PAX: Flying Dutchman, Munge, Mathlete, OBrother, Ocho, Mo Rocka (Joshua Miller), Tom Tom, Erector
WARMUP: 15 SSH, 15 Mountain climbers, 10 tempo merkins, 15 Moroccan Night Club, 10 tempo squats, 5 cherry pickers
THE THANG: January metric workout. Run 2 miles, 8 laps around the single loop gravel path on the side of the park where the Friendship Bell is. Then, perform 2 minutes of merkins, big boy sit-ups, and squats. Partners helped ensure good form was maintained on the merkins and BBSs. Squat form was ensured by using the concrete bench as a marker for a near 90 degree squat. Everyone did awesome!
MARY: no time
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Escape from Haw Ridge and Hardship Hill coming up.
COT: We use workouts like these metrics to establish a baseline by which to compare future fitness levels. Humans tend to like comparisons: in our professional roles, perhaps as families to other families, or maybe as leaders in our families. This is not all bad; however, when it comes to spiritual matters, we don’t have to be compared with each other. We are told in scripture that we are “all one” in Christ (Gal. 3:28). One of us is not more important than another because we all serve a role in God’s kingdom. Ephesians 4:15-16 NASB1995
 “but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ,  from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.”
Here we are instructed to strife to grow in all aspects of our life to be as Christ-like as possible. Christ is our spiritual baseline to which we should measure ourselves. We will never measure up completely because we are imperfect, but we are to try our best. It is also important to note that we are not to do this on our own. Every member of the body contributes to its function. In the same way, we can serve and encourage each other so that we may build each other up to be better men.