Its always a good day when you start at the bush. These guys keep you on your toes as the Q. The mumblechatter is strong at Ambush, and this morning was no different. Today, YHC decided to change it up a bit. Today we teamed up for some races as we dial in for the greatest relay race in the world, The Dam to Dam 100k Relay. Below is what went down. Thanks to all 18 men who joined as we also celebrated YHC birthday. Love you guys. Mean it.
We had 16ish for Stridelite
Conditions: Unseasonably warm with a steady wind from the SW
1 minute Warning
Mosey to the Hex for COP; all IC
20 SSH- Arms or legs or both
20 TTT- Britas
20 Imperial Walker- Clockwise because we’re not animals
Mosey to the bus loop. Split into teams of six pax. These are the same teams throughout the workout.
First up a 400 meter team relay. Pax spread out around the loop around 65-75 meters apart.
Second. Plank Race. Teams line up in plank position head to feet. Think Indian Run. Pax in back runs to front and planks. First team to get all pax past the net light pole wins.
Third. Another 400 meter team relay.
Fourth. We plank raced again, this time with no cheating….
Then we moseyed to the grass for Duck DucK Goose. We got in a big circle and pax performed SSH while one moseyed clockwise counting ducks. When he yelled Goose, that pax had to run the opposite way and try to get back to the open spot. Blocking was legal. No targeting allowed.
Then we moseyed to another grassy spot for PLANKARAMA all IC x 10
We did one more round of the 400 meter relay. Winner took all….
Mosey to the flag where we capped it off with 21 merkins and 21 squats at the request of El Chapo.
-Niles is the fastest Pax in F3 Lex. Don’t @ me…
-Pennyworth will jump the gun if your not watching.
-Kukoc will do what it takes to win.
– The pax of Ambush make up the strongest AO in the region. No contest.
Dam to Dam Relay- 2-20-21 Volunteers Needed. Reach out to Jam or Juice
Man Cave tonight at Juice’s. 6 pm. 2nd and 3rd F Opportunity
The Rabbi & the Roman Soldier
I want to share again a short story with you about a rabbi and his encounter with a Roman soldier.[i]
A rabbi takes the wrong fork in a road on his way home one dark night, and soon thereafter he is startled by a shout: “Who are you? What are you doing here?”
The rabbi realizes he has stumbled upon a Roman outpost and for a moment he freezes in his steps. Again the Roman soldier roars, “Who are you? What are you doing here?”
The rabbi pauses for a moment, and then he calls out, “How much do you get paid a day?” Perplexed by the rabbi’s response, the solder replies, “I get paid two denarii a day, Jew. Why?”
The rabbi responds, “Because I will double your wage if you come to my house every morning and ask me those same two questions.”
So I ask you: “Who are you? What are you doing here?”
These two questions are tightly linked together, because the way you answer the second answers the first. Put another way, how I set my path each day, my to-do list, my order of priorities, my willingness to interrupt my schedule, becomes who I am.
What I actually do each day, how I interact with others—not what I intended to do, or wish I had done, or my good intentions—becomes my life story. And it becomes my legacy.
(Remember: Inheritance is something you leave for someone. Legacy is what you leave in someone.[ii] )
So how would you answer these two questions? Or more poignantly, how would others?
“He/she is … a successful lawyer, doctor, businessperson, teacher. Really smart. Really driven. Drinks a little too much. A fun friend. A really good golfer, tennis player, hunter, fisherman, poker player, designer. A huge Clemson or Carolina fan.”
Or, “He made a difference in my life.”—“He knows Jesus and it shows in the way he relates to those around him.”—“There is something different, deeper, about him, about him.”
The rabbi wants the soldier to come each morning to remind him to think deeply about his answers before he starts his day, because he understands that each day becomes each month, becomes each year, become his life.
And thus his life … story. His legacy.
And thus who he is—and, at some point, who he … was.
Who are you?
What are you doing here?
[i] Make Your Mark by Brad Gray