THE SCENE: Partly cloudy and cold, temp about 20 degrees.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
20 Side-Straddle-Hops, 10 Mountain Climbers, 10 Imperial Walkers, 10 Mountain Climbers, 10 Twisties, 10 Tempo Merkins, 10 Windmills, Michael Phelps, Little of This and That
Mosey to stop sign by intersection of main roadway and road that goes to the Admin Bldg. We will do 20 American Hammers.
Mosey on perimeter trail until it intersects with trail coming from Lyons Bend Gate. We will do 20 Hello Dollies.
Next, we will head west and then east on the perimeter trail. We will do nickel, dime, quarters with the following exercises:
- Jump Squats
- Iron Mikes (both legs = 1)
- Dive Bombers
We will stop when we get to the Northshore Gate.
Mosey to Area 51 and go to the curb. Find a partner for teams of two. One one partner runs to the entrance of Area 51, does 5 merkins, and runs back, the other partner works on the listed exercises below. Then partners trade places. Each team will do:
- 200 Baby Crunches (4 ct)
- 150 Flutter Kicks (4 ct)
- 150 Bicycle Kicks (4 ct)
Next, we will run up hill above area 51. At the top, we will alternate between 10 Merkins and 10 Big-Boy Sit-ups until the six is there.
Mosey to the stop sign by the roadway that goes to the soccer fields. We will stop to do 20 Box Cutters. Mosey to the soccer fields. We will do suicides, with Bernie Sanders to each cone, a mosey to the left of cone parallel with that cone, and then sprint back. We will do 20 Baby Crunches each time we get back until we finish the suicides.
Mosey to the open outdoor structure that is close to the outdoor chapel. We will do 20 four count bench dips and 20 decline merkins.
Mosey to parking lot by the playground. We will do 20 Georgia Cheerleaders (inverted Pickle Pounders).
Mosey to the bottom of mini-cardiac. We will Bernie Sanders to park sign, then sprint to top. We will then run back down to AO.
We will cash out with ATMs.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
19 men, no FNGs.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
LIVE IN GOD
Psalm 19: 7-10:
7 The law of the Lord is perfect,[c]
reviving the soul;
the testimony of the Lord is sure,
making wise the simple;
8 the precepts of the Lord are right,
rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the Lord is pure,
enlightening the eyes;
9 the fear of the Lord is clean,
the rules[d] of the Lord are true,
and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold,
even much fine gold;
sweeter also than honey
and drippings of the honeycomb.
I need to remember that the law and ways of the Lord are perfect. They are more to be desired than gold. As Van Morrison asks in his song by the same name, “When will I ever learn to live in God.” He goes on to say, “He gives me everything I need, and more – when will I ever learn?” I don’t know about you, but I find myself getting caught up in the ways of the world time and time again. Am I successful enough in my job? How does my house look compared to my neighbors? In an effort to “get ahead”, to be liked, to be popular, to be “a winner”, I focus on things that may be out of sorts with how I truly should be. I may go along with a business idea that is not truly honorable. I may cut corners to get something I want, not considering how that will impact others around me. I might participate in conversation or laugh at jokes that, if I look closely, are belittling to certain segments of our population. Our brother, Rooney, gave a message at a recent BOM that I need to consider more carefully for myself. He said that when we consider what we are willing to do in our life, it should align with our moral compass.
When I consider what I am to do this day, does it align with God’s laws and way? They are perfect and I need to remember that. I don’t have to worry so much about getting ahead, pleasing other people, or being successful. If I act as God asks me to do, that is success. That is what I should live for, not what Gentleman’s Quarterly, Money Magazine, Newsweek, or the latest get rich book tells me to do. God’s ways are finer than gold and sweeter than the drippings of a honeycomb.
Prayers for the disenfranchised, for those who have lost loved ones, for Operation and his wife who are hoping she gets pregnant, and that F3 brothers will find activities that continue to help our community.