• When: 2018-06-19
  • QIC: No Help
  • The PAX: Eve, Rocking Chair (Respect), Strut, Training Wheels (Respect), Dr. Quinn, Blindside, Baconator, Beetle, Buttermaker (Respect), Red Eye, Punchlist, Noah, Billie Jean (Respect), No Help

Strut Wanted to Run, So We Did…

Strut said he wanted to get some miles in and wanted to do a few curls, no countered, so that is what we did.  If the AOQ wants it, then the AOQ gets it.  The future AOQ in waiting enjoyed the workout as well.  Oh, Hanging Chad wasn’t there this morning.

Weather: Slightly humid

The Thang:

Mosey around and down the Spooky Trail (extra spooky this morning) and around to the Field of Dreams for COP.

SSH x 10 IC
LBAC x 10 IC forward
OH Claps x 10 IC
LBAC x 10 IC backerds
TTT x 10 IC

Grab the blocks and line up

Curls for the gurls x 10 IC, put block down, sprint to the other side and back.  Rinse and repeat for a total of four rounds.

Block deadlifts x 10 IC, put block down, sprint to the other side and back.  Rinse and repeat for a total of four rounds.

Put blocks up and back down the Spooky Trail to the top of Cemetery Hill, stop for a second to wait on the six, and then back off again to the bottom of Cemetery Hill.

Merkins x 10 OMC

Run to the bottom of the Tennis Court Hill

Merkins x 10 OMC

Run halfway up to Mac’s Triple Nickel Hill

Merkins x 10 OMC

Run to the Bus Loop

Merkins x 10 OMC

Run and say “Morning Hero’s!” to the BY Fantastic Four and on over to the outdoor gym.

20 Reverse Grip Pull-ups OYO

Run back to the flag for Mary

BBSU x 10 IC
Very Slow Mountain Climbers x 10 IC
GHD Sit-up x 10 OYO



6/20 – Cheech run-vergence, meet at Shawshank at 0500.
8/4 – Sweet Baby-O 5K at Saluda Shoals
8/25 – Stomp the Swamp 5K

Prayer Requests

Continued prayers for Dear Diary, Buttermaker’s friend from churches family, and Noah’s friend Jeremiah


This past Sunday the sermon at church was semi focused on Father’s Day, but more so focused on the family.  Take a listen if you’d like.  While listening to the sermon, I felt like I was getting worked over…body shot after body shot kept on landing.  There were things that I was not doing anymore, either from complacency or something else.

A couple months ago I came to the realization that when I was leaving for work in the morning, I was not taking the time to pray over my wife and 2.0’s before I left. I was just focused on getting out the door and to work.  I have since slowed down and taken the time, it is far more important than rushing out the door.

However, there was still more I needed to do.  I had become quick to speak, quick to become angry, and didn’t take the time to listen.  That is the opposite of what James 1:19 says to do.  I wasn’t taking the time to show my wife that I cherished her, the way that I should and needed to do.  Me and my wife discussed some of this, and we both realized that we were both lacking in multiple areas (life happens).

Normally, after a situation like this where a conversation creates some unrest, I shut down.  I don’t want to talk about it anymore, if I ignore it…then it will eventually go away (even though it never really does).  My wife had pointed this out to me, and called me out on it multiple times.  Multiple times I’ve declared that I would change.  Recently I finally did what a husband should do, I listened.  I hesitated for a moment, and then went upstairs to where she went.  I didn’t shut down, instead I engaged.  I shut the door and we talked, we had a solid and productive heart-to-heart talk.  We even strategized some and identified where some of the underlying issues started.

I feel like I’ve posted something like this multiple times before and maybe I have.  Does that mean I am not fixing the issues, did we not correctly identify the source of the problem before, or is it just life?  Maybe it is a mixture of all the above and more.  The point here is that through each trial that has come up, we have ended up closer and grown from it.  It isn’t a quick sprint to fix things, and marriage isn’t always easy.  However, you don’t give up.  I am thankful for the growth, even though it came through struggles.  I’m even more thankful that today I’m closer to my wife than I was when we became husband and wife almost ten years ago.  It’d be a shame if we hadn’t become closer in almost ten years of marriage.

Now going back to the sermon and taking haymakers from God, while absorbing all of these body shots I kept getting a reminder in my mind that even though I had work to do, I wasn’t alone and that all of my sins and faults were forgiven.  In 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 it goes through the many sins, but then it doesn’t leave it there…it tells us that we have been washed and sanctified by God.

So that is a mouthful, so the TL;DR version.  Keep growing, don’t give up, you’re forgiven.