Backblast, 4/10/21, AO Tarpit, 5:30 AM
Twelve brave PAX came out on an overcast warm morning for a beatdown at AO Tarpit. After a quick WOR of walking arm circles and Michael Phelps, high knees skips, grapevines and a short mosey, we partnered up at the track.
Thang one: Distance Dora
Broad Jump Burpees
Partner one ran a lap around the track while partner two made his way around the track doing Broad jump Burpees. Flapjack: partner two ran, partner one did broad jump burpees.
We repeated this pattern with Inchworm, Bear crawl, and then Lunges. Once partner two finished his run after his lunges, both partners walked together while reciting Ephesians 2:8 – “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God.”
Repeated as time allowed.
- Round 1: Using three pull up options at the playground we split into three teams. One person completed six side pull ups while the rest of the PAX completed slow merkins IC. We rotated through the pull ups twice.
- Round 2: Just four pull ups, first person at your station to get 50 merkins OYO ended the round.
Back at the flag. We completed 25 flutter kicks IC, then 22 more with PAX calling out the verse, Eph 2:8, in place of the count. One, two, three, By, one, two, three, grace, One, two, three, you, One, two, three, have, One, two, three, been, One, two, three, saved, etc.
NOR: Archive, Banks, Big Mac, DaVinci, Jolly, Katniss, Noodles, Panhandle, Saga, Shiplap, Tortuga (Q), Whittler.
COT: We lifted up Whittler who has an exam on Monday that he is continuing to study for this weekend, Noodles and his continued job search, and Saga who has some training today and a difficult classroom situation that will be coming to a head soon.
Moleskin: One way to think about grace is as God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense. By grace we have been saved. We have been adopted as God’s sons and been made co-heirs with Christ through nothing more than the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It was given freely, at a great cost. And it was not plan B. Earlier in Ephesians it says that we were “chosen in him before the foundation of the world.” Christ’s sacrifice to purchase our salvation was Plan A. This is the God we serve. Let’s live into that reality.
Good work on the verse, fellas. Keep it up.