rocky Top (who is a teacher)

Silent Prayers

F2 – Bling’s upcoming putt putt outing

IronPAX – six signed up now

 

 

 

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