THE SCENE: 42F and rainy. Things were already going swimmingly.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER– Administered and cell phone check done too. $Free.99, Q was looking like a Turtle and not a professional that’s for sure.
Gazelle Trot (aka Mosey) to overhang outside of CPAC
Donkey Kick x 5
Frog Jump in place x 5
Jumping Spider x 10
Werewolf x 5
Spider Man w/Reach x 5
Flying Squirrels x 5
Copperhead Squat x 5
Monkey Humper x 5
Black Snake 1x each PAX through the line and then continue in formation to the ERC
THA-ANIMAL-THANG:Pyramid Workout – Start with the first exercise and add an exercise each round until you get to all 5 exercises and then drop an exercise until you get to 1 exercise:
10 Monkey Humpers
10 Mountain Goats
10 Frog Jumps
10 Flying Squirrels
10 Jumping Spiders
Choose Your Own Adventure
Duck Walk or Bear Crawl up the ramps at the ERC (alternate at the end of each round) and
Back down the stairs or run 1 lap (~1/8 mile) in the courtyard in the rain
Example Animal Adventure Workout
Round 1 – 10 Monkey Humpers, Bear Crawl
Round 2 – 10 Monkey Humpers, 10 Mountain Goats, Duck Walk
Round 3 – 10 Monkey Humpers, 10 Mountain Goats, 10 Frog Jumps, Bear Crawl, 1 lap around the courtyard in the rain
Round 4 – 10 Monkey Humpers, 10 Mountain Goats, 10 Frog Jumps, 10 Flying Squirrels, Duck Walk, 1 lap around the courtyard in the rain
Round 5 – 10 Monkey Humpers, 10 Mountain Goats, 10 Frog Jumps, 10 Flying Squirrels, 10 Jumping Spiders, Bear Crawl, 1 lap around the courtyard in the rain
Round 6 (drop an exercise) – 10 Monkey Humpers, 10 Mountain Goats, 10 Frog Jumps, 10 Flying Squirrels, Duck Walk
Round 7 (drop another exercise) – 10 Monkey Humpers, 10 Mountain Goats, 10 Frog Jumps, Bear Crawl
Round 8 (drop another exercise) – 10 Monkey Humpers, 10 Mountain Goats, Duck Walk, 1 lap around the courtyard in the rain
Round 9 (drop down to 1 exercise) – 10 Monkey Humpers, 1 lap around the courtyard in the rain,
If time permitted, Round 10 would add an exercise and repeat. I think we had a few PAX finish Round 6. After Round 5 the Q said no more adventures in the courtyard and after another 3 minutes the Q called recover.
MARY (Q had asked Jitters to lead):
20 American Hammers 4 ct OYO
20 LBC’s OYO
20 Flutter Kicks IC (fastest flutters ever I’m pretty sure)
10 Pickle Pounders IC
After calling recover, the Q decided our grand finale would be better done under shelter so “on your 6” was called and the Q asked Waxjob to lead “Row, row, row your boat” as he combined American Hammers + Boat / Canoe and singing all together so that “life is but a dream!”
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
21 PAX including 1FNG, plus 1 Wookie & and 1 Turtle on Q (here’s the ‘picture or it didn’t happen’. Dart Gun had to leave early).
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
For 23 years I thought I was a Christian. There was no fruit, confession, or repentance in my life for over two decades. I was self-absorbed, self-focused, and self-exalting. But God brought me down in my sexual idolatry and humbled me and broke me… and in the process, I believe genuinely saved me. The next steps in my journey are unsure, but the weight of my sin Christ has borne. As Philippians Philippians 3:12-16 says
12 Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. 13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. 15 Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you. 16 Only let us hold true to what we have attained.
Last week my divorce became final. I have confessed, repented, prayed, and begged for the Lord to be pleased with how I walked out the end of my marriage that I destroyed. God is not mocked. But my life is not over. I am called to be a HIM in every sense of the word. Christ died on the cross so I could walk in newness of life. In short, Jesus has called me to PRESS ON. And He has called many HIMs to do the same – in (at least from our perspective) “good” and “bad” circumstances (including rainy 42F F3 workouts):
5k is waiting on Venture Capital funding for his new job.
Mandolin is considering a new job, wife’s job struggles including losing her first patient.
Trolley’s Mom in Cali is recovering from water on the lungs
Judge has a new house, his wife went through post-partum depression (and is now on the other side of it PTL), and has a new mentee who doesn’t like cops or the church.
Anchorman has many Emerald Youth kids he cares for
Guardrail has ongoing heel issues so has to take a break from F3
Snaggletooth is caring for the kids alone this weekend while his wife travels for work
Ginger is moving to Nashville
Mailbox M has heart issues
All of us are called to press on for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. This earth and no one and
no thing, job, salary, pleasure are our prize. Christ is our prize. Remember God’s Word through Paul:
13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,
14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Hideout’s church plant
Mandolin’s job opportunity
Waxjob’s mother-in-law (signs of Alzheimer’s)
Prais for Survivor (FNG Welcome) over 2 years ago getting through his battle with cancer.
The turtle onesie was harder and the workout was harder than the Q expected .
Waxjob on Q Monday! Don’t forget to keep signing up for future Q’s as the JUCO Q-calendar fills up quickly. Also don’t hesitate to do a JUCO Bomb or a guest Q to help out and encourage other AO’s!