THE SCENE: Gloom! Low 70’s, High humidity, wet grass, firm ground
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
– Side to side twists back and forth
– Cherry pickers, nice and slow
– Imperial Walkers
– Michael Phelps
– This at that / shoulders and arms nice and loose
After warmup we moseyed past the Flagpole and to the Playground for a quick briefing. Two lines of cones 30 yards apart in the field marked our start and finish lines for 1a of a 2 part circuit. The playground was the location of 1b.
- 1a – 30 yards in the field (all moves are “there and back”)
- imperial walkers / high knees
- bear crawls
- 1b – short jog to playground to complete the following
- 5 pullups
- 10 dips
- 15 merkins
- (back to the field to repeat 1a)
*Complete as many circuits as possible in ~25 minutes*
- Mosey to the flag pole for old-school 8-minute abs (9 exercises, 25 reps apiece in cadence)
- Recover and jog from Flagpole, past the Pavilon, around the rock garden, and back to the AO
Finished on time
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Word on perseverance as it relates to fitness and faith. In both cases it’s a decision.
Once upon a time I embraced a limiting belief that some people could run for distance, and others could not. I placed myself in the latter category without ever actually attempting to train and better myself in that department. Finally, with some motivation from a friend, I made the decision to train for a 5k. I committed to seeing it through, and I knew that other people can run 3.1 miles (and many many more), so I was able to DECIDE to keep moving even when my legs, lungs, and the deceiver tried to tell me to stop. Speed didn’t matter. All that mattered was reaching the finish line and being able to celebrate the accomplishment of not stopping along the way.
In Hebrews 11, the author outlines the Faith Hall of Fame. From Creation, to Noah, to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, Rahab, Samson, David, and on and on to illustrate that we are not the first to encounter hardship and/or have a need to draw on faith – that it’s taken great acts of faith by those who have come before us to bring God’s word to where it is today – and then he follows up with an absolute heater of a verse that’s one of my favorites:
Hebrews 12:1-2 – Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the fight hand of the throne of God.
The word I love the most in that passage is “perseverance” because just like in running, perseverance in our daily lives and our spiritual walks is a decision that doesn’t require any physical ability, and when things get tough, when obstacles arise, when the path isn’t clear, when temptation keeps calling – we can make a decision to stay on course, focus on Christ, and draw inspiration from the community of those around us and those who’ve come before.
C25K 5K Trainer is a great app for anyone who might have some limiting beliefs about their ability to run for distance. Just keep moving forward.
Dad Camp Aug 12-14 – Camp Ocoee (sons and daughters welcome)
CSAUP @ Dogpound Aug 21
Hardship Hill coming up this Fall