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Friday the 13th @ Rampart

Workout Date: 13 May 2022
QIC: Mathlete

THE SCENE: 60’s, clear and perfect

  • Tempo Squats
  • LBACs
  • Tempo Merkins
  • Down dog – Up dog
  • Chatty Cherry Pickers


  • Mosey to Amphitheater
  • 13s from stage to top row
    • Merkins on stage (78)
    • Freddy Mercury (4-ct) top row
  • Mosey to hill below track
    • On the way, stop for a few Wall-ups along the trail
  • 13s up the hill
    • Squats at the bottom
    • BBS at the top
  • Mosey to playground
    • 3-5 pullups
    • 10 heels to heaven
    • Repeat 2 times
  • RTF

No time
Today is Friday thr 13th, culturally a day of bad omen. Wikipedia claims this is because the number 13 is associated with the number of people at the last supper, and Friday was the day Christ died. Put them together, and you have double trouble. Every year has at least one Friday the 13th, and no year has more than 3. My friend Dave at work was born on Friday the 13th, and his mother always told him it was his lucky day. So, does this matter? Is there something special about the day when Friday and 13 intersect?

What can be said for sure is that it matters to some people. There are living, breathing people who dramatically alter their day to day life because of this intersection. Or perhaps, more precisely, because of what their culture has taught them is the significance of this day. That person’s head has been filled with an idea that for one day rules them. It has been said by some that “people don’t have ideas, ideas have people.” I think Friday the 13th is an example of that. Jesus says it this way, “Out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.” (Mt 12:34) What you are filled with will manifest itself, whether you like it or not. We like to think that we can consume media full of violence, perversion, and lies without being affected, but that is an illusion. If you want to be a man of virtue, making it your primary input is a pretty darn good start.

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.” Phillipians 4:8-9
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