• Post Type: Backblast
  • When: 05/01/2021
  • AO: Old School
  • QIC: Purple Haze
  • FNG's:
  • PAX: Ball Joint, Wirenut, Dr. Seuss (R), Toe Pick, White Lightning (visitor from Clover), Pizza Man, Round Up

You ever have one of those “themes” that keeps running through your head but you don’t know why…  enter Get a Grip!  For a week or better I was having thoughts of how so many things tend to grip us in life.  The pandemic, sickness, job woes, tragedy,  you name it, we hear them at the end of every workout during the COT.  So that got me thinking how could I tie my Q w/ grip.  I searched the NIV and found 11 references to the word grip in the bible.  Nearly all dealt with how someone was “gripped” or “locked” in fear over something.  I remembered having a bunch of small brick pavers that were the perfect size to “grip” during the workout so after a short warm up we all grabbed 2 blocks and got busy.  The day was also the first of May (5/1/21) so each exercise followed this pattern as well.  Remember, as I pointed out at the end of the workout, when something has a grip on you always remember that God has got an even tighter grip on us and will never let go!

  • Warm Up (all x5 IC):
    • Moroccan Nightclubs
    • Toy Soldiers
    • Gravel Pickers
    • Imperial Walker Squats (well kind of)
    • Lunges
  • The Thang (all w/ blocks):
    • Mosey around the track stopping at each corner for (5 SSH, 1 Burpee, 21 LBCs)
    • Mosey to wall at FUMC Dallas (across from the FD) for 3 rounds of  5 Dips IC, 1 Burpee, 21 step-ups (count one side only)
    • Mosey to Courthouse steps for OYO 5 calf raises, 1 step up, x 21
    • Ball Joint felt the need for a few more burpees so we obliged him
    • Mosey back to front steps of FUMC for a killer round of 5 deep sea divers, 21 shoulder taps, 1 step up (did I mention we still had blocks)
    • Mosey back around the corner to the wall to rinse and repeat
    • AGAIN, Ball Joint felt the need for some more burpees
    • Mosey back to the track to rinse and repeat
    • 11s longways in the parking lot (AHs count 1 side and Merkins)
    • Quick round of Mary to finish up
    • With a few minutes to spare YHC shared some statements on “Getting a Grip” on the things in your life (see below)
    • Pledge / COT
  •  Announcements:
    • May service items (travel size toothpaste & tooth brushes) Possible F3 member going to donate all (TBD)?
    • Question:  Can you just donate $$$
    • Round Up 50 miler (Friday evening to Saturday evening) Labor Day weekend with a group of guys from Fort Bragg.  $$ will go to a foundation called Not Alone
    • F3 Dads get w/ Mayor if interested
  • Prayer Requests:
    • Hacksaw / SA / Nollie / Turtleman / guys with new jobs / GrowRuck participants / PM’s niece moving back into Dad’s old house and coming up on 2 year anniversary of loss / Curtis @ Time Out
    • YHC prayed us out

GET a GRIP: (I wasn’t sure how to attach in this format)

  1. Get A Grip On Your Sleep
    “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because
    reality is finally better than your dreams.” — Dr. Seuss
  2. Get A Grip On Your Body
    “Be careful about reading health books. Some fine day you’ll die of
    a misprint.” — Markus Herz
    We’re obsessed with looking fit and tanned and having all the
    latest gadgets, yet on most days, we sit more than we sleep. Don’t
    overcomplicate health. It doesn’t always have to be 10,000
    steps. Ten more than yesterday will do.
  3. Get A Grip On Your Mind
    “I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.” —
    Mahatma Gandhi
  4. Get A Grip On Your Words
    “Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”
    — Rudyard Kipling
    Better thoughts lead to better words. What you say shapes who
    you are. In fact, how you experience the world is in large part
    defined by how you describe that experience.5. Get A Grip On Your Food
    “Let thy food be thy medicine.” — Hippocrates
    What comes out of your mouth can only be as good as what
    you put in. We are what we eat, so let’s eat less of what we don’t
    want to be. Drink water, wait minutes before you have seconds,
    delay the dessert and when you’re 80% full, tune in. Do you really
    need more?
  5. Get A Grip On Your Finances
    “If you want to change the fruits, you will first have to change the
    roots.” — T. Harv Eker
  6. Get A Grip On Your Job
    “Transferring your passion to your job is far easier than finding a
    job that happens to match your passion.” — Seth Godin
    In Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, Angela
    Duckworth shares the story of the three bricklayers:
    When asked, “What are you doing?” the first bricklayer replied:
    “I’m laying bricks.” The second bricklayer answered: “I’m putting
    up a wall.” The third bricklayer responded, with pride in his voice:
    “I’m building a cathedral.”
    The biggest barriers between a job, a career and a calling are
    made of perspective. No matter what you do, how you choose to
    do it is up to you.8. Get A Grip On Your Attention
    “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is
    all.” — Oscar Wilde
    So look up from your phone, shut down that display, take in
    your surroundings, make the most of today.
  7. Get A Grip On Your Possessions
    “Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but
    when there is nothing left to take away.” — Antoine de SaintExupéry
  8. Get A Grip On Your Time
    “Half our time is spent trying to find something to do with the time
    we have rushed through life trying to save.” — Will Rogers
    If it won’t matter a week, a month or a year from now, is it
    really worth doing?
  9. Get A Grip On Your Relationships
    “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” —
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    The best thing you can do for the world and to anger your
    enemies is to be nothing like them. There might indeed be toxic
    people in your life, but they don’t come with an obligation to
    engage with them.12. Get A Grip On Your Happiness
    “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of
    happiness.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
    We confuse pleasure and happiness when in reality, it’s not
    about glass half full vs. glass half empty, but about what you
    choose to see when you look at the glass.
  10. Get A Grip On Your Life
    “There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done.
    One is called Yesterday and the other is called Tomorrow.” —
    Dalai Lama
    All of these are different variations of saying: one small step taken
    today is better than a large step left to be taken tomorrow.
    The world truly is small. We all live in the same place and it’s
    called the present. All you have is today. The question that
    remains is:
    Will you choose to make it matter?
    Come To Grips
    I hope this makes you get to grips with how much of your grip you
    can get back. You have a lot more control than you think.
    “You have power over your mind — not outside events. Realize
    this, and you will find strength.” — Marcus Aurelius