• When: 2018-07-11
  • QIC: Recall
  • The PAX: Utah (R), Voltron, Spur, Booby Trap, Nightmare, Forrest, Iron Mary, Landing Strip, Pick Axe, Hopper (R), Pearl, Wapner, Simon Says, Spackle (R), Itchy (R), House (R), Fast Casual, Long Haul, Whisper, Netflix, Chachi, Hatchet, Dance Machine, Recall

Old Cherokee to Whiteford

With the BRR approaching, YHC attempted to pick a route that included at least a couple hills.  After a little mumblechatter over the route, the pax set to work.  It sounded like there was some good 2nd F had during the route, with pax encouraging and ribbing one another.  Great work out there today!

Weather: 73 and not too humid

Count off /BOM/ Prayer

The Route:

  • Left on 6
  • Left on Old Cherokee (hill seems to get steeper each time)
  • Left into the Publix shopping center, follow to Lowe’s and Planet Fitness
  • Left onto Whiteford
  • Right on 6 to the shovel flag


Prayer Requests:

  • Gump (F3 Columbia) and SeamRipper (FIA) for the loss of their oldest son
  • Dance Machine’s friend who recently had a heart transplant
  • Rebar, recovering from ankle injury


  • Sweet Baby O 5K, 4 August; https://www.runhard.org/pages/race-owen.php
  • Stomp the Swamp 5K, 25 August; https://www.runhard.org/pages/race-swamp.php
  • BRR, 7 -8 Sept
  • Lexington Half Marathon and Cheech 10K, 10 Nov; https://lexingtonhalf.com/

Devo: “Sadness for Joy”

Psalms 30: 11: “You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy”

God’s story is about making the bad things untrue. He makes beauty out of brokenness. God’s biggest gift to His people is He transforms out pain. The knowledge of God’s plan of redemption allows us to live our lives joyfully, despite the brokenness all around us. No matter what sadness we face today, we can remain joyful because we have the hope of heaven. Whatever sadness you face today, be encouraged, our God can exchange sadness for joy.