The Gladiator life 1/9/2020

Pax ☝️

12 of Cape Fears finest joined YHC on a crisp January morning to go to Gladiator school at the Battleship. Disclaimers were made , the intro was given and YHC asked the pax to imagine that they were living 2000 years ago while the soundtrack from The Gladiator played . There’s something about that background music that gets the adrenaline flowing. We stretched and warmed up and then ran to Heisenberg’s arena for gluteus Maximus , my homage to the hero of gladiator and my favorite muscle group – see what I did there ?

Glute exercises , run to the stairs , lunge step to top , a variety of merkins , and run back . Rinse , repeat .

Fast loop around the arena – pretend you are chasing your evening meal thousands of years ago .

Rome to Mr. Kotter’s Pull-up Palace for a series of pull ups and 90° holds.

Rome to the port city Java sidewalk for balls to the wall. 

Rome back to the flag for Olympic sprints. Eight penny got the gold , Mr kotter got the silver and ordinance got bronze. 

COT / Moleskin

Prayers for our modern day warriors who protect us and guard our freedoms.

Praises and shoutouts to

Snickers continuing his series on renewal and revitalization at reach church in Leland

Mr kotter and M featured in Salt magazine last month.

Eight penny and fam who moved into their new house downtown.

Gravity rehabbing his knee and trying to take care of his ailing dad.

The downtown clown car and its denizens .

Ordinance who is wicked fast and wicked enthusiastic.

Bosley and babydaddy for braving the bridge for my bracing beatdown. 

Hoverround – I believe in miracles. Where you from , you sixy beast! ( 70s pop reference for any Millennial readers)

Lessons from gladiator – cultivate these virtues in 2020





Ephesians 6:10-12 – message translation

God is strong, and he wants you strong. So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the Devil throws your way. This is no afternoon athletic contest that we’ll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels.

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Seal you later , boys . Aye ! Niles out