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F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
20 Side-Straddle-Hops, 10 Burpees, 10 Plank Jacks, 5 Burpees, 10 Cherry Pickers, 10 Imperial Walkers, 10 Windmills, Michael Phelps
Each man picks up a pair of bricks from my truck. We then run to parking lot by entrance to Northern Ball Fields. There will be exercises posted at each corner of the parking lot. Do the exercise listed, run around the parking lot, then do the next exercise listed. Always have bricks when running. Once exercises at one cone are complete, go to the next cone and do those. When a man is done he will have done 12 exercises (3 from each cone and run around the parking lot 12 times). Here are the exercises from each cone:
- Cone 1: 1. 50 Overhead Presses with Bricks 2. 20 Big Boys 3. 50 Curls with Bricks
- Cone 2: 1. 50 Rows with Bricks 2. 20 Big Boys 3. 50 Wings Up with Bricks
- Cone 3: 1. 50 Wings Out with Bricks 2. 10 Mini Man-makers 3. 50 Wings Down with Bricks
- Cone 4. 1. 50 Punches with Bricks. 2. 10 Mini Man-makers 3. 50 Triceps with Bricks
Mosey with bricks back to the truck and replace them there.
Mosey to stop sign at Northeastern corner of admin bldg. We will do 20 American Hammers.
Mosey down steps to small alleyway. Pick teammate. We will do Doras. Teammate runs up stairs, around to beginning of alleyway and back to teammate while teammate does exercises. Teammates the switch off. Here are the exercises:
- 150 Squats
- 150 Big Boy Situps
- 100 Merkins
Mosey to Parking Lot that semi-circles by soccer fields. We will Bernie for 20 fence stakes then lunge for 10 tent stakes and repeat that pattern to the end of the parking lot.
Mosey to beginning of mini-cardiac. Bernie to park sign, then sprint the rest of the way back to the AO.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
13 Men, no FNGs
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Thomas Merton: “Creation isn’t something that just happened in the beginning and then God walked off and left us to our own devices.”
Imagine if that were true. God created this universe and everything in it and then said, “Good luck everybody, I’m going to sleep.” Would the creator do that? I don’t think so.
Thomas Merton: “Creation is going on all the time. That creation is absolute and perpetual.”
That creation is a gift and a miracle. It surrounds us and is within us. Yet, we so often fail to see it. Some of the great church hymns have God saying to us (or use to Him), “Abide in Me”, knowing that we so often fall short in doing so.
James Finley describes this failure to see God’s gift to us in this way:
What if all along you’ve been living in this incredible mansion all your life but through a tragic mental condition you think you’re living in a little tent behind the garage? And every week your psychotherapist comes over for your weekly session, and your therapist says, “Look, I wouldn’t, honestly, I wouldn’t lie to you on this one. You’re in a mansion. You’ve been living in it all along.” You say, No. No. I . . . as a matter of fact, I don’t even think I deserve to even try to get in there, actually.” In God, we live and move and have our being. We’re living our life in the vast interiority of God pouring Himself out and giving himself away as every breath and heartbeat, as every passing moment of our life. This is confusion. Jesus called it blindness. Buddha called it ignorance. We don’t see the God-given, Godly nature, the boundary-less generosity of every blessed moment in our life.”
To abide in God is to accept his gift, to recognize His beauty, to breath it in what John Eldredge calls “The Sacred Romance.” Other spiritual writers call it the “Sacred Dance.” To abide in God is to ask him to abide with us.
I will close with some lines from the song “Abide With Me”:
Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies
Heav’n’s morning breaks, and earth’s vain shadows flee
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.
Prayers of praise for Lillydipper’s wife (done with double masectomy surgery) and Choir Boys’ wife (does not have lymphoma and is getting rehab for the pain she is experiencing); prayers for wife of Mr. Jinxy who will have surgery on September 17; prayers for Lulu and Doubtfire who both have lost their mothers this past month.