THE SCENE: 45 and cool
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Skipped for these bunch of veterans
- Fiddlefart around while we wait for Rocket to get moving
- Overhead claps
- Seal jacks
- Knee Tap Merkins
- Hillbilly Mountain climbers
Grab a block and mosey to the benches by the fountain;
- CMU plank rows – 10 each side
- Heavy split squats – 10 each side
- Uneven derkins – 10 each side
Mosey to the back of the municipal building. Split into 2 teams. Each team has a list of exercises. One extra-large size die with numbers 1,2,3. One team rolls the die. That’s the number of laps up the stairs and back around. While that team runs the laps, other team works through the exercises until laps are completed. When entire team returns from laps, other team rolls. When list is complete, knock down a cone and start again. See how many times each team can work through the list.
- 20 Curls
- 15 Thrusters
- 20 Heavy Lunges (10 each)
- 20 Tricep extensions
- 15 Goblet Squats
- 20 single arm rows (10 each)
- 15 CMU Swings
- 10 burpee jump overs
- 30 4-ct freddy mercury
Mosey to the amphitheater
CMU pullovers x 20
Heavy dolly IC
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
The first words of the Christian and Hebrew Bible are a prologue to a story – to our story. The section has a rhythm to it – some call it an ancient Hebrew poem. It is from those words that I hope you’ll be inspired today. For the sake of time, I truncated the scripture – but I’ll include a link to the full text below in the moleskin.
Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good… And evening passed and morning came, marking the first day.
Then God said, “Let the waters beneath the sky flow together into one place, so dry ground may appear.”…“Let the land sprout with vegetation…And that is what happened. And God saw that it was good. And evening passed and morning came, marking the third day.
Then God said, “Let lights appear in the sky to separate the day from the night. And that is what happened….And God saw that it was good. And evening passed and morning came, marking the fourth day.
Then God said, “Let the waters swarm with fish and other life. Let the skies be filled with birds of every kind.”… And God saw that it was good…And evening passed and morning came, marking the fifth day.
Then God said, “Let the earth produce every sort of animal”…And that is what happened. And God saw that it was good. Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good!
Sometimes I struggle with looking forward to tomorrow – at the expense of enjoying today. Planning for next year…instead of fully living in this year. It can be so tempting to live for the next moment – when we’ve found the home…when we’re on vacation…when the kids are a little older…when the salary is a little higher. For the last few days, I’ve been paying closer attention to my thoughts and words – and it is ridiculous how often I am thinking and talking about what-comes-next. We were just camping over the weekend, a mini-vacation, and how often I was talking then about the next camping trips we have planned…instead of just enjoying where I was then and there.
I see wisdom in those Words from Genesis 1.
Being both omniscient and omnipotent – all knowing and all powerful – our Creator must have had a vivid image of the full glory of His Creation before He started to create – and He could have spoken everything into existence immediately. Yet He didn’t. He chose, instead, to create as a process – and intermittently throughout that process, He paused to reflect on the partially finished dream. It is good. Dirt and plants are only a small part of the full Creation that I have in mind – and the big picture is so much more awesome… but today, the partly completed dream – it is good.
We are each working on our own dreams. To one day have that house, that job, that vacation… To have kids who are independent or enough money to retire. Those big dreams are great – but where you are today, partly complete, it too is good. So, don’t let this good day pass while dreaming only of tomorrow. Be present and content with today.
Two quotes to finish us out…
One of my favorite authors of old western adventure novels, Louis L’Amour, said this;
“Few of us ever live in the present. We are forever anticipating what is to come or remembering what has gone.”
Christian missionary and martyr, Jim Elliot, said this;
“Wherever you are, be all there.”
Prayers for Jack, prayers for Emily
Next time, both teams need an Erector…
It is absolutely preposterous how many times the other team rolled a 1
This workout was inspired by one that Waxjob did several years ago at JUCO – Tip of the hat to you, sir!