An iron 9 posted at The Judge this morning.  Here’s what we did.


Partner up and run down Greenway to the Blue Loop

Turn left onto Blue Loop and take short route through Rings of Fire down to the Dojo

At Dojo, Partner 1 gorilla walks the boardwalk into the Dojo, does derkins x 10 and dips x 10 then gorilla walks back out while Partner 2 does People’s Chair Balls to Wall on outside of Dojo – flapjack

Leave Dojo and run back up Blue Loop through Rings of Fire and back to the parking lot

At parking lot, standard Jack Webbs from 1 to 5

Continue on to the amphitheater and run down to stage

Alternating jumping lunges x 10 (5 each leg) then stair-barrow back up amphitheater stairs – flapjack

Run the trail down past the pond and back to the Dojo

Repeat the above for as many loops as possible then head back to parking lot

Finish with full 1 – 10 Jack Webbs and some ManRam-led Mary COT

  • Overheard post-COT:  Wendell Gee –  “We ran a lot.”  MacGruber – “Welcome to the Judge.”  Aye.
  • I think we all did at least 2.5 loops, with Denali and Yo-Yo clocking in somewhere in the 10 – 12 range.  If you haven’t noticed, those two have potential.
  • Prayers for healing for ManRam (knee) and ManRam 2.0 (back injury).
  • Prayers for Howard and MHoward for their 3-week stint in Kenya.  Should be in-country now.  Praying for health, safety and, most of all, impact.  Read more here
  • In case you haven’t heard, the MULE is this Saturday.  What you need to know about The MULE
  • Thirst Quenchers today at noon, Larry David’s office.
  • Yo-Yo led us out

The workout title brought to mind the following words of warning from our Lord: “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”

As we go about the important business of sharpening one another, Jesus reminds us that there is a clear distinction between accountability and judgment.  Accountability is a two-way street, but judgment flows in only one direction.  Accountability builds up and encourages, while judgment tears down. May God grant us all the wisdom and humility to recognize the difference and to remove the planks from our own eyes so that we are better equipped to help our brothers remove the specks from theirs.