Conditions: 72 degrees; 93% humidity; 70 degree dew point; Winds W 7 mph (nice breeze)
12 PAX gather this morning looking to get better. T Claps to those members of the Strut Brigade that were able to part ways with the fartsack. Many days have passed since YHC’s last Q at his beloved AO. Much like MacArthur’s return to the Philippines, YHC marched into the AO in return. Well at least I felt that way.
The original plan called for use of some of the AO’s athletic fields, but given the recent rain, an alternate plan was devised on the fly, given the wet fields and the pressure of the presence of F3 Lake Murray’s Nantan. Thanks to Brother Si for joining us today as well as Marrow.
Today’s selection of music as you read is from one of YHC’s favorites, Westbound Rangers, with the classic song, “Big Scioty:”
Disclaimer, opening prayer, and off we go:
Mosey up Mount St. Seven Oaks to the Rec Center Parking Lotand circle up for COP:
- 20 TTTs (IC)
- 20 Windmills (IC)
- 20 SSHs (IC)
- 20 High Knees (IC)
- 30 LAC’s (15 forward, 15 backward) (IC)
- 20 Squats (IC)
- 10 Carolina Dry Docks (IC)
- 20 LBCs (IC)
- 10 Imperial Waalkers (IC)
- 10 SmurfJacks (IC).
Slow mosey to the RockPile for THE THANG:
- 20 Curls (IC)
- 20 Tricep Extensions (IC)
- 20 Shoulder Presses (IC)
- 20 Bent Over Rows (IC)
- 20 Chest Presses (IC).
Rinse and repeat with declining numbers (15, 10, 5 – or some slight variations to when the PAX seem to know how many were coming)
Mosey to the concession stand and circle up for Mary:
- 50 LBCs (IC)
- 15 Freddie Mercurys (IC)
- 15 Rays Charles (IC)
- 15 Dying Cock-a-roaches (IC)
- 15 Supermans (IC)
Mosey back to the parking lot and rally around the SF for COT, BOM, and closing prayer.
Naked Moleskin: Another great effort by all the PAX this morning, it was great to get back to the Q position after such a long absence. T-Claps to Peebles for a great discussion during #RockPile centering on Matthew 6.
Hereinbelow is today’s devotional – which slipped my mind this morning.
- Chastain’s aunt – cancer
- Aim High’s M
- Fiji’s M
- Those battling depression
- Strut needs Qs, signup here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RmFXm9XqPQ42dyh6hywDPn_8KXvCV6fzrM4phRJzN3s/edit#gid=1054085131
- Many running groups throughout F3 Lake Murray and F3 Lexington, so lace up and get out there.
- F3 Wander is another non-boot camp day option, it’s a rucking good time. https://twitter.com/F3Wander
- Anchor starts 0515 on Wednesday, with an optional slow mosey cross the dam post KB. Now get the bell there and party with your bell out! https://twitter.com/F3AnchorSC
- Friday workout group from F3LexSC and F3LakeMurray for football, futbol, and ultimate frisbee. http://twitter.com/F3Clash
- An unofficial running group for those that don’t run, affectionately known as “Struggle” meets Mondays at 0515 on the Irmo side of dam for out and back of 15-22 minutes at your pace.
- F3 (2nd and 3rd Fs) Lunches are a-plenty. Check Twitter and the website for details. In fact, there is a whole lot going on, so check the website and Twitter often for updates. Another good place to look for updates/info is in the announcements of the posted Back Blasts.
- 7/4 Ryan Rawl https://www.strictlyrunning.com/images/2018_Ryan_Rawl.jpg
- 7/14 Carolina Reaper
- 8/4 Sweet Baby O 5K. Register: https://www.runhard.org/pages/race-owen.php
- 8/25 Stomp the Swamp. Register: https://www.runhard.org/pages/race-swamp.php
- 9/7 Blue Ridge Relay
- 11/10 The Cheech. Register here: https://lexingtonhalf.com/pages/race-10k.php
Devotional: from Our Daily Bread
Ring in a Dumpster
Seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7
In college, I woke up one morning to find Carol, my roommate, in a panic. Her signet ring was missing. We searched everywhere. The next morning we found ourselves picking through a dumpster.
I ripped open a trash bag. “You’re so dedicated to finding this!”
“I’m not losing a two-hundred-dollar ring!” she exclaimed.
Carol’s determination reminds me of the parable Jesus told about the kingdom of heaven, which “is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field” (Matthew 13:44). Certain things are worth going great lengths to find.
Throughout the Bible, God promises that those who seek Him will find Him. In Deuteronomy, He explained to the Israelites that they would find Him when they turned from their sin and sought Him with all their hearts (4:28–29). In the book of 2 Chronicles, King Asa gained encouragement from a similar promise (15:2). And in Jeremiah, God gave the same promise to the exiles, saying He would bring them back from captivity (29:13–14).
If we seek God, through His Word, worship, and in our daily lives, we will find Him. Over time, we’ll know Him on a deeper level. That will be even better than the sweet moment when Carol pulled her ring out of that trash bag!
Closing Prayer: Lord, help me to seek You with all my heart.