Intro: When YHC is training for an event, his running pace is much faster than his M’s. When running together, leaving the M behind is not an option. Neither is sacrificing YHC’s own workout. So YHC deploys the “Tortoise and the Hare” routine. The M is the tortoise, usually running a steady 9:20 pace, YHC is the hare. The hare will do a designated # of reps of some exercise, then sprint to catch the tortoise. Each time the hare catches the tortoise, he drops for another set of exercises. The more reps the hare does, the faster and farther he has to sprint to catch the tortoise.
6 men made a conscious decision to be better than they were yesterday.
Warmup: 1/4 mile jog around the track.
Thang: Round 1: As the tortoise started running, the hares dropped down to complete 5 burpees, then sprint to catch the tortoise. When the tortoise was caught twice by the team of hares, a new tortoise stepped in. With each new tortoise, the reps were reduced by 1. This resulted in 30 burpees over a 1/2 mile run.
Round 2: The PAX performed various exercises, OYO, using a block. Once done, start moving down the track while performing a secondary exercise. The first man out becomes the tortoise. When all PAX are together again, repeat the exercise, reducing the reps by 1.
Blockees x5 – Cussack, x4 – Cussack, x3 – Cussack, x2 – Cussack, x1.
Derkins x5 – tri ext, x4 – tri ext, x3 – tri ext, x2 – tri ext, x1.
Single arm curls x10 – OHP, x9…x1.
Bent over rows x5 – Cussack…x1.
Mary: On the track – flutter kicks x30, jog, American hammer x20, jog, lateral crunches x30, jog.
Numberama, Namerama, Pledge, Announcements, Prayer Requests:
Devo: The seven deadly sins are lust, gluttony, wrath, pride, envy, sloth, and avarice (greed). Each deadly sin is realized by wanting too much. Lust is not only too much sexual desire, but sexual desire for someone who’s not ours. Gluttony is too much consumption. Wrath results from too much anger. Pride is too much self importance. Envy is wanting too much of what others have. Sloth is too much rest and non-production. And Avarice is simply wanting more than you need. We all wrestle with these deadly sins on some scale everyday.
My stumbling block is pride, which sounds odd because pride is normally a good thing. But pride becomes a problem, for example, when it causes a man to not admit when he is wrong. When it causes him to take on more than he can handle. When perceived disrespect or perceived injustice causes a man to hold a grudge or even exact revenge. For example…
Proverbs 11:2 says, “When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.” What’s the antithesis of destructive pride? Humility.
Not coincidentally, Aesop’s Fable, “The Tortoise and the Hare” recounts a race between the prideful and boasting hare and the humble tortoise. We all know how that turned out.