10 PAX posted.
We ran towards Martha Rivers. Some made it all the way and ran 5 miles. All pushed the rock.
Convergence & later in the day the shootout
FIA/F3 convergence (which has already passed)
Becky Fritz – cancer
Banks – Gump’s student
Pledge to take us out since YHC didn’t put up the flag earlier when it was raining.
Until next time…
Unlike most Pub backblasts YHC has had the privilege to write, this one was delayed because I didn’t know what to say. Not about the workout itself, but about what had been on my mind all week. That was Mia Stokes. She was the young softball player from USC Union that was killed in the car accident along with her teammate Grace Revels. In the accident, her twin sister, Mallory was also injured. Although softball was one of the greatest loves of her life, she was so much more than a softball player. Anyone who attended her funeral last Friday would quickly realize that. For nearly two hours, we heard stories about the love she had for softball, her family, and most of all for Jesus. She had a boldness in her faith that allowed her to never be shy of her love for God. She and her sister Mallory had a saying that “Two is better than one.” That is from Ecclesiastes 4 9-12 which reads, “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” To me, that is the heart of F3. A brotherhood that leaves no man behind and no man where you found him. No one lived fitness, fellowship, and faith any stronger than Mia Stokes. I pray that she will leave a legacy in which seeds that were planted by her or by those who hear her story will find the Savior that she loved so much. And I pray that in and out of F3, we will continue to be men that will lift each other up, encourage each other, and have a boldness to share our faith with a community that is in desperate need. Two is truly better than one.