Fitness, Fellowship, Faith

Day: November 21, 2022

The Pub 11/10

11 PAX came out to my debut Q at The Pub.

Obligatory announcements, Pledge

Roscoe held a solid pace around an 8:35 on Martha’s route, along with Waterboy, Defib, Radar and JJ. I picked up the 6(aka tried to keep up the whole time.

Oompa Loompa, Tube, Flintstone, Hermie, Linus and Bandit took a different route and met up with us for COT at the Pub.

COT Prayers :

Radar’s sister

Tube’s Daughter

I took one of many opportunities this week to request prayers for the Brock family.  I have spent the last couple weeks meditating on the ways in which I take my health, family, belongings and even my life for granted.

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I encourage everyone to take some portion of that time  and spend it reflecting on those closest to you in your life….then tell them.

Try to incorporate as much gratitude into this time as you can and  express it, even if it just means telling someone that you value them and that you appreciate that they’re a part of your life.

-Maybelline

Bulldog 11/8

5 PAX showed up in the gloom for a random assortment of Kettlebell work.

Kept it simple and called on the PAX for extra inspiration as needed towards the end.

 

Prayer Requests:

Radar’s sister

Nutria’s brother-in-law

Tube’s M

The Brock family

-Maybelline

Putting in work at Mt. Holly

Warm up: 15 x SSH; 15 x Toy Soldiers;

Mosey to Ida Rankin parking lot.  Killer B’s:  Bear Crawl, Broad Jumps, and Burpees

  1. Bear Crawl to the other end of the parking lot, and do 3 burpees.
  2. Broad Jump back to the start, and do 3 burpees.
  3. Rinse and Repeat 5 times.

Mosey to Mt. Holly Middle School park benches.

  1. 10 x Dips; 10 x Mike Tysons; 10 x Step downs each side
  2. 20 x dips; 20 x Mike Tysons; 20 x Step downs each side
  3. 30 x dips; 30 x Mike Tysons; 30 x Step downs each side

Circled up for some Mary

COT

 

True Meaning of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my wife’s favorite holiday. Like myself, my wife is a realist. If you ask, “Is the glass half empty or half full?” She would ask, “Well, did you pour into the cup or out of it?”. Okay, so – she’s not this bad (though, actually, I am). But it is because of this that we may not always appear to be thankful. But we really are, thankful for a lot of things.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 says, “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”. This makes me think of Psalm 118:24 which says, “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” (Pentecostals have a song about this we used to sing when I was a kid). I heard a guy just yesterday saying in a store how he didn’t have anything to be thankful for. A guy passing said, “You’re alive aren’t you?” – to which he replied, “Barely”. While the guy seemed to be joking, I kind of felt sorry, or bad, for him.

I recently saw where an actor from my childhood recently committed suicide. People thought he had a lot going for him and he was an inspiration to many. We don’t always know what people are going through, or what they truly are thinking. If you ever need to talk to someone about anything (ANYTHING) seriously don’t hesitate to reach out.

For the lives of Christians it goes beyond giving thanks even while suffering. Another Psalm says, “Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!” Psalm 107:1. Another Pentecostal song is pulled from another Psalm that reads, “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”, Psalm 103:2-5. There’s so much to be thankful for here in these passages/promises.

Really, if you ever wonder why God is good to us, as undeserving as we are (speaking for myself of course) it’s actually pretty simple. Corinthians 9:11 reads, “You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.”. God blesses us so we can bless others… one of those others is actually Him.

The true meaning of the word “Thanksgiving” is to glorify God as an act of worship, giving thanks for all the things God has provided (which is actually everything (including the air we’re breathing)). Even Webster’s definition of thanksgiving is, “a public acknowledgment or celebration of divine goodness. : the act of giving thanks. “Divine goodness”, even the world’s chief definer of things can’t deny who we are to be thankful to.

So, while Friend, Food, and Football are all causes for celebration (or feeling thankful for), let’s try to remember the true reason we’re on this earth. That’s to glorify and worship God, giving Him thanks for all he’s done, does, and will continue to do.

Announcements:

  • Christmas party – December 3rd
    • Be sure to HC and vote – https://f3gastonia.com/2022-f3-gastonia-christmas-party-awards/
  • Christmastown 5K is THIS weekend
    • Show up and park before 5pm and stay until 7pm.
      • See Slack and/or Broke for more details.

Prayer Requests:

  • Huckleberry
  • Medicine Woman
  • Wirenut’s family
  • Wichita’s Wife and Family – Congrats on the new baby due tomorrow!
  • Sarlacc and his family
  • Stogie’s Mom’s knee and his Dad

PUB 11/17

6 runners and 4 ruckers for a sammich and cold one this morning.  Runners took the JJ / Wachova route.

Prayers:

JJ’s aunts

Tube friend of friend Fentanyl OD

VQ2

Like a lot of preachers I know … I had a workout prepared and ready all week, but woke up this morning with another idea on my mind and my heart. I made a decision that I would go with my plan unless there was an even number of PAX … and then I would switch to the new plan. I arrive and there are 6 PAX, so the new plan it is … until Red Ribbon emerges from the dark to make it 7 … so its the planned plan, let’s circle up! Hold up … what’s this … CPap pulls in last minute to make it 8 PAX … so it’s on to the new plan, which is a repeat performance of my VQ in Mt Hollywood a couple years back!

The Warmup

11 GP IC … 11 IW IC … 11 SSH IC

The Workout

Mosey around the Parking Lot and across the Street to the Bus Parking Lot, where we will pair up for a DORA

100 Merkins … 200 LBC’s … 300 Plank Jacks, whick quickly became CDD Jacks

Let’s Mosey to the Mouthpiece Shop for a Triple Nickel

Big Boys at the Top and Diamond Merkins at the Bottom

Let’s Mosey to Veterans Park for the Pledge and the Word

2 Timothy 4:7, I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

From Veterans Park, there are several ways back … but the hardest way back is straight up Baptist Hill! It’s time to do hard things and finish strong. Sometime when I have a big task ahead … I like to break it down into 3-4 smaller tasks.

Mosey to the Stop Sign for 11 Mountain Climbers

Mosey to Crest Street for 11 MC + 11 Werkins

Mosey to Burge Memorial for 11 MC + 11 W + 11 Burpees

Mosey back to the Flag for a Round of Mary

The Finish

Jesus hand picked 12 men to be his disciples … 11 finished! Let’s be the knid of men who finish, the kind of men who remain faithful to the end!

The Annoucements 

Christmas Party … Speed for Need … Fellowship Lunch at Ray Nathan’s Friday

The Prayer Requests

Pillager Baby due Wednesday … Victims of Violence … Orangeman Friend w/stage 3 Cancer … Safe Travels … Sargento’s Elbow

Thanks again gentlemen for allowing me to lead leaders and become better as a man always in all ways! Have a great Thanksgiving Week and remember to be Thankful!

 

1 to 10 to 1

it was a cold morning in Dallas as 12 HIM assembled for a “1 to 10 to 1” workout! I arrived 15 minutes early to see SA’s truck parked all by itself … so I took a lap around the track for a pre-warmup. At the end of my lap … I noticed that Broke and Def Lepard, being the true friends that they are … had parked in front and behind SA, leaving 1-2 inches on each side, true friends indeed! There are no FNG’s … so let’s get to work!

The Warmup … 1 to 10

1 Man Maker … 2 Abe Vigado IC … 3 Moroccan Nightclubs IC … 4 LBC’s IC … 5 Freddy Mercury’s IC … 6 Plank Jacks IC … 7 Peter Parkers IC … 8 Side Straddle Hops IC … 9 Imperial walkers IC … 10 Gravel Pickers IC

Let’s Mosey to the Police Station for “The Pledge”

The Workout … 1 to 10 to 1

At each block we will do a n exercise … and at each block we will add another exercise and increase the rep count

Block 1 = 1 Hand Release Merkin

Block 2 = 1 HRM + 2 Jump Squats

Block 3 = 1 HRM + 2 JS + 3 World War 1

Block 4 = 1 HRM + 2 JS + 3 WW1 + 4 Merkins

Block 5 = 1 HRM + 2 JS + 3 WW1 + 4 M + 5 Mountain Climbers

Block 6 = 1 HRM + 2 JS + 3WW1 + 4 M + 5 MC + 6 Flutter Kicks

Block 7 = 1 HRM + 2 JS + 3 WW1 + 4 M + 5 MC + 6 FK + 7 Burpees

Block 8 = 1 HRM + 2 JS + 3 WW1 + 4 M + 5 MC + 6 FK + 7 B + 8 Bonnie Blairs

Block 9 =  1 HRM + 2 JS + 3 WW1 + 4 M + 5 MC + 6 FK + 7 B + 8 BB + 9 WW2

Block 10 = 1 HRM + 2 JS + 3 WW1 + 4 M + 5 MC + 6 FK + 7 B + 8 BB + 9 WW2 + 10 Squats

Let’s turn around and head back to the beginning…

Block 9 = 9 WW2 + 8 BB + 7 B + 6 FK + 5 MC + 4 M + 3 WW1 + 2 JS + 1 HRM

Block 8 = 8 Bonnie Blair  + 7 B + 6 FK + 5 MC + 4 M + 3 WW1 + 2 JS + 1 HRM

Block 7 = 7 Burpees + 6 FK + 5 MC + 4 M + 3 WW1 + 2 JS + 1 HRM

Block 6 = 6 Flutter Kicks + 5 MC + 4 M + 3 WW1 + 2 JS + 1 HRM

Block 5 = 5 Mountain Climbers + 4 M + 3 WW1 + 2 JS + 1 HRM

Block 4 = 4 Merkins + 3 WW1 + 2 JS + 1 HRM

Block 3 = 3 WW1 + 2 JS + 1 HRM

Block 2 = 2 Jump Squats + 1 HRM

Block 1 = 1 Hand Release Merkin

The Cool Down … 10 to 1

10 GP IC … 9 IW IC … 8 SSH IC … 7 PP IC … 6 PJ IC … 5 FM IC … 4 LBC IC … 3 MN IC … 2 AV IC … 1 MM

10 Hand Release Merkins : 10 Squats

The Word

John 10:10, The thief comes to steal, to kill, and to destroy … but I have come, that you may have life and have it more abundantly!

Let’s get out there and show this world what an abundant life … a life in Christ looks like!

The EC

We had time left … so we paired up and did a Dirty Dora

100 Merkins … 200 LBC … 200 Squats … 300 SSH

Bear Crawl to the COT

The Announcements

Christmas Party … Ultimate Frisbee Tournament … Speed For Need … Dallas Christian Ministry

The Prayer Requests

Gumby’s Mom … Huckleberry … Pallbearer’s Parents … Purple Haze’s Mom … SA’s Father in Law … WireNut’s Family

Gentlemen … make sure that you are checking the Prayer Channel on slack regularly … there are many need among our brothers! Thanks again for the opportunity to lead leaders … during NewQ Novemeber!

Doodles Out!

 

 

 

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