THE SCENE: Sunny, 70’s
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
20 Side-straddle Hops, 10 Burpees, 10 Plank Reaches, Squats with increasing times of 10, 20, 30 and 60 seconds, 10 Cherry Pickers, 10 Baby Arm to Wide Arm Circles (front and back)
Mosey to Playground. We will do the following at different stations:
20 Bench Jumps at Benches. 20 seconds of pull-ups at Dugouts. 20 Picnic Table Pull-ups at Pavilion. 20 Diamond Merkins at Flag. Rinse and Repeat.
Mosey to parking lot that is just of the northern baseball fields. We will be running to various cones where exercises will be posted. The following are the exercises:
- Cone 1: 20 Merkins
- Cone 2: Bear Crawl to Cone 3
- Cone 3: 20 Big Boy Situps
- Cone 4: 20 Dive Bombers
- Cone 5: Bernie Sanders to Cone 6
- Cone 6: 20 Shoulder Taps (two count)
Rinse and repeat two more times.
Mosey to beginning of Serpentine Sidewalk. We will lunge to first light, run through next four lights, lunge to sixth light, run through next four, etc. until we reach perimeter trail by river.
At perimeter trail we will do 20 Hello Dollies as a group in cadence.
Mosey halfway to cardiac hill. Stop to do 20 Box Cutters in cadence.
Mosey to cardiac hill. We will run up hill doing the following exercises:
- At first turn: 40 Baby Crunches
- At second turn: 20 American Hammers
- At third turn: 20 Decline Merkins
- At benches: 20 Bench Lifts
Rinse and repeat.
Mosey to AO.
Table Saws, Boat Canoe. ATM’s.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
17 Men. No FNG’s. Coxin was visiting us from South Carolina.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
I recently led a group at a Day Treatment Program. The program is for people with mental health problems. Some have experienced depression, some extreme anxiety, some Bipolar Disorder, and some even have been diagnosed with Schizophrenia. These people have faced hard times. Most can no longer work because of their disorders. Most were on disability and living what we may call “marginal lives.”
I have led the group many times and we have a topic for each group meeting (e.g., coping with depression, the importance of exercise. budgeting, substance disorders). The topics are wide and varied.
Because music and lyrics to songs are important to so many of us, I thought it would be fun to have a group where each group member shared lyrics to one of their favorite songs. I asked the members to have their songs ready in advance. When the members shared their songs, I was surprised to find that almost every one of them shared a religious song. When the members talked, they talked about why God is important to them. I knew that some members might share religious songs but I did not think that such an overwhelming majority would. Some of these group members attend church but certainly not all of those who shared the religious songs attend very regularly. Yet, here they were, sharing why these songs were so meaningful and helped them in their lives. In my work as a therapist I have had quite a few people tell me that, despite coping with incredible depression, they believe in and need God. They have told me that God is what gives them hope.
The fact is that God is for ALL of US. He is not just for the happy, the people who “have it together”, or the folks who attend church regularly. Who did Jesus tend to associate with? Everyone, not just the elite, the religious, but the poor, the hookers, the bums. This is a messy world full of people who don’t have everything together. But we need God. And it is good to know that God is for us.
May 19 is Hardship Hill!!