THE SCENE: Working out under water on the surface of the sun
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
SSH x20 IC
Cherry pickers x5 IC.
Mosey to the Pee rocks .
99 Problems – partner DORA
- DOMO squats w/ rock
- Carolina Dry Docks
- Tricep overhead
- Stocky Balboas (rock overhead)
99 shared reps of each exercise. One man reps it out while the other runs back to the AO and does birth month Burpee‘s. January birthdays loved it, Decembers endured valiantly .
Half way through audibled to 5 burpees for everyone. Once our groups had reached the Burpee‘s at the end, audible to squats on the Dora.
Peter Parker, LBC x35, World’s greatest merkin x5, reverse crunches x20
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Mayberry, dreadlocks, cavalier, Bartman, Sparky, snitch, Abacus, mouthwash, choirboy, shooter, LA-Z-Boy, Baloo, and Junk
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
.“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Many of us have heard this passage a lot. Typically when I think of running a race I think of running a race together. We think of a marathon or an obstacle course race or a 5K or just a sprint across the parking lot, but we think about doing it all on the same course, at the same time and altogether. The reality is in life none of us runs the same course as eachother. We may run pieces of it together, we may have parts that look similar or even almost identical and the finish line is the same; but we all run our own course. Often times we find ourselves looking at other people and complaining that they’ve got it easy, like they’re just running downhill the whole time. On occasion we will look at someone else and recognize that they’ve got it harder than we do, maybe they’re running uphill and climbing over obstacle after obstacle. The reality is we just wouldn’t choose the hard stuff that comes our way. No one got to choose what they did this morning, they did what I told him to do. What they got to choose was how hard they worked and whether they lifted up their teammate or dragged them down. For a time, some guys had to do more Burpee‘s then others because of something as arbitrary as what month they were born in.
If you go back to that passage, The writer of Hebrews had just gotten done laying out a litany of their historical heroes many of whom suffered unbelievable hardships (I don’t know about you but I’ve never been sawed in two). Individualize his charge – “Run with endurance the race that is set before YOU!” You have to run the course that is laid before you. You can’t run mine for me and I can’t run yours for you. Largely you do not get to choose what you have to go through in life; you just get to choose how good or bad an attitude to have and how hard you work. The good news is that we can help each other along the way, we can shoulder eachothers burdens and we can cheer each other but we each have to run the course that is laid out in front of us.
Many of the PAX know that my wife was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma two weeks ago. It’s not something we would’ve even considered choosing, it’s going to be rough, but it could always be worse. This is a diagnosis that comes with a cure in most situations. We are believing for and working toward that. We don’t get to choose the course we run, or the obstacles we face. We get to choose to run it with endurance, to lift our eyes to Jesus, to support others when needed and to lean on those around us when we need it. We have felt so supported by the man of F3 Knoxville and we are grateful.
Truckin’ To The Pound in September.
Golf outing 8/3
Remember Stitches in air force boot camp