YHC always enjoys going to BeechHouse because it is filled with some great men that represent F3 well. It also doesn’t hurt that it is only 2 miles down the road. Today was all about honoring the brave men that landed at Normandy, France on June 6, 1944 and those that fought and died through June 30 when the battle ended. We “stormed the beaches” of Beech House to honor the brave, the fallen, and those that sacrificed so much in the name of liberty.
Over 226,000 men lost their lives at Operation Overlord, commonly known as the Battle of Normandy in the 24 days of fighting. This was about 1 in every 10 men, a great percentage of which died at Omaha Beach on the first day. This workout honors all of them.
Here’s how it went today:
Conditions: Low 60’s; Cloudy
Mosey to west side parking lot
SSH x 10
TTT x 10
LBAC x 10 each way
Mosey to Westside hill:
First step of storming was to crawl up the beach:
* Bear crawl first half of hill then duck walk until you get to top of hill
Mosey to back of school heading toward the football field:
* Bomb burpees x 9 (pax do a burpee each time YHC yells out “bomb”)
* Plank for one minute of silence to honor the 1 in 10 that died
Mosey to stairs for land mine jumps:
* Each Pax jumps onto each stair until reaching the top, signifying the jumping over the 4 million land mines placed on Utah, Omaha, Sword, Juno, and Gold beaches
Mosey to football field:
Omaha Beach was the most intense for fighting where 2,400 American casualties occurred. Most men were cut down by the Germans as they approached the beach where they were forced to crawl on their stomachs to safety, aka Army crawls.
* Army crawls x 24 (to honor the casualties); this is left elbow, right knee, right elbow, left knee being 1 rotation
* After Army crawls: Merkins x 24
* Rinse and repeat until we reach the other side
Mosey to block pile:
* Grab a block to represent carrying a fallen brother
* Line up in front of first light pole and mosey with your brother to next pole
* 156,000 total Allied troops stormed Normandy on June 6. To honor them, we moseyed to 6 light poles and did 26 curls at each for a total of 156.
* Finish up with 25 of each: block flutter kicks, block presses, iron crosses, more block presses, block big boy sit-ups, last of block presses
Return blocks and head to shovel flag
Hello dollies x 25 IC
Freddy Mercury x 25 IC
Gas pumps x 25 IC
6 inches x 1 minute
Hip thrusts x 20 (20 seconds left in WO)
-6/20: Shawshank 6 yr Anniversary at Gibson Soccer Complex
-BeechHouse shirts are ready to purchase
-Gypsy’s mom and family
-Gypsy’s friend who’s family member died from issues related to Vaping (warn others of these issues before it’s too late)
-Lego and his family with his mom and dad both struggling right now, prayers for comfort for all
Keeping Faith in a Faithless World, Off the Grid Blog
* We are not the first people to struggle with living in a faithless world; Peter and other disciples lived there as well. They traveled through inhospitable terrain to share the good news of Jesus’ life with people that did not want to hear it. He and many others were viciously attacked, both physically and emotionally. When others struggled with how to handle the negativity of the world around them, Peter encouraged them to, “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have” (1 Peter 3:15).