THE SCENE: Perfect fall gloom; 45 degrees with fog
SSH x 20 (IC); T-Merkins (aka Mother Earth) x 5 (OYO); Snow Angels x 5 (OYO); 4ct Starfish Crunches x 5 (OYO); 2 Cherry Pickers
Mosey over to lower baseball parking lot; divide into two teams; Q picks first exercise for infinite pain stations; six cones placed along 1/4 mile figure eight route; at “go” PAX sprints to first cone and performs 1 rep of the chosen exercise – at each additional cone an additional rep is added (total of 21 reps per round); first team member back to start picks the next round exercise (rotated through whole, upper, and lower body, and core); arriving PAX holds plank until 6 arrives; rinse and repeat for as many rounds as possible. Finished nine rounds.
Plank to downward dog to cobra to child’s pose… slowly over 1 minute to cool down and stretch.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Psalm 34:8 “Taste and see that the Lord is good…” After missing several weeks recovering from Covid, I was amazed how weak and undisciplined I became in just a few short weeks. Thankfully many HIMs continued to encourage me and call me to come back out in the gloom. Reminded of the Lord’s grace to continue to call us back to Him each day with new mercy in spite of our weakness or undisciplined lives. Paul says in Philippians 1 that to “die is gain”, so he clearly understood the treasure that awaited him in Christ. For those outside of faith in Christ, this broken world is as close to the Lord and His kingdom you will get. It’s like the reality that William Shatner just experienced with a ten minute ride in “almost space”… paling in comparison to the many universes he saw on Star Trek.