After breaking out the deck of cards for my Q at The Arena on Tuesday, I decided to bring the fun and games to The Snake Pit today. The five PAX who gathered did know what they were in for, but after a brief disclaimer, they really brought it. Great work was done by all!
Here are the details…
MOSEY to back of school and circle up for COP.
SSH X 15 IC
LBAC (front & back) X 10 IC
OHC X 10 IC
SQUATS X 15 IC
MERKINS X 10 IC
TTT X 15 IC
T-PLANK MERKINS X 10 IC
DECK OF CARDS
MOSEY to front of school and circle up.
Each PAX gets equal number of playing cards. Suits correspond to exercises and numbers on cards represent rep counts.
Spades: SQUAT variation (PAX choice)
Diamonds: CORE variation (PAX choice)
Hearts: MERKIN variation (Q’s choice)
PAX take turns playing cards and completing exercises their choosing. Rinse and repeat until all cards have been played or time is up.
* Stomp the Swamp – this Saturday
* John Flanagan Memorial 10K coming up in November
* Frisbee w/ 2.0s and Adopt-a-Highway – this Saturday
* Snake Pit BRR team needs a runner
* Families and school employees for beginning of school year
A few weeks ago at Crusade, Spur saw a log ahead of him and knew he should go around it. For some reason he did not and ended up getting a scrape on his leg. This immediately reminded me of the Apostle Paul’s statement in Romans 7:15…
“I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.”
Even when we know the right thing to do, sometimes we still choose the wrong thing. This often leads to pain, disappointment and scars (spiritual, emotional and even physical). In Spur’s case, his actions may end up in a scar on his leg that will remind him of this small misstep. For us, our choices lead to consequences (minor or major) we may not have anticipated but must accept regardless of our initial intentions.
May we remember that we have a path laid out before us designed to show us the Way of life. It doesn’t guarantee us freedom from pain, but it does offer us peace beyond what we can even ask or imagine.
As always, it’s an honor to stand among and lead these men. I look forward to seeing them all in the gloom soon.