01.11.2023 Centurion

AO: Lightning Rod

QIC: Straycat

PAX: Freelunch, Goon, Red Curry

Conditions: 45deg, wet ground but no rain

DISCLAIMER

Warm-O-Rama

SSH – IC – 20

Big Forward Arm Circles – IC – 8

Big Backwards Arm Circles – IC – 8

Scissor Arms – IC – 8

Jane Fondas – IC – 10 each side

Toy Soldiers- In Circle

Slow High Knees – IC – 10

  • Mosey to Field

The Thang: Centurion (on your own)

Line up on endzone

  • 10 yds Bear Crawl
  • 10 Burpees
  • 10 yds Crawl Bear
  • 10 Burpees
  • 10 yds Crab Walk
  • 10 Burpees
  • 10 yds Dead bug shuffle
  • 10 Burpees
  • 10 yds Dead bug shuffle (other direction)
  • 10 Burpees

Repeat to end up at the other endzone for a total of 100 burpees then pick up the six

  • Rows – IC – 20
  • Mosey back with side ways runs, backwards runs, fishbones, etc.
  • Leg lifts – IC – 20
  • IBC – IC -20
  • Flutter Kicks – IC -20
  • Jane Fondas – IC – 8 (each side)

COT:

“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” Matthew 7:13-14.

  • From the Q – Source 1.1:

Discretion is a cage with velvet bars

Each morning, we all face the decision whether to take the Red Pill or the Blue Bill. The first is hard-true and the second easy-false. The Red forces a man to hike up the rocky path toward the EQV, while the Blue lets him mosey down the smooth trail to Mascot-life and chronic Sad Clown Syndrome.
A man’s first Red Pill is the toughest to swallow because it causes Disruption to the status quo in the form of Movement. And while it doesn’t get easier, it does get better. The second, third and thousandth Red Pill is just as tough to swallow as the first, but that initial Movement gives birth to Acceleration which leads to Momentum and Momentum ultimately leads to joy.

Whether it’s his Fitness, Fellowship or Faith, the rocky path to the EQV keeps getting steeper the higher the HIM gets on it. As he becomes more fit, every Workout finds him pushing a little bit harder and faster to improve. As his relationships deepen, he grows into the increasing weight of people’s reliance upon his strength. As his understanding of the Super Unknown becomes clearer, he dives more deeply into his relationship with the SkyQ. The HIM knows that there are no plateaus in the pursuit of proper personal alignment. Every day he is either getting more Right or less.

The HIM depends upon his Guardrails to continue Accelerating. The faster his Movement, the stronger they need to be. To get ready for the expected and be ready for the unexpected, the HIM gradually improves his Guardrails by constructing Routines that allow for increasing action with decreasing thought. Because it is comprised of positive Habits , a Routine does not require an active choice to perform. Over time, it becomes ingrained into the HIM’s daily rhythm such that it would require his active choice not to perform.

The HIM constructs his Routines through the process of Bricklaying. Each individual Brick is a singular positive Habit that is light enough for him to carry and place together with other Bricks. Conjoined, the Bricks become a Routine that form and build his Guardrails. Once a Brick is set, it provides a place to lay the next Brick. Because it is set, the HIM has effectively deprived himself of the discretion to remove it. This enables him to focus his full energy on performing his Routines because he doesn’t have to waste energy thinking about it. Like a soldier, he is freed to action through deprivation of discretion.

While discretion may be the freedom to decide what to do in a given situation, for a man without Guardrails discretion is a cage with velvet bars–it will lead him to take the Blue Pill. Through military training, the soldier learns that there is nothing liberating in having to decide what to do in every situation. True freedom is the pre-determined what that allows full focus on the how.

The stronger the Guardrails, the faster you can drive.

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