Tappy taps x15 (IC)
Finkle swings x15 each leg
Side straddle hops x20(IC)
Matt Biondis x20
Merkins x20 just for fun
Headed over to tennis courts w/ coupons
THANG 1: Operation Overlord
Operation Overlord was the code name for the invasion of Normandy by allied forces on June 6, 1944. The reps in this workout, which come from the GoRuck June challenge (https://www.goruck.com/return-to-normandy-fundraising-challenge) are inspired by that date even though we are doing them on June 5th since there is not a regularly scheduled Thursday workout…yet).
AMRAP in 20 minutes:
60 yard suitcase carry w/ coupon (switch hands at halfway point)
60 yard bear crawl
44 American Hammers
60 yard suitcase carry
60 yard bear crawl
Marionettes x10 IC
Flutter kicks x 15
Goldie Hawns (aka back planks) 1 minute
COT: Continuing on the theme of today’s workout, the following is the speech President Eisenhower gave to the allied troops prior to the invasion of Normandy. As I read it, think about the thoughts and feelings these young men must have been going through 75 years ago before heading into battle, knowing the extreme task at hand but willing to accept nothing less than full victory….
“Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force:
You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world. Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped, and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely. But this is the year 1944. Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940-41. The United Nations1 have inflicted upon the Germans great defeats, in open battle, man-to-man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground. Our Home Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men. The tide has turned. The free men of the world are marching together to victory. I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty, and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full victory. Good Luck! And let us all beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.”
What obstacles are standing in your way? What fears are holding you back? I am constantly limiting myself for fear of failure, I am always giving in when obstacles stand in my way, it seems so insignificant in light of what these men were facing. The world does not get better if we let obstacles and fears stand in our way.
PRAYER: Lord we thank you for the freedoms we enjoy as Americans, and for the men and women who have fought to gain and keep those freedoms for us. Lord be with the veterans of WWII, as there are very few from that generation left on this earth, and help us and future generations to not lose sight of their fight, help us continue to fight against evil in this world, with strength and guidance from You.