THE SCENE: 50s and raining… It was great. Coulda been much worse, right?
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Welcome to F3, Free Workout, Not a professional, You’re here of your own volition, Scale/modify as needed, I have a cell phone in the event of an emergency. Done and Done.
Due to rain, we warmed up under the covered drive of the Senior Center.
1. 15 SSH – 4ct, IC
2. 15 Squat – 4ct, IC
3. 15 Arm circles – 4ct, IC (both directions)
4. 15 Moroccan nightclub – 4ct, IC
5. 15 Overhead clap – 4ct, IC
6. 15 Merkins – 4ct, IC
7. 5 Burpees – OYO
8. 10 Cherry Pickers – 4 ct, IC
9. 8 Project Motivators (AKA The Project-ivators – IT’S A THING)
Mucho Chesto @ Amphitheater: My kids think it’s funny that I don’t have any hair on my chest. They call me “baby chest” because they think all men should have hairy chests. (What are we back in the 80’s when Tom Selleck was the measure of a man?) So, as punishment, I mean, for exercise, PAX did 10 of each type of merkin: Regular, Wide, Diamond, Stagger Right, Stagger Left for a total of 50 merkins. Rinse-Repeat for a total of 100. Lots of groaning and ugly form in the 2nd set. Mosey over to Library Parking Lot.
Barak Obama @ Library Parking Lot: Named after the 44TH POTUS, PAX begin at one parking lot island, bear crawl 4 parking lines then do 4 merkins. Rinse/repeat to the other parking lot island. It was only light rain at this point so there was little to no complaining. That started when we bear crawled back 4 parking lines + 4 merkins back to the starting point. Mosey over to the Senior Center Parking Lot.
Apple Turnover @ Senior Center Parking Lot – We needed to grab gloves because my tender hands were revolting against me for all that bear crawling – on the asphalt – in the rain. Just in time for MORE BEAR CRAWLING. Apple turnover included PAX bear crawling 3 parking lines, and then flipping over to crabwalk (forward) 3 parking lines. We began from one parking lot island to the far parking lot island. When we made it there – we crawl-beared (that’s right, backward bearcrawling…) 3 parking lines, flipped over to crabwalk (backward) returning to starting point.
BONUS: Since we burned through our workout so quickly, with the extra time, we did 5 burpees at one end of the parking lot and sprinted to the other side. Then, 5 burpees and sprint back to the start. Rinse and repeat until I was completely gassed – I mean, until time ran out.
Mary @ Covered Drive of Senior Center: PAX Choice – LBCs, Rosalita, Freddy Mercury, Left Side Crunches, Right Side Crunches, Flutter kicks, and Big Boys with funky cadence, courtesy of Mailbox.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Lucky 7: Erector, Kickflip, Rocket, Samaritan, Mailbox, Slappy, Snaggletooth-Q
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
ALL WHO TRUST, LOVE, AND FOLLOW CHRIST ARE MINISTERS OF RECONCILIATION.
2 Corinthians 5:14-21 – “For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. 15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.
16 So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”
I have the privilege of visiting fellow followers of Jesus who are incarcerated at the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX). I am writing a letter to the governor of Tennessee on behalf of a friend for clemency. I believe that his life in prison testifies that he has paid enough of his sentence, that he is a true follower of Jesus, and that his life is better spent outside of prison walls with his family and as a contributing member of society, not as a threat or a parasite. He now can live and serve as an ambassador for Jesus, calling and imploring others to be reconciled to God, as he himself has been through Jesus Christ our Lord. What’s striking is how we can view someone in one way, when God sees him another way completely. While his prison sentence is justified, he now has a greater calling (a minister of reconciliation) to live beyond his past into a new eternal purpose as a new man.
WE ARE MINISTERS OF RECONCILIATION.
The Project adding Thursdays so we’re all going to be Q’ing a couple times each month. Tuesdays will remain traditional bootcamp workouts, Thursdays will be heavy work: rucking, CMU, etc. Kickflip on Q – bring CMUs. Hardship Hill in May – JUCO has at least one team with another possibly in the works. Sign-up.