• When: 2018-04-24
  • QIC: Juice & Chedda
  • The PAX: Whisper, Whino, Trickle, Swayzee, Swanson, Stay Puft, Squatter, Slumlord, Ranger (respect), Quisenberry, Postal, Ponzi, Pennyworth, Peachy, Paper Jam, Moist, Meter, Lumberg, Lego, Kukoc, Juice, Iron Mary, Hot 4 Teacher, Hoist, Hemmingway, Giggity, Dunphy, Dry Socket, Dirty Bird (respect), Cheers, Buzzsaw (respect), Bulldog, Brownout, Britta, Braniac, Boo Boo, Bar Crawl, Chedda

The Gauntlet (Day Seven) – The Grinder

mid 60s and wet (on the ground but thankfully not in the sky)

Day seven of the 2018 Gauntlet featured 38 PAX. Early morning thunderstorms threatened to cause us to cancel, but thankfully they blew through pretty quickly leaving us little more than some wet pavement to remember them by. The resulting 65 degrees felt cool and was the perfect wether for a little bit of Grinder action. A hearty group of hard-working men showed up looking ready to give it a go. Ambush’s AOQ, Juice, got us started by explaining the details of “The Grinder” (including a couple exercise demonstrations). Once we had our minds wrapped around the course, Paper Jam hit the tunes, and we were off.

STATION #1: Complete 21 TRICEP EXTENSIONS using the bricks provided
START/FINISH LINE: 1 BURPEE per lap completed
Rinse and Repeat for 45 minutes, increasing reps by 1 each lap.

This was my first time completing The Grinder. I like it a lot. (except for the Monkey Jumpers. Those suck!) I’ll most definitely be back!

* Wednesday is at Smokehouse – home of the Smokere – for Day Three of Week Two. Starts at 0500. Be there about five minutes early.
“Twitter Silence” from 6:30-8:00 is strongly encouraged – spend that time with family.
* April 28th – Brew Ruck
* May 4th – F3 dad’s night at Columbia Fireflies
* May 5th – 2nd Annual F3 3rd F 5K.
* May 19th – Mud Run

* Prince – 19 year old heading to Iraq
* Friend of Cheers – last days in his battle with cancer – pray for comfort
* Mentor of Cheers – passed away yesterday – prayer for his family
* Whisper’s aunt – last days in her battle with cancer – pray for comfort
* Dear Diary – cancer treatment
* Moist’s sister and family – baby girl still fighting – next big hurdle is breathing on her own
* Taurasi’s wife – knee injury
* Whiffle Ball – continued recovery from recent procedure
* John – lost leg to cancer

Juice shared the following devotion from Charles Stanley

Proverbs 15:32

“If you reject discipline, you only harm yourself; but if you listen to correction, you grow in understanding.”

It’s amazing how another person’s unloving attitude or critical words can pierce your heart. It hurts to be censured, and you may be tempted to retaliate against the offender. Though there will be times when criticism directed at you is untrue or misguided, God’s Word is clear–don’t allow anger or bitterness to take root (Hebrew 12:15). Do not respond negatively to the discipline. Rather, listen to the correction, and you’ll mature in your understanding of yourself and others.

This exercise may be uncomfortable, but seek God’s wisdom anyway. Pray, “Search me, O God, and know my heart. . . see if there be any hurtful way in me” (Psalm 139:23-24). He will reveal if there is anything true in what was said to you.

If there is, allow God to correct your behavior. If not, forgive your accuser and seek to understand him or her better. The Father can give you invaluable insight into the human heart through the experience if you’ll simply trust Him and set your heart to learn from Him.