It’s been a tough week. YHC has really been down in the dumps after the loss of Digits on Tuesday morning. There is no better therapy for me than spending time with my brothers of F3. That’s the beauty of this thing. We get together to push ourselves, but more importantly we come together as family and lean on one another when times are tough. Thank you to the 21 hard charging brothers that came out this morning and gave me the lift I needed! Here’s how it went.
Weather: #Cantore special. 58 degrees with a breezy rain.
Mosey around the parking lot
Butt Kicks, karaoke, high knees on Q’s call
Circle up in the center
COP – All in cadence
SSH x 15
TTT x 15
IW x 15
Merkins x 10
Line up for 4 – Corners
Sprint to 1st corner for Squats x 25
Lunge to next corner for Merkins x 25
Sprint to next corner for Squats x 25
Lunge to backstretch corner for Merkins x 25 – Plank for the 6
Count of 1’s and 2’s
Line up at the base of the parking garage stairs
1’s run the stairs while 2’s do the official exercise of The Hollow – The Bobby Hurley
After 6 rounds of stairs
1’s do Bobby Hurley’s while 2’s run the stairs for 6 rounds
Mosey up to the upper parking deck
Bear Crawl to 1st corner then Bobby Hurley’s x 25 – Plank for the 6
Bear Crawl to 2nd corner then Scissor Lunge x 15 – Plank for the 6
Bear Crawl to 3rd corner then Prisoner Jump Squats x 25 Plank for the 6
Mosey down the hill to the lower parking lot
80% sprint to the top of the hill – Approx. 80 yds then mosey back down
Plank for the 6
Repeat x 5
Mosey up the hill to the LUMC Ministry Center stairs
1’s run the stair while 2’s do LBC’s
Mosey back to the main parking lot for
Broad Jump Burpees – 100 yds – Plank for the 6
Mosey back up to the top deck of the parking garage
Find a parking space line and the do 50 x line jumps (Side to Side)
Then do 50 x line jumps (Forward and Back)
Mosey back down to the sidewalk in front of LUMC
YHC handed of to the Ranger for the final 5 Minutes of Cindy
Flutter Kicks IC
Boat Canoe on Ranger’s call
Mosey back to the Virtual Shovel Flag
Announcements – #UrbanLegend will need to stay close to the parking lots around where we meet. There’s safety a concern with all of us running around the streets without a known route. We may consider moving at some point. DM was sent out by the Leadership requesting that all PAX write down their suggestions for how we can be safer. We’ll get organized and will come up with a plan for awareness and safety going forward. Digits – Dianne Wells funeral will be held a Mt. Horeb UMC on Saturday at 11am.
Prayer Requests – Wells Family, Friends of Grave Digger’s family struggling with Cancer, FiA and all the ladies that were with Digits when the accident occurred.
YHC, like all our F3/FiA brothers and sisters, is hurting after the loss of Digits. I didn’t know Digits. I’d only heard stories about her from my M (FiA – Bling) about what an incredibly beautiful person she was. There was no doubt Digits loved her family, and there was no doubt she loved her FiA sisters. I’m hurting for Digits precious family. I’m hurting for Bling and all the FiA’s that adored her. I’m hurting for my F3 brothers that are having to endure another tragic loss in our F3/FiA community. Through this tragedy I’m learning to turn to God for comfort and understanding. I’m sure many of you have seen the words shared by our brother GED. I’ve read them several times in the last couple of days and they’ve helped me understand and cope with the pain I’m feeling. I’ll share them again in case you haven’t seen them. Maybe they’ll bring you comfort as well. Thank you, GED, for sharing these words in our time of darkness.
Dear FIA/F3 Sisters and Brothers,
The light shines in the darkness but the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1:5)
This morning we encountered the reality of this dark world when FIA Digits, Dianne Wells, was tragically killed during a group run near Lexington High School. She was a loving wife and mother of 3 precious children.
This stunning news has struck the FIA/F3 community hard bringing sadness and tears to many. We can’t believe that we are walking this terrible road again – the road that we painfully traveled when Cheech, John Flanagan, was taken from us not long ago. Darkness is real.
Even though darkness is a stark reality, – and the pain and sorrow that accompany it are real – the Light still shines! The Light blesses those enduring the darkest valleys with hope. Yes, there is grief. Yes, there are tears. Yes, there is the haunting question of why did this happen? But, nevertheless, the Light brings hope because the Light has defeated death. The darkness of death has not overcome it.
Digits’ tragic death serves to dispel the Pollyannaish views that people bring to Christmas. Life is not filled with tinsel, presents and candy. Rather life can be dark and evil. The good news of Christmas is that we worship and serve a God who became flesh and experienced firsthand what it means to be human and dwell in the evil of darkness. Darkness did not overcome the Light, but rather Jesus the Light overcame the darkness through his life, death and resurrection!
Yes, we grieve, but we grieve with tremendous hope that sin, evil and death will not have the last word — God will! As followers of the Light, we possess the assurance that death does not end in nothingness but with life – life in the light of God’s presence!
So, in the midst of this dark world in which we endure horrible tragedies like the one that claimed Digit’s life, we stand together and sing
Hail the Heaven-born Prince of Peace!
Hail the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings,
Risen with healing in His wings;
Mild He lays His glory by
Born that man no more may die
Born to raise the sons of earth
Born to give them second birth
Hark! The herald angels sing
“Glory to the new-born king”
Let’s pray for Digits’ family and support them as you wonderfully did Cheech’s.
In Christ’s love,
Pastor Jim Glatz (GED)