5 pax and a crazy mother rucker (Magoo) made it out to Foxhole today.
There were a lot of reps to be done and it was pretty chilly. But we came, we saw, we conquered. We managed to burn out our chest, shoulders, arms, legs, and abs.
Plus, as an added bonus, everyone got to see me for a few minutes!
Winner, winner, chicken dinner!
Here’s how it went down…
- 38 and chilly
Disclaimer & Warmup:
- SSH x 25 (IC)
- Merkins x 20 (OYO)
- Walker x 15 (IC)
- BBSU x 20 (OYO)
- TTT x 10 (IC)
- Burpees x 10 (OYO)
- LAC x 10 both ways (IC)
- Get blocks & Head to small stairs
This Will Not Feel Good:
- Partner up
- One partner reps, while other runs across lot and up hill to school, return
- MUST go in order listed below… No skipping around
- 100 Merkins
- 100 Overhead press
- 100 curls
- 100 bench press
- 100 squats (block to the ground)
- 100 Smurf Jacks
- 100 lunges
- 200 LBC
- 200 Ray Charles
- 200 Freddie Mercury
- 50 Burpees
- Return your blocks
Crawl Yo Ass to the Shovel Flag
- A Very Foxy Christmas…. Foxhole Christmas Gathering in the works. It sounds like a restaurant is the best option and Zorba’s has been mentioned a couple of times as the destination. Over the next few days study your calendars and we can nail down a date that works for the majority and get a head count so we can get a private room reserved. Possible gift exchange idea… the best gift $5 can buy!
- Speedtrap and The Roost are collecting money to adopt a family/kids. Reach out to SeeSaw with questions or to donate.
- Still looking for mentors, only takes 30 minutes each week. Consider doing this to help some kids in the Chapin area that could use some male attention.
- Plan B – Friend/coworker breast cancer diagnosis, prayers for family, medical team, strength and perseverance over coming weeks and months.
- Queenie’s coworker Liz and her battle with illness.
- Aim High and his family after loss of his wife.
Jalen Hurts…. Ohhhh, Jalen Hurts.
Alabama’s backup quarterback came in with ten minutes left after Tua Tagovailoa went out with an injury and the team was down seven points. Hurts went 7-of-9 for 82 yards and a touchdown, while also rushing for 28 yards and scoring the winning touchdown.
He was the starter for two years and a former SEC Offensive Player of the Year. He was benched for Tagovailoa during last season’s National Championship game. This was Hurts’ chance to shine and complete the comeback for the win.
As phenomenal as this sports moment is, think about Hurts’ tough decision to stay at Alabama as the backup, instead of redshirting and transferring to another school (i.e. Kelly Bryant).
Hurts could have easily and justifiably made the decision to leave after being benched this season, but he humbly stuck around as a good teammate – ready to contribute when his team ended up needing him.
It had to have been challenging for Hurts to sit on the sidelines and watch his former backup, Tua, put together a season that might lead to a Heisman. Instead of being selfish or a jerk, Hurts was supportive and didn’t bolt at the first sign of disappointment.
There are two aspects of this incredible story that can encourage us today. First of all, Hurts going from being humble on the sidelines to being recognized on the big stage reminds us of the verse found in Matthew 23:12: “Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled, and whoever humbles himself shall be raised to honor.”
Secondly, Hurts’ decision to stick it out this year with Alabama is an excellent reminder that many times the hard thing to do is the right thing to do. It would have been easier for Hurts to leave, but instead, the harder path set him up for just the right moment.
In the Bible, we read how Moses became a hero, but he experienced suffering first. Hebrews 11:24-26 gives us a snapshot of what Moses was up against:
“It was by faith that Moses when he grew up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. He chose to share the oppression of God’s people instead of enjoying the fleeting pleasures of sin. He thought it was better to suffer for the sake of Christ than to own the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking ahead to his great reward.”
Oftentimes in life, we want to take the easy way out, but it’s the hard times that set us up for the best times. Today, let’s make the decision to trust God along the challenging path when we clearly know it’s the right one.