• When: 2021-09-09
  • QIC: Keychain
  • The PAX: Dominion, Mulligan, Wee Wee, Blue Bloods, Twerk, Net Zero, Lt Dan, Bogey, Skid Mark, Keychain (QIC)

Pax pay tribute to those from 9/11/01

Everyone showed up at Surge expecting a crate challenge.  Some even caught me setting up in the back.

Conditions: A little wet but cooler than the usual



The Thang:

Stayed put for the warmup.



TTT X 11

Burpee X 1

So this was to honor 9/11/01.  The pax were catching on that this workout would be more than just a day to get better but also a day to honor the fallen from 9/11/01.

Started off with an Indian run while carrying the shovel flag.  PAX in front carried flag and handed it off as PAX from back got to front.  Route was to Calks Ferry Road then a loop back to the back of the school where the work would begin.

As PAX got to back of school they noticed several props set up.

Crate pyramid for Crate Challenge – however this was just a prop – some PAX were disappointed that we would not be getting injured today

Two stacks of blocks – This was to signify the two towers of the World Trade Center

Bricks stacked in a pentagon – This was to signify the Pentagon

Today was 9/9/21 but our last workout before the 20 year anniversary of 9/11/01 when our country was attacked and forever changed.  I wanted to pay tribute and honor all those affected by the tragedy of the attacks on our country.

Flight 11 was the first plane to hit the North Tower at 8:46 AM.  To honor those this is what was done:

11 rounds EMOMs with 10 second break after each round – while listening to patriotic and music from 9/11

Round 1 – American Hammers

Round 2 – Mountain Climbers

Round 3 – Big Boy Situps

Round 4 – Curls

Round 5 – Overhead Presses

Round 6 – Block Swings

Round 7 – Plank Jacks

Round 8 – Dead Lifts

Round 9 – Burpees

Round 10 – Tricep Dips

Round 11 – Iron Crosses

Flight 175 was the 2nd plane to hit the South Tower at 9:03 AM. (17 minutes later)

To honor these folks the following was done.

50 Bonnie Blairs, 50 LBCs, 75 Flutter Kicks

Flight 77 was the 3rd plane that crashed into the Pentagon.  To honor these folks the following was done.

10 Merkins at bottom of dock, climb 7 steps to top of dock, 10 Squats at top of dock.  Jump off dock, Rinse and Repeat 11 times.

So after all is done we would have climbed 77 steps (flight 77), done 110 Merkins (number of floors on North Tower), and 110 Squats (number of floors on South Tower).

Flight 93 was the last plane that was hijacked.  Due to the heroic efforts of the passengers on board this plane was not allowed to hit its intended target but crashed in a field in Shanksville, PA.   To honor these brave souls we did the following.

While listening to the The Star Spangled Banner (sung by the late Whitney Houston) we did 93 shoulder taps while planking for a total time of 2:13.

After finishing up we returned all tokens left.  We then headed back for another Indian Run carrying the flag back to our normal stopping point. 



2nd F with Tinker at Waffle House after Sunday run at 7 AM

3 Dam to Dam teams signed up – will begin setting up teams soon

Tunnel to Towers Run this Friday night in downtown Columbia

9/11 “Never Forget” Challenge is on 9/18/21 at B-L High School

Prayer Requests:

Tinker – back injury

ButtDial and daughter – affected by Covid

Teachers, Administrators


“For we know in part, and we prophesy in part, but when what is perfect comes, the partial will be set aside.  When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child.  But when I became an adult, I set aside childish ways.  For now we see in a mirror indirectly, but then we will see face to face.  Now I know in part, but then I will know fully, just as I have been fully known.  And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love.  But the greatest of these is love.”  (1 Corinthians 13:9-13.)

Think: “Who doesn’t remember where they were when they heard that America was under attack?  Or when they first saw the footage of the planes flying into the twin towers?  We were shocked, confused, vulnerable, and eventually angry.  No longer isolated to other parts of the world, terrorism brought itself to our front door.  As a nation, we were changed.  In the face of such an atrocious act of violence our cores beliefs are challenged in ways we perhaps never imagined. 

Paul encourages us to hold fast to our faith. In the face of any tragedy, it’s easy to lose sight of God’s goodness.  Surrounded by pain, suffering, and sin we can become discouraged and feel overwhelmed by the situation.  But God’s goodness and grace abound even in darkness.  And he is always in control, even when, especially when, everything else seems so out of control.”

Ask: “How have you personally changed in both positive and negative ways because of 9/11?  Do you worry more? Hate more? Do you pray more?”

Not only for 9/11 how has the pandemic affected you?  We are now being tested with another tragedy/hurdle in our world.  How is it affecting you?  Do you tend to hate or criticize more?  But more importantly do you pray more? 

I encouraged all PAX to always look to God to get us through hard times.  He is always there and will always listen.


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