Scene: 59, clear and beautiful
Welcome and Disclaimer
10 IC 4ct BAC
10 IC 4ct Michael Phelps
10 IC Confused Penguin
Little bit o’this, and a little bit o’ that
5 rounds of Merkin Madness
10 diamond, 10 normal, 10 wide and Dead Bugs for rest (that’s one round)
Mosey to the boats and battle buddy up with someone you have not partnered with before. If one partner finishes before the other he matches reps until the second buddy finishes
5 light poles of 10 SSH, and 10 Merkins
5 light poles of 10 Turkish Getups, and 10 Spider-Man Merkins
5 light poles of 10 4ct Freddie Mercury, and 10 Lizard Walks
5 light poles of 10 squats, and 10 CDDs
5 light poles 10 Merkins of you choice
Take a knee. When we get knocked down, when we go through struggles and when we hit a wall what do we do, we take a knee. We take a knee not because we are weak but because at that time we take it to Jesus. And then we get up, no matter what we get up and we keep moving forward.
But when we can’t get up on our own? We as men are usually told asking for help is a sign of weakness. I don’t believe that, I think not asking for help when you need it is the sign of weakness. A true HIM knows he can’t do everything on his own and there is a time when he needs is Father in Heaven, and his friends. Jesus said in John 15:12-14 “My command is this, love each other. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for their friends. You are my friends if you do what I command”
There is no doubt that Jesus paid the ultimate debt and gave his life for us, and I don’t think he meant for us to just give up our lives for our friends. But it does mean we need to make sacrifices and give up our time, talent, treasures, etc, in order to be with a friend in need and left them up. I think we can all think of a friend who might need a hand. I encourage each of you to send them a message, give them a call, take them to lunch, and help them stand up and keep moving forward.
Prayer request for Manhattan and his family as the deal with the loss of his father-in-law.
And prayers for Bartman’s daugher, his family, and him as they prepare for his daughter’s surgery on Thursday.
The Scene: 46 and chilly wet
F3 Welcome and Disclaimer
SSH 10x IC
Cherry Pickers 10x IC
20 Merkins oyo
LBAC 10 forward 10 reverse IC
Michael Phelps 5x
Little some o’ this/that
Mosey to little Everest –
Partner Merdipkin 11’s
Dora – pole to pole
Route 66 – to the base of the Matterhorn
Drydocks & Squats
To the pavilon
Alternating 12 Merkins/ 10 table-ups
Mosey back to the AO
“And as Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed him, crying aloud, “Have mercy on us, Son of David.” When he entered the house, the blind men came to him, and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to him, “Yes, Lord.” Then he touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith be it done to you.””
Matthew 9:27-29 ESV
Why would anyone ask God to do something and not believe He could do it? Why would Jesus ask them that question? He was standing right in front of them, they knew He had healed others, why wouldn’t they believe that He was able to do it?
How does this play out with us? We just don’t bother asking. We go about life doing our own thing. We all know the scripture “God helps those who help themselves,” right? Except that’s not a scripture, it’s an old Greek teaching popularized by Ben Franklin. Start inviting Him into your daily decision making…and see what happens. When you come up against a big one, and you hear the question echo through your mind, “do you believe I can do this”…lean in
The Merdipkin 11’s were brutal, but the men hammered it out…just about left me in the dust. The hard work in the cool with a storm threatening the entire time was the definition of working in the gloom.
SCENE: 21, clear and cold
Welcome and Disclaimer
Jump rope Tabata 8 rounds
Bermuda Triangle with Pee Rocks
1st station 20 reps curls
2nd station 20 reps overhead press
3rd station 20 reps triceps
Mosey to the upper parking lot
Double dutch DORA
Groups of 3, #1 guy jumps rope, #2 runs, #3 completes reps of DORA
Mosey to the Pav-a-lon
3 groups alternating
Pull ups, Dips, and Lunges
Mosey to the AO
“It is hard to succeed when you keep beating up on yourself. Understand that you are on a journey, and part of that journey requires failure, struggle, and pain. So when you find yourself experiencing hard times, instead of criticizing yourself, see it as part of the process and stepping stone towards your goal.” -Justin Su’a
Excellent prayer to start the day by brother Junk.
The Scene: 39 degrees, moist like a nice bunt cake
F3 Welcome & Disclaimer
SSH x20, 10 merkins
Baby arm circles x 10 F&B, 10 merkins
Little of this and little of that
Mosey to bottom of hill at entrance to tavern parking lot w/CMU
7 burpees on bottom
1 Ratchet squat w/CMU
Take CMU w/you up hill and down
Plank/merkins when finished
Follow Q and Mosey in single file line w/CMU thru cones, change carry position on command. (Overhead, curls, presses)… repeat but faster.
Mosey to TOP of Matterhorn w/o CMU
mosey to Pavalon.
10 pull ups, 10 dips, 10 Squats x 3
Mosey to CMU presses and curls till 6 catches then to AO
Circle of pain!
Each pax says exercise and #
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Our plans usually don’t work out exactly the way we want them to. How many of us have had a grand idea of something and had it all planned out in our head or even on paper only to see it change completely when we try to execute it. …But what we don’t realize is that God’s plan is not always our plans. It may seem frustrating and even painful but Gods plan is so much greater than we can even grasp. e.g. Relationships, work etc. …So next time that we have something bust up our plans, we need to know what plan IS solid. HIS plan for us.