#WOD4Maud

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  • When: 05/16/2020
  • QIC: Extinguisher
  • The PAX: Scholls, Twister, Botched, Feud, Tazz, Patch, Ollie, Clubber, Doink, Fixit, Green Eggs, Butcher, Aquaman, Pusher, McFly

This workout was dedicated to the senseless killing of a young black man in Brunswick, GA while he was out for a run — Ahmaud Arbery. The message is simple and profound: we’re called to love each other as we love ourselves. YHC explained his motivations for focusing on social issues as a black man and father to a young black man these are things YHC has to consider and think about, and teach his son to be aware of. But, we need to be better and be better at doing what we’re commanded to do: love each other. 

Warmup:

Disclaimers given, group took off on a 1 mile mosey as a group with YHC at the lead. Stopped at midway point for a 25 SSH IC (in honor of Ahmaud’s 25 years on this Earth). Continue to the mosey to berm

The Thang:

Pax setup with their coupon about 15 yards from the berm — we’re going to do to a ladder workout. 

10 ManMakers (with coupon) — drop coupon run up and over the berm, come back pick up the coupon and duck walk (or modify with lunges) 5 yards to cone

10 MM/15 KB swings (berm run, pick up coupon and duck walk 5 yards to next cone)

10 MM/15 KB swings/20 Bicep Curls (berm run, pick up coupon and duck walk 5 yards to next cone)

10 MM/15 KB swings/2o Bicep Curls/25 Coupon LBCs (berm run, pick up coupon and duck walk 5 yards to next cone)

10 MM/15 KB swings/2o Bicep Curls/25 Coupon LBCs/30 Russian Getups [like prisoner get up but with coupon added in] (berm run, pick up coupon and duck walk 5 yards to next cone)

10 MM/15 KB swings/2o Bicep Curls/25 Coupon LBCs/30 Russian Getups/40 coupon Flutter Kicks (berm run, pick up coupon and duck walk 5 yards to next cone)

10 MM/15 KB swings/2o Bicep Curls/25 Coupon LBCs/30 Russian Getups/40 coupon Flutter Kicks/50 Derkins (berm run, pick up coupon and duck walk 5 yards to next cone)

Mosey/walk (slowly because Pax is physically exhausted) back to the Flag

Message:

Killing of Ahmaud Arbery and how it has affected me being a black man. Wanted the Pax to gain understanding how hard it is to teach my 2.0 what to expect growing up as young black man and the “rules” on how to navigate life.  

Scripture: Jesus gave us two great commandments in Mark 12:30-31 —Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”

Prayer request Doink 2.0 turning 12 y.o., Extinguisher expecting grandson soon

Ended with Lords prayer & pledge 

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