3.17.2021 – AO Tar Pit – St. Patrick’s Day Special

Today’s Q was focused on remembering the man, the myth, the legend that brought us shamrocks, leprechauns, and a green Chicago River. 15 PAX showed up to walk the way of St. Patrick (Tar Pit style).

Motivators – IC
Tappy Taps – IC
Bat Wings – IC (forward arm circles, backward arm circles, seal claps, overhead claps)
Abe Vigodas – IC
Michael Phelps – oyo

While the PAX finished loosening up with their Michael Phelps, YHC gave a little history on the real St. Patrick. Born in the late 4th century AD to wealthy British parents, he was kidnapped at the age of 16 by Irish raiders and taken to Ireland (likely County Mayo near Killala). He spent 6 years in captivity there.

Thang 1: Slavery – to remember his time in captivity, the PAX performed the following exercises, then ran to the top of the ramp, performed 20 merkins, and then returned to the base. A total of 6 trips.
10 Blockbees
20 Goblet Squats
20 Thrusters
20 Upright Rows
20 Kettle Bell Swings
20 Grave Diggers (1 rep = both sides)

Thang 2: Escape to Freedom – Patrick was able to escape from his captors and trekked the ~200mi across Ireland and back to Britain. To remember this, the PAX went for a Scout Run around Lake Ellyn.

Thang 3: Study for the Priesthood – Upon return to Britain, Patrick began studying the Christian faith and, after ~15 years became a priest.
25 Coupon Curls
25 Overhead Presses
25 American Hammers (1 rep = both sides)

As time was running out, the PAX were unable to recreate Patrick’s return trip to Ireland to minister to the Christians and witness to the unbelievers.
Instead, we finished with 1 minute of Big Boi Situps AMRAP.

Name-o-Rama: Shiplap, Whittler, Gummi Bear, SAGA, Beaker, Katniss, Hotbox, Panhandle, Big Mac, T-Bone (respect), Da Vinci, Babe, Tortuga (respect), Banks, Crack (Q)

Moleskin: One thing to remember about St. Patrick the man: when he returned to Ireland, his focus was to minister to the small population of Christians who lived there as well as witness to the unbelievers. As we go about our days, we need to remember that our calling is not just to those who don’t know, but to those who do as well. Continue to lift up and support your brothers as you speak into the lives of those you interact with.