• When: 2019-11-19
  • QIC: Recall
  • The PAX: Nailpop, Voltron (Respect), Ranger (Respect), Cool Corner, Utah (Respect), Jack Hammer, 7-11, Mud Flap, Cyclops, Headgear, Notebook, Floppy Disk, Forrest, FishWrap, Fast Casual, Quest, Recall

Arena Flexibility Challenge & Pain Stations

Weather: 40s and foggy

Prayer & Disclaimer

YHC was nervous about coming back to Q after being spotty attendance over the past few months, while training for a half marathon and recovering from a back injury. However, the men of Arena made YHC feel right at home with some strong mumblechatter.

The Thang:

COP: Mosey to the back of the school and circle up on the basketball court

  • SSH x 25 IC
  • Windmill x 15 IC
  • Overhead clap x 15 IC
  • Squats x 20 IC
  • Merkins x 10 IC
  • Cobra x 10 single count *this is where we discovered some of us are not very flexible, especially Ranger*

Mosey to front of school for a tour of the 5 different pain stations; did an exercise at each station along the way. Separated the PAX into 5 groups, sending each one to a pain station. When the group finishes the exercises at the station, move on to the next station.

Station 1:

  • Shoulder press with block x 25
  • Bent over rows with block x 25
  • Freddy Mercury x 20 (4 count)

Station 2:

  • Curls for girls with blocks x 20
  • Squats with blocks x 20
  • American Hammer x 20 (4 count)

Station 3:

  • Jump squats x 15
  • Merkins x 20
  • Iron Cross x 20

Station 4:

  • Burpees x 10
  • Shoulder taps x 20 (4 count)
  • Plank Jacks x 20 (4 count)

Station 5

  • Diamond merkins x 15
  • Lunges x 10 each leg
  • Hydraulics x 20 (4 count)

Mosey back to parking lot for COT


  • Families Helping Families, Fishwrap is leading for us this year
  • Arena Thanksgiving schedule: 5:15 run group, 6:00 Bootcamp, 6:45 Cornerstone/Coffeeteria
  • Salvation Army: Notebook has signed the Arena up to man the Salvation Army collection outside of Wal-Mart in Lexington off 378, 14 December, 10a-6p.
  • Christmas Party, 14 December

Prayer Requests:

  • Unspokens

Devo, Focus on today (Max Lucado):

“A worried mind is a divided mind. Worry takes a meat cleaver to our thoughts, energy, and focus. We worry about the past: what we said or did. We worry about the future: tomorrow’s assignments or the next decade’s developments. Anxiety takes our attention from the right now and directs it back then or up there.

The challenge is to keep our attention on the “right now.” Here is a resolve that I wrote and read often:

“Today, I will live today. Yesterday is past. Tomorrow is not yet. I’m left with today. So, today, I will live today.

Relive yesterday? No. I will learn from it. I will seek mercy for it. I will take joy in it. But I won’t live in it. The sun has set on yesterday.

The sun has yet to rise on tomorrow. Worry about the future? To what gain? It deserves a glance, nothing more. I can’t change tomorrow until tomorrow.

Today I will live today. I will face today’s challenges with today’s strength. I will dance today’s waltz with today’s music. I will celebrate today’s opportunities with today’s hope.

Today. May I laugh, listen, learn, and love today. And, tomorrow, if it comes, may I do so again.”

Leave your problems with God. He does not need our help, counsel, or assistance. When he is ready for us to re-engage, he will let us know.”

What YHC failed to follow this up with was that too often, YHC finds himself reliving a moment in the past or thinking about the future, while missing out on some precious moments of the NOW. Enjoy the precious moments of today with those around you.