Day of Rest 2-19-12

Henry Opukahai’a (d.1818), was the fist Hawaiian convert to Christianity.  Orphaned at age 10, he was raised by his uncle to be a pagan priest (kahuna) of the Hawaiian religion.  He grew disillusioned with the rituals and chants, and left on an American ship bound for New England with his hawaiian friend, Thomas Hopu.  There he was befriended by students and professors of Yale Collge and soon became a Christian.  he studied Greek and Hebrew and translated sections of the Bible into the Hawaiian language.  In his memoirs, which sold 500,000 copies after his death, Henry Opukahai’a wrote:

“My poor countrymen, without the knowledge of the true God, and ignorant of the future world, have no Bible to read, no Sabbath….”

Henry Opukahai’a zeal for Christ and love for the Hawaiian people inspired the first American Board of Missions to Hawaii in 1820.  It was led by his friend, Thomas Hopu, hiram Bingham, and a small group of New Englanders.  They reduced the Hawaiian language to writing, set up schools and churches, and convinced the Hawaiian women to war dresses.  Amid much solemnity and rejoicing the remains of henry Opukahai’a were returned to Hawaii in 1993, 175 years after his death in Connecticut, and were reinterred at Napo’opo’o, Kona, Hawaii.


Click on great inspirational link below:

WOD 2-18-12

Five rounds for time:

Row 500 meters

12  Power clean, 135 pounds reps

15 KB Thruster, 2 – 16 kg


Daniel O’Connell (1775-1847), was an Irish patriotic leader and member of the English Parliament, 1829-1847.  A famous orator, O’Connell was known as “The Liberator” because he was responsible for the Catholic Emancipation Act in England:

“Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong.”

WOD 2-17-12


5 minutes of S.H.O.T. Drills (8# shot)

5 rounds x 5 reps

DeadLifts (80% of 1rm)


Hanging Leg raise

Summer Seminars 2005 035

Constitution of the State of North Carolina, 1776, stated:

” There shall be no establishment of any one religious church or denomination in this State in preference to any other.

Article XXXII That no person who shall deny the being of God, or the truth of the Protestant religion, or the divine authority of the Old or New Testaments, or who shall hold religious principles incompatible with the freedom and safety of the State, shall be capable of holding any office or place of trust or profit in the civil department within this State. (until 1876)”

In 1835, the word “Protestant” was changed to “Christian.”

In 1868, among the persons disqualified for office were:

“All persons who shall deny the being of Almighty God.”

WOD 2-16-12


for time:

KB Swing (32 kg)


Note: this workout was inspired by John Brookfield.  He did 30 reps about 60 minutes.  That’s about 40 minutes longer than I care to work!  Although, it’s a nice goal to work towards.

Summer Seminars 2005 012

Fundamental Constitutions of the Carolinas 1663, drawn up by the famous philos0pher John Locke, at the request of Sir William Berkeley and seven other lord proprietors of the colony, stated:

“No man shall be permitted to be a freeman of Carolina, or to have any estate of habitation within it that doth not acknowledge a God, and that God is publicly and solemnly to be worshiped.”

WOD 2-15-12


50 KB Snatches R/L (16 kg)

10 Knees to Elbows

Tactical Athlete Total

Three attempts each at:

Back Squat

Double KB Military Press (start in the rack position, hand must be below chin, press to lockout)


Weighted Pull-up

The CrossFit Total was created by mark Rippetoe.  He compiled the three most effective lifts for developing functional strength into one contest.  Now, all you have to do is add the weighted pull-up.  Be sure to pull with your palms facing out and make sure the front of your neck (not your chin) touches the bar; otherwise it’s just a good try.


New England Primer 1691, was entering its second edition, as advertised by Benjamin Harris of Boston.  This famous little book was used to teach colonial era children the alphabet, using rhyme and illustrations.

Y While youth do cheer, Death may be near.

Z Zaccheus he, did climb the tree, Our Lord to see.