THE SCENE: Drizzling, temps in high 60’s.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
20 Side-straddle hops, Plank Stretches, 10 Rockettes, 10 Cherry Pickers, Michael Phelps
Mosey to parking lot by entrance way to Northern Ball Fields. Go to CMU pile. Split into teams of two men each. Each team grabs a CMU. We will be doing Doras. Partner One does Bernie Sanders to end of parking lot then sprints back while Partner Two does exercise with CMU. Then partners switch. These are the exercises:
- 100 Overhead Presses
- 100 Curls
- 100 Rows
- 100 Squats with CMU at chest.
Mosey to Pavilion at Northern Ball Fields. We will do Totem Pole. There will be five exercises. We will do first exercise for 30 seconds. We will continue to add an exercise each time until we have done all five exercises. We will then drop the first exercise and go through the exercises repetitively, dropping one each time until we have done last exercise alone for 30 seconds. Thus, we will do each exercise five times. These are the exercises:
- Hello Dollies
- Picnic Table Pull-ups.
- Decline Merkins with feet on bench of picnic table.
- Squat Jumps
Nest, each man does squat with back against wall of pavilion. We will hold the squat for 60 seconds.
Mosey to Dragon Fly just past the parking lot directly across the street from the parking lot by the entrance way to the Northern Ball Fields. We will do Route 66 up the Dragon Fly with the following exercises:
- Mountain Climbers (4 count)
- Dive Bombers
Mosey back to CMU pile in the parking lot by the Northern Ball Field Entrance Way. Each man grabs a CMU. We will do the following exercises in cadence:
- 20 Overhead Presses
- 20 Curls
- 20 Rows
Mosey back to AO.
We will do stretches of right leg and left, then stretches of each arm.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
10 men, no FNG’s.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
In his novel One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez chronicles the history of a fictional small town in Mexico called Macondo. At one point in the novel of plague of insomnia infects the little town and the residents go without sleep. In the process, they lose they begin to lose their memories. A main character in the novel begins to write on all types of tiems in the town so that people will not forget what they are. The people join in to help. Finally, the people in the town place a sign to it’s entrance way that says Macando. And, they place an even larger sign in the center of the town that says God exists.
In his book, The Journey of Desire, John Eldredge said that he laughed at the above story when he first read it. On his second reading, he began to understand the significance. He then thought to himself that he should hang a sign above his own bad that says “God exists.”
The significance is that we humans, even us believers, often forget that God exists. Oh, we may remember He exists at a shallow level but we forget the existence of God at the deeper, most meaningful level. We forget that He is our Creator, He is the Great Physician, He is the Loving Father, He is the Alpha and the Omega. The Israelites were constantly forgetting God. He delivered them through the Red Sea to escape the Egyptians and days later they were complained about water supply. When he provided water they complained about food. He sends down bread from the sky and they bemoan the lack of water again. They later worship false idols. They must be reminded again and again about the existence of God.
I find myself doing the same thing. I may go to church and hear a sermon or sing a hymn that stirs my heart, that reminds me of God’s love for me, that motivates me to climb mountains, to forget my fears, to live for my fellow man. On Monday morning I awake before going to work and find that I have forgotten everything I learned the day before.
In his book The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie, the main character falls from an airplane at the beginning of the book. No parachute, he just plummets from the sky – and lives! It is a miracle and he claims that he will always remember the miracle, always be thankful for it. Yet, as time goes on, he forgets the miracle.
What is it about humankind that leads us to forget the existence of God? We have these moments where we feel loved by God, saved by Him, grateful and thankful. Then we forget. Things happen to us that are miracles and we are amazed by them. But we forget! That is why it is so important to make the great HC toward God. We must keep reading our bibles. We must keep going to worship. We must keep meeting with others who are forgetful believers like us and talk about the wonder of God, share in his Glory, so that we remember, so we don’t forget that – GOD EXISTS.
Prayers for guys at Neyland Stadium today and for Crawdad’s father.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Hardship Hill on May 18